Division 1A & 1B Previews – Gameday 14

Division 1A

There are only two Division 1A games scheduled for this weekend and they both take place on Friday evening. It’s top against bottom as Clann Eireann take on Granemore while Silverbridge host Armagh Harps.

Granemore’s fate has already been sealed as they’ve been relegated to Division 1B for next season. They lost out to Dromintee by the minimum of margins last week, meaning they can’t gather enough points in the next three games to save themselves.

Stephen Cusack’s men can only get level with Madden, but due to the head-to-head ruling, the Raparees hold the advantage. Granemore will want to finish the season well however ahead of the championship.

Clann Eireann have been in flying form all season and sit at the top of the Division 1A league table. They are still unbeaten after 11 games and are well on their way to retaining their league title.

Silverbridge and Harps will battle it out on Friday evening and the winner of this clash will go a long way to securing their top four finish. The pair faced off last week, with goals from James McCoy and Conor Lavery sealing a 2-11 to 1-12 Harps win.

Division 1B

There are two massive clashes at the bottom of the Division 1B league table that could end up deciding the relegation spots. Sarsfields, at the bottom of the table, have already been relegated to Division 2A.

Ballymacnab host St Peter’s on Thursday evening and a victory for the away team will secure their status. While a defeat wouldn’t mathematically relegate Ballymacnab, safety would be an uphill battle.

St Peter’s were worthy five-point winners when the two teams clashed just a couple of weeks ago. A goal in the final quarter from Ruairi McDonald secured the valuable two-points for Frank Fitzsimmons’ team.

Maghery and Culloville lock horns on Friday and the winner would go a long way in securing their place in the division next year. Culloville will be without Dara Quinn and Taidgh O’Neill, who are both off to America for the summer.

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