ALL COUNTY LEAGUE

A number of big hitters meet in Donegal this weekend

Busy weekend of club action

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All County League preview

Callum Gallagher Naomh Brid gathers possession against Killybegs Hugh McFadden during the Div 3 league in Trummon on Sunday Photo Thomas Gallagher INDD170410 F Masters v Malin TG6

Gaoth Dobhair and Glenswilly is one of a number of big games in Division One of the Donegal All-County Leaguem this weekend.
The two are in third and fourth place respectively on six points in the Division One table after four games. Gaoth Dobhair are ahead on score difference.
Gaoth Dobhair were without Odhran MacNiallais for last weekend’s big away win over Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon.
The county man missed the tie through injury and it is not clear if he will be back for Sunday’s Magheragallon showdown.
Brendan W alsh, the Glenswilly manager is ,sweating on the fitness of county skipper Michael Murphy for this one. The county captain limped out of last weekend’s clash with Cloughaneely, with a dead leg and is believed to be doubtful for the trip into the west.
Another big tie is Naomh Conaill at home to league leaders St Eunan’s in the first of at least three meetings between the sides this season.
They are also in the same group in the championship.
But given that is later in the summer the focus will be on two league points. Naomh Conaill need a win to stay in pace with the early leaders.
Cloughaneely gave Glenswilly a run for their money last weekend as they came from ten points down at one stage to just lose by two.
Michael Lynch and his men will relish the visit of next door neighbours, St Michael’s, to St Finian’s Park.
Dungloe, still searching for their first win, host Patrick McBrearty and Kilcar, who were knocked off the top spot last weekend following their dramatic draw with Milford in Towney.
Barry Doherty will be without his number two, Seamus Gallagher, on the road to recovery following his illness scare last weekend.
In the final game, in the division Danny O’Donnell and Milford will be hoping to build on last Sunday’s draw with Kilcar when they host Aodh Ruadh in Moyle View Park.
VERDICTS: Wins for Gaoth Dobhair, Naomh Conaill, St. Michael’s and a draw between Milford and Aodh Ruadh.

See also: Donegal All County League fixtures

DIVISION TWO
Bundoran and Sean MacCumhaill’s are the early pacesetters in Division Two. They both have full points from their four games to date.
Bundoran make the relatively short trip to Gerard Gallagher Memorial Park, Mountcharles, where St Naul’s will provide the opposition.
St Naul’s have two wins from their four games.
Another big game in Division Two is the meeting of Termon and Ardara, at the Burn Road, Termon.
MacCumhaill’s, the other form team in the division, are at home to Four Masters. Four Masters made the drop from Division One last season and already with just one win from four games they find themselves at the wrong end of the table.
With news emerging this week that Kevin McBrearty had opted out of the county squad to go to America for the summer, these are worrying times for Masters followers.
Glenfin, with just two points on the board, make the long trip to Connolly Park to face Malin. Malin picked up two precious points away to Four Masters last weekend.
In the final game in the division struggling Naomh Muire are pointless at the foot of the table and host Paddy J McGinley’s Naomh Columba, at the Banks.
There are also a full round of games in divisions three and four.
Division Two verdicts: Wins for Naomh Columba, Bundoran, Malin, Ardara and MacCumhaill’s.

Division 3 verdicts: Wins for Burt, Killybegs, Red Hugh’s, Naomh Brid and Buncrana.