Well, that was an action-packed two days of club football. At its conclusion the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships are all down to the final four, with the participants in the last-chance-saloon relegation play-offs at Senior and Intermediate also decided. In the LGFA Championships, it’s down to the finalists for the Senior decider.
Here’s a quick wrap-up of all the weekend’s results, starting with the Senior matches:
The big news from this weekend has to be the dethroning of back-to-back champions Knockmore this afternoon at the hands of a young, hungry Castlebar Mitchels side. Barry Moran’s team led for much of the hour and did really well to hold off Knockmore down a tense and tight final stretch. Match report from Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News is here.
Ballina Stephenites’ eye-catching thumping of Claremorris yesterday was also noteworthy. Their reward for the win is a semi-final date with Ballintubber who saw off Breaffy this afternoon. Westport, who emerged from a gritty encounter with Garrymore yesterday, take on Mitchels in the other semi-final.
In the relegation play-offs, meanwhile, Balla and Ballaghaderreen confirmed their Senior status for next year. Balla beat The Neale while Ballaghaderreen – for whom Andy Moran was making his final appearance, blasting home 3-3 to sign off his hugely illustrious playing career – were way too strong for Davitts. These results mean it’s a south Mayo derby between The Neale and Davitts to decide which of them survives in the top tier in 2023.
Onto Intermediate where the weekend’s results were as follows:
Onto Junior, where the results of the A quarter-finals were as follows:
Here are the Junior B results:
Next it’s the LGFA, where the Senior Championship semi-finals were on today. Defending champions Knockmore were pushed all the way by Carnacon but they squeezed through by the minimum margin at the finish.
Knockmore will now face Burrishoole in the final. They also won by a a single point today, just managing to get past Westport.
Here’s a full round-up of the weekend’s LGFA results:
- SFC semi-finals: Westport 0-12 Burrishoole 1-10; Carnacon 1-7 Knockmore 1-8
- Senior Shield semi-finals: Hollymount 4-10 Kilmovee Shamrocks 3-8; Castlebar Mitchels 0-9 Moy Davitts 1-3
- JFC semi-finals: Ballyhaunis 7-12 Breaffy 0-8; Aghamore 1-13 St Brigid’s 3-6.