RDFL ROUND UP 01/10/23

By Thomas Fitzpatrick


Roscommon & District League
Round up 1st October 2023
The Roscommon & District League team were beaten 2 – 0 at Lecarrow in their first outing in this seasons Oscar Traynor Cup competition. While the outcome was disappointing they still have a chance of qualifying for the play offs but they now have to get something from their away games with the Mayo League and the Sligo / Leitrim league. The Galway side were on top for the first twenty minutes of the game but for the remainder of the half the sides were well matched. However the second started on a very bad note as the home side were a goal behind in less than two minutes . Galway won a free kick outside the Roscommon and District League penalty area. Adam Duffys free kick was parried by Adam Mc Manus but the ball rebounded to Parraic Cunningham who was taken down by Mc Manus. Cunningham picked himself up and converted the spot kick. The losers came within inches of getting an equaliser with sixty five but Charles Nevins volley just crept wide with the keeper well beaten. Four minutes later Galway sealed the win when good work on the wing saw the ball reach Savio Silmote crated an opening for substitute Cole Comoly who headed home from close range.

Elsewhere Cloonfad United remain unbeaten in Division 1 following a hard earned 2 – 1win away to Ballymoe F C.
Daithi Gannon gave Cloonfad United a 1 – 0 lead after fifteen minutes but Damien Goggins levelled the game seven minutes later.
Cloonfad missed from the penalty spot with thirty nine played but did take the lead again through Jack Reinhardt with sixty eight minutes played. Ballymoe went all out for an equaliser but were guilty of some terrible misses and paid the price as Cloonfad went away with all three points.

Ballinagare / Manor United had an impressive 7 – 1win over Dunmore Town at Ballinagare. Gerry Ward scored four and Alan Keane Jason Mc Carthy and Aaron Dowd one each.

The Glenamaddy side Glen Celtic beat Ballaghaderreen 2 – 1 at Ballaghaderreen also in Division 1. Glen Celtic came from behind with Josh Gemmell levelling the game. Ryan Mc Hugh headed a corner kick to the net to win all 3 points for Glen Celtic.

Skyvalley Rovers and Roscommon United were involved in a real struggle for points in their game played at Onagh Park Taughmaconnell. The game was finely balanced until the closing tem minutes when Skyvalley Rovers scored two goals to give them a 4 – 2 win.
With twenty seven played Skyvalley Rovers were awarded a penalty kick following a hand ball. Ethan Nkololo converted the spot kick . Ten minutes later Patryk levelled the game with a good volley.
With four minutes left to play in the first dalf Danny Lynch volleyed to the Roscommon United net following good work by Ethan Nkololo.
The vistors levelled the game with sixty two played. Connie Regan got on the end of a Daz Mainwaring free kick.
Both teams had chances before Keelan Galvin headed a Darragh Moore cross to the Roscommon United net with ten minutes remaining. With the visitors pushing forward Jack Moore added a fourth for the winners following a neat pass from Johns Moore and hs side held out to take all three points.

In their first game of the season Rahara Rovers drew 0 – 0 with Moylough 79 in a game played at Rahara. While Rahara created the better chances they just could not break down a good Moylough defence that have yet to concede a goal in their three opening games Their keeper Thomas Shaughnessy played a big part of in that achievement.

In the Women’s League Boyle Celtic had a 4 – 2 win away to Kilkerrin United. Maeve Brogan and Leah Mc Cawley scored two each for the winners and Ciara Boyle and Samantha Fahy replied for Kilkerrin United.

Cam Celtic beat Castlerea Celtic 7 – 1 at Cam. Marian Nolan scored four Aimee O Connor Aoife Coyle and Katie Mc Donnell scored for Cam Celtic.

Shiven Rovers beat Ballinasloe Town 4 – 0 at Newbridge. Sarah Gavin opened the scoring after fifteen minutes with a well struck free kick. Lucy Dunican added a second before half time. Sophie Trayers and Sarah Gavin added two more in the last five minutes of the game.

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