The Connacht cup got underway with the Roscommon and District League in action writes Vincent Brookes.
Cloonfad United travelled to Galway side Killtullagh Pioneers and came out on top following a 4–2 penalty shoot-out win. The game having finished 2-2 after extra-time.
The hosts were 2–0 ahead at half-time. While Mathew Frayne pulled one back for Cloonfad the hosts restored their two goal advantage 20 minutes into the second-half.
A splendid save by the Cloonfad keeper Pauric Miskell kept his side ahead, with Darragh Flynn scoring two great goals to send the game to extra-time.
With no goals in extra-time the game went to a penalty shoot-out. Two good saves by Pauric Miskell ensured a 4–2 win for Cloonfad and a place in round two.
Ballinagare/Manor United were beaten 3–1 away to Ballisodare. The sides were well matched in the first-half but the hosts were in control in the second. Joe Bottom scored for the visitors.
Meanwhile, Ballymoe FC had a bad start in their home game against Corofin. Corofin ended up 4-3 winners.
The visitors were 3-1 ahead at half-time and while the hosts came close they just could not overturn the deficit. Damien Goggins scored two and Owen Morgan one for Ballymoe. Toto scoring three and Gerry Coen one for Corofin.
Glen Celtic advance
The Glenamaddy side Glen Celtic had an impressive 4-3 win away to Cois Fharraige. A Willie Comer penalty gave Glen Celtic a 1-0 lead.
However they conceded two before half-time and were 3-1 down with 65 minutes played. Michael Heneghan and Gavin Hegarty had the side’s level before Ryan scored the winner with five minutes remaining.
Moylough 79 travelled to Erris but were beaten 2–0 by Iorras Aonthaithe.
Skyvalley Rovers scored a comfortable 6-1 win away to Sligo Leitrim League. Cormack Moore scored two, with Eoin Keogh, Mike Donoghue, Danny Lynch and Emit Kelly adding one each for the Taughmaconnell side.
St Cuans/Ahascragh United were beaten 5 -1 away at Claremorris. The losers played well in the first half but not so well in the second period. Michelin Fogarty scored for the losers.
Roscommon and District League Round-up
In an all Roscommon and district league clash Dunmore Town scored a 5–1 win over Cam/Dysart at Dunmore. Padraig Martyn scored four and Ramann Saman one for the winners. Peter Cummins scored for Cam/Dysart.
In the Roscommon and District League Premier Division, champions Moore United were beaten 4–2 away to runners-up Boyle Celtic.
Moore got off to a good start and were a goal ahead three minutes into the game. However Ger McDermottroe equalised a few minutes later.
Callum Andrews scored two before half-time for Boyle Celtic and completed his hat trick before Moore United added their second.
St Johns Athletic and Ballinasloe Town drew 2–2 at Lecarrow. Cian Kelly gave the home side an early lead but Ryan Burke and Conor Dowd gave Ballinasloe Town a 2-1 lead at half-time. Ryan Dowling scored for the home side in the second-half.
Women's League Round-up
In the Women’s League Castlerea Celtic had a 5–1 win over Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe. It was a hard game with the visitors the more clinical in front of goal.
Castlerea Celtic were 2–0 ahead at half-time and added three more after the break. Sharon Dowd scored three, Rachel Gormley and Reece Higgins got one each for the winners with Amanda Lynch scoring for the hosts.
Meanwhile, Cam Celtic beat Boyle Celtic 6–1 at Boyle. Cam were in fine form and Rebecca Collins headed their first after five minutes of play.
Aimee O’Connor added a second a few minutes later and Katie Nolan and Aoife Coyle made it 4–0 at the break. Maeve Brogan pulled one back for Boyle but Katie Nolan and Aimee O Connor added two more for the winners.
St Cuans Ahascragh United concede their game to Shiven Rovers.
Whereas, in the reserve league Roscommon United drew 2–2 with C P Ajax at Lisnamult. Joao Markos and Barra O Shea scored for the Roscommon side.
Shiven Rovers beat Boyle 3-2 at Boyle. Darragh Murphy scored two and Mark Ward one for the winners. Aaron Calpin Declan Morris scored for Boyle Celtic.