Four will become two in the JFC this weekend as the final pairing will be decided following the semi-finals.
Clonmore v Ballyhegan – Fri 29 Sept – Athletic Grounds – 7.30pm
In league football, these two sides proved to be the best two teams in the top division of Junior football.
Clonmore sealed promotion and the league title by coming top, but Ballyhegan were finished right behind them.
In the two league encounters they played, Clonmore won one and Ballyhegan won one. So that shows the how close this one is to call.
From the outset both of these sides have been namechecked a favourites for the JFC crown. And come Friday night, one of them will be gone.
Ballyhegan had a tough quarter-final as they had to battle past Lissummon after extra time, with six the difference in the end.
James McCormack once again top scored for his side, finishing with 1-3. The likes of Peter McGrane and Mark Hughes are other leads for Ballyhegan.
Clonmore easily saw off An Port Mor in the last eight and have yet to be really tested in the JFC.
They have a forward line that is firing well at the minute. Sean Quigley, Cahal and Caolan Cunningham along with James Grimley are all accurate attackers.
Clann Eireann II v Thomas Davis – Mon 2 Oct – Athletic Grounds – 7.30pm
Both Clann Eireann IIs and Thomas Davis will see this as a massive chance to reach the Junior Championship final.
The two teams topped their respective groups, and both competed in Division 3B throughout the league.
Clann Eireann IIs won both league encounters earlier in the season and earned promotion to Division 3A.
Their half forward line is dangerous as James French, Ethan McKenna and Rogan McVeigh all have an eye for a score.
Clann Eireann have an experienced duo at midfield with Conor Bell and Johnny Torode. At the back, they look to Aidan Cassidy, Tom Turbitt and Andrew Cooper.
Thomas Davis have a couple of lethal attacking options of their own. Adam Loughran was named as the Player of the Week for his display against St Michael’s while Ryan Courtney is back in the fold.
Caolain Flanaghan has been scoring consistently as has Jordan King while Stevie Trainor rattled the net in all three group games.
Kieran McAteer is their main man-marker and leader in defence. The Thomas Davis half back line can all attack as well and all three scored in their quarter-final victory.