Just like Group Two, both defeated sides from the opening round meet in Walsh Park on Saturday evening in a repeat of a memorable game from 12 months ago.

On that occasion, An Rinn came out on top by a single point as three players were sent off and they will need a repeat performance if they are to make the quarter-finals this time out.

Gaultier were one of the surprise teams from last year, putting up a brave performance in the semi-final before going under to Ballinacourty.

This year, they were expected to establish themselves as one of the challengers to the big three but the loss of key players has stymied their progress.

The loss of key midfielder Willie Walsh has been keenly felt while an injury to experienced forward, Rory Walsh will probably rule him out as well.

For the first time in over 20 years, they are also likely to be without the legendary Anthony ‘Fly’ Fitzgerald. Therefore, the onus will fall on county panellist, JJ Hutchinson to get the bulk of Gaultier’s scores.

Football in the Gaeltacht has probably never been as healthy following An Gaeltacht’s victory in this year’s County minor football championship.

Indeed, it was the first time in over 50 years that the title had entered the Gaeltacht area.