GAA: Mayo GAA JFC Quarter Final

Juniors jostle for semi-final spots

Achill are one of the teams looking to book a final four spot this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Achill are one of the teams looking to book a final four spot this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Achill v Louisburgh

Saturday August 22 at 7pm

In Elverys MacHale Park

The islanders are back and looking to make things right this time having lost out narrowly to Castlebar Mitchels B in the county final last year. They were the Mayo representatives in the Connacht junior championship and went all the way to the final in that competition too. But it is the county title they want to claim. They scored 4-41 in their three group games to get this far. Lousiburgh will be no slouches, they won one and drew two group games to go undefeated in the round robin section to get here. A tough encounter lies in wait in this one.

Verdict: Achill

Killala v Crossmolina Deel Rovers B

Sunday August 23 at 5.30pm

In Knockmore

This north Mayo clash should be a keenly contested affair. Killala came out of the same group as Louisburgh, drawing with the west Mayo men and beating Kilfian and Swinford B on their way to topping the group. Kilalla also showed that they know where the target is, kicking 6-29 in their three group games so far. Crossmolina Deel Rovers second string finished in second place in their group seeing off Kilmeena and Ballaghaderreen B on the way to the last eight. Their one defeat came to fellow north Mayo men and table toppers Ardagh.

Verdict: Killala

Ardagh v Ballintubber B

Sunday August 23 at 5.30pm

In Elverys MacHale Park

For Ardagh this game represents a serious test of their credentials with a number of fringe players for the county senior champions lining out for Ballintubber. The north Mayo men were in flying form in the group stages scoring a staggering 8-30 over their three games to get this far in their wins over fellow quarter finalists Crossmolina Deel Rovers B along with victories over Kilmeena and Ballaghaderreen B. Ballintubber won two from three in their group to finish in second place behind Ardnaree in the standings, thanks to wins over Charlestown B and Lahardane.

Verdict: Ardagh

Ardnaree v Ballina Stephenites B

Sunday August 23 at 7pm

In Knockmore

There will have been plenty of chatter around Ballina this week in the lead up to this game. The clubs are only separated by the width of the river Moy and this is sure to be a spicy affair. Ardnaree have come so close to making it out of this grade over the past number of years and are back for another big push this year. In the group stages they won three from three racking up 10-53 in their wins over Ballintubber B, Lahardane, and Charlestown B. Ballina had one of everything in their group and just scraped into the last eight on scoring difference ahead of Balla.

Verdict: Ardnaree

 

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