O’Heslin’s walk-over as League race stays close

The race for a place in the Gallogly Catering Division One Final will go down to the wire as Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s conceded their League game against new County Champions Melvin Gaels last Sunday.

The race for a place in the Gallogly Catering Division One Final will go down to the wire as Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s conceded their League game against new County Champions Melvin Gaels last Sunday.

The concession by O’Heslin’s, the first in this year’s League according to the official results on the Leitrim GAA website, ensure the Gaels stay one point ahead of Mohill in the table, with both sides due to meet next Saturday - a game that could decide Mohill’s hopes of reaching the final.

Ballinamore’s concession has no real effect on their League position but the only sanction they may face is a fine, a contrast to the sanctions for failing to fulfill a championship fixture.

Glencar/Manor currently top the table on 16 points with two games to go, Melvin Gaels are one game point behind with the same number of games left while Mohill have 14 points and three games left, two of which are against Melvin Gaels and Glencar/Manorhamilton.

Drumreilly scored a big win over St. Mary’s, 1-15 to 2-7, while Mohill’s 2-18 to 1-4 victory over Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher leaves the north Leitrim men in real danger of relegation as they are level on four points with Carrigallen with Kiltubrid, Annaduff and Aughawillan all on six points with two games to play.