Tempo v Teemore, Friday August 9 in Brewster Park, 8pm

Both teams will fancy their chances in this encounter. 
They met in the relegation play-off of last season’s competition with Tempo winning that day.
Teemore’s league form has been somewhat inconsistent and this has seen them finish in the bottom four which leaves them facing relegation.
The loss of Eoin McManus to a season ending injury doesn’t help but Teemore are a side that relish the championship and will believe they can beat anybody on their day.
Tempo, after a slow league start have finished strongly topping Division Two. Lorcan McStravick will be their main threat up front and they have experience all over with the likes of Damien Kelly, Conor Foy and Aidan Breen.
For Tempo midfielder Aidan Breen, he expects a hard hitting contest when they meet but hopes his side’s solid end to the league campaign will give them some momentum going into the game.
“I’m expecting a tough physical game. Teemore have a good mix of experience and youth with a good championship record. Playing Division One football all year will stand to them.
“We have good momentum heading into next week and hopefully can carry this through to the game. Playing a Division One team will be a step up but a challenge we’re looking forward too and will need our best performance of the year to progress.”
Teemore’s Cian McManus echeod Breen’s prediction of a tough, physical game.
“It will be a hard hitting and tight affair. They are full of confidence and in great form coming from Division Two. 
“They are racking up big scores in games so we will have to shore up our defence to be in with a chance of winning the game and progressing. 
“They have quality players all over that would thrive off a straight shoot out. We’ll probably have to play our best game this year next Friday and if we do that we should be in with a shout at the end of the game.”

Prediction - Tempo