Sarsfields vs Culloville Preview

The favourites for the crown Sarsfields take on an Culloville in an intriguing match up this afternoon.

The Blues are the in-form team of the 2021 campaign, and for the third game in a row they are underdogs.

That tag didn’t have an impact in the opening round against Shane O’Neill’s or the quarter final clash versus St Paul’s.

The Blues were the best team on display on both occasions, which will provide huge confidence this weekend.

Niall Rowland, who got married on Friday, nailed the winner the winner the last day out.

His match up with Eamon McGeown in the centre of the park will be one to keep an eye on. Whoever wins that showdown will go a long way to helping their team over the line.

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Paul McGeown can play anywhere from midfield up, but will spend most of his time at full forward.

His positioning on the edge of the square offers the High Moss men a range of attacking options.

They can go route one to McGeown or work the ball to the smaller, quicker, forwards in the form of Kevin McAlinden as well as Michael and Colin Stevenson.

Culloville have their own attacking quality. Colm Watters played no part of their quarter final win against St Paul’s due to injury.

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Cathal Hatzer Hatzer, Dara Quinn and Ryan Garvey are other attacking options that Sarsfields will be wary of.

2010 was the last time Sarsfields were crowned champions, beating Culloville in the final.

Their division 1A success along with their convincing 5-18 to 1-10 league win over the Blues makes them favourites.

While Barry Hughes’ men may just get over the line, a much tougher and tighter game is expected.