Dooner’s wekend predictions – December 16th

Last Sunday’s fixtures fell victim to the snow enabling Ballinasloe Town to leapfrog Boyle Celtic and St. Peter’s to close the gap on Castlerea Celtic. It has the makings of a thrilling title race come the New Year!

  This weekend Roscommon & District League sides are in Connacht Cup action. Best of luck to all teams and here’s hoping for plenty of representation in the third round!

Sunday, 17th December

TP Brennan Connacht Cup Round 2 (2 pm)

Ballaghaderreen FC v Dysart FC

Dysart will fancy this.

Prediction: Dysart FC

Ballymoe FC v St. John’s FC

Home advantage can swing this.

Prediction: Ballymoe FC

NUIG B v St. Peter’s FC

The Athlone side should progress.

Prediction: St. Peter’s FC

Carbury FC v St. John’s Athletic

The Sligo side are in great form.

Prediction: Carbury FC

West United v Castlerea Celtic

Difficult trip but Celtic have enough.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic

Achill Rovers v Shiven Rovers

This is a tough trip for Shiven.

Prediction: Achill Rovers

Cloonfad United v Tuam Celtic

The hosts get the nod here.

Prediction: Cloonfad United

Oughterard v Ballinasloe Town

The RDFL side are really motoring.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town

Boyle Celtic v Galway Hibs

Tough test for Boyle but I fancy them to come through it.

Prediction: Boyle Celtic

Merville United v Rahara Rovers

This should be close and will depend how well Rahara travel.

Prediction: Rahara Rovers

Kiltullagh v Moore United

The Roscommon side will fancy their chances.

Prediction: Moore United

Straide & Foxford v Skyvalley Rovers

The hosts may sneak through.

Prediction: Straide & Foxford

Moylough ’79 v Cois Fharraige

Moylough are enjoying an excellent season and will be quietly confident.

Prediction: Moylough ‘79

Dunmore Town v Merlin

The hosts are struggling.

Prediction: Merlin

TP Brennan Connacht Shield Preliminary Round (2 pm)

Dynamo Blues v Strokestown United

Prediction: Strokestown United

Ballinasloe Town B v Corrib Celtic B

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town B

TP Brennan Connacht Shield Round 1

Hodson Bay Athletic v Claregalway FC B

The Roscommon side should progress.

Prediction: Hodson Bay Athletic

Cam Celtic v Dromore Villa

I fancy Cam here.

Prediction: Cam Celtic

Benbulben FC v Lough Harps

Tricky trip for Harps but can win narrowly.

Prediction: Lough Harps

Killeen Sports Division Two

Roscommon United v Boyle Celtic B

The visitors will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Moylough but United are no pushovers.

Prediction: Draw