Episode 77: Sports Round Up
Today’s Sports Round Up takes in the Senior and Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Finals which were played yesterday. Breifne Earley talks to players and coaches from each of the fixtures played over the weekend.
Melvin Gaels secured their place in the Quarter Finals with a victory over St. Mary’s as Glencar / Manor will meet them in the last four with a heavy defeat of Allen Gaels. In other other Semi Final Mohill and Ballinamore will lock horns after defeating Aughawillan and Drumreilly respectively.
We hear from Killian McGloin, James Phelan (both Melvin Gaels), Joe Flynn (St. Mary’s), James Flynn (Allen Gaels), Shane Ward, Adrian Croal (Both Glencar / Manor), Dom Corrigan, Wayne McKeon (Both Sean O’Heslins), Olly Maguire (Drumreilly), Liam Keegan, Domhnall Flynn (Both Mohill) and Tommy McCormack (Aughawillan) after the Senior games.
Breifne also takes a look at the Soccer action with Muireann Devaney in scoring form for Ireland’s second U17 qualifier against Lithuania with their final game against Greece this afternoon, Niall Morahan in league action with Sligo Rovers on Friday night and how Carrick Town and Manor Rangers got on this weekend.
Hannah Johnston and her U18 Connacht Rugby team-mates were beaten by Ulster in the Inter Provincial Championship Semi Final by Ulster as Sligo RFC First Team secured a top 2 finish in the Men’s Connacht Senior League with a victory over Corinthians to set up a possible first league title win with the final game next week against Galwegians.
Finally we take a look at the two minor finals played last weekend, In the Ladies U18 final between Allen Gaels and St. Felim’s in Cloone. First we speak to St. Felim’s joint captains Genevieve Canning and Grainne Prior, their coach Ray McBrien after their victory in the final while Dermot McDonagh joins us to talk about his sides performance.
In the Boy’s U17 final replay St. Mary’s had just a single point advantage at the end of the second hour of this particular tie. We spoke to both managers, Tom Crowe of St. Mary’s and Kealan McKeon of MacDiarmada Gaels. I also spoke to Ashley Mayiza and Gavin Reynolds of St. Mary’s after their victory.