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Naomh Éanna vs Lámh Dhearg Sunday August 6

Venue: O’Donnell’s

Throw In: 3pm Referee:

Darren McKeown (St Gall’s)

Naomh Éanna’s reward for their four point victory over Glen Rovers Armoy in the preliminary round is a meeting with 2016 junior champions, Lámh Dhearg.

Traditionally, junior champions struggle when they compete for Intermediate honours and the Lámh’s will be hoping to buck that recent trend.

With a strong league campaign that has yielded eight wins from their 12 matches so far and four wins on the bounce, the 2016 Ulster Junior champions are coming into form at the right time of the season. 18 goals in those four matches, albeit 11 in one match against Loch Mór Dál gCais, the Hannahstown side carry a huge goal threat but with Domhnall Nugent reportedly not fit to play after concussion, it leaves a huge void for someone to fill for the Lámh’s. Naomh Éanna showed plenty of signs that during their preliminary round victory that they are capable of at least matching their exploits from last year.

In John McGoldrick they have an exceptional free taker, ball winner and a player who can play in a variety of positions. Brendan Cormican was superb as sweeper against Armoy the last day out in horrendous conditions but despite the individual scoring exploits of McGoldrick, the most impressive trait the Hightown Road side showed was their team work. On a day that wasn’t concussive for pure hurling, they worked their socks off for each other and won the lion’s share of second phase possession – ultimately proving to be the difference in the sides. Both teams are sitting high in the Division 3/4 table but have yet to play each other in the league. Both come into this quarter-final in good form but I think if reports are true suggesting Nugent will be missing for the Hannahstown men then it will be the difference.

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A chairde please see below the upcoming South West fixtures for this week

Friday 2nd October 6.15pm

Thomas Devlin Car Sales U14 League Cup Semi Finals
St. Mary's Aghagallon v @NaomhEannaCLG
Con Magee's v Erin's Own

Thomas Devlin Car Sales U14 League Shield Semi Finals
St. Ergnat's v St. Joseph's
Roger Casements v All Saints

Sunday 4th October

10.00am Thomas Devlin Car Sales U12 League Cup Semi-Finals
@NaomhEannaCLG v St. James'
Roger Casement's v St. Ergnat's

10.00am Thomas Devlin Car Sales U12 League Semi-Finals
St. Mary’s Aghagallon v St. Joseph's
Kickham's v Tir Na nOg

12.00pm Breslin Plate Final at Tir Na nOg
Kickham's v St. Comgall's

2.30pm Kellys Stone Ballymoney Breslin Shield Final at Creggan
St. James' v Roger Casement's

2.30pm Breslin Cup Final at Tir Na nOg
Erin's Own v St. Mary's Aghagallon

5.00pm Laverty Cup Semi-Final
Tir Na nOg v Con Magee's

Wednesday 7th October 8.00pm

O'Cahan Cup
All Saints v St. Mary's Ahoghill

The Orchard Randalstown McCormick Cup 1st Round
Tir Na nOg v Cuchullian's

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Anocht fág muid slán go fóill don beirt Gaeil Tá Enya ag dul go Alban, an post úr a bhaint amach, guímis ádh mór uirthi. Agus Tá Catherine ag dul ar ais go Sasana, guímis ádh mór uirthi fosta. Tonight we said goodbye to to of our young gaels. Enya is heading to Scotland to take up her new post Agus Catherine is heading back to England. We wish the well and good luck in their adventures... #pobal #clann #gaeilge #sult #spraoi #clg #gaa #né #NÉA #peil #peilnamban #Iománaíocht #camogaíochta #oneclub #attitude #hardwork #respect #commitment #fun #teamwork #teamworkmakesthedreamwork 🖤 💛 ...

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