12 teams started this competition and 3 have guaranteed their place in the quarterfinals. The last round of the group stages are coming up with 1 top position to be decided inÓgroup 4 and all of the 4 groups have the 2nd position place to fight for.
The score difference criteria could impact on 3 of the 4 games to decide the placings. For the losers in each group its the relegation battle while the others go on to the quarters which will be next weekend fortnight.
Final Game: Drumreilly v Carrigallen
Annaduff are now in the Quarters on full points. Carrigallen and Drumreilly will decide the 2nd placing with Carrigallen needing to win and Drumreilly needing a draw as a minimum due to better score difference of -1 as against -6. It ll be a close local derby in Cloone at 7pm on Saturday evening.
Next Game: Allen Gaels v Kiltubrid
Glencar Manorhamilton are through on full points while we have a Local Derby here as both teams fight the last place. Kiltubrid have the better score difference so a draw is the minimum result needed for them. Allen Gaels on the other hand know that a draw won t be enough as they have the added pressure of needing a win. This group will conclude in Páirc Seán on Saturday evening with a throw-in of 7pm.
Final Game: Mohill v Sean O Heslins
Melvin Gaels are finihed in the group stage and they are in the Quarter finals with 3 points. The final game is between Sean O Heslins and Mohill who go into this fixture with 1 point from their previous drawnÓgame. score difference won t apply in this group as Sean O Heslins need full points while a draw will be the minimum for Mohill. The game is fixed for Cloone at 5:30pm on Saturday evening.
Final Game: Aughawillan v St. Marys
St. Marys share two points along with Bornacoola but last weekends score line leaves the Bors with a -4 score difference. This means that they must sweat it out as they await the final game in their group. Aughawillan must win if they intend getting into the Quarterfinals to take advantage of the better score difference over Bornacoola. If St Marys win then they top group 4 and bring Bornacoola with them into the quarters. This group will conclude in Páirc Seán on Sunday afternoon with a throw-in of 2pm.
14-Aug-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO