By VINCENT BROOKS
Congratulations are extended to St Peters FC and Ballagaderreen FC respectively who won the Roscommon and District League Challenge Cup and the Division 1 Cup Final respectively.
St Peters completed the treble when the won the Challenge Cup having previously won the League Championship and the Premier Division Cup Final.
Having edged out a very impressive Moylough 79 in the Semi-Finals earlier in the week they beat Castlerea Celtic in the Final at the League headquarters lecarrow on Sunday.
In a very compeditive and entertaining game St Peters came out on top on a 3 – 2 scoreline. Castlerea Celtic struck early and were 1 – 0 up after two minutes of play.
They were awarded a corner kick and Darren Clabby headed to the St Peters net. St Peters levelled the game two minutes into the second half when a Mark Heihir cross reached Mark McConnell and he headed to the Castlerea Celtic net.
With fifty seven minutes played Castlerea Celtic were back in front. A strong run and cut back by Darren Clabby reached Daniel Connolly who volleyed to the Peters net. Their lead lasted ony two minutes as a Darragh Concnnon corner kick was headed in by J P Stephens.
The deciding score came after seventy eight minutes when good play by Jason Nugent set up Mark Heihir volleyed to the corner of the Castlerea Celtic net.
Ballaghaderreen needed all their experience to overcome a very good Roscommon United side in the Division 1 Cup at Lecarrow on Saturdat evening. Ballaghaderreen had already won the Connacht Shield and the Division 1 Championship but probably had their most difficult win of the season when they finally got the better of this Roscommon United side following extra time.
Last season Ballaghaderreen won this competition with Cathal Horan scoring all three of their goals. The same player completed his hat trick in the Connach shield win over Colemanstown United and he added another three in in their extra time win over Roscommon United.
There was just one goal scored in the first half mainly due to good defending by both sides and some excellent stops by the winners keeper Dermotton Horan and his opposite number Adam Bracken for Roscommon United.
With thirty minutes played.Carhal Horan latched on to a through ball and opened the scoring for Ballaghaderreen
The sides were level after five minutes play in the second half. The talented Jamie Bracken created an opening for Vando and his super strike game the Ballaghaderreen keper no chance. With twenty two minutes played in the second half a strong run from Cathal Horan gave him a sight of goal and he gave the Keeper no chance with a neat volley .
Roscommon United never gave up and were rewarded when Jamie Bracken levelled the game very near the end of normal time.
In extra time both teams visibly tired and when Cathal Horan added his third Roscommon United just could not come again and get an equaliser.
Roscommon & District League Roll Of Honour 2019 /20 Season
Winners; St Peters Athlone
Runners Up; Caslerea Celtic
Relegated; Shiven Rovers, Skyvalley Rovers
Winners Ballaghaderreen F C
Winners; Ballaghaderreen F C
Runners Up; Cloonfad United
Promoted Ballaghaderreen Cloonfad United
Relegated; Ahascragh United, Rahara Rovers, Cam Celtiv
Winners; Glen Celtic
Runners Up; Manor United
Promoted Glen Celtic, Manor United,Balinasloe Town
Division 2 Shield
Runners Up Ballymoe F C
Roscommon & D L Challenge Cup
Winners St Peters Athlone
Runners Up; Castlerea Celtic
Premier Division Cup
Winners; St Peters F C
Runners Up; Castlerea Celtic
Division 1 Cup
Runners Up; Roscommon United
Division 2 Cup
Winners St Johns Athletic
Runners Up; Ballaghaderreen F C
Leading Goal Scorers
Premier Division; Mark Sherlock (St Peters FC)
Division1; Danny Browne (Ballaghaderreen FC)
Division 2; Tom Ward (Manor Utd)