Clubs in search of points without county players

Clubs in search of points without county players
With the county players (senior and minor) out of the picture because of the championship game with Derry, there is still a full round of club games this weekend.

With the county players (senior and minor) out of the picture because of the championship game with Derry, there is still a full round of club games this weekend.

There are five games in each of the top three divisions and some clubs will be hoping to improve their positions.

Malin host county champions Glenswilly and after getting a point in Magheragallon on Sunday last, they will be hoping to bag a brace, although Glenswilly will have Gary McFadden now available to them.

Table toppers St. Eunan’s travel to Glenties to take on Naomh Conaill in what should be a close encounter. Naomh Conaill will be put to the pin of their collar without their county quartet to take anything against a very strong St. Eunan’s panel.

Towney hosts the clash of Kilcar and Gaoth Dobhair and this could also be close, but Kilcar should be good enough to prevail especially as Gaoth Dobhair will be badly hit with six minors and three seniors missing.

Four Masters are at home to Ardara and both these sides are in need of a pick-up after last weekend when they both lost home games. Both are on four points after four games so the winners will give themselves a good boost.

St. Michael’s, after winning for the first time on Sunday, host Termon, who are still pointless after five games and desperately in need of a win.

Predictions: Home wins for St. Michael’s, Malin, Kilcar; St. Eunan’s to win away and draw in Tirconaill Park.

Division Two

In Division Two Fanad Gaels have been going well, but face a tricky assignment in Bundoran. The locals started the campaign well, but have been rocked by two defeats in their last two games. The loss of Gary Clancy to the US has not helped but they have got a good signing in Daniel Branley from Melvin Gaels.

Table toppers Dungloe should be too strong for bottom club, Downings, who have just one point from six games. Killybegs will be up against it when they face MacCumhaills while Naomh Muire will be hoping to build on their win in Mountcharles when they host Glenfin.

In the final game Cloughaneely host St. Naul’s, who were badly hampered last week by the absence of Stephen Griffin.

Predictions: Home wins for Dungloe, Naomh Muire, Cloughaneely and Bundoran with MacCumhaill’s favoured in Fintra against Killybegs.

Division Three

In Division Three the games are staggered on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. On Saturday evening Milford host Red Hughs and Urris and Carndonagh clash in Inishowen, while on Sunday Naomh Colmcille will be hoping to get back on track at home to Naomh Brid, while Naomh Columba host Burt and Aodh Ruadh travel to Buncrana.

Predictions: Home wins for Milford, Naomh Colmcille, Naomh Columba, Carndonagh and Buncrana.

Division Four

Predictions: Home wins for Letterkenny Gaels (v Moville), St. Mary’s, Convoy (v Robert Emmet’s) and Naomh Padraig, Lifford (v Na Rossa) with Naomh Ultan to win away to Naomh Padraig, Muff.