After a weekend of senior club championship action, the race for the Moclair Cup is now a four-cornered one. Yesterday Castlebar Mitchels and Charlestown Sarsfields had easy wins over Ballina Stephenites and Garrymore respectively and this afternoon they were joined in the penultimate round by Breaffy and Knockmore. While yesterday’s results went along expected lines, both of today’s matches produced shock outcomes, with Breaffy getting the better of defending champions Ballaghaderreen in the day’s opening fixture while Knockmore shook off the pre-match loss of Aidan Kilcoyne to see off the 2010/11 champions Ballintubber.
The draw for next weekend’s semi-finals was made straight after the final whistle sounded in today’s second quarter-final and this resulted in Castlebar getting paired with Knockmore while Charlestown were drawn against Breaffy. These ties will be played this day week in a triple-header at MacHale Park, which will also feature the county junior final between Ardnaree and Cill Chomain.
Also today, Aghamore and Tourmakeady slipped closer to the senior relegation trapdoor, with the former losing by a point to Davitts while the latter were well beaten by Shrule/Glencorrib. A final play-off between today’s losers will now decide which of them drops to Intermediate next year.
Here’s a run-down of the weekend’s club championship results:
SFC Quarter-Finals (5/10/2013): Castlebar Mitchels 1-20 Ballina Stephenites 2-8; Charlestown Sarsfields 2-17, Garrymore 2-10.
SFC Quarter-Finals (6/10/2013): Breaffy 0-17, Ballghaderreen 2-7; Knockmore 1-15, Ballintubber 1-10.
SFC Relegation Play-Offs (6/10/2013): Davitts 2-11, Aghamore 2-10; Shrule/Glencorrib 1-14, Tourmakeady 1-8.
To coincide with the shift from inter-county to club action, here’s a poll on this year’s senior championship. Who do you think is going to win it?
Who'll win the Moclair Cup?
- Castlebar (69%, 143 Votes)
- Breaffy (31%, 64 Votes)
Total Voters: 242