Dromintee vs Silverbridge Preview

Kicking off a double header in Crossmaglen on Sunday is the clash of Dromintee and Silverbridge.

The reining league champions Dromintee enjoyed a positive end to a shaky 2021 league campaign.

Wins over Crossmaglen and Ballymacnab in the final two rounds secured the title for the first time since 2004.

League champions

No doubt that will fill the St Patrick’s club full of confidence as they head into this one as slight favourites.

Armagh’s Aaron McKay is their most notable player and is one of many huge men Dromintee have at their disposal.

They can call on Gareth McCrink, Darren McKenna, Gareth Kilgallon and Cathal McKenna to help out at midfield when needed.

Darren McKenna, a former county panellist, has spent most of his league time at full forward. Although he would be better know as a midfielder.

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Their forward unit relies on small, nippy attackers however, in the form of Ronan Quinn, Shea McArdle, Oran Loughran and Niall Courtney.

Aaron Boyle is another to watch in the forward line, but he’ll play more of a roaming role.

McKay vs Burns?

Silverbridge can offer up some giants of their own, none more so than their midfielders Pete Carragher and Jarly Og Burns.

The battle for primary possession in the middle could be awesome. County teammates McKay and Burns are likely to go toe-to-toe.

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Sean Conlon and Sean Rock have been county minors in recent years and the two youngsters will feature at some stage tomorrow.

Jack McArdle is one of the go-to players defensively while Paddy Reel wears the number six shirt.

Dromintee could just get their noses over the finishing line, but a draw can’t be ruled out between these two.