St. Eunan’s and St. Michael’s meet in top of the table clash

Before Donegal meet Tyrone in an Ulster semi-final next weekend the focus switches to the domestic scene in Donegal this weekend.

Before Donegal meet Tyrone in an Ulster semi-final next weekend the focus switches to the domestic scene in Donegal this weekend.

There is a full programme of games in all five divisions of the All-County League with arranged or ‘star games, where clubs have to play without their county players.

With most of the leagues into the second half they are already taking shape and the league titles and promotion and relegation battles are already up and running.

In Division One St. Eunan’s are the pace setters with St. Michael’s and Naomh Conaill on their tails with Kilcar a step further back. The race for the Democrat Cup already seems to be between the top three - St. Eunan’s, St. Michael’s and Naomh Conaill with Kilcar in with an outside chance.

There is an interesting tussle at the bottom of the table two with Glenswilly, Gaoth Dobhair and Dungloe all locked in a relegation battle with the two sides to make the drop to Division Two most likely to come from this three.

This weekend St. Eunan’s and St. Michael’s meet in O’Donnell Park, with St. Eunan’s fancied take another step forward in their title bid.

Kilcar will be anxious to keep their league ambition intact when they host relegation threatened Gaoth Dobhair.

In the two other games in the top flight bottom side Glenswilly entertain Naomh Conaill, who will be going all out to return to winning ways after losing last time out to St. Eunan’s while middle of the table Four Masters and Ardara meet in Tir Chonaill Park.

The Division Two title race is more or less a three horse race with Killybegs, Glenfin and Malin the contenders.

Killybegs, who got off to a flying start, have shown frailties in the last month or so and in particular in their heavy home defeat to Malin.

MacCumhaill’s, who have two games this weekend - Fanad Gaels on Friday night in a backlog tie and Cloughaneely in a ‘Star Game’ - both at home, will hope to make up ground on the pacesetters.

Malin have a tricky assignment against Bundoran in Gaelic Park while Fanad Gaels round off a busy few days with a home tie against bottom team Naomh Mhuire.

Carndonagh are the table toppers in Division Three and play Buncrana in an all Inishowen clash while second placed St. Naul’s face an improving Naomh Columba in Pairc Na Gael. Termon, another side with their sights set on promotion, are at home to Aodh Ruadh while Burt host Downings who are enjoying a good solid season.

Robert Emmett’s are setting the pace in Division Four with Naomh Colmcille, who have a number of games in hand, are hot on their heels in second place. Robert Emmett’s are at home to Moville, with Naomh Colmcille heading to Dooey to face bottom team Na Rossa.

Also in Division Four Convoy host Letterkenny Gaels and Naomh Padraig, Lifford entertain Milford. There are also a round of reserve games and a number of games in Division Five down for decision too.

‘Chairman of the Donegal CCCC Charlie Cannon has confirmed that the full progamme of games scheduled is going ahead.

Tables

Division One

P W L D P

St Eunans 10 8 2 0 16

St Michaels 9 6 1 2 14

Naomh Conaill 9 6 2 2 14

Kilcar 9 6 3 0 12

Four Masters 9 4 5 0 8

Ardara 8 4 4 0 8

Gaoth Dobhair 9 2 7 0 4

Dungloe 9 2 7 0 4

Glenswilly 8 1 7 0 2

Division 2

Killybegs 10 7 2 1 15

Glenfin 8 6 2 0 12

Malin 7 5 1 1 11

Bundoran 9 4 4 1 9

MacCumhaills 10 4 4 0 8

Naomh Brid 8 3 5 0 6

Cloughaneely 8 2 4 2 6

Fanad Gaels 7 2 5 0 4

Naomh Mhuire 9 1 7 1 3

Division Three

Carndonagh 10 8 2 0 16

Naomh Naille 10 7 2 1 15

Termon 9 7 2 0 14

Aodh Ruadh 11 6 5 0 12

N Columba 10 6 4 0 12

Red Hughs 11 5 5 1 11

Buncrana 9 4 5 0 8

Downings 10 4 5 0 8

Burt 10 3 7 0 6

Urris 9 2 7 0 4

N Padraig 10 2 8 0 4