Dooner’s weekend predictions – February 8th



The league split into two sections last week with the top six facing off against each other and the bottom six doing likewise.

  Ballymoe FC’s derby hoodoo over Castlerea Celtic continued as they kept their hopes for a late title push alive with a 3-2 win.

  Elsewhere, Moore United scraped past Skyvalley Rovers while Roscommon United’s Division Two title hopes took a severe blow in their 4-2 defeat in Cloonfad.

Friday, February 8th

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Strokestown United v Dysart FC. 8 pm

The hosts have already beaten Dysart this season and will be hoping to repeat the dose this weekend.

Prediction: Strokestown United

Saturday, February 9th

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Ballinasloe Town v Boyle Celtic. 7.45 pm

The league’s meanest defence (5 conceded) entertains the most potent attack (42 scored) this Saturday in what should be a cracker. The Town edged the previous encounter (0-1) but Celtic haven’t suffered a league defeat since.

Prediction: Draw

Sunday, February 10th

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Kilkerrin United v St. Peter’s FC. 2 pm

The champions could lay down a marker this weekend.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Norio’s Takeaway Division One (2 pm)

Cam Celtic v Ballinasloe Town B

Home win.

Prediction: Cam Celtic

Dunmore Town v Ahascragh United

Difficult one to call but Dunmore may just edge it.

Prediction: Dunmore Town

Rahara Rovers v Ballaghaderreen FC

Both sides in good form recently but the visitors will be on a high after winning a thriller against CP Ajax last weekend. Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC

Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two (2 pm)

Roscommon United v Glen Celtic

Not an easy fixture to bounce back in for United but they must win to keep their feint title hopes alive.

Prediction: Roscommon United

Skyvalley Rovers B v Cloonfad United B

A super win for Cloonfad last time out and they are now breathing down Roscommon United’s necks. Prediction: Cloonfad United B

St. Cuan’s United v Castlerea Celtic B

Don’t rule out Castlerea stretching their lead at the top this weekend.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B