Senior Reserve Football Leagues Preview

Friday 14th May (all games at 7.00pm)

By Geordie McGuckin

Division One

Casement’s Portglenone v O’Donovan Rossa

Casement’s having topped the table last year lost out to Cargin in the opening round this term and they will return to base for this one as Rossa visit O’Cahan Park looking to regain the positive.

Rossa lost out to the Johnnies in the first round and may find this another stern test.

St Mary’s Aghagallon v St Mary’s Ahoghill

Both the home side and their visitors lost their opening first round games and Aghagallon will look for better here as they play hosts to the Clooney men.

Home advantage may well count here with Aghagallon taken to open their 2021 account at the expense of Ahoghill.

St John’s v St Gall’s

Both St Johns and their close rivals St Gall’s had respective wins in their opening games and this may well prove a close affair as the Milltown men visit Corrigan.

The Johnnies gained their opening points at Rossa and may well continue on the positive back on their own sod.

St Brigid’s v Erin’s Own Cargin

Both sides opened their respective accounts in the opening round as a youthful Cargin side proved too strong for Portglenone whilst St Brigid’s gained the day at Hightown.

The South Belfast side will look to continue on the winning trail back on their own ground but the Toome men may well gain the day.

Gort na Mona v St Enda’s

St Enda’s failed to cope with their visitors last time as St Brigid’s gained the day up at Hightown and they will look for a better return this time as they visit Gort na Mona.

The Gorts sat out the opening round and they will look to open account at the first time of asking.

Division Two

St Paul’s v St Mary’s Rasharkin

St Paul’s returned from Glenavy with a share of the spoils last time and the Shaw’s road side will look to go a step further this time as Rasharkin visit.

The Dreen side endured defeat at the hands of the visiting Glenravel in the opening round and will be hoping for better in this one but a home win looks most likely.

St James Aldergrove v St Joseph’s Glenavy

A local derby in prospect as Aldergrove play hosts to their near neighbours, Glenavy.

A close one may well be in prospect but home advantage could tip the balance in favour of the Crumlin men. 

St Comgall’s Antrim v Tir na Nog Randalstown

Antrim based St Comgall’s play host to their near neighbours in this one as Randalstown based Tir na nOg take the short trip up to the excellent Dunsilly venue.

The home side will be hoping for improvement after a heavy loss at Moneyglass in round one but a win for the Whitehill men looks the most likely outcome.

Con Magees Glenravel v St Ergnat’s Moneyglass

Both sides impressed in their opening games as Moneyglass proved far too strong for the visiting St Comgall’s and Glenravel claimed a similar verdict over Rasharkin.

A close one is in prospect and a share of the spoils and a draw cannot be ruled out.

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