Congratulations to Castlerea Celtic who grabbed a measure of consolation and revenge last Saturday as they retained the Challenge Cup, beating Ballymoe FC 3-1. The Castlerea supporters were in fine voice on the sideline, although there was one woman who spent the entire 90 minutes living on her nerves! Green and white relief all round when Curran and Bligh got the all-important goals. However, I felt sorry for Ballymoe captain John Connaughton as the second yellow looked innocuous enough.
Elsewhere, Connacht kingpins Ballinasloe Town were at it again as they clinched their fourth Connacht Cup with a 3-2 won over West United. Eoin McCormack’s transfer value has sky-rocketed following his hat-trick, the fax machine at Ballinasloe’s new clubhouse will surely ‘malfunction’ as they fend off interest this summer!
Finally, congratulations to Strokestown United who clinched a hard earned double last weekend. United scraped past an impressive Cam Celtic side 1-0 to add the Second Division Cup to the Second Division title they won a few weeks ago.
The senior soccer season comes to an end this Saturday as Moore United and Ballinasloe Town do battle in the Premier Division Cup Final. It has been an extremely entertaining season with each of the top three sides in the Premier Division claiming honours. It would wrap things up rather nicely if Moore United were to retain the Premier Division Cup!
Saturday, June 3rd
RDFL Premier Division Cup Final
At Lecarrow: Moore United v Ballinasloe Town. 6 pm
Last year’s Premier Division Cup winners entertain this year’s Connacht champions. Ballinasloe will be hoping to end their fantastic season on a high by adding this trophy to the provincial crown they won in Galway last Sunday. Moore on the other hand would like to have something to show for a season in which they have been competitive against the top sides. The momentum is firmly with Ballinasloe.
Prediction: Ballinasloe Town