It’s been another hectic weekend of action on the club front, following which some issues in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships are already decided while others won’t be until Round 3 is concluded in a fortnight’s time. This weekend also saw the LGFA club Championships move one step closer to their conclusion.
Starting with the men’s matches and diving first into the SFC, here’s how things are standing in the four groups after two rounds of games.
In Group 1, Ballintubber lead the way on four points. They beat Davitts today by 2-15 to 2-8, a result that more or less guarantees them a place in the play-offs. Ballina Stephenites got the better of Claremorris by 2-14 to 1-9 in the other Group 1 game this afternoon – that was the one streamed on Mayo GAA TV. Wins for Ballintubber and Stephenites in Round 3 will see both of them in the quarter-finals and that outcome would also send Davitts into the relegation play-offs.
In Group 2, the only issue decided so far is that Aghamore – pointless after two defeats from two starts – are already in the relegation play-offs. Champions Knockmore, beaten by 2-4 to 1-4 in atrocious weather at Belmullet yesterday (the photo above was taken at Tallagh after the game), sit behind leaders Belmullet and Charlestown Sarsfields, winners by 2-13 to 4-5 over Aghamore on Friday night, in the table. The Erris lads will book their place in the quarters if they beat Aghamore and so too will the winners of the Knockmore/Charlestown game.
In Group 3, Westport are already through and Balla are already in the relegation play-offs. Westport ground out an 0-11 to 1-6 win over Castlebar Mitchels yesterday while Ballaghaderreen got the better of Balla by 3-10 to 1-15. The second quarter-final slot is a straight shootout between Mitchels and Ballagh’ who meet in Round 3.
In Group 4, things are even more clear-cut. Both Breaffy and Garrymore are already through, with both of them recording their second wins in this campaign today. Breaffy enjoyed a 1-15 to 0-9 win at Kiltane, while Garrymore hammered neighbours The Neale by 1-21 to 0-8. The losers of the Round 3 tie between The Neale and Kiltane will have to contest the relegation play-offs.
In the Intermediate Championship, the position after Round 2 is as follows:
In Group 1, Parke continued their good form, beating Bohola Moy Davitts today by 4-11 to 0-19. Bonniconlon edged out Swinford by 2-11 to 1-13 in the day’s other game. Parke lead the table on four points, with Moy Davitts and Bonniconlon on two, while Swinford have yet to get off the mark.
In Group 2, it’s Mayo Gaels who lead the way. They got their second win on the spin by beating Burrishoole yesterday by 1-12 to 1-8, while Hollymount/Carramore got off the mark today with a 1-13 to 0-9 win over Lahardane. It’s Mayo Gaels on four points, Holly/Carra and Burrishoole on two and Lahardane with none.
In Group 3, Louisburgh clipped Kilmaine’s wings yesterday, winning out by 1-13 to 1-10. Kiltimagh, despite a leaky backline that saw them concede three majors, got the better of Ardnaree by 0-14 to 3-4. Louisburgh head the group on four points, Kiltimagh and Kiltane have two each and Ardnaree have none.
In Group 4, Crossmolina Deel Rovers are making the running, helped by yesterday’s narrow 0-14 to 0-13 win over Mitchels’ second string. Ballyhaunis beat Ballinrobe by 1-11 to 0-7 today so it’s Crossmolina on four points, Mitchels and Ballyhaunis on two and Ballinrobe have none.
In the Junior Championship the Round 2 results were as follows:
Group 1: Ardagh 0-13 Tourmakeady 0-9 and Kilmeena 3-18 Kilfian 0-3. Kilmeena and Ardagh are on four points, the other two are have none.
Group 2: Cill Chomain 2-9 Kilmovee Shamrocks 0-6 and Achill w/o Lacken Sarsfields. Achill and Cill Chomain are on three points, Kilmovee are on two and Lacken have none.
Group 3: Eastern Gaels 3-10 Moygownagh 2-6 and Shrule/Glencorrib 0-19 Ballycastle 0-9. Shrule lead the way on four, with two each for Ballycastle and Eastern Gaels, with Moygownagh on none.
Group 4: Killala 3-9 Ballycroy 1-14. In this three-team group, Islandeady (one match played) and Killala (two matches) both have two points, while Ballycroy have no points after one match.
Onto the LGFA where the weekend’s results are as follows:
- Senior Championship semi-finals: Knockmore 4-10 Westport 3-3 and Carnacon 3-19 Moy Davitts 2-6
- Senior Championship Shield semi-finals: Burrishoole 3-15 Kilmovee Shamrocks 2-10 and Hollymount 5-10 Kilmoremoy 2011
- Intermediate Championship semi-finals: Louisburgh 7-11 MacHale Rovers 2-4 and Castlebar Mitchels 2-8 Charlestown 0-2
- Intermediate Championship Shield semi-finals: results unavailable
- Junior A Championship semi-finals: St Brigid’s 5-13 Ballyhaunis 2-9 and Davitts 0-11 Aghamore 0-5
- Junior A Championship Shield semi-finals: Breaffy 2-12 Parke 3-6 and The Neale 3-14 Tourmakeady 3-6