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Massive win for Carbury as they topple leaders Cartron

CARBURY FC: exciting win over Cartron United.

Big game of the day In the Sligo Southern Hotel Super League was the clash of the League leaders Cartron United against current champions Carbury FC. Carton with two games extra played knew that taken anything from this game would be a massive bonus in their quest for league honours.

Carbury were also aware that nothing less than a win would suffice so it was all to play for on a cold a blustery afternoon at Ray Mac Sharry Park.

Carbury took the initiative on the stroke of half time with Ibrahim Savage scoring the first goal of the game. Minutes into the second half and Jason Lyons netted the second goal put Carbury in the driving seat.

Cartron despite battled the setbacks continued driving forward and with ten minutes remaining young Jason Devaney hit the back of the onion bag to ensure a grandstand finish.

Carbury however stood tall and seen the game out in a great game of football that showcased just as to why these clubs are at the top of their game.

This result sees Carbury in second spot five points behind Carton but with two games in hand and what looks on paper the easier of run ins to glory.

Cartron on the other hand have to meet the dark horses in this title race, Strand Celtic and this may well prove a banana skin but its still all to play and todays result will only matter if it is capitalized on.

Stand Celtic have made the unnecessary journey to Ballinafad were awarded the game after the grounds of Aughanagh Celtic were deemed unplayable by the match official.

Arrow Harps entertained Ballisodare United, and the away side were ahead at the break courtesy of a Conor White goal. Ballisodare moved up through the gears in the second half with two goals from Adam Grace, and a goal each from Ronan Sweeney and Roly Anderson wrapping up three great points for the Boys from Ballisodare, Luke Flynn scored the only goal for Arrow Harps.

Real Tubber and Ballymote Celtic both near the relegation zone locked horns at Ray Mac Sharry Park on Friday night. If there ever was a six pointer this, was it and Ballymote who took the lead on the half hour mark with a blistering finish from Adam Cunnane.

Real Tubber despite the setback kept their composure and five minutes into the second half the superb Raff Cretaro levelled matters with a sublime finish. A draw at this stage may well have suited both sides but it was not to be as with fourteen minutes remaining up stepped Niall Colsh to crack home what was to be a glorious winner for Ballymote Celtic.  

Successive clubs have in the recent past attempted to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League. On Friday night St Johns continued in this vein away to Dromahair this was a banker for the league leaders. Dromahair however had different ideas and blew the title race wide open once again winning by the odd goal in three, Dromahair hit the front after fifteen minutes when James Conlon rifled home the opening goal. St Johns hit back three minutes later with a screamer from Mark Gerrity, and it was all level. Then just on the half time break Donnach Devaney cracked home what in the end proved to be the winning goal. Fantastic result for Dromahair and St Johns will have to regroup after this upset.

Title chasers Coolaney United entertained Kilglass Enniscrone United at Mac Sharry Park on Sunday morning a win here would see them level on points with their main Rivals St Johns and to this end they lead at the half mark by three goals to one with a fabulous hat trick from ace goal scorer Cathal Davey.

Kilglass Enniscrone United had a goal in the bag seven minutes before half time when Colm Rutledge netted but they still had a mountain to climb. One minute into the second half and the climb commenced with Shane Gilroy netting the first of his two goals Then on seventy minutes the game was level when Shane Gilroy netted the equaliser for a Kilglass Enniscrone United now on the rise.

The seasiders were now in overdrive and eight minutes later Robert Jacob fired them into the lead for the first time. Coolaney despite the setback continued in style and five minutes from time Mateusz Racki hit the equaliser and a share of the spoils looked safe, but Kilglass Enniscrone United had other ideas and at the death young Joseph Martin stepped up to net a fantastic goal taking all three points for the visitors and keeping the title race wide open at least till next Sunday when St Johns welcome Coolaney United to Mac Sharry Park for a morning kick off for the clash of the title chasers.

The vastly improving Carrick Town welcomed Calry Bohs for a game that would see Calry Bohs move into striking distance of the two front runners while a win for the Town would see them move mid table. The first half was tight affair with both sides level at the break. Calry Bohs hit the front five minutes into the second half when Bryan Lynch rattled the back of the Town net.

Calry Bohs defended well but conceded minutes from fulltime when Shane Beirne hit the Town equaliser to gain a priceless point, Calry Bohs are still within reach and have a home game to come against St Johns. But the league is there for the taking what Has proved to date to be one of the most exciting for many years.

Chaffpool United continue their rise hitting Benbulben FC for three without reply. Hughie Marren scoring twice and Pearse Gorman adding the third goal for the Pool who dominated throughout.

Gurteen Celtic were to hot to handle for Ballygawley Celtic at the IT Sligo. Dylan Walsh and Matt Henry both scoring two goals each with a fifth goal from David Shepard wrapping up all three points for a rampant Gurteen Celtic. Ryan Walsh and James Mackey scored a goal apiece for Ballygawley Celtic, but Gurteen packed the bigger punch on the day.


20/02/22 Sligo Southern Hotel Super League Aughanagh Celtic v Strand Celtic game awarded to Strand Celtic. Aughanagh Celtic despite the weather conditions and call from the SLDSL on Saturday, did not request pitch inspection which is free. They confirmed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning Pitch playable. The Match official on arrival, and inspection deemed the grounds unplayable, and Strand were at the grounds ready to play. All this unnecessary travel and expense could have been afforded if the protocols in place were adhered to by the home team. Therefore, the game is awarded to Strand Celtic.

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (20) Dylan Martin Strand Celtic (19) Malachy Spratt Cartron Utd (16) Jason Lyons Carbury FC (14) Donald Gallagher Cartron Utd (13) Raff Cretaro Real Tubber (10) Mark Mc Goldrick Carbury FC Jack Davitt Cliffoney Celtic Ryan Hargadon Merville Utd

Sligo Pallet Premier League:

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (28) Cathal Davey Coolaney Utd. (18) Conor Healy Ballygawley Celtic Hughie Marren Chaffpool Utd (16) Shane Beirne Carrick Town (13) Anthony Johnston St Johns FC (11) Jake Drewe Glenview Stars, Donal Fidgeon St Johns FC. (9) Ciaran Mc Murray Coolaney Utd Clive Brennan, Conor Brennan St Johns FC. Ronan Martin Kilglass Enniscrone United Ciaran Jennings Valley Rovers.


All pitch inspections are covered within the framework of the SLDSL and SBISRS. Pitch inspections can be requested by contacting the Secretary of SBISRS Owen Mc Loughlin on 087 9323150 no later than 12 Noon on Saturdays with 24hrs notice for games on Fridays.

Where a ground is deemed unplayable by the SBISRS the game must revert to the opponent’s grounds. Should the opponents’ grounds be unplayable, either side can, if available provide an alternative ground within the SLDSL should the Kick-off differ from the original scheduled Kick Off i.e.,11am to 2pm and match official is available this game will go ahead any club failing to field will forfeit points.

Where a club travel to a ground and a pitch is deemed unplayable yet No Pitch Inspection was requested. The home club will forfeit home advantage and can, depending on circumstances forfeit all three points which is at the total discretion of the SLDSL.

There is absolutely no excuse for not requesting Pitch Inspections.

Clubs wishing to book the Astro at Mac Sharry Park can do so my going on to the Sligo Leitrim DSL Facebook page clicking on SportsKey and booking. All booking enquires please contact League Treasurer Robert Kennedy on 086 6474674

Club Notice:

With immediate effect Only players/Management named of the official Match Card are allowed in the dugouts at Mac Sharry Park for all games at every level. There is no exception to this.

Summer 7 A- Side:

The League will be running Summer 7 A Sides at Mac Sharry Park interested groups should e mail me at noelmkennedysligo@gmail.com for expressions of interest. A lot of interest has been shown and we will run this tournament in July.

Rugantino Inter Firms Competition.

The league has received great support for an Inter Firms Summer competition which is sponsored by Rugantino Italian Restaurant Rockwood Parade Sligo, and we welcome all firms/bodies wishing to enter a team(s) contact  noelmkennedysligo@gmail.com. 087 2586003. Dates for commenced will be announced in March and we would envisage commencing in early April.

Teams will consist of 20 players of which 5 may be female.

Each Team will always have One female player on the first 11 in any game.

Each team allowed a maximum of 3 currently registered Junior Players 35 years old and over.

Each team may sign and play one current Junior player.

Games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at Mac Sharry Park.

Duration of games 28 minutes aside with 4-minute half time break.

All games on a league basis (One Round) confined to a maximum of 12 Teams Format to be determined.

Winners, Runners Up, Play Off.

Substitutions Roll on Roll Of all games officiated at by the SBISRS.

Entrance fee €150 per Team.

Match Fee on night €65 per team includes Referees Match Fees and use of grounds.

Above are general guidelines that may change prior to the commencement of the competition and the decision of the organising committee is final in all matters pertaining to this competition.

Best wishes:

The league Management committee and affiliates wish to extend the very best of Luck to Ballisodare United at home to Mervue Galway and Strand Celtic away to Mervue B next Sunday in the Connacht Cup.

Sligo Leitrim DSL

Result Friday 18th February 2022

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Real Tubber1 – 2 Ballymote CelticS. McGarry

Mac Sharry Par

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Dromahair FC2 – 1St Johns FCP. McLoughlin

Results Sunday 20th February 2022

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Arrow Harps1 – 5Ballisodare UtdT. Oates
Merville UtdPCliffoney CelticG. Gilmartin
MCR FCPManor RangersO. McLoughlin
Aughanagh Celtic0 – 3Strand CelticS. Fallon

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Gurteen Celtic5 – 2Ballygawley CelticJ. Griffin
Coolaney Utd4 – 5Kilglass Enniscrone UtdC. Gunning
Chaffpool Utd3 – 0Benbulben FCJ. McMorrow

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Cartron Utd1 – 2Carbury FCP. Kilcoyne P. McLoughlin S. McGarry

Mac Sharry Park 3 Match Officials

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Carrick Town1 – 1Calry BohsR. Zoschke
Valley RoversPGlenview StarsJ. McMorrow

Sligo Leitrim DSL

Fixture Friday 25th February 2022

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO 8pm

Ballymote Celticv Merville Utd 

Mac Sharry Park

Fixture Saturday 26th February 2022

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO 7.30pm

Carbury FCv Arrow Harps 

Mac Sharry Park

Fixtures Sunday 27th February 2022

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO 11am

Cliffoney CelticvMCR FC 
Aughanagh CelticvCartron Utd 

Sligo Pallets Premier League K.O 11am

Ballygawley CelticvDromahair FC 
St Johns FCvCoolaney United 
Glenview StarsvGurteen Celtic 
Calry BohsvValley Rovers 
Benbulben FCvCarrick Town 

Sligo Pallets Premier League K.O 2pm

Kilglass Enniscrone UtdvChaffpool United 

Mac Sharry Park

5th Round Connacht Cup KO 2.pm

Ballisodare UtdvMervue3 Officials
Mervue Utd BvStrand Celtic 


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 & Shield 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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