Sunday 24 Sept – St Paul’s – 12.45pm
Clan na Gael and Granemore lock horns this weekend to determine the winners of the Intermediate Championship.
Both sides have been fairly impressive so far in the championship campaign, putting up big scorelines.
Granemore have hit 11 goals in two games, breezing by Lissummon and Mullabrack to reach the decider.
They held Lissummon scoreless the first day out and secured an impressive 5-19 to 0-0 victory.
Their semi-final match up with Mullabrack was a bit tighter, but again Sean O’Connor’s side passed with flying colours.
While they didn’t raise as many white flags, they hit an extra major to see out a 6-6 to 2-8 triumph.
Granemore are made up of a lot of dual players, who are also preparing for a camogie decider next weekend.
But on Sunday, all the focus will be on the big ball and captain Edel Hagney will lead them into battle.
Corinna Doyle, Aileen Doyle, Jordan Carr and Ellie McKee are all key players for Granemore.
Granemore last won the Intermediate title in 2019 and having been plying their trade at senior level since.
They hammered Mullaghbawn that year winning with 33-points to spare at the Athletic Grounds, 8-18 to 2-3.
That same weekend, Clan na Gael were crowned Junior champions as they defeated Clonmore in the decider.
They’re now contesting at Intermediate level and Clans are targeting their first ever success at this grade.
Captain Aoife Reid chipped in with 0-2 when Clan na Gael were crowned Junior champions four years ago.
Ella Reid hit 0-9 while Roisin O’Hagan (2) and Lara Marsden, daughter of Armagh legend Diarmaid, both hit the net.
Like Granemore, Clan na Gael have been raising plenty of green flags throughout the campaign, nine in total.
They saw off last years Junior winners Derrynoose and Mullaghbawn to reach this weekend’s decider.