Dooner’s weekend predictions

The weather has once again played havoc with the Roscommon & District League fixture list and clubs will be praying for a dry run-up to the weekend. Did someone say summer soccer?

Friday, April 15th

The Herald Premier Division (7.45 pm)

Castlerea Celtic v Dysart FC: The home side are just two points behind champions Ballinasloe with a game in hand. Should they win this they’ll be installed as favourites to win the league with three games remaining. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic.

The RDFL Cup Round 2 (6.30 pm)

Loughglynn United v CP Ajax: The winners will be ‘rewarded’ with a home tie against St. John’s in the next round. Loughglynn will fancy their chances at home. Prediction: Loughglynn United.

Saturday, April 16th

The RDFL Cup Round 3:

Ballaghaderreen FC v Ballymoe FC. 6.15 pm: The season doesn’t get any easier for Ballaghaderreen. Last week saw their title chances take a further dent and this weekend they face a tricky tie in the cup. They will be desperate to progress. Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC.

Shiven Rovers v Cloonfad United. 7.45 pm: An interesting tie this one. A confident Shiven Rovers should just have enough. Prediction: Shiven Rovers.

Sunday, April 17th

Connacht Junior Cup Semi-Final (2 pm)

Ballinasloe Town v Mervue United: Tie of the weekend. No commentary needed. Come on Ballinasloe! Prediction: Ballinasloe Town. We hope.

The RDFL Cup Round 3 (2 pm)

Skyvalley Rovers v MD Town: An all Premier League tie in the cup is what Sky Sports would call this. Skyvalley Rovers will just have too much. Prediction: Skyvalley Rovers.

Brazukas v Moore United: Brazilian flair meets a brick wall. Prediction: Moore United.

Loughglynn United/CP Ajax v St. John’s Athletic FC: Prediction of the weekend. It’ll be Loughglynn United v St. John’s and the Harbour Men will progress. Prediction: St. John’s Athletic.

Division 1 Cup Quarter-Final (2 pm)

Ahascragh United v Ballinasloe Town B: This league has more cups than a Roscommon town café. Ahascragh will progress but it’ll be tight. Prediction: Ahascragh United, after extra-time.

Norio’s Takeaway Division 1 (2 pm)

Kilkerrin United v Rahara Rovers: This could be a cricket score as both sides have conceded plenty. Prediction: Kilkerrin United.

Ballaghaderreen FC B v Glen Celtic: The visitors should have enough to clinch the three points. Prediction: Glen Celtic.

Killeen Sports Ground Division 2 (2 pm)

Moylough ’79 v Moore United B: Home advantage will swing this for Moylough. Prediction: Moylough ’79.

MD Town B v Cloonfad United B: Cloonfad are no pushovers and should provide a stern test for the home side. MD have a 50% win ratio this season and I expect that to increase. Prediction: MD Town B.