The focus on Saturday switches to the intermediate football championship where Castlerea St. Kevin’s and Creggs will be vying for second place, and qualification for the knockout stages in Section A…
At Enfield: Castlerea St. Kevin’s v Creggs, 2.30 p.m.
Another opportunity for Castlerea to show that their revival is up and running following last weekend’s hard-earned victory against Shannon Gaels.
It wasn’t pretty, but going to Croghan and winning was the only currency of any value, so a 2-9 to 0-8 victory, thanks to goals from Jonathan Hester and Adam McDermott, ticked many boxes.
Now they must finish the job against a Creggs team that look good going forward but have been suspect defensively.
If McDermott is in top form, it spells bad news for Creggs.
HERALD VERDICT: Castlerea St. Kevin’s
At Dr. Hyde Park: Shannon Gaels v Fuerty, 2.30 p.m.
A chance for Fuerty manager Stephen Glennon to try out some fresh combinations in the knowledge that they will top the group, regardless of this result.
What we have learned is that his side can score goals, including five against Creggs last time out, and the wide open spaces of the Hyde should afford them the opportunity to add to that lucrative haul.
Shannon Gaels will be plucky opponents, as always, but they must use this contest to ensure that further psychological damage isn’t inflicted ahead of their upcoming neighbourly relegation play-off against Ballinameen or, possibly, Kilmore.
HERALD VERDICT: Fuerty