Division 2A & 2B Previews – Gameday 5

Division 2A – Thursday

Two of the seven Division 2A games coming up this week are on Thursday, with Wolfe Tones against Tir na nOg and Pearse Og versus St Paul’s.

The Tones overcame the Portadown men in the opening round of last year’s Intermediate Championship.

It was a low-scoring affair, which Peter Nugent’s side edged by the minimum of margins, winning 0-8 to 0-7.

Both sides need the points this weekend as both are hovering around the bottom of the Division 2A table.

Pearse Og split Wolfe Tones and Tir na nOg in the bottom three and they’ll have home advantage against high flying St Paul’s.

The Lurgan men have won all three of their outings, while there’s the added subplot of manager Ronan Clarke coming up against his native club.

Clarke was the star man in the Ogs when they last won the Senior Championship title back in 2009.

Division 2A – Friday

St Patrick’s are currently top of the league with three wins from three and promotion back to senior football is very much in their sights.

They face Tullysaran, who will be full of confidence following their four-point win over Pearse Og last weekend.

In a repeat of the 2021 Intermediate Championship final, Culloville host Carrickcruppen on Friday evening.

Cruppen were the victors that day and both sides have been in decent form of late, so Friday’s clash will be an interesting matchup.

Photo Credit: John Merry

Division 2A – Sunday

Three games take place on Sunday and Wolfe Tones face St Paul’s in another repeat clash from last year’s championship.

St Paul’s eventually won the quarter-final clash after extra time, with six-points the difference, 3-16 to 3-10.

Carrickcruppen and Pearse Og were both relegated from Division 1A last season, and they clash this weekend while Tir na nOg host Tullysaran.

In association with P2P Customs

Division 2B

It’s top versus bottom in Division 2B on Friday evening as league leaders Whitecross travel to Middletown.

Whitecross have started their campaign with an unbeaten run of four games, while Middletown have lost three in a row.

Sitting in second place in Annaghmore and they take on Cross IIs, who sit just above the Middletown in the table.

Belleek have been in good form since losing to Forkhill on the first day and they host Keady this weekend.

That proved to be Forkhill’s only win of the campaign, and they could be up against it when they meet Derrynoose, who are currently unbeaten.

Forkhill have two outings this weekend. They take on Cross IIs in the only Division 2B fixture on Sunday.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps