Dooner’s weekend predictions

Last weekend wasn’t so bad in terms of predictions. As for football, a mixed weekend for Roscommon teams but there was one stand out performance and result. Congratulations to Sligo Superleague side Boyle Celtic from Co. Roscommon who beat Waterford League side Carrick United from Co. Tipperary in the FAI Junior Cup quarter-finals last Sunday.

Thursday, March 16th

The Herald Premier Division

Ballinasloe Town v Ahascragh United. 8pm

The home side have only conceded eight goals in the league this season. Ahascragh on the other hand have only scored eight.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town.

Norio’s Takeaway Division One

Glen Celtic v Ballinasloe Town B. 8 pm

The home side will be out for revenge for defeat earlier in the season and they might just get it!

Prediction: Glen Celtic.

Friday, March 17th

The RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2

Hodson Bay Athletic v Moylough ’79. 11 am

Hodson Bay were comfortable winners in Skyvalley last weekend, expect more of the same this weekend.

Prediction: Hodson Bay Athletic.

The Herald Premier Division

Castlerea Celtic v Ballaghaderreen FC. 11 am

I still fancy Castlerea to steal in and take the league title. This won’t be easy but it’s a must-win as the champions face Moore United and Ballinasloe in their remaining fixtures.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic.

Moore United v Brazukas. 11 am

United are in a great position to take the title. They face Ballymoe and Castlerea after this.

Prediction: Moore United.

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division Two

Skyvalley Rovers B v Shiven Rovers B. 11 am

It looks ominous for the home side as they still await their first win. While it would be great to see them take the three points, the smart money is on Shiven.

Prediction: Shiven Rovers B.

RDFL First Division Cup Round One

Lough Harps v Kilkerrin United. 11 am

Fair play to Kilkerrin who upset the predictions last weekend. Can they do it again?

Prediction: Lough Harps.

Saturday, March 18th

The RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2

Strokestown United v Cloonfad United. 7.45 pm

This is a good test of Strokestown’s credentials. Cloonfad to edge it.

Prediction: Cloonfad United.

Sunday, March 19th

The TP Brennan Connacht Cup 2nd Round

Boyle Celtic v Ballymoe FC. 2 pm

All Roscommon tie and Boyle will be on a high following their Junior Cup heroics.

Prediction: Boyle Celtic.

The RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2

Ballinasloe Town B v Dunmore Town B. 11 am

The hosts will have enough here.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town B.

Cloonfad United B v Cam Celtic 2 pm

Cam inflicted a rare defeat on Dysart last weekend and that’ll give them confidence as they travel to Cloonfad.

Prediction: Cam Celtic.

Moore United B v CP Ajax. 2 pm

The visitors will fancy their chances in Moore.

Prediction: CP Ajax.

The Herald Premier Division

Ballinasloe Town v St. John’s Athletic. 2 pm

This could prove to be a huge weekend for Ballinasloe Town. Two wins and they’re right in it.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town.

Norio’s Takeaway Division One

Rahara Rovers v Lough Harps. 2 pm

Lough Harps have a busy weekend but should end it with a place in round two.

Prediction: Lough Harps.

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division Two

Castlerea Celtic B v Ballinagare FC. 2 pm

Both sides need the points but home advantage should swing it.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B.

Roscommon United v Moylough ’79. 2 pm

United have the firepower to hurt most teams in this division.

Prediction: Roscommon United.