Both of the defeated teams from the opening round of Group Two will go head to head in Walsh Park with both sides requiring a victory to keep their Championship ambitions intact.

Despite losing to Ballinacourty in their opening game, St Saviours did raise quite a few eyebrows when only losing by a point to a side tipped by many to take the Conway Cup.

However, results leading up to that game indicated that the city side were in fine form.

Subsequently, St Saviours have been in the national news for their stance against the postponement of Round Two of the SFC.

They even made an appearance on RTE’s ‘The Committee Room’ as a result of their opposition to the county board’s decision.

They will now have to put all that behind them, as well as the recent loss in the Phelan Cup final to Kilrossanty, and prepare for this most important of matches.

Clashmore were surprisingly beaten in the first round by relegation favourites Brickey Rangers and will be keen to make amends in this game.

The biggest problem they have faced this year has been the ongoing injury problems of ace attacker Brian O’Halloran who has not played since the beginning of the year.

But they are far from a one man team, and with county players Kieran Connery, Cillian O’Keeffe and Sean Fleming in their line-up, they were tipped by many to have a major say in this year’s Championship.

Indeed, with forwards of the calibre of O’Keeffe and Fleming, it’s a major surprise that they could not muster more than six points last time out.

Having won the minor title two years ago, it was thought that Clashmore were one of the coming teams.

However, it does not always work out like that and a loss here on Saturday would almost certainly end any hopes of making the quarter-finals.

Walsh Park has become something of a home ground for St Saviours over the years and this might tip the result in their favour.