Your Sure-Fire, Can't Miss GAA Accumulator Of The Week

Your Sure-Fire, Can't Miss GAA Accumulator Of The Week
Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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During the early stages of last year's championship, we referred to this post as "Your Sure-fire Can't Miss GAA Accumulator of the Week."

We persisted with this until we received a call from a government official citing the Trades Descriptions Act.

But this is the Donald Trump era. We're in a new era of (non-existent) regulation so we can call this post whatever we damn well like.

On the eve of the commencement of the 2017 Allianz National Football League, we dust off the accumulator of the week and once again offer our readers and listeners the chance to win some easy money.

Don't look this gift horse in the mouth.

Listen from the 59th minute.

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Based on a mixture of our perusal of the betting odds and the conversation on the podcast yesterday, we present to you the accumulator of the week.


We've thrown in a couple of what we believe are dead certs. A couple more are of the high-risk, high reward variety.

  • Fermanagh to beat Down in Newry    6/5
  • Tipperary to beat Antrim in Clonmel 1/6
  • Tyrone to beat Roscommon in Omagh 1/7
  • Sligo to beat Armagh in Markiewicz 6/4

Overall odds - 6/1


Optional - for the daredevils among you

  • Dublin to beat Cavan by 1-3 points   11/4 (odds have shortened so less incentive for this one)
  • Galway   H-T/F-T winners against Cork  11/5

Overall odds - 10/1

Of those accumulator picks, we believe that plumping for Tipp and Tyrone wins require no justification here.


Fermanagh are slight underdogs heading to Newry but Down's form was miserable throughout 2016.

They established themselves as one of the worst teams ever to compete in Division 1. In the summer, they were massacred by Monaghan and then were pipped at home by Longford in the 1st round of the qualifiers.

Successive relegations are very far from unusual (see Westmeath) and Down's performance last year spoke of a team who would struggle in the second tier.


Fermanagh, on the other end, have looked impressive under Pete McGrath. After a strong 2015, they endured rotten luck last summer. An outside tip for promotion.

And Sligo. They're 6/4 with home advantage against a team who are in transition and have a permanently under-pressure manager. Sligo's defensive frailties have been painfully obvious in their last two Connacht championship exits but that is a bet worth taking on.

Read more: Mischief-Makers: A Tribute To The Finest Rogues In The GAA

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