This Weeks South West Fixtures

A busy week ahead in the South West division with the opening round of the Mc Cormick cup scheduled as well as the concluding round of the quarter final stages of the O’ Cahan cup.

The floodlights available at Allen park in Antrim as well as the illuminations at O’ Cahan park in Portglenone will be used for a couple of those games.

The Feile competition also continues as well on Sunday with both the Cup and Shield progressing.


Mc Cormick Cup (round one)

Wed 14th March (Allen Park) at 8.00pm

St Comgall’s v Tir na Nog

Antrim based St Comgall’s will field at full strength in this one and although the nature of what is a ‘derby’ affair may ensure this one is keenly contested the home side should prevail.


O’ Cahan Cup (Qtr Final)

Tir na Nog v Casement’s (Portglenone) Friday at 7.30 pm

Although this quarter final round of the O’ Cahan cup was supposed to be in the Whitehill venue the Randalstown men have decided to concede ground advantage and proceed to the O’ Cahan park venue.

Casement’s did look good in the opening round win gained over Glenavy and they may well prove a tad too strong for the Tir na Nog men although Damien Hagan’s charges did look in good nick in their opening round win over All Saint’s.

The eventual winners will cross swords with Cargin in the semi-final.


Mc Cormick Cup (first round) all games at 2.30

St Ergnat’s Moneyglass v Casement’s Portglenone

Moneyglass will enjoy ground advantage in this first round affair but they may well find the going tough as they play hosts to the Portglenone men who reside a grade above.


Kickham’s Creggan v Con Magee’s Glenravel

Creggan’s second string are usually strong in competition and they will start as firm favourites in this one as Glenravel pay a visit.

The Glensmen are seeking the upward trail but they may find this one a tough ask.


All Saint’s v St Mary’s Ahoghill

All Saint’s proved strong in the reserve department last term and they will start as favourites in this one as the men from Ahoghill pay a visit.

The Clooney men may well provide a test but a home win does look more than likely.


St Enda’s v St Joseph’s Glenavy

Glengormley based St End’s do have a strong panel at disposal and they will start this one as favourites as Glenavy pay a visit to the Hightown base.

Both St Enda’s and their guests are preparing for life in the top grade this term and in testing the strength of their squads.


St Mary’s Aghagallon v St Mary’s Rasharkin

Aghagallon do have a strong panel available and such is certainly underlined by the fact that they do have a good number who will be on duty for St Ronan’s in the Mc Crory cup final in the next day.

Rasharkin are striving to retain but are always competitive and they will travel on the positive.


Cuchullian’s Dunloy v St Patrick’s Lisburn

Dunloy are blessed with a strong youthful panel and fully supplemented by the 2016 minor champions and they are on the upward.

The home side will start this one as favourites but Lisburn have hinted at improvement of late and they will give their hosts a game.


Erin’s Own Cargin v St James Aldergrove

Cargin took the county reserve title last term and the Toome men will entertain the Aldergrove men seeking to make progress on the Mc Cormick trail.

The Crumlin men are not to be underestimated but home advantage may well aid Cargin to victory.


Sunday 18th March at 12 noon


Kelly’s Dunloy Mace Feile (Cup)

Tir na Nog Randalstown v St Ergnat’s Moneyglass

Erin’s Own Cargin v St James Aldergrove

Heffron’s Randalstown Feile (Shield)

St Mary’s Rasharkin v Con Magee’s Glenravel

Cuchullian’s Dunloy v Casement’s Portglenone






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