Dooner’s weekend predictions – January 26th


Not many could have predicted Castlerea Celtic’s second half implosion against Boyle Celtic last Saturday evening in Lecarrow. The league leaders surrendered a two goal half-time lead as Boyle blew them away with six second half goals.

  Castlerea will now be looking over their shoulders as St. Peter’s and Ballinasloe Town look to take advantage of their games in hand.

  This weekend, the Roscommon & District League side is in action against the AUL in the Oscar Traynor Cup last 16. The game is in Lecarrow at 2 pm and the RDFL would appreciate your support as they face stern opposition.

Saturday, January 27th

Herald Premier Division

Moore United v Ballaghaderreen FC. 7.45 pm

Moore were well beaten by St. Peter’s last time out but should bounce back here.

Prediction: Moore United

RDFL Challenge Cup Preliminary Round

Ballinasloe Town B v Shiven Rovers B. 7.45 pm           

It’s hard to look beyond the Division One leaders in this tie.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town B

Killeen Sports Division Two

Castlerea Celtic B v Cloonfad United B. 7.45 pm           

The hosts are slight favourites here.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

Sunday, January 28th

RDFL Challenge Cup Preliminary Round

Ahascragh United v Dunmore Town. 11 am

This will be close but Ahascragh should make it through.

Prediction: Ahascragh United

Game of the Week

Oscar Traynor Trophy (Last 16)

Roscommon & District League v Athletic Union League (AUL Dublin). 2 pm           

This promises to be a tough test for the RDFL against a side made up of the best Dublin has to offer at this level. The hosts can take heart from their brilliant result away to the Clare League earlier in the campaign. It’s also clear to see that the standard of football in the county has been on an upward curve of late. This game will be well worth the trip to Lecarrow. Hopefully I’m wrong, but the heart says RDFL and the head says AUL.

Prediction: AUL

Norio’s Takeaway Division One (11 am)

CP Ajax v Hodson Bay Athletic

Hodson Bay will be hoping to end the Casleplunkett side’s recent run of good form.

Prediction: Hodson Bay Athletic

Kilkerrin United v Strokestown United

Very little between these sides. Hopefully another goal-fest this weekend.

Prediction: Draw

Killeen Sports Division Two (11 am)

Cam Celtic v Boyle Celtic B

The visitors can go top this weekend.

Prediction: Boyle Celtic B

Skyvalley Rovers B v Roscommon United

United will be hoping to continue their recent run.

Prediction: Roscommon United