Division 2A & 2B Previews – Gameday 4

Division 2A

St Paul’s earned a five-point victory over Tullysaran in Monday nights Division 2A clash and are back in action on Friday. Ronan Clarke’s men, who reached the IFC final last year, take on his former club Pearse Og this weekend.

The Ogs, who have picked up one win from their two outings, will have home advantage. Garreth Thorton’s side overcame Annaghmore on the opening day but lost out to Shane O’Neill’s last week.

Carrickcruppen are currently top of the pile in Division 2A and are currently the only unbeaten team. They followed up their opening day draw with impressive victories Shane O’Neill’s and Tullysaran.

Cathal O’Grady has netted for times across those two games while Eoin Kane has raised three green flags. Barry Flynn’s men are away to Annaghmore this weekend and will hope to continue their fine form.

Annaghmore earned a share of the spoils against Keady last weekend as they game finished 0-8 each. Oisin MacIomhair was in fine form when positioned at full forward and kicked four first half points.

Keady are back in action on Friday, and they have yet to win a game, drawing two and winning one. They make the short trip to Grange on Friday and Chris Rafferty’s men are back in action on Monday.

Rafferty will come up against his former side Pearse Og, the club he won a Senior Championship medal with in 2009. Grange lost out to St Paul’s in round two after beating Shane O’Neill’s on the opening day.

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Division 2B

Clonmore and Clann Eireann IIs, the two teams that came up from Junior last year, lock horns on Thursday night. The pair have picked up one point each so far, both earning draws with Tir na nOg.

There’s a top of the table clash in Division 2B this weekend as Belleek take on Wolfe Tones on Friday. Both sides are tied at the top of the pile having both won their opening three games.

Sean McCreesh (0-6) and Callum O’Neill (0-5) done the majority of the scoring for Belleek as they beat Derrynoose 1-12 to 0-12 last week. Wolfe Tones saw off Cross IIs in round three, 0-9 to 0-4.

That was Derrynoose’s first defeat following their opening day win over Cross IIs, and they host Whitecross on Friday. Whitecross have won two of their three ties, beating Clonmore by one-point last week.

Derrynoose are back in action on Sunday again and they take on Clann Eireann IIs. Conor McNally remains their go-to forward having kicked 0-5 against Belleek last week and will have home advantage.

Check out our matchday previews ahead of another weekend of action in the Division 1A and Division 1B leagues.
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