Shocks a plenty in the Senior Championship
Connacht Gold Senior Championship
Bornacoola provided one of the shock results of the weekend when defeating the reigning champions Glencar Manorhamilton in a close encounter in Pairc Sean on Saturday evening. The Bors were full value for their one point victory (0-14 to 0-13) and for Manor to survive they must now beat Carrigallen this weekend and if that happens Scóring difference will decide the quarter finalists from this group with the 3 teams on a win apiece. Of course a Carrigallen win or draw will dump Glencar Manor out of the championship. Kiltubrid defeated Allen Gaels in the second game at the county grounds and they will be anxiously awaiting the result of the Allen Gaels v St Mary’s game this weekend (a St Mary’s win will ensure Kiltubrid’s passage to the quarter finals while an Allen Gaels win and Scóring averages again will decide the placings).
At the Ballinamore venue on Saturday evening Mohill were the only team to secure their place in the quarter finals in Round 2 by comfortably defeating Cloone. Aughawillan and Cloone will go head to head next weekend to decide who will join them in the quarter finals. In the other group game Drumreilly had a massive one point win over a shocked Annaduff side. Drumreilly will be hoping that their neighbours Ballinamore SOH beat Annaduff next weekend – a result which would see them through to the quarters finals and Annaduff facing a relegation battle. On the other hand an Annaduff win and Scóring averages will again be decisive. An interesting weekend is in store all round!
GWP Intermediate Championship
In the Intermediate championship – Eslin, Melvin Gaels, Drumkeerin and Glenfarne Kiltyclogher have all secured their places in the quarter finals. Glencar Manor and Aughnasheelin meet next weekend to decide who will join Eslin as group runners up while Gortletteragh and Ballinaglera do likewise in the Melvin Gaels group. Glenfarne Kiltyclogher secured their place in the quarter finals by defeating St Mary’s second string. This result put St Mary’s into relegation battle. Next weekend Drumkeerin and Glenfarne Kiltyclogher meet and the result will decide first and second group placings. Aughavas defeated Fenagh by the minimum in the last group game and next weekend Fenagh will be hoping to upset the odds by defeating Dromahair in their last group game.
Junior A Championship
In the Junior A Championship there were first round wins for Leitrim Gaels, Bornacoola, Ballinamore SOH and Mohill. This sets up these teams nicely approaching Round 2 of the championship which takes place next weekend.
Championship tables can be viewed on the left hand feed (club competitions – club championships 11)
Coiste Chontae Liatroma wish James Gilmartin (Glencar Manorhamilton) get well wishes after he sustained a broken leg during the Glencar Manorhamilton v Bornacoola Senior Championship match on Saturday evening in Pairc Sean. We must take this opportunity to compliment the quick actions of the players and officials and thank the many medical personnel who attended to James both on and off the field of play. Glad to report James is recovering well after surgery in SGH.
01-Aug-11 by Colette Fox – PRO