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Aughanagh bag big win over Cliffoney to move into second spot in Super League


AUGHANAGH CELTIC move into second spot on the leader board with a massive win at home to Cliffoney Celtic in the Southern Hotel Sligo Super League.

Cliffoney Celtic lead at the break by a goal after Alan Gregg and Gary O’Connor each scored a goal. Aughanagh stayed in touch with a fine goal from Tomas Taheny.

The second half became a one side affair with Aughanagh Celtic upping the tempo Darragh Hailstones equalising, Dylan Mc Dermott putting Aughanagh Celtic ahead, then a penalty from Stephen Craig, a second for Tomas Taheny and minutes from time Daniel Willis completed the rally with a sixth goal for a high flying Aughanagh Celtic.

Leitrim Kingpins Manorhamilton Rangers welcomed Ballisodare United to the Bee Park and what a game we had that eventually seen Manor shine through by the odd goal in seven it what was a cracker of a game.

On five minutes Alan Hickey opened the account for Manor Rangers. Ballisodare United were level seven minutes later when Darragh Healy equalised with the first goal of his hat trick.  Manor then went into over drive Paul Logan giving them the lead on twenty-five minutes and two minutes later Shane Walsh netted the third goal for Manor and just before half time it was four goals to one when Seamus Ryder hit the back of the Ballisodare net.

It looked all over but the Boys from Ballisodare rallied with Darragh Healy hitting two more goals his second on seventy-five minutes and his third goal seven minutes from time.

Ballisodare threw everything at Manor Rangers even hitting the crossbar near the end in a game they should have taken something from, but it was not to be and Manor are now in third place after only four games a brilliant start to their season.

St Johns have waited a long while to record their first win but they did it in style at home on the Astro at Cleveragh against the young guns of Strand Celtic.

Matthew Oates gave st Johns the lead on fifth teen minutes with Strand bouncing back seven minutes later thanks to Daniel Gray Hargadon. St Johns restored order three minutes later when Paddy Watters fired them ahead. Then four minutes from the break St Johns were awarded a penalty by referee Stephen Fallon, this was dispatched by Matthew Oates and St Johns were flying.

Strand came right back into the fray ten minutes into the second half when Daniel Gray Hargadon scored again to bring Strand within a goal of their rivals. Any such thoughts came crashing down on sixty seven minutes with Matthew Oates hitting the fourth goal for St Johns and his hat trick.

Ten Minutes later Conor Brennan powered home the fifth goal for St Johns and Strand replied once more with a goal from Conor Mc Keon. The only damper on the day for St Johns was the Red Card for Joe Likindje and Manager James Hannigan but despite having only ten men and minus a manager St Johns deservingly took all three points.

Real Tubber moved their game against Gurteen Celtic to the new Astro facilities at Ballisodare and it proved a wise move hitting Gurteen Celtic for five without reply in the Sligo Pallets Premier League. Real Tubber were ahead by three goals at the break with strikes from Cian Ginty, Eoin Walsh and Seimidh O Baoighill. The second half had a similar story with Matthew Mulhern and Jack Walsh bagging a goal each to wrap up a good day’s work for the Tubber Boys.

Arrow Harps made their trip to Hazelwood a profitable one winning by four goals to two against Calry Bohs. Arrow Harps were ahead at the break by the odd goal in three thanks to strikes from Luke Flynn and Niall Whelan with Calry Bohs replying with a good effort from Cahill Fitzpatrick.

Calry Bohs were right back in the game minutes into the second half when Mamoud Mansaray fired home and it was game on. However, Arrow Harps were in no mood to surrender and twenty minutes later it was all over with a goal from Ryan Mc

Kenna and Cian Mc Dermott insuring all three points for Arrow Harps.

Coolaney United move into mid table after their excellent win at home to visitors Yeats United. Ten minutes into the game and Ciaran Mc Murray gave Coolaney the lead and fourteen minutes later it was two nil courtesy of a penalty kick converted by Stanley Harte.

The second half seen Yeats United rally and they were rewarded on seventy minutes when Eoghan Doherty scored. Yeats went on all-out attack in search of that elusive equaliser and were hit by a third goal five minutes from time when Ciaran Mc Murray again stepped up and score that secured all three points for Coolaney United.

Chaffpool United went down by the odd goal in seven at home to well drilled Carrick Town. The sides were level at three goals each at the break the Pool scoring with goals from Paul Connolly, Declan Walsh and Thomas Meehan. The Town responding with strikes from Stephen Mc Laughlin who scored two goals and Colm O Hagan.

The vital goal came twenty-five minutes from time with Shane Walsh on hand to rattle the back of the Pool net and take all three points for The Town.

Thank You:

Sligo Rovers have very kindly allowed us to do a bucket collection at Saturday nights game v Derry City. The Bucket Collection raised €637.80 and a sincere Thank You to all who supported our efforts and in particular to the collectors.
Owen and Philip Mc Laughlin, Robert, Leah Cian, Frank, Nicole, Emma Jane, and Ross Kennedy. John Loftus, Glen Gilmartin, Tara Morrison and Uilleann Harte. All monies collected go directly to the Dialysis Unit at Sligo University Hospital.

Fixtures Update:

Sunday 27th October Bank Holiday weekend Connacht Cup fixtures Only:

Sunday 3rd November Closed Day as per instructions of the Football Association of Ireland.

 The Extra.ie FAI Senior Cup and the Só Hotels FAI Women’s Senior Cup will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday 3rd November, 2019.

This is a key date in the domestic football calendar. Accordingly, the FAI Board of Management have designated 03 November as a closed ay for all football under the jurisdiction of the Football Association of Ireland.

 This initiative is intended to allow members of the football family from all over the country the opportunity to attend the finals and all leagues are requested not to arrange fixtures on this date.

The above should allow all clubs to plan any events and please note no postponements will be entertained from the 3rd November till close of fixture’s after the 14th December.


On behalf of the Sligo branch of the Irish Soccer Referee’s committee and all our affiliates it’s with great honour and delight to announce that Miss Emma Cleary Lisnabrack, Manorhamilton Co Leitrim has been appointed as 4th official for the upcoming Só Hotels FAI Women’s Senior Cup Final to be played on the 3rd November in the Aviva stadium Dublin

This is great credit to Emma for her diligence and application to referring over the seasons and to the Sligo Branch ISRS who nurtured and supported this great talent.

All our clubs, referees, affiliates and indeed everyone involved in the sport all wish Emma a most successful and enjoyable Final.


Red Cards issued today see’s an Automatic One Match Suspension for the players in their next league game fined €30 payable within 7 days to League Treasurer Robert Kennedy 69 Cloondara Ballisodare Co. Sligo.

Joe Likindje St Johns FC suspended for his next League fixture fined €30 and severely cautioned as to his future conduct. (2nd Yellow Card)

James Hannigan Manager St Johns FC fined €100 and severely cautioned as to his future conduct. (Personal abuse to Match Official)

Following the referees match report fines and suspensions may be increased.

Sunday 27 th Oct KO 12pm

CFA TP Brennan Cup 2 nd Round KO 2pm

9 Gurteen Celtic v Conn Rangers Justin Mc Morrow
10 Cloonfad Utd v Ballymote Celtic TBC
14 Carrick Town v Coolaney Utd Emma Cleary
19 Calry Bohs v Merlin/Medtronic Glen Gilmartin

All Cup games decided on the day if still a draw after full time plus one period of extra
time (10 minutes e/w) FIFA Rules on Penalty’s to apply. Any Club/Team forfeiting a
fixture will be removed from the competition and disciplinary action will follow. Super
League and Premier League teams enter at Round 3.

All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1417566 Home team responsible for calling in
match result with all scorers. Where a ground is deemed unplayable the home team can if
possible, provide another approved venue otherwise the game must revert to the opponent’s
ground. Where both grounds are unplayable the two teams concerned can agree fixture for
approved Astro if available, and split the costs 50/50. Home Team responsible to provide at
least Four (4) Match Balls for all Home fixtures. In Frank Kennedy Cup Final after expenses
gate receipts are split 50/50 with both clubs. All Cup games decided on the day if still a draw
after 90 minutes plus one period of E/T (10mins E/W) FIFA Rules on penalty’s to decide.

Result Saturday 19th Oct

Connacht Cup

Tuam Celtic 6 – 2 Ballygawley Celtic  

Results Sunday 20th Oct

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Aughanagh Celtic 6 – 2 Cliffoney Celtic  
Manor Rangers 4 – 3 Ballisodare Utd  
St Johns FC 5 – 3 Strand Celtic FC  

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Calry Bohs 2 – 4 Arrow Harps
Real Tubber 5 – 0 Gurteen Celtic
Coolaney Utd 3 – 1 Yeats United FC  
Chaffpool Utd 3 – 4 Carrick Town  

FAI New Balance 3RD Round Junior Cup

MCR FC 4 – 0 Sky Valley Rovers
Ballinasloe Town 3 – 1 Carbury FC On Penalty Kicks
Merville Utd 5 – 3 Ballymoe FC  

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