The Premier Division of the Rosommon and District League is gradually getting into full swing and all the indications are that this season it will be a really exciting and close affair. Ballinasloe Town made it two wins out of three played when they beat Cloonfad United 2 – 1 at Cloonfad. The home side got off to the perfect start when Conor Flynn scored after two minutes. Liam Lynch, who was making his first start of the season, levelled the game after nine and J P Stephens gave them a deserved lead with fifty eight on the clock. Cloonfad were reduced to ten men with eleven left to play but despite this set back had a great chance to snatch an equaliser near the end.
Moylough 79 won one and drew one of their opening two games. They were impressive 6 – 2 winners over leaders Moore United at Moore. Before Moore woke up they were three goals behind with just fifteen played and while they improved after that period they could never make up for their poor start.
James Foley Leo Donnellan and a penalty from Patrick Kelly set Moylough on the way to an impressive win. James Byrne pulled a goal back for the home side but just before half time Michael Kelly struck a fourth for Moylough and the game as a contest was over. Leo Donnellan added his second after the break and Pierce Townsend added a sixth with Andy Nevin converting a penalty for More United.
Ballymoe F C had their first win of the season when they beat Castlerea Celtic 3 – 1 at Castlerea. The home side took an early lead but Micheal Kenny Dean Muldoon and Fergal Dowd scored for the winners in a seven minute spell early in the second half.
In Division 1 Ballinasloe Town second side have maximum points from their three games played but most of the other nine teams all fancy their chances of catching up with them as the season progresses. They beat Glen Celtic 4 – 1 at Ballinasloe. Conor Kenny scored two and Danny O Brien and Lucas Mattheus Soares Costa added one each.
Roscommon United had their first win of the season when they beat Ballinagare / Manor United at Ballinagare. The winners were on top for most of the game but missed many chances to put their oponents away. Vando Silva scored two and T Hanley added a super third for the winners with Marcos completing their scoring. Tom Ward converted a penalty kick after Joe Looby was fouled to keep the home side in the game. Gerry Ward added their second near the end.
The Castleplunket side C P Ajax missed the chance to go top of the table when beaten 2 – 1 at home by a good Dunmore Town side. Dunmore started well and were 2 – 0 up at the break. Tom Byrne and Gavin Mullarkedy headed two fine goals for the winners. The home side were a different proposition in the second half and Darren Boyle pulled a goal back on the hour mark. Only some outstanding play from the Dunmore defence kept their goal in tact and they held out to take three valuable points.
After three series of games Cam Celtic are top of the Division 2 points table with nine points. They beat Rahara Rovers 5 – 0 at Rahara in a local derby game. Gareth Mulligan is in fine scoring form and he added two more in this game. Jack Ryan Josh Carney and Gavin Byrne added one each for the winners.
Boyle Celtic and St Johns Athletic are just two points behind following wins over Dunmore and Roscommon United respectively.
Boyle won 4 – 0 with Stephen Connolly scoring two and Conor Deery and Declan Morris adding one each.
St. John's were a goal behind to Dunmore but struck twice in the second half to win 2 – 1. Dean Mooney gave Dunmore the lead and Jamie Tiernan and Aaron Martin replied for the winners.
In the Quarter – Finals of the Masters Cup Castlerea Celtic beat Strokestown United 4 – 0 at Strokestown.