The first championship title of the year may have gone to St. Osnat’s last Saturday but for many, the Club Championship gets very real this weekend with the last round of group games in the Senior and Intermediate competitions.
St. Osnat’s Glencar lifted the hastily arranged Final of the Pyramid Bookmakers Junior C Championship when they proved too strong for Mohill in the Final in Drumkeerin last Saturday, lifting the title they last won in 2008.
Three goals from Paul Clancy did the trick for the north Leitrim men as the last round robin game against Mohill was transformed into the final after both teams qualified for the decider before the last game.
However, it is the conclusion of the Group stages of the Connacht Gold Senior and Glenfarne Wood Products Intermediate Championship that is drawing the most interest.
Four of the 12 Senior teams have won their way into the quarter-finals with all remaining eight teams in with at least a mathematical chance of either contesting the quarter-finals or relegation semi-finals.
The Intermediate Championship is even harder to predict with only Cloone absolutely guaranteed their place in the Quarter-Finals. The situation is complicated even further by Mohill’s failure to field in the first round, a decision that could affect the use of scoring difference to decide placings and lead to playoffs.
The eighth place/relegation playoffs will take place on Saturday week, August 9, with the Quarter-Finals pencilled in for Saturday, August 23.
The action continues on Sunday when the Cox’s Steakhouse Ladies Senior and Intermediate Championship continues before attention turns back to the County team who are due to play in the All-Ireland Intermediate Quarter-Finals scheduled for August 16 & 23.