Mayo Club Championships -Quarter finalists emerge in club championship

Last second hero:  Breaffy's Colum Lyons scored a last second point to snatch a draw for his side and send them into the quarter-finals  of the senior championship. Photo:  Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Last second hero: Breaffy's Colum Lyons scored a last second point to snatch a draw for his side and send them into the quarter-finals of the senior championship. Photo: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

After a long lay-off there was a hectic weekend of action on the club championship front last weekend, with the quarter-finalsts in the senior competition all being decided. Section A saw Ballintubber join the already qualified Charlestown in the last eight thanks to a 2-12 to 2-8 win over Garrymore. Crossmolina had already navigated their way into the knockout stages of the competition before the last round and it was down to a straight shoot out between Ballinrobe and Knockmore to see who would join them. In a tight battle in Flanagan Park it was the north Mayo men who came out on top.

Things couldn’t have been much closer in section C, BallaghaderReen had already secured their path to the quarter-finals, while Breaffy were looking well placed to join them, with a 15-point score difference in their favour before throw in. But Shrule Glencorrib went about their business against Kiltane and had that deficit overturned and passed by five points until a last-gasp Colum Lyons point saved the day for Breaffy and put them through on four points.

Ballina crashed out of the competition after only being able to draw with Claremorris and Castlebar booked their passage into the final eight thanks to a win many didn’t fancy them to achieve away to Burrishoole.

In the intermediate section Westport and Ballyhaunis made it through by the skin of their teeth from section A. Both sides finished level on points with third place Achill but ahead on scoring difference by one point. Aghamore and Belmullet made the break out of Section B with the east Mayo men maintaing their 100 per cent record thanks to a handsome win over Kilmeena. Kilcommon and Crossmolina B advanced from section C at the cost of Swinford and Parke, while section D is down for decision this weekend when the final games in the five-team group are played. Kilmaine and Tourmakeady currently lead the charge with five points each from three games and if both sides win their games this weekend they can’t be caught, but Davitts are sitting only a point behind and their visit to Kilmaine is the place to be on Saturday evening,

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