THE early season honours went to Dunedin Connollys, with a clean sweep of victories across the men’s leagues.
Connollys claimed the top spots in at Senior, Intermediate and Junior in an ominous sign for the other clubs of how the Edinburgh men are gearing up for championship football.
The first title came at Junior courtesy of a win over Tír Conaill Harps after the two clubs booked their place in the league final after impressive displays in the group stage.
Having seen off one club at one level, they soon went up against another club in another level with a tussle against Dalriada for the honours at Intermediate. Connollys stayed the constant in the more ways that one, with no variation in the outcome of this contest. In a hard-fought game Connollys came out on top by a score of 3-05 to 2-07 to make it two wins from two for the men from the capital.
At Senior level their winning streak was under threat from Glasgow Gaels, who cashed in on years of hard work to win the last championship in 2019 and finally dethrone the habitual winners in Connollys, but it was a return to normal service on this occasion. Running out 0-12 to 0-09 winners on the day they laid down a marker to their rivals for the biggest honour in men’s football as the two gear up for the showdown later this year, wrapping up an excellent clean sweep of titles in the process.
With the start of the championship upon us, Connollys will be the target for clubs at all levels as they look to prevent another whitewash.
PIC: RICHARD LUNDY