Armagh Under 21 championship swings into action this weekend

The Intermediate Football Championship has reached the knockout stages with Claughaun and Oola straight through to the semi-finals after topping their groups
The Intermediate Football Championship has reached the knockout stages with Claughaun and Oola straight through to the semi-finals after topping their groups

The Armagh Under 21 Championship swings in to action this weekend with all the local clubs apart from Eire Og involved in first round games.

The competition is divided in to Senior and Intermediate sections, and following a series of group matches teams will move through to the semi-final stages.

The Senior section includes Armagh Harps, Granemore, Killeavey and Crossmaglen who will play in Group A. In Group B amalgamated side St. Brigids, Pearse Ogs, St. Patrick’s and Dromintee will all be involved in action.

The Under 21 Intermediate Championship looks particularly competitive, this years series has been split into four sections and the winners of each will move forward to the semi-finals.

Sarsfields will compete in section A along with Ballymacnab, Wolfe Tones and Carrickcruppin. In Group B amalgamated side Caobh Ciaran will line out along side Tir na Nog, Clan na Gael, and St. Peter’s.

In section C, Granemore will compete against St. Brigit’s, St. Paul’s and Shane O’Neills. The fourth section is particularly competitive with Clann Eireann, Maghery Shamrock Gaels and Keady all competing for a semi-final place.

Last season St. Patrick’s Cullyhanna won the senior section and sustained their grip on the competition defeating Crossmaglen, and in the Intermediate final St. Peter’s lost against St Bridgit’s.