Roscommon and District League Round-up

Nov 28, 2022 12:11 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon and District League Round-up Roscommon and District League Round-up
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Roscommon and District League Round-up

Boyle Celtic remain top of the Premier Division following an important 4–1 win over Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe.

Darren Foley gave the defending champions Boyle Celtic a 1–0 lead early in the game. Ballinasloe were level shortly afterwards thanks to a Josh McCarthy strike.

Callum Andrews restored the Boyle Celtic lead before half-time and added a second on 69 minutes. Any hopes of a Ballinasloe come back were dashed when Shane Battles added a fourth for Boyle.


Moore United are in second place, three points behind Boyle with a game in hand. They had an important 2–0 win over St Johns Athletic

It was a close game with St Johns on top in the first-half. Man-of-the-match Jack Nevin was in top form. The premier Divisions top goal scorer Charles Nevin scored twice on the break in the last 20 minutes to seal three valuable points for Moore United.

In the local derby game at Lecarrow, Castlerea Celtic snatched a late equaliser against Castleplunket side C P Ajax.


This was a real thriller with both sides feeling they should have taken all three points as the game finished 3–3. Castlerea Celtic were the better side in the first-half, taking a deserved lead after 15 minutes. Darren Clabby finished off a Jack Higgins cross.

C.P Ajax were level early in the second-half when Ryan Larkin and Darren Boyle combined, Paul Mee scored from close range.

Michael Conroy headed home a goal for Castlerea Celtic before Paul Larkin and Daniel Connolly made it 3–2 for the Castleplunket side. With the game nearly over Jonathan Hester created an opening for Oisin O’Farrell who equalised for Castlerea Celtic.


Shiven Rovers stretched their lead at the top of the Division 1 points table to six points over second placed Cam Celtic following a 3–1 win over Cam Celtic at Cam.

Joey Horan converted a penalty for Shiven with only three minutes played. Horan then latched on to a ball over the top from Adam Farrell after 30 minutes to give Shiven a 2-0 lead.

Cam Celtic pulled a goal back from a corner kick almost on the stroke of half-time. Both teams had chances to score before Adam Farrell scored a third for Shiven with an excellent free-kick with 20 minutes remaining.


Cloonfad United beat Roscommon United 4–0 in a game that was closer than the score suggested.

With the game scoreless Roscommon United missed two great chances to take the lead and also hit the post before Conor Flynn scored for the home side with thirty three played.

Shane Fagan and Darren Keadin added two more before the break and Darragh Flynn added their fourth on 62 minutes.


Ballinagare/Manor United had a hard earned 3-0 win over Ballymoe at Ballymoe and lie eight points behind the leaders they have a game in hand.

Aidan Dowd headed a Diarmuid Boylan free-kick to the Ballymoe net on 30 minutes. On 58 minutes Tom Ward created a chance for Vando who added a second. John Stokes sealed the win when he got a third with ten minutes remaining.

In Division 2 Glen Celtic and St Cuans/Ahascragh Utd drew 0 -0 at Glenamaddy.

Rahara Rovers beat Skyvalley Rovers 4-2 at Onagh Park, Taughmaconnell. All six goals came in the first-half.

Rahara scored three through the divisions  leading goal-scorer Jamie Tiernan  before Jack Downey pulled one back for the Skyvalley.

Jack Naughton sealed a win for Rahara when he added their fourth. Thomas Carey scoring a second for Skyvalley.

In the Women’s league Shiven Rovers beat league leaders Cam Celtic 4–2 at Killyan on Saturday night.

Playing with the wind in the first-half Cam took the lead after 20 minutes through Sarah O’Rourke.

With 35 minutes played a volley from Lucy Dunican was handled by a Cam defender who saw red. Dunican converted the penalty.

Just before half-time Emer Kelly restored the Cam lead, but 10 minutes into the second-half Rachel Farrell levelled the game. Muirne Kilcommins and Lucy Dunnican added two more for Shiven Rovers before the end.

Kilkerrin Utd and Castlerea Celtic drew 2–2 in their game at Kilkerrin. Shelly Taylor scored a great header and a cool finish from Sarah Diggins for Castlerea Celtic. Aoife Smyth and an own goal made up the Kilkerrin total.

Ballaghaderreen beat Ballinasloe Town 3–0 in a good game of football at Ballaghaderreen. The hosts scored all three goals in the first-half. Rebecca Finan scored two and Jessica Feeny one for the winners.

In the first ever game in reserve league Ballinagare Manor United beat Cloonfad United 5–1 at Ballinagare.

Jack Mc Dermott scored twice and Gerry Ward, Cian Galvin and Christy Dineen scored for Ballinagare. Daniel Fagan replying for Cloonfad.

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