Mayo Junior Exclusive Championship Round 3:
Northern Gaels V Tourmakeady (Venue Parke)
A no gainer game for Tourmakeady as they are out of the championship but will be out to win in preparation for the upcoming Exclusive B Junior Championship.
Still all to play for the amalgamation side if they win and Ballycastle lose they will be both on 3 points so scoring difference will come into it.
Northern Gaels will have more to aim for this game.
Northern Gaels by 2.
Ballycastle V Shrule/Glencorrib (Venue Swinford)
I witnessed S/G in their round 2 win and they have a quality team and top forwards in Evan Cawley and Kevin Ryan. They will be in mix for title.
A lot of experts were surprised with Ballycastle victory over Tourmakeady which is no surprise to me.
They are both the same average Junior team but credit to Ballycastle who put up a big score 3-10. Ballycastle need to win or draw to guarantee their quarter final but S/G will be still to good for them.
Shrule/Glencorrib by 6.
Ardagh V Achill (venue: Ardagh)
A do or die for either team as Cill Chomain have defeated both teams in the earlier rounds.
Ardagh looks like the best bet as they have the better forwards in James Carr, Lee Traynor, Kevin Moran and midfielders Stephen Rochford and Brendan Carr.
Achill were to dependable on Brian Lavelle for scores.
Ardagh by 4.
Cill Chomain BYE and into the quarter finals.
Killala V Eastern Gaels (Venue Killala)
Another 3 team group with Killala leading the group with 2 points to Eastern Gaels 1 point.
Killala are many experts favourite for the JFC title.
With Andrew Farrell rekindling his talent again along with Darragh Herbert and Mattie Keane.
Eastern Gaels need to win or draw to guarantee quarter final spot or NOT lose by more than 10 points if I'm right.
Killala by 5.
Kilmovee Shamrocks BYE
Lahardane MacHales V Swinford (Venue: Ballina)
The Junior game of the weekend with both teams already through the quarter finals but who will finish top or 2nd to avoid playing against a top team.
Swinford looks the best bet but Lahardane proves me wrong when Lahardane beat Swinford in the 2021 Intermediate Relegation final 2-12 1-7.
Swinford by 2.
Ballycroy V Moygownagh (Venue: Bangor Erris)
A dead rubber game for both teams but a welcome challenge for the upcoming B Championship.
Ballycroy have ran Swinford and Lahardane close losing 6 and 4 respectively meanwhile Moygownagh receiving trimming Lahardane (14) Swinford (23)
Ballycroy by 5.
footie16 (Mayo) - Posts: 222 - 15/09/2023 10:10:02
Mayo IFC Round 3:
Bonniconlon vs Parke KC on Sunday in Bofeenaun @ 1pm:
A game with nothing on the line, Parke are guaranteed top of the group while Bonni are down in the relegation spot. Both managers will be careful to avoid injuries, expect a bit of shadow boxing here.
Parke by 5
Davitts vs Islandeady on Sunday in Tourmakeady @ 3:30pm:
The game of the round in Intermediate this weekend. Lots of stories coming out this week of injuries in the Davitts camp, which may swing the tie. Was looking finely balanced before that news broke. Take any news you hear with a pinch of salt, it is championship season after all. Islandeady hit the ground running on the way up from Junior, and may continue the recent trend of Junior champions going far in the competition.
Islandeady by 1
Kilmeena vs Kiltimagh on Saturday in Islandeady @ 5pm:
If past results are any indicator, then this is a short prediction. Kilmeena beat Ardnaree by 9, and then Ardnaree beat Kiltimagh by 11. I doubt many people are expecting a shock here.
Kilmeena by 12
Louisburgh vs Ardnaree on Saturday in Newport @ 5pm:
Louisburgh won their first two games, and may still find themselves not qualifying for the knockouts. A healthy Ardnaree win (6 points or more) would see Ardnaree and Kilmeena qualify. I dont see it happening, but stranger things have happened. Big wins for both teams at home last week, but the jury is still out on both teams when they have to leave their home comforts behind.
Louisburgh by 3
Hollymount/Carramore vs Ballinrobe on Saturday in Garrymore @ 7:30pm:
If Davitts vs Islandeady isnt the game of the round, then surely it is this South Mayo derby. Both teams dispatched of Kiltane and Burrishoole each in the last 2 rounds, with Holly/Carra looking to have had a slightly more comfortable time of it. Ballinrobe just about got over the line vs Kiltane after putting 6 goals past Burrishoole in Newport. Was the first day out a freak result, or did they fail to perform vs Kiltane and get the job done anyway? Hard to tell. If this game gets turned into a dogfight, I think Hollymount/Carramore could have this in the bag.
Hollymount/Carramore by 2
Burrishoole vs Kiltane on Sunday in Crossmolina @ 1pm:
A Relegation Quarter Final is an apt way of describing this match. The winner is safe for another year, the loser not so much. Kiltane looked to have bounced back well from their 11 point loss to Hollymount/Carramore on Day 1, while Burrishoole were still second best in Round 2, despite cutting their losing margin from 18 points vs Ballinrobe to only 6 points vs Hollymount/Carramore. Bring the gumshields to this game, there is a good chance they are needed.
Kiltane by 4
Kilmaine vs Bohola Moy Davitts on Sunday in Mayo Abbey @3:30pm:
Oisin Mullin or not, it does not matter this weekend. Kilmaine are in relegation even if they cause an upset and topple BMD. Getting through this game without any bangs or knocks is the target for both teams.
Bohola Moy Davitts by 3
Castlebar Mitchels B vs Crossmolina Deel Rovers on Sunday in Knockmore @ 3:30pm:
Can Cbar B finally make it out of the groups after 3 years of falling at the last hurdle in Round 3? Unfortunately I think not. The nature of the 'B' Team means that any standout players run the risk of getting called up to the Senior Team, and as the competition progresses, the Intermediate squad normally gets thinner and thinner for that very reason. Crossmolina have no such issues, and they need to win after an unlucky loss to Moy Davitts in Round 2.
Crossmolina by 2
BiasedNeutral (Mayo) - Posts: 5 - 15/09/2023 15:33:14
Castlebar Mitchels v Ballintubber - This be a close game, Ballintubber coming into it bit under the radar, but Castlebar should win - Castlebar by 2
Charlestown Sarsfields v Knockmore - Knockmore should win this handy enough - Knockmore by 6
Ballina Stephenites v Belmullet - Ballina are flying it, putting up big scores but also conceding a bit too much to win a county title, Belmullet are a decent outfit but Ballina will wear them down - Ballina by 5
Westport v Breaffy - hard to know how good Breaffy are, if Aidan O Shea stays in full forward then they will have a chance, also if its a bad day weather wise this would help Breaffy, but Westport are hard stopped with the players they have, and I think not only do they want to win county again they want to put it right in Connacht also - Westport by 5
Balla v The Neale - Balla by 4
Ballyhaunis v Claremorris - Ballyhaunis by 1
Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Kilmeena - Kilmeena by 2
Ballinrobe v Islandeady - Ballinrobe by 4
Bohola Moy Davitts v Hollymount/Carramore - Moy Davitts by 3
Louisburgh v Castlebar Mitchels B - Louisburgh by 3
Bonniconlon v Burrishoole - Burrishoole by 2
Kilmaine v Kiltimagh - Kilmaine by 3
Shrule/Glencorrib v Ardagh - Shrule/Glencorrib by 2
Eastern Gaels v Swinford - Eastern Gaels by 1
Cill Chomáin v Northern Gaels - Cill Chomain by 8
Lahardane MacHales v Killala - Lahardane by 2
Kilmovee Shamrocks v Ballycroy - Ballycroy by 2
Moygownagh v Tourmakeady - Tourmakeady by 3
tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 590 - 29/09/2023 21:16:06