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County League final round this weekend!

posted 19 Oct 2012, 06:31 by Unknown user
County League Final Round - Skellig Rangers v An Gaeltacht Sunday at 2.30pm in Gallarus, West Kerry. See below preview from John O'Leary Deputy PRO of Kerry GAA. Best of luck to the team and managament.

There are still three teams in contention for the two promotion places in Division 2. Kilcummin are top on 16 points followed by the Waterville on 15 while Skellig Rangers are hanging in there on ...
14 points. Each of these sides has led the Division during the year but Kilcummin’s late burst has all but guaranteed them promotion. They play mid table Annascaul away in their final round and the worst case scenario for them would be a playoff.

One of the surprises of the season was the defeat of leaders Waterville by joint bottom club Listowel Emmetts in Round 10, and in the final round the South Kerry side face the other side in joint bottom spot, Glenflesk, who will be scrapping for survival. Skellig Rangers will be hoping that Glenflesk will do them a favour when the East Kerry side visit Waterville, and that injury time point Rangers surrendered to Annascaul last time out, must certainly have been cause for even further regret when news of Waterville’s demise in Listowel was relayed to Portmagee after Round 10. Rangers travel to Gallarus to play An Gaeltacht in their final game.

Where relegation is concerned, 9 is the magic number at the foot of the table and as yet, 4 teams have to reach that figure. The Round 8 meeting of Finuge and An Gaeltacht in a back game that ended in a draw last weekend, means that both secured their Division 2 status. Glenflesk and Listowel Emmetts, both on 6 points after outstanding victories in Round 10, Desmonds on 7 points and St Pats on 8 points, will feature in the final day relegation drama.

Glenflesk face a tough task in promotion chasing Waterville, while Emmetts travel to mid table Kenmare. The meeting of St Pats and Desmonds will see the losers of that game - especially if it happens to be the Castleisland side - frantically looking at the results from the Waterville and Kenmare venues. A playoff may be needed.

John 'Leary
Kerry GAA