Dooner’s weekend predictions

Well last weekend wasn’t one of our best, but, as Steven Gerrard once said: “We go again!” –and as we all know it worked out really well for him.

  The season is coming to an end and there seems to be a new cup to play for each week.

There is however one fixture which looms large this weekend: the Super Sunday title showdown between champions, Ballinasloe Town and league leaders, Castlerea Celtic. Cue Sky Sports style ads with tense music please…

Thursday, May 5th

Premier Division Cup Round 1 (7 pm unless stated)

Ballaghaderreen FC v Castlerea Celtic: Castlerea face into a huge weekend, and may rest players. Should still have enough. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic.

Moore United v Skyvalley Rovers (8 pm): The home side will prove just too strong for Skyvalley here and may be a good outside bet to win this competition. Prediction: Moore United.

Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final (8 pm)

Ballinasloe Town v Ballymoe FC: There’s something ominous about Ballinasloe lately. Prediction: Ballinasloe Town.

Friday, May 6th

Division 1 Cup Round 1 (7 pm)

Rahara Rovers v Brazukas: Only one winner here. Prediction: Brazukas.

Division 1 Cup Quarter-Final (8 pm)

Shiven Rovers v Kilkerrin United: This could be very one-sided as the champions look for more silverware. Prediction: Shiven Rovers.

Saturday, May 7th

Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final (7.30 pm)

Cloonfad United v MD Town: Both sides looking for a silver lining. Prediction: Cloonfad United. Just.

Division 2 Cup Quarter-Final (7.30 pm)

Moore United B v Moylough ’79: The visitors will prevail with a goal or two to spare. Prediction: Moylough ’79.

Sunday, May 8th

The Herald Premier Division (2 pm)

Ballinasloe Town v Castlerea Celtic: Castlerea won the first meeting 3-1 last October but may yet rue the heavy defeat to Skyvalley Rovers after Christmas. The champions have been dogged lately. Prediction: Ballinasloe Town.

Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final (2 pm)

Dysart FC v St. John’s Athletic: We’re opting for an away win here. Prediction: St. John’s Athletic.

First Division Cup Quarter-Final (2 pm)

Ahascragh United v Ballinasloe Town B: This should be a cracker. Prediction: Entertaining draw.


Loughglynn United v Glen Celtic: Anti-climatic end to the season for both sides. Prediction: Glen Celtic.


Second Division Cup Quarter-Final (2 pm)

MD Town B v CP Ajax: Cracking cup-tie in store. Prediction: CP Ajax.


Lough Harps v KC Celtic: KC Celtic will be braced for an onslaught.

Prediction: Lough Harps by three or four.