Roscommon and District League Round Up

Dec 5, 2022 17:29 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon and District League Round Up
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Roscommon and District League Round Up December fifth

Moore United share the lead of the Roscommon and District League Premier Division following an impressive 4–0 win over Kilkerrin United

It would always be a tricky game for Moore, but with Charles Nevin in top form they secured three points.

Adam McManus created an opening for Charles Nevin to score an early goal. Nevin added a second before half-time following good work from Josh Lennon. Nevin brought his league tally to 17 when he added two more after the break.


Ballinasloe Town met St. Johns Athletic in Lecarrow; a game which was vital for both teams should they hope to catch leaders, Moore.

While Ballinasloe were the better side in the first-half they were behind after just two minutes, Chris Hurley scoring for the hosts.

Within two minutes Niall Stack had the side’s level and six minutes later Nemanja Saspovich added a second for the Town side.


Early in the second-half Nemanja Saspovich made it 3–1 for Ballinasloe and despite a spirited fight back by St. Johns, Ballinasloe held for victory and are now in fourth place four pints behind the leaders.

In Division 1, Cloonfad United picked up three points from their home game with Dunmore Town and are now in second place; five points behind leaders Shiven Rovers.

With nine minutes played Dunmore conceded an own goal. Five minutes later Darren Keadin added a second with a super lob over the Dunmore Keeper.


Substitute Robert Heneghan made it 3–0 with his first touch. With nine minutes remaining Conor Flynn volleyed-in his ninth league goal of the season to give Cloonfad a comfortable 4–0 win.

In the only game played in Division 2, Rahara Rovers edged a point clear at the top of the table when they drew 1–1 with St. Johns Athletic at Rahara.

St Johns looked like taking all three points when Jordan Kennedy scored with three minutes of added time played. However Paul Flaherty snatched a deserved equaliser with almost the last kick of the game.


Women’s League

In the Women’s League Cam Celtic pulled off a good 4-3 win away to Ballaghaderreen.

The hosts were first to score through Rebecca Finnan after 10 minutes. Allanagh McGreal added a second for Ballaghaderreen on 30 minutes.


Cam were much better after the break and Rebecca Collins pulled an early goal back. Sarah O’Rourke scored two for Cam before Tara Phillips scored again for the home side. Grace Hannon scored the winner for Cam Celtic in a really tight and sporting game.

Boyle Celtic are in second place in the league, five points behind the leaders with a game less played. They travelled to Ballinasloe and came away with a 3–0 win.

Angela Brett Sheridan Takahara and Katie Hannon scored their goals.

Castlerea Celtic are just a point further back but have two more games played. They beat St Cuans / Ahascragh United 5-0. The visitors led 3–0 at half-time. Rachel Gormley landed a hat-trick, Shelly Taylor and Clodagh Diggins added the other two.

An improving Shiven Rovers had a hard earned 2–0 win over Colemanstown at Newbridge. Laura Farrell opened the scoring for Shiven on 14 minutes.

Two minutes later Leah Heavey worked her way down the left-wing before volleying to the Colemanstown net. Both defences were on top for the remainder of the game.

In the Reserve League Moore United made it two wins out of two. Earlier in the week they beat Shiven Rovers 2–1 at Moore and then travelled to Cloonfad United and won 3–0.

Against Shiven, Emmett Kenny scored after six minutes. Silvestre Zwierzkic replied for Shiven before half-time. Andy Hussey scored the winner for Moore in the second-half.

Andy Hussey headed a Shane Kenny cross home after 20 minutes away to Cloonfad United. Paul Whelan added a second before half time following good work by Luke Dolan.

Andy Hussey scored their third following good work by Shane Kenny and Luke Dolan.

In an eight goal thriller at Newbridge Shiven Rovers snatched a late equaliser against Ballinagare Manor United.

Joe Horan scored two and Silvestre Zwierzkic and Eoin Browne added one each for Shiven Rovers with Christy Dineen converting a penalty before Patrick O Connor got a hat trick for Ballinagare/Manor United.

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