O’Rourke Cup St. Barrys v St. Aidans (Friday): St. Barrys were unlucky to have drawn St. Brigids first day out and they should do much better in this game. I saw Aidans lose to Roscommon Gaels in their first game and they will have to improve. They should just have enough firepower to win at home but it will be close. Strokestown v Padraig Pearses (Saturday): Close call here between two sides that will be aiming to do well this summer. Strokestown get the hesitant nod to take the two points but a lot will depend on how strong each team is for the game. Castlerea v Elphin: Castlerea are going well for the past number of years and if they have their county contingent they should be good enough to beat a youthful Elphin. St. Brigids v Roscommon Gaels: Game of the day for sure. I predicted that the Gaels would lose to St. Aidans last day out and they won very easily so they will be delighted to hear that I am predicting another defeat here. Brigids beat Barrys easily the last day but they will not have it all their own way here. However they are fit and strong after their All-Ireland heroics and they should prevail. Kilmore v St. Faithleachs: Kilmore are trying to re-establish themselves as a senior side and this will be a great test for them. I fancy Faithleachs to win it narrowly. St. Dominics v Kilbride: I was surprised that Kilbride were beaten last day out and without Seamie O’Neill they are a good bit weaker. This could be a very close call and Dominics could win it if the are close to full strength. O’Gara Cup Ballinameen v St. Croans: Tight game in prospect — maybe Croans by a whisker. Shannon Gaels v Michael Glaveys: Game of the weekend in this Division. Shannon Gaels to make home advantage count. Eire Og v St. Michaels: Another tight call. Eire Og at home the safer bet. Creggs v Clan na nGael: Creggs put up a big score the last day but this is Clan’s first team and they should take the two points. Western Gaels v Castlerea: Western Gaels should have too much firepower here. Tulsk v Castlerea: Tulsk are making progress under Tommy Kenoy and they shoud win it against Clan na nGael’s second string. Strokestown v St. Ronans: Ronans ran Clan na nGael to a couple of points and that form suggests two points will be on their way to Ballyfarnon after this game.