Permutations | Semi-final places yet to be decided as we reach the final round of SFC group stages

There are still knockout places up for grabs in group one and two of the SFC.

As we reach the final destination in the group stages of the Limerick Senior Football Championship, there are still a number of places yet to be decided.

In group one, high-flying Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s will do battle for a place in the semi-final with a win good enough for either side to qualify for the semis. Monaleen and Claughaun can still claim a quarter-final place while Galbally and Oola fight for their survival.

Group two sees a similar trend, with two unbeaten teams slugging it out for a semi-final place as St. Kieran’s and Adare do battle. There’s a triple threat for the second quarter-final place however with KP, Ballysteen and Galtee Gaels all eligible for the final spot. Ballyanders will contest the relegation final regardless of results.

The final round games take place this weekend with group two’s games taking place at 4pm on Saturday while group one draws the curtain on the group stages with all games throwing in at 4pm the following day.

See permutations below:

Group One

Newcastle West – Already qualified for quarter-finals. A win/draw against Fr. Caseys means the side will qualify for the semi-finals. A loss will result in Fr. Casey’s taking the semi-final spot.

Fr. Casey’s – Already qualified for the quarter-finals. Must win against Newcastle West to qualify straight to the semi-final. Any other result means the side remain in the quarter-finals while NCW go to the semis.

Monaleen – Straight shoot-out with Claughaun for the second quarter-final place. A win/draw will be enough for the side but a loss will eliminate them from the competition.

Claughaun – Currently sit on three points compared to Monaleen’s four. Must win to put their name in the hat for the quarter-final but any other result won’t be enough to progress.

Galbally – A win/draw against Oola ensures their safety from playing in a relegation play-off. If the side lose however they will set up a tie against group two’s Ballylanders who are already assured of their place in the play-off.

Oola – Currently sit on zero points. Must win to avoid a relegation play-off but will be facing Ballylanders if they lose/draw.

Group Two

Adare – Similar to the top two of group one, a win/draw for Adare against second placed St. Kieran’s will send them straight to the semi-finals. A loss will mean the side will have to settle with a quarter-final place.

St. Kieran’s – Already qualified for the quarter-finals but can go straight to the semis if they beat Adare. Any other result and it’s a quarter-final tie for the second placed side.

Kildimo Pallaskenry – Have the upper-hand compared to the other two sides on three points. A win against Ballysteen would be enough for the side to qualify for the quarter-finals unles there is a huge swing of points as they sit on (+14) compared to Galtee Gaels (-13). A draw would be enough, provided that Galtee Gaels lose to Ballylanders. A loss would see them miss out on the quarter-finals.

Ballysteen – Must win against KP to qualify. If they win and Galtee Gaels also win, Galtee Gaels will go through on head-to-head. Any other result won’t be enough for the West side.

Galtee Gaels – Still in with a shout to qualify for the knockouts. If they win and KP lose/draw, Galtee will go through. A draw won’t be enough for the side, regardless of the result in the other game and a loss would ensure the same.

Ballylanders – Already in the relegation play-off with no points to their name.

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