Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 8

Division 1A

Granemore have earn two-points so far in their Division 1A campaign and one of them came in the first round against Madden. They face the Raparees once again this week, but Stephen Cusack’s side are away from home.

Conor Grimley scored 0-6 of Madden’s 0-7 in that opening clash but has since been sidelined with a knee injury. Patrick Carr has emerged as a big player for Madden and midfield will be crucial on Friday night.

Madden suffered a two-point defeat in their most recent outing against Armagh Harps, who host Crossmaglen this week. The Harps are just two-points behind the Rangers in the table and have a game in hand.

Cross have won their last two games, against Madden and Killeavy so Anthony Cunningham’s men will be keen to make it through on the trot. They beat the Harps in the first round with two goals to spare.

League leaders Clann Eireann have yet to be beaten and they welcome Dromintee to Lurgan on Friday. Clann Eireann have won four of their six games to date, although they had to come from behind to draw with Silverbridge last week.

Dromintee are just above Granemore at the bottom of the table and have only won once this season. They lost to the Harps in their most recent outing, although they had a week off last weekend.

Silverbridge are the only other unbeaten team in the division, and they host Killeavy. Sean Rock, Paddy Reel and Ronan Reel were all in fine form last weekend when they picked up a point against Clann Eireann.

Killeavy threw away a six-point lead last Friday and ended up losing to Crossmaglen by the minimum of margins. They currently sit fifth in the table on five points and will be eager to pick up another two.

Granemore have earn two-points so far in their Division 1A campaign and one of them came in the first round against Madden.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Division 1B

A win for Clan na Gael over Mullaghbawn could see them climb to the top over the Division 1B table. Ronan McMahon’s men have only lost once in their last six outings and are in a great spell of form.

They suffered a first-round defeat to Mullaghbawn in the first round and will be keen to get that one back. They should have Sam McClarnon available for selection as he missed out last week through suspension.

Mullaghbawn have only lost one game all year and had a comfortable victory over Sarsfields last week. Goals from Cormac Smyth and Fergal O’Brien were key, and they are back on home turf this week.

Granemore have earn two-points so far in their Division 1A campaign and one of them came in the first round against Madden.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Sarsfields are currently at the bottom of the table, and they take St Peter’s on Friday night. St Peter’s edged out the last meeting between the pair, with one-point the difference between the sides the last time.

Maghery lost to Cullyhanna by 11-points in the first round but have been unbeaten in the five games since. They have a chance to gain some revenge over the St Patrick’s men as they host them on Friday.

Culloville earned a one-point win over Ballymacnab on the opening night and the pair lock horns again this week. The Nab are unbeaten in four games but Culloville will hope to make home advantage count.

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