Junior A reaches semi-final stage

GWP Junior A Championship favourites Leitrim Gaels have been handed a tough draw for the competition’s semi-finals after they were drawn to face St. Patrick’s Dromahair.

GWP Junior A Championship favourites Leitrim Gaels have been handed a tough draw for the competition’s semi-finals after they were drawn to face St. Patrick’s Dromahair.

The Gaels, who scored a comprehensive 1-16 to 1-7 victory over an Annaduff side who dumped them out of the championship at the same stage last year, will now face the north Leitrim men who disposed of a strong Mohill challenge on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-11.

Dromahair, who scored a 5-9 to 1-7 victory over Annaduff in the group stages, have already won the Division Four title and will prove stiff opposition to the competition’s only first string outfit.

On the other side of the draw, Gortletteragh will take on an Allen Gaels side who surprised a fancied St. Mary’s with a one point victory last Saturday, winning 1-10 to 1-9. Gortletteragh also showed good form to defeat a previously impressive Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s, 0-15 to 0-9, to again illustrate the strength in depth of second string teams in this competition.

In the Junior A Relegation semi-finals, Drumkeerin and Carrigallen ensured their safety for another year with the north Leitrim men getting the better of Division 3 League finalists Bornacoola by 1-8 to 0-7 while Carrigallen were much too powerful for Kiltubrid on a 3-17 to 0-6 scoreline.

In the Junior B competition, St. Mary’s, Aughavas and Aughawillan remain unbeaten with Aughavas drawing with the Willies at the weekend while St. Mary’s beat Glencar/Manor 1-8 to 0-6. The competition’s only first string team, St. Osnat’s, were not in action but trail Aughawillan, Aughavas and Leitrim Gaels already in the table and must register a win next weekend to stay alive.