Five-star Shiven clinch title


Huge huge congratulations to Shiven Rovers who were crowned Division One champions last Friday night following their 5-0 win at home to Loughglynn United and a 5-2 win away in Ballinasloe.

  Shiven remain the only team unbeaten across all three divisions and they are worthy champions.

  This weekend the predictions are back, with matches across all three divisions and with some cup games thrown in for good measure. Hopefully our mixed form will continue!

Friday, March 11th

The Herald Challenge Cup Round 1

Ballinasloe Town B v Kilkerrin United (8 pm): Tough one to call, but we reckon Ballinasloe should just have enough, with home advantage. Prediction: Ballinasloe Town B.

Saturday, March 12th

The Herald Premier Division (7.45 pm)

Castlerea Celtic v St. John’s Athletic: St. John’s were beaten last weekend and may find a trip to Castlerea a little too much this weekend. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic.

The Herald Challenge Cup Round 1 (All games at 7.45 pm)

Cloonfad United B v St. John’s Athletic B: I expect St. John’s to struggle again this weekend and Cloonfad to have enough to progress. Prediction: Cloonfad United B.

Glen Celtic v MD Town: The home side should just have enough quality. Prediction: Glen Celtic.

Shiven Rovers v Roscommon United: One of the stand-out ties of the round. Division One champions Rovers will be expected to progress. Prediction: Shiven Rovers.

Moore United v Rahara Rovers: You’d have to worry slightly for the visitors here. Moore United were impressive last weekend. Prediction: Moore United.

Sunday, March 13th

Connacht Junior Cup Round 5 (All games at 2 pm)

Ballaghaderreen FC v West United: No easy games at this point, but I’m biased. Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC.

NUIG v Ballinasloe Town: Ditto Ballinasloe! Prediction: Ballinasloe Town.

The Herald Premier Division (2 pm)

Dysart v MD Town: Both sides were beaten last weekend but Dysart did well to put four past Ballaghaderreen. Prediction: Dysart.

Skyvalley Rovers v Cloonfad United: Both sides need a win but home advantage might just swing it. Prediction: Skyvalley Rovers.

Norio’s Takeaway Division One (11 am)

Ballaghaderreen FC B v Loughglynn United: Loughglynn have endured a mixed run lately but will be looking to get back on track here. Prediction: Loughglynn United.

The Herald Challenge Cup Round 1 (2 pm)

Brazukas v KC Celtic: Brazukas will fancy themselves here. Prediction: Brazukas.

CP Ajax v Ahascragh United: Another interesting tie, could be goals here. Ahascragh should prevail. Prediction: Ahascragh United.