Championship – Weekend Roundup

Nine out of fourteen fixtures were completed over a weekend that proved to be another washout  as only half of yesterdays games were played while the Senior semifinal was postponed due to an appeal.

The four Saturday evening games went ahead and in the Intermediate Championship Aughnasheelin booked their place in the Final after their close 2pt victory over Gortletteragh.  Dromahaire and Drumkeerin could not be seperated and must do it all over again next Saturday evening at 4pm in Páirc Seán.  Allen Gaels fought off relegation with a convincing win over Aughawillan who now face Intermediate championship football for 2009.

In what turned out to be the only game of the Senior championship this weekend Kiltubrid and Bornacoola met in the semifinal on Saturday evening and  the Bors pulled off a deserved 2 point victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 3-02.  They were behind at half time 0-5 to Kiltubrids 3 goals  in what was an unusual half time score but they played the better brand of football in the second half and they grinded back Kiltubrids lead to go ahead in the 56th minute from an opportunist goal that was well taken.

On Sunday in Junior A  Mohill managed to get past Melvin Gaels by the slimiest of margins in the Quarterfinal replay.  In Junior B Cloone conceded to Kiltubrid as 3 other games fell victim to the wet weather.  Dromahaire defeated Aughnasheelin and Glencar/Manor pipped St Caillins in their respective group games.

Two of the four Junior C games were fulfilled as St Osnetts & Sean OHeslins recorded victories over Leitrim Gaels and Glenfarne/Kilty respectively.

Later in the afternoon the Intermediate relegation final between Aughavas and Ballinaglera was postponed as the persistent rain caused Páirc Seán to water log.



15-Sep-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO