Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 7

Division 1A – All games on Thursday at 7.30pm

There are only two Division 1A league games taking place this weekend, and both are fixed for Thursday evening.

Defending champions Armagh Harps will be hoping to get back to winning ways have suffered back-to-back defeats.

Pascal Canavan’s side lost to league leaders Clann Eireann and Killeavy in their last two outings, and travel to Madden on Thursday.

They trailed by three-points at half time last week against Killeavy but mounted a comeback early in the second half.

The Harps went one-point ahead before conceding the only goal of the game and that switched the momentum in Killeavy’s favour.

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Madden are heading into the game on the back of two wins, having beat Mullaghbawn and Ballymacnab recently.

Niall Smith netted in both games and the Raparees won both by six-points. A Madden win will see them join Clann Eireann and Killeavy at top of the table.

The Nab bounced back brilliantly against Mullaghbawn last weekend. Goals from Gavin McParland and Kieran Hughes (2) helped them to a 3-11 to 1-12 win.

Both those outings were on the road and the Nab are back on home turf this week, where they haven’t won all season.

They take on Crossmaglen in a repeat of the 2018 and 2019 Senior Championship finals. The Rangers came out on top on both occasions.

Anthony Cunningham’s side are hoping to bounce back following their seven-point defeat to Clann Eireann last week.

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Division 1B – All games on Thursday at 7.15pm

Silverbridge suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend to Sarsfields, so they’ll want to get back on track.

Sean Conlon netted for the ‘Bridge in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to get something from the game as they lost out by three.

They host Grange on Sunday, who have suffered a horrendous run of form. Chris Rafferty’s side have lost four of their five outings.

They’re heading into the game following a heavy 13-point lost to Maghery last weekend, 0-17 to 0-4.

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That win brought the Loughshore men to second in the table having won two in a row, beating Dromintee before Grange.

They’re back on home turf this Friday evening and they’ll take on St Peter’s, who lost to Dromintee last week.

Shane O’Neill’s will be on the hunt for their second win of the campaign when they face Clan na Gael.

The Clans overcame Grange recently and they sit just three-points above last year’s Intermediate champions.

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