Mulryan Construction IFC Round 5
Group A – (all games on Sunday at 6.30 pm)
Fuerty v St. Dominic’s in Kiltoom: Fuerty are in pole position to take a place in the semi-finals while St. Dominic’s can also make the semi-finals, the quarter-finals, or miss out on the play-offs depending on the result here. Dominic’s are always able to spring a surprise in this championship but if Fuerty bring their ‘A’ game to Kiltoom they can edge a close game. Prediction: Fuerty
Kilbride v Oran in Ballyforan: Oran have faded over the past few rounds and they have one last chance of redemption against Kilbride who are likely to be without brilliant talisman Conor Devaney because of injury. That should tilt the balance in favour of Oran, who could sneak into the quarter-finals with a win. Prediction: Oran
Kilmore v Tulsk in Croghan: This looks like the tightest game of the day in this group. Tulsk found their scoring touch against Kilbride after a couple of poor enough displays while Kilmore have to win here to ensure a play-off place. Kilmore are always great championship battlers but Tulsk should win this narrowly and qualify for the semi-finals alongside Fuerty. Prediction: Tulsk.
Group B – (all games on Sunday at 6.30 pm)
Clann na nGael v St. Michael’s at Enfield: Clann should be good enough to prevail against a St. Michael’s side which has been struggling this year. Clann can keep their status in the IFC with a win here and they should achieve that. Prediction: Clann na nGael.
St. Barry’s v Éire Óg in Tulsk: Éire Óg have been the most impressive team in Group B this year and they look set fair for the quarter-finals. St. Barry’s have been inconsistent and a defeat here could drag them into a relegation battle. Prediction: Éire Óg
St. Aidan’s v Shannon Gaels in Oran: Shannon Gaels may be favourites to win here but Aidan’s know that they can leap frog The Gaels into a quarter-final spot with a win. Aidan’s are not without a chance but The Gaels are the favourites. Prediction: Shannon Gaels