Dooner’s weekend predictions – March 16th


A huge game in the race for the Premier Division title on Friday night as Castlerea Celtic play host to Ballinasloe Town with both sides looking to bounce back from defeat last time out. Elsewhere, Boyle Celtic will be hoping to make the last four in the Connacht Cup when they entertain Mervue United.


Friday, March 16th

RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2

Strokestown United v Moylough ’79. 8 pm

This should make for an interesting battle.

Prediction: Strokestown United

Herald Premier Division (8 pm)

Castlerea Celtic v Ballinasloe Town

Shock defeats for both sides last weekend mean that St. Peter’s are firmly in the driving seat.

Prediction: Draw

Shiven Rovers v Ballymoe FC

Shiven looked good last time out and will be favourites this weekend.

Prediction: Shiven Rovers

St. Peter’s FC v Moore United

The Athlone side’s relentless march to the title shows no sign of slowing down.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division 2

Glen Celtic v Castlerea Celtic B

The hosts will be favourites to claim three points this weekend.

Prediction: Glen Celtic

Saturday, March 17th

RDFL Challenge Cup Round 1

Lough Harps v Hodson Bay Athletic. 11 am

Lough Harps to progress.

Prediction: Lough Harps

RDFL Challenge Cup Round 2

Rahara Rovers v Kilkerrin United. 11 am

The Division One leaders should go through to the next round.

Prediction: Kilkerrin United

Herald Premier Division (11 am)

Ballaghaderreen FC v Dysart FC

Dysart will be favourites.

Prediction: Dysart FC

Skyvalley Rovers v St. John’s Athletic

The hosts’ win over Castlerea last weekend should give them confidence for the rest of the campaign.

Prediction: Draw

Norio’s Takeaway Division One

Dunmore Town v CP Ajax. 11 am

Both sides were well beaten last time out but there shouldn’t be much between them this weekend.

Prediction: Draw

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division Two

Skyvalley Rovers B v Cam Celtic. 11 am

Cam will be too strong for the hosts.

Prediction: Cam Celtic

Sunday, March 18th

TP Brennan Connacht Cup Quarter-Final

Boyle Celtic v Mervue United. 2 pm

Home advantage for the Premier Division side should see them through.

Prediction: Boyle Celtic