Episode 90: Sports Round Up
It’s all hotting up on this week’s Sports Round Up features the latter stages of the club championship season. Breifne Earley talks to the main players at the business end of the Senior & Intermediate Championship as they move past the semi final stage.
There is also action in Ladies Football with county champions St. Joseph’s in action in the Connacht Quarter Final, Mohill and Aughawillan locking horns in the Intermediate Final and Keeldra Gaels facing Drumkeerin in the Junior decider.
In Soccer, Niall Morahan and his Sligo Rovers team mates faced League Champions Dundalk in the Semi Final of the FAI Cup in a sold out Showgrounds in Sligo yesterday evening. A last minute Michael Duffy winner in a 1-0 victory put paid to their Aviva Stadium dreams for this season.
Glencar / Manor and Sean O’Heslins progressed to the Senior County Final at the expense of Melvin Gaels and Mohill respectively, we discuss the games with Conor Dolan & Shane Ward (Glencar / Manor), Emlyn Mulligan (Melvin Gaels), Luke Murphy & Dom Corrigan (Sean O’Heslins) and Liam Keenan (Mohill)
In the Intermediate grade Leitrim Gaels overcame Annaduff yesterday while Drumkeerin will be their opponents in the final after defeating local rivals Ballinaglera on Saturday evening. We hear from Mal Guckian & Enda Moreton (Leitrim Gaels), Karl Foley (Annaduff), Francie Davitt & Colm Clarke (Drumkeerin) and Kevin Nolan (Ballinaglera)
Aughawillan took home the Intermediate Ladies crown with a tight victory over Mohill as Keeldra Gaels left it very late against a resolute Drumkeerin side to seal their own silverware in the Junior Championship. Breifne spoke to player of the game Shaylyn Ward (Keeldra Gaels) as well as both managers Tommy Ginty (Drumkeerin) and John Campbell (Keeldra Gaels).
Not a day for goalkeepers as St. Mary’s managed to secure the Minor 13-a-side championship in a goal fest against Dromahair with both sides scoring at least ten goals.
Carrick Town picked up a good league point against Calry Bohs as Manor Rangers bowed out of the FAI Junior Cup at the first round stage to Ballaghaderreen of Roscommon. We also feature the underage soccer results including Carrick Town’s first ever girls game at U16 level.
In Rugby, Carrick still waiting for their league season to kick off next weekend, but former player Matthew Earley was a member of the Sligo second’s side who got their Connacht J1A league campaign up and running with a 66-7 victory over Buccaneers ahead of the start of their Division 2B All Ireland League campaign which starts next week against Galwegians.