Roundup of Championship Action and Weekend Fixtures

Senior Championship Finalists

St Marys qualified for the Senior Football Championship Final by defeating neighbours Annaduff on a score-line of 0-12 to 0-5 on Saturday evening last in Pairc Sean. They will be in search of a Minor and Senior Double on Sunday 26th September. Glencar Manorhamilton will be their opponents on the day after they defeated Mohill in the other semi-final with a hard fought 0-11 to 0-7 win. Glencar Manorhamilton are on course for an historic 3 in-a-row – something which has only ever been achieved by Gorvagh (1924/25/26/27), Cloone (1946/47/48), Melvin Gaels (1959/60/61/62), Ballinamore Sean OHeslins (1967/68/69) and Aughawillan (1992/93/94). Incidentally, the county finalists have emerged out of what can now be considered the “lucky” – Senior Championship Group 4 – with Manor topping the group and Marys group runners up.

Credit must be paid to the defeated semi-finalists Mohill and Annaduff who were both magnanimous in defeat. They can be justifiably proud of their performances in the championship and in reaching the semi final stages. They are certainly 2 teams to watch for in the future.

Intermediate Championship Finalists

Drumkeerin and Aughawillan make a welcome return to the Intermediate Championship Final. Drumkeerins first half performance laid the foundation for their victory over Dromahair (1-7 to 1-5) while Aughawillan were made fight all the way by a battling Aughnasheelin side (0-11 to 1-6). Aughawillan lost out in the Intermediate County Final last year to Cloone while Drumkeerin lost to Aughnasheelin in 2008.

Hard luck to Dromahair and Aughnasheelin who just fell short on the day.

Relegation Finals

Allen Gaels retained their senior status for next year by defeating Melvin Gaels on a 2-8 to 1-13 scoreline. Melvin Gaels make the drop to Intermediate next year when they can hopefully welcome back some influential players from injury. Meanwhile in the Intermediate relegation Final Annaduff made the drop to the Junior grade when Fenagh beat them 1-11 to 0-7

Junior A Football Championship Semi Finals

This weekend the finalists for the Junior A Championship should be known with Carrigallen taking on Leitrim Gaels and Eslin facing Drumkeerin. Eslin and Leitrim Gaels are considered hot favourites but Carrigallen and Drumkeerin are more than capable of causing upsets. Both Games this Saturday at 6pm, Carrigallen V Leitrim Gaels in Cloone and Eslin V Drumkeerin in Aughnashellin

Junior B Football Championship Quarter Finals

Glencar Manorhamilton and Aughavas will be interesting observers at this weekends quarter final games as both teams have qualified for the semi-finals. Glencar Manorhamilton await the winners of the St Marys versus Dromahair game while Aughavas play the winners of the quarter final between St. Osnatts and Kiltubrid. Both games this Saturday in Drumshanbo – St Marys V Dromahair at 4.30 and St Osnatts V Kiltubrid at 6.00

Junior C Championship

This competition commenced last weekend and Mohill, Sean OHeslins, Drumreilly and Glenfarne Kiltyclogher got off to winning ways.




09-Sep-10 by Colette Fox – PRO