Its Minor Football Championship time tonight with a number of interesting contests down for decision and with the competition at the quarter-final stage we are going to take a look at tonight’s games and the possible outcomes.
Minor A Football Championship
Naomh Gall v Con Magee’s Glenravel
Con Magee’s had a big win last time out against Kickham’s Creggan but as they take the road again up to Milltown they face a difficult task when they take on St. Gall’s. The city side have recorded some indifferent league results but their performance to date in the championship has been spot on. Last time out they defeated a fancied All Saints after extra time and they will start tonight’s game as firm favourites but Glenravel will not bow without a fight.
Prediction: St. Gall’s
St. Brigid’s v St. James’ Aldergrove
St. Brigid’s have recorded some impressive league results to date and last time out they had too much firepower for St. Paul’s in the championship. St. James received a bye in the last round but have only won four of their 11 league games and will have to find something special if they are to get anything out of this one.
Prediction: St. Brigid’s
Tir na nOg vg St. Mary’s Aghagallon
League leaders, St. Mary’s Aghagallon travel down to Whitehill where they take on Tir na nOg and they may not get it all their own against the beaten Laverty Cup finalists, who pushed All Saints all the way in that one.
Tir na nOg’s league form has been descent, winning six of their ten starts and like Aldergrove, they were given a bye in the last round of the championship. St. Mary’s recorded a big win over Erin’s Own in their opening round game and, while they won’t get it all their own way in this one, they should advance to the semi-final.
Cuchullain’s Dunloy V Lamh Dhearg
Both sides received byes in the opening round but Dunloy’s league form has been much better than the lads from Hannastown and they recorded a facile 6-22 to 0-1 win over Lamh Dhearg in Dunloy back in April. Lamh Dhearg may put up a sterner fight this time but with Seaan Elliott returning to the Cuchullain’s ranks after a lengthy injury absence it’s hard to see anything other than a Dunloy win.
Minor B Football Championship
Rossa v Glenavy
Rossa didn’t field a side in the minor league but they raised a few eyebrows when scoring seven goals in their championship opening win over St. Enda’s at Hightown. St. Joseph’s Glenavy have been going fairly well in the league and currently sit in third place behind Sarsfield’s and St. Ergnat’s Moneyglass. Indeed they defeated Moneyglass in a thriller last time out at Marrion Hill, the game finishing 2-13 to 2-12 in favour of the Chapel Hill side.
Rossa are favoured this time by a home draw but St. Joseph’s will travel with some confidence following that win over St. Ergnat’s and may just shade it with extra time a possibility.
Patrick Sarsfield’s v Clan na Gael
Sarsfield’s are leading the charge at the top of division 2 of the B Football League with 15 points from 8 starts and look set to claim that title while Clan na Gael have only 2 wins in the league to date. Both sides received byes last time out but anything other than a Sarsfield’s victory would be regarded as a major upset.