2024 TG4 All-Ireland Finals tickets

Jackie Cahill returns to Predict Winners

Well known journalist, Jackie Cahill, has returned this week to give his predictions for the outcomes of the TG4 Senior and Intermediate All Ireland Semi Finals. Although he has stumbled a little after a bright opening he did get back on track last weekend. Here are his predictions for the meeting of Tipperary and Fermanagh and the meeting of Kerry and Cork.


TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC semi-final

Fermanagh v Tipperary – Semple Stadium, Thurles – 2.15pm.

CAVAN await the winners of Saturday’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies intermediate football semi-final in the Croke Park decider on September 29.

And following a definite line of form, the smart money is Fermanagh to make it an all-Ulster decider.

Fermanagh are Ulster champions and while they stuttered past Roscommon last time out, there is scope for further improvement.

Cavan didn’t even reach the provincial decider but still managed to demolish Munster champions Waterford in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

That Waterford team Tipperary by a goal in the Munster final and so Fermanagh will start as warm favourites to reach a first intermediate decider since 2009.

Tipp, who beat Longford in the quarter-finals, beat Clare in the 2008 intermediate final and will look forward to home advantage at Semple Stadium against visitors Fermanagh.

Betting: Fermanagh 4/7 Draw 10/1 Tipperary 6/4

Verdict: Fermanagh


TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC semi-final

Cork v Kerry – Semple Stadium, Thurles – 4.00pm.

THE scene is set for a third championship meeting of the season between Cork and Kerry.

And so far, All-Ireland champions Cork have yet to record a victory against their neighbours.

Kerry won an opening round fixture in the Munster championship and then denied Cork a tenth successive provincial title with victory in the final.

But Cork are probably the last team that Kerry wanted to meet again in the championship – particularly after the Leesiders produced such a stunning fightback against Cork in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

The challenge now for Kerry is a psychological one and the big question is – can they beat Cork for a third time in a row?

Kerry showed some real fight themselves in their quarter-final victory over Mayo, coming with a run of three late points to clinch a narrow win.

But Cork won’t countenance another defeat to Kerry and with Juliet Murphy back pulling the strings at midfield, they looked primed for an All-Ireland final appearance against Monaghan on September 29, and a crack at the three-in-a-row.


Betting: Cork 1/3 Draw 10/1 Kerry 11/4


Verdict: Cork

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