DOWN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
WARRENPOINT V KILCOO
Sunday, Park Esler, 4pm
WARRENPOINT are the last team to beat Kilcoo in the Down championship but that was two years ago and Kilcoo are now the All-Ireland champions and will take some beating. Even then, the Magpies exacted their revenge through the backdoor system and went on to win the championship that season. Down manager Conor Laverty is still one of the main driving forces for Kilcoo while Warrenpoint are missing several key men. Aaron Magee is in Doha, Gary McMahon, Ryan McAleenan and Gary McMahon are all out injured and facing Kilcoo without a full hand couldn’t be much more difficult.
DOWN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
ROSTREVOR V SAVAL
Saturday, Park Esler, 5pm
FORMER teammates Benny Coulter and Danny Hughes, who helped Down reach the All-Ireland final in 2010, will face off on the sideline this weekend and this one could go right down to the wire. Saval captain Daniel McCarthy is one of their main men as is midfielder Pat Havern, who hit 1-5 in their dramatic semi-final win over St John’s. Rostrevor had it a bit easier in their last four win over Liatroim with goals from Piaras Kane and Ardghal McMahon proving the crucial scores. This is a really tough game to call, but Rostrevor may just have enough to edge victory.
DOWN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
DROMARA V TECONNAUGHT
Friday, Park Esler, 7.15pm
DROMARA have been the team to beat in the Junior Championship this season and they’ve put in some huge performances. Their semi-final clash against East Belfast was more or less over by the time the half whistle sounded as they built up a nine-point advantage, 0-13 to 0-4. Liam Kelly’s late goal was the icing on the cake for Martin Walker’s side as they won by eight in the end. Teconnaught will pose some serious questions, and their last four clash with Ardmore was much closer. They tailed by one at the interval but turned it around after the break. Dromara should be able to finish the job off and lift the junior crown