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Previews (April 17-23)

April 18th, 2014

Ulster Minor Hurling Championship Shield Semi-Final

Cavan v Monaghan, Friday, 7.30, Breffni Park


Monaghan’s minor hurlers face league winners Cavan in their Ulster semi-final on the Breffni Park 3G pitch on Friday evening.

These counties have clashed regularly in recent years, with Monaghan mostly coming out on top on their way to league and championship success, but Cavan reversed the roles in this year’s league en route to winning the Division Two title.

Conor Boyle, Ronan Curran, Ciarán McQuaid, Jamie Dooley, Micheál and Neasán Mac Suibhne, Ryan O’Neill and Noel Flood give Monaghan an experienced backbone, while Caoimhín Carney, Seán Keating and Joshua and Adam Crowe are key players for Cavan.


Ulster Minor Football League Shield Semi-Final

Antrim v Monaghan, Saturday, 12.00, Ahoghill


Monaghan’s minor footballers travel to Ahoghill to take on Antrim in the Ulster MFL shield semi-finals on Saturday.

Defeats against Down and Armagh ended Monaghan’s defence of the league title, although they did finish their Group B campaign with a strong comeback to beat Cavan last Friday. Antrim were third in Group A after losing to Tyrone and Donegal, sandwiching wins over Fermanagh and Derry.

Monaghan had David McAlister and Daithí Colton back against Cavan after they missed the first two games and they should again play key roles along with captain and top scorer Barry McGinn, as well as Mikey Murnaghan, Seán McMahon and Conor Duffy.


There is a full round in the Eurotech Junior Football League over the weekend, starting when Aghabog host Éire Óg on Saturday. Early pace-setters Killanny and Aughnamullen are at home to Killeevan and away to Scotstown respectively on Sunday, while Drumhowan face Toome and Blackhill make the short spin to Oram.


The Silver Hill Foods Development Hurling League continues on Thursday with games between leaders Clontibret and Carrickmacross, Truagh and Inniskeen and Monaghan Harps and Castleblayney. Carrickmacross play Castleblayney in the Silver Hill Foods Minor Hurling League on Saturday, while Sunday’s fixtures are Monaghan Harps v Truagh and Cootehill v Clontibret.


There is one Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Division 1A game on Sunday between Clontibret and Latton, while in Division 1B, it’s Tyholland v Cremartin and Ballybay v Emyvale and there is also one Division Two game: Rockcorry versus Seán McDermotts. Division 1A continues on Wednesday with the clash of Monaghan Harps and Scotstown and one game in Division 1B between Castleblayney and Drumhowan. Inniskeen, Carrickmacross, Éire Óg and Corduff are at home to Doohamlet, Aughnamullen, Donaghmoyne and Oram respectively in Division Two, while in Division Three, Currin, Killanny and Aghabog have home advantage against Toome, Clones and Blackhill.


McElvaney Recycling Minor Football League Division One front-runners Donaghmoyne host Scotstown on Tuesday, while Carrickmacross and Killanny have home advantage against Monaghan Harps and St. Patrick’s respectively. The MFL Division Two schedule consists of Toome v Cremartin, Doohamlet v Clontibret, Emyvale v St. Tiarnach’s and Truagh v Magheracloone, while in Division Three, it’s Corduff v Patrick Emmetts, Killeevan v Inniskeen, Castleblayney v Tyholland, Seán McDermotts v Aughnamullen and Emerald Sarsfields v Latton.


In the Gerry’s Prepared Veg. juvenile competitions, the action includes games in the Under-16 Football League and Under-14 Football League and Championship.



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