Three of the Intermediate quarter final places are already known as we head in to the final round of the group stages inÓgroups 1, 3 while group 2 are at round 2 stage and group 4 placings to be confirmed. This weekend should see two more places confirmed while the remaining two places will be decided 1 week later. Relegation is also facing some teams as we look at the status of the groups:
Final Game: Annaduff v Aughnasheelin
Status: with Dromahaire through to the quarters its between Annaduff v Aughnasheelin to decide on the runner up spot. Both teams had close teams against Dromahire and Aughnasheelin just lost by the smallest margins. As a result they have the better score difference of -1 compared to Annaduffs -3. A draw in this game and Aughnasheelin will go through with the better score difference and Annaduff head for the relegation playoffs.
Next Game: Aughavas v Glencar/Manorhamilton
Status: This group are a game behind the other 3 but with St. Marys win last weekend over Glencar/Manor the pressure is on Manor to survive this weekend as a loss will rule them out. score difference will apply if Manor win this weekend and Aughavas beat St Marys next week, Manor will need to be aware of this.
Final Game: Drumkeeran v Ballinaglera
Status: Cloone are in the quarters and Drumkeerin are nearly there in that they need a draw or better to go through. Ballinaglera on the other hand need to win outright as they need all the points to better Drumkeerins 1 point.
Final Game: Gortletteragh v Fenagh St. Caillins
Status: This group is almost decided upon as Gortletteragh and Fenagh are guaranteed a place what remains to be seen is in which order they come out of the group. A draw and Gortletteragh will go through as table toppers due to score difference. Glenfarne/ Kiltyclougher await the relegation playoff.
12-Aug-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO