The Belfry SFC Week 3 - Preview

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Drumcliffe/Rosses Point v Calry/St.Jospeh's
Both teams have a 100% record in the championship to date. Calry have huge momentum winning the division 2 league and showing a hunger that was missing in the last 2-3 seasons. Both teams have also defeated Eastern Harps in this championship with the Hazelwood side more impressive in their win. Defensively Drumcliffe are strong with Power and Ewing as good as there is in the county. Griffin is having a great year in both codes and if Doherty is as deadly from frees as he can be it will be a Calry victory


Eastern Harps v Coolaney/Mullinabreena
Harps are bottom of the table and shipped a big loss last weekend. Mullinabreena were very dependent on the Gormans who played very well last weekend but if Ross Donovan cuts off the supply into them do Mullinabreena have another way to score. The obvious thing to come out of the game last week was they must cut down on the fouling, as O'Grady on his day is as good as there is in the county. Harps will see this as a game to get out of relegation trouble not the target they would have been thinking 3 weeks ago but if Mullinabreena have a plan B I expect them to win 


St.Mary's v St.Molaise Gaels
Both teams looking to get back to winning ways however the championship is going in different directions for them. Gaels are in bad shape with injuries and are finding it hard to get any luck at the moment. Mary's have only played the one game but it was a game where Stephen Coen made his comeback so he should be sharper this week. Tubber disposed of both teams and that line of thinking makes Marys favourites. Gaels love playing Marys but are Marys the team you want to play when things are not going for you. Marys to win


Tubbercurry v Tourlestrane 
This is what most people believe will be the county final.Tubber are playing more to their attacking strengths this year under Colm McGee and the Kelly brothers always play well against their neighbours but will need all to standup around them, which did not happen in last years county final. Hopefully this will be a full blooded contest which I expect it will as both teams do not entertain waiting for another day or "we will see you in the final". With that said Tourlestrane are the best team in the county and should relish this challenge. Adrian McIntyre and John Kelly will be looking forward to the challenge Tubber put up to them. With it being a round robin game it is very likely to be a draw but will go with Tourlestrane