Yesterday saw the action in division 2 of the ACFL get under way while round 2 of division 3 threw up a few interesting results that may or may not provide a pointer as to where honours may go at the end of the season.
As always the Saffron Gael were there to cover as many games as physically possible and we carried reports and photographs from all games in division 2 as well as Rasharkin v Pearses in division 3. Unfortunately there were some games in division 3 we did not get reports from and we appeal again to those clubs to send us reports.
I predicted last week that Rasharkin and St. Patrick’s Lisburn would be the teams to beat in division 2 after Rasharkin had defeated the Lisburn men by two points at Dreen. Well it seems I only got it half right as St. Agnes travelled to Kirkwood on Sunday and defeated St. Patrick’s.
St. Patrick’s 0-9 St. Agnes 2-9
The ‘Aggies’ opened with a win on day one but would have been very much the underdogs for their visit to Lisburn but they turned in another fine performance to overcome the challenge of last year’s Junior Football champions.
Two goals from super sub Conor Gilligan proved the difference between the sides in the end and if St. Agnes can build on these two great early season results then they could be in the promotion frame come the end of the season.
In the other division 3 games played yesterday St. Malachy’s defeated Ballycastle 2-9 to 2-6 in a tight encounter while St. Comgall’s had too much fire power for Laochra Loch Lao.
There has been a lot of activity on the Saffron Gael site this weekend as readers sign in to see how their clubs did so if yours is not one of the clubs who have been featured why not appoint someone to send us a report from your game.
It doesn’t have to be long, Send us your team and scorers. The half time score and full time score. Ask the referee to let you photograph the opposition team sheet so as you can add their scorers and a few words about who played well.
Finally a word of thanks to those who sent us reports this week, without your help we quite simply can’t cover all games.