The final games of the Division One league are scheduled for this weekend and with the top four already confirmed most interest will focus on the results from the games involving teams in the bottom five positions. Galbally’s predicament looks the most precarious and they will be heading to play Errigal more in hope than in expectation. The points may not be all that important or necessary to Peter Canavan’s side but with confidence low among the Pearses players I would still expect Errigal to win this one.
The key games in Division One involve Aghyaran, Kildress, Omagh and Dromore. Both Omagh and Dromore have secured places in the top four but their opponents in those semis will be determined by the results of this weekend’s games. At this stage both teams are guaranteed to be playing away from home in their league semi final, the only question for decision is who will they face in the last four. As it stands Dromore will travel to new county champions Coalisland and Omagh will face Errigal in a repeat of last year’s semi final. Those arrangements could change depending on the results from Sunday’s games. Wins from either or both of these sides will also have major implications for their opponents Aghyaran and Kildress.
Greencastle, Trillick and Donaghmore are three other teams not out of the woods just yet but it would come as a major surprise if any of the three failed to win. Trillick probably face the biggest challenge at home to Carrickmore but the result will depend a lot on how Carrickmore recover from their championship defeat. Greencastle should have enough motivation to defeat a Killyclogher side with nothing to play for while Donaghmore at home should see off an Ardboe side fulfilling the last fixture of the season. I would be very surprised if there were any major changes in the league positions of the bottom five and should that happen Galbally will be playing Intermediate football next year and Aghyaran and Kildress will face a nervous few weeks.