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Previews (September 21-26)

September 20th, 2012


GRM Minor Football League Division Two Final Replay

Emyvale v Magheracloone, Saturday, 2.30, Blackhill


Emyvale and Magheracloone replay the MFL Division Two Final in Blackhill on Saturday.

The teams played out an exciting draw at the same venue a couple of weeks ago, while they had contrasting fortunes last Saturday, when Magheracloone booked their place in the championship final with a convincing win over Cremartin and Emyvale fell to a heavy defeat against Donaghmoyne. Emyvale did, however, finish top of the league and they also edged Magheracloone in their previous league clash.

Emyvale have been missing David McAlister, but they can still call on two county minors in Ryan McAnespie and Colin Hughes, as well as Daithí Colton, Darren Doherty and Nathan Keenan, while Magheracloone will be looking for big performances from David Kirk, Killian Rudden, Michael Metzger, Paul McArdle, Alan McCahey and Daniel Irwin.

Their last encounter, when Emyvale used wind-advantage to turn around a sizable half-time deficit, showed there isn’t much between these teams, but Magheracloone go in on a high after last weekend and that could give them the edge in this one.

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Silver Hill Foods Senior Hurling League Final

Castleblayney v Inniskeen, Sunday, 12.30, Corduff


The SHL Final sees Castleblayney and Inniskeen renew their rivalry at Corduff on Sunday.

Castleblayney have already beaten Inniskeen in two finals this year – in the Senior Hurling Championship and the Development Hurling League – so the Grattans will be determined to avenge those defeats. Blayney also topped the league, winning all five games, while Inniskeen’s only defeat came against Sunday’s opponents. Inniskeen got the better of Clontibret in the semi-finals, while Blayney saw off Carrickmacross in a high-scoring game.

The likes of Paul and Ronan Meegan, Michael Lennon, Séamus Loftus and Trevor Hilliard should lead Inniskeen’s challenge, but Gary Boyd, Mickey McHugh, Paul Murphy, Brian McGuigan, Barry Reilly and Peter and Mark Treanor should do enough to see Blayney complete another league and championship double.



There are three important games down for decision in the Drumlin Group of Credit Unions Senior Football League, with the bottom four all in action in the battle to avoid relegation. Currin will attempt to maintain their fine form when they host Scotstown under lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Latton turn their attentions away from their championship exit to securing their senior status when they travel to Truagh, while Monaghan Harps are in Oram to take on the other beaten SFC semi-finalists Castleblayney.

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There is one rescheduled game in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League to be played on Saturday, when Cremartin need a result to move clear of the drop-zone against a Toome side who are desperate for points in their bid to escape the bottom.


The final round of the Eurotech Junior Football League is also on the agenda on Sunday. A win for Aghabog at home to Clones would secure their place in the semi-finals, but any slip-up could open the door for Killanny or Oram, who have home games against Blackhill and Killeevan respectively. The other game sees leaders and championship finalists Emyvale go to Smithborough to play joint-bottom side Éire Óg.


In the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division Two semi-finals, Drumhowan host neighbours Ballybay on Saturday, while Doohamlet and Cremartin go head-to-head in Cloghan on Wednesday night. The first play-off for fourth place in the RFL Division One is due to be played in Cloghan between Latton and Monaghan Harps on Tuesday night.


In the Gerry’s Prepared Veg. juvenile competitions, there are Under-14 Football League finals and semi-finals set to be played on Saturday.



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