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Johnston the hero for St Johns with late, late winner over gallant Valley Rovers

In the Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League leaders St Johns FC were at home to Valley Rovers at the Ray Mac Sharry Complex. St Johns looked bankers for this one against the young guns of Valley Rovers but that was not the case in a great game.

Valley Rovers were impeccable in defence and this was reflected in a scoreless first half against the highest scoring team in the Premier League. St Johns realized that they were now in a battle and on sixty minutes Anthony Johnston fired them into the lead which lasted all of ten minutes when Valley Rovers Radek Oberwan crashed home the equaliser.

This insured a roller coaster finish with both sides going all out for that elusive winner. Five minutes from time and a goalmouth scramble in the Valley Rovers defence since that man Anthony Johnston once again find the back of Valley Rovers net with a goal that eventually captured all three points for still unbeaten league leaders St Johns but make no mistake about Valley Rovers are starting to find their feet and will be a major force given time. St Johns showed their pedigree and will also have learned a lot from this encounter.

On Friday Night at the Ray Mac Sharry Complex second placed Calry Bohs played Gurteen Celtic. Bohs defence have conceded three goals in their previous two outings but this was not to increase tonight with a resolute defence giving nothing away.

While Aaron Flynn continues his amazing goal ratio with a goal a minute into the second half and the vital second goal from Dario Williams ten minutes from time securing three great points for the Calry Boys. But make no mistake about Gurteen Celtic were in the hunt right up to the end and will on this display take more than they give away.

Benbulben FC hosted Glenview Stars at the Ray Mac Sharry Complex in a high scoring encounter that seen nine goals it total. Daithi Mc Gloin, Ray Hamilton and Oisin Gilmartin were the hit men for Benbulben while Stars responded with a double strike from Jake Drewe, and goal each for Justin Mc Loughlin, Clive Brennan and Hayden Cawley with an own goal rounding off the match for Stars who now hold third place on the leader board. Benbulben are a very young side finding their feet and have a lot of talent with better days yet to come.

Carrick Town take fourth place on the leader board with a superb win at home to Dromahair F C. Shane Beirne with a double strike for the Town with Alan Doherty adding the third and killer goal. James Conlon scored the only goal for a disappointed Dromahair.

on Saturday night in round two of the Sligo Southern Hotel Super League. Ballymote Celtic took on Ballisodare United in Young’s Quarry astro on Saturday night. In a tightly contested affair, it came down to been clinical in front of goal. Conor Meehan scored twice and Cian Clinton once for Ballymote as they ran out three goals to one victors. Adam Grace with the Ballisodare United goal.

Manorhamilton Rangers made the long journey to Ballinafad on Sunday morning a rewarding one, winning by the odd goal in a great encounter. Aughanagh Celtic took the lead on the half hour courtesy of Marcus Guckian with the Leitrim kingpins levelling just before the break with a goal from James Clinton.

The second half was five minutes old when an unfortunate own goal gave Manor the lead and ten minutes from time it looked done and dusted when Cahill O Connell netted the third goal for Manor. But more was to come a penalty kick on eighty-five minutes seen Daniel Lyons beat the Manor net minder Paul Scanlon and it was game on.

Aughanagh indeed had the opportunity of snatching a point when a great opportunity fell to Thomas Reagan minutes from time, but unfortunately the chance with a begging as did all three points in a cracker of a match. That see’s the Leitrim boys in fourth place on the leader board.

Real Tubber were at home to high flying Strand Celtic and the home were under the cosh from thirty minutes when Dylan Martin rifled home the opening goal for Strand. The next ten minutes seen further goals from Shane Mc Callion and Cian Kilcoyne that put Strand firmly in the driving seat.

Real Tubber pulled a goal back five minutes into the second half with a fine strike from Aaron Perry. Strand however were well in control and on eighty minutes Dylan Martin netted his second, and Strands, fourth goal with Kenny Ogun putting the cherry on the cake with the fifth and final goal for Strand Celtic.

Sunday afternoon seen an all-local derby between Cartron United and MCR at the Ray Mac Sharry Complex. Donal Gallagher put the league leaders Cartron united ahead on twenty minutes, MCR fired back five minutes later with a Donagh Crowne equaliser. Cartron struck again after sixty-one minutes with Malachy Spratt on the mark and fourteen minutes from the final whistle Donal Gallagher struck that all important third and final goal that wrapped up another three massive points for the leaders Cartron United.

Second placed Carbury FC welcome south Sligo warriors Cliffoney Celtic to Forthill. A four-goal salvo from Mark Mc Goldrick with Gary Finan scoring four minutes from time plus an own goal ensured all three points for Carbury. Jack Davitt on thirty-six minutes and Jason Brennan on sixty-four scored for Cliffoney but on the day they had no answer to the fire power of Mark Mc Goldrick and Carbury.

Arrow Harps welcomed Merville United to Riverstown and the home side were out of the blocks in explosive fashion hitting the front after five minutes with a brilliant strike from Leo Mc Namara. Harps were well in control but on seventy minutes Merville having battled away were rewarded when Ryan Downey hit the equaliser. Arrow Harps thought they were awarded a penalty only to see the decision changed and in the end both sides shared the spoils but Harps will feel harshly done on this one.

Apologies to Chaffpool United and Coolaney United due to no show by match official.


All fines must be paid within 7 Days to SLDSL Treasurer Robert Kennedy 69, Cloondara Ballisodare Co Sligo. Fines outstanding after this will be doubled and further disciplinary action will follow.

Friday 17th Sept:

SLDSL X1 managed by John Loftus takes on Celebrity X1 managed by Conor Grady Kick Off 7:15pm Man in the middle Paul Kilcoyne and admission is €5 Children free. This is a fund raiser for the new facilities at Ray Mac Sharry Park and also a donation will be given to the charity Marys Meals through Fr Pat Lombard PP St Anne’s Church Cranmore Sligo. Great nights entertained in store come along and enjoy.

Super Draw:

This will take place at Ray Mac Sharry Park and many thanks to the following who have returned/indicated returns for the draw. All tickets sold/unsold must be returned to the secretary Noel M Kennedy 29 Ard Na Veigh Sligo by next Wednesday Tickets with number of Cards sold in brackets to date.

Cartron United            (10)

Real Tubber                 (10)

Gurteen Celtic             (5)

Arrow Harps               (4)

SLDSL Youths           (5)

Dromahair F C            (2)

All other tickets once returned will be fully acknowledged for the following week, again sincere thanks to clubs, however small for their support on this 50/50 draw that seen much needed funding for those clubs that needed it, and for the league.

Saturday 18th Sept:

Official opening of the new state of the Art facilities at Mac Sharry Park commences at 3pm with an Ecumenical Blessing of the of the Grounds followed by Addresses from the President of the Football Association of Ireland Gerry Mc Ananey Minister Frank Feighan and Senator Marc Mac Sharry.

Present also will be League of Ireland delegates SBISRS, SLDSL Youths, Sligo Rovers delegate Ivor Parkes and SIS Director George Mullan

All clubs welcome to attend gates open 2.30pm

Sligo Leitrim DSL

Result Friday 10th Sept

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Calry Bohs2 – 0Gurteen CelticP. McLoughlin

Results Saturday 11th Sept

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Ballisodare Utd1 – 3Ballymote CelticJ. Griffin

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Benbulben FC3 – 6Glenview StarsG. Gilmartin

Results Sunday 12th Sept

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Aughanagh Celtic2 – 3Manor RangersS. Fallon
Real Tubber1 – 5Strand CelticT. Oates

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Kilglass Inishscrone UtdPBallygawley Celtic 
St Johns FC2 – 1Valley RoversG. Gilmartin
Chaffpool UnitedPCoolaney UtdJ. Griffin

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Cartron Utd3 – 1MCR FCP. Kilcoyne
Arrow Harps1 – 1Merville UtdC. Gunning
Carbury FC6 – 2Cliffoney CelticT. Oates

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Carrick Town3 – 1Dromahair FCS. Fallon


All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1087771 Home team responsible for calling in match result with all scorers.

Sligo Leitrim District League

Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super League 2021/2022

Cartron United F.C.330014689
Carbury FC33009279
Strand Celtic FC32106157
Manor Rangers32017436
Arrow Harps31203215
Ballymote Celtic31115414
Cliffoney Celtic31119904
Aughanagh Celtic310267-13
MCR FC310247-33
Merville United301236-31
Real Tubber3003615-90
Ballisodare United3003312-90

Sligo Pallets Premier League 2021/2022

St. John’s FC3300132119
Calry Bohs32108357
Glenview Stars32019726
Carrick Town FC32018626
Dromahair FC32018716
Ballygawley Celtic21106514
Chaffpool United21014403
Coolaney United210156-13
Kilglass Inishscrone210159-43
Valley Rovers300369-30
Gurteen Celtic300338-50
Benbulben FC3003514-90

Sligo Leitrim DSL

Fixture Friday 17th Sept KO 7.15pm

SLDSL X1vCelebrity X1Paul Kilcoyne

Ray Mac Sharry Complex

Fixture Friday 17th Sept KO 7.00pm

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Strand CelticvBallisodare UtdP. McLoughlin

Fixtures Saturday 18th Sept KO 7.00pm

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

MCR FCvArrow HarpsT. Butler

Ray Mac Sharry Park

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Dromahair FCvCalry BohsS. Fallon

Fixtures Sunday 19th Sept KO 11am

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Ballymote CelticvCarbury F CS. Fallon
Cliffoney CelticvAughanagh CelticP. McLoughlin
Manor RangersvCartron UtdT. Oates
Merville UtdvReal TubberP. Kilcoyne

Sligo Pallets Premier League K.O 11am

Coolaney UtdvCarrick TownC. Gunning
Gurteen CelticvBenbulben F CR. Zoschke
Glenview StarsvKilglass Inishscrone UtdG. Gilmartin

Sligo Pallets Premier League K.O 2pm

Ballygawley CelticvSt Johns FCC. Gunning
Valley RoversvChaffpool Utd.J. Griffin


All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1087771 Home team responsible for calling in match result with all scorers. “Home Team responsible to provide at least Four (4) Match Balls for all Home fixtures. 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 penalties to decide.

Sligo Leitrim DSL

Fixtures Sunday 26th Sept KO 2pm

FAI Junior Centenary Cup 
Round 1 – Sligo, Leitrim & Roscommon DL 
Home TeamAway TeamReferee
1Strand Celtic FCvBallinasloe Town AFC 
2Dunmore Town AFCvSt Johns FC 
3Arrow Harps FCvMCR FC 
5Cartron United FCvKilglass-Enniscrone United 
6Calry Bohemians FCvCarbury F. C. 
8Coolaney United FCvReal Tubber FC 
9Manorhamilton RangersvMoore United 

The Strand Celtic and Manorhamilton Rangers fixtures will, if available have 3 Match Officials

Morning Games KO 11 am

Arrow Harps v MCR FC

Cartron Utd v Kilglass Inishscrone Utd

Calry Bohs v Carbury FC

Coolaney Utd v Real Tubber

Cartron Utd and Kilglass, can if both clubs agree play this fixture on Saturday Night 25th Sept.


All morning results by 1.30pm & afternoon by 4pm after game to 087 1087771 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. 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 penalties to decide.

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