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The pressure came on and when it did Balla answered the questions that were posed to them by Kiltimagh to claim their first ever Mayo intermediate title, only two years after winning the junior championship.
When the first two rounds of group games had been played a few weeks ago, not too many would have predicted that Kiltimagh and Balla would be squaring off on Saturday night to lift the Sweeney Cup.
They left it late, but that won’t matter a bit to Balla after they booked their place in the Mayo Intermediate Championship final in dramatic fashion in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon.
A strong second half showing by Balla sent them back into the Mayo GAA Junior Football Championship final in a few weeks time.
On Sunday in MacHale Park the junior semifinals of the Mayo GAA championship will be played as a double header with the action getting under way at 2pm, with the meeting of Kilmaine and Ballycastle. The north Mayo men booked their place in the final four last Saturday night when they saw off Kilmeena in a quarterfinal replay by five points in terrible weather conditions, their opponents booked their spot in the final four with a big 3-16 to 1-9 quarterfinal win over Killala a few weeks ago.
It is an all West Mayo decider in MacHale Park on Sunday in the county junior final when Louisburgh and Balla meet at 3.30pm. It has a been a long time coming for both sides who are looking to make their way back out of the the junior ranks and into the intermediate grade for next year.
And then there were four, the Mayo junior championship is rattling its way to a conclusion, with last weekend's replayed quarter-final between Ballycastle and Crossmolina sorting out the last spot in the final four. Tomorrow evening a double header of games will take place in MacHale Park to decide the final two in the competition and two thrilling encounters should be in store.