Barna (@1.4) vs Naomh Anna (@3.25)
05-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Barna will win

Barna – Naomh Anna Match Prediction | 05-10-2019 12:00

Michaels are mid-table in Division 1, as they take on newcomers An Spidal, who won the Intermediate Championship last year. 2015 runners-up St. Its their first meeting at senior level and St. Michaels will be relying on their county star Eamonn Brannigan, and experienced men like Eddie Hoare, who is also running for election to Galway City Council at the weekend.

S. Conghaile; C. Seoighe for C. Grofa; P. Mac Donnchadha for A. Bairad, C. Cathin, T. Bairad, half-time; P. Subs: P. Fltharta, 51 mins; D. Mac Donnchadha; C. hgin, Colm Conghaile, C. Ftharta (0-3, two frees), A. Ftharta (0-1). Bairad (0-1), E. Ftharta, 54 mins. Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir: E. Flatharta; Cormac Conghaile (0-2), Ferdia Breathnach (0-2, one free), Fiachra Breathnach (captain); Ciarn Conghaile (0-2), P. Ceallaigh for P. M.

Galway Senior Football Championship Weekend Preview

2018 brings about a new format for the competition where there is 4 groups of 5 teams.[4]The 2017 Semi-finalists, Corofin, Mountbellew/Moylough, Annaghdown and Monivea/Abbey will be Seeded and placed in each Group. The third placed team in each group retains Senior Status for 2019. The remaining group places made up from the remaining 16 teams in an open draw. The Bottom two teams in the group enter the Relegation Playoff. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the Knockout stage Quarter Finals.

The third-placed team in each group retains Senior Status for 2019. The 2019 Galway Senior Football Championship kicks-off this weekend with all 18 clubs in action across five different venues. The bottom two teams in the group enter the Relegation Playoff. This year sees a new format: three groups of six teams with the top two teams in each group qualifying for the knockout stage.

Scarcely seven minutes had passed when they had the game's first five points on the board with some flawless shooting from range. The clinical nature of the South Connemara club's finishing was the standout feature of the opening quarter. Ftharta struck three while Ferdia Breathnach hit the pick of the scores as Leitr Mir built a 0-6 to 0-1 lead when aided by a significant wind.

CLG Bhearna

Newly-appointed Milltown manager Diarmuid Blake will be looking to get their SFC campaign off to a good start. Milltown have a nice blend of youth and experience with players like Mark Hehir, James Kavanagh, and the Martin brothers Michael and John, and young players like Eoin Mannion, Jack Kirrane and Liam Costello giving them youthful exuberance. But Milltown will be missing veteran Darren Mullahy through injury.

Salthill-Knocknacarra are bottom in Division 1 of the Senior League after losing five of their six games, while Barna are mid-table in Division 2. This local derby could be tighter than last years affair when Salthill-Knocknacarra won by 2-13 to 0-8. Last year, Salthill-Knocknacarra were defeated by Mountbellew-Moylough in the county semi-final, while Barna defeated Cortoon Shamrocks after a replay in the Relegation Play-off final.

Scores would soon dry up for Ciarn Ftharta's team however as Barna, now backed by the wind, took control, dominated possession and found their shooting boots to outscore their opponents 2-6 to 0-2 for the remainder of the match. Leitir Mir's finishing was far more economical and when Ciarn Conghaile and Cormac Conghaile weighed in with early second-half points, they looked well set.

Team Changes[edit]

Killererin have lost four of their five games in Division 3 and drew the other. Killererins manager Jimmy Murphy returns with a new management team with plenty of experience, particularly with club legend Tommie Joyce, who trains the team. They will be looking to county senior panelist Mikey Boyle to try and cause an upset. Joyce was a player-manager in Killererins 2010 county final win over Corofin.