Crosserlough (@1.25) vs Lavey (@4.5)

Our Prediction:

Crosserlough will win

Crosserlough – Lavey Match Prediction | 16-09-2019 13:00

Championship starts tonight, with senior, intermediate and junior action this weekend, anyone fancy giving their predictions?


The Enniskillen club eased to a comprehensive victory over Irvinestown way back in June and in the process collected a second in a row Fermanagh minor title. Enniskillen also were to collect the Division 1 League title against Derrygonnelly Harps and so go into this game without tasting defeat all season. The Fermanagh champions will enter the game in optimistic mood of setting up an Ulster Semi-Final after winning the Fermanagh Championship quite easily.

Trying to work out the table and who has to get results next week.

My predictions for the weekend:SeniorCastlerahan v Killygarry - Killygarry by 1Cavan Gaels v Lavey - Lavey by 3Cootehill v Lacken - Lacken by 4Crosserlough v Shercock - Crosserlough by 10Kingscourt v Gowna - Gowna by 6IntermediateKillesandra v Cornafean - Cornafean by 1Balieborough V Belturbet - Bailieborough by 1 Arva v Cuchulainn - Arva by 1Laragh v Butlersbridge - Laragh by 1Drumgoon v Ballyhaise - DrawBallymachugh v Ramor- Ballymachugh by 7Drumlane v Ballinagh - Ballinagh by 7JuniorMunterconnaught v Knocbride - Knockbride by 4Drung v Denn - Denn by 4Killdallan v Redhills - Redhills by 10Mountnugent v Shannon Gaels - DrawDrumalee v Maghera - Drumalee by 15Kill v Corlough - Corlough by 1Killinkere v Templeport - Killinkere by 2Intermediate the main attraction with a few teams who could be on the ropes already after this weekend.

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Each team will play 4 rounds in the league phase against different opponents with the fixtures decided by a random draw at the conclusion of each round. shall be run on a league basis up to the Quarter-Final stage and Knock-out thereafter. Similar to the 2017 season, the 2018 S.F.C.

The Fermanagh side had a much easier run than Crosserlough in securing a County title with a bye against St Patricks Donagh in the Quarter Final before a Semi final win over Lisnaskea, 5-12 to 1-9. The County Final against Irvinestown was also all one way traffic as they won 3-21 to 0-5 and only for the heroics of Irvinestown goalkeeper Harry Humes the goal scoring count could have been much greater.

The Crosserlough side captured a first Cavan minor title for 21 years with a resounding 3-11 to 1-9 win over Knockbride at Kingspan Breffni Park. Jimmy Higgins team defeated St Josephs in the first round (5-22 to 0-6), before dispatching Southern Gaels in the 2nd round (4-16 to 0-9), while it was a Semi final draw with Southern Gaels (1-4 apiece) before Crosserlough won the replay, 2-7 to 0-11.

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Gowna's modern day pedigree is such that, like Kingscourt, doubts should not creep in; they will fully believe they are good enough to win this match and won't falter if it's there for the taking. The men from the lough shore will take heart from the fact that they drew with the Gaels 10 days ago and also earned a draw with Ramor, while beating Ballinagh impressively in their opener and drawing with Shercock. Cavan Gaels are likely to be installed as long odds-on favourites to win this one but the game will probably be much closer than the odds suggest. Conor Madden, recently returned from America, has made crucial interventions off the bench in their last two matches and will surely start this time, which is welcome as they have not exactly been free-scoring to date, despite their quality up front. Gowna v Cavan GaelsSun, 3pm, LackenGowna's dubious reward for being the only team to come through the group stage unbeaten is a quarter-final tie against the champions at Crowe Park. Gowna, though, have not been leaking many green flags (just two in four group games) which gives them a good shot here, as does the expected absence of Sean Johnston (who was injured in the warm-up) and Kevin Meehan, arguably the Gaels' most important players along with Niall Murray, who is also on the injured list.Johnston makes the Gaels tick - they might not even have won their quarter-final last year but for his late intervention and would not have drawn with Gowna in the group only for his deft handpass which created their late goal - and if he is not playing, the onus will be on the rest of the forwards to step up and win what will not be a cakewalk. What to make of the Gaels? Last week we noted the number of goal chances they had been squandering and that "proven goalscorers like O'Connor and Dunne are bound to find their groove at some stage". That occurred in style against Lacken as O'Connor, a brilliant goalscorer and a scorer of brilliant goals, netted a hat-trick and Dunne - off the bench - rifled home another.

Midfield not mobile enough but caught good ball. Rahan didn't waste much but started to play with the ball in the middle with 15mins remaining.Ref was a lot tougher on Ramor and disallowed a goal.Both teams would need to be a lot better to win the championship.I see James Mc togged for Ramor this could be the steal they are missing and James brady played too.Rahan panel seems a lot stronger than other years and have 20 strong players. I've seen this tactic a few times this year linesmen and refs should be stopping this. It's anyones championship this year. Rahan used a smart tactic on having their water boy who had no bib and was wearing a maroon top stand ten yards in on the pitch for Ramors kick outs filling the space so half forwards couldn't use. I was at the castlerahan/Ramor game today castlerahan looked very good in the first half but couldn't handle high balls on the square.Ramor backs were poor in my opinion.

A shift in Cavan football has seen newer clubs slowly rise to prominence with hungry and eager young footballers are being facilitated by eager committee members. Crosserlough come into this game as strong favourites and have became a known force of late especially in Cavan club football with this team going from Under-12 to Minor level undefeated in the County. The Cavan club possess some hugely quality footballers and will be full of running and a difficult side to breakdown.

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Along with him Patrick OReilly, Brogan Koetze and Shane McVeety who is a younger brother of Cavan senior Dara are all formidable players for the Cavan club. Team captain James Smith is the real play maker in the side and hit a sensational 2-1 in the Cavan MFC Final against Knockbride before picking up the Man of the Match award in the game. A brief look through the Crosserlough team shows that they possess quality in every line of the field.