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Roscommon and district league round-up

Apr 17, 2023 13:31 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon and district league round-up
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Roscommon and District League Round Up 16th April 2023.

Cloonfad United bowed out at the quarter-final stages, beaten 2–1 by Sligo Super league side Strand Celtic at Cloonfad.

Roscommon and District League Division 1 side Cloonfad took the lead through Conor Flynn after 14 minutes of play. The Sligo side were level within a minute of the second-half restart through Conor McKeon. Niall McDermott got the winner with seven minutes remaining.

Ballinasloe Town advanced to the premier division cup final following a comfortable 4-1 win over St. Johns Athletic at Lecarrow. Nemanja Saspovic and Josh McCarthy gave the winners a 2-0 win at half-time. Josh McCarthy added two more after the break. Daire Keenan converted a penalty for St. John’s.

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In the quarter-finals, Ballinasloe Town beat Kilkerrin United 2-1 at Ballinasloe. Ryan Burke and Josh McCarthy gave the hosts a 2–0 lead with John Miskell responding for Kilkerrin.

Ballinasloe Town will play Ballaghaderreen in the final following their 3–0 win over Boyle Celtic at Ballaghaderreen. The sides were well matched in the first-half with few real chances created.

Ballaghaderreen finally broke the deadlock when Cormack Rushe created a chance for Christopher Dunne who headed Ballaghaderreen into the lead. Rushe added a second and with 10 minutes remaining, Danny Browne set-up Cathal Horan to seal victory and a place in the final.

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Division One Cup

Ballinagare/Manor United are through to the Division 1 Cup final following a 6–0 win over Ballinasloe Town “B “at Ballinagare.

Power house midfielder Aidan Dowd with the help of Vando scored three first-half goals for Ballinagare/Maor. John Stokes added a fourth on the hour. Seven minutes later Alan Keane got on the end of a Stokes corner-kick, for his first goal of the season. With 14 minutes remaining, Thomas Ward created an opening for Stokes who scored his second goal of the game.

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Shiven Rovers will play Ballinagare/Manor United in the final after they had a penalty shoot-out win over Ballymoe F.C. at Newbridge. While Shiven Rovers were slightly the better side, Ballymoe had a great chance near the end of extra-time to win the game and avoid the dreaded penalty shootout.

Keith Murphy gave Shiven Rovers the lead on 50 minutes and Dan Malone levelled the game with 15 minutes of normal time remaining. With no more goals scored the game went to a penalty shootout with Shiven coming out on top on a 5-4 score line.

Women's League

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The race for the Women’s championship is really close with Cam Celtic and Kilkerrin United in a major battle for the title.

Kilkerrin United beat Cam Celtic 3–1 earlier in the week at Kilkerrin and they travel to Shiven Rovers in the last league game. Should Kilkerrin win this game they will play Cam Celtic at a neutral venue to decide who will be Roscommon and District League Champions.

Caitlin Boyle converted two penalties and Katelyn Mee added a third in their 3–1 win over Cam Celtic.

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In the FAI Women’s Amateur Shield Kilkerrin United had a stunning 4–0 win over the Galway side Athenry F.C. at Athenry. Lynsey Noone scored all four goals for the Kilkerrin side.

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