Callington Ltd Intermediate Football Championship
Shannon Gaels meet Kilmore in a local derby on Saturday in Croghan (6 pm) and there has never been much between them in recent years. Home advantage might just swing it for the Gaels.
Éire Óg, meanwhile, make the long trip to Kiltoom on Sunday to face St Brigid’s (4 pm) and last year’s beaten finalists should start their campaign with a win.
St Croan’s will be hoping to be involved at the business end of the championship this year and they should get their campaign off to a winning start when they play Kilbride on Saturday in Enfield (4 pm). They were unlucky last year but playing at home, should begin with a win.
Fuerty will be one of the favourites to win the Jimmy Murray Cup this year and they should get their championship off to a positive start when they entertain an improving St Aidan’s at Mulhern Park on Saturday (6 pm).
‘Game of the Weekend’ in the IFC is surely the clash of Creggs and Castlerea St Kevin’s in Creggs on Saturday (4 pm). Castlerea are improving but were disappointed to have lost the O’Gara Cup final to Strokestown a couple of weeks ago. They will be put to the pin of their collective collars against Creggs, who have a number of very talented young players in their ranks. Hard to separate these two, a draw is likely.
Another team who will be anxious to get their hands on the Jimmy Murray Cup will be Elphin, who were relegated from the senior ranks last year. They make the long trip to Woodmount to take on Pádraig Pearses on Sunday (3 pm), and they should return with a win.