Ulster U-17 Football League Final
Monaghan v Donegal, Saturday, 2.00, Drumragh
Monaghan will bid to win the Jim McGuigan Cup for the first time when they contest Saturday’s Ulster U-17 Football League Final against Donegal at Drumragh, Co Tyrone.
Monaghan beat Cavan and Armagh to top Section A, even though they fell to a narrow defeat against Down in round three. They secured their final place with an impressive win over Tyrone last Saturday. Donegal impressed in topping Section B with four straight wins, before seeing off a stern challenge from Armagh at the semi-final stage.
Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh, Aaron Mulligan, Seán Jones, Donnach Swinburne and Andrew Moore should be among the leaders for Monaghan. Donegal will be looking to the likes of Shane and Rory O’Donnell, Stephen McFadden, Anthony Doherty and Senan Rooney to lead their challenge.
Emyvale face Scotstown in the Eurotech Junior Football League on Friday, while Oram host Éire Óg on Saturday.
The Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Leagues take centre stage this week.
Division 1A leaders Scotstown host Clontibret on Saturday, when the other fixtures are Donaghmoyne v Latton and Magheracloone v Truagh. Scotstown travel to Latton on Wednesday, with Clontibret up against Truagh and Magheracloone going to Donaghmoyne.
Division 1B front-runners Castleblayney meet Cremartin on Saturday, while Emyvale face Aughnamullen. Monaghan Harps visit Killanny on Sunday, while Wednesday’s fixtures are Castleblayney v Killanny; Emyvale v Cremartin; and Monaghan Harps v Aughnamullen.
Doohamlet make the short trip to Ballybay in Division 2A on Friday, while Carrickmacross host Drumhowan on Saturday and Blackhill face Seán McDermotts on Sunday. Wednesday sees Blackhill and Doohamlet host Ballybay and Carrickmacross, respectively.
Aghabog take on Monaghan Harps in Division 2B on Friday, before Corduff travel to Clones on Saturday. Clones and Aghabog cross paths on Wednesday.
Seán McDermotts and Currin contest Friday’s game in Division Three, where Rockcorry and Inniskeen face off on Saturday. The Seáns visit Inniskeen on Wednesday, when the other game is between Oram and Rockcorry.
The Silver Hill Farm Senior Hurling League continues on Thursday evening. The top two clash – Castleblayney v St. Macartan’s – while Carrickmacross have home advantage against Clontibret and Inniskeen welcome Craobh Rua, Camlough to Páirc Grattan.
The Gerry’s Prepared Veg. U-11, U-13 and U-15 Football Leagues all continue this week, while there is U-15 Hurling action also.