The first of 10 championship weekends is over in the Senior and Intermediate campaigns and 8 out of 12 teams in both sections have taken to the field in an attempt to set out their respective stalls.
Saturday provided 4 games in total with double headers in Páirc Seán and Ballinamore as the competitions opened at 6pm. In Carrick it was Mohill who saw off Annaduffs challenge in the first game and Melvin Gaels who pulled a draw out of the fire as they scored a goal in the last kick of the game in injury time against Allen Gaels (who led throughout).
In Ballinamore the Intermediate championship started with Fenagh St Caillins against Aughawillan and Aughawillan finished the better by 1 goal after the 6pm throw-in. At 7:30pm Drumreilly and Kiltubrid took to the field, the green and reds got on top early on and maintained their lead despite a strong challenge from Drumreilly in the second half.
On Sunday all the action was in Ballinamore and Ballinaglera with Allen Gaels second team taking on Cloones first string at 2pm in a game that proved very 1 sided with Cloone registering a large tally. At 2:30pm over in Ballinaglera it was Drumkeerin and Glenfarne/Kilty who fought out a hard earned draw. The final game was back in Ballinamore in a Senior affair as Division 2 title holders Carrigalen took on debutantes Aughnasheelin in a game that ended with a Carrigallen victory.
The coming bank holiday weekend will provide lots of entertainment over the 3 days as 12 games are in the pipeline in Senior & Intermediate round 2 fixtures and the opening round of Junior A.
26-Jul-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO