2006 Sligo Senior Football Championship

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2006 Sligo Senior Football Championship
Tournament details
County Sligo
Year 2006
Winners
Champions Curry (6th win)
Manager Denis Kearney
Captain Sean Davey
Promotion/Relegation
Promoted team(s) Geevagh
Relegated team(s) Coolaney/Mullinabreena, St. Molaise Gaels

This is a round-up of the 2006 Sligo Senior Football Championship. The reigning champions, Coolera/Strandhill, who were surprisingly eliminated at the group stage, after losing a playoff tie to neighbours St. John's. Geevagh won the 2006 Sligo Intermediate Football Championship with a victory over St Patrick's and therefore will take part in the 2007 Championship. Curry won the 2006 title, claiming their 6th title in all, by beating Bunninadden in the final.

Group Stages[edit]

The Championship was contested by 16 teams, divided into four groups of four. The top two sides in each group advanced to the Quarter-Finals, with the remaining sides facing the Relegation playoffs to secure Senior status for 2007.

Group A[edit]

Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
July 22 Markievicz Park   Drumcliffe/Rosses Point   3-7   St. Mary's   2-10
July 23 Tubbercurry   Ballymote   0-9   Eastern Harps   0-9
July 29 Ballymote   Eastern Harps   1-14   Drumcliffe/Rosses Point   1-7
July 30 Markievicz Park   St. Mary's   0-9   Ballymote   0-8
August 12 Markeivicz Park   Eastern Harps   1-9   St. Mary's   0-7
August 12 Kent Park   Drumcliffe/Rosses Point   2-10   Ballymote   1-9
Team Pld W D L For Against Pts
Eastern Harps 3 2 1 0 2-32 1-23 5
Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 3 1 1 1 6-24 4-33 3
St. Mary's 3 1 1 1 2-26 4-24 3
Ballymote 3 0 1 2 1-26 2-28 1

Group B[edit]

Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
July 22 Enniscrone   Easkey   1-10   Tourlestrane   0-8
July 22 Ballymote   Calry/St. Joseph's   1-7   Shamrock Gaels   0-10
July 29 Ballymote   Tourlestrane   4-11   Shamrock Gaels   1-6
July 29 Kent Park   Easkey   3-14   Calry/St. Joseph's   1-10
August 12 Ballymote   Tourlestrane   4-15   Calry/St. Joseph's   0-8
August 12 Tubbercurry   Easkey   2-13   Shamrock Gaels   0-9
Team Pld W D L For Against Pts
Easkey 3 3 0 0 6-37 1-27 6
Tourlestrane 3 2 0 1 8-34 2-24 4
Shamrock Gaels 3 0 1 2 1-25 7-31 1
Calry/St. Joseph's 3 0 1 2 2-25 7-39 1

Group C[edit]

Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
July 22 Kent Park   Coolera/Strandhill   1-9   St. Molaise Gaels   0-8
July 22 Ballymote   St. John's   2-10   Tubbercurry   1-10
July 29 Kent Park   St. Molaise Gaels   0-12   St. John's   0-7
July 30 Enniscrone   Tubbercurry   0-12   Coolera/Strandhill   1-7
August 13 Markievicz Park   Coolera/Strandhill   1-11   St. John's   2-8
August 13 Kent Park   Tubbercurry   4-14   St. Molaise Gaels   1-6
Team Pld W D L For Against Pts
Tubbercurry 3 2 0 1 5-34 4-23 4
Coolera/Strandhill 3 1 1 1 3-27 2-28 3
St. John's 3 1 1 1 4-25 2-33 3
St. Molaise Gaels 3 1 0 2 1-26 5-30 1

Group D[edit]

Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
July 23 Tubbercurry   Bunninadden   2-9   Castleconnor   1-10
July 23 Tourlestrane   Curry   2-16   Coolaney/Mullinabreena   0-4
July 29 Tubbercurry   Castleconnor   1-12   Coolaney/Mullinabreena   3-6
July 30 Markievicz Park   Curry   0-12   Bunninadden   0-10
August 13 Tubbercurry   Bunninadden   2-15   Coolaney/Mullinabreena   0-3
August 13 Easkey   Curry   0-11   Castleconnor   0-6
Team Pld W D L For Against Pts
Curry 3 3 0 0 2-39 0-20 6
Bunninadden 3 2 0 1 4-34 1-25 4
Castleconnor 3 0 1 2 2-28 5-26 1
Coolaney/Mullinabreena 3 0 1 2 3-13 5-43 1

Playoffs[edit]

Two groups required playoffs to decide the remaining Quarter-Final places. In Group A St. Mary's, inspired by Mark Breheny, defeated Drumcliffe/Rosses Point to qualify to face Easkey in the last eight. The other playoff produced a major upset as holders Coolera/Strandhill crashed out, beaten by neighbours St. John's in the Group C playoff. Coolera had led by six points at one stage in the second half but St. John's scored two late goals, and booked a meeting with Curry in the Quarter-Finals.

Group Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
Group A August 20 Markievicz Park   St. Mary's   0-14   Drumcliffe/Rosses Point   0-10
Group C August 20 Markievicz Park   St. John's   2-4   Coolera/Strandhill   1-5

Quarter finals[edit]

The quarter finals of the Championship saw the exit of Tourlestrane, St. John's, Easkey and Tubbercurry. Eastern Harps, Curry, St. Mary's and Bunninadden qualified for the semi-finals. The quarter finals had one drawn game, Eastern Harps and Tourlestrane finishing level after a tense encounter. Harps won the replay a week later.

Game Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
Sligo SFC
Quarter Final
August 26 Markievicz Park Bunninadden 0-13 Tubbercurry 1-8
Sligo SFC
Quarter Final
August 26 Markievicz Park Curry 2-12 St. John's 1-6
Sligo SFC
Quarter Final
August 27 Markievicz Park St. Mary's 1-10 Easkey 1-7
Sligo SFC
Quarter Final
August 27 Markievicz Park Eastern Harps 0-8 Tourlestrane 0-8
Sligo SFC
Quarter Final Replay
September 3 Tubbercurry Eastern Harps 2-9 Tourlestrane 2-7

Semi-Finals[edit]

The Semi-Finals saw Curry and Bunninadden emerge victorious, and qualify for the September 24 decider. Bunninadden recorded a famous win over neighbours Eastern Harps, whom many expected to reach the final. In the second Semi-Final, Curry, with the Marren brothers, Jason and Adrian, both on form, saw off St. Mary's by a three-point margin.

Game Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
Sligo SFC
Semi-Final
September 10 Markievicz Park Bunninadden 0-10 Eastern Harps 0-9
Sligo SFC
Semi-Final
September 10 Markievicz Park Curry 1-11 St. Mary's 1-8

Last eight[edit]

Quarterfinals
August 26/August 27
Semifinals
September 10
Final
September 24
                 
Bunninadden 0-13
Tubbercurry 1-8
Bunninadden 0-10
Eastern Harps 0-9
Eastern Harps 0-8, 2-9 (R)
Tourlestrane 0-8, 2-7 (R)
Bunninadden 2-9
Curry 1-15
Curry 2-12
St. John's 1-6
Curry 1-11
St. Mary's 1-8
St. Mary's 1-11
Easkey 1-8

Sligo Senior Football Championship Final[edit]

Curry
1-15 - 2-9
(final score after 60 minutes)
Bunninadden
Manager:Denis Kearney

Team:
J. Durcan
P. Walsh
J. Hayes
B. Collins
S. Haran
J. Feeney
S. Marren
G. Maye
B. McDonagh
S. Davey (0-3)
K. Morley (1-1)
K. Giblin
J. Marren (0-1)
A. Marren (0-8)
D. McDonagh


Substitutes:
A. Brennan (0-2)
P. Durcan
S. Colleary

Half-time:
0-4 2-4

Competition:
Sligo Senior Football Championship
(Final)

Date:
15.30 BST
Sunday, September 24, 2006

Venue:
Markievicz Park, Sligo

Referee:
Marty Duffy (Enniscrone)

Match rules:
60 minutes.
Replay if scores still level.
Maximum of 5 substitutions.

Manager:Brian Touhy

Team:
D. Flannery
P. McGettrick
S. Roddy
T. Gormley
B. Gilhooley
E. Gilhooley
S. Leamy
P. Doohan (0-2)
F. O'Flaherty (0-2)
L. Óg Gormley
Mark Gormley (0-1)
Michael Gormley
S. McHugh (2-0)
K. Kerins (0-1)
W. Gormley (0-3)


Substitutes:
T. Davey
J. O'Flaherty
S. Kerins
A. Killoran

Relegation[edit]

Due to the restructuring of the Senior Championship, in order to recude the number of teams to 12 by 2009, two teams were to be relegated from the 2006 Championship, with one being promoted from the Intermediate ranks. The loser of each game progresses to the next round, the losers of the relegation finals will play in the Sligo Intermediate Football Championship in 2007. Coolaney/Mullinabreena and St. Molaise Gaels were the two sides that made the drop.

Game Date Venue Team A Score Team B Score
Sligo SFC
Relegation Playoff
August 26 Kent Park Shamrock Gaels 0-16 St. Molaise Gaels 2-6
Sligo SFC
Relegation Playoff
August 26 Grange Calry/St. Joseph's 1-11 Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 1-10
Sligo SFC
Relegation Playoff
August 27 Ransboro Coolera/Strandhill 1-12 Ballymote 1-4
Sligo SFC
Relegation Playoff
August 27 Tubbercurry Castleconnor 0-13 Coolaney/Mullinabreena 0-4
Sligo SFC
Relegation Final
September 2 Kent Park Ballymote 1-14 St. Molaise Gaels 0-7
Sligo SFC
Relegation Final
September 2 Ballymote Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 2-9 Coolaney/Mullinabreena 0-7

References[edit]

  • Sligo Champion (Summer/Autumn 2006)
  • Sligo Weekender (Summer/Autumn 2006)

External links[edit]