Game of the Weekend

Callington IFC quarter-final: Fuerty v Elphin on Saturday in Enfield (5 pm)

Arguably the two most impressive teams in the Intermediate Championship so far meet in Ballintubber (I suppose Éire Óg would take issue with that assertion!). This promises to be a cracking match, one that could go either way. Fuerty have scored an impressive total of 7-37 in their three games to date,  and along with Éire Óg and Castlerea they remain unbeaten.

Fuerty beat Kilbride and St Aidan’s easily, but only had a point to spare against St Croan’s in their final game. They have plenty of players who have been involved in the business end of the championship several times in recent years. Players like Philip Neilan, Aengus Lyons, Gearoid Ennis, Niall Kilroy, Cian Murray and others have loads of experience.

Elphin started their campaign slowly, losing to Castlerea, but they have improved as the campaign has gone on and they were excellent against Creggs in the last round.

With Aaron Brady, Niall Higgins, Luke Mollahan, the returning Shane Killoran, Fintan Cregg and Aidan Murray all playing well, they look an improving side.

This tends to be the hardest championship in Roscommon to win and this promises to be a very tight match between two good teams. I have a feeling that Elphin will prevail narrowly.

Prediction: Elphin.