Eslin (@1.5) vs Drumkeerin (@2.87)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Eslin will win

Eslin – Drumkeerin Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 08:30

Even their current championship form leaves you wondering - St Mary's had comfortable wins over Allen Gaels, Dromahair and Aughnasheelin, drew with Aughawillan in an exciting clash but were pretty much outclassed against Ballinamore. For their part, Melvin Gaels were in relegation trouble after they lost to Mohill and Drumreilly but three wins on the bounce since then, including ending Glencar/Manor's unbeaten record, suggests they are hitting form at the right time.

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In fact the north Leitrim men have actually averaged more a game than Carrigallen, hitting over 21 points a game to the just under 20 Carrigallen have registered. This could be the tightest game of the weekend and really is too close to call. I can see both teams winning but Carrigallen might just have an edge in scoring power but then Ballinaglera have been running up big totals too.

McCauley injured I believe he was doing his own bit of running as they warmed on Wednesday evening. Daniel Lyons played well as a sweeper. Carrigallen look in good shape if I'm honest. I felt Eoin Ward was they best player on the field.

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There is real talent there - the veteran James Flynn leads by example in the full-forward line and is good value for scores while the movement and pace of Ciaran Walsh and Caleb Duffy can cause problems. The Gaels have shown flashes of ability and have gone toe to toe for long periods with the likes of Aughawillan, St Mary's and even Ballinamore but sustaining their effort is the problem.

Mohill, on the other hand, seem only to be building momentum. The return of Keith Beirne and Alan McLoughlin in the last match against Drumreilly along with James Mitchell and even Irish sprint international Eanna Madden only increases the range of scoring options for a team that have averaged over 19 points a game while only conceding just over five points a game.

And both teams have a history of ending the title defence of the other side so there is a lot of spice to this clash. The tie of the weekend. A repeat of last year's County Final between the teams who have shared the title between them since 2013 when St Mary's were the last winners other than Aughawillan and Mohill.

Gortletteragh, Allen Gaels, Fenagh and one of Aughnasheelin or Annaduff fir relegation. In division 2 any reason why Drumreilly and Carrigallen wasn't played? Aughawillan although won't reach league final coming into form for championship now. Some teams have less games played than others but at the minute the top 4 looks like being Ballinaglera, Drumreilly, Dromahair and Drumkeerin . Mohill and Ballinamore look good for league final that was a great win for Ballinamore tonight they will be championship contenders I think.

There was a great turn out, 16 tables altogether! An excellent nights entertainment. Well done to our Ladies on the table quiz they organised and was held in Davitts Bar last night. Thank you to all 13 sponsor's for their generous contributions and well done to the winning team of Ciaran White, Joe Early, Kevie Forde and James Gallagher. A final thank you to everyone who showed up and Davitts Bar for facilitating the event.