Mulryan Construction IFC Quarter- Finals – Both in Kilbride on Sunday
Éire Óg v Kilmore at 2 pm: The Prospects: Éire Óg will come into this game on a high after a huge win against St Barry’s but one thing is absolutely certain, they will not score 6-13 this weekend!
Kilmore are doughty championship battlers and they are such a hard side to beat. Paul and Colm Garvey, Derek Connellan Dara Feely and John Donohoe have loads of football know how and this will be battle for sure. But Éire Óg look very good up front with Barry Nolan, Lee Keenan and Liam Creaton all scoring forwards.
This will be a close fought affair and maybe that Éire Óg have the firepower to edge them over the line but I would not be one bit surprised if it goes the other way. Prediction: Éire Óg
Oran v St. Aidan’s at 3.45 pm: The Prospects: Before the IFC started Oran were one of the fancied teams to win the competition but they have struggled to get to this stage and they will have to up their game if they want to feature. St. Aidan’s on the other hand were having a poor season with not much expectation, but they have had two fine wins in their last two games and they have put up big scores too with Johnny Coyne the main man up front.
Oran will have to play much better than they have done to date with Matthew Whyte, Tom Fetherston, Jack Earley, Adrian Cassidy and Mikey Gunning expected to lead from the front. But with Keith Waldron, Paddy Neary and Jack Conroy to back up the excellent Johnny Coyne, Aidan’s will not be easily beaten. But Oran have yet to play well and if they can perform to their ability they should have enough to get to the semi-finals. Prediction: Oran
IFC Relegation Play-Off
St. Michael’s v Clann na nGael on Saturday in Cootehall at 6pm: The Prospects: St Michael’s will be lifted by their recent win against Saturday’s opponents when they put up a big score too. Clann will be desperate to hang on to their intermediate status but the long journey and Michael’s at home might be a bridge too far. Prediction: St. Micheal’s
Warm and Cosy Homes JFC Quarter-Finals
St. Brigid’s v Western Gaels on Sunday in Kilglass at 2 pm: Prediction: St Brigid’s
Pádraig Pearses v St. Ronan’s on Sunday in Fuerty at 2 pm: Prediction: Pádraig Pearses