Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 10

Division 1A

After back-to-back defeats, Silverbridge will hope to get their Division 1A campaign back on track this weekend. They travel the short distance to Dromintee on Friday night, who are currently bottom of the table.

Silverbridge have fallen to fifth in the league table following their recent losses to both Killeavy and Crossmaglen. Their last win game against Dromintee in round three and they’ve either drawn or lost their last five fixtures.

Crossmaglen are joint-top of the table, and they meet Granemore, who are in seventh place, in a repeat of the 2022 SFC final. Jason O’Neill is back for Stephen Cusack’s side, and he’ll certainly bolster their attacking options.

Clann Eireann are at the top of the table due to their head-to-head record with the Rangers and they host Armagh Harps. The Harps are in third place having won four of their last five league outings.

Oisin Hughes has been in tremendous form for Pascal Canavan’s side and his goal was the key against Granemore last week. Clann Eireann have yet to lose a game and will be keen to continue that trend.

On Saturday evening, Madden host a Killeavy side that have hit a fine run of form, having only lost once in their last five games. They will be without Lee Rice however, as he is off to America for the summer.

Madden lost to Clann Eireann last weekend and their home form will be cause for concern. Of their five home games so far in the league, the Raparees have only won once, against Granemore two weeks ago.

After back-to-back defeats, Silverbridge will hope to get their Division 1A campaign back on track this weekend.
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Division 1B

Mullaghbawn remain the team to beat in Division 1B and they host their near neighbours Cullyhanna on Friday. They are currently top of the league having lost just one game from their eight outings.

Cullyhanna are fourth in the table and end into the game filled with confidence following their recent 10-point win over Ballymacnab. That victory came without the injured Mickey Murray, Shea Hoey and Sean Connell.

The Nab will hope to bounce back on Friday evening when they take on Maghery and the sides drew when they last met. Maghery are also heading into the game off the back of a defeat, having lost to St Peter’s last weekend.

Sarsfields are at the bottom of the table, trailing their opponents Culloville by just one-point. The High Moss men conceded seven goals to Clan na Gael last week and will be keen to tighten up their defence.

James Austin and Oran O’Kane claimed a hattrick apiece and Clans will look to carry that form into this weekend. They host St Peter’s on Saturday evening, who came from behind to beat Maghery last week.

After back-to-back defeats, Silverbridge will hope to get their Division 1A campaign back on track this weekend.
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