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Tasty T-Met Championship Draws

January 20, 2014

There have been some very tasty clashes thrown up in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior  TMET sponsored Armagh championships for 2014. The counties first time use of the back door system may dilute some of the mouthwatering clashes but on the other hand a team’s efforts will not be washed away by one bad day at the office.

SENIOR

Sarsfields are the ones that will be most grateful for the “second chance” as they have been pitted against the champions, Crossmaglen Rangers who are seeking their fifth championship in a row. With John McEntee and Oisin McConville at the helm, and a full complement of players to choose from Rangers are very short priced to retain their title. Last year’s beaten finalists St Patrick’s have been handed a tough start taking on Dromintee who bowed out tamely to Pearse Og 12 months ago. The big game of the round has to be the meeting of city clubs Pearse Og and Armagh Harps with the meeting of their near neighbours Ballymacnab and Granemore (a repeat of last year, the ‘Nab won) not far behind it. These two games would form a great double header at the Athletic Grounds.

Maghery versus Killeavy is another repeat clash from 12 months ago which was won by Maghery 1-8 to 0-9. Debutants to the 2014 Senior championship Shane O’Neill’s face 2013 Junior champions Annaghmore, Intermediate champions Madden face Carrickcruppen while Division Two winners and championship runner-up Tir Na nOg take on Whitecross.

INTERMEDIATE

Down from Senior, Culloville have been handed a tough start against Grange. The all Lurgan clash of St Paul’s v Clan Na Gael is another money spinner. Wolfe Tones taking on Clann Eireann and Mullaghbawn facing Middletown are two more interesting games. For the four newcomers: Forkhill, Lissummon, Clonmore and Derrynoose the draw has not been that kind as they were handed tough assignments. Forkhill face one of the title favourites in Eire Og. Clonmore face another title fancy in Silverbridge. Derrynoose take on St Peter’s with Lissummon meeting An Port Mor

Junior

Keady down from Intermediate are the title favourites and it will be a step into the unknown as they are drawn against a new team in this year, Clann Eireann Seconds. The Preliminary round clash between Killeavy Seconds and Crossmaglen Rangers Seconds, with the winner facing Ballyhegan is interesting as is  the meeting of Belleek and Dorsey Emmet’s.

Clady against  St Patrick’s Seconds and Collegeland facing St Michael’s are two more crowd pleasers. Thomas Davis (Corrinshego) have a tough nut in Pearse Og Seconds while both O’Hanlon’s and Dromintee Seconds will both fancy their chances of advancement when they meet. Killean meet a Tullysaran team that has disappointed in recent championships.

Full championship draws

TMET Senior Club Championship First Round Draw

Dromintee v Cullyhanna

Ballymacnab v Granemore

Shane O’Neill’s v Annaghmore

Whitecross v Tir na nOg

Maghery v Killeavy

Crossmaglen v Sarsfields

Armagh Harps v Pearse Ogs

Carrickcruppen v Madden

TMET Intermediate Club Championship First Round Draw

Clonmore v Silverbridge

Wolfe Tones v Clann Eireann

Forkhill v Eire Og

An Port Mor v Lissummon

Mullaghbawn v Middletown

Culloville v Grange

St Peter’s v Derrynoose

St Paul’s v Clan na Gael

TMET Junior Club Championship Preliminary Round Draw

Killeavy II’s v Crossmaglen II’s

TMET Junior Club Championship First Round Draw

Ballyhegan v Killeavy II’s orCrossmaglen II’s

Collegeland v St Michael’s Newtownhamilton

Belleek v Dorsey Emmet’s

O’Hanlon’s v Dromintee II’s

Clann Eireann II’s v Keady

Thomas Davis v Pearse Og II

Killean v Tullysaran

Clady v St Patrick’s II

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