Silverbridge Vs St Patrick’s Preview

Crossmaglen hosts the derby clash of Silverbridge and Cullyhanna on Saturday afternoon.

It’s the same venue where both sides won their opening round games, on a miserably wet Sunday evening.

Silverbridge and league champions Dromintee needed extra to decide a winner, in an extremely tight affair.

Aaron Boyle’s late penalty looked to have snatched the win, but the Bridge had other ideas.

Two points in quick succession from Oisin and Tiernan Murphy finally sealed the deal for Kevin Franklin’s side.

The second part of the double header that evening was the meeting of St Patrick’s vs Mullaghbawn.

Aidan Nugent’s heroics saw Cullyhanna over the line, in another extremely close encounter.

The star attacker is back in flying form following a year on the sidelines.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Who picks him up and halts his influence is crucial for Silverbridge. Nugent recorded 0-8 of their 0-9 the last day out.

The midfield battle could be a sight to behold as both teams have a mix of pace and power.

Jarly Og Burns could line up alongside his county teammate Ross McQuillan. That duel may be worth the admission fee alone.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Silverbridge edged the most recent league meeting between the two, the final round played in early September.

While neither had anything to play for, perhaps the Harps saw it as laying down a marker.

This one could go right down to the wire, and extra time may even be required to separate the two rivals.

On paper, Cullyhanna seem to have the better forwards and Nugent’s magic could just guide them through.