It was another weekend of club Championship action within the county, at the conclusion of which things are beginning to shake out in the race for honours at Senior, Intermediate and Junior level. Here’s a quick round-up of what happened in each over the weekend.
Starting with the Senior Championship where the group stages were concluded, leaving eight clubs in the hunt for the Moclair Cup. The eight in question are Ballaghaderreen, Ballina Stephenites, Ballintubber, Belmullet, Breaffy, Castlebar Mitchels, Davitts and Knockmore. The draws for the quarter-finals in both the Senior and Intermediate Championships will take place at MacHale Park next Tuesday at 8pm.
Here are the weekend’s results in the SFC:
These results mean that the four groups finished as follows:
We’ve already run through the list of clubs who’ve made it into the knockout stages. As the above table confirms, the four clubs who must now go forward to the relegation play-offs are Bohola Moy Davitts, Westport, Hollymount/Carramore and Claremorris.
All of that quartet – bar Hollymount/Carramore – made the knockout stages twelve months ago so they’ve all gone backwards a bit since then. It’s too early to be panicking, though – last year Davitts had to contest the relegation play-off decider, beating Crossmolina thanks to a late Mickey Conroy point, and a year on they’re in the final eight and looking forward to the knockout stages.
Onto the Intermediate Championship where the results from the weekend’s matches were as follows:
And here are the IFC group tables:
So, as the tables above confirm, the eight clubs who qualify for the IFC quarter-finals are Ardnaree, Crossmolina, Burrishoole, Parke, The Neale, Ballyhaunis, Louisburgh and Kiltimagh. The four clubs left battling to avoid relegation to the Junior ranks are Swinford, Islandeady, Ballinrobe and Shrule/Glencorrib.
Speaking of Junior, three of the four quarter-finals were played earlier today – the fourth one has been held up due to the objection lodged by Achill (full story on that is here) – and here are the JFC results: