2B Game of the Week – Round 3

Carrickcruppen vs Keady

The top of the table is really heating up in the bottom section of the Intermediate league, with plenty of teams making an early claim for promotion.

Three teams in Collegeland, Middletown and Ballyhegan have yet to pick up any points this year, with two loses from two games.

These three will head into the weekends games keen to finally get off the mark, with the huge motivation of getting off the bottom of the table.

An Port Mor sit just above the bottom three have secured a first round victory over their Collegeland rivals, before losing out to Carrickcruppen last weekend.

The remaining four teams in the division all remain unbeaten and will hope their winning records continue for at least one more week.

Wolfe Tones claimed a share of the spoils on the opening day of the season before seeing off Collegeland by two points in round two.

Clonmore have carried on their fantastic league form from last season when they came through the Junior League unscathed.

They currently sit joint-top of the league having not dropped a single point so far in 2020, with Keady just above them on score difference.

Keady have got off to a flying start, with a five-point win over Middletown followed by a six-point victory over Ballyhegan.

The Michael Dwyer’s club have been impressive so far and will have a big say in this division, for a promotion spot.

They face another team hoping to be floating around the top table come the business end of the league in Carrickcruppen this weekend.

The Camlough men are building for the future but their underage talent has seen them go undefeated in two league games.

They saw off An Port Mor last weekend to pick up their first win of the season, following their draw with Wolfe Tones in round one.

Jack Cunningham has been a real find in the centre of the park while the likes of Tiernan Kelly and Eoin Woods have also qualified from last years Under 20, Intermediate Championship winning side.

Richard Keenan has also made the seamless transition to senior football while John McCullough is a handful on the edge of the square.

Blaine Hughes calls the shots from his number one position and his kickouts and shot-stopping ability is key to ‘Cruppen.

Keady will look to the experience of Eugene McDonnell from centre half forward while Odhran Fullerton and Jack Molloy are outstanding talents.

Paul Doyle seems to have found the proper balance between young and experience and Keady will expect to make it three from three this weekend.