**note this is week five email, but week four of the competition on the website – http://fantasy.gaeliclife.com/leaderboard/weekly-totals/?weekid=4 **
Paddy McBride is Antrim’s main scorer at the moment. Niall McKeever and CJ McGourty look like they are making progress after their performances in the Saffrons’ draw against Wicklow.
Ethan Rafferty top scored for Armagh against Longford in the last round, a game which they won by a point.
Ciaran Brady and Conor Moynagh got the goals that beat Meath in round four, the result that put Cavan top. They have done so without nine players who were on the panel last year. The frees have been split between Raymond Galligan, Bryan Magee, and Oisin Kiernan.
Niall Keenan and Ciaran McFaul are no longer part of the Derry panel after opting off the squad.
Neil McGee, Frank McGlynn and Martin McElhinney are back in the reckoning for Donegal after featuring in the McKenna Cup as reported in the Donegal News. Paddy McBrearty has been their main free taker during the first four games.
Gerard McGovern has confirmed that he will not be part of the Down panel for the forseeable, as reported recently, as he has gone travelling. Donal O’Hare made an appearance for Down as he continues his return to action. Darren O’Hagan and Ryan Johnston are expected to improve after coming on against Cork in round three.
The Erne men won their third game in a row in round four, as they beat Sligo. In the Fermanagh Herald, Barry Owens was most impressed by Conall Jones, and how Rory Gallagher’s team played after losing Niall Cassidy who was sent off.
Conor McManus returned for Monaghan against Kerry last weekend in the Farney’s win. It was thought that Conor McCarthy might start for Monaghan just a few days after he won a Sigerson with UCD, but he did not start, and McManus started ahead of him.
Tiernan McCann looks to be set for a spell on the sidelines after it was reported that he sustained a knee injury and will be out for at least two months. That means he would return towards the end of April. Tyrone play Monaghan on May 20.