Dooner’s weekend predictions


The big games are coming thick and fast in the Premier Division. Boyle Celtic host Castlerea Celtic this Saturday with both sides still firmly in the title race.

  Elsewhere, in Division Two, Rahara Rovers and Boyle’s B team will be hoping to keep pace with Moylough ’79 at the top of the table. This could be the weekend we see sides making huge strides in the race for silverware.

Thursday, January 18th

The Herald Premier Division

Moore United v St. Peter’s FC. 8 pm

The visitors will be expected to win this and put pressure on both Boyle Celtic and Castlerea Celtic ahead of their clash on Saturday.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Saturday, January 20th

The Herald Premier Division

Boyle Celtic v Castlerea Celtic. 7.45 pm

Boyle might have a game in hand but this is a must-win. A draw would suit Castlerea more and that’s what looks most likely.

Prediction: Draw

Killeen Sports Division Two

Shiven Rovers B v Cloonfad United B. 7.45 pm

Could go either way but the home side gets the nod.

Prediction: Shiven Rovers B

Sunday, January 21st

TP Brennan Connacht Cup Round 3 (2 pm)

Mervue United v Ballymoe FC

Ballymoe went down to St. John’s Athletic last weekend and may find the going difficult away from home this weekend.

Prediction: Mervue United

Renmore v Ballinasloe Town

Ballinasloe Town were well beaten last weekend but I see them progressing here.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town

The Herald Premier Division

Dysart FC v Skyvalley Rovers. 11 am

The hosts have looked that little bit stronger this season and will be hoping to put daylight between themselves and St. John’s this weekend.

Prediction: Dysart FC

Ballaghaderreen FC v St. John’s Athletic. 2 pm

St. John’s narrowly won the reverse fixture in Lecarrow earlier in the season. There is very little between these sides. Prediction: Draw

Norio’s Takeaway Division One

Hodson Bay Athletic v Ballinasloe Town B. 11 am

The hosts are in good form and the league leaders will find it difficult.

Prediction: Draw

Dunmore Town v Kilkerrin United. 2 pm

Kilkerrin are favourites for this local derby.

Prediction: Kilkerrin United

Killeen Sports Division Two (2 pm)

Castlerea Celtic B v Skyvalley Rovers B

The home side will be favourites here.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

Moylough ’79 v Glen Celtic

The league leaders could take a big step towards the title this weekend.

Prediction: Moylough ‘79

Rahara Rovers v Boyle Celtic B

Moylough ’79 will be hoping this prediction comes true.

Prediction: Draw

Roscommon United v Cam Celtic

This should be a decent game.

Prediction: Draw