Group matches concluded, now it’s onto the quarters

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The Round 3 matches in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior football Championships all took place over the weekend. A hectic weekend of football it proved to be too and, as the dust begins to settle on it, the group placings have been decided and the draws for the quarter-finals have been made, as well as for the dreaded relegation play-offs.

Several stories vie for attention in the SFC. I suppose the biggest one has to be the eclipse of Castlebar Mitchels last night, with the three-in-a-row champions from a few years back losing out to Westport. With Breaffy prevailing in a tempestuous encounter with Charlestown, Mitchels were pipped for second place in Group 4.

The Neale, meanwhile, continue to add fresh exploits to their story. They were beaten today by Ballaghaderreen but they finished just ahead of Belmullet on points difference in the table. I mean just ahead – the Erris lads were squeezed out by just a single point and so The Neale qualified for the quarter-finals in what is their debut season at Senior level.

Ballaghaderreen ended up topping Group 1 and so made it through to the quarters with the minimum of fuss. So too did Ballintubber, winners last night over Davitts, and they were joined from Group 2 by Aghamore, who sealed second place with a win over Moy Davitts yesterday evening.

I’m not well enough positioned to say what constituted the game of the weekend but last night’s cracker between Ballina Stephenites and Knockmore must surely be a strong contender. Ballina struggled for long stretches to make headway against a deep-lying, hard-working Knockmore team but the Stephenites came with a late, decisive burst to seal victory by a point. Both teams made it through from Group 3.

Here are all the weekend’s results from the SFC.

Group 1: Belmullet 2-6, Garrymore 1-6; Ballaghaderreen 3-12, The Neale 1-11.

Group 2: Ballintubber 1-16, Davitts 0-5; Aghamore 1-13, Bohola Moy Davitts 1-9.

Group 3: Kiltane 3-11, Claremorris 1-13; Ballina Stephenites 1-10, Knockmore 0-12.

Group 4: Westport 0-15, Castlebar Mitchels 0-8; Breaffy 0-20, Charlestown Sarsfields 2-13.

Following the conclusion of today’s matches, all the various draws were made. Here’s how the chips fell in the Senior Championship, both for those who made it to the quarters and those now battling to avoid the drop.

Onto the Intermediate championship where the results were as follows:

Group 1: Louisburgh 1-16, Swinford 1-12; Kiltimagh 3-12, Bonniconlon 2-8.

Quarter-finals: Kiltimagh, Bonniconlon Relegation play-offs: Swinford

Group 2: Mayo Gaels 3-14, Burrishoole 0-12; Ardnaree 3-8, Castlebar B 2-9.

Quarter-finals: Mayo Gaels, Ardnaree Relegation play-offs: Burrishoole

Group 3: Hollymount/Carramore 5-12, Islandeady 1-9; Balla 1-15, Parke 1-7.

Quarter-finals: Holly/Carra, Balla Relegation play-offs: Islandeady

Group 4: Ballinrobe 1-13, Crossmolina 1-12; Lahardane 1-12 Ballyhaunis 0-12.

Quarter-finals: Ballinrobe, Crossmolina Relegation play-offs: Ballyhaunis

Here are the details of the IFC draw:

In the Junior Championship the following results were recorded:

Group 1: Kilmovee Shamrock 3-15, Moygownagh 0-12; Eastern Gaels 2-9, Ardagh 1-8.

Group 2: Killala 5-16, Lacken 0-2; Kilmeena 3-10, Ballycroy 1-3.

Group 3: Kilmaine 0-11, Tourmakeady 0-7; Achill 5-13, Kilfian 0-7.

Group 4: Shrule/Glencorrib 2-12, Cill Chomain 1-10.

Here are the details of the JFC draw:

There was also a slew of action on this weekend in the various Mayo LGFA club Championships. Full details of all the weekend’s LGFA results within the county are here.

11 thoughts on “Group matches concluded, now it’s onto the quarters

  1. Congratulations to the Mayo GAA TV Team. Excellent work again this weekend. Getting a production out of some of the sites ye covered over the last few weekends is no mean feat, given the infrastructural deficit in this county.

  2. Anyone here from Charlestown – how is the player that got punched in head? It looked terrible. Hope he ok. The streaming today for us was so poor – i’m not bothering with it anymore. Finally – John Horàn on about borrowing money for the county boards – jez surely mayo county board/clubs wont be lumbered with more loan repayments.

  3. Glad it worked for ya Done Deal . It was rubbish for me . I was more disappointed for my mother who I set it up for . Poor devil would have been better listening to Mid West..

  4. Streaming live video footage is very demanding at the best of times. Not only has it to be good at the recording end it also has to be very good at the receiving end. A 64 gig tablet will not normally do the job and I find I have to use the laptop which was built for gaming and is very powerful. It’s not just the strength of broadband (which has to be strong) it’s the whole kit-ka-boodle has to be good. Sometimes it’s best to leave it until the game is just over and then play as a non live event which is way less demanding than live streaming. We’ve all been there it can be very frustrating if it’s freezing the whole time! Maybe MayoGaaTV should give some minimum platform requirements at the user end in order to get a satisfactory streaming experience!

  5. Congrats to the neale on reaching the quarters at their first attempt. Midfield did not contest enough which meant the forwards were starved. Ballagh skint them in the half forward line.the size difference was real and the neale went for some exhibition passes instead of holding on to the ball which is key at senior

  6. Great to have all the scores from the different divisions. Thanks WJ. Didn’t see any football so great to get the lowdown.

    I was hoping CP might for one year give the counties a bit of a dig out rather than loans. They paid off the massive costs for the CP revamp in record time. I was hoping maybe for one year there might be hand outs without having the mighty burden of having to pay loans back. That might be wishful thinking.

    Fair play to the club’s for playing the championships in these strange times. Let’s hope that all the precautions taken will keep all the players and backrooms free from the virus.

    I don’t know how some counties could possibly prepare for a county championship without the normal money rolling in. Preparing teams on borrowed money would surely leave some counties in dire straits for a number of years to come.

    I suppose the thing right now is to enjoy the club games which seem to be in most cases as competitive as they have ever been.
    Well done to all the club’s.

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