Mid-Week Football Championship Fixtures (Wed 12th August)

It’s back to the football championship on Wednesday with a full list of fixtures in all grades

GYMCO Junior Football Championship (7.30pm)

Group One

Laochra Loch Lao (bye)

Patrick Pearses v St Agnes

Pearses remain unbeaten with a couple of wins to date and they will hope to keep such intact after this one as they play hosts to St Agnes.

The Aggies got off the mark last time with victory over the visiting Laochra Loch Lao but they may well have to settle for second best this time.

McQuillan’s Ballycastle v St Malachy’s

The points at stake in this one will be closely contested as Ballycastle play hosts to St Malachy’s with both matched on a couple of points apiece.

The Mal’s were six points in arrears of the visiting Pearses last time and they may well find this as an easier assignment.

Group Two

John Mitchell’s (bye)

St Comgall’s Antrim v Eire Og

St Comgall’s had to settle for second best last time when the lost out to Ardoyne and they will look for better this time as they return to Dunsilly and welcome Eire Og.

Eire Og gained a massive win over Mitchells last time out to get a couple of points on the board but this looks tougher and a win for Adrian Dougan’s men looks probable.

Cardinal O’ Donnell’s v Kickham’s Ardoyne

Ross Carr’s Ardoyne are the choice of a majority of the pundits to go all the way in this competition and the North Belfast men have looked the part to date and remain unbeaten.

O’Donnell’s gained the verdict first time out with a win over Mitchell’s but they will do well to gain anything from this assignment.

Larkin Cassidy Solicitors Intermediate Football Championship (7.30pm)

Group One

Cuchullian’s Dunloy v Con Magees Glenravel

This all South West meeting promises a good game in prospect as Dunloy play hosts to Glenravel.

The home side lost out to Moneyglass last time out and back on their own sod they will look to regain the winning habit.

Glenravel have been on the up and up for the past couple of seasons and they have yet to taste defeat in championship this term with three positive returns from their games to date.

The Glensmen will travel in confidence and may well give their hosts plenty to think about and a share of the spoils is possible.

Patrick Sarsfield’s v St Joseph’s Glenavy

Glenavy have failed to gain a point from their three games to date and following a recent defeat at Chapel Hill to the visiting Davitt’s they will seek improvement on the road as they visit Sarsfield’s.

Sarsfield’s have fared no better than their visitors on the 2020 championship trail and also await their first points of the campaign.

 The Paddies will hope for better when they return to their own fortress at the Bear Pit and they may just sneak the verdict.

Michael Davitt’s v St Ergnat’s Moneyglass

Moneyglass remain unbeaten to date and will hope to retain their winning run when they travel to Davitt’s. The home side have shown improvement recently and will be no pushover on their new pitch but Moneyglass should prevail.

Group Two

St Paul’s v St Mary’s Rasharkin

St Paul’s have made a positive start to the season and the Shaw’s road side remain unbeaten after three games and will hope to keep on the winning trail as Rasharkin visit.

Rasharkin did open account last time when the proved winners over the visiting St Patricks and they will take the road to Belfast with confidence aided.

St Paul’s will start this one as firm favourites and they may well retain the winning habit.

St Patrick’s Lisburn v All Saint’s Ballymena

All Saints have started the season well and remain unbeaten in their games to date as they top the table.

They recorded a good win last time with an impressive 3-14 to 2-08 victory over St Teresa’s and will take the road to Lisburn in a confident mode.

St Patrick’s remain without a win to date in the competition and they will look for a better showing this time as they return to home base but an away win does look the more likely scenario.

St Teresa’s v Tir na nOg

Having suffered relegation from the top division last term St Teresa’s started with a win in the opening round but that home win over the visiting Rasharkin has proved their singular success to date.

They will be hoping for better this time as they welcome the Randalstown men to Glen Road.

Tir na nOg have just one win this term with victory over St Patricks at Whitehill and look somewhat out of sorts in their campaign to date and a win for St Teresa’s is probable.

Northern Switchgear Senior Football Championship (7.30pm)

Group One

Casement’s Portglenone v St Mary’s Ahoghill

This one may well prove the ‘Match of the Day’ as these close neighbours and keen rivals meet for the second time. Ahoghill won the corresponding home fixture and a win here would ensure them a place in the playoffs but Casements will know that only a win will keep their fading qualification hopes alive and this one could go either way.

Group Two

St John’s v Lamh Dhearg

Having gained the verdict in round one with a home win over the Johnnies, last year’s beaten finalists travel to Corrigan Park hoping for another win.

The Hannahstown men returned a 1-11 to 0-11 verdict in that one and will look for similar on the Whiterock road.

St John’s were held to a draw at Rossa in round two and they really require a full return of the points in this one to keep their qualification hopes alive and they may just shade it.

Group Three

Erin’s Own Cargin v St James Aldergrove

With three wins from three to date Cargin are on the way to the quarter finals as they play hosts to Aldergrove in round four.

The Toome men have researched their bench in their progress to date and Damien Cassidy’s may well have cause to look at strength in depth again.

Aldergrove have failed to gain a point as yet in the competition and although Paddy Nugent’s charges will lack for nothing in effort anything other than a home win looks difficult to envisage.

St Brigid’s v St Mary’s Aghagallon

A close one looks in prospect here as Aghagallon visit St Brigid’s and the outcome of this Musgrave Park meeting may well have bearing on the Senior championship quarter finals.

St Mary’s gained the verdict when these side met in round one with a late goal from Ruairi McCann aiding them over the line at 1-13 to 0-12 and they will travel to the city seeking similar return.

St Brigid’s know that anything other than a win will most likely cause exit from the 2020 senior championship but after running Cargin close last time out they will fancy their chances.

Group Four

Gort na Mona v St Enda’s

St Enda’s will travel to Gort na Mona in this one safe in the knowledge that a win will ensure a place in the quarter finals.

The Hightown side came from off the pace to claim a win over St Gall’s last time and barring major accident they should carry onwards on the winning trail.

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