O’Rahillys and Carmen fancied to reach final

Clonoe's Shane O'Hagan breaks free from the Eglish pack in midfield. INTT4013-714DCA
Clonoe's Shane O'Hagan breaks free from the Eglish pack in midfield. INTT4013-714DCA

THE FINALISTS in all three Championships will decided in an action-packed weekend.

Main centre of focus will be on the two senior semi finals which have a real East v West flavour to them.

Moy, who had to dig deep to see off the challenge of Trillick at the weekend, will be heading back to Pomeroy to take on Championship specialists Carrickmore, victors over a fancied Coalisland team.

Powered by the Cavanagh brothers, Sean and Colm, Moy have produced excellent football during their Championship campaign but have yet really to string togther a performance over the sixty.

They are danagerous opponents to Carrickmore but the Carmen men rarely slip up at this stage of the O’Neill Cup.

The second semi final, on Sunday evening, between defending Champions Errigal Ciaran and Clonoe will pack them into O’Neill Park.

Clonoe of course are the defending league Champions and have been mighty impressive in their Championship wins over Omagh and Eglish.

Errigal have also showed that they are determined to retain their crown after seeing off Dromore in Round One before brushing aside Augher at the quarter final stage. Clonoe are playing like a team on a mission and they have probably the best all round team left in the competition.

I expect them to bring to an end the reign of Errigal by two or more points.

The Intermediate Championship is also hotting up nicely with Rock and Stewartstown carrying the hopes of the East. Both will start as underdogs in their respective ties but are more than capable of making it to the final.

In Junior, Killyman take on Killeeshil with the latter fancied to reach the decider for the second time in three years.