St. Brigids are odds-on for title now

It’s another very busy weekend of sport and there are several big sporting events locally, nationally and internationally.   In the local football championships the following are the latest odds: Roscommon SFC (to win outright) 8/11 St. Brigids, 9/2 St. Faithleachs, 5/1 Padraig Pearses, 6/1 Roscommon Gaels.   Weekend games – SFC: Padraig Pearses 11/10 v St. Faithleachs 5/6; Draw 13/2. St. Brigids 4/9 v Roscommon Gaels 2/1; Draw 8/1. Kilbride 11/10 v Western Gaels 4/5; Draw 6/1.   IFC – St. Dominics 4/5 v St. Ronans 11/10; Draw 13/2. Castlerea St. Kevins 1/1 v Eire Og 1/1; Draw 13/2. Ballinameen 5/6 v Shannon Gaels 11/10;  Draw 6/1. Boyle 2/7 v Fuerty 3/1; Draw 10/1.   This weekend the 2007 Rugby World Cup begins in France and the odds for an outright win are as follows: New Zealand ½, South Africa 6/1, France 13/2, Australia 10/1, Ireland 20/1, England 25/1, 33/1 bar.   This weekend one of the biggest flat races of the year, The Irish Champion Stakes, takes place at The Curragh. Odds as follows: 8/11 Dylan Thomas (Aidan O’Brien/Kieran Fallon); 9/2 Red Rocks; 5/1 Duke of Marmalade; 8/1 Finsceal Beo Maraheel; 33/1 bar.   In soccer The Republic of Ireland face two important away Euro 2008 qualifiers over the next few days. Prices as follows: Slovakia 6/4 v Ireland 7/4; Draw 11/5. Czech Republic 4/9 v Ireland 5/1;  Draw 5/2. Bet of the week: In the Rugby World Cup France playing at home look a very attractive bet to land the trophy at 13/2 and they could do it if they can get a few good wins under their belts.