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Roscommon and District League round-up

Nov 21, 2022 16:11 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon and District League round-up Roscommon and District League round-up
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Roscommon and District League round-up November 20

Boyle Celtic lead Roscommon and District League Premier Division following a 3–2 win over Castlerea Celtic at Boyle.

The visitors took an early lead but the ever reliable Michael Corrigan soon scored an equaliser.

Darren Foley gave Boyle a 2–1 half-time lead but Castlerea Celtic levelled early in the second-half. A Dessie Carlos corner-kick found its way to the Castlerea Celtic net midway through the second-half. Boyle held on for all three points.

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The Castleplunket side C P Ajax had an impressive 1–0 win over last season’s runners-up Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe. They are now second in the table, one point behind leaders Boyle.

Ajax had two great chances to take the lead in the first-half but failed to score. The talented Paul Mee volleyed a fine goal after an hour. The Castleplunket side defended well to take all three points there-in.

Moore United are very much in the title race after a comfortable 4–0 win over Skyvalley Rovers at Taughmaconnell.

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Moore are three points behind Boyle but with a game in hand. The sides were reasonably well matched for the first 30 minutes, Skyvalley then conceded three soft goals before half-time. Charles Nevin, Josh Lennon and Liam Ryan scored the goals.

After the break Skyvalley had a couple of good chances to get back in the game before Charles Nevin got his second near the end.

In the lower half of the Premier Division, Ballaghaderreen F C had an important 4–1 win over Kilkerrin United at Ballaghaderreen.

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Brian Miskell gave Kilkerrin a 1–0 lead after five minutes, but Danny Browne scored twice for the hosts before half-time. Usama Israr and Cathal Horan added two more after the break to give the hosts a comfortable win.

Division One

Shiven Rovers remain top of Division one following a 7–0 win over Dysart at Newbridge. The talented hosts got off to a great start and were 6–0 ahead at the break. Keith Murphy scored three, Daragh Nolan and Adam Farrell scored two each for the winners.

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Cam Celtic are in second place three points behind the Shiven. They beat Ballinasloe Towns second side 3–1.

Played in ideal conditions at Brideswell, the hosts were first to score with an excellent free-kick from outside the box by Jack McDonnell.

This was followed 10 minutes later with an excellent header to the roof of the net by attacking midfielder Robbie Fallon. Cam led 2-0 at half-time. Ballinasloe started the second-half better and were beginning to dominate at midfield and a mix up in the Cam defence resulted in the ball beating the outstretched hand of helpless keeper Billy McDonnell.

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Following the introduction of some fresh legs to the hosts midfield helped them get a grip and they finished with a further score from an excellent headed goal from a corner by Gareth Mulligan to leave the final score Cam Celtic 3 Ballinasloe B 1.

Cloonfad United and Ballinagare/ Manor United drew 1-1 at Cloonfad. The visitors came closest to scoring on two occasions but it was Cloonfad United who took the lead on 64 minutes through Luke McDermott.

Ballinagare/Manor United never gave up and Vando had a volley that came back off the cross-bar. On 85 minutes a 20-meter Paul Kenny volley was diverted to the Cloonfad United net by the talented Vando.

In the only game due to be played in Division 2 Glen Celtic closed the gap on leaders St Cuans Ahascragh United to three points with a 2–1 win over Dunmore B at Dunmore. Jonathan Harte and Willie Comer with Glen’s goals.

Women's Connacht Cup

In the second round of the Women’s Connacht Cup, Roscommon and District League side Kilkerrin United had an impressive 3–0 win over Dynamo Blues at Tuam.

Sarah Ward, Caitlin Boyle and Samantha Fahy gave the Kilkerrin side a 3-0 half-time lead and they were always in control for the remainder of the game.

Castlerea Celtic were beaten 4–0 at home by the Mayo side Manulla FC. Jess Nolan rocked the home side with two early goals for the visitors and was instrumental in the next two before half-time.

The Castlerea Celtic girls who lacked the experience of the visitors were much better in the second-half and will have learned from this experience.

In the Women’s League Ballaghaderreen Fc beat St Cuans Ahascragh United 8-2 at Ahascragh. Sinead Daly scored both goals for United.

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