Four Masters in danger of another relegation to Division Three

Four Masters in danger of another relegation to Division Three

The All-County League is coming close to an end and there could be some anxious moments for clubs before August is out.

In the top flight most clubs have just four games left, while leaders Gaoth Dobhair are in pole position, a point ahead with a game in hand. Their game with Glenswilly did not go ahead last weekend.

St. Eunan's are the main chasers as they overcame Naomh Conaill last weekend. They have Aodh Ruadh on Bank Holiday Monday, while Gaoth Dobhair and Kilcar will be expected to defeat Cloughaneely and Glenswilly respectively. Naomh Conaill travel to face an in-form Milford and could come undone.

At the bottom, Aodh Ruadh look doomed after their loss at home to Milford last week. With four games left, they are still three points adrift of third from bottom Cloughaneely.


In Division Two the recent poor form of Four Masters has them sliding towards Division Three.

They were defeated at home on Sunday last by MacCumhaill's and have some tough fixtures left, including Ardara and Bundoran.

The Donegal Town side are level with Glenfin with both having six games left. However, Glenfin have to play bottom side Naomh Muire twice and they also have Four Masters at home in their final game. For Four Masters to go from Division One to Division Three in two seasons would be something of a disaster.

MacCumhaill's and Bundoran remain favourites for promotion with the Bundoran side a point adrift, but with a game in hand. Termon look the only credible side that can mount a challenge, but they are four points adrift with four games to go.

This weekend there are just two games with Four Masters travelling to Ardara and St. Naul's going to the Banks to take on Naomh Muire.


In Division Three there is a battle royale for the promotion spots. Killybegs and Buncrana have been joined on 19 points by Naomh Brid and the Ballintra/Laghey side are the form team and they also have a game in hand. Naomh Ultan have also joined the argument as they are just a point adrift, but like Naomh Brid, have a game in hand.

At the bottom Na Rossa are more or less relegated while Moville also look doomed, five points adrift with four games left.

This weekend Naomh Brid take on Red Hugh's in Trummon while Moville host Naomh Ultan. Burt and Fanad Gaels clash on Tuesday next in Hibernian Park.