There was more club action on this weekend so, in case you haven’t seen what happened yet on that front, here’s a (very) quick round-up.
First up, the county Intermediate final, where earlier today at MacHale Park Ballyhaunis edged out Hollymount-Carramore by the minimum margin, winning the Sweeney Cup on a 0-12 to 0-11 scoreline. From the sounds of it, it was a bit of a shoot-out between the winners’ Niall Prenty (who bagged seven points) and the losers’ Darren Coen, who ended the match with eight points to his credit. Colm Gannon’s report on the match for the Mayo Advertiser is here.
Earlier at MacHale Park, the county Junior championship was also won by a single point, with Castlebar Mitchels claiming the title beating Achill by 1-10 to 3-3. Colm Gannon’s take on this one is here. The day’s curtain raiser in Castlebar was the Junior B championship final, which ended in a 1-12 each draw between Swinford and Westport.
The champo is also in full swing, by the way, up here in the capital at the minute. This weekend saw the Dublin SFC quarter-finals being played and this resulted in two fairly big shocks, with a Brogan-fuelled Plunketts dumping out a distinctly out-of-sorts Ballymun Kickhams yesterday while today a 3-5 contribution to the scoreboard by Kevin McManamon helped St Jude’s overcome fancied St. Brigid’s. My local club, St. Vincents saw off Templeogue Synge Street yesterday, helped in no small way by a 3-4 haul from Mossy Quinn. The semi-final draw has paired Vinnies with Ballyboden St. Enda’s while Plunketts will play Jude’s.