Nobody was more impressive during the opening weekend of Intermediate action than Culloville.
The Blues powered past Shane O’Neill’s, somewhat unexpectedly, to qualify for the last eight.
Their big men all stood tall and played brilliantly. Colm Watters has all the craft and experience needed to excel at full forward.
Niall Rowland is full of running in the middle, partnered by Ryan Garvey. The pair will be a test for anyone in this competition.
Best for the Blues
Fergal Rowland is the heartbeat of the defence. He’s an old school centre half back and his positional sense helped keep the Shane O’Neill’s attack at bay.
Culloville will need their star players to perform to the max again to make the last four.
They take on last years beaten finalists St Paul’s, who will be eyeing up another impressive run deep into this campaign.
The wounds of 2020 have yet to heal, but the Lurgan side remain one of the top teams.
Hurt of 2020
They made it past Middletown two weeks ago, although it was far from convincing. It didn’t have to be, as it was enough to see them through to the quarter final.
Andrew Murnin remains the go-to man and how Culloville deal with his influence could decide the outcome of this tie.
Eoin McConville and youngster Antoin McParland offer other great options in the St Paul’s attacking end of the field.
Peadar Nash missed out the last day and the Lurgan men will hope they can call upon their All-Star defender tomorrow.
Niall McCorry is a superb fielder of the ball and the battle around the middle could be worth the admission fee alone.
The recent league meeting between these two went down to the wire and finished all square.
Tomorrow’s encounter is expected to be just as tight. Despite being relegated, Culloville look to have hit top form at just the right time.