Culloville vs Shane O’Neill’s Preview

St Paul’s have been knocking on the door for a number of years and remain one of the top contenders in the Intermediate championship.

They’ve lost to the eventual winners in the last three years but will look to buck that trend this season.

They have some serious quality sprinkled throughout the pitch, none more so than their three county representatives.

Greg McCabe will likely hold the fort at the heart of the Shane’s defence but do a job anywhere in the team.

Connaire Mackin can and will feature everywhere for Shane O’Neill’s, while younger brother Ciaran lines out at midfield.

Paul O’Rourke, an All-Star in 2019, will dictate the play from centre half forward. He is also main man in front of the posts.

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The likes of Mark and Eamon McCabe along with Matthew Girvan will hope to release some of the scoring burden.

Paudraic Hillen captains the side while Raymond Fitzpatrick will partner the younger of the two Mackin’s at centerfield.

Culloville suffered relegation from the top tier of Intermediate football on the last day of the league campaign.

A draw against St Paul’s wasn’t enough to keep them up, but they will put that behind them tomorrow.

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Colm Watters is still doing the business for the Blues and the attack will centre around him, with Cathal Hatzer chipping in as well.

Ryan Garvey is named at centre half forward but can play anywhere from midfield up and could spend most of his time around the middle.

The Rowlands remain key men for Kieran Hatzer’s side, with Niall named at centerfield. Fergal is the rock of the defence at six.

Culloville will over a stiff test for Shane O’Neill’s, but the Camlough side should have enough to come through.