It's judgement day for Nan's Rams and McGuigan's Bar as the top two clash in Division 1. McGuigan's Bar have a 2 point lead at the top and a win would mean they only need 1 point from their remaining 3 games to guarantee a return to the Premier Division. Also if they beat their closest rivals tonight they would only need 3 points from 3 games to WIN Division 1.
A month ago Nan's looked home and hosed but a nightmare Month in March saw them slip down into 2nd place and a real prospect of St. Moninna stealing their promotion spot. The Saints are only 2 points off Nan's in 3rd and will be waiting for their chance.
McGuigan's are in cruise control and their results in March compared with Nan's leaves us in no doubt who is hot favourite going into this crucial tie.
McGuigan's beat Foresters A 5-3 away from home while Nan's struggled to a draw away to Sheepbridge.
McGuigan's all but ended Bosco's title dream when the beat them 6-2 in Bosco. The same night Nan's had their only league win of the month albeit against promotion rivals St. Moninna.
The following week McGuigan's destroyed Boyds 8-0 at home but Nan's dropped 2 bad points when they lost 5-3 at home to Johnny Murphy's.
McGuigan's were in relentless form when they hammered TJ's B 7-1 away. Nan's slipped up again - this time drawing away to Boyds.
McGuigan's had a good win to reach the semi-final of the Cunningham Cup and are riding on the crest of a wave.
Martin Conroy has been sensational for McGuigan's while Nan's have Mal Maguire to thank for guiding them into contention.
Both teams are bursting with talent. McGuigan's key men also will be Paul McAreavey, Gerard McGuigan, Damian Flanagan and Mike McArdle. Nicky Langton, John Hogan and Sean Monaghan should all start.
Nan's other key players will be Leigh McAlinden, Pat McClenaghan, Mark Maguire and Mark Pentony. Andrew Chan, Stephen Sherry, Jimmy O'Hare and Rony O'Reilly are fighting for the last few spots. All are top players and will be crucial in deciding the final result.
It's a must win for Nan's Rams and they will need to bring their 'A' game to the table or they might just be saying goodbye to the title they looked destined to lift right from the start of the season.
For McGuigan's 2 points would all but guarantee the Division 1 winners trophy will rest behind the bar for the next 12 months.
Good luck to both teams tonight.