Dooner’s Weekend Predictions – 13th January 2017

Very few stalemates last weekend with most of the heavy favourites winning. Spare a thought for Ballymoe who despite winning ten games out of ten are only two points ahead of a team who boast a far superior goals scored record and have also conceded one less. The league leaders have a game in hand over second placed Moore United, who themselves have been in superb form.

  Forget Merseyside v Manchester this Sunday, Ballymoe take on Ballinasloe Town while Ballaghaderreen entertain Castlerea Celtic in the Premier Division. I’ll be at the Ballaghaderreen game so pop over and say hello – unless you’re a Liverpool fan! (I jest!)

Friday, January 13th

Killeen Sportsgrounds RDFL Division Two

Shiven Rovers B v Cam Celtic (8 pm): The previous fixture was a drab 0-0. Things have changed since then. Prediction: Cam Celtic

Saturday, January 14th

The Herald Premier Division

Shiven Rovers v Ahascragh United (7.45 pm): It’s very tight at the bottom but Shiven have a great opportunity to put even more daylight between themselves and Brazukas. Prediction: Shiven Rovers

Norio’s Takeaway Division 1

Cloonfad United v Dysart FC (7.45 pm): Last chance saloon for Cloonfad. Prediction: Draw

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division 2

Moore United B v Hodson Bay Athletic (7.45 pm): The visitors have been the most entertaining team across three divisions and this should be a cracker. Prediction: Draw

Sunday, January 15th

The Herald Premier Division

Skyvalley Rovers v Moore United (11.30 am): Moore have been terrific this season. Prediction: Moore United

Brazukas v St. John’s Athletic (11.30 am): The Brazilians have already thumped St. John’s away from home. Prediction: Brazukas

Ballymoe FC v Ballinasloe Town (2 pm): Ballinasloe haven’t enjoyed playing the other teams in the top four so far. Prediction: Ballymoe FC

Ballaghaderreen FC v Castlerea Celtic (2 pm): Castlerea have only dropped points against the top two this season. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic

Norio’s Takeaway Division 1 (All 2 pm kick-offs)

Ballinasloe Town B v CP Ajax: The visitors should win comfortably. Prediction: CP Ajax

Dunmore Town v Rahara Rovers: Rahara have endured a dismal season so far. Prediction: Dunmore Town

Lough Harps v Glen Celtic: The home side look stronger. Prediction: Lough Harps

Loughglynn United v Kilkerrin United: The visitors will be hoping for a repeat of the 3-0 win earlier in the season. Prediction: Kilkerrin United

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division 2

Castlerea Celtic B v Cloonfad United B (11.30 am): The home side will be out for revenge. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

Ballinagare FC v Roscommon United (2 pm): What is it with teams called United refusing to go away? Prediction: Roscommon United

Moylough ’79 v Dunmore Town B (2 pm): The home side have what it takes to overcome Dunmore as they’ve shown before. Prediction: Moylough ‘79