Kilcar will be presented with the Brian McCormick Division 1 League trophy after their home game against Milford next Sunday. They defeated Glenswilly on Sunday  in one of four clashes involving the six teams battling to avoid the drop to Division 2. After losing to Realt na Mara by the minimum margin, in a game that saw 9-13 scored in a topsy turvy second half, a battling Milford side now face second division football in 2020. In Ballybofey, Sean MacCumhaill’s lost comprehensively to St Eunan’s and look likely to join Baile na nGalloglách. It is a tall order but the Ballybofey side could still survive if they win their final two ties – four teams are locked on 12 points, four league points ahead of them. The results were:

 
Glenswilly 2-4 Kilcar 2-20
Sean Mac Cumhaill 0-2 St Eunan’s 0-19
Naomh Conaill 3-16 Gaoth Dobhair 0-7
Milford 5-11 Bundoran 5-12
Cloughaneely 1-10 St Michael’s 2-15

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TEAM PLD WON DRAW LOST FOR AGAINST DIFF POINTS
Cill Cartha 16 15 1 0 333 219 214 31
Naomh Conaill 16 12 0 4 313 216 97 24
Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s 16 11 1 4 289 232 57 23
Gaoth Dobhair 16 11 0 5 300 245 65 22
St Michael’s 16 6 0 10 245 253 -8 12
Cloich Cheann Fhaola 16 6 0 10 221 262 -41 12
Realt na Mara 16 6 0 10 286 333 -48 12
Glenswilly 16 6 0 10 204 292 -88 12
Sean Mac Cumhaill 16 4 0 12 226 284 -58 8
Milford 15 2 0 13 225 306 -81 4

 

The extent of the challenge facing MacCumhaills is evident as their next game is away to Gaoth Dobhair who haven’t lost at home since May and also have their county contingent back playing. The remaining games for the twin town’s team and the four teams on 12 points are:

 

Aug 25th

St Michaels v Glenswilly;

Gaoth Dobhair v Sean MacCumhaill;

St Eunan’s v Cloich Cheann Fhaola;

Realt na Mara v Naomh Conaill;

 

Aug 31st

Milford v St Michaels

Sean MacCumhaills v Realt na Mara

St Eunan’s v Glenswilly

Cloich Cheann Fhaola v Gaoth Dobhair

 

In today’s reserve games there were wins for Kilcar, St Eunans, Naomh Conaill and Milford.

Glenswilly 2-8 Kilcar 4-8
Sean Mac Cumhaill 0-10 St Eunan’s 1-15
Naomh Conaill 3-10 Gaoth Dobhair 1-4
Milford 4-10 Bundoran 4-9

St Eunan’s are now almost guaranteed the Brian McCormack Reserve league title as they are four points ahead of Naomh Conaill with a much superior goal difference and just two games left to play.