THIS weekend sees another round of senior games as the championship heads towards the knock-out stages.
DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FOUR
SEAN MAC CUMHAILL’S V ST EUNAN’S
Sunday, Sean Mac Cumhaill’s, 3pm
DEFENDING Champions St Eunan’s have already qualified for the last eight as they have maximum points from their three games to date. In their last group stage match, they take on Sean Mac Cumhaill’s, who hit a bump when they lost to Gaoth Dobhair last weekend. They can still slip into the quarters but they’ll need to beat the best to do so.
Verdict: St Eunan’s
REALT NA MARA V KILCAR
Sunday, Gaelic Park, 3pm
REALT Na Mara (Bundoran) haven’t picked up any points to date and are in big danger of ending up in the relegation play-offs. They face a big test against Kilcar, who can afford to ease up given they’ve already qualified for the last eight. We’re still giving them the nod.
ST NAUL’S V ST MICHAEL’S
Sunday, Páirc Gearoid O’Gallachoir , 3pm
PLENTY of stake for both these sides. St Naul’s have yet to pick up any points so they’re trying to avoid the play-offs, while St Michael’s have three points to their name and will probably need a win to progress to the knock-out rounds. They shipped a big beating to Naomh Conaill but can get back on the wagon in this crucially important game.
Verdict: St Michael’s
ARDARA V GLENSWILLY
Sunday, Pearse Memorial Park, 3pm
ARDARA have yet to pick up any points, and it’s fair to say they’re unlikely to get anything easy against a Michael Murphy-inspired Glenswilly side. They’ve had a very good campaign to date, including a draw against Naomh Conaill, and they’re big favourites to win this one.
GLENFIN V FOUR MASTERS
Sunday, Páirc Taobhoige, 3pm
FOUR Masters can sneak into the last eight if they win this one, while Glenfin are fighting to stay out of relegation danger. Glenfin have picked up a couple of wins against Four Masters in recent times so maybe they can repeat the trick here, even if their championship form is poor.
NAOMH CONAILL V GAOTH DOBHAIR
Sunday, Davy Brennan Memorial Park, 3pm
NAOMH Conaill and Gaoth Dobhair– who famously contested three county finals in 2019 – will go toe-to-toe in their final group stage clash. Gaoth Dobhair have already qualified while Naomh Conaill are also well placed to advance after a resounding win over St Michael’s. Their need is a bit greater.
Verdict: Naomh Conaill
CLOUGHANEELY V KILLYBEGS
Sunday, Páirc Naomh Fionnán, 3pm
KILLYBEGS have shown much better form in the championship, winning two of their three games to date. They were convincing winners of Milford at the weekend and they should advance to the quarters at Cloughaneely’s expense.
MILFORD V AODH RUADH
Sunday, Moyle Park, 4pm
AODH Ruadh, Ballyshannon, can be delighted with their progress thus far. They’re unbeaten and have already qualified for the knock out stages with a game to spare. Milford are dead last and it’s hard to see that changing.
Verdict: Aodh Ruadh