Mayo Senior League round up – Tuesday October 30th 2012
WITH only three games played in the Mayo senior 1A league last weekend only Ballina of the top three in the league table were in action.
The Stephenites who were joint top of the table on points with Castlebar Mitchels had the chance to go two clear at the top with this game in hand. However, they came up against an Knockmore side who were very much on top of their game.
In a very tough and open game Knockmore, who had home advantage, produced some brilliant football before running out the deserving winners by five points on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-7.
This victory for Knockmore more or less sealed their place in the top flight for next season. Ballina on the other hand while still level with Castlebar on points have now a much inferior scoring difference.
County champions Ballaghaderreen recorded a big win over Shrule/Glencorrib in Shrule on Sunday. This victory for Ballaghaderreen eases their relegation worries with three rounds left. For Shrule/Glencorrib they still have only one league point and even if they win their three remaining games it dose not look they will be playing division 1A next season.
The third game in division 1A saw Breaffy record a big win over a depleted Charlestown side in Charlestown on Sunday. With a Connaught club semi-final next Sunday, Charlestown rested all but four of their starting team for this league clash. As a result it was easy pickings for Breaffy who ended up the deserving 11-point winners, 0-13 to 0-2.
In division 1B Burrishoole recorded a big win over Islandeady to move a step nearer to promotion to the top flight.
The defeated Mayo intermediate champions are just a point behind league leaders Claremorris who didn’t have a game last weekend. With four games remaining it seems as if the league title race is between Claremorris and Burrishoole.
This defeat leaves Islandeady just two points above the relegation zone. However, they have a game more played and will need at least another league victory if they hope to stay in the division.
The other game played in this division saw Aghamore record a big win over Kiltane. This victory moves Aghamore up to third place in the league which leaves them with an outside chance of promotion.
Kiltane are in mid-table on seven points. Like Islandeady it would seem they would least need another win to make sure of staying up.