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One of the few real joys on the Galway senior soccer scene this season has been the substantial form of Mervue Utd.
The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning it's hard to tell exactly which it was, but after a long drawn out saga James Horan was the last man left standing when decision was finally made. After months of talk, chatter, sure things and favorites it was the Ballintubber man who came through after the chase rounded the last corner. The guessing game was finally over when the white smoke puffed out from the new stand in McHale Park and the two time All Star was unveiled as the man to lead Mayo into the future and towards what everyone hopes will be a bright new direction.
It’s a case of all to play for in most of the groups in the Intermediate championship this weekend. Last year’s beaten finalists Kilmaine look odds on to make it out of section one in top spot. They will face a testing encounter against a Killala side who are currently in second spot in the table on points difference and will be going all guns blazing to keep their own chances alive. The other game in the group promises to be a tough physical battle when Hollymount make the trip to Tourmakeady; neither side will give quarter to the other, but home advantage should be enough to see them make the last eight along with Kilmaine.
When the play off to decide who came out of the Belmullet, Davitts, and Swinford triple headache was drawn most would have expected the final berth in the last eight to be decided by the time the quarter finals of the competition rolled around. But that is not the case, Swinford managed to come through the first game and book their place, but there has been no separating Belmullet and Davitts over the last two weekends. One hundred and forty minutes of football have not been able to separate them so far and they must do it again on Sunday for a third time in Ballina, with Cill Chomain waiting patiently for the winners. Who will come through between Belmullet and Davitts is really a toss of a coin, both teams know each other inside and out by now and on Sunday you would expect someone to blink or make a mistake that could prove decisive.
Kiltimagh claimed the Connacht Junior Championship in Charlestown on Sunday afternoon after a hard fought 0-11 to 0-10 win over An Spidéal from Galway after extra time. In the club's 121st year it was Adrian Forkan who was the hero for Mick Regan's men, Forkan landed a point from over 40 yards out to seal the win for the east Mayo men. Kiltimagh looked to have the game under control early on and led by 0-5 to 0-3 at the break, but the Galway men came back at them and Brian Gallagher had to score a late point to level the game up at 0-9 each at the end of normal time.
There is no shortage of action this weekend on the GAA scene in Mayo with the county senior championship, intermediate championship, and Minor A championship finals taking centre stage.