While all eyes are on Sligo and the All-Ireland minor football final against Roscommon on Saturday, club teams are preparing for the final round of games in the Northern Board minor football championship on Bank Holiday Monday, while the Southern Board games are fixed for Wednesday.
In the Northern Division, which is divided into groups, in Division 1, St Eunan’s and Burt meet at Hibernian Park and with both sides having already qualified for the semi finals, the winners will top the group.
Gaoth Dobhair travel to Newtown on Monday evening and with six county panellists in tow, the Gaeltacht men will be expected to win. Glenfin’s tie with Mulroy Gaels at Páric Taobhoige is a real crunch game and the winners will join Gaoth Dobhair, St Eunan’s and Burt in the semi finals.
Glenfin have home advantage, but if they’re to win they will need to curtail Lorcan Connors who has been in terrific form for the county minors.
In Division 2, Glenswilly and Convoy meet in Group 1 to decide which team will top the group and get home advantage in the quarter final. Muff and Lifford will drop to the Division 3 championship.
Under the new group structure, which is modelled on the senior club championship, the top two teams in each section will qualify for the Division 2 quarter finals, with the bottom two contesting the Division 3 quarter finals.
Termon take on Cloughaneely in Group 2, and a win there would see them top the section ahead of last year’s county champions Buncrana.
Red Hugh’s have racked up some big scores in Group 3, and a win over St Eunan’s B would see them top the group. Malin enjoy home advantage against Milford, and a win for them would see them go into the quarter finals with Milford dropping into Division 3.
St Michael’s look set to top Group 4 regardless of their result at home to Carndonagh, but predicting who will join them in the quarter finals is difficult. MacCumhaill’s are at home to Moville and if the Twin Towns men were to win, and Carn lose, there’d be three teams tied on two points with progression to the Division 2 quarter finals then dependent on scoring difference.
Southern Minor Board Fixtures
Minor Championship Division 1, first round, 1st leg
6th August, 7.30
Aodh Ruadh v Naomh Conaill
Killybegs v Ardara
Kilcar v Naomh Columba
Naomh Muire v Dungloe/Na Rossa A
Minor Championship Division 2, preliminary round, 1st leg
Dungloe/Na Rossa B v Bundoran
Under 16 League Division 1
Ardara v Masters 03/08/2014 12:00
Under 16 League Division 2
Naomh Columba v Kilcar 04/08/2014 19:30 Jimmy White
Naomh Naille v Bundoran 04/08/2014 19:30
Under 12 Division 1
Naomh Muire v Naomh Conaill 04/08/2014 18:30
Under 12 Division 2
Killybegs v Pettigo 31/07/2014 13:00
Naomh Brid v Kilcar 04/08/2014 18:30