Football League Previews 2nd June

Wed 2nd June

A full list of fixtures with games scheduled in all of the divisions for Wednesday evening.

Games continues without the participation of county panellists but never the less, to date have produced some excellent, close and competitive contests and that trend is sure to continue tomorrow night

Division One (all games at 7.30pm)

St Brigid’s v Gort na Mona

St Brigid’s suffered their first defeat of the campaign at Aghagallon on Sunday and will be hoping for a win from the visit of Gort na Mona.

Gort na Mona gained their second win of the campaign when they proved a point superior to St Enda’s on Sunday and they will travel across the city in search of more.

St Brigid’s will start as favourites however and they may well claim the points.

Lamh Dhearg v O Donavan Rossa

Rossa had a good win over Cargin last time when a couple of late Colin Fleming points saw them tyake the points against last year’s champions.

Hugh Mc Gettigan’s make the short journey up to Hannahstown to meet with Lamh Dhearg. The Lamh’s struggled to make impact in their opening game where they lost heavily to Cargin but have gained momentum with wins over St. Enda’s and last week against St. Mary’s Ahoghill. This does look a close affair but the in-form Rossa may well continue on the winning trail.

Erin’s Own Cargin v Casement’s Portglenone

Cargin lost their early unbeaten run when they failed to cope with a strong finishing Rossa at Shaw’s road on Sunday last.

The Toome men return to their shore road base for this one as they play hosts to Casements.

Casement’s played out a draw with the visiting Creggan following a good win over St. John’s the previous Wednesday night and will hope to continue that good form when they travel to Toome. Both these South West rivals will field without their respective county players and this may well be a close one with ground advantage possibly tipping the balance in favour of Damien Cassidy’s men. 

Kickham’s Creggan v St Gall’s

St Gall’s have struggled this season and Padraig O Muiri’s side, with just one win to date will look for improvement as they visit Creggan.

Kickham’s remain unbeaten to date but have recorded a couple of draws as they shared the points down at Portglenone last time and will hope to go one better this time.

Creggan will start as favourites and although the Milltown men are more than capable of causing upset, a home win does look probable.

St John’s v St Mary’s Aghagallon

The Johnnies have struggled in their opening games but Sunday’s win at Milltown suggests they are gaining in momentum.

Paddy Nugent’s men gained a 1-11 to 0-10 victory over St.Gall’s and will look forward to the visit of the inform Aghagallon.

Aghagallon brought an end to the unbeaten run of St Brigid’s on Sunday last and they will travel up to Corrigan in confident mood.

This may well prove a close affair with a tentative vote going the way of the Johnnies.

St Enda’s v St Mary’s Ahoghill

St Mary’s Ahoghill and St. Enda’s have both struggled to date with both lolsing their first three game so something has to give here. The Cloney side lost to Lamh Dhearg last time out and they will travel up to Glengormley and a meeting up with St Enda’s seeking better return.

St Enda’s are in a similar situation as their South West visitors having

lost out Gort na Mona last time and will look for better as they return to home base. This looks a close one which could go either way and a share of the points and a draw looks possible.

Division Two

St Ergnat’s Moneyglass v St James Aldergrove

This looks the game of the evening as the unbeaten Aldergrove pay a visit to the similarly undefeated Moneyglass.

St Ergnat’s dropped a point at Glenavy on Sunday when they finished on par with the Chapel Hill men and the reigning Intermediate champions will be keen on returning to winning ways.

Aldergrove have really nipped smartly out of the start traps this season and the Crumlin men travel down to the Marian Hill hoping to keep that unbeaten run in tact.

A close one in prospect here with ground advantage just nudging judgement in favour of the St Ergnat’s men.

Michael Davitt’s v St Paul’s

Davitt’s have failed to make impact as yet this term and they may well be tested further in this one as St Paul’s visit.

St Paul’s were pipped at the post last time when going under to the visiting Glenravel but they may well get back to winning ways here.

Con Magees Glenravel v Patrick Sarsfield’s

The Glensmen had a good win over St Paul’s last time out and they will return to their home base in this one as they play hosts to Sarsfield’s.

The Paddies have failed to gain a positive return for their efforts to date and the Stewartstown road men will do well to get anything from this one.

Tir na Nog Randalstown v Cuchullian’s Dunloy

Tir na Nog have hit the ground running this term and they recorded their third victory last time out with a big win over Sarsfield’s.

They enjoy home advantage for the visit of Cuchullain’s seeking to make it four wins in a row.

Dunloy have struggled to make impact as yet, obviously hampered by the loss of their big county panel and may well be forced to bend the knee again with a home win looking the most likely conclusion.

St Teresa’s v St Joseph’s Glenavy

Glenavy gained a share of the points with the visiting Moneyglass on Sunday but had lost to their near neighbours Aldergrove prior to that one but they will travel to Belfast to meet up with St Teresa’s in a positive frame of mind.

St Teresa’s have been in good form of late as Sunday’s 2-08 to 0-11 win over Cuchullian’s suggests and although this may well prove a close encounter the Glen Road sidemay gain the day again.

Kickham’s Ardoyne v All Saint’s Ballymena

All Saint’s lost heavily to Tir na nOg in the opening round but have recorded back to back wins in their previous two outings.

They prove too strong for the visiting Davitt’s last time after a second round victory gained at Glenravel.

Ardoyne got off the mark with a good win at Davitt’s in round two but this does look a more difficult assignment with a win for All Saint’s probable.

Division Three

Patrick Pearses v St Mary’s Rasharkin

A full return of points from their games to date for the Rasharkin men and they may well continue on the winning trail again as Pearses visit.

Laochra Loch Lao v St Malachy’s

An all city affair in this one as the Laochra Loch Lao play hosts to the Mal’s with an away win looking the most likely result.

St Comgall’s Antrim v Cardinal O’ Donnell’s

This looks a cracker with the unbeaten St Comgall’s play hosts to a Cardinal O’ Donnell’s side who have won their three opening games.

A close one in this top of the table clash anticipated with ground advantage possible tipping the balance in favour of the Antrim men.

Mc Quillan’s Ballycastle v St Patrick’s Lisburn

St Patrick’s have struggled this term but are capable of much better and they may well be rewarded with both points from this trip to Ballycastle.

Eire Og V St Agnes

The Aggies have nipped quickly out of the start traps this term and they may well make it four wins from four outings in this one as a win over Eire Og is anticipated

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