Roscommon and District League
Round up 8th October 2023
In the Premier Division of the Roscommon and District League last seasons runners up Boyle Celtic had a 3 – 1 win over Castlerea Celtic at Boyle.
Castlerea Celtic took the lead early in the first half. Finbar Cregg had the sides level when he scored for the winners and Gerard Mc Dermottroe and Callum Andrews added two more for Boyle Celtic before the end.
The Castleplunket based C P Ajax had a good 3 – 1 win over Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe. Ballinasloe were the better side for most of the first half and Josh Mc Carthy gave them a deserved lead with twenty five played. With two minutes remaining in the first half Ryan Larkin levelled the game and for the remainder of the game C P Ajax defended well with some great play by their back four and keeper. C P Ajax brought on Dan Connolly with just five minutes of the second half played and he had an immediate impact. Twenty minutes later he out muscled the centre back and volleyed to the Ballinasloe net. With three minutes of added on time played at the end of the game Dan Connolly scored his second to secure all three points for the Castleplunket side.
The Lecarrow side St Johns Athletic had 3- 0 win over Shiven Rovers at Newbridge. Daire Keenan Jamie Tiernan and Albert Looby scored three goals in the first half for St Johns Athletic.
In the Connacht Champions Cup Moore United lost 2 – 1 at home to the Galway Premier side and Connacht Cup holders Athenry F C. The home side played well and were a goal up at half time. Liam Ryan created an opening for Charles Nevin midway through the first half and scored a fine goal Athenry equalised five minutes into the second half. Both teams had chances to score but it was Athenry who got the winner with ten minutes left to play.
In Division 1 South Kilkerrin United had a comfortable 4 – 2 win over Ballaghaderreen in their Division 1 game played at Kilkerrin. Brian Mc Dermott was easily man of the match as he scored all four goals for the winners. He volleyed the first after just five minutes of play. Vinnie Hannelly replied for the visitors just before half time with an equally good strike from distance. Brian Mc Dermott struck twice in a three minute period just after half time, one of which was from the penalty spot. Ballaghaderreen pulled one back on the hour mark through Daniel Smyth but Mc Dermott made 4 – 2 a couple of minutes later.
In a real local derby game at Onagh Park Taughmaconnell Cam Celtic/ Dysart beat Skyvalley Rovers 3 – 2 following a really close game. The home side took the lead through a Darragh Moore Penalty kick before the visitors struck twice to give them the lead. Eoin Keogh levelled the game when he scored for the home side but Cam Dysart got the winner with twenty left to play. David Cunniffe scored two and Daniel Kelly one for the winners.
St Johns Athletic beat St Cuans /Ahascragh United 4 - 0 at Ahascragh. Jordan Kennedy Patrick Tiernan David Keenan and M J O Connor scored for the winners.
Rahara Rovers remain unbeaten following a 2- 1 win over Roscommon United at Clover Park Rahara. In a keenly contested game Mark Miley opened the scoring for the home side after five minutes but Roscommon United equalised through Patryk Pietrzak just before half time. It was nip and tuck in the second half with both teams coming close to scoring. The winner came from Radar’s man of the match young Conor Kavanagh who volleyed a super goal from outside the penalty area with ten minutes remaining.
In the Connacht women’s Cup seven teams from the Roscommon and District League were down to play.
Boyle Celtic were beaten 3 – 1 at home by the Sligo side Valley Rovers. Niamh Mc Namara scored for the home side.
Kilkerrin United beat the Mayo side Killala F C 4 – 1 at Kilkerrin. Aoife Smyth Aishling Walsh Aoife Collins and Katie Mc Gann scored their goals. Shiven Rovers were beaten 3 – 0 away to the Galway side Mervue United.
Cam Celtic received a walk over Kiltimagh/ Knock united.
Ballinasloe Town conceded their game away to Castlerea Celtic.