Qualifying League Preview Sat 22nd Feb 2014 by George Millar NOW LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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There are only four Qualifying league games being played in Q 2,3 and 4 this weekend. In Qual Two, league leaders Ballyclare have the opportunity to open up a fourteen point league on second place Omagh, before the two sides meet at Omagh on the 1st March. In Qual Three league leaders Holywood can open up a four point lead on second place Larne before the two sides meet at the Glynn on Sat 1st March. In Qual Four undefeated Ophir remain on course for promotion to Qual Three. They have a maximum twenty two points from a eleven games played.
Qualifying Two
Ballyclare(1st) v Lisburn((5th).
When the two sides met on the opening day at Blaris in September, Ballyclare ran out comfortable 33-6 winners. Expect a similar scoreline this weekend as the Cloughan side push on relentlessly to their goal of being crowned league champions, after defeating Randalstown and Grosvenor. They have opened up  a nine point league on nearest challengers Omagh. With six games remaining the league title is now almost within their grasp. Lisburn in their last league outing were beaten 48-0 at Omagh. Ballyclare to win.
Qualifying Three
Holywood(1st) v Lurgan(5th)
The North Down side will have been bouyed by their 7-3 win at previously undefeated Ophir last Sat in the Gordon West Cup. Scrum half and Captain Rory Eves was the star, scoring a vital try. Holywood have a maximum eighteen points from nine games played and will look to extend their lead before they visit Larne. The priority for the team is promotion to Qual Two. They would also be clear favourites to retain the Gordon West Cup. Lurgan coach Bruce Corneilius knows his side need to continue picking up points to move away from the relegation zone. When the two sides met at Pollock Park back in December, Holywood ran out 30-14 winners. Holywood to win.
Qualifying Four
Ophir(1st) v BHSFP(4th)
Ophir will look to bounce back from their narrow 7-3 defeat at home to Qual Three leaders in the Gordon West Cup last Sat. They have won their opening eleven league games, with a maximum twenty two points, scoring 455 points and conceding 47points. When the two sides met in the Gordon West Group game in Dec, Ophir were 19-0 winners. Their previous league game at Greenisland was postponed in Dec.  Ophir to win
LondonderryYMCA(6th) v Armoy(7th)
The first league game between these two sides at Lime Park in October was postponed. Armoy have struggled to compete in this league this season. Their only league win was at home to Civil Service. Londonderry YM have the opportunity to move away from the lower reaches of this league with several outstanding games to complete. YMCA to win
Gordon West Cup Quarter Finals
Three of the four matches postponed last weekend will be played this weekend. Current Cup holders Holywood have already progressed to the semi finals.
Larne v PSNI
Monaghan V Letterkenny
Donegal v Newry

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