Hurling Championship Previews – Round Four

Senior Championship

Middletown v Craobh Rua

The Senior Hurling Championship continues on Wednesday evening as Middletown take on Craobh Rua.

It’s a clash of the 2021 championship. Middletown won the Senior Championship while Craobh Rua were crowned Junior winners.

The Camlough men started their time in the high grade superbly, meeting Cuchulainns in the opening round.

The lost the next day out however as Keady proved a step too far in round two. Keady ended up 11-point victors.

Middletown on the other hand have only had one outing so far and that was a huge 3-19 to 0-16 win over Cuchulainns.

Nathan Curry and Dean Gaffney (2) rattled the net and Middletown will be favourites to pick up another win tomorrow night.

Derrynoose v Cuchulainns

Cuchulainns head into the one buoyed by their eye-catching win last week, their first of the championship campaign.

John Toners men headed to Keady as huge underdogs have lost to both Craobh Rua and Middletown in the opening two rounds.

But a Ciaran Duffy goal, along with a personal haul of 0-11 from midfielder Jordan Murtagh, helped the city side cause an upset.

Derrynoose haven’t got the best of form heading into this one having lost their one and only game so far.

That was a 15-point defeat at the hands of Keady in the opening round. Cuchulainns are coming in with a confidence boost but Derrynoose will hope home advantage counts for something.

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Junior Championship

St Malachy’s v Keady II

St Malachy’s have recorded two outings so far in the Junior Championship and managed to pick up one win.

That came in the opening round against Cuchulainns when the Portadown men edged through with one to spare.

They weren’t as lucky the next day out however as Sean Treacy’s turned them over, winning 3-21 to 1-12.

Keady II currently sit in second place having picked up three points from their three games so far in 2022.

They’ve beaten Killeavy, lost to Sean Treacy’s and drawn with Cuchulainns and are on the road this evening.

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Sean Treacy’s v Killeavy

Sean Treacy’s have proven too strong for each team they’ve face so far through the championship campaign.

The Lurgan men have only had two outings but have beaten both Keady and St Malachy’s in recent weeks.

They are the outright favourites for championship glory and face Killeavy tonight, who currently sit midtable.

Killeavy were seven-point losers in the opening round to Keady but turned around their fortunes in round two, beating Cuchulainns.

On home soil, Sean Treacy’s look a safe bet this evening to keep their winning run going and remain top of the group.