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Galway SFC: Three Teams Close in on Quarter-Finals

Corofin, Mountbellew/Moylough and Monivea/Abbey moved within touching distance of the Galway Senior Football Championship quarter-finals when they picked up their second wins. 

Annaghdown and Killannin also maintained their unbeaten positions after sharing the spoils while St. James’ and Moycullen won their opening fixtures.

With only two qualifying from each of the four groups of five teams, Claregalway, Cortoon Shamrocks, Caltra and St. Michael’s look almost out of contention and will focus on avoiding the relegation play-offs

GROUP 1 

Corofin are 30 domestic games unbeaten after they obliterated Cortoon Shamrocks 5-16 to 0-6 in Tuam Stadium thanks to goals for Ronan Steede, Dylan Canney, Martin Farragher and a Gary Sice brace.  Kevin O’Brien’s side made a quarter-final place a near certainty with their second performance bringing them to 29 wins and one draw since 2013.

St. James’ were 4-14 to 1-14 winners over Claregalway in Tuam.  Fintan Cooney got two goals but Claregalway led 1-8 to 2-4 at half-time thanks to Danny Cummins’ strike.  But two more majors including an Eoghan Concannon goal ensured the ‘Jimmies’ a nine-point victory.

Wednesday, 20th June – Corofin 5-16 Cortoon Shamrocks 0-6

Sunday, 24th June – St. James 4-14 Claregalway 1-14

11th/12th August – An Cheathru Rua vs Corofin

11th/12th August – Cortoon Shamrocks vs St. James

PositionTeamPointsPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDiff
1Corofin42200511635
2St. James’ GAA2110026179
3An Cheathrú Rua2110012102
4Claregalway020202746-19
5Cortoon Shamrocks020201643-27

GROUP 2 

Tuam Stars got their first win of 2018 when they beat Barne 3-16 to 0-19 in Pearse Stadium.  Jamie Murphy, Noel Henry and Shane Gaffney got the goals as they bounced back from their heavy defeat to Annaghdown the first day.

Annaghdown were denied a second win thanks to two late Killannin points who drew for the second time.  Ryan Forde and Frankie Burke got first half Annaghdown goals and the latter looked to have sealed the win in injury time.  But a broken wrist for Annaghdown’s Ciaran Duggan has ruled him out of Galway’s Super 8 campaign.

Saturday, 23rd June – Annaghdown 2-10 Killannin 1-13 (Draw)

Sunday, 24th June – Tuam Stars 3-16 Barna 0-19

11th/12th August – Annaghdown vs Salthill/Knocknacarra

11th/12th August – Barna vs Killannin

PositionTeamPointsPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDiff
1Annaghdown32101372512
2Killannin2200229290
3Tuam Stars221103440-6
4Salthill-Knocknacarra1100113130
5CLG Bhearna010101925-6

GROUP 3 

Mountbellew/Moylough stayed on maximum points with a dominant 4-17 to 1-5 victory over Killererin in Tuam Stadium.  And Kilconly won a cracking tie giving points in a 1-17 to 3-9 win over Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir in Pearse Stadium.

Sunday, 24th June – Kilconly 1-17 Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir 3-9

Sunday, 24th June – Mountbellew/Moylough 4-17 Killererin 1-5

11th/12th August – Caherlistrane vs Mountbellew/Moylough

11th/12th August – Killererin vs Naomh Anna, Leitir Moir

PositionTeamPointsPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDiff
1Mountbellew42200441529
2Kilconly221102733-6
3Caherlistrane1100113130
4Killererin120112142-21
5Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir010101820-2

GROUP 4 

Monivea Abbey got an eight-point head start as they took the spoils in Tuam Stadium.  Their second win was secured when they finished 0-15 to 0-10 ahead of Caltra.  And Moycullen began their campaign with a comprehensive 3-15 to 2-5 win over St. Michael’s.

Saturday, 23rd June – Moycullen 3-15 St. Michael’s 2-5

Saturday, 23rd June – Monivea/Abbey 0-15 Caltra 0-10

11th/12th August – Caltra vs Moycullen

11th/12th August – Milltown vs Monivea/Abbey

PositionTeamPointsPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDiff
1Monivea-Abbey42200311813
2Moycullen21100241113
3Milltown21100231310
4Caltra020202338-15
5St Michael’s020201940-21
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