Wednesday night’s Football Championship fixtures & previews

Northern Switchgear Senior Football Championship

Wed 24th August (all games at 7.00pm)

Group One

St Mary’s Ahoghill v Kickham’s Creggan

Having lost out to the visiting Portglenone last time out Creggan will be striving to get back to winning ways in this one as they take the road down to Cloney to face Cloney Gaels, their last game in the group stages with a hefty advantage.

The Kickham’s men have a two point lead and a hefty score difference over the St Mary’s men and look on their way to the last eight barring major accident.

Having started the present season in style with an opening round win over Casement’s, Ahoghill have struggled for results since, not helped by a lengthy injury list.

Ahoghill will most certainly give this a lash but although they are capable of gaining the points Gerard McNulty’s charges should gain passage.

Group Two

Lamh Dhearg v O’ Donovan Rossa

Having a place in the quarter finals already secured Lamh Dhearg will look to retain that winning habit in this one as they play hosts to Rossa.

The Hannahstown men have looked good this term and they will be striving to retain that unbeaten record as they anticipate a meeting up with Kevin Murray’s Aghagallon.

Rossa will travel with one foot in the quarter finals with a sizeable score difference over the Johnnies.

Sean Fleming’s men may struggle to gain a win but they are more than capable of giving their hosts a game and securing a quarter final berth against Cargin

Group Three

St Brigid’s v Erin’s Own Cargin

Having already qualified for the quarter-finals Cargin will travel to Musgrave Park in a positive mode to play St Brigid’s.

The Toome side are unbeaten thus far in the group stages and although the result of this one is irrelevant they will be hoping to retain that unbeaten record.

St Brigid’s have been a trifle disappointing to date and they be hoping to take a step forward in this one.

The South Belfast men are most certainly capable but they need to put their best foot forward if they are to get the better of Damien Cassidy’s men.

St James Aldergrove v St Mary’s Aghagallon

Having already gained a place in the quarter final where they will meet last year’s beaten finalists Lamh Dhearg at the week-end, Aghagallon will travel to Crumlin in a good frame of mind.

They did lose out to the visiting Cargin in their previous outing but pushed the reigning champions all the way.

St. James’ have struggled for results this term and the reigning Intermediate champions will be seeking better in this their last outing.

Group Four

St Enda’s Glengormley v St Gall’s

St. Enda’s top group 4 with four points from two starts and raised a few eyebrows when they travelled to Milltown and beat St. Gall’s in the corresponding fixture and they will be hoping to keep their winning run going while St. Gall’s will travel looking to revenge that defeat and this one could go either way.

Fixtures

Friday 26th August

Senior Football Cup

Group One

Casement’s Portglenone v Gort na Mona

Lamh Dhearg v St Enda’s Glengormley

St Mary’s Aghagallon v St Gall’s

Group Two

O’ Donovan Rossa v St Mary’s Ahoghill

Kickham’s Creggan v Erin’s Own Cargin

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