Dooner’s weekend predictions – January 25th




Best wishes to young Ballymoe FC goalkeeper, Jack Donnellan (18), who suffered a head injury during his side’s Premier Division match against Boyle last Sunday. Jack had to be airlifted to hospital after he was injured attempting to clear a ball inside his own penalty area.

  Thankfully, Jack is recovering and expected to “bounce back and make a quick and full recovery”, according to club chairman Tommy Shaughnessy.

  This Friday night sees Ballinasloe Town entertain old rivals Castlerea Celtic while the rest of the weekend is dominated by the Connacht Cup and Shield.


Friday, January 25th

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division

Ballinasloe Town v Castlerea Celtic. 8 pm

A huge game in the Premier Division title race. The winner will go top.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town

Sunday, January 27th

TP Brennan Connacht Cup Round 3 (2 pm)

Mervue United v Strokestown United

Home win.

Prediction: Mervue United

Castlebar Celtic v Skyvalley Rovers

Celtic will be favourites.

Prediction: Castlebar Celtic

St. Peter’s FC v Ballina Town

The Athlone side can progress against a decent Mayo outfit.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

St. John’s Athletic v Boyle Celtic

The visitors look too strong. Prediction: Boyle Celtic

TP Brennan Connacht Shield Round 1 (2 pm)

Dunmore Town v East United

Away win.

Prediction: East United

Glen Celtic v Colemanstown United

We’ll go with the hosts.

Prediction: Glen Celtic

Coolaney United v Cam Celtic

Away win for the RDFL side. Prediction: Cam Celtic

Fahy Rovers v Ballinasloe Town B

Home advantage should swing it.

Prediction: Fahy Rovers

Kinvara United v St. Cuan’s United

Unhappy travels for St. Cuan’s. Prediction: Kinvara United.

Roscommon United v Snugboro United

The Mayo side will start as favourites.

Prediction: Snugboro United

Norio’s Takeaway Division One

Moylough ’79 v CP Ajax. 11 am

The league leaders to edge this. Prediction: Moylough ‘79

Rahara Rovers v Ahascragh United. 2 pm

Rovers’ three points.

Prediction: Rahara Rovers

Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two

Ballymoe FC B v Manor United. 11 am

The hosts’ struggles look set to continue.

Prediction: Manor United

Skyvalley Rovers B v Castlerea Celtic B. 2 pm

The visitors should return to winning ways.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B