Monday, September 09, 2019

The quarter-finals for this year’s senior and intermediate football championships will be determined next weekend, with the remaining berths in the last eight up for grabs on Sunday next.

Western Gaels, after squandering a healthy lead against Boyle to settle for a draw, will meet St. Brigid’s in Dr. Hyde Park at 2.30 p.m.. For Western Gaels selector, Frankie Dolan it will be an opportunity to plot the downfall of his native club. Brigid’s were superb in putting St. Croan’s to the sword but they shipped four second-half goals to take the gloss off an eyecatching attacking display.

Reigning champions Clann na nGael, after surprising Padraig Pearses last weekend, will be confident of getting the better of St. Croan’s in their relegation play-off. The loser of that game plays St. Faithleach’s.

In the intermediate championship, Kilmore and Shannon Gaels must battle it out to see who fills the remaining quarter-final spot. Kilmore shared the spoils last weekend, while Shannon Gaels, after making a good start, were edged out by Castlerea St. Kevin’s.

St. Aidan’s and St. Barry’s contest the relegation play-off, with the loser facing Kilglass Gaels to see who makes the drop to Junior A level in 2020.

*Pick up a copy of this week’s paper for reports on all 12 matches in the senior and intermediate championships last weekend.

Boyle’s Cian McKeon slots over a late free to rescue a draw for his side against Western Gaels on Sunday last. Picture: Michael McCormack

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