Senior Reserve Competition fixtures and previews

 (Friday 23rd July)

The senior reserve competition is set to continue on Friday evening with games in both the Cup and Shield scheduled.

Both will proceed on a round robin basis until conclusion prior to a knock-out competition.

Friday 23rd July

Senior Reserve ‘Cup’ (all games at 7.45pm)

Group One

Gort na Mona v Erin’s Own Cargin

Gort na Mona gave their opponents a run for their money when they met in Toome in league competition and with ground advantage this time they will look for a good return.

Cargin concluded the reserve league competition in second place and they will travel up to Enright Park seeking to get off the mark at the first time of asking in pursuit of the Cup and they may well open account in this one.

St Mary’s Aghagallon v Casement’s Portglenone

Aghagallon did not fare at all well in their opening game when they struggled to cope with a strong Creggan outfit and they will hope for improvement as they host Casement’s.

Casement’s proved successful in this competition a few years ago and with a strong panel at disposal the Bannsider’s will start in this one as firm favourites.

St Brigid’s v St Enda’s Glengormley

St Brigid’s won the reserve league and will hope to add the knock out Cup and the South Belfast men will travel up to Glengormley in a confident mood.

St Enda’s fared fairly well in the reserve league, finishing in the top half of the table and they are more than capable of giving their visitors a run for their money in this one but a St. Brigid’s win is forecast.

Senior Reserve Football ‘Shield’

Group Two

St Ergnat’s Moneyglass v Cuchullian’s Dunloy

Having failed to register a single point in the reserve league Dunloy will travel up to Moneyglass more in hope than anticipation as they seek a change in fortune.

Reigning Intermediate champions Moneyglass, beset with a long injury list in the latter stages of the league will look for a change in fortunes and a win in this one may well raise morale.

Tir na nOg Randalstown v St Comgall’s Antrim

This is a local derby as St Comgall’s Antrim visit their near neighbours Tir na nOg.

The Randalstown men topped the table in both the senior and reserve leagues and they may well continue on the winning trail against a St. Comgall’s side who have struggled in the reserve competition.

St Joseph’s Glenavy v St James Aldergrove

Glenavy have struggled to make impact this term and the men from Chapel Hill will hope for improvement as they entertain St James Aldergrove in this local derby.

Aldergrove have fared quite well this season and although they may well be asked questions an away win does look the most likely scenario

St Paul’s v All Saint’s Ballymena

All Saints have enjoyed a good season and their second string finished their league campaign unbeaten lost their opening game in this competition to Tir na nOg and can’t really afford another slip up.

St Paul’s will give their visitors a run for their money but All Saint’s should gain the day

Sunday 25th July

Senior Reserve ‘Cup’ (1.30pm)

Group One

Lamh Dhearg v Kickham’s Creggan

This one sees Creggan visit Hannahstown following an impressive opening win over Aghagallon.

The Hannahstown side will give their guests a run for their money but Creggan may well collect another couple of points.

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