Dooner’s weekend predictions

Firstly, let me point out that there was just one wrong prediction last week. Tekkers!

  As for performance of the week and probably the season, seeing as I can’t nominate myself I’ll have to give it to Ballinasloe Town’s stand-in goalkeeper, Padraig Maloney.

  Ballinasloe were playing Connacht Cup holders, Mervue United of Galway, in the Connacht Junior Cup semi-final. In a game went all the way to penalties Maloney saved three! Safe to say it’s a lifetime of free pints in Joe’s for that man.

  Huge congratulations also go to Lough Harps who won the Division Two title at the weekend.

  Right, time for this week’s predictions…no pressure…

Friday, April 22nd

The Herald Premier Division (8 pm)

Castlerea Celtic v Ballaghaderreen FC: Castlerea are chasing the league title and could take a huge step here. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic.

Moore United v MD Town: Moore United aren’t yet out of the title hunt and will expect to power past MD Town this weekend.  Prediction: Moore United.

Division Two Cup Round 2 (6.30 pm)

CP Ajax v Roscommon United: Roscommon United don’t do draws, no extra-time here. CP Ajax will be confident of going all the way. Prediction: CP Ajax.

Saturday, April 23rd

The Herald RDFL Cup Quarter-Final

Shiven Rovers v Lough Harps: Tie of the weekend! Gerry Tully and Vincent Brooks have confirmed that the Champion’s League anthem will be played before this one.  Prediction: Shiven Rovers.

The Herald Premier Division (6.30 pm)

Ballymoe FC v Dysart FC: Motivation shouldn’t be a problem for Dysart here as they look to stay off bottom. Ballymoe may struggle but still have enough. Prediction: Ballymoe FC.

Sunday, April 24th

The Herald Premier Division

Ballaghaderreen FC v Moore United 12 pm: Moore could heap more misery on Ballaghaderreen this weekend. Prediction: Moore United.

Skyvalley Rovers v Ballinasloe Town 2 pm: The champions have no choice, they simply must win. Prediction: Ballinasloe Town.

Norio’s Takeaway Division 1 (2 pm)

Loughglynn United v Brazukas: This will be close. Prediction: Draw. 

Kilkerrin United v Ballaghaderreen FC B: The home side are too strong. Prediction: Kilkerrin United.

Rahara Rovers v Ballinasloe Town B: Visitors all the way. Prediction: Ballinasloe Town B.

Killeen Sports Ground Division 2 (2 pm)

KC Celtic v CP Ajax: See above. Prediction: CP Ajax.

Division 2 Cup Round 1 (2 pm)

MD Town B v Cloonfad United B: The home side should just have enough. Prediction: MD Town B.