Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 14

Division 1A – All games on Friday at 7.30pm

There are some extremely important games and points up for grabs at both ends of the Division 1A league table.

Mullaghbawn are currently bottom of the division due to score difference. Although, they are currently on the same points (7) as Ballymacnab and Granemore.

Peter McDonnell’s side are on the road this weekend and they take on Madden, who are one of three teams at the top of the table.

The Raparees are level on 15 points with Clann Eireann and Killeavy, having won six of their 11 league encounters.

That included a 1-11 to 0-8 win over Mullaghbawn in round five, with Niall Smith’s major proving crucial.

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Mullaghbawn head into the game off the back of a famous win over Crossmaglen two week’s ago, while Madden lost to Granemore in their last outing.

Granemore are just above the relegation zone at the minute due to score difference, and host Killeavy this weekend.

Jason O’Neill led the charge against Madden last week and Killeavy will be well aware of his scoring threat up front.

Tommy Coleman’s men overcame Clann Eireann last weekend by the minimum of margins, winning 1-11 to 0-13.

They will be without former Armagh u20 captain Lee Rice however, who has headed off to the states for the summer.

Clann Eireann will be hoping to bounce back when they meet Armagh Harps this weekend, away from home.

The Harps lost to Ballymacnab last Thursday evening, and haven’t tasted victory since round three of the league.

Bot teams will be eager to get back on track, as the Harps are in danger of being pulled into the relegation battle.

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Division 1B

There are six Division 1B games taking place this weekend, with four on Friday evening and another two coming up on Tuesday.

League leaders Silverbridge are out on both days, and two wins will confirm their place in Division 1A next season.

They take on Shane O’Neill’s on Friday evening before taking on Sarsfields , one of two teams that have beat Colm Nally’s men, on Tuesday.

Like the ‘Bridge, the High Moss men are out on both evenings and clash with St Peter’s on Friday night.

The two teams are chasing a promotion spot and Sarsfields are currently five points off table toppers Silverbridge.

St Peter’s are closer, and they are just three points off the top of the table, and will have the advantage of heading into Sunday fresh.

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Grange have already been relegated from to Division 2A and they will be playing for pride in their remaining games.

They take on Clan an Gael first on Friday before travelling to Maghery on Tuesday evening.

Both Clans and Maghery are at the bottom end of the table, so will be out to climb a bit higher up the division.

Maghery aren’t out of the promotion chase and with Brendan Haveron back from injury, they hope to win both their outings, starting with Dromintee on Friday.

Dromintee look best placed to grab a promotion spot and will boost their hopes with a return to Division 1A with a win this weekend.