Championships get into full swing this weekend

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The championships get into full swing this weekend, with 19 matches down for decision across Senior, Intermediate and Junior.

Attendances were exceptional last weekend for the opening rounds in the Intermediate and Junior Championships, with Arva sending out a strong message of intent in the Junior with a big win over a highly-regarded Drumlane.

At intermediate level, Templeport turned some heads when they had an eight-point victory over a Cootehill side who played in Division 1 of the league, with Ballyhaise seeing off Belturbet despite having three players dismissed.

Cuchulainns and Castlerahan, meanwhile, played out a cagey, low-scoring draw at a packed Dolan Park in Virginia.

There are a number of local derbies down for decision this week, including Cuchulainns v Bailieborough, Cootehill v Drumgoon, Denn v Castlerahan, Maghera v Mountnugent and, notably, Swanlinbar v Corlough, who previously amalgamated for a short time before going their separate ways.

The Senior Championship gets underway with some mouthwatering ties. Kingscourt Stars meet champions Ramor United at Kingspan Breffni on Friday evening, with Crosserlough and Cavan Gaels facing off at the same venue on Saturday in a repeat of the recent Division 1 league final which was a free-scoring classic.

Mullahoran, recent winners of the Division 2 league, take on familiar foes Ballinagh, with Lavey meeting Lacken.

Elsewhere, Gowna and Killygarry will clash for the sixth time in seven years and for the fourth time in the opening round since 2016.


Kiernans Service Stations Senior Championship 2022

Fri, 12 Aug, Venue: Kingspan Breffni, Kingscourt Stars V Ramor United 20:00, Ref: Barry Mc Menamin

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Pairc Naomh Fionnan, Mullahoran V Ballinagh 18:00, Ref: Pat Clarke

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Kingspan Breffni, Crosserlough V Cavan Gaels 19:30, Ref: Joe Mc Quillan

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: Athletic Grounds, Butlersbridge V Laragh Utd 14:00, Ref: Martin Sexton

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: St. Mattews Park , Lavey V Lacken 15:30, Ref: Brendan Sweeney

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: Kingspan Breffni, Gowna V Killygarry 19:00, Ref: Margaret Farrelly

McEvoys Supervalu Virginia Intermediate Championship 2022

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: O'Raghallaigh Park, Cuchulainns V Bailieborough 18:00, Ref: Kieran Mc Carville

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Jim Smith Park, Ballymachugh V Shercock 18:00, Ref: Paddy Clarke

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: St Anne's Park, Cootehill V Drumgoon 14:00, Ref: Conor Dourneen

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: St. Felim's Park, Killinkere V Belturbet 16:00, Ref: Padraig Sheridan

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: O Connell Park, Templeport V Killeshandra 16:00, Ref: Jim Giblin

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: Kingspan Breffni, Ballyhaise V Cornafean 17:00, Ref: Oliver g O Reilly

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: Dr. Plunkett Memorial Park, Denn V Castlerahan 19:00, Ref: James Clarke

Michael Fitzpatrick Architects Ltd Junior Championship 2022

Fri, 12 Aug, Venue: St Aidens Park, Shannon Gaels V Redhills 20:00, Ref: Stephen Mc Kiernan

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Kingspan Breffni, Drumalee V Munterconnaught 17:30, Ref: Harry Conaty

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Pairc Gael na Sionnainne, Corlough V Swanlinbar 18:00, Ref: John Emo

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Max Mc Grath Park, Kill Shamrocks V Kildallan 18:00, Ref: Paudge Farrelly

Sat, 13 Aug, Venue: Rory O Moore Park, Drumlane V Drung 18:00, Ref: John Power

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: Fay Park, Maghera MacFinns V Mountnugent 14:00, Ref: Paul Kerr

Sun, 14 Aug, Venue: Kingspan Breffni, Knockbride V Arva 14:00, Ref: Michael Lee

Senior Hurling League 2022

Mon, 15 Aug, Venue: Hugh O Reilly Memorial Park, Cootehill V Mullahoran St Joseph's 20:00, Ref: TBC

Mon, 15 Aug, Venue: Annalee Park, Pearse Ogs V East Cavan Gaels 20:00, Ref: TBC