Ballinagh (@1.28) vs Cuchulainns (@4.0)

Our Prediction:

Ballinagh will win

Ballinagh – Cuchulainns Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 14:15

Farrelly respectively. Cuchullainns went in as clear favourites against Drung in the first round but were somewhat lucky to just get home by three points. They entered the semi-finals against a strong and experienced Redhills side and won by 25 to 15 with two-second half goals settling the issue, scored by P. The intermediate championship competition threw up many strong sides and with only seven teams in the draw, games were obviously going to be keen. Carolan and J. The final brought together Cuchulainns beaten finalists in 1985 and the side they accounted for in the semi-final of the same competition, Killeshandra.

Ballyhaise are good enough to win the title outright and are hitting their stride at the right time but there is a lot of football to be played yet. Last season, then, they seemed to be running on fumes and were well below par when ending up in another relegation final, seeing off neighbours Redhills in the One Tree Clasico to save their status. This term, Ballyhaise have been very impressive, losing just twice in their 13 regulation league games and those losses came against Killinkere, by a point, and Bailieborough, a reversal they later emphatically avenged in the promotion play-off before they went on to claim the title on Sunday last. However, Aaron Watson has really found his feet and the relocation of Sean McCormack to full-back has worked out brilliantly. All in all, things look very promising and with the league title secured last Sunday, confidence will be high going into championship, where old friends Bailieborough await. At midfield, Conor Lyons has been his usual consistent self, assisted at times by the promising youngster Eoin Clarke who has been a real find. Having waited so long to win the Intermediate Championship, they were unlucky to go straight back down in 2016, losing a replay to Killygarry and then in a freakish turn of events running into Cavan Gaels of all teams in the relegation final. This squad have been light on defenders in recent years and top heavy with forwards and that situation was not helped by the absence of key men Mark Brennan and Shane Briody, both in Australia. The following year, they regrouped and returned to the final where Shercock stunned them. David Brady has had some injury problems but he is a thoroughbred and will be a huge addition when he returns to the team. And up top, there is an impressive spread of scorers. In his absence, the likes of younger brother Michael and Martin Conaty have been going very well while Kevin Tierney, who turned in an exhibition against Bailieborough recently, is fit again and has been scoring prolifically as per his normal standard. BallyhaiseThe Annalee Park men parted company with manager Laurence Brady before a competitive ball was kicked, which is never a good sign, but the new management have done an excellent job since taking the reins for the beginning of the league.

By the end of October, the feeling in Cross-Mullagh was that their favourites could only throw away a place in the last four of the competition.

Ballymachugh made the breakthrough at Junior Championship level in 2017 but had a poor enough campaign last year. The Hughs have a bye in the first round of the championship. In the championship they will look to consolidate their intermediate status but are more than capable of causing a shock or two on this year's league form. The return of former county man Liam Buchanan to the middle of the field has allowed James Smith and Mark Kiernan to supplement the attack along with Padraig Galligan (above). The introduction of minor stars Darragh Sheridan, Patrick Goldrick and Ryan Smith has offset the loss of Dillon and Darragh Kiernan to travel and injury respectively. BallymachughUnder the management of former Crosserlough selector Raymond Reilly, the Hughs have already achieved this year's core objective by topping Division 3 and gaining automatic promotion. This term, they appear to have their mojo back, losing just once (away to Drumgoon) in the regular league before falling to the same side in last Sundays final.

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They open their championship campaign against the same opponents in Cootehill, a match which should tell us a lot more about both teams. In a wide open championship, it is certainly not beyond the bounds of possibility that the Shamrocks would go a long way. A number of players have been in outstanding form. A club with their history, tradition and population base should be in senior ranks and they are putting in an almighty effort to get there. While Alan O'Mara is currently in America, the defence has been settled with Philip Clarke and Sean Cooney excelling. BailieboroughThe Shamrocks have been building incrementally for the last few seasons. After a slow start in which they lost two of their first three games against Shercock and Killinkere, they won eight of their next nine, culminating in victories over Ballyhaise and Swanlinbar in which they hit a cumulative total of 10-26. Last year, they had a big win over eventual champions Mullahoran in the group stages before losing to Laragh in a replayed quarter-final and they will be aiming to go a couple of steps better this time round. Gilsenan has missed out of late due to injury but is nearing a return while county man Michael Argue, who has played just one full game and didn't see much game time with Cavan, is also close to full fitness and will be a massive addition when he is. Don't rule them out! Four points up at half-time in New Inns against Lavey and a return to the top flight after 15 years away beckoning, they conceded four goals in the second half and lost and then Ballyhaise, whom they had beaten by 13 points three weeks earlier, thumped them in the resulting play-off. At midfield, Christopher Dunne has been superb, with Rhys Clarke, Luke Gilsenan and Gary Daly very impressive up front. The mystifying collapse in their form in recent weeks does not inspire confidence, however.

The Cuchulainns team, scorers and sub, that featured in the ACFL Division Two final victory over Swad was as follows: Colm Anderson; Adrian Taite, Barry Smith, Martin Quinn; Niall Lynch, Martin Lynch, Stephen Lynch; Paul Taite (0-1), Fergus OReilly; Seamus Clarke (0-6), Donal Daly, Gavin Daly; Alan Callaghan (0-2), Paul Tully, Killian Lynch (1-0). Sub John Flanagan for M.

Closing date is 11th Sept. Please support. All-Ireland Ticket DrawIts that time of year again with the usual rat-race for All-Ireland tickets. The Club is holding its usual annual draw for two All-Ireland Football Cusack Stand tickets and 500 spending money. You can also buy tickets online using the following link . Tickets are 5 each or 3 for 10 and can be purchased from any committee member.

Cuchulainns hadnt things their own way despite having the edge thereafter. Cuchulainns proceeded to register consecutive wides before Gavin Dalys well worked point gave his side the lead once again. In fact Drung found the net shortly after the restart to level matters.

Cuchulainns began their Senior Championship Campaign by beating the County Champions Ballinagh in Kingspan Breffni Park in a highly entertaining game on a scoreline of 1:16 to 15. Cuchulainns were then beaten by the eventual Champions Cavan Gaels in the next game which set up a game against Gowna for a place in the Quarter final stages of the competition. Cuchulainns dominated this game in every area of the pitch running out winners on a scoreline of 0:16 to 0:9 points. Cuchulainns progressed to the Semi-final stages of the Cavan Senior Championship for the first time in their history in 2014. In the Semi-finals Cuchulainns were drawn against Cavan gaels for the second time in the Championship. The Second half proved a step to far for Cuchulainns with the eventual Champions Cavan Gaels grabbing 2 goals to end Cuchulainns Championship for 2014. Both teams were guilty of wayward shooting in the first half with Cuchulainns coming off slightly better than their opponents, leading by 0:4 to 0:1 at halftime. Cuchulainns Centre half back Seamus Clarke was Nominated for Cavan Senior Club Player of the year after a fantastic Campaign. The Second half began at a ferocious pace, Killygarry fought back to draw the game at 9 points a piece until Cuchulainns kicked the final 2 points of the game which sealed their long-awaited berth into the Semi-final Stages. Cuchulainns put on a fantastic defensive display in the first half and were very unlucky to go into the half time break losing by 0:6 to 0:3. In the Quarter finals Cuchulainns accounted for Killygarry, in a tense,nervous encounter.