Dooner’s weekend predictions – March 29th



Congratulations to Athlone side St. Peter’s FC who stormed to their second Roscommon & District Football League title in a row following their 3-0 win over ten man Ballymoe FC last Sunday. It was yet another exciting title race and the champions remain the team to beat in both the Challenge Cup and Premier Division Cup this year.


Friday, March 29th

Joe’s Bar Challenge Cup Quarter-Final

Kilkerrin United v Moore United. 8 pm           

The hosts get a hesitant nod for this one.

Prediction: Kilkerrin United

Topline Ward’s Second Division Cup Quarter-Final

Castlerea Celtic B v Manor United. 8 pm           

The Division Two champions should progress to the last four.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

Saturday, March 30th

Joe’s Bar Challenge Cup Quarter-Final

Castlerea Celtic v Ballinasloe Town. 7.45 pm           

Both sides will be hoping to land some silverware this season having lost out on the league title for the second consecutive year to Athlone side St. Peter’s. I expect a fired up home side to squeeze through.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic

Topline Ward’s Second Division Cup Quarter-Final

Shiven Rovers B v Roscommon United. 7.45 pm

The visitors will want to end the season with some silverware to their name. They should progress this weekend.

Prediction: Roscommon United

Sunday, March 31st

TP Brennan Connacht Cup Quarter-Final

Boyle Celtic v Manulla FC. 2 pm           

The impressive Roscommon & District Football League side gets our full support for this last eight tie.

Prediction: Boyle Celtic

TP Brennan Connacht Shield Quarter-Final

Mervue United B v Glen Celtic. 2 pm           

Mervue were extremely impressive winners over Roscommon United in the previous round and will be formidable opponents for Glen this weekend.

Prediction: Mervue United B

Joe’s Bar Challenge Cup Quarter-Final

St. Peter’s FC v Skyvalley Rovers B. 2 pm           

The Premier Division champions are heavy favourites.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Norio’s Takeaway Division One (2 pm)

CP Ajax v Rahara Rovers

The home side gets the nod here.

Prediction: CP Ajax

Moylough ’79 v Dunmore Town

A comfortable home win.

Prediction: Moylough ‘79

St. John’s Athletic v Ahascragh United           

The Lecarrow side will be hoping to stay second this weekend.

Prediction: St. John’s Athletic