Dooner’s weekend predictions – April 5th



Ballinasloe Town and Glen Celtic upset the predictions last weekend and enjoyed very impressive wins in the Challenge Cup and Connacht Shield respectively.

  Meanwhile, Boyle Celtic crashed out of the Connacht Cup following a 2-1 defeat after extra-time against Manulla.

  This Friday, Ballinasloe travel to Shiven in the Premier Division Cup last eight while St. Peter’s entertain Boyle Celtic in the pick of the matches on Saturday.


Friday, April 5th


Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Kilkerrin United v Ballymoe FC. 8 pm

The visitors will be favourites this Friday evening.

Prediction: Ballymoe FC

Hanly Quarries Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final

Shiven Rovers v Ballinasloe Town. 8 pm           

The Town are formidable in cup competitions as they proved against Castlerea last weekend.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town


Saturday, April 6th


Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division/Hanly Quarries Premier Division Cup Round One           

At Lecarrow: St. Peter’s FC v Boyle Celtic. 7 pm           

This promises to be a cracking tie between two of the best sides in the top flight. The champions will start as favourites.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Moore United v Strokestown United. 7.45 pm           

Home win.

Prediction: Moore United


Sunday, April 7th


Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Cloonfad United v Dysart FC. 11 am

The hosts should pick up three points at the expense of relegated Dysart.

Prediction: Cloonfad United

Castlerea Celtic v Ballinasloe Town. 2 pm           

Castlerea will be hoping for some revenge this weekend and it will all depend on how Ballinasloe come through their cup game on Friday night.

Prediction: Draw

Norio’s Takeaway Division One (11 am)

Ballaghaderreen FC v Dunmore Town

A comfortable Ballagh’ win.

Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC

Cam Celtic v CP Ajax           

The Castleplunkett side should edge this. Prediction: CP Ajax

St. John’s Athletic v Moylough ‘79

The Division One champions will be slight favourites but it won’t be easy against their nearest challengers this season.

Prediction: Moylough ‘79                       

Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two (2 pm)

Ballymoe FC B v Skyvalley Rovers B

Away win.

Prediction: Skyvalley Rovers B

Cloonfad United B v Castlerea Celtic B

The champions were beaten by Cloonfad in the cup last week and will be hoping to put the record straight in the league.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

Glen Celtic v St. Cuan’s United

Glen upset the predictions last weekend with a fine win over Mervue United B. They are tipped to pick up three league points this weekend.

Prediction: Glen Celtic           

Manor United v Roscommon United

The visitors will be hoping to book their place in a promotion/relegation play-off.

Prediction: Roscommon United