Championship Update, semi-final spots confirmed, others still up for grabs

Following this week-end’s club championship fixtures the semi-finals line-up in both the Senior and Intermediate competitions is becoming clearer.

St Mochtas forward Emma Quinn gets away from Stabannon’s Bronagh McGrane in Sunday’s Senior Championship game in Louth Village. Picture: Warren Matthews

Senior Group A is still wide open; Geraldines and St Mochtas currently occupy the top spots but with Roche/NaPiarsaigh, St Brides and Stabannon all with two games remaining, none of them are out of the running.

Senior Group B has come to a conclusion, with Cooley taking first place. The Blues won the shoot-out for second place with a convincing win over St Kevins on Sunday. So, Cooley and Newtown Blues have semi-final places secured.

In Intermediate Group A St Pats top the table and have secured a semi-final spot after their win in Monasterboice on Sunday. Dreadnots currently hold the second semi-final place on points difference over Naomh Mairtin/Glen Emmets after a big win over the Clans, but they will need to at least keep in touch with St Pats in their final group match in two weeks time to keep that place. The two Division 3 teams, Clan na Gael and O’Raghallaighs/Plunketts will fight it out for their first win of the competition in their last game of the group.

Intermediate Group B is also concluded. Mattock have finished on top with an impressive three wins out of three. The Fechins, Glyde and Finbarrs all finished equal on points with just one win each, but St Fechins have secured the second semi-final place by the slimmest of margins with a 2 point score difference advantage over Glyde.

Full results and group tables are in our results section.