All-County League back in focus this weekend

The spotlight switches back to the All-County League this weekend with games in all divisions.

The main focus in Division 1 will be on relegation with bottom pair Ardara and Glenswilly clashing in Glenswilly, while Termon host Naomh Conaill in a top v bottom affair.

Glenswilly and Ardara are locked on seven points while Termon have eight. These three clubs are behind Bundoran and Dungloe (both on 11 pts)

With Naomh Conaill needing the points to remain in contention at the top, whoever wins in Glenswillly could be out of the bottom two on Sunday evening. When they met in the championship, Ardara were winners in Pearse Park, but if Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher put in an appearance, then the result could be reversed.

Division One verdicts: Kilcar to beat Bundoran; Glenswilly to overcome Ardara; Naomh Conaill to defeat Termon; Dungloe to defeat St. Eunan’s; and St. Michael’s to overcome Gaoth Dobhair.


Four Masters can, more or less, seal promotion to the top flight once more if they can get a win away to MacCumhaill’s on Sunday. In some ways it has been an unusual season for the Donegal Town side, poor in the championship, but with a young team, looking good for promotion under new manager, Kevin ‘Cookie’ Gallagher. However, they might have to wait another few weeks to join Milford in the top flight.

Most of the other issues in Division 2 are to do with relegation with Naomh Columba and Naomh Muire in great danger along with St. Naul’s, who look doomed.

Verdicts: Milford to defeat St. Naul’s; Naomh Columba to defeat Glenfin; MacCumhaill’s to defeat Four Masters; Malin to defeat Naomh Muire and Killybegs to defeat Cloughaneely.


Despite being dumped out of the Intermediate Championship, Buncrana still look favourites to join Aodh Ruadh in Division 2. They need three points from their three remaining games to be sure and can start on Sunday against Letterkenny Gaels, but that will be a tricky assignment.

Naomh Ultan need to win at home against Downings and will hope that Aodh Ruadh defeat Urris to help their cause even more at the bottom.

Verdicts: Wins for Naomh Ultan, Aodh Ruadh, Burt, Fanad Gaels and Buncrana.


The big clash in Division 4 sees leaders Moville travel to second placed Na Rossa. The Dooey boys are two points behind and can close the gap, while Red Hugh’s could make it a three way tie at the top on Sunday evening when they play N Padraig, Muff.