There are four SFC games this weekend and come Sunday evening, there will only be four teams left standing.
Madden v Ballymacnab – Fri 22 Sept – BOX-IT Athletic Grounds – 7.30pm
Madden topped their group following a three-game unbeaten run that saw them defeat Silverbridge and Shane O’Neill’s while also draw with Armagh Harps.
Niall Grimley entered the fray as a second half substitute against the Harps. After a three-week break, he’ll more than likely be ready to start.
Conor Grimley is their top scorer so far in the championship having struck 0-13 in their three outings.
Ballymacnab have been in fine goal-scoring form having rattled the net in each of their four SFC games.
The return of Jack Grugan has been a major boost up front, while captain Ryan Kennedy missed out through injury the last day.
The Nab ran up a big score in the playoff round against Sarsfields to qualify for the last eight, with 18-points the difference.
Crossmaglen v Armagh Harps – Sat 23 Sept – Silverbridge – 5pm
After an opening round draw with Clan na Gael, Crossmaglen’s SFC campaign has been flawless.
They hammered both Sarsfields and Mullaghbawn, with Rian O’Neill and Jamie Clarke being the main men up front.
Cian McConville hasn’t been scoring as freely as other years, but still carrying a big threat for the Rangers.
The Harps bounced back superbly well from that 15-point loss to Silverbridge. They drew with Madden and saw off St Peter’s.
That leaves Pascal Canavan’s youthful side in the last eight and they perhaps have the short straw of drawing Cross.
Ryan McShane has been in fine form while Oisin Hughes is a good target man on the edge of the square.
Clan na Gael v Killeavy – Sun 24 Sept – BOX-IT Athletic Grounds – 5pm
Last years encounter between these two turned out to be a cracker and extra time was required to decide the outcome.
Killeavy edged through by the minimum of margins and another tight contest is expected this weekend.
Shane McPartlan stole the show that day, although he ended up on the losing side. He’ll once again be key for the Clans.
As will Stefan Campbell and the minor contingent, most notably Callum O’Neill, who is an exciting prospect.
Killeavy haven’t been in action since their five-point win over Ballymacnab in the final round of the group series.
Conor O’Neill didn’t feature that day but should return to the fold on Sunday. He will be a major addition to Tommy Coleman’s side.
Silverbridge v Clann Eireann – Sun 24 Sept – BOX-IT Athletic Grounds – 7pm
We saw the good and the bad of Silverbridge in their playoff victory over Granemore two weeks ago.
The first half they were awesome, but things fell apart after the turnaround, and they just about got over the line.
Colm Nally’s side carry a huge goal-scoring threat, as they’ve displayed throughout the SFC so far.
League champions Clann Eireann topped their group with convincing wins over St Peter’s, Grange and Granemore.
Clann Eireann conceded just 1-17 across three group games while racking up an impressive tally of 2-45.
Conor Turbitt has led their scoring charge with 0-21 but there’s plenty of other players that can chip in.