Glencar/Manorhamilton v St. Patrick’s Dromahair; Drumkeerin v Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s; Annaduff v St Mary’s Kiltoghert; Allen Gaels v Carrigallen; Gortletteragh v Mohill; Bornacoola v Melvin Gaels
For the first time in some years, the Junior A competition features no first string teams and no obvious favourites, making it one of the most unpredictable competitions of the year. Much will depend on who clubs have available, if their young players stay in the country for the Summer and how their first or even second string teams get on. And the earlier than normal start of the competition also means that teams that line out next Sunday could be radically different to what takes the field later in the Summer. All in all, a most unusual set-up to an always keenly contested grade.
Gortletteragh were in the final last year, Dromahair’s second string is always good as are the Annaduff and St. Mary’s men but the reality is that we just won’t know who are favourites until we reach the quarter-finals! As for next Sunday’s games, we’ll go for Dromahair; O’Heslin’s, Annaduff, Allen gaels, Gortletteragh and Melvin Gaels to take the wins.