Under-21 series set to kick-off

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THE All County under-21 Championship which is normally squeezed in towards the end of the season has been given a proper slot this year and the series starts at the weekend.

Sarsfields will play in the top section with Clan na Gael, St Paul’s, Clann Eireann, Wolfe Tones and St. Peter’s competing in the Intermediate grade. On Friday night Sarsfields will face a difficult tie when they travel to Armagh to face Pearse Ogs. The games which are fixed for Sunday see St. Paul’s travel to Chaobh Ciaran, Clann Eireann host Grange, with St. Peter’s up against Wolfe Tones in a local derby. Games will have a 7.45pm start.

Meanwhile Magherys 100% record is still intact at the top of the first division, the Lough Shore side beat Culloville at the weekend without some of their top players. Sarsfields secured a win on Friday night over a weakened Pearse Ogs outfit.

This weekend sees the spotlight being shone in the direction of the second division. Clann Eireann, who are rooted at the bottom of the second flight, have a real chance of getting off the mark against Keady. Clan na Gael should be good enough to take both points from Middletown, Wolfe Tones play Madden,and Tir na Nog who are still unbeaten play Eire Og in what should be a difficult game for the Portadown men.

In division one St. Peter’s play Ballymacnab and St. Paul’ will face an uphill struggle when they travel to St. Patrick’s. On Monday night Wolfe Tones had a good win beating Grange at Derrymacash 0-11 to 2-02.