Teams fighting for survival in the IFC

Group A

File Pic: Enda Crawley in action for Eire Óg. Pic: Bernie O’Farrell

Kilmore have been beaten twice already in this year’s Callington Ltd Intermediate Football Championship and they face high-flying Éire Óg in Boyle in what looks like a huge task for Kilmore. A defeat here would plunge them into a relegation battle and Éire Óg have to be the strong favourites.

St Brigid’s and Shannon Gaels in Kilbride should be a close-run affair with both sides having recorded one win so far. Brigid’s might just have the edge here. Both games are on Saturday at 4 pm.

Group B

The big game in Group B is the clash of Kilbride and St Aidan’s at Lisnamult (Sunday at 2.30 pm). Both teams have lost two games and the losers here will be condemned to the dreaded relegation battle. There won’t be a lot between them but perhaps Kilbride will have enough to win by a couple of points and save their season.

Both St Croan’s and Fuerty have won both their previous games and they meet in Creggs. Fuerty have been excellent so far and they should be good enough to keep their unbeaten run going.

Group C

Castlerea St Kevin’s have been very impressive so far with two good wins under their belts. At home in O’Rourke Park, they should be good enough to defeat Pádraig Pearses (Saturday at 6 pm) while at the same time in Elphin, the home side will be hoping to get back on the winning trail against Creggs. This could be closer than a lot of people think but Creggs look destined for a relegation battle.