Bookie’s Corner

With Michael Rock  First Choice Betting (Castlerea) This weekend is a big one in gaelic football. Firstly on Saturday night there is a double bill of league semi-final action in Croke Park. Roscommon are the slight outsiders against Cavan and the prices for that game are: Roscommon 6/4 Cavan 4/6, draw 7/1. In the other semi-final the prices are Monaghan 10/11 Meath 11/10, draw 7/1.   On Sunday the odds for Mayo v Donegal in the Division 1 final are: Donegal 5/6 Mayo 6/5. Draw 13/2.   This weekend the World Snooker Championship begins in Sheffield and the odds for an outright win are: 3/1 Ronnie O’Sullivan; 10/1 Shaun Murphy, Stephen Hendry, Ding Juhui; 12/1 Peter Ebdon, Graham Dott, John Higgins; 16/1 Neil Robinson; 20/1 Ken Doherty, Matthew Stevens. 25/1 Bar.   In horseracing the Punchestown Festival takes place over four days, starting on Tuesday and there are top class races each day. Check out our special bets each day of the meeting.   In soccer prices for an outright win in the FA Cup as follows: Man Utd. 10/11, Chelsea 5/6. This weekend in the Premiership the prices are Man Utd. (1/5) v Middlesboro (11/1). Draw 7/2. Chelsea (4/9) v Sheffield Utd. (6/1). Draw 3/1.  Bet of the week: Neil Robinson to win the World Snooker Championship at 16/1 which I think is a great price for a player in form.