Wins for Buncrana, Naomh Columba and Cloughaneely looks to have secured each of them home venues in the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Intermediate quarterfinals on the first weekend in September – the CCC may review venues under this year’s special Covid-related regulations. Aodh Ruadh secured the coveted fourth home berth with a 7 point away win and Fanad climbing above Naomh Mhuire on points difference – the Lower Rosses side lost by nine points to Malin negating the strong points difference they had going into this weekend’s Round of games.

Páirc Naomh Colmcille Naomh Colmcille 3-11 Bun Cranncha 4-15
Connolly Park Malainn 1-17 Naomh Mhuire InR 1-8
Pairc Uí Shiail Gaeil Fhánadá 0-8 Aodh Ruadh BAS  0-15
Hibernian Park An Bheart 1-9 Naomh Columba 2-14
Dunkineely Naomh Ultan 2-9 Aodh Rua CngC  4-11
Páirc Naomh Fhionnain Cloich Cheann Fhaola 2-14 Naomh Brid 1-9

This leaves the quarterfinal line-up as:

Buncranncha v Gaeil Fhánadá
Naomh Columba v Maláinn
Cloich Cheann Fhaola v Aodh Rua CngC
Aodh Ruadh BAS v Naomh Muire InR

While Malin have a better point difference than Red Hughs the Killygordon men were victorious over the Inishowen side in their Round 3 encounter last week. As a result, Red Hughs climb to sixth place on the head-to-head rule.

P W D L F A Pts Difference
Buncranncha 4 4 0 0 81 50 8 31
Naomh Columba 4 3 1 0 75 50 7 25
Cloich Cheann Fhaola 4 2 1 0 75 65 7 10
Aodh Ruadh BAS 4 3 0 1 66 50 6 16
Naomh Muire InR 4 3 0 0 59 49 6 10
Aodh Rua CngC 4 2 0 2 58 56 4 2
Maláinn 4 2 0 2 63 58 4 5
Gaeil Fhánadá 4 1 0 3 49 56 2 (7)
Naomh Brid 4 1 0 3 53 67 2 (14)
Naomh Colmcille 4 1 0 2 58 74 2 (16)
An Bheart 4 0 0 3 34 64 0 (30)
Naomh Ultan 4 0 0 4 43 75 0 (32)

None of the bottom four teams going into today’s Round 4 ties – Naomh Brid, Naomh Colmcille, Burt and Naomh Ultan – picked up any league points and all four will go into the relegation playoffs. The games will be local derbies with Naomh Bríd taking on Naomh Ultan and Naomh Colmcille playing Burt. The venues will decided by the CCC in the coming days.