Championship games aplenty last weekend as 4 grades were played over Saturday and Sunday. The 16 fixtures were as a result of one replay and the rained off games from the previous weekend combined with the original scheduled games. The single Senior fixture was the relegation semi-final replay between Aughnasheelin and St Marys. St Marys out powered Aughnasheelin and came out on top after the first game went to a replay. Aughnasheelin are now in a relegation battle with Drumreilly which is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30pm in Ballinamore.
In the Intermediate competition it was quarter final time for 8 teams with games spread over the 2 days. On Saturday Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher overcame Fenagh St Caillins 1-12 to 0-06 points in Páirc Seán and this was followed by a much closer contest with Aughawillan pipping Dromahair by 1 point to book their place in the semifinal – final score Aughawillan 1-11 Dromahair 1-10.
On Sunday the other quarter finals were played in the afternoon with Cloone having an easy victory in Ballinamore over Glencar/Manor while Gortletteragh had to work harder to side step St Marys by 3 points.
Both Allen Gaels and Ballinaglera fell victim to Annaduff and Drumkeerin respectively in the relegation semi-finals, both teams now face each other this weekend in the relegation final which is scheduled for 3pm in Ballinamore on Saturday.
In the Junior A quarter finals Aughavas overpowered Mohill while Eslin overcame Carrigallen. Leitrim Gaels got the better of St Marys and on Sunday Gortletteragh pipped Bornacoola by 2 points. Gortletteragh now face Eslin while Leitrim Gaels will play Aughavas in the semi finals. In the relegation DrumkeerinÓgot a handy walkover from Melvin Gaels while Kiltubrid went down to Ballinamore/SO.
Junior B is at group stages and Allen Gaels, St Osnats and Annaduff recorded victories in their respective groups. Junior B will continue this weekend while Junior C commences with the first round of group games.
31-Aug-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO