Mulryan Construction IFC (Round Three)
Ahead of this weekend’s action in the Mulryan Construction Intermediate Football Championship, Seamus Duke looks ahead to what promises to be a thrilling climax…
The situation: What we know for definite in Group A is that Tulsk and Creggs have both qualified for the quarter-finals.
Kilbride v Kilglass on Saturday in Strokestown at 4.30 pm
Kilbride have struggled without talisman Conor Devaney and they will have their work cut out here against a Kilglass side which has played well despite losing both their fixtures so far. There may not be much between the teams but Kilglass look the better bet to escape from the relegation play-offs.
Prediction: Kilglass Gaels
Tulsk v Creggs on Saturday in Dr. Hyde Park at 4.30 pm
This will decide who tops the group as both sides are already through. Tulsk have been impressive in their two wins so far and look to have too much for a Creggs side who have done well so far but this may be a step up for them.
The situation: This is one of the tightest of all the groups because the only thing we know for definite is that Castlerea St. Kevin’s won’t be involved in a relegation play-off.
Éire Óg v St. Barry’s on Sunday in Loughglynn at 4.30 pm
Home advantage should count here as Éire Óg have a win against Shannon Gaels in the bank already and Shannon Gaels went on to put up a huge score against St. Barry’s in the last round.
Prediction: Éire Óg
Shannon Gaels v Castlerea St. Kevin’s on Sunday in Croghan at 4.30 pm
Castlerea have been motoring nicely with two good wins under their belts but they will be tested here. If they want to entertain serious notions about winning the title then they would need to be victorious here.
Prediction: Castlerea St. Kevin’s
The situation: This is another very tight group as the only certain thing is that St. Dominic’s will not be involved in a relegation play-off.
Kilmore v St. Dominic’s on Sunday in Kilmore at 2 pm
A fascinating match in prospect here which could be the game of the day in the Intermediate championship. Kilmore on their own patch are very hard to beat and although Dominic’s had a great win against Oran in the last round they could come up short.
St. Aidan’s v Oran on Sunday in Ballyforan at 2 pm
Oran were shocked by St. Dominic’s in the last round and they missed a litany of chances to win but couldn’t manage it. Aidan’s will point to a very good draw with St. Dominic’s on their first outing but they were well beaten by Kilmore in round two. If Oran can get their act together they can win it.