It was a very busy weekend in football circles in Leitrim as 15 competitive games were played and many surprises unfolded as championship dreams and relegation nightmares became clearer.
In the blue ribbon event, the Senior championship, 3 teams made it to the semifinals: Glencar/Manorhamilton, Kiltubrid and Bornacoola. Reigning champions St. Marys did not have it all their own way on Saturday evening against Sean OHeslins and both teams have it all to do again in the replay next weekend.
Staying with the Senior section the relegation battle worsened for Allen Gaels and Aughawillan as they fell to Drumreilly and Mohill respectively.
In the Intermediate championship Gortletteragh, Drumkeerin, Aughnasheelin and Dromahaire all booked their places into the semi-finals in 2 weeks time. While Ballinaglera know that the have it all to do to avoid relegation as they await the outcome of this weekends relegation semifinal between Annaduff and Aughavas.
The Junior A group stages are finished as the quarter final places were decided and its Bornacoola v Gortletteragh, Mohill v Melvin Gaels, Eslin v Leitrim Gaels, St Marys v Allen Gaels. The relegation semi-final pairings are also known as Aughavas meet Sean O Heslins and Carrigallen play Drumkeerin.
There were no Junior B games last weekend but 4 round 2 games are scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday.
The Junior C draw was made at the CCC meeting last night and the fixtures will be available on the website shortly. This competition commences on Saturday evening.
01-Sep-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO