Gortletteragh & Dromahair set the pace

GWP Intermediate championship favourites Gortletteragh and St. Patrick’s Dromahair underlined their credentials last Saturday when they both scored impressive wins.

GWP Intermediate championship favourites Gortletteragh and St. Patrick’s Dromahair underlined their credentials last Saturday when they both scored impressive wins.

Gortletteragh overcame a stiff challenge from Eslin to win by six points, 1-15 to 1-9, while Dromahair demolished an Aughavas team who had defeated Glencar/Manor’s second string a week previously, banging home 4-13 to a reply of just five points.

The result leaves the door slightly ajar for Glencar/Manorhamilton as a win over Aughavas would leave them in contention for a third place playoff, particularly as they have lost both their previous matches by a solitary point, underlining the strength in depth posessed by the north Leitrim side.

Fenagh St. Caillin’s must get a result against Aughavas to ensure thier passage after they held on to defeat Manor.

Cloone also assured themselves of a place in the Quarter-Finals when they secured their second win of the group stages, defeating Ballinaglera by two points after a tight encounter, 2-7 to 0-11, while Melvin Gaels’ second string shocked Aughnasheelin to record a 3-6 to 0-11 victory, a result that throws the group wide open with the Kinlough men yet to take on Ballinaglera.

Drumkeerin, one of the traditional powerhouses in the Intermediate grade, find themselves in a winner takes all battle with Eslin to see who takes third spot in the group and a possible quarter-final place. Eslin continued to put up good scores and Drumkeerin will find it desperately hard to hold the Beirne brothers.

In the GWP Junior A competition, Leitrim Gaels secured the local bragging rights when they had three points to spare over St. Mary’s Kiltoghert, 1-14 to 2-8, in a hard fought encounter in Kiltubrid on Sunday.

Dromahair’s second string team also sent out a big message, defeating Carrigallen 4-16 to 1-3 while Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s were the other big winners as they defeated Division 3 winners Bornacoola by 6-11 to 1-10. Mohill, Annaduff and Gortletteragh also recorded big wins in the first game of the competition.

In the Minor Championship, St. Manchan’s sent out a serious message when they demolished Kiltoghert Gaels (St. Mary’s and Leitrim Gaels) 6-11 to 0-5 while Glencar/Manorhamilton and Fenagh/Gortletteragh also scored important wins in the 15-a-side grade while Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher and Aughnasheelin scored big wins over Bornacoola and Aughavas in the 9-a-side Minor competitions