Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 9

Division 1A – All games on Friday at 7.30pm

After an opening day defeat to Crossmaglen, Killeavy have gone on a six-game unbeaten run that’s saw them climb to the top of Division 1A.

Tommy Coleman’s side drew with Clann Eireann, but other than that’s, it’s been a clean sweep of wins.

Cross on the other hand haven’t been quite as successful, winning just another two games while they recently drew with Armagh Harps.

Killeavy host the Rangers on Friday evening and will be eyeing up some revenge for that 13-point loss in round one.

Killeavy are joined by Madden on 11-points and the Raparees enjoyed a one-point win over Clann Eireann last weekend.

They remain without the injured Niall Grimley but head to Abbey Park this weekend full of confidence.

The Harps halted their losing streak in round seven with a draw against Crossmaglen, when they were in a position to win the game.

James Walsh remains sidelined for Pascal Canavan’s through an arm injury, but youngsters Luke McKeever and Dara McCloskey have been in good form.

Clann Eireann will be hoping to bounce back from last week’s loss when they take on Granemore, the first team to beat Ruairi Lavery’s side this year.

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A personal haul of 1-5 from Jason O’Neill helped Granemore beat Clann Eireann a number of weeks ago.

The Lurgan side will be out for revenge but will have to do so without Conor McConville, who picked up a shoulder injury that day.

Granemore lost to Ballymacnab last Friday evening and the Nab will enjoy home advantage against Mullaghbawn.

Peter McDonnell’s side have only won once this season, so are in desperate need of two-points, as are Ballymacnab at the foot of the table.

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Division 1B – All games on Friday at 7.30pm

Last weekend’s eight-point win over Maghery saw Clan na Gael pick up their third win of the Division 1B league campaign.

They make the short journey to Sarsfields on Friday evening, a team that has been in fine form this season.

Brendan Hughes’ side beat Shane O’Neill’s last weekend to claim a fourth victory of the year and climb to second place.

They trail Silverbridge at the top of the table, who have only lost once, to Sarsfields, and they take on Grange this weekend.

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Grange have struggled this season with a number of key men missing for various reasons (injured, travelling, county commitments).

They’ve notched just one win from seven outings, a round three victory over Sarsfields. They’ll hope to add to their tally this weekend.

Maghery will be aiming to bounce back from Friday’s defeat when they take on St Peter’s. Maghery edged the game, 3-10 to 2-9, when these sides clashed recently.

Elsewhere in the division, Dromintee will hope to keep their promotion push alive when they take on Shane O’Neill’s.