Its time to take a look at the League Tables and see how things have progressed over the weeks since our last roundup on Podcast 6 with Declan Bohan. The first of the League finals is this Sunday and its in Division 3 between Drumkeerin and Dromahaire.
Melvin Gaels currently hold the top place followed closely by County Senior Champions St. Marys and last years Intermediate Champions Carrigallen. Both the Gaels and Carrigallen are playing their last game this weekend against middle of the table placings Mohill and Bornacoola respectively. St. Marys are facing Glencar Manorhamilton in their penultimate game. All results will be pivotal in deciding the placings as they head into the final straight but with St. Marys having an extra game they must hold the strongest hand. Bornacoola and Glencar Manor can end on equal points for second positions but the score difference will probably rule them out. If St. Marys can get themselves together after last weekends disappointing Connacht performance then they are favourites to make it to the final and the chance to make it a double title.
Current table toppers Sean O Heslins are finished their games and now await the proceedings of this weekend as the sole fixture is between Annaduff and Aughnasheelin who currently lie third. If Aughnasheelin lose or draw then the final parings are decided as second place Gortletteragh are guaranteed to be in the mix with Sean O Heslins. A win for Aughnasheelin will mean that Gortletteragh must play their outstanding game to decide the final pairings.
This is a fait accompli as the final is this weekend Drumkeerin meet Dromahaire on Sunday at 2pm in Pairc Sean. Both teams have performed admirably in the League and have only lost 3 games between them. Drunkeerin however top the table and their 91 points score difference show that their forwards and defence are well tuned. Dromahaire have it all to do in this local derby on Sunday.
This division wont be going to final stages anythime soon as there are 16 games unplayed with 2 of them scheduled for this weekend. Each of the games could prove crucial as there are 2 teams at the top, Carrigalen and Annaduff, with 3 to 4 others in hot pursuit. score difference may prove to be a big decider over the next few weeks. This Sunday Kiltubrid play Cloone and Annauff play Ballinaglera and this may make the picture clearer.
Teams in division 5 cannot complain about not getting enough games as the competition is based around a total of 91 league games and thankfully 80 have been played to date. Dromahaire are the clear table leaders with all their games played and they are 5 points clear of St. Caillins and St. Marys who lie on 20 points each. St. Caillins have 1 game to play and this is scheduled for this weekend against Gortletteragh on Sunday at 1pm. This will determine of they need to force St. Marys to win their remaining 2 games as St. Marys penultimate fixture is also fixed for Sunday against Glencar Manorhamilton.
19-Oct-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO