Rhode (@1.53) vs Ferbane (@3.0)
13-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Rhode will win

Rhode – Ferbane Match Prediction | 13-10-2019 10:30

Tullamore too have been quite competitive at this level and their narrow win over Kilclonfert back in May gives them the whip hand, though their most recent performance was very discouraging. Ballyfore come into this game on the back of two defeats, but any kind of win here combined with a heavy defeat for Kilclonfert against Walsh Island would see the Edenderry parish club advance to the knockout stages. Ballyfore are still struggling to deal with the loss of Conor Evans, but if they can retain their belief and their focus, they have enough ability to sneak a tight game here.

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However, a quick look at some of the names available to Rhode - the McNamees, the Sullivans, the Darbys, Paschal Kelleghan, Roy Malone - and it"s hard to see a performance as poor as they put in against Shannonbridge being repeated. If both sides repeated their performance from last Sunday week, there would be every chance that Ferbane would get the four-point win that they need to guarantee their progression into the next round. Ferbane have rediscovered their pride and won"t concede an inch, but Rhode are still the class act in Offaly and should prove that once again on Sunday afternoon.

BREAKING NEWS

Rhode - K Garry; S Sullivan, E Rigney, J Kavanagh; B Darby,N Darby(0-1), J McPadden; C McNamee, A McNamee; C Heavey, R McNamee (0-3),P Sullivan; P McPadden, A Sullivan (1-4), N McNamee (0-9, 4f). Subs:D Garry(0-1) for C Heavey, D Kavanagh for C McNamee, G McNamee forS Sullivan,S Lowryfor A McNamee,M Rigney for P Sullivan.

Both these sides have been surprise packets in 2008 and neither team will want to lose momentum by doing anything other than competing at 100 per cent intensity. Conspiracy theorists will be watching this game keenly to see if the two sides engineer the mutually satisfactory draw that will send both clubs into the knockout stages, but realistically this will only be an issue if the scores are level with a few minutes to go.

On form so far this year the gap between the two clubs appears to have narrowed significantly, but logic still dictates that Shamrocks should have little difficulty in Geashill. Both these teams contested county finals in 2007, one at intermediate and one at senior. Shamrocks need a big margin win here as well as a decisive result in Tullamore in order to advance to the quarter-finals and the suspicion is that they"ll hold up their end of the deal. Edenderry have turned the corner after a grim spell this decade and are an up and coming team, but it would be understandable if a sense of dj-vu was settling into the club as they once again get drawn into a relegation battle. Shamrocks to win by at least six points is the most likely outcome.

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Doon aren"t firing on all cylinders by any means, but they scored 1-14 against Kilcormac/Killoughey last time out and Birr can only dream of scoring fifteen times in a single game. Doon to win by between two and three goals is the verdict. Birr can win this, but they"ll need to score at least two more goals than Doon do, possibly three. Doon warmed up for this match with a big league win over Daingean during which they scored four goals - scoring two or three more than that could prove difficult.

Rhode, who were without talisman Niall McNamee who announced his inter-county retirement during the week, led by 1-8 to 0-6 at half-time in Croghanthanks to a Conor McNamee penalty, but they could never relax against the county town outfit. In last night's final round of group matches, champions Rhode defeated Tullamore by 2-12 to 1-12, while Ferbane were 2-15 to 1-13 winners over Edenderry.

It all sounds fair enough until you break down the permutations. Without casting aspersions on any of the teams involved, it's possible for one team to lose all four of their round-robin games and still make it to a quarter-final by virtue of score difference over another winless rival in the same group.