Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 3

Division 1A

In a repeat of the 2022 Senior Championship final, Crossmaglen host Granemore on Thursday in round three of the league. Both sides head into this one off the back of defeats. The Rangers lost to Silverbridge last week while Armagh Harps overcame Granemore.

All-Ireland winning captain Paul McKeown is back playing for the seniors and lined out at centre half back last weekend. Silverbridge will be without Jamie Martin for the foreseeable future as he picked up an injury last week against Cross.

They’ll hope to carry their winning form into round three as they go in search of a third consecutive victory against Dromintee. Kieran Quinn’s Dromintee are on the road and they’re in decent form themselves having saw off Killeavy last weekend.

Killeavy have tasted defeat twice now, to both the ‘Bridge and Dromintee and they take on Madden on Friday evening. The Raparees have only had one outing so far with their clash against Clann Eireann being postponed last weekend.

Madden picked up a point on the opening day as they earned an away day draw against Granemore, thanks to a late Conor Grimley free.

Clann Eireann defeated Dromintee in round one and they travel to Armagh City this weekend to meet the Harps. Pascal Canavan’s men are fresh off a one-point win over Granemore, with Oisin Hughes’ goal proving the decisive score.

The Division 1A and Division 1B Armagh Club leagues continue this weekend with all 16 teams involved across Thursday and Friday.
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Division 1B

The bottom two in Division 1B face off on Thursday night as Maghery host Ballymacnab. Both teams head into round three in search of their first points. Ballymacnab were defeated by Culloville and Cullyhanna in the first two rounds while Cullyhanna also saw off Maghery.

Maghery’s game with St Peter’s was postponed last weekend. Finnen Maguire and Cormac McKee should return for the Nab while Padraig O’Keefe may see some game time for Maghery, as the Armagh u20s were knocked out of the championship on Wednesday.

There’s a top of the table clash in Cullyhanna on Friday night as the St Patrick’s men take on Mullaghbawn. Both sides are currently unbeaten having won their opening two rounds and both will be looking forward to the derby day clash.

The Division 1A and Division 1B Armagh Club leagues continue this weekend with all 16 teams involved across Thursday and Friday.
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Mullaghbawn beat Culloville in round two and the Blues will want to bounce back immediately when they take on Sarsfields in round three.

The High Moss men lost out to St Peter’s by the minimum of margins in round one while their tie with Clan na Gael was rescheduled last weekend.

Clans have an opportunity to bounce back from their first-round defeat to Mullaghbawn as they take on St Peter’s in an all-Lurgan clash. There’s plenty of fresh faces in Ronan McMahon’s side, but they will welcome back their large u20 contingent.

The Division 1A and Division 1B Armagh Club leagues continue this weekend with all 16 teams involved across Thursday and Friday.
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