Six left standing in Ross Oil JAFC

July 28, 2017

Six teams now remain in the Muskerry Junior Football Championship so we expect very exciting fare over the next few weeks.

There is a quarter final encounter arranged for Carrigadrohid on Sunday evening next which will involve Donoughmore and Iveleary and the winners of same will have a semi-final engagement with Canovee. In the other side the quarter final replay between Ballincollig and Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh will be decided on Thursday next at Annahala with the winners facing an intimidating semi-final encounter with title holders Kilmurry.

Returning to the forthcoming quarter final encounter between Donoughmore and Iveleary both of these sides will be in high spirits when they line out in Carrigadrohid on Sunday evening. Donoughmore’s exciting victory over Kilmichael on Monday last is certainly good for their morale and they will enter the fray with high hopes but they will be foolish to underestimate their opponents. Iveleary had an easy victory over a depleted Eire Óg second choice side on Sunday last but there is no doubting the fact that their team has potential. Cathal Vaughan is a major figure in their lineout and others who are likely to figure prominently for them are Barry Murphy, Chris Óg Jones, Brian Cronin and Barry O’Leary. Jamie Twomey is displaying top form for Donoughmore at present and others likely to make their presence felt are Kevin Kearney, Darren Lucey and Gearoid O’Rourke.

The replay of the quarter final encounter involving Ballincollig and Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh should again go down to the wire on Thursday next at Annahala where, hopefully the players will not have to endure the atrocious weather situation that prevailed in the drawn encounter. Ballincollig will also have a hurling engagement next week when their under 21 hurlers and those of Eire Óg will be having a second opportunity of advancing in this particular championship. They both disappointed in their first round outings with Ballincollig having to give best to Aghabullogue while Eire Óg were well beaten by Inniscarra. They will both be hoping to display improvement at Coachford on Tuesday next and a good hours hurling could be in the offing.

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