Kilcar and Glenswilly meet once again in the quarter-final of the RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta SFC in what is the tie of the next round.
They have been paired in the last eight of the championship having already met once before this year. On that occasion just a point separated them at the end of 60 minutes in Towney as Kilcar prevailed on a 0-14 to 2-7 scoreline.
“I’m just after hearing there now and I suppose it will be a big game alright. I suppose it won’t be for another couple of months, hopefully,” said Glenswilly full-forward Michael Murphy.
“Kilcar are the form team in the championship this year, themselves and St. Eunan’s and the league tables show that too.”
Meanwhile, John McNulty, the Kilcar manager, said that there was an inevitability that it was going to happen at some stage before the final.
“We always felt from once we knew we had qualified that whether it was Glenswilly or St Michael’s that qualified along with us, we were going to have to meet them again before the championship was over,” said McNulty.
“We though that it mightn’t have happened until the semi-final but now it has happened in the quarter-final and we are really looking forward to it.”
St Eunan’s and Malin also meet in a repeat of their Group 1 meeting, which the Letterkenny side won 2-10 to 1-8.
Killybegs and Sean MacCumhaills, the surprise packets of the first round will face one another.
Killybegs, who have lost nine from nine in the All-County League Division One but defeated Dungloe to seal a quarter-final berth, will play Sean MacCumhaill’s, who topped Group 2 ahead of second placed Ardara.
Gaoth Dobhair had a last minute Tomas Diver goal to thank for their topping of Group 3, following their one-point win over Termon on Saturday.
The Magheragallon based side face Ardara.
In the reserve championship, Naomh Conaill and St Eunan’s must meet again, Gaoth Dobhair take on Kilcar, Ardara are scheduled to face Dungloe and St Michael’s wll play Four Masters.
The quarter-finals and relegation play-off are scheduled to be played on the weekend of August 10/11.
However, those dates are dependent on how Donegal’s championship season goes and should Donegal progress all the way to the All-Ireland final, it could very well be October, before the games are played. Hopefully!
Senior Championship quarter-final
Gaoth Dobhair v Ardara
Sean MacCumhaill’s v Killybegs
St Eunan’s v Malin
Kilcar v Glenswilly
Gaoth Dobhair v Kilcar
Naomh Conaill v St Eunan’s
Ardara v Dungloe
St Michaels v Four Master
Senior Championship relegation play-off
Glenfin v Bundoran
Dungloe v Cloughaneely