Premier Electric Derry JFC Group A
Doire Colmcille v St Colm’s GAC Drum
24th August @ 1:00pm
Referee – Damien Harkin
The footballers of Drum and Doire Colmcille continue their Derry JFC campaign on Saturday afternoon at Celtic Park.
St Colm’s come into the game with a championship win already under their belts, a hard-fought 1-15 to 1-08 over Sean Dolans at Owenbeg and another win should be enough to secure their passage into the knockout stages of the competition.
In last season’s Division 2, before this year’s restructure, the north Derry side found the going difficult, losing all 13 of their league matches. They will be hoping that steep learning curve will stand them in good stead as they embark on this year’s championship run, but their league form in 2019 has also been indifferent.
Sitting 9th in the table with just three victories, they will have been buoyed by last week’s win against Sean Dolans and hopeful they can see off the Doire Colmcille challenge.
Doire Colmcille sit two points below their opponents in the Division 2 league but don’t have the momentum of a championship victory behind them.
The city men ran into a rampant Glack in their first outing, registering just 0-02 to the O’Connor’s men’s 1-20 in a demoralising defeat. They will be keen to avoid a similar result in their second game and an unlikely win would open up the race for the top two in this group.
Drum however are likely to take the victory to reach the last four. Ryan O’Kane was in fine form in their last game, hitting 1-01, while the accuracy of Kevin O’Reilly on frees yielded 0-05.
St Colm’s in fact had a spread of nine different scorers and this diversity of attack should secure another two championship points.