Last year, Downings and Glenfin were playing at opposite ends of the Championship spectrum, but fate decreed they’ve collide.
Downings 0-8 Glenfin 0-14
Glenfin, who dropped down from the senior grade last year, sealed a spot in this year’s Intermediate quarter-finals with a win over last year’s junior winners, Downings.
Glenfin were full value for a comfortable win, raking up an eight-point lead before Downings got off the mark.
Glenfin, with Stephen Carr (4) and Jason Morrow (3) leading the way, led 0-9 to 0-3 at the break.
Downings did improve in the second half, but they couldn’t get close enough and Glenfin saw county star Frank McGlynn have a second-half penalty saved by Downings netminder Conor McBride.
Scorers – Downings: Lorcan Connor 0-5, Kevin Doherty 0-2, Gary McClafferty 0-1
Glenfin: Stephen Carr 0-5, Stephen Ward, Eoin Donlon, Gary Dorrian, Jason Morrow 0-2 each, Frank McGlynn 0-1Tags: