Ladies Championship Previews – Week Two

Junior Championship

Derrynoose edged out championship favourites St Paul’s in an enthralling opening round and should have enough to see off Clann Eireann IIs.

Wolfe Tones and Middletown had huge wins in the first rounds but should face stiffer tests this weekend.

Division Three winners Tir na nOg will be buoyed by their impressive league form and they face Pearse Og in the last eight.

Intermediate Championship

Dromintee topped Division Two, but Ballyhegan and Clan na Gael gave good accounts of themselves during the league.

They’ll be hoping to carry that form into the championship, kicking off this weekend in the quarter finals.

Last years Junior Championship winners St Peter’s will be keen to leave their mark as they enter a new grade.

Senior Championship

Silverbridge v Crossmaglen

Crossmaglen saw off Killeavy the last day out with a bit to spare thanks to four goals inside the opening half.

Silverbridge won the most recent league meeting between they two with four the difference. So that will fill them with confidence.

Alex Clarke scored 2-7 against Killeavy (2-6 from frees) so the discipline in the Bridge defence will have to be top notch.

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Carrickcruppen v Dromahill

Cruppen will still be sore off the back of the last few seasons when they couldn’t get over the line against the Harps.

They came second in the league this year and will be aiming for another run deep into the championship.

Dromahill are coming off the back of a superb victory when they saw off Lissummon with ease, 5-21 to 2-5.

Shane O’Neill’s v Clann Eireann

Clann Eireann head into the championship off the back of an outstanding league campaign where they won ten from ten.

Shane O’Neill’s meanwhile only had three victories and the loss of Blaithin Mackin will be huge.

The match up of Aimee Mackin against Clodagh McCambridge could go along way in deciding this one.

Armagh Harps v Grange

The Harps kick off their title defence with a home game against Grange, who they beat quite convincingly in the league.

Given they are the reigning champions and are targeting three-in-a-row, the Harps head in as massive favourites.

The likes of Kelly Mallon, Aoife Lennon and Fionnuala McKenna will lead the line of the hosts and should have too much for Grange to deal with.

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