Junior Championship ‘double header’ at Slaughtmanus

Doire Trasna’s priority this season is to retain their Intermediate status but Brian McKenna’s charges will be intent on repeating their 2011 Junior Championship victory. (Throw-in 3.30 p.m.)

Trasna have had a yo-yo life in recent years, too good for the junior ranks, not consistent enough to maintain their place in the Intermediate league.

They won the league and cup double a couple of years back but have not yet reached that standard this season.

They have already reached the league and promotion final where they will meet Magilligan who they have already defeated this year.

Ardmore have been there or thereabouts in recent seasons but have flattered to deceive.

They have plenty of experience and will certainly give Pearses a tough hour tomorrow.

Magilligan v Drum

(Throw-in 2 p.m.)

This is the meeting of the holders, Drum and the heir apparent, Magilligan.

A year ago Drum caused quite an upset with their victory in the final but their form has not been good so far this season as they were without a number of key players for their easy win over Doire Colmcille.

They are seeking to become the first club since Lissan in 2007 to successfully defend the Junior Championship title.

However they will have to be at their very best if they are to reach this year’s showpiece.

They take on highly fancied Magilligan who have been this season’s surprise package.

St Aidan’s have been the form team of the season, already through to the league and promotion final, and will start this match as hot favourites to reach the semi-final.