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Roscommon and District League Round-up

Sep 26, 2022 12:09 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon and District League Round-up Roscommon and District League Round-up
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FAI Junior Cup round one takes centre stage

The FAI Junior Cup first round was a day of mixed fortunes for teams from the Roscommon and District League.

St Johns Athletic travelled to Sligo Super League side Ballisodare Town and came away with an impressive 4–1 win.

The Lecarrow side were quickly into their stride, Simon Leonard and two from Aaron Flaherty gave them a 3–0 lead after 30 minutes. The hosts pulled a goal back before the break, but any hopes of a comeback were quickly dashed when Christopher Hurley added a fourth for St Johns.

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Ballaghaderreen faced a tough task facing a strong Castlebar Celtic at Ballaghaderreen. The hosts took an early lead through Ben Feeley. However the visitors gradually took control and finished 5–2 winners. Keelin Feeley added a second for the home side.

Boyle Celtic were comfortable 8-1 winners over the Sligo side Coolaney United. Louis Garvin and Callum Andrews scored three each and Joseph Walsh and Darren Foley added one each.

Division 1 side Cloonfad travelled to the Mayo Super League side Manulla United. While the hosts were 3–1 ahead just after half-time a very young Cloonfad United side never gave up and eventually lost on a 4–2.

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Jack Reinhardt and Darren Keadin had Cloonfad United just a goal behind with five minutes remaining, but the hosts scored a fourth from the penalty spot.

Moore United travelled to Mayo Premier Division side Conn Rangers. After a good comeback they were eventually beaten 4–2.

The hosts went into a 3–0 lead with missed chances costing Moore dearly. Eventually they made a comeback with goals from David Griffin and Charles Nevin making it 3–2. Moore had a shot come back off the cross-bar before the hosts added a fourth near the end.

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Premier side Ballinasloe Town beat Kiltimagh/Knock United 5-2 at Ballinasloe. The hosts were the better team but found it difficult to shake off the Mayo Premier Division side. Young Jordan Carr scored twice, Josh McCarthy Ryan and Burke one each. A Garry Canavan special secured Ballinasloe Town’s a place in the second round.

Roscommon & District League results

In the Premier Division both Kilkerrin United and Castlerea Celtic picked up their first point of the season, drawing 2-2 at Kilkerrin in an entertaining game.

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Castlerea Celtic took the lead with ten minutes played through Brendan Pacey. Oisin Keane on his debut levelled the game within a minute.

Five minutes before half-time Castlerea Celtic restored their advantage when Brendan Pacey added his second, Damien Mahon replied for the hosts with a header from a corner-kick. Both teams had chances to win the game in an entertaining second half but had to settle for a draw.

The Castleplunket side C.P Ajax had an impressive 2–0 win away to Skyvalley Rovers. The Hanley and Boyle brothers were in top form, C.P always seemed like taking the three points.

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With ten minutes played a Paul Mee corner kick, which was volleyed to the Skyvalley net. Just after the restart Paul Mee scored a spectacular goal from outside the home penalty area.

In Division 1 Dysart went top of the Division following a 5-4 win over Ballymoe at Dysart. The hosts were 3–0 down at half-time, but a great second-half resulted in an impressive win.

James Goose and Conor Dolan scored two each and Peter Cummins one for the winners. David Swift scored two and Damien Goggins and Mark Kilcommins one each for the Ballymoe side.

Dunmore Town had their first win of the season when they beat Cam Celtic 2–1 at Dunmore. Gareth Mulligan scored for Cam Celtic midway through the first-half.

Dunmore won and converted a penalty kick through Declan Forde ten minutes into the second-half. With almost the last kick of the game Ben Glynn scored the winner for Dunmore Town.

Ballinasloe Town won their first points of the season when they beat Roscommon United 3–1 at Ballinasloe. Petrut Girlamau, Dylan Keane and Cameron O Leary gave the hosts a 3-0 lead early in the game.

A much improved performance resulted in the Roscommon side pulling one back through Izidro Ribas but the hosts held on to take all three points.

In the only game played in Division 2 St Cuans/Ahascragh United beat Dunmore Town second side, 7–1 at Ahascragh, to go top of the points table. Kenny English scored four, Simon Leonard two and Liam O Connor one for the winners.

Women's senior league

In the Women’s senior League Cam Celtic beat Castlerea Celtic in a seven goal thriller at Cam.

The hosts started brighter, Alaine Morris and Grace Hannon firing Cam into a two goal lead. However the visitors were soon level thanks to well taken goals from Shelly Taylor and Rachel Gormley.

Rebecca Collins and Sarah O’Rourke restored Cam two goal advantage early in the second-half.  Sarah Diggins pulled a goal back for the visitors with five minutes remaining.

Kilkerrin United had an impressive 4–1 win over Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe. Samantha Fahy scored twice, Aisling Costello and Aoife Smyth scored one each for Kilkerrin. Cassie Finnerty replied for Ballinasloe.

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