Killeavy vs Annaghmore Preview

Killeavy enjoyed a positive 2020. They were one score away from reaching the Senior Championship final.

Crossmaglen proved a step too far in the semi-finals but they showed enough to suggest they are a team on the rise.

They have four county panellists and a host of former county minors and under 20s/21s.

County contingent

Shea Magill got his first taste of Ulster Championship when he was between the sticks for Armagh’s semi-final against Monaghan.

Conor O’Neill failed to get any county time this year through injury but will be good to go on Saturday.

Caolan McConville was his sides championship top scorer last year. McConville and Miceal McNamee are the main men up front.

Ciaron O’Hanlon returned to Kieran McGeeney’s this year and his versatility is a massive weapon for Killeavy.

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James Donnelly is an experienced head in the green and black. Youngsters in the form of Lee Rice and Oisin King are players that will catch the eye.

Annaghmore need to win the Senior Championship to remain in the top tier, having been relegated from in league.

Annaghmore’s main men

Ex-Armagh net-minder Matthew McNiece is the sides captain and will feature with an outfield jersey on him.

John McConville is between the sticks, with McNiece most likely to play at the heart of the defence.

Both MacIomhair brothers, Ciaran and Oisin, are available again after missing out last year.

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Oisin remains the target man of the attacking unit while Connor Cullen will be there to assist on the scoreboard.

Tomas McCormack is an exciting young prospect, and his play-making ability will be key for Annaghmore.

Gavin McGilly is a shrewd operator and will know how to get the best out of his players.

Their best may still not be enough here however, and Killeavy should secure their quarter final place.