Last Sunday’s Connacht Gold Senior Championship Quarter-Final draw between Annaduff and Aughawillan had unintended knock-on effects as the draw for the semi-finals could not take place later that evening.
Under the new format adopted for this year’s championship, an open draw among the four teams qualifying for the semi-finals was due to be held on Sunday evening in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada but County Board officials told club supporters and officials who had gathered for the draw that the Senior semi-final draw had to be postponed until all four semi-finalists were known.
According to the intepretation of “Open Draw”, a team drawn against the winner of Annaduff and Aughawillan would have an advantage in watching them in next Saturday’s replay.
In the draw for the Glenfarne Wood Products Intermediate Championship Semi-Finals, favourites Gortletteragh and St. Patrick’s Dromahair were kept apart as last year’s defeated finalists were drawn to face a Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher team that had defeated by a point in the last game of the Group stages while Dromahair take on Aughnasheelin in an equally intriguing tie.
The meeting of Gortletteragh and Glenfarne/Kilty promises to be an epic battle with the south Leitrim edging a tremendous contest with a very late point from John Reynolds. Aughnasheelin may start as underdogs but will come into the game on a high after an impressive destruction of neighbours Fenagh St. Caillin’s.
In the GWP Junior A Championship, the draw featured a couple of mouth-watering ties with Leitrim Gaels facing an Annaduff side who dumped them out of the competition at the same stage last year, although the exploits of their Senior team may distract from Annaduff’s focus. St. Mary’s and Allen Gaels renew their age-old rivaly while Gortletteragh face Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s and Mohill take on a strong St. Patrick’s Dromahair.
In the Junior A Relegation semi-finals, Drumkeerin face Bornacoola while Carrigallen take on Kiltubrid.