Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Round 1B
Killeevan v Rockcorry, Friday, 7.45, Smithborough
Killeevan and Rockcorry put their JFC hopes on the line in Smithborough on Friday evening.
Both teams are in the last-chance saloon after first-round defeats, where Killeevan lost out to Clones and Rockcorry fell away in extra-time against Éire Óg. They have both also had challenging league campaigns, with Killeevan picking up just one point to date, two less than Rock, who won the Ulster Club JFC in 2015, only to be relegated back to junior ranks last year.
Rock will hope to be able to call on the likes of Fergal McGeough, Niall McKeown, Mark and Keith Daly and Noel Carroll to lead their challenge, while Killeevan will need Noel Smith, Kevin McGinn, Ciarán Burns and Ciarán Corr on top form.
Holders Inniskeen have a bye in the Silver Hill Farm Senior Hurling Championship on Thursday, which means Castleblayney can join them at the top of the group if they beat Clontibret, while the other game is between Monaghan Harps and Carrickmacross.
The Under-21 Football competitions continue on Friday. Emyvale host Clann na nGael in a Division One quarter-final, with Clones looking to build on a big win over Scotstown when they face Truagh at the semi-final stage. The Division Two quarter-final fixture is between Latton and Patrick Emmets, while the semi-final pairing is Scotstown v Carrickmacross.
The final round of the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division 1A is down for decision on Sunday, with the following fixtures: Clontibret v Truagh; Donaghmoyne v Scotstown; and Monaghan Harps v Latton. Division 1B sees Cremartin make the short trip to Castleblayney and Magheracloone make the longer journey to Emyvale, while the Division 2A games see Killanny and Drumhowan host Ballybay and Doohamlet, respectively. Division Three continues with Inniskeen v Corduff on Sunday and Clontibret v Oram and Rockcorry v Éire Óg on Wednesday.
The Connolly Meats Minor Football Leagues resume this Tuesday after championship action last week. Division One leaders Inniskeen will bid to rebound from their MFC defeat when they face Carrickmacross, while the other fixtures are Latton v Killanny; St. Patrick’s v Magheracloone; and Truagh v Donaghduff Gaels. The Division Two action is Monaghan Harps v Castleblayney and Emyvale v St. Tiarnach Sarsfields, while in Division Three, it’s Clontibret v Seán McDermotts; Doohamlet v Cremartin; Patrick Emmets v St. Mary’s Na Mullaí; and Tyholland v Clann na nGael.
The juvenile football and hurling competitions also continue throughout the week.