Gaels find shooting boots as Drumreilly shock Willies

Melvin Gaels sent out a message to their rivals for the Fenagh Cup last weekend that they will be very hard stopped as they demolished the challenge of Carrigallen in the final round of group games.

Melvin Gaels sent out a message to their rivals for the Fenagh Cup last weekend that they will be very hard stopped as they demolished the challenge of Carrigallen in the final round of group games.

Aughawillan’s good run in the championship also came to a startling halt as neighbours Drumreilly turned in their best display of the campaign to record a well deserved six point win.

Melvin Gaels romped to a 0-23 to 0-7 win over a weakened Carrigallen team who had threatened a major shock just a week previously against Glencar/Manorhamilton, a result that is sure to give the Kinlough outfit a great deal of confidence for the quarter-finals.

Aughawillan had their quarter-final place more or less assured but they will be deeply disappointed by the manner of their 1-12 to 1-6 loss to neighbours Drumreilly for whom Declan Maxwell gave an inspired display.

In a lowe scoring first half, Drumreilly led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the break and they went seven points clear after the break when Nigel Maguire slotted home a penalty with 15 minutes to go.

Aughawillan, who rested Sean Quinn as a precaution, hit back immediately with a Gary Deane goal that finished off a flowing move but Drumreilly scored the last three points of the contest to claim a deserved win and perhaps lift them for the relegation semi-finals.

The quarter-final draw will be made after next weekend’s playoff game between Mohill and Kiltubrid. As it stands, Melvin Gaels and Glencar/Manorhamilton cannot meet each other, nor can Annaduff or St. Mary’s and the pairing of Aughawillan and Bornacoola.

Depending on who comes through the playoff game, Mohill if they win, cannot play either the Kinlough or Manor men again while the same applies for Kiltubrid in the case of Annaduff and St. Mary’s.