Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 13

Division 1A

There are four Division 1A games this week, with two on Thursday, one on Friday and one next Tuesday as well.

First up on Thursday night, live on Armagh TV, Armagh Harps take on Ballymacnab in Abbey Park (7.30pm).

The Nab lost their game against Clann Eireann last Friday evening, with four-points the difference in the end.

The Harps on the other hand had no game last weekend and drew in their last outing against Mullaghbawn.

Ryan McShane, who had been missing for the Harps, came on that night and will likely see more game time on Thursday.

Ballymacnab will be without wing half forward Simon King, who will spend the summer in America.

Also on Thursday (7.30pm), table toppers Madden travel to Granemore, hoping to extend their lead.

Madden hammered Killeavy two weeks ago to take top spot, with goals from Conor Grimley and Niall Smith.

The pair have been in fine form, while Darragh McMullen has started the last number of games as well.

Granemore are currently bottom of the table on head-to-head and will be targeting two points from this one.

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On Friday evening (7.30pm), Killeavy will be out to bounce back from that 3-14 to 1-10 defeat against Clann Eireann.

They’ll have to do so without Lee Rice, who is off to the states, and they’ll need to win to keep their league title hopes alive.

Clann Eireann are chasing the crown as well of course. Rioghan Meehan went off injured against Ballymacnab, so may not be available.

Next Tuesday (7.30pm) Ballymacnab are back in action once again as they travel to Crossmaglen.

Oisin O’Neill played for the Rangers against Mullaghbawn last week and could be available next week again.

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Division 1B – All games on Friday evening at 7.30pm

At the top of Division 1B, Silverbridge will be hoping to extend their lead when they travel to Lurgan on Friday.

They take on Clan na Gael, who they beat by nine-points when the sides clashed earlier on in the league.

Jamie Martin and Sean Conlon rattled the net that night, as they claimed a 2-14 to 1-8 victory against the Clans.

Clan na Gael are sitting third from bottom and are looking to get back to winning ways following their five-point loss last week.

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That was to Dromintee, who are currently Silverbridge’s top contenders at the top of the Division 1B table.

Kieran Quinn’s side are away to Grange on Friday, who are in desperate need of points to remain in the division.

St Peters’ are another side who are in the promotion chase, and they’ll be targeting two-points against Shane O’Neill’s.

The Camlough men, who won the Intermediate league and championship double last year, are in trouble of relegation.

Sarsfields are fourth in the table and still in with a shout, so a lot will be riding on their clash with Maghery, who trail the High Moss men by two-points.