24 Jan CIYMS VS BALLYCLARE PREVIEW
Four games this week in Championship One and some tasty combinations once again .
We entertain joint leaders Ballyclare at Belmont. Anyone who saw the second half of the fixture between the two teams at the Cloughan, when CI gave the home side a big scare scoring 25 points will know the result is not one to easily predict. Only one of the season’s most memorable tries secured the points for Ballyclare. Matt Kilgore scored every one of our second half points – can he top that on Saturday?
Last week’s results saw heavy defeats inflicted on both Cooke and Grosvenor and neither will feel comfortable with their respective league positions, just above the bottom 2. They face each other at Malone this week in a game that is hard to call. CI were unlucky not to beat both these teams at Belmont, which would have changed the season massively for all three.
Instonians welcome Enniskillen to Shaw’s Bridge having squeaked narrowly past Portadown last week at Chambers Park. The Erne men are only a few points off the top and are likely to be a handful for the league’s most unpredictable opponents.
Portadown got a losing bonus point at home last week but will want more when they entertain Clogher Valley on Saturday. Clogher are fighting to secure a top 4 finish on their return to Championship One this year and everyone at Belmont will be hoping they can notch a good win.
Dromore face Kilfeacle and District in the All Ireland Junior Cup Final. Hopefully the cup will come north and we send our very best wishes to the men from Barban Hill.
CI Seconds are back on the road heading for Ballynahinch. They’ve shown themselves as a great attacking team in recent weeks and we wish them well.