Fixtures and Previews (Sunday 30th May)

Another full round of fixtures are scheduled for Sunday with games in all three division.

Antrim are scheduled to meet Leitrim in their third round National League game and this dictates an early start to league proceedings with a 1.30 pm start time.

Division One (1.30pm)

St Mary’s Aghagallon v St Brigid’s

St Brigid’s have commenced their 2021 campaign on the positive and following an opening round success at Portglenone they followed with an impressive ten point win over St Gall’s last time.

The South Belfast side are on the road again and will visit Aghagallon in search of another couple of points.

Aghagallon started the season with a victory over the visiting St Enda’s but failed to follow suit last time when they travelled to Gort na Mona and although the St Mary’s side are back on home soil again in round three they may struggle to cope with their inform visitors.

Gort na Mona v St Enda’s Glengormley

Gort na Mona opened their account last time with a good win over the visiting Aghagallon and they look for the addition of another couple of points here as they play hosts to St Enda’s.

Former Saffron great Niall Ward is at the helm and the West Belfast men have shown good form to date.

St Enda’s remain in search of their opening win this term having endured back to back defeats against Aghagallon and Lamh Dhearg but the home side will start as favourites and they may well gain the day.

St Gall’s v St John’s

An all city affair in this one as St Gall’s play hosts to St. John’s and the home side opened their account with a first round win over Gort na Mona but they failed to follow suit next time losing out to St Brigid’s.

The Johnnies remain without a point as yet after two outings and they will travel over to the Lower Falls seeking a better return.

Paddy Nugent’s charges are going into action without a few county players and they may well struggle to take the points here.

Casement’s Portglenone v Kickham’s Creggan

An all South West encounter as Creggan visit Portglenone and this one may well take top billing in what looks the ‘match of the day’.

Casements had a great result last time when they visited Corrigan and came away with both points after losing narrowly to St Brigid’s in round one and they will look to continue in the same mode.

Creggan have started the season on the positive, having secured back to back wins and they will travel to O’ Cahan Park in confidence.

Little may separate them at conclusion with ground advantage possibly tipping the balance in favour of the Portglenone men.

O’ Donovan Rossa v Erin’s Own Cargin

Cargin have started the season well with back to back wins over Lamh Dhearg and Ahoghill and will hope to continue that good form as they visit Shaw’s Road to meet Rossa.

Damien Cassidy’s charges do seem to be coping well without the services of their county players and will travel in search of another win.

Rossa also remain unbeaten to date in the 2021 season after a draw at Creggan last time which suggests they are going well at present.

The city men will look forward to this visit of their country cousins and a close one looks on the cards with the Toome men just given a tentative vote.

St Mary’s Ahoghill v Lamh Dhearg

Ahoghill have struggled this term and the Cloney men have endured back to back defeats to date.

They did hint at improvement last time out however and will hope to continue with the visit of Lamh Dhearg.

Lamh Dhearg got their first win of the season last time when they gained a narrow verdict at Hightown.

The Hannahstown men won 0-06 to 0-05 but this looks harder and a home win and  the acquisition of a couple of points for the home side looks possible.

Division Two (1.30pm)

St Joseph’s Glenavy v St Ergnat’s Moneyglass

An all South West affair in this one as Glenavy welcome the visit of the reigning county Intermediate champions to Chapel Hill.

The St Joseph’s opened this year’s campaign with a first round win over Ardoyne but were beaten on day two by neighbours Aldergrove.

Moneyglass have started the season well with wins over Sarsfield’s and were forced to travel to Dunloy on day two when their own pitch was deemed unplayable where they recorded another good win. The Marian Hill residents do seem to have hit the sod running in 2021 and although they may well face a test on the Chapel Hill arena they may well retain the winning habit.

St James Aldergrove v Kickham’s Ardoyne

Aldergrove are under new management and have impressed in their outings to date.

The Crumlin men opened with a win over the visiting Davitt’s before proving too strong for their close rivals and near neighbours Glenavy last time out.

Ardoyne got their first win last time with a home win over Davitt’s but this looks a sterner test for the North Belfast men with a home win looking the likely outcome.

Cuchullian’s Dunloy v St Teresa’s

Dunloy with a number of county players within their ranks have found the going tough to date and have lost both of their opening games.

They will enjoy ground advantage this time and will hope to open account with the visit of St Teresa’s.

St Teresa’s recorded a good win last time at the expense of the visiting Sarsfields with a 1-15 to 1-12 advantage and they will travel with confidence but an opening win for the Cuchullian’s may prove possible.

Patrick Sarsfield’s v Tir na nOg Randalstown

The Paddies remain without a win to date and they will look for better this time as they play hosts to Tir na nOg at the  Bear Pit.

Tir na nOg have started the season well and followed a win over Ballymena with a hard earned win over St Paul’s and they will travel with every expectation at making it three in a row.

St Paul’s v Con Magees Glenravel

This looks another close one as St Paul’s play hosts to Glenravel. The city men got off to a flyer with an opening round win over St Teresa’s before going down by the minimum at Whitehill last time.

Glenravel had a good start to this year’s campaign with victory over Davitt’s but lost last time against the visiting All Saint’s and they may well struggle to cope with their hosts in this one.

All Saints v Davitt’s

All Saints lost heavily in their opening game to Tir na nOg Randalstown but travelled to Fr. Maginn Park on day two and pipped Glenravel in a game that could have gone either way. |Davitt’s have lost both of their opening games but will travel to Quinn Park in hope of getting some points on the board but home advantage should swing it in favour of the home side.

Division Three (1.30pm)

Cardinal O’ Donnell’s v Eire Og

O’ Donnell’s have really hit the ground running this term and they may well continue on the winning trail as Eire Og visit tMc Crory Park.

St Mary’s Rasharkin v Laochra Loch Lao

St Mary’s Rasharkin remain undefeated thus far with back to back wins over St Malachy’s and Mc Quillan’s and the Dreen men should record their third win from the visit of Laochra Loch Lao.

St Patrick’s Lisburn v St Comgall’s Antrim

This looks a close one as former junior champions Lisburn play hosts to last year’s beaten finalists St Comgall’s and this one could go either way.

St Malachy’s v McQuillan’s Ballycastle

Both sides are without a win to date as the Mal’s play hosts to Mc Quillan’s with the Market’s men, favoured by home advantage given the vote.

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