By Mike Fitzpatrick
The following is the schedule of games for Gaelic Park on this Sunday.
Rangers vs Sligo
Denis Twomey’s Rangers come into this game with it all to play for. Win and they’ll be up there challenging the likes of Fermanagh and Donegal for playoff contention; lose, and it will be an uphill battle from here on.
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Sligo face a similar predicament. Having beaten the odds in defeating Tyrone, then slipping to Donegal, they need the victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.
This game is a great opener for Sunday’s slate with each side sure to battle it out to keep their seasons on course.
Cork vs New Jersey
Offaly vs Rockland
Rockland have surprised everyone this season. Having gained two convincing victories in their opening games, they’ve pushed themselves to the top of Division 2 football in New York, so they’re certainly a side with bigger things on their minds. Their first two games ever in senior football ended in victory, and they’ll enter this one on a high following their emphatic victories earlier in the season.
Offaly were many of the Gaelic Park regulars choice for a triumphant season this year, and this game is crucial to their hopes for playoff contention, having disappointed in their earlier outings.
Clare vs Longford
Longford have had a dismal run so far in the championship and will certainly hope they can avoid a third consecutive defeat here at the hands of old rivals Clare. A trio of losses will leave Mike Cronin’s men in bad shape where playoff contention is concerned.
Clare, having defeated heavy favorites Sligo earlier in the season, will be looking for another win to stay up there with the top sides.