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Patrick Fahy And Co Solicitors Tyrone Ladies Football Championship Quarter Finals  Friday Previews

Friday 28.07.2017
Team Talk Mag
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Fri 28th July @ 6.45pm & 8.15pm – Venue Drumragh
Senior
Cill íseal V Clann Na nGael
Senior
Sperrin Óg V Aireagal Chiarain

An intriguing double bill of senior quarter finals is pencilled in for the excellent facilities of Clanabogan Park on Friday night. Last year’s beaten finalists Killeeshil will go toe to toe with Clan na Ngael in the evening’s first game with the St Mary’s very determined to make a return to finals day focused on going one better than last year.

With an abundance of talent to call on the Killeeshil side if anything are better placed than last term. Zoe Loughran is back to full fitness again and alongside Grainne Rafferty there’s a real potency about their attack. Throughout the squad they have quality but the North Tyrone girls are not just making up the numbers despite a difficult division one campaign that has seen them carve out just a single win.

Killeeshil secured a big league win when the teams met in May and they remain well placed for the league’s top four.

Sperrin Og booked their place in the quarter final against Errigal Ciaran on the back of a thrilling encounter at Kildress against Ardboe. It took the introduction of Niamh O’Neill to help the Greencastle girls over the line as the County ace scored 1-5 in twenty second half minutes. They will need a similar display in Friday’s second game at Drumragh if they are to halt Errigal.

Spearheaded by the likes of Aine Canavan, Maria Canavan and Lycrecia Quinn up front they have plenty of threat while their defence is the tightest through all three grades conceding just 3-20 in seven games ! Errigal are many people’s favourites to claim the title. They lead division one remaining unbeaten this term but the championship is the championship and they will be well aware of the threat posed by this talented Greencastle side.

Fri 28th July @ 6.45pm & 8.15pm – Venue: Carrickmore

Junior
An Mhaigh V Both Domhnaigh
An Charraig V Trí Leac

A double bill in the junior championship and perhaps this year’s junior championship will be the most keenly contested with every team having a realistic chance of winning The Brenda Logue Cup. Three of Friday’s combatants have come through the prelims. Moy eased to a comfortable win over Beragh to set up their meeting with the youthful Badoney while Rock and Trillick both recorded big wins on route to their head to head.

Badoney enjoyed minor success this season and they will rely heavily on the bulk of that squad as they attempt to relive the success they enjoyed under Vinny McCullagh. They enjoyed a decent league win over a Moy remain a much unknown entity this term.

The Tir na nOg have had a mixed league campaign and find themselves mid table. They could well produce another good performance on this occasion. Carrickmore also hosts the hugely anticipated clash of two of the junior big hitters Rock and Trillick.

Both teams are level on points in division three and while the Reds pulled away to seal a decent win over the St Patrick’s in the league clash at Rock this championship clash could well be a much closer encounter . There’s experience in both camps while the exciting Emma Brennan is certainly one to watch for the Donnelly Park outfit.

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