Dooner’s weekend predictions


The Roscommon & District Football League returns this weekend with the first round of the Premier Division Cup and the annual Shield curtain raiser.

  It’ll be interesting to see how new boys Boyle Celtic and St. Peter’s fare this season in what looks like a very strong Premier Division. Best of luck to all involved!

Friday, August 11th

RDFL Premier Division Cup Round 1

Shiven Rovers v Moore United (8 pm)

Moore have been there or thereabouts for the last couple of seasons and I’m not expecting much to change this year. Prediction: Moore United

Saturday, August 12th

RDFL Shield Final

At RDFL grounds:
Ballymoe FC v Castlerea Celtic.
(6.30 pm)

This local rivalry looks set to continue this season. Castlerea’s Challenge Cup win in the last game of last season will give them confidence going into the new campaign. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic

RDFL Premier Division Cup Round 1

Ballaghaderreen FC v St. Peter’s FC. (6.30 pm)

A really interesting fixture this one. St. Peter’s will be looking to get off to a winning start but Ballaghaderreen will be no pushovers. Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Sunday, August 13th

RDFL Premier Division Cup Round 1

St. John’s Athletic v Ballinasloe Town. (12 pm)

The Lecarrow side struggled at times last season and they face a tough opener against the reigning Connacht champions. Prediction: Ballinasloe Town

Cloonfad United v Skyvalley Rovers. 2 pm

Cloonfad were impressive in Division One last season and will provide a test for Skyvalley Rovers. The away side’s Premier experience should see them through however. Prediction: Skyvalley Rovers

Soccer Fixtures

RDFL Umbro Masters Cup Semi-Finals

Dunmore Town v Glen Celtic. 5.30 pm

Ballinasloe Town v Skyvalley Rovers. 6.30 pm