Sarsfields vs Whitecross Preview

Tipped by many to go on and win the competition, Sarsfields have to make it past Whitecross first.

The pair face off in the final last eight tie of the weekend, and only one team can book their spot in the semi-finals.

The High Moss men charged into the championship having already picked up silverware during the league.

No doubt Sarsfields have their eye on championship gold and will want to head into next year having won the double in 2021.

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Sarsfields stacked attack

They have so many key players throughout the field, but their attacking unit is perhaps the most impressive.

The two McGeown’s, Eamon and Paul, can play anywhere from midfield up and will spend time in the forward line at some stage.

Kevin McAlinden and Colin Stevenson are tricky attackers that will be hard to tie down for any defence.

At the back, captain and leader Niall Kerr holds sway at centre half back. His scoring ability from placed balls is also a key aspect of his game.

The McAlinden’s, Shane, Sean and James all play their part in a strong defensive unit, that kept a clean sheet against Clonmore.

Whitecross’ key men

Keeping them on their toes this weekend will be the McSherry’s, Neil and Cathal, of Whitecross.

No doubt the St Killian’s side will look to the pair to provide most of the scoring throughout Sunday’s meeting.

Aidan Finnegan top scored in their surprising win over Ballyhegan, tagging on 1-5 from midfield.

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Niall Boyle is the rock of the defence while Declan Lennon has been a mainstay at the back over the last number of years.

If Whitecross are to have a chance this weekend, the must keep the score down by whatever means necessary.

No one in the Intermediate standings will win a shoot-out with Sarsfields. How Whitecross decide play will be interesting.