Ups and downs : Fureys Coaches Leagues weekend review

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The final weekend proved very exciting in division 2 where a number of issues needed to be resolved. 


As the leagues are being changed to 8 teams per division to allow for home and away leagues to take place and also to allow league games minus county players, guaranteeing club players 14 league games, there is currently a 2 year plan to implement this with 2 going down from d1, 3 from d2.


Division 1

In division 1, all issues had been dealt with in the previous round with Tourlestrane meeting Shamrock Gaels in the league final. Curry and Castleconnor had both been relegated also before the last round of games. 


Division 2

Division 2 saw most of the teams with something to play for. At the top end Calry needed to win versus Johns to make the league final, which they duly did. Geevagh will be their opponents having secured their spot the previous weekend. Calry have made an instant return to the final having lost last years final. This Calry v Johns game was also as it turned out important in the relegation race. 


Owenmore Gaels pulled off a shock victory away to Geevagh and this brought back Johns into the mix along with Enniscrone/Kilglass. At the halftime whistle the team from the west were being well beaten by Farnans but a good comeback in the end ultimately saved them on scoring difference along with Owenmore Gaels and saw the Intermediate Champions of 2017 tumble down to division 3 for 2020.



Division 3

Cloonacool needed to win their final game to and hope that Tourlestrane would not take full points from Ballymote who were already qualified for the league final. As it turned out it was more nail-biting than that. Cloonacool won easily however the Ballymote v Tourlestrane game went to the wire and ended in a draw. Cloonacool qualified on the head to head rule for the final v Ballymote