Boyle Celtic keep treble dream alive

The Boyle Celtic juggernaut rumbled on last weekend as the Premier Division champions beat Castlerea Celtic 3-0 in their Premier Division Cup semi-final clash to set up a showdown with either St. John’s Athletic or Ballinasloe Town.

Boyle led at half-time in Castlerea thanks to Adam Dwyer before going on to seal their progression to the Premier Division final with further goals from Aaron Calpin and Michael Corrigan.

With a Premier Division Cup Final appearance in the bag, Boyle will be looking to add to their silverware haul this Sunday when they take on Division One side Shiven Rovers in the final of the Joe’s Bar Challenge Cup at Lecarrow.

Shiven have enjoyed an excellent season so far and celebrated their 50th anniversary recently. They will be hoping to derail Celtic’s bid for the Premier Division, Premier Cup and Challenge Cup treble.

Boyle will start as hot favourites this Sunday but Shiven’s cup run comes with a health warning as they have already knocked out three Premier Division sides on their way to Sunday’s decider.

While Boyle Celtic spent a number of years plying their trade in the Sligo League, they did win the Challenge Cup back in 1984/1985. For Shiven Rovers, it’s the one piece of Roscommmon & District Football League silverware that has eluded them. Sunday is their chance to put that right.