It’s an all-Liverpool affair in the North West Universities Gaelic Football League on Saturday when University of Liverpool make a short trip to Greenbank Park to face Liverpool John Moores University.

The University of Liverpool side have struggled in the first division, yet to pick up a single point in their opening three games.

John Moores have picked up two wins from two so far, including a 2-17 to 0-03 demolition of rivals Liverpool Hope.

This should come as no surprise as LJMU are the country’s most successful GAA university.

Last season, John Moores were crowned All-Ireland University Champions.

Liverpool John Moores Captain Tiernan Ruddy holding the 2020 All Ireland winners cup

To add to this, 11 of the last 13 British University titles have made their way to Liverpool, LJMU winning seven.

Liverpool John Moores will be without Derry native, Dara Higgins, as he is on away on club duty.

His side Watty Graham’s Glen were in action this weekend, beating Donegal’s St Eunans to advance to the Ulster club semi-finals.

They will still have Down County star Danny Magill to rely on however, with the corner forward entering his third year as the side’s main scoring threat.

He picked up the man of the match award when the teams met recently in the league.

University of Liverpool’s roster is not quite as impressive as their local rivals.

Since their inception in 2008, they have yet to reach the heights that both LJMU and Liverpool Hope have managed.

Their only silverware came in the shape of Second Division titles in 2016 and 2020.

(Images courtesy of LJMU GAA Facebook Page)