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Sweeney strikes late as Cartron deny Strand in top of the table clash at Ray MacSharry Park


CARTRON UNITED welcomed Strand Celtic to Ray MacSharry Park on Saturday night for this a top of the table clash in The Sligo Southern Hotel Super League.

Both sides undefeated so far in the new campaign this was going to be a tight affair.

Cartron opened the scoring on thirty minutes when Emlyn Mulligan found the back of the Strand Celtic net. However, celebrations were short lived as Ryan McEnroe equalised within a minute for Strand Celtic to leave the sides level at the break.

The second had all the commitment and excitement of the first half and Cartron took the lead on sixty minutes when Gavin Sweeney powered home a header. Strand again responded within two minutes when Aaron O’Boyle cracked home the equaliser and what looked like a sure fired draw until four minutes into injury time after sustained pressure Gavin Sweeney hit the winner for Cartron United, this was a cracker of a game and full credit to both sides on a night of great football.

Champions Carbury made the journey to Real Tubber a profitable one hitting the home side for six. Gary Armstrong netting a hat trick with a goal each from Nathan Rooney Darren Somers and Ross Mc Loughlin insuring top of the table status on goal difference for Carbury. Real Tubber scored once through Conal Ryan twelve minutes from time.

Manor Rangers welcomed the young guns of Ballisodare United to the Bee Park Manorhamilton and the home side emerged victorious by the odd goal in five. Adam Grace gave Ballisodare United the lead on ten minutes, eleven minutes later the sides were level when James Glancy scored for Manor Rangers and the home side hit the front a minute later when the ever-alert Paul Logan rifled home their second goal.

Ballisodare kept their composure and Josh Mulrennan hit the equaliser on thirty minutes. The second half was six minutes old when Kieran Brick was on target to give Manor the lead and in the end this also proved to be the winning goal for the Leitrim kingpins.

MCR welcomed Merville United to Sean Fallon Park Cranmore in this all local derby. The home side were on fire hitting five goals in the first half hour.

Mamood Mansaray with a hat trick his first goal of fifth teen minutes and his second goal three minutes later setting the mood. Daniel Lang scored on twenty-five minutes and Keith Nibbs a minute later with Mamood completing his hat trick on the half hour. Merville despite shipping five goals hit back twice before the break with two fine strikes from Donal Crowne.

The second half as a more controlled affair but MCR struck again on sixty minutes when Aliou Manoh Sesay scored their sixth goal and Keith Nibbs added his second and MCR’s seventh goal ten minutes from time. Merville were awarded a penalty on ninety minutes and Donal Crowne stepped up to fire past Tony Clarke the MCR net minder to complete his hat trick but the day and the points all belong to MCR.

North Sligo pace setters welcomed newly promoted Ballymote Celtic to Mullaghmore and the home side took all three points winning by the odd goal in five. Jack Davitt put Cliffoney Celtic ahead on sixteen minutes and Ballymote Celtic levelled just on the stroke of half time with a fine goal from Mark the Hitman Irwin.

Seven minutes into the second half and Jack Hever blasted Ballymote Celtic into the lead and Ballymote held firm until fourteen minutes from time when Jack Davitt hit the equaliser for Cliffoney Celtic and with ten minutes remaining Jack Davitt finished of a perfect day for both himself and Cliffoney Celtic bagging his hat trick that captured all three points for the home side.

Massive game at Rivertown where Arrow Harps welcomed Aughanagh Celtic in this local derby. Aughanagh were first out of the blocks with Kevin Butler opening the scoring to insure Aughanagh were ahead at the break. Five minutes into the second half and Dylan Mc Dermott pushed Aughanagh further ahead and it looked all over a few minutes later when Tomas Duffy cracked home the third goal for Aughanagh Celtic.

Twenty minutes from time Arrow Harps were awarded a penalty and Keith Mc Morrow seen his spot kicked parried by the Aughanagh Celtic net minder, but Keith McMorrow reacted quickly to volley home the rebound and the same player was on hand five minutes later to make this a nail biting finishing and so it proved to be when ten minutes from time Patrick Kelly became the toast of Rivertown hitting a glorious equaliser and a guaranteed share of the spoils what a game and what a comeback.

St Johns are the leaders of the pack in The Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League winning away at the Showgrounds in Carrick On Shannon.

The Town lead by a goal to nil at the break thanks to a superb strike from Liam Mc Tiernan. St Johns were awarded a penalty ten minutes into the second half dispatched by Stephen Armstrong and from here St Johns never looked back with Malcolm Reilly scoring twice that earned all three points for the league leaders St Johns.

Coolaney United lost ground drawing away to Gurteen Celtic. Matt Henry scoring on fourteen minutes for Gurteen with Coolaney equalising on the half hour with a strike from Michael Mulvey that in the end earned them a point.

Calry Bohs were on Forthfill in this local derby against Glenview Stars. Bohs were in devasting form hitting four goals without reply Joe Kilcullen, Aaron Flynn, Eoin Doherty and Oisin Kilgallon all on target for a rampant Calry Bohs.

New Kids on the block Dromahair FC made it two out of three at home to Chaffpool United on Saturday night. The Pool took the lead on ten minutes when Joe Perry netted. Dromahair replied ten minutes later courtesy of a goal from seasoned campaigner Anthony Henneberry and two minutes later what proved in the end to be the winning goal was fired home by Martin Feeney.

Points were at a premium when Ballygawley Celtic travelled to take up the challenge of Kilglass – Enniscrone United and cometh the hour cometh the man one minute from half time Peter Buckley was taken down in the penalty area the Big Man dusted himself down and from the penalty spot netted the only goal of the game despite valiant efforts by Ballygawley Celtic all three points stayed with Kilglass – Enniscrone United moving them into seventh spot on the leader board.


Premier League 27/09/20 Glenview Stars v Calry Bohs Christopher Mc Donagh (Tabby) Glenview Stars Red Card Violent Conduct 3 match suspension and €30 fine. Noel Mc Leish Calry Bohs Red Card 2 Match Suspension and €30 fine both players suspensions commence immediately and both players are cautioned as to their future conduct.

All fines payable within 7 Days to league Treasurer: Mr Robert Kennedy 69. Cloondara, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo.

Fixtures Saturday 3 rd Oct KO 7.30pm

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Strand Celtic v Merville Utd O. McLoughlin
Ballisodare Utd v Arrow Harps G. Gilmartin
Fixtures Sunday 4 th Oct KO 11am

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League
Ballymote Celtic v Carbury FC O. McLoughlin
MCR FC v Cliffoney Celtic T. Oates
Aughanagh Celtic v Cartron Utd P. Kilcoyne
Real Tubber v Manor Rangers P. McLoughlin

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Calry Bohs v Dromahair FC E. Cleary
Glenview Stars v Carrick Town T. Butler
Coolaney Utd v St Johns FC J. Griffin
Ballygawley Celtic v Gurteen Celtic C. Gunning
Chaffpool Utd v Kilglass Enniscrone Utd S. Fallon

All results by 1.30pm 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

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


Sunday 27th Sept

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Cartron Utd3 – 2Strand Celtic 
MCR FC7 – 3Merville Utd 
Cliffoney Celtic3 – 2Ballymote Celtic 
Real Tubber1 – 6Carbury FC 
Manor Rangers3 – 2Ballisodare Utd 
Arrow Harps3 – 3Aughanagh Celtic 

Sligo Pallets Premier League

romahair FC2 – 1Chaffpool Utd
Carrick Town1 – 3St Johns FC
Glenview Stars0 – 4Calry Bohs
Gurteen Celtic1 – 1Coolaney Utd 
Kilglass Enniscrone Utd1 – 0Ballygawley Celtic 

League Tables 27th Sept

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

1Carbury FC330089
2Cartron United330069
3Manor Rangers FC321067
4MCR FC320156
5Cliffoney Celtic320126
6Real Tubber FC3201-36
7Strand Celtic FC311124
8Arrow Harps FC3021-32
9Aughanagh Celtic FC3012-61
10Merville United FC3012-81
11Ballymote Celtic FC3003-40
12Ballisodare United FC3003-50

Sligo Pallets Premier League:

1St Johns FC330089
2Coolaney United FC321077
3Calry Bohemians FC321067
4Dromahair FC3201-46
5Carrick Town FC311104
6Glenview Stars FC3111-24
7Kilglass Enniscrone United FC3102-23
8Chaffpool United FC3012-31
9Gurteen Celtic FC3012-61
10Ballygawley Celtic FC3003-40

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