Belleek vs Lissummon Preview

Belleek’s winning margin over Mullabrack in round one was perhaps not a huge surprise, but still impressive, nonetheless.

Garreth Thornton’s side racked up a 4-25 to 0-5 win to comfortably book their spot in this weekend’s quarter final.

2-12 to 0-1 was the half time margin half time as Belleek qualified for the next round with ease.

Talented forward line

Drew McVerry was in superb form up top in the green, white and gold, securing a hat trick of goals.

Three points followed as well as the star attacker ended the game with a personal tally of 3-3. And yet, was only joint top scorer.

One of the older heads on the team, Sean McCreesh, ended the match with 0-12 to his name and the pair will be out to cause more damage this weekend.

Regarded as one of the best at this level, Callum O’Neill can literally play anywhere for his side.

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He has worn the number six jersey a lot this season but lined out at centre half forward two weeks ago.

Stephen Finnigan is the teams captain and one of their best players. His defensive role is key to Belleek’s plans this season.

Lissummon head into Saturday’s clash having had a mixed league campaign, where they played their football in the top end of the Junior league.

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Lissummon’s season

They finished in last place in Junior A and lost out to Belleek 2-14 to 0-13 when the side met back in August.

The South Armagh side were knocked out of the championship in the first-round last year by two-points.

Eire just shaded the encounter, but Lissummon put up a huge fight right to the end. And will hope to do the same this weekend.

They’ll look to goalkeeper Paudi Rogers, Damian O’Hagan, Peter Quinn and captain Steven Matthews to have big games. But Belleek should have too much quality.