Four Masters and Ardara to save their status

Four Masters and Ardara to save their status
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Four clubs with a proud senior championship tradition are fighting for their senior championship status this weekend.

Four Masters, Glenfin, Ardara and Killybegs are the four with Four Masters facing Glenfin and Ardara going head to head with Killybegs, in two relegation play-off games.

The winners of this weekend’s ties retain their status while the two losing sides have one more chance. The losers play off to determine the one team relegated to Intermediate football next season.

Four Masters - Glenfin

Killygordon, Saturday, 5.30 pm

The sides have met once this season so far with Four Masters taking full points from their visit to Pairc Taobhoige during the summer. Four Masters won that game 4-10 to 1-13. Four Masters have claimed the second promotion spot in the division and are looking forward to returning to the premier division next season. They both lost their three games in their respective groups.

Verdict: Four Masters

Ardara v Killybegs

Dunkineely, Sunday, 3 pm

Ardara must be the unluckiest team in this year’s championship. They took full points from their first round game over Glenswilly, lost away to Bundoran and came within a kick of a ball of defeating Dungloe away, to clinch a place in the quarter-final.

But they were denied by a save in the dying seconds; Gareth Concarr’s penalty saved by Dungloe goalkeeper Ciaran Sharkey. Dungloe won by two points.

Killybegs lost their three group games and are sitting mid table in Division Two with seven wins and two draws from 16 games.

Verdict: Ardara

INTERMEDIATE PLAY-OFF

There is one relegation play-off in the intermediate championship where Buncrana should be too strong for Naomh Colmcille. That game is in Muff on Saturday evening.