Minor B Football Championship final
Sarsfield’s v Rossa Hannastown 1-30
In another busy weekend of fixtures the Minor B Football final has been scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) at Lamh Dhearg when last year’s A winners, O’Donovan Rossa face near neighbours Sarsfield’s in what looks like an interesting pairing.
This one looks difficult to call as Rossa didn’t field a side in the Minor league but opted to play in the B championship. Sarsfield’s, on the other hand had a very successful league campaign in division 1B finishing in first place with 15 points from eight starts.
This would suggest that the boys from the Bear Pit will start tomorrow’s final as favourites but championship form would perhaps suggest different as Rossa have recorded some impressive results on the way to the decider scoring a lot of goals in the process.
They scored 7 against St. Enda’s in the opening game of the championship and five against St. James, Aldergrove but were pushed all the way by the Crumlin side before emerging winners by two points.
A 2-15 to 0-8 win over a Gort na Mona side, who have been going well in the semi-final suggests they are a team that will take some beating but Sarsfield’s represent another step up in class. The ‘Paddies’ have been excellent in the league but have played only one game in the championship with Clan na Gael failing to field in their opening game and Rasharkin providing little opposition in the semi-final.
U16 B Final 3-00 Saturday Musgrave Park
Lamh Dhearg v Moneyglass
The meeting of Lamh Dhearg and Moneyglass in the U16B final at Musgrave Park as an opener to the U16A final between St. James Aldergrove and St. Gall’s should ensure a good crowd at St. Brigid’s ground and since Lamh Dhearg and Moneyglass play in different leagues it is hard to predict a winner here.
Moneyglass defeated St. Joseph’s Glenavy in the South West final and looked a useful side on that occasion and may well start as slight favourites but Lamh Dhearg are never easily beaten when it comes to County finals.
U16A final 4-30 Musgrave Park
In the A final St. James Aldergrove had a good win over a descent All Saints in the South West final, reversing an earlier loss to the same opposition in the Breslin Cup final and are a good side who will want to add the All County title to their trophy cabinet.
The emergence of St. Gall’s as strong juvenile contenders again has made a few people sit up and take notice and they have already qualified for the Minor A final so they will fancy their chances here and this could be another close final.