Football League Fixtures and Previews

 (Wed 30th June)

As the end of the football league draws closer we have another full round of fixtures for Wednesday evening and those involved will get to do the same again a couple of days later as they complete the penultimate round of competition on Friday evening.

Division One (all games at 7.45pm)

St Gall’s v Casement’s Portglenone

Casement’s recorded a big win over visitors Aghagallon on Sunday and they will travel to Belfast to play St Gall’s with morale boosted.

The Milltown men have proved a little indifferent in their performances to date but they are more than capable of a solid performance and may well ask questions to the Portglenone men.

St John’s v Erin’s Own Cargin

Cargin remained on the winning trail on their last outing when a late point gained a hard fought victory over the visiting St Brigid’s.

The Toome men remain in pole position and they will hope to remain there when they visit Corrigan Park.

The Johnnies are never easily beaten in Corrigan but Cargin may well gain a narrow victory.

St Brigid’s v Lamh Dhearg

St Brigid’s have been going well this year and they came close to beating Cargin in Toome last time out.

That was a solid performance from the South Belfast men and they will be hoping for a similar performance as they play hosts to Lamh Dhearg in this all city encounter.

The Hannahstown men impressed last time out when they proved far too strong for the visiting Gort na Mona but they will face a tougher test at Musgrave Park.

Gort Na Mona v St Mary’s Ahoghill

Gort na Mona have proved more than a bit inconsistent to date and they certainly were not at their best last time when they lost to Lamh Dhearg.

They suffered a heavy defeat to the Hannastown side and Niall Ward’s charges will return to Enright Park looking for an improved performance as they welcome Ahoghill.

The Cloney side lost their opening six games but really got it right last time with a big win over Aghagallon and are capable of gaining another brace of points if they can reproduce that form.

St Mary’s Aghagallon v O’ Donovan Rossa

Aghagallon endured another defeat last time when they lost out to Casement’s.

The St Mary’s men have gained a couple of wins to date and they will be hoing for another from the visit of Rossa.

The Shaw’s road side led the division for a time but they have lost ground of late but they will travel to Aghagallon seeking a win in order to remain in touch at the top.

St Enda’s v Kickham’s Creggan

St Enda’s recorded a good win on their visit to Casements last time out and they will be hoping to add to that win when Creggan visit Hightown. The Kickham’s were pushed all the way by the visiting St. John’s last week and they will face a tough task in this repeat of last year’s championship meeting which could go either way.

Division Two (all games at 7.45 pm)

Cuchullian’s Dunloy v Patrick Sarsfield’s

Dunloy continue to find the going tough without the services of their county contingent and points remain elusive in their campaign to date.

They await their first win but they may well see this as an opportunity to open their account from the visit of Sarsfields.

The Stewartstown road side are in a similar position without a point to date so something has to give here and home advantage could give the Cuchullian’s a tentative nod.

St Teresa’s v Con Magees Glenravel

St Teresa’s have four wins from eight starts but can prove difficult to beat on their own ground as they welcome the Glensmen to the Glen Road.

Liam Mc Goldrick’s charges lost out to Tir na nOg in Randalstown last time and they will be hoping for better from the visit of Con Magees.

Glenravel have been going really well this year and recorded an eleven point win over Moneyglass last time and they look capable of another win here.

St Ergnat’s Moneyglass v Michael Davitt’s

Having endured more than their fair share of injuries during this term the reigning Intermediate champions have struggled recently.

They lost at home to  Tir na nOg and again last time when they travelled to Glenravel and they will hoping for improvement as Davitt’s visit.

Davitt’s certainly have picked up the pace as the season has progressed  but they lost last time time when Aldergrove visited and they may struggle again in this journey to Marian Hill.

St James Aldergrove v All Saint’s

This looks a cracker as Aldergrove play hosts to the men from Ballymena with promotion to the top division certainly an issue at Crumlin.

The home side are only a point in arrears of their visitors and they will be aware than a full return of points could ensure a second place berth

All Saints started the season with a defeat to the visiting Randalstown but have picked up the pace since but they will do well to take anything from this one.

St Joseph’s Glenavy v St Paul’s

Glenavy have struggled this year with just a single win to date.

The Chapel Hill residents are capable of better and they will look at this visit of St Pauls as an opportunity.

St Paul’s are a place ahead of the St Joseph’s men in the ratings but they may well struggle to gain the verdict over the home side this time.

Ardoyne Kickham’s v Tir na nOg Randalstown

The reigning Junior champions, Ardoyne Kickham’s have fared well in their return to the second grade this term.

The North Belfast men sit in mid table at present but this looks a tough assignment as league leaders Tir na nOg visit.

The Randalstown side sit in pole position with a full return of points and although the home side may well give them a run for their money a win for the Whitehill Blues is anticipated.

Division Three (all games at 7.45pm)

Pearses v Eire Og

Patrick Pearses remain in contention for a top four finish and they may well gain another couple of points in this onefrom the visit of Eire Og.

Laochra Loch Lao v St Comgall’s

St Comgall’s continue to lead the way in the division and Adrian Dougan’s charges should consolidate their place at the top with another couple of points on this visit to Belfast

Mc Quillan’s Ballycastle v Cardinal O’ Donnell’s

Cardinal O’ Donnell’s have slipped down the ratings following a great start to the league campaign but they may well gain another couple of points from their visit to Ballycastle.

St Patrick’s Lisburn v St Mary’s Rasharkin

This looks likely to be a close one as St Patricks Lisburn play hosts to Rasharkin. Rasharkin started this year’s campaign well before suffering a couple of bad results but got back to winning ways recently and this one could go either way.

St Malachy’s v St Agnes

St Malachy’s have only one point from their opening seven games and they may well struggle to change that trend from the visit of St. Agnes who are given the nod here.

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