Twists and turns but big three send out message

Drumreilly's James Holohan tries to hold off Kyle Flynn of Allen Gaels.
Drumreilly’s dramatic victory over Allen Gaels may have been the big talking point of last Saturday’s Senior Championship games but the big three of Aughawillan, Glencar/Manorhamilton and Mohill sent out strong messages to their rivals.

Drumreilly’s dramatic victory over Allen Gaels may have been the big talking point of last Saturday’s Senior Championship games but the big three of Aughawillan, Glencar/Manorhamilton and Mohill sent out strong messages to their rivals.

With results that may have some seeking a more competitive structure for the county’s premier club competition, Aughawillan demolished Bornacoola by 6-19 to 0-5 while Glencar/Manorhamilton had 17 points to spare over Carrigallen.

But it was Mohill’s 29 point destruction of Kiltubrid that had the most impact as it left Kiltubrid bottom of the group and in the relegation semi-finals while Drumreilly’s surprise win over a favoured Allen Gaels saw them set up an eighth place playoff against Carrigallen next Saturday in Ballinamore.

The one sided nature of the game may lead to calls for a restructuring of the club championships with some suggesting that the Senior and Intermediate competitions be reduced to ten teams for next year.