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Credit Union Senior Football Leagues -Penultimate Round 2016-08-10 07:16:00

Credit Union Senior Football Leagues – It’s the Penultimate Round

There is a full round of games to be played in Round 10 of the Credit Union senior Football League this weekend. As this is the penultimate round of the League, there are valuable points to be gained in the race for promotion and relegation issues.

In Division 1 last weekend, Austin Stacks, thanks to a big win over neighbours Kerins O’Rahillys, have joined Templenoe in second place on 14 points one behind leaders Dr Crokes. The big game this weekend is the meeting of Dr Crokes and Templenoe while Austin Stacks take on Kilcummin. At the other end of the table, Kenmare must pick up both points at home to Kerins O’Rahillys to avoid relegation while Legion, away to Glenbeigh-Glencar, and John Mitchels, at home to Dingle, will also want to pick up points.

In Division 2, the big game is the top of the table clash between the joint leaders St Marys and Rathmore in Rathbeg. An Ghaeltacht, who are a point behind the leaders after a slip up at home to Listry last weekend, travel to joint bottom of the table St Michaels-Foilmore and the West Kerry side also have a game in hand. Finuge, who are the other team in joint bottom place on 5 points, do not play this weekend but do have a game in hand against Spa to come. Laune Rangers, on 6 points, play Listry who are a point better off and had a fine result in Gallarus last weekend.

In Division 3 there is right good competition for the promotion places. Currow lead the table on 12 points with a game in hand followed by Annascaul, St Pats and an Ardfert side who also have a game in hand. This weekend, Currow travel to Ballydonoghue who are still in the hunt for promotion on 10 points while Annascaul are away to a Keel side who are in the same position as Ballydonoghue. St Pats are home to St Senans who need points at the other end of the table and Ardfert do not play due to hurling commitments. At the bottom, it is equally as tight with Tarbert already doomed to Division 4 next year. Beale, with four points, are favourites to join them and having just drawn with Gneeveguilla last weekend they need both points at home to Dromid Pearses who themselves are not out of the woods on 7 points with St Senans.

In Division 4 the battle is on to see who will be promoted along with Fossa and Na Gaeil, the unbeaten joint leaders who top the table. And the top two teams will have a say in who joins them in Division 3 as Fossa play host to fourth placed Skellig Rangers, who are on 12 points, this weekend while Na Gaeil’s game with second placed Ballymac, who are on 14 points in third place, is postponed for a week. The champions of Division 4 will probably be decided in the final Round when the top 2 clash in Killeen. At the bottom, Moyvane and Valentia are on 2 points each, with Churchill and Renard on 4 each. This weekend Valentia are home to Dr Crokes and Moyvane travel to Lispole while the meeting of Renard and Churchill is a relegation four pointer for sure.

Castlegregory, with a game in hand, top Division 5 on 13 points while Duagh, Cordal and Rathmore are on 12 points each. Three of the leading side are on the road this weekend with Castlegregory travelling to Cromane, Cordal away to Sneem/Derrynane and Rathmore away to Knocknagoshel. Meanwhile, Duagh are at home to Ballylongford.

Round 10 of the League goes ahead on the weekend of August 14th while the final round of the League is pencilled in for September 25th but, should Kerry exit the All Ireland Championship at the semi final stage, then Round 11 will be played on the weekend of September 4th as per fixtures calendar.