Four teams are already through to the last eight of the IFC and another four will join them after this weekend.
Derrynoose v Tullysaran – Fri 8 Sept – Clady – 6.45pm
Derrynoose head into this game off the back of two eye-catching wins over Carrickcruppen and Forkhill.
Conor McNally has been in fine form for last year’s Junior championship having hit 1-18 in three games.
They enjoyed a steady league campaign as well at their first crack at intermediate and will be confident heading into this one.
Tullysaran may be without their experienced full back Adrian Conlon, who was helped off the field last weekend.
That was in their round three defeat to St Patrick’s while they also lost to Belleek the weekend before.
Still, they’ve shown they have serious attacking power with Mark McKeever (0-18) and Gavin Conlon (2-10) the main men.
Belleek v Culloville – Sat 9 Sept – Crossmaglen – 3pm
Culloville are still without two of their main performers as Ryan Garvey and Niall Rowland are out injured.
In their absence, the rest of the squad will be required to step up and having Colm Watters back will help.
Watters hit 0-3 in their two-point defeat to Wolfe Tones last week while Shane Carragher has netted in their last two games.
Belleek will be confident heading into this one having won their last two games against Tullysaran and Middletown.
Callum O’Neill has been the driving force behind their success, having claimed 0-14 in their three games.
This one could go right down to their wire and their will be a good old-fashioned derby feel to the contest.
Pearse Og v Carrickcruppen – Sun 10 Sept – Ballymacnab – 1.30pm
Both these sides were operating at the top-level last season, but these weekend either Pearse Og or Carrickcruppen will crash out of the IFC.
It’s all on the line in Ballymacnab on Sunday and after this encounter, one of the big hitters will be gone.
The Ogs were beat by Tir na nOg last weekend but had some good performers. Callum Murray nailed 1-3 while Odhran Houlihan hit 1-2.
Ruairi and Anto Duffy have been chipping in with scores every week while Vincy Brady is their main man.
Carrickcruppen put in a solid shift against St Paul’s in round three but lost out by three-points in the end.
Eoin Woods was exceptional, hitting 0-6 from play and will take some watching from the Ogs this weekend.
Keady v Annaghmore – Sun 10 Sept – Clann Eireann – 1.30pm
Keady are still unbeaten in the IFC having drawn with Culloville and Wolfe Tones before beating Cross IIs.
They have also already claimed the Division 2B league title, so confidence will be high in the Keady camp.
James O’Hara and Tomas Galvin have been leading the line and will need marked by Annaghmore this weekend.
Connor Cullen was the start of the show for Annaghmore in round three and he finished the game with 3-7.
Cullen, along with Oisin MacIomhair up top, are two sharpshooters in front of the posts, with an eye for goal.
Annaghmore have conceded five goals in three outings and that may be a concern for them this weekend.