All County Football Fixtures (Sunday 4th Oct)
A return to the All County football scene on Sunday with the opening round of a league competition to involve a mixture of first division and second division sides.
Twelve clubs have signalled interest in the end of season competition which has been sponsored by Belfast based Homefit.
The competition which is to get under way on Sunday 4th October is divided into two sections and will continue on a ‘round robin’ basis and at completion the top two in each division will compete in semi-finals with the final scheduled for Sunday 15th November.
Division Three will continue on a single round basis.
The teams involved are;
All Saint’s Ballymena
Tir na Nog Randalstown
St Enda’s Glengormley
St James Aldergrove
St Mary’s Aghagallon
St Brigid’s Belfast
St Joseph’s Glenavy
Sunday 4th Oct
All Saint’s Ballymena v Tir na Nog Randalstown
This one features two sides from division 2 and will most likely be keenly contested but favoured by home advantage All Saint’s may well gain the verdict at the expense of the Randalstown men.
St James Aldergrove v St Enda’s Glengormley
Aldergrove have disappointed in competition to date this term and although Paddy Nugent’s men are capable of better St Enda’s may well gain the day.
Cuchullian’s Dunloy v Portglenone
Dunloy caught the eye in this year’s Intermediate championship before losing out to Moneyglass in the final but this is possibly a step beyond for the Cuchullian’s as Senior championship semi-finalists Casement’s visit.
St Brigid’s v St Paul’s
Having participated in a division above their visitors in league fare this term St Brigid’s will start this one as firm favourites as they welcome St Paul’s to Musgrave Park and a home win looks in prospect.
St Joseph’s Glenavy v St Mary’s Aghagallon
This one features near neighbours as Aghagallon pay a visit to Glenavy with the visitors looking to overturn a recent O’Cahan Cup defeat against the Chapel Hill side.
Wed 7th Oct
Patrick Sarsfield’s v Kickham’s Ardoyne
Ardoyne having gained the Junior title on their last outing will take the short journey over to the Bear Pit and a meeting up with the Paddies and they may well keep on the winning trail.
Sunday 4th Oct
Division Three (2.00pm)
St Malachy’s v St Agnes
The Mal’s have had a fair season and with home advantage the men from the Markets may gain the verdict at the expense of the visiting Aggies.
Patrick Pearses v Cardinal O’ Donnell’s
North Belfast based Pearses are capable and they may well gain another positive return in this one as they play hosts to McCrory Park residents O’ Donnell’s.
St Patrick’s Lisburn v Eire Og
The St Patrick’s men had a fair season to date and they will start this one as firm favourites against visitors Eire Og.
Laochra Loch Lao v St Mary’s Rasharkin
Rasharkin will travel to the City with positive expectations and the Dreen men may well return to the South West with the points secured over the city dwellers.