The ups and downs of club league football



Last weekend promotion and relegation places were confirmed in leagues and the participants in the finals were confirmed. In Division 1 Glencar/Manor booked their place in the League final for the second year in a row after their result yesterday left then ahead of St. Marys on score difference. Manor will no doubt be eager to put back to back titles together this year after failing to do so last year when Melvin Gaels took the League honours. The Division 1 final is scheduled for 2 weeks time , Saturday 31st October at 4pm against Kiltubrid. Incidentally Glencar/Manor are also preparing for their Connacht Clubs Championship clash against Galways Corofin after the Galway county final replay yesterday ended in a victory for one of Connachts strongest Club teams who beat Mountbellew/Moylough by 3pts. The Connacht game is scheduled for Tuam Stadium on November 8th.

Leitrim teams Gortletteragh and Bornacoola have not managed to survive in Division 1 and will be relegated to Division 2 in 2010, Gortletteragh have known their fate for some time but Bornacoola failed yesterday in their bid to avoid relegation as they lost by 2 pts to St. Marys.

As already known Dromahair and Carrigallen (Division title holders) are promoted from Division 2 to Division 1 for 2010 but at the other end its St. Marys and Annaduff who will drop to Division 3.

Coming up from Division 3 its Ballinaglera and Glencar/Manor (Division title holders) and at the bottom end Drumkeerin and Annaduff go down to Division 4

In Division 4 its final time as Kiltubrid face Ballinamore / Sean O Heslins next Saturday at 4pm in Cloone for the battle of League title while at the other end Bornacoola and St. Marys prepare for Division 5 next year.

In Division 5 there are still some games outstanding but the two teams going up are Aughnasheelin and Carrigallen both of whom played in the final in July with Aughnasheelin taking the honours.





19-Oct-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO