Eire Og vs Clady Preview

Eire Og finished third at the top of a hugely competitive Junior A league this year. Placed behind Crossmaglen IIs and Forkhill.

14 wins from 18 games signalled a good league campaign and the Craigavon natives hope to carry that momentum into the championship.

They are massive favourites heading into their round one clash with Clady, who finished second from bottom in Junior B.

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Longer Championship run for Eire Og?

A round one win over Lissummon last year began Eire Ogs Championship outings, that finished the next day out.

A three-point loss to Forkhill after extra time put an end to their season. No doubt they will be keen to enjoy a longer run this year.

Up top, Eire Og are going to look to their captain John Cochrane to do most of the damage on the scoreboard.

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Paul Creaney will help direct the play from centre forward while Conor Martin really caught the eye in 2020.

Diarmaid O’Hagan is a strong player at six while Roy McGrath is positioned behind him to protect the square.

Clady look to their full back and captain Gerald Corr to try and keep the score down, assisted by Ryan McArdle in the last line of defence.

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Youngsters Sean Loughran and Sean Savage will also help out back there. They will miss the influence of Malachy Savage however, who is out injured for the rest of the season.

Raymond Gallogly and Conor Doyle will hope to break even in the middle of the park to give Clady a chance.

Ryan Devlin is a huge option for kick outs at centre half forward while the scoring burden falls upon the McGeown’s, Malachy and Gerard, along with Liam Doyle.

Eire Og are threatening big things in the Junior Championship and they should book their spot in the last eight tomorrow.

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