Kilcar against St Eunan’s is the top game this weekend in Division One of the Donegal All-County Football League.
The game, a star fixture, is in O’Donnell Park on Saturday evening, and St Eunan’s who have slipped off the pace in recent weeks will be anxious to make home advantage pay against a weakened Kilcar.
Kilcar are current table toppers, one point ahead of Naomh Conaill and Gaoth Dobhair, with St Eunan’s a further five points down on the league leaders.
St Eunan’s have been fielding weakened sides in recent weeks and both teams will be without their county players this weekend.
The remaining games in Division One are all on Sunday. St Michael’s, the reigning league champions, host Dr Maguire Cup holders Naomh Conaill at the Bridge, in Dunfanaghy, in what promises to be a cracking contest.
When they met two weeks ago there was little between the sides and Sunday’s encounter promises to be another close contest.
Naomh Conaill suffered a surprise defeat at home to Termon last Sunday.
Termon are at home to Bundoran at the Burn Road in what is a four-pointer. Whoever wins this tie will go a long way to securing their place in the top flight for another season.
Glenswilly registered only their second win of the campaign last time out with a good victory over St Eunan’s and they will be anxious to take something from their tie with second placed Gaoth Dobhair.
But with the men from the Gaeltacht anxious to bounce back after suffering a heavy defeat last time out to Naomh Conaill, Glenswilly, without Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy, are going to have to play very well for a positive outcome.
The final game in the division is also a crunch tie at the bottom of the table. Bottom side Ardara host second from the bottom Dungloe.
Ardara have just one win from 11 outings and are really struggling while Dungloe are only slightly better off. Tony Boyle’s men have four points from their 11 games played.
Dungloe shaded their last meeting a couple of weeks ago in a game that was marred by an ugly brawl towards the end and was subsequently investigated by the CCC. Fines and sanctions are expected to be imposed.
Four Masters and Milford meet in the top game in Division Two. Milford, the somewhat surprise leaders, are the form team in the second division and are just one point ahead of Four Masters.
The two sides met in a high quality game at the beginning of last month with Milford taking the two league points in the 1-16 to 1-14 win. Four Masters will be without Karl Lacey this weekend.
In the other games in Division Two, Sean MacCumhaills are home to Naomh Muire; Cloughaneely host Malin; St Nauls are home to Naomh Columba and Killybegs entertain Glenfin.
There are also games in Divisions three and four and three games in the Senior Hurling Championship where St Eunan’s play MacCumhaills; Buncrana play Aodh Ruadh and Setanta play Burt.