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# Crystal Ball Gazing
Poll: Who do you think will win today's Connacht and Munster senior club football finals?
Galway, Mayo, Kerry and Clare clubs have aspirations of glory.

THE FIRST PAIR of provincial senior club football titles in 2018 are up for grabs this afternoon.

In Castlebar it will be the meeting of Galway’s Corofin and Mayo’s Ballintubber in the Connacht decider while in Limerick there will be a showdown between Kerry’s Dr Crokes and Clare’s St Joseph’s Miltown-Malbay. 

The Connacht decider is a repeat of the 2014 meeting between the clubs which saw Corofin win out by nine points in Ballintubber’s solitary final appearance to date. 

Corofin are the dominant force out west, top of the roll of honour with eight crowns and aiming to clinch three-in-a-row today.

It’s a similar tale of experience clashing with novelty in Munster. This is fresh ground that St Joseph’s Miltown-Malbay are breaking, the Clare club contesting their maiden final.

In contrast Dr Crokes are old hands at this business. Today is their seventh Munster final this decade and they have collected four titles in that time frame. They start as the strong favourites.

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But what two clubs do you think will be celebrating today? Let us know.

Poll Results:

Corofin and Dr Crokes (2587)
Ballintubber and Dr Crokes (402)
Corofin and St Joseph's (246)
Ballintubber and St Joseph's (141)

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