In the Senior and Intermediate Championships there are 4 teams facing their second games in as many weekends, while there are 4 playing their first game and 4 resting after last weekend. The Junior A s commence this Sunday in round 1 which gives us 12 action packed fixtures over the 3 days of the bank holiday weekend.
The action starts in earnest tomorrow evening at 6pm in Cloone and Páirc Seán with Kiltubrid & Ballinamore Sean O Heslins inÓgroup 2 and Annaduff & St Mary s inÓgroup 3. Kiltubrid will be eager to put together back to back wins while Ballinamore will be looking to get the best possible start to the championship with a win. A local derby is in store in Carrick as Annaduff and St Mary s face off in what is Annaduffs 2nd and final game in the group stages and St Mary s first, this one will wet the appetite of many as these two teams have made their mark in the championship through out this decade.
At 7:30pm in Páirc Seán Allen Gaels meet champions Glencar/Manor who will be looking to start their back to back campaign with vigor. Allen Gaels need to repeat their performance of last week and carry it through for the full game. Glencar Manor had the advantage of being spectators last weekend but championship opening nerves can always do strange things to teams and they need to be fully awake this weekend.
Meanwhile in Cloone group 4 leaders Carrigallen take on Bornacoola who have their opener after a break last weekend. Carrigallen are an in form team and will pose a difficult challenge for the Bors.
Intermediate action commences on Saturday evening at 6pm in Drumshanbo as Glenfarne/Kilty meet Dromahair. This is the only Intermediate fixture on Saturday evening and will be a key game for both teams as Glenfarne/Kilty drew against Drunkeerin last weekend and Dromahair need to find themselves after their heavy schedule so far in 2009.
Sunday brings us the remaining 3 games in Intermediates with Aughawillan meeting Ballinaglera in Drumshanbo at 4:30pm. Glencar/Manor face Gortletteragh at 5pm in Páirc Seán which is part of a double header as Cloone play St Mary s at 6:30pm.
It s the opening weekend of the Junior A and this competition commences on Sunday eve at 5pm in Cloone with Aughavas s first team against Kiltubrid s second followed at 6:30pm when Ballinamore Sean O Heslins meet Carrigallen.
On bank holiday Monday in Leitrim it s the turn of Melvin Gaels v Bornacoola and at 3:30pm it s Gortletteragh v Drumkeerin.
Lot s to see and do on the championship trail this weekend.
31-Jul-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO