It was stay as you were at the top of the Gallogy Catering Division One last weekend with Glencar/Manorhamilton, Mohill, St. Mary’s Kiltoghert and Melvin Gaels all recording wins to maintain their positions at the top of the table.
Glencar/Manorhamilton kept Carrigallen in relegation trouble with an eight point win to keep top spot ahead of Mohill who just saw off a committed St. Patrick’s Dromahair 1-9 to 1-7.
Both St. Mary’s and Melvin Gaels had comfortable wins over relegation threatened Glenfarne/Kilty and Kiltubrid respectively while Annaduff look as if they might be dragged unexpectedly into a relegation fight when they drew with Drumreilly who scored a last minute free from Nigel Maguire to take a deserved share of the spoils.
That result leaves Annaduff just a point ahead of both Kiltubrid & Carrigallen after Aughawillan did their hopes a massive favour when they scored a 3-6 to 0-8 win over great rivals Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s, who lined out without County duo Shane Moran and Wayne McKeon.
Goals proved vital in Aughawillan as the home team only managed two scores during the second half but both were goals from Gary Plunkett and Patrick Flynn. St. Mary’s had a big win, 3-12 to 0-8 over Glenfarne/Kilty as six teams look in danger of relegation with another two who could be dragged into the fight.
In Division 2, a fascintating battle at the top of the table continues with last year’s Intermediate championship finalists Gortletteragh holding a one point lead over Bornacoola, Allen Gaels, Drumkeerin and Cloone after they scored a 15 point win over a struggling Eslin who are propping up the table with no wins from their eight games.
Cloone and Drumkeerin fought out a thrilling 0-9 apiece draw, with the north Leitrim side feeling happy to get the draw but the result hurt both team’s promotion chances as a win would have moved either team level with Gortletteragh.
Bornacoola too suffered a blow when they needed a late Mark McCloskey point to force a 0-10 to 1-7 draw with Fenagh St. Caillin’s who had taken the lead with a late goal.
Allen Gaels kept their hopes of a quick return to Division One alive with a hammering of their neighbours Ballinagleraa, 4-7 to 0-3, with Danny Egan the hero as he plundered three goals on the day, James Flynn also finding the net for the Drumshanbo men.
Leitrim Gaels gave their survival hopes a massive lift when they leap-frogged Glencar/Manor at the bottom of the table thanks to a 2-9 to 0-10 victory, the goals coming from Eunan Treacy just before halftime and a late Aidan Flynn penalty.
The final game saw Aughnasheelin claim a 1-11 to 3-4 victory over Annaduff although the losers contended that the game had in fact ended in a draw. Goals from Brendan Lynch, Kenny Cox and Karl Foley weren’t enough to keep Annaduff ahead of Leitrim Gaels in the table.
That leaves a four way fight at the bottom of the table with Eslin’s position particularly precarious with no points and only three games left. Both Glencar/Manor and Annaduff have games in hand and with the top of the table also incredibly close, it means a fascintating finish to the Division.
In Division Three, Leitrim Gaels relegation was confirmed when they conceded their game to Aughavas, a result that puts them ahead of Kiltubrid on points differenceat the bottom of the table. Kiltubrid lost heavily to Carrigallen, 1-16 to 0-9, while Gortletteragh dented Mohill’s promotion ambitions with a strong 2-14 to 1-11 win over their neighbours.
That result, however, was not enough to secure promotion while Bornacoola, on 14 points after their ten games must wait to see what Melvin Gaels, Mohill and Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s do in their remaining games with Division leaders St. Mary’s taking on the Kinlough men next Friday.
Tag Rugby: Our annual Tag Tournament is well underway at this stage, why not come and try it out. This week our venue will change but tournament will continue each Wednesday from 7.15, everyone welcome, please follow our facebook page and website for details on venue change! Tag is a mixed non-contact sport open to all levels of ability. Results, fixtures and photos can be viewed at www.carrickrugbyclub.ie For any further information contact 086 0888978.
Girl guides international camp: We need some ladies that are involved in our (or any) Tag tournament to volunteer two hours of their time next Saturday, July 7, from 7.30pm at Forest Park to run a small Tag Rugby tournament for the girl guides international camp. Please contact Aine on 087 2544388, your help would be greatly appreciated!
Tour De Connacht Cycle to make the West Aware
A ‘Tour De Connacht’ 300km cycle through the five counties of Connacht will take place over the August bank holiday weekend (August 4 & 5) to raise awareness about suicide in the west and to raise funds for the establishment of a Pieta House centre in the region. Tour De Connacht is being organised by West Aware, a community group highlighting the problem of suicide in the west. The Tour De Connacht will span five counties over two days, starting in Kilconly in Galway and finishing in Enniscrone, Sligo. As well as the 300km route aimed at advanced/pro cyclists, there is also a shorter 210km route tailored to novice cyclists.
The weekend of cycling will be brought to an end with a party in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam, on the night of Sunday, August 5, with music from The Wondertones and DJ Vinny. Tickets for the afterparty cost €10 and are available from Quinn’s Shop in Tuam, Byrne’s Gala Shop in Kilconly, or from any member of the organising committee. For more information on the cycle, visit www.westaware.ie or call DP on 087 6086880. You can also follow West Aware on Facebook and Twitter. For more information on Pieta House visit www.pieta.ie.
Roscommon Members draw
The first in a series of three Roscommon GAA Members draws was held at half-time in the Roscommon v Armagh All-Ireland Championship game yesterday (Sunday) and the winners were as follows: Top Prize: Bertie Hanly (Seller: Kilmore); Runners-up Prize winners: Caoimhe and Oisín Finan (Seller: St. Croans), John Tiernan & Boyle GAA Club (Seller: Boyle), Seán Mullaney (Seller: Kilbride), Mary Bennett (Seller: St. Barrys), Ciara and Cáit Naughton (Seller: St. Dominics), Glenamaddy Community School (Seller: St. Croans), Ivan Cunnane (Seller: St. Croans), Michael Naughton (Seller: St. Dominics), Martin Boland (Seller: Castlerea St. Kevins), Adrian and Tom Daly (Seller: Tremane).
Roscommon GAA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the draw.