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Roscommon and district league round-up

Apr 3, 2023 15:58 By Shannonside Sport
Roscommon and district league round-up
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Roscommon and district league round-up April 2

In the Joes Bar sponsored Challenge Cup holders Shiven Rovers bowed out of this season’s competition, losing on penalties to premier division side Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe.

In a really close game Shiven Rovers held their own despite being reduced to ten men with 75-minutes played following two yellow cards.

There were no goals scored in normal or extra-time.The resultant penalty shootout saw Ballinasloe Town came out on top, 4–2.

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Moore United faced a very difficult game away to Ballaghaderreen. While they came out on top it did require extra-time before Moore United advanced to the quarter-finals.

In an eight goal thriller Moore looked comfortable when 2–0 up at the break. After Jack Nevin and Josh Lennon scored in the first ten minutes.

Peter Horan pulled one back for Ballaghaderreen early in second-half but Jack Nevin restored Moore’s two goal advantage. Danny Browne made it 3–2, with ten minutes remaining Peter Horan scored again for Ballaghaderreen. Graham Petit and Charles Nevin added two more for Moore united in extra-time.

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Skyvalley Rovers advanced to the quarter-finals following a 4–3 extra-time win over the Castleplunket side C P Ajax. Both teams gave it their all and the game could have gone either way.

Pedro gave the Castleplunket side an early lead but Danny Lynch levelled the game after 20-minutes.

Patrick Gonsacves restored the visitors lead but Eoin Keogh had the side’s level at half-time. Cathal Kelly got a deserved third for the hosts, but with time running out Evan Flynn levelled the game.

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With just three minutes remaining in extra-time Conal Moore’s corner-kick was headed powerfully to the C P Ajax net by Danny Lynch as Castleplunket held out for a place in Round four.

Moylough 79 are also through to the fifth round thanks to a 5–0 win at home to Kilkerrin United. Leo Donnellan opened the scoring after 25-minutes. Michael Mulligan and Cathal Donnellan scored two more early in the second-half. Michael Mulligan added a brace near the end of the game.

Division 1 side Cloonfad United continued their fine run of form when they beat Premier side St Johns Athletic 2–0 at Cloonfad. The hosts were the better side throughout, but did not seal the win until almost the last kick of the ball.

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Darragh Flynn broke the dead lock on 59-minutes and his brother Conor Flynn sealed the win two minutes into injury time.

League Action

In league division 1 Ballinagare Manor United picked up three points with a 4–0 win over Rahara Rovers at Rahara. Thomas Ward scored a hat-trick and Patrick O’Connor the other.

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Dunmore Town are through to the challenge shield semi-final following a 3–1 win over Rahara Rovers at Rahara. Dunmore were 3–0 up before the hosts pulled a goal back through Shane McCormack. Ballinasloe Town B received a walk over St Johns Athletic second side.

Women's League

In the Women’s League Boyle Celtic were comfortable 6-1 winners over Ballaghaderreen at Ballaghaderreen. Katie Walsh scored four and Ciara Byrne and Sinead O’Donoghue one each for the winners.

In the reserve Division Moore United look set for the title when they beat Ballinagare Manor United 3-1 at Moore. David Griffin scored a fine goal to give Moore an early lead.

Thomas Ward equalised at the break. Shane Kenny headed a Michael McManus cross to the visitors net early in the second-half and David Griffin added his second following a Shane Kenny header to seal the win.

Glenamaddy side Glen Celtic under-14 girl’s side are through to the Connacht final following a brilliant 1-0 win over Galway side Salthill Devon at their Galway base.

Preview: Boyle Celtic v Moore United

Next Sunday at the Roscommon and District League grounds at Lecarrow, Boyle Celtic will meet Moore United to decide who will be this seasons Premier Division champions.

Boyle Celtic go into this game one point better off than Moore United having 29 points from 12 games and only need a draw to retain the premier division title. They have only lost one league game all season and area very good side.

Moore United have lost just two league games all season and have consistently played well. Charles Nevin is the premier division leading goal scorer having scored 19 goals for his side and is a really talented player.

Josh Lennon and Jack Nevin are also capable of scoring vital goals for their side and they could cause problems for the Boyle defence. The experienced Michael Corrigan will lead the Boyle Celtic attack and with Callum Andrews and Shane Battles they will be hard to stop.

When the sides played in the premier division cup a couple of weeks ago the game went all the way to a penalty shootout before Boyle advanced to the next round.

While Sunday’s game will be decided in normal time it is very difficult to predict an outcome.

Kick-off at Lecarrow is 2pm.

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