Dysart go top as Coyne on the money

Johnny Coyne smashed home an invaluable winner for Dysart against Castlerea Celtic last weekend.

  The result sees Dysart move to the very summit of the Roscommon & District League Premier Division. Ignore the 1-0 scoreline, this was end to end stuff as both sides looked to lay down a title gauntlet. Coyne swivelled and volleyed home on 56 minutes to see off a brave Castlerea effort.

  It was a day to forget for most of the Division One and Two teams in action in the Connacht Cup with early exits the order of the day.

  The pick of the first-round action came in CP Ajax’s 6-3 defeat to Corofin with Paul Mee and Gerry Leech on target for the Castleplunkett side.

  Shiven Rovers were left feeling down by Tuam side Dynamo Blues as they were beaten 2-1 at home.

  Kilkerrin United were on the end of a 7-1 thumping by Galway side West United. Ballinlough side Lough Harps travelled to Ballyhaunis where they were defeated 3-0.

  Timing was everything for Kiltimagh/Knock, as they broke Glen Celtic’s hearts in the final minute, winning 2-1.

  Loughglynn United provided the silver lining as they ran out 2-0 winners against Galway outfit Barna/Furbo at home. Mark O’Brien produced a man of the match performance with both goals.

  It was relief all-round for Ahascragh United who recorded their first win of the season when they overcame Rahara Rovers 4-0 away from home.

  A sublime solo effort from Kenny English was the pick of the bunch.

  MD Town remain top of the Killeen’s Sports Fields Division 2 following a hard-fought away win against Moore United, the men from Milltown Dunmore grinding out a 2-1 win.

* The Roscommon & District League wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Marie Corcoran. Marie and her family have contributed greatly to the success of the St John’s Athletic Club. As a mark of respect games involving both St John’s Athletic teams were called off on Sunday. May she rest in peace.