Dromahair’s championship hopes have been hit by the news that they are losing county stars Paddy McGowan and Kevin Conlan.
McGowan suffered a cruciate injury against Armagh while Conlan is believed to be travelling to the US but you would still expect that they should overcome their neighbours from Manor but only after a particualrly tough battle.
Glenfarne/Kilty will get nothing easy from an unlucky Ballinaglera side, it is a game that could easily end up in a draw but you would have to expect Glenfarne to win here.
Both Aughnasheelin and Drumkeerin can book their places in the quarter-finals with a win over Leitrim Gaels and Fenagh St. Caillin’s respectively. Fenagh will improve after a disastrous showing in the first round and the Gaels are struggling in intermediate but you’d still expect the two favoured teams to come through here, leaving a winner takes all battle in the final round