Cargin take on neighbours as championship resumes

By Michael McMullan

CHAMPIONS Cargin will be hoping to make it a second win when the Antrim Senior Championship resumes this weekend.

Ronan Devlin’s side hit three goals in their opening round win over Rossa with Pat Shivers annexing 2-2.

They face neighbours Tír na nÓg on Saturday in Portglenone (7pm) with Rossa taking on Belfast rivals St John’s at Hannahstown.

There’s a big game in Toome on Sunday (2pm) when league champions Portglenone take on Lamh Dhearg.

Goals from Paddy Kelly, Odhran McGarry and Michael Hagan helped Casements to victory over Naomh Éanna who take on Ahoghill in Randalstown at the same time.

In Group Three, St Gall’s will hope to bounce back from defeat to Creggan when they face last year’s intermediate winners Dunloy.

The other game this weekend is the Group Four clash of Naomh Bríd and Moneyglass. The Belfast side could assure top spot with victory after seeing out Aghagallon on a feisty opening game.

At intermediate level, last year’s beaten finalists Glenravel take on St Paul’s at Slemish Park. Both teams won their opening game and the winner would seal top spot in Group One.

Joe Cassidy’s side have had a promising season to date with promotion to Division One secured for 2024.

Aldergrove and All Saints meet in Group three, another game that should decide top spot with St Comghall’s looking like missing out on a last eight place.

In the Junior Championship, Rasharkin will be fancied to make it a second commanding win when they take on Ballycastle.

In Group One, O’Donnell’s and Éire Óg – both winners in their first games – clash in a game they will decide top spot.

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