Hurling Championship Previews – Round Three

Senior Championship

Keady v Cuchulainns

Keady are currently the table toppers in the Senior Hurling Championship following an impressive start to the campaign.

They’ve had two big wins over the first two rounds, defeating both Derrynoose and Craobh Rua in recent weeks.

Both those games were away but tonight Keady will have the comfort of playing on home soil as they look to make it three from three.

Conor Corvan, Odhran Fullerton and Tomas Gavin all hit the net in their 3-18 to 0-12 victory over Derrynoose. Last week there were no goals, but Keady still progressed 0-21 to 0-10.

Cuchulainns haven’t enjoyed as good a start, however. Craobh Rua battled past them by one in the homing round, despite Cuchulainns leading by five at the interval.

Middletown then put them to the sword in round two, so Cuchulainns will be hoping for an improved performance this evening.

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Junior Championship

Cuchulainns II v Keady II

Like their two senior sides, Keady II are currently top of the tree while Cuchulainns II are at the bottom.

Keady enjoyed victory in their first game of the campaign, defeating Killeavy thanks to goals from SP Gibney, Conor Shortt and Lee McParland.

They failed to build on that momentum last week however as championship favourites Sean Treacy’s earned a three-point win. 0-18 to 1-12.

Cuchulainns may be bottom of the table, but they’ve been hugely competitive in their first two outings.

St Malachy’s just edged past them in round one, 1-14 to 1-13. Killeavy then saw them off last week 0-19 to 1-14.

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Sean Treacy’s v St Malachy’s

The two North Armagh clubs have enjoyed success early on in the campaign, both winning their only games so far.

St Malachy’s had enough to squeeze past Cuchulainns II thanks to a goal from Ciaran Mulholland.

Sean Treacy’s began their campaign last weekend with a win over Keady to get their championship season up and running.

Whoever can come out on top of tonight’s clash will edge closer to the top of the Junior Championship table.

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