Forkhill vs Dorsey
This will be Forkhill’s fourth outing of the year as they host Dorsey on Friday evening, who in contrast have played once this season.
That was a 1-7 to 1-7 draw against Mullabrack two weeks ago, in a game that the Emmett’s would have been expected to come through.
Dorsey remain one of several teams that can latch onto a promotion spot, with rivals like Eire Og, Cross IIs and Derrynoose also vying for a place at the top of the Junior table.
Forkhill have started brilliantly for a team that sealed their fate with championship success in 2020 and they’ve carried that good form into this year.
Cormac Toner remains one of the most dangerous attackers at this level and has maintained the quality that earned him a 2020 Club All-Star award.
He has been at the forefront for Forkhill this year, will his goal last weekend helping his side claim a share of the spoils against Derrynoose.
Barry Shannon wore 11 for Forkhill the last day out and he still has a lot of experience and knowhow that makes him a vital part of the team.
Darren King is another key member of the side that has hit the ground running this year and he also has a keen eye for goal.
Tony Canning and Aaron Colman remain the main men in defence and the last line of cover in front of keeper Aidan Canning.
Dorsey have plenty of talent in their ranks as well and they will see this game as a good marker of where they are at.
They would have been disappointed with an opening day draw away to Mullabrack and they will be on the road once again this time out.
That draw was the Dorsey’s first outing of the season and with some of the cobwebs now shaken off, they can perhaps give a better performance and rise to Forkhill’s challenge.
Former Ballymacnab manager Jemmy Loughran is the boss once again this year with ex-Armagh All-Ireland winner Phillip Loughran helping out.
They have some star quality on the field as well as the sideline with Eugene Casey pulling the strings from centre-half-forward.
The former Cullyhanna player featured in two Senior county finals for the St Patrick’s club and can now bring that experience to Dorsey.
Conor Moley remains a one of their stars around the middle of the field and is well fit to get forward to kick a score, as he demonstrated the last day out.
All-in-all, Dorsey do need the points more to guarantee promotion but Forkhill don’t seem to be letting up and this has the potential to be a ding-dong battle.