Junior Game of the Week – Round 2

Two of the strongest teams in the Armagh Junior league cross paths this weekend as Belleek take on Forkhill.

Forkhill have already gathered momentum by seeing off another top contender in Crossmaglen last Friday evening.

They had six points to spare by the time the final whistle sounded, seeing out an impressive 1-15 to 1-9 to get their 2020 season off to a flyer.

Due to the known quality in the Forkhill ranks, they been classed as one of the top challengers in the division for a few years now.

This season they have retained the services of county stars Stephen Sheridan, Jemar Hall and Patrick Burns for the start of the league and into the Championship.

Burns remains sidelined due to injury, but they should have enough experience at the back with veteran Barry Shannon calling the shots.

Both these teams lay strong claims to being favourites for the Sean Quinn Cup and this weekend could give us an insight into who can secure the title.

These sides will be gunning for good championship runs in 2020, especially Belleek after an underwhelming display last season.

They shone brightly throughout the league campaign last season and were second only to Clonmore by the end of the competition.

They will hope to go one step further this time around and push on to secure the league title this year.

They got off to the perfect start in round one when they defeated St Michael’s Newtown at home in round one.

Captain Callum O’Neill is the staring figure for Belleek and leads his side from the front.

He notched 1-1 against Newtown from his wing half forward spot and will most likely help out around the middle of the field this weekend.

James McParland, Mark McParland and Gary Boyle all found the net in the opening round, posing a strong forward division that will ask Forkhill serious questions.

This is a game that really could go either way and the winners will take serious stopping for the remainder of the competition.

Thanks tto Folklore Coffee in Forkhill for sponsoring our preview of this weekends Junior Division Game of the Week!