Dooner’s weekend predictions

A Storm Ewan assisted 100% last weekend…but we’ll take it! This weekend sees the Roscommon & District League travel to Buncrana to take on the Inishowen League in the quarter-finals of the Oscar Traynor Cup. There’s no doubt that this is a huge test for the Rossies but they have shown an ability to produce results against the odds already in this campaign. We wish them the best of luck!

Saturday, March 4th

The RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2: Ballinasloe Town B v Dunmore Town B (7.45 pm)

Mid-table Division One takes on mid-table Division Two and it’s Ballinasloe Town who should come out on top.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town B


Killeen Sportsgrounds Division 2: Strokestown United v Castlerea Celtic B (7.45 pm)


Congratulations to Strokestown United who won the Division Two title last weekend. They should wrap up their campaign unbeaten.

Prediction: Strokestown United

Sunday, March 5th


FAI Oscar Traynor Cup Quarter-Final: Inishowen League v Roscommon & District Football League (12.30 pm)


Tough fixture this for Roscommon and while they have done brilliantly to get this far, they will find the going difficult up north against Inishowen.

  The Ulster side have a wide catchment area in the north west to choose from and have been impressive once again in this competition. They have comfortably beaten Sligo/Leitrim (3-1) and Cavan/ Monaghan (7-3) as well as Donegal (2-1). Terence Doherty is their danger man and RDFL will have a difficult task in keeping him quiet.

  I hope I’m wrong but this may be a bridge too far for a Roscommon side which has brought pride to the league this term.

Prediction: Inishowen League

The RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2: Moore United B v CP Ajax (2 pm): A good yardstick for Moore United B following their recent promotion to Division One. This will show them how much work lies ahead this summer!


Prediction: CP Ajax

Hodson Bay Athletic v Moylough ’79 (2 pm)

I was speaking to a couple of Hodson Bay stars earlier this week as they took a break from a serious strength and conditioning session. Confidence is high at the club.

Prediction: Hodson Bay Athletic

Norio’s Takeaway Division 1: Dunmore Town v Kilkerrin United (2.30 pm)


Dunmore have already hammered United this season and will be favourites here.

Prediction: Dunmore Town.

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division 2: Roscommon United v Skyvalley Rovers B (2 pm)


United should bounce back from last week’s disappointment.

Prediction: Roscommon United