The Semi Final line-up for the GWP Intermediate Championship will see Dromahair do battle with neighbours Drumkeerin whilst on the other side of the draw Aughawillan face neighbours Aughnasheelin. Dromahair had eight points to spare over Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher but the scoreline didn’t reflect a match that was there for the taking with 15 minutes to go. Aughawillan were impressive in their 1-7 to 7 points win over a battling Gortletteragh side while Glencar Manorhamilton were unlucky not to bring their tie with Aughnasheelin to a replay after staging a dramatic comeback only to lose by a point. Drumkerrin showed great battling qualities but will consider themselves lucky to have overcome a shell shocked Ballinaglera who led at one stage by 9 points. Drumkeerin’s winning margin was a goal in the end. One thing we are sure of is that the Final will see a North Leitrim team take on a South Leitrim team.
In the Connacht Gold Senior Championship, Annaduff and St Marys will come head to head in the first semi final in what is set to be a mouth watering clash. Annaduff breezed into the semi final after defeating Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins by 7 points. Ballinamore simply did not do themselves justice but they will learn and come back stronger. St Marys were made fight all the way for their 2 point victory by a battling Kiltubrid side who despite their best efforts could not register that all important last minute goal. Glencar Manor will be interesting observers at this weekends replayed quarter final match between Bornacoola and Mohill after defeating Carrigallen in a match full of quality. The place to be this weekend is Cloone as the Bors and Mohill come head to head again to decide the last semi-final spot. It is sure to be a battle royale! Extra time if necessary.
Elsewhere in the senior relegation semi finals Cloone accounted for Allen Gaels thus ensuring their senior status for next year. Allen Gaels must now contest the Relegation Final and they await the outcome of the replay between Melvin Gaels and Drumreilly this weekend to see who their opponents will be. In the Intermediate relegation semi-finals both St Marys and Aughavas survived and the relegation final will now be contested by Annaduff and Fenagh St Caillins.
26-Aug-10 by Colette Fox – PRO