Roscommon and District League Round Up
In the First Round of the FAI Centenary Cup Ballinasloe Town had an impressive 1 – 0 away win over the Sligo Superleague side Strand Celtic. Ryan Burke volleyed the winners ahead after only six minutes of play and they showed all their experience of the big occasion to hold on for a win and a place in Round 2.
In Round one of the Connacht Cup Division 1 side Ballinagare /Manor United travelled to the Galway side Knocknacarra and were a bit unlucky to lose 4 – 3 following a really good game of football. The game was pretty even until the last five minutes when a late goal sealed a win for the home side. Gerry Ward scored two and Tom Ward one for the losers.
Ballinasloe Town’s second side were beaten 5 – 1 away to Corofin United and the Dysart v Fahy Rovers game was postponed.
After five series of games Boyle Celtic go three points clear at the top of the Premier Division of the Roscommon and District League. Moore United are three behind and Ballinasloe Town a point further back.
Boyle Celtic were 3 – 0 up at half time in their home game against Moylough 79 and ran out comfortable 8 – 0 winners at the end. Michael Corrigan scored two and Luca Roddy one in the first half and Corrigan completed his hat trick after the break. Brian Mc Crann added three more and Darren Foley one before the end.
Kilkerrin United and Ballaghaderreen are five points behind the leaders but could still catch the leaders . Ballaghaderreen drew 1 – 1 away to Ballymoe. The home side were well on top in the first half with Gerard Connaughton giving them a 1 – 0 lead after twenty one minutes of play.
Ballymoe saw the ball rebound off the crossbar and goal post before the half time whistle. It was a completely different game in the second half with Ballaghaderreen much better. Danny Browne headed an equaliser with fifty six played and both teams had chances to take the three points before the end.
Cloonfad United drew 2 – 2 with Kilkerrin United at Cloonfad. Coonfad took the lead after four minutes of play. Dylan Ruane was fouled and Conor Flynn converted the penalty kick. Kilkerrin were much the better side for the remainder of the half and Oisin Mc Gann scored following a Kevin Traynor cross after thirty minutes. Kilkerrin had a great chance to take the led before half time but Padraig Miskel saved Oisin Mc Gann’s spot kick.
Cloonfad took the lead for the second time with only two minutes played in the second half. Dylan Ruane’s cross was turned into the Kilkerrin net by Conor Flynn.
Kilkerrin pushed for an equaliser and were helped when the home side had a player sent off with twenty five left to play. Just when it looked like their luck was out Shane Walsh converted a free kick with the last kick of the game.
In The only game in Division 1 Skyvalley Rovers snatched a late winner against Dunmore Town at Onagh Park Taughmaconnell. Overall it was a very exciting game with both teams giving it their all. Skyvalley Rovers opened the scoring after only six minutes of play.
A fine passing move involving Callum O’Brien and Sean Ryan saw the ball reach Jamie Kelly and the Captain volleyed to the roof of the Dunmore net. Dunmore levelled the game with twenty six played. Ben Glynn perfectly flighted corner kick with the aid of the light deceived everyone and finished in the Skyvalley net.
With thirty eight played a good passing move involving Martin Lennon Conal Moore and Sean Ryan created an opening for young Shane Costello who volleyed to the Dunmore net from just inside the penalty area. Within three minutes of the restart when following indecision in the home penalty area the ball broke to Sean Byrne and he smashed it to the Skyvalley Rovers net. Dunmore had a couple of chances to take the lead but with the game into time added on Martin Lennon won a penalty kick and Callum O’Brien converted the resultant spot kick.
The race for the division 2 Championship is very close with just three points Skyvalley Rovers Boyle Celtic Cam celtic and St Johns Athletic.
Boyle Celtic beat Cam Celtic 1 – 0 at Boyle. John Finnery scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half.
Skyvalley Rovers beat Rahara Rovers 3 – 2 in an evenly contested game at Taughmaconnell. John Moore gave the home side an early lead but Paul Flaherty had the sides level at half time. Shane Costello restored the Skyvalley lead with fifty five played but Liam Naughton levelled the game three minutes later when he scored for Rahara Rovers. A well struck Lee Clogher free kick won all three points for the home side.
Cloonfad United beat Ballymoe 5 – 4 at Ballymoe. The game ebbed and flowed with Ballymoe looking to have secured the three points when the led 4 -3 with three minutes left to play. However they then pressed the self-destruct button and scored two own goals before the end.
David Swift, Keith Connolly, Aidan Brogan and Micheal Kenny scored for Ballymoe and Ryan Merchant scored two and Sean Ruane one for Cloonfad with the other two coming by way of own goals.
Moore United beat St Cuan’s/ Ahascragh United 12 – 4 at Ahascragh. Charles Nevin scored six and David Griffin three Liam Ryan two and Kevin Kenny one for Moore. Colin Concannon scored two and David Habarahan and Gary Mongan one each for the losers.
St Johns Athletic beat Roscommon United 1 – 0 at Roscommon. Jamie Tiernan scored the winner for the Lecarrow side.
Dunmore Town beat Ballaghaderreen 2 -1 at Ballaghaderreen. Cian Mc Cann scored for the losers.Dunmore took the lead with twenty eight played. They were awarded a penalty kick and the home keeper was sent off. Gerard Higgins converted the spot kick. William Devlin added a second ten minutes later with Cian McCann pulling a goal back for the losers with thirteen minutes left to play.
Results 10th October 21
FAI Junior Cup Round 1
Strand Celtic 0 – 1 Ballinasloe Town
Connacht Cup Round 1
Knockna Carra 4 – 3 Ballinagare / Manor United
Gerry Ward 2 Tom Ward
Dysart PP Fahy Rovers
Corofin United 5 – 1 Ballinasloe Town B
Cloonfad United 2 – 2 Kilkerrin United
Conor Flynn 2 Oisin Mc Gann Shane Walsh
Ballymoe F C. 1 -1 Ballaghaderreen F C
Gerard Connaughton Danny Browne
Boyle Celtic 8- 0 Moylough 79
Michael Corrigan 3 Brian Mc Crann 3
Luca Roddy Darren Foley
Skyvalley Rovers 3 – 2 Dunmore Town
Jamie Kelly Shane Costello Ben Glynn Sean Byrne
Callum O Brien pen
St Cuans / Ahascragh United 4- 12 Moore United
Colin Concannon 2 David Habarahan Charles Nevin 6 David Griffin 3
Garry Mongan Liam Ryan 2 Kevin Kenny
Skyvalley Rovers 3 – 2 Rahara Rovers
John Moore Shane Costello Liam Naughton Paul Flaherty
Boyle Celtic 1 – 0 Cam Celtic
Roscommon United 0 – 1 St Johns Athletic
Ballaghaderreen 1 – 2 Dunmore Town
Cian Mc Cann Gerard Higgins William Devlin
Ballymoe FC 4 – 5 Cloonfad United
David Swift Keith Connolly Ryan Merchant 2 Sean Ruane
Aidan Brogan Micheal Kenny Two OG’s
RDFL Fixtures Season 2021/22 Week 19
Friday 15th October 2021
|Skyvalley Rovers||V||Ballinasloe Town B||8pm|
|Skyvalley Rovers B||V||Dunmore Town B||8pm|
|Ballymoe B||V||Boyle celtic B||8pm|
Sunday 17th October 2021
FAI Junior Cup
|Ballinasloe Town||V||Dunmore Town||2pm|
|Coolaney Utd FC||V||Ballaghaderreen||2pm||Sligo officials|
|Glenview Stars||V||Cloonfad FC||2pm||Sligo officials|
|MCR FC||V||Boyle Celtic Fc||2pm||Sligo officials|
|Castlerea Celtic||V||Moore Utd.||11am|
|Dysart FC||V||Glen Celtic||11am|
|St. Cuan’s United Ahascragh||V||Cloonfad Utd. B||11am|
|Rahara rovers||V||St. John’s B||11am|
|Roscommon United B||V||Moore Utd. B||2pm|