Ladies Championship Previews – Week One

Junior Championship

Whitecross v Pearse Og – Friday 26 August – 6.45

Newcomers Whitecross get their Junior Championship campaign up and running as they host Pearse Og on Friday.

The Ogs will be the favourites to come through the tie, having won handsomely when the sides clashed in the league.

The winners of the game face the tough task of Tir na nOg in the quarter final, who are fresh off the back of winning Division Three.

Thomas Davis v Wolfe Tones – Saturday 27 August – 8.00

Thomas Davis will hope that home advantage counts for something when they take on Wolfe Tones this weekend.

The Corrinshego club have struggled for form all year, losing all eight of their league games including a round five defeat to the Tones.

The Derrymacash ladies will carry the favourites tag into the contest with Eire Og awaiting the winners.

Keady v Middletown – Saturday 27 August – 8.00

Middletown are out on their own this season against the newly reformed Keady, so this could be an interesting affair.

The sides played out a high scoring and entertaining encounter during the league. Middletown won in 6-14 to 3-10.

Division Three side Clonmore lay ahead in the quarter finals for whoever comes out on top on Saturday.

St Paul’s v Derrynoose – Sunday 28 August – 1.30

Derrynoose will head to Lurgan on Sunday in what could be billed as the Game of the Weekend.

Both sides finished as the top two in Division Four, with St Paul’s claiming the league title with ten wins from ten.

The hosts edged out a four-point win in their most recent meeting with Derrynoose and will have to be at their best to get another victory.

Photo Credit: St Paul’s

Senior Championship

Dromahill v Lissummon – Friday 26 August 7.00

Fresh off the back of their Division Two league success, Dromahill head into the championship full of confidence.

They have Armagh stars Aoife McCoy, Shauna Grey and Megan Sheridan to call upon to strengthen their hand.

Lissummon will rely on the skill of the Marley sisters, who have backboned the county team for a number of years.

Dromahill won handsomely when the sides clashed during the league and have only lost once this season.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Killeavy v Crossmaglen – Sunday 28 August – 5.00

Promotion to Division One was a daunting prospect for Killeavy and they have struggled at the top tier this season.

They finished bottom of the league and failed to win a game and will aim to turn their fortunes around when they face Crossmaglen.

The league clash will over the hosts some hope, as the Rangers just edged that clash with one-point to spare. 6-7 to 6-6.

Alex Clarke was responsible for 4-6 of that tally and Killeavy must shut her down to be in with a chance.

Killeavy host Cross in the championship
Photo Credit: Brendan Monaghan