Kiltubrid & Allen Gaels the big winners in Senior drama

John Connolly

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John Connolly

Kiltubrid keeper Brendan McCormack clears the ball ahead of Gortletteragh's Neil Quinn on Saturday. Photo by Declan Gaffney
Allen Gaels and Kiltubrid were the big winners in the third round of the group stages of the Connacht Gold Senior Championship on Saturday

Allen Gaels and Kiltubrid were the big winners in the third round of the group stages of the Connacht Gold Senior Championship on Saturday

Allen Gaels were bottom of their group before Saturday’s final round of games but with Bornacoola suffering a heavy 19 point loss at the hands of Mohill, the Drumshanbo men leap-frogged into the second automatic quarter-final spot after their 3-4 to 0-9 victory over Carrigallen.

Kiltubrid’s 1-7 to 0-10 draw with Gortletteragh proved even more dramatic as the point they gained ensured that they finished with the best third place record and the seventh place in the quarter-finals.

Glencar/Manorhamilton sent out a message with a comfortable 0-12 to 0-5 victory over defending champions St. Mary’s Kiltoghert while Mohill’s demolition of Bornacoola perhaps the most eye-catching result of the weekend.

The remaining place in the quarter-finals is up for grabs between Carrigallen and Aughawillan after the Willies defeated 2012 County Champions Melvin Gaels 1-9 to 1-5 in their crunch encounter.

Carrigallen will now take on Aughawillan next Saturday, August 9, in the eighth place playoff with the winners going into the quarter-finals and the losers joining Bornacoola, Melvin Gaels and Annaduff in the relegation semi-finals.

See next week’s Observer for in-depth reports from the third round of the Connacht Gold Senior Championship.

Quarter Finalists: Mohill; Allen Gaels; Glencar Manorhamilton; St. Mary’s Kiltoghert; Gortletteragh; Drumreilly; Kiltubrid & winners eighth place play off Carrigallen v Aughawillan

Relegation Semi Finalists: Runners up 8 place play off Carrigallen v Aughawillan; Bornacoola; Melvin Gaels & Annaduff

Connacht Gold Senior Championship Third Round Results

Group 1: Carrigallen 0-9 Allen Gaels 3-4; Mohill 1-22 Bornacoola 0-6

Group 2: Aughawillan 1-9 Melvin Gaels 1-5; Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-12 St. Mary’s Kiltogher 0-5

Group 3: Annaduff 0-3 Drumreilly 2-9; Kiltubrid 1-7 Gortletteragh 0-10