2B Game of the Week – Round Eight

Carrickcruppen vs Wolfe Tones

The only points these sides have dropped in the entire league campaign has been against each other, a draw on the opening day of the season.

The two teams couldn’t be separated, drawing Wolfe Tones 0-14 to Carrickcruppen 1-11 way back in the middle of July.

Since then, it’s been an endless run of winning form in the league with six victories in a row for Cruppen and the Tones.

The Camlough men nudge ahead on scoring difference to claim the top spot in the table but that could all change this weekend.

Listen to our podcast with Jim McCorry and Paddy Savage as we look forward to Armagh’s game this weekend

It’s really a two-horse race in Division 2B and it would be a surprise if the winner of the league isn’t one of these two.

Wolfe Tones picked up two points at home last weekend when they defeated An Port Mor 2-15 to 2-7.

They’ll be on the road on Sunday however as they head to Camlough in search of two crucial points that will see them top of the league.

Cruppen have one of the best up and coming sides in the county and surprised a few with their performances last year.

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They defeated Collegeland in the opening round of the 2020 Intermediate Championship by nine points, 3-8 to 0-8.

They were even better the next day out but unfortunately for them they couldn’t get over the line in the quarter final.

It was a thrilling contest with St Paul’s that proved to be one of the best games of the season but Cruppen were defeated 3-12 to 2-13.

Richard Keenan was superb for the Camlough men last season and gave several towering displays in the middle of the field.

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The youngster also knows where the posts are and top-scored in that quarter final tie with a personal tally of 0-4.

Eoin Woods was another great find for Cruppen in 2020 and lit up the championship with his speed and scoring quality.

The wing-forward hit 2-5 in two games, with both his green flags coming in the first-round win over Collegeland.

Wolfe Tones on the other hand didn’t enjoy such a good championship run and were surprisingly knocked out in the opening round.

Listen to our podcast with Jim McCorry and Paddy Savage as we look forward to Armagh’s game this weekend

They faced the stiff challenge of Clonmore and although they dominated for long periods, they couldn’t hold out to get over the line.

The Robert Emmets club nabbed two second half goals to edge through the encounter with three points to spare, 2-8 to 0-11.

Wolfe Tones did reach the last four in the championship in 2019 and if luck was on their side, they could have easily found themselves in the showpiece.

Both teams will know how important this game is whoever comes out of this one will be confident of ending the year as Division 2B champions.