It’s all to play for in the JFC this weekend as all eight teams have their eyes set on a place in the semi-finals.
Clann Eireann II v Killeavy II – Sat 16 Sept – Silverbridge – 3pm
Things are going good for both clubs at the minute, with their senior and juniors reaching the last eight of their championships.
Clann Eireann claimed top spot in their group of three with wins over Eire Og and An Port Mor. That sent them through to the quarters.
They have a great mix of youth and experience blended through their line up which makes them serious contenders.
Killeavy lost to favourites Clonmore in the group stages but enjoyed two brilliant wins either side of that game.
They overcame St Michael’s in round one before firing off 3-18 in their convincing win over Dorsey in the playoffs.
Both side have been racking up the goals so this one, to kick off the JFC quarter-final action, has the potential to be a shootout.
Thomas Davis v St Michael’s – Sat 16 Sept – Silverbridge – 5.15pm
Both teams head to Silverbridge on Saturday evening with momentum behind them, although in different ways.
Thomas Davis caused the upset of the championship when they overcame Ballyhegan in the first round.
They followed that up with a draw against Dorsey before beating Mullabrack to top their section.
Stevie Trainor has recorded a goal a game for the Corrinshego men so St Michael’s will be aware of his threat.
Newtown lost to both Killeavy IIs and Clonmore in the group stages but bounced back to beat Eire Og last weekend.
They put in a terrific shift with their father and son duo Benny and Aidan Davidson catching the eye.
Lissummon v Ballyhegan – Sat 17 Sept – Athletic Grounds – 4pm
There’s an argument to be made that this game could be the best of the weekend. Both teams are serious contenders for the JFC crown.
Lissummon reached the decider last season but just came up short against a Derrynoose side that proved too strong.
But they’re back in contention this season and earned three wins from three in the round robin series.
Ballyhegan on the other hand tasted defeat to Thomas Davis in the opening round. So, they’ve been force to take the more scenic route.
But they bounced back in determined fashion to beat Dorsey, Mullabrack and Clady convincingly.
It could come down to two fine sharpshooters. Steven Matthews has hit 1-21 so far while James McCormack is the top scorer in the JFC with 4-19.
Clonmore v An Port Mor – Sat 17 Sept – Athletic Grounds – 6pm
An Port Mor have already got one giant killing under their belts having overcame Collegeland last weekend.
That will inspire the squad that’s a blend of young and old and they’re being eyeing up another chance to prove their worth.
Clonmore have been warned, and Brendan Donaghy’s men might know they’ll get nothing easy on Sunday.
They are the favourites to pick up the JFC crown at the end of the season, having already won Division 3B.
With Collegeland, a previous top contender, gone, Clonmore are certainly the best equipped team left in the competition.
But that won’t trouble An Port Mor, who have also already claimed their own piece of silverware this season, having won Division 3B.