Another busy weekend with the Seniors, Intermediates and the opening round of the Junior A championships all on the go.
The Senior section is starting to hot up as 2 teams are now sure of their place in the Quarter finals. InÓgroup 2 Annaduff had a 5 point win over St. Caillins and as they top their group they await the outcome of Group 1 which is undecided with the result of the remaining game between Bornacoola and Allen Gaels crucial to all 3 teams.
The other Quarter finalists are Group 4s Melvin Gaels who topped their table on Saturday evening with their tally of 2 wins. They also await the outcome of Group 3 which is similar to Group 1 with the final game deciding if there will be a clear top and runner-up or if playoffs are required.
Its interesting to note that the teams (Allen Gaels, Fenagh/St. Caillins, Aughawillan and Kiltubrid) that did not play in the first round and who played their first game over the weekend all lost their opening game. Their opposition appeared to benefit by having a game under their belt.
In the Intermediate Championship the picture is very similar to the Senior competition. Group 1s Gortletteragh are through on 2 wins out of 2 and inÓgroup 3 Drumkeerin are also guaranteed a place in the quarters as they have a win and a draw. This Sunday games inÓgroup 1 – Cloone v Eslin and inÓgroup 3 – Glencar/Manor v Glenfarne/Kilty will decide the second placing and relegation playoff positions.
InÓgroup 2 and 4 both Dromahaire and Ballinalgera are out of contention as Drumreilly v Aughnasheelin and Aughavas v St. Marys who play this weekend will decide Top and Runner-up.
Junior A Championship
The Junior A round 1 opened yesterday with Carrigallen, Annaduff, Allen Gaels and Mohill all starting their campaign on the right note with wins.
Next weekend Gortletteragh, Drumkeerin, Bornacoola and Aughavas get to take the field in their first game.
Meanwhile Aughawillan, St. Marys and Sean O Heslins, all of whom have lost their openers, must win in order to stay in the competition and Melvin Gaels have an extra week to prepare for their final game.
30-Jul-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO