Cavan Championship throws-in
The Cavan senior football championship gets underway this weekend, with all sides keen to lay down an early marker and deliver a real statement of intent.
Once again, the format will be that the senior teams play off in four groups, with the top two in each progressing to the quarter-finals. Therefore, it is crucial that they earn a positive start this weekend to avoid spending the remaining games playing catch-up.
With the format set to change next year to nine senior club sides and seven amalgamations contesting the senior title, it makes this year’s championship all the more important, and every contender for the title will be going all out to hit the ground running.
Group One, Round One
Ramor United v Castlerahan
Friday, Breffni Park, 8.00pm
Castlerahan have been going well in the league, and in comparison to previous campaigns where they would have had a high volume of county men, this time only Ronan Flanagan was involved in the county set-up.
Ramor by comparison have been hit hard by withdrawals, with midfielder Anton Reilly off to the US for the summer, and James McEnroe in London. What they do have though is Jack Brady, and he could well be the difference.
Ramor may just edge this one because, in the heat of battle, they seem better equipped to produce a gutsy performance.
Verdict: Ramor United
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