Roscommon and district league round-up

Feb 26, 2024 17:37 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon and district league round-up
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Roscommon and District league round-up 25th February

Moore United are through to the fifth round of the Connacht Cup.

Moore scored a 2–1 win over the Galway League Championship Leaders University of Galway at Falty Park Moore.

The visitors were in front by way of an own goal on 23 minutes. However, the Galway side were level 10 minutes later.


Moore continued to dominate and were rewarded when Shane Dunning scored the winner on 69 minutes.

Ballaghaderreen FC failed to advance to Round five when they were beaten 9-8 in a penalty shootout against Mayo Super League side Ballyheane at Ballaghaderreen.

The sides were level at 2–2 at the end of normal time and 3–3 at the end of extra-time with every player taking penalty kicks.


Whereas, Dylan Stephenson and Nathan Reilly Doyle had Ballyheane 2–0 up, two minutes into the second-half.

However, Cian Hanley scored a superb goal for the hosts and Thomas Greene levelled the game with two minutes of normal time remaining.

Indeed, Jack Tuffy restored the Ballyheane lead two minutes into the first period of extra-time and Danny Browne sent the game to a penalty shoot-out, having landed the equaliser.


In Round three, Division one side Dunmore Town were beaten 2–1 by the Galway Primied side Maree/Oranmore.

Connacht Shield

In the second round of the Connacht Shield, Cloonfad United had an impressive 3–1 win over the Galway Championship side West United at Cloonfad. Conor Flynn was man-of-the-match, scoring all three goals for Cloonfad.


St Johns Athletic were beaten by Galway Championship side Corrb Celtic 2-1 at Annaghdown. Simon Leonard scored for St Johns.

Division 1 side Glen Celtic had a 3-0 win over the Mayo Division 1 side Killala FC at Glenamaddy.

The game was over as a contest at half-time with the hosts 3–0 up. Mac Dara Geraghty, Darragh Keaveney and an own goal for Glen Celtic.


Whereas, Boyle Celtic had a comfortable 5–0 win over the Mayo Premier Side Ballyheane. Michael Corrigan opened the scoring and Callum Andrews added two more. Edwin George and Darren Foley added one each.

The Castleplunket side CP Ajax faced the Galway Premier Side, Galway Hibs at Galway, losing out 3-1. Whereas, Ballinagare/Manor received a walk-over against Castlebar Town.

Ballinasloe Town travelled to the Galway Division 1 side Cregmore/Claregalway. A clash of colours and a referee in no mood for compromise meant the game did not get played much to the annoyance of both teams.

Reserve Division

In the Reserve Division Skyvalley Rovers beat Shiven Rovers at Onagh Park Taughmaconnell. Darragh Moore, Jack Moore and Danny Lynch scored their goals.

Ballinagare/Manor United beat Roscommon United 4 -2 at Roscommon. Aaron Dowd scored twice with Jamie Burke and Charlie Stokes added one each. Diarmuid Mulry and Shane Doolin replied for the losers.

Women's League

In the Women’s League, Ballaghaderreen beat Castlerea Celtic 3–2 at Ballaghaderreen.

Indeed, Castlerea Celtic came from behind on two occasions and were unlucky not to get something out of the game.

Rebecca Finan, Caoimhe Feeney and Jessica Feeney scored for Ballaghaderreen. Rachel Gormley and Sarah Diggins scoring for the Castlerea Celtic side.

Shiven Rovers were made to battle all the way before beating Kilkerrin United 2–1 at Newbridge. Indeed, Caitlin Boyle gave Kilkerrin a 1–0 half-time lead.

Laura Farrell had the side’s level with 68 minutes played. Ciara Lally scored the winner with six minutes remaining.

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