Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 2

Division 1A – All games on Sunday at 2pm

Crossmaglen will be hoping to back up their impressive form from last week, following their 13-point win over Killeavy.

Second half goals from Ronan Fitzpatrick, Declan Stuttard and Daniel Cumiskey were the key scores.

They host Madden on Sunday. The Raparees have Darragh McMullen and Patrick Carr to call upon after the Armagh u-20s exited the Ulster Championship.

Tommy Coleman’s Killeavy will hope to bounce back from an opening day defeat. They travel to Ballymacnab.

The Nab will be without their talisman Jack Grugan, and finding a replacement for him is easier said than done.

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Last year’s beaten Senior Championship finalists Granemore get their campaign underway against Armagh Harps.

Niall McAleenan is back in charge, and he’ll hope last seasons momentum carries into the 2023 campaign.

Pascal Canavan is in charge of the Harps, who will be keen to defend their Division 1A league title.

Clann Eireann travel to Mullaghbawn in a repeat of last year’s Senior Championship opener.

Peter McDonnell’s men shaded the encounter, so Clann Eireann will be eager to get that one back.

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Division 1B – All games on Sunday at 2pm

An Oran Loughran goal made all the difference for Dromintee who overcame Shane O’Neill’s in the first round.

Kieran Quinn’s men, who were relegated from Division 1A last season, travel north this weekend as they take on Sarsfields.

The High Moss men are without Caolan Skelton and Sean Skelton but have Brendan Hughes back in charge.

Perhaps the game of the weekend is Silverbridge and Maghery and both will have eyes on promotion.

Silverbridge, now with Colm Nally at the helm, pushed hard last year and ran Crossmaglen close in the championship.

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Maghery are under new management as well with clubman Eamon Robinson now at the helm. They’ll be eager to get back to the top division.

Shane O’Neill’s, who lost out to Dromintee by four-points in round one, welcome Grange to Camlough.

It’s a repeat of the 2019 Intermediate Championship final, which Grange won by the minimum of margins.

Finally, it’s the all-Lurgan clash of St Peter’s and Clan na Gael. St Peter’s earned promotion having finished second in Division 2A last season.

Clans should have Callum O’Neill and Brendan O’Hagan available. Both impressed for the Armagh u-20s this season.

In association with PB’s Bar Moy