Dooner’s weekend predictions – November 9th





There are a couple of stand out ties this weekend including the meeting of Ballinasloe Town and Castlerea Celtic in the Connacht Junior Cup and a local derby between Roscommon United and Manor United in Division Two.

Friday, November 9th

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division           

At Lecarrow: Skyvalley Rovers v Ballymoe FC. 8 pm

The 2017 champions have been terrific so far this season.

Prediction: Ballymoe FC

Saturday, November 10th

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division (7.45 pm)

Moore United v Boyle Celtic

League leaders Boyle could face a stern examination of their title credentials this weekend but will be expected to prevail.

Prediction: Boyle Celtic

Shiven Rovers v Strokestown United

The hosts will be favourites.

Prediction: Shiven Rovers

Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two

Cloonfad United B v Castlerea Celtic B

Division Two leaders Castlerea will be expected to extend their lead at the top of the table ahead of Sunday’s big matches.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

Sunday, November 11th

FAI New Balance Junior Cup Round 4 (2 pm)

Ballinasloe Town v Castlerea Celtic

A mouth-watering tie in prospect. Home advantage may swing it in Ballinasloe’s favour but the visitors have been impressive on the road this season.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town. Narrowly.           

St. Peter’s FC v Carbury FC           

The defending RDFL champions should have enough to account for Carbury.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division (2 pm)

Dysart FC v Kilkerrin United

The visitors can take heart from their performance against Castlerea last weekend and will be confident going to Dysart this Sunday.

Prediction: Kilkerrin United                       

Norio’s Takeaway Division One (2 pm unless stated)

St. John’s Athletic v Rahara Rovers.11 am

While the future looks a little brighter for Rahara following their win over Ballinasloe, the hosts will be favourites this weekend.

Prediction: St. John’s Athletic

Ahascragh United v Moylough ‘79           

The visitors should prevail. Prediction: Moylough ‘79

CP Ajax v Cam Celtic

The Castleplunkett side will be eager to take advantage of any Moylough slip-up. Prediction: CP Ajax

Dunmore Town v Ballaghaderreen FC                       

Dunmore are capable of getting a result at home but the visitors are slight favourites.

Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC

Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two

Ballymoe FC B v Shiven Rovers B. 11 am

Shiven seem capable of upping their performance against the stronger sides in this division. They should have few problems in Ballymoe.

Prediction: Shiven Rovers B

Roscommon United v Manor United. 11 am

A huge game in Division Two this Sunday as Roscommon United welcome Manor United. I’m leaning towards the hosts here but it will be close.

Prediction: Roscommon United           

Skyvalley Rovers B v Glen Celtic. 2 pm           

This could be a big weekend for Glen.

Prediction: Glen Celtic