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The latest predictions for this weekend's Championship matches, from our GAA Stars and your fellow football fans.

2014 Predictions Week 9

From our GAA Stars to football fans all over Ireland, this week's Win, Lose or Draw predictions are starting to take shape.

With Sunday's Connacht Final plus six qualifying games across Rounds 2B and 3A all set to be played, it's another full week of Championship action for your consideration.

Whether you've set up a private league or playing against our GAA Stars, these qualifying rounds are great to make up ground on your league leaders. With Colm Cooper and Jason Sherlock both going against Karl Lacey's prediction of a Tipperary win, this weekends games are certain to have an impact on the GAA Stars leaderboard.

Mayo v Galway

MacHale Park in Castlebar is the venue for the second provincial final of the summer, as Galway and Mayo face off for the J.J. Nestor Cup for the first time since 2009. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Mayo

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Karl Lacey

Mayo

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Donie Shine

Mayo

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Jason Sherlock

Mayo

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Mayo to win: 89%
Draw: 2%
Galway to win: 9%

Cavan v Roscommon

The weekend's first Round 2B Qualifier sees recent Division 3 rivals Cavan and Roscommon pitted against each other once again for the first time since their league final. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Roscommon

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Karl Lacey

Roscommon

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Donie Shine

Roscommon

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Jason Sherlock

Cavan

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Cavan to win: 54%
Draw: 4%
Roscommon to win: 42%

Down v Kildare

Newry's Páirc Esler is the venue for this Round 2B Qualifier, which will be an Ulster-Leinster clash between Down and Kildare. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Down

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Karl Lacey

Down

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Donie Shine

Down

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Jason Sherlock

Down

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Down to win: 46%
Draw: 4%
Kildare to win: 49%

Carlow v Clare

For this Round 2B tie, The Banner are heading east to Dr Cullen Park to take on their recent league rivals Carlow. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Clare

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Karl Lacey

Clare

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Donie Shine

Clare

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Jason Sherlock

Clare

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Carlow to win: 23%
Draw: 5%
Clare to win: 72%

Tyrone v Armagh

The final Round 2B Qualifier is an all-Ulster affair between Tyrone and Armagh, in Omagh's Healy Park. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Tyrone

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Karl Lacey

Tyrone

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Donie Shine

Tyrone

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Jason Sherlock

Tyrone

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Tyrone to win: 90%
Draw: 3%
Armagh to win: 7%

 

Sligo v Limerick

The first of this weekend's Round 3A Qualifiers sees Sligo and Limerick go head-to-head at Markievicz Park for a place in the next round. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Sligo

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Karl Lacey

Sligo

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Donie Shine

Sligo

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Jason Sherlock

Sligo

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Sligo to win: 65%
Draw: 3%
Limerick to win: 32%

Laois v Tipperary

The second Round 3A tie is a clash between neighbouring counties Laois and Tipperary, set to take place in Portlaoise. Our GAA Stars are calling it like this:

Colm Cooper

Laois

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Karl Lacey

Tipperary

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Donie Shine

Tipperary

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Jason Sherlock

Laois

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And here's how fans like you have been predicting it:

Laois to win: 66%
Draw: 3%
Tipperary  to win: 31%

That's the way the mood is going for this weekend's games - now it's time to make your predictions for the chance to win two All-Ireland Final tickets. 

And, if you make a prediction for this weekend's matches, you'll also be entered into a draw to WIN an Alcatel PiXI 7 tablet.