Weve 9 uninterrupted intense weeks starting this evening in the 2008 Intermediate and Senior Championship. The intermediates – commence at 7pm in Leitrim Gaels (Gortletteragh v Glenfarne /Kilty) but 1 hour earlier at 6 pm this evening in Cloone and Paric Sean the Senior season opens.
The format is the same as last year with the group stages being played over the next 3 weekends, then Qtr final stage, semifinals , ending with the Final which is scheduled for Sept 28th.
The big question in the Seniors is whether St. Marys can do a back to back title. Its a while since this has happened especially in light of the fact that the title has changed hands over the last number of years .
St. Marys had a great year last year when they won the Dick Ellis Senior Championship cup along with the League Title. Their league performance this year has been poor but they appear to be coming good at the right time in recent weeks.
In Cloone and Páirc Seán at 6pm Senior teams inÓgroups 1 and 3 face each other as Drumreilly meet Annaduff and Mohill meet Melvin Gaels.
At 7pm in Leitrim Gaels the Intermediate championship opens with Gortletteragh playing Glenfarne/Kiltyclougher.
Back to Cloone and Páirc Seán for 7:30pm as Aughawillan v Bornacoola and Allen Gaels v Glencar Manor inÓgroups 2 and 4 take the field in the Senior competiton.
Its all Intermediate action tomorrow in Páirc Seán at 5:30pm when Ballinaglera take on Cloone and at 7pm Annaduff meet Dromahaire.
02-Aug-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO