IFC semi finals could go to the wire

Round Towers v Raheens; TMH v St Kevin's

Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie


Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

IFC semi finals could go to the wire

Tom Early, Raheens

Intermediate Championship favourites, Round Towers, and Raheens are first into action in search of a final spot when they clash at St Conleth's Park on Saturday.

Two of the fancied sides before a ball was even kicked and managers Glenn Ryan and Declan O'Toole will be relishing this clash.

Towers defeated Straffan 2-10 to 0-13 in the quarter final and while the winners were expected to win that one comfortably it took a late goal from Aaron McConville to clinch the semi final.

Raheens required a replay before getting over Ballyteague to reach this stage and while The Larks were under strength due to injuries, nevertheless Raheens played exceptionally well that evening.

This game has all the ingredients to go down to the wire and while a hesitant vote goes to the Caragh men, don't be surprised if a replay is required to make it through.

Odds: Round Towers 4/5; Draw 6/1; Raheens 5/4.

The second semi final pits Two Mile House and St Kevin's against one another on Sunday, at St Conleth's Park.

St Kevin's have progressed very well indeed and defeated a fancied Clogherinkoe side in the quarter final.

However The House are warm favourites in this one and with Chris Healy in flying form, Aidan Casey also playing very well and Peter Kelly they get the vote to get over Noel Mooney's boys who will be looking to the Noone boys, Wayne Leonard, Aeneas Murphy and Ross Carew to advance.

Odds: Two Mile House 1/3 draw 8/1 St Kevin's.