Armagh LGFA Championship Preview


The Senior Championship began last weekend when reigning champions Clann Eireann dismissed the challenge of Silverbridge.

The Lurgan side will now face their opponents in last years final, Armagh Harps, with a last four spot up for grabs.

Clann Eireann current sit top of the Division One with three wins from three while the Harps have picked up just one victory this season.

Shane O’Neill’s are the closest contenders to Clann Eireann’s spot at top of the table, as they sit just two points behind.

The return of Aimee Mackin is obviously a huge boost for the Camlough side, and they will fancy their chances against Crossmaglen this weekend.

Cross are currently ahead of the chasing pack in Division Two with a winning run of three games, which will give them massive confidence.

Carrickcruppen meet Dromahill, the amalgamation of Dromintee and Forkhill, and based on league form, this one is impossible to call.

Grange host Granemore this evening (Thursday) in their opening round clash and both teams will be confident of reaching the last four.

Granemore are the current Intermediate Champions and will look to impose themselves on the Senior Championship.

Grange have picked up just one win so far in their league campaign but should still head into this one as favourites.


Clan na Gael look to be the form team competing in the Intermediate grade as they are the Division Three table-toppers with a four-game winning streak.

They will have gained huge confidence from winning the Junior title in 2019 and head into this weekend in great form.

They face Killeavy who are currently operating in the higher grade of Division Two, but have only picked up one win so far this year.

Mullaghbawn will look to go one step further this year and they travel to Lissummon on Saturday evening.

Both sides currently sit mid-table in Division Two, with Mullaghbawn just one point ahead of their opponents.

Ballyhegan got their Division Three campaign off to a brilliant start with two eye-catching victories but suffered their first defeat of the year against Cullyhanna in round three.

Sarsfields are their opening round opponents this weekend and the High Moss club are just two points behind Ballyhegan in the league table.

Cullyhanna currently lie in second place in Division Three and they take on Mullabrack, who are at the bottom of Division Two.


Craobh Ciaran lead the way in Division Four, gaining maximum points from their four outings to date.

They face Division Three side Eire Og in what will be a hotly contested affair, both sides with realistic chances of capturing a win.

Naomh Labhaoise have struggled to find form in 2020, losing all three of their league games against Eire Og, Cullyhanna and Clan na Gael.

St Paul’s are the opposition this weekend and they currently find themselves in fourth place in Division Four, with two wins from their four encounters.

Wolfe Tones are bottom of the Division Four table and will spring a huge surprise if they can pull off a victory away to St Peter’s.

St Peter’s have won three of their four league games, including a convincing 2-18 to 2-2 win over their opponents this weekend.

Finally, it’s the clash of the Ogs, as Tir na nOg welcome Pearse Og on Sunday evening.

Both teams are currently operating in the basement division and Tir na nOg are just two points ahead of their challengers this weekend.

The sides met in round two of the league campaign and the Portadown based club saw out a 4-10 to 3-3 victory.