Roscommon & District League round-up

This weekend the Umbro sponsored FAI Junior Cup took centrestage with third Round games due to be played. Ballinasloe Town 4 Shiven Rovers 2  Earlier in the week Ballinasloe Town beat Shiven Rovers 4-2 after extra time in Round 2 of the Umbro FAI Junior Cup. Emmet Kelly scored two while Gary Canavan and Liam Lynch added one each. Paul Ruane and Mike Turley replied for Shiven Rovers. Ballinasloe Town 2 Arrow Harps 1 On Sunday they were hosts to the Sligo Super league side Arrow Harps and Ballinasloe Town won 2-1. Emmett Kelly gave Ballinasloe Town a second half lead with a fine strike from outside the penalty area. Arrow Harps struck back and Tom Fagan levelled the game. In the closing stages of the game Liam Lynch scored the winner for Ballinasloe Town with good volley. Loughglynn 3 Abbey United 4 Roscommon & District league Division 2 side Loughglynn Utd. played really well but were beaten 4-3 in the end. This was a cracking game of football, a good advert  for the Roscommon league.  Lisnamult into next round Danny Doyle’s Lisnamult Celtic received a walkover against the Sligo side Treacy Celtic. Castlerea Celtic v Manorhamilton  Game was postponed due to the bad weather. Premier Division: Shiven Rovers 0 Kilkerrin United 0 In the only fixture in the Ruby Oil sponsored Premier Division Shiven Rovers missed the chance to go top of the league table but were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Kilkerrin United Up next for Shiven Rovers is a local derby at home with Glen Celtic. Prediction: With Rovers at home this looks a good bet for a home win. Athlone Nissan Division One:  Ahascragh United 0 Rahara Rovers 1 Rahara Rovers are the clear leaders of the Athlone Nissan Division 1 following a hard earned 1-0 victory over table toppers Ahascragh United.    Star man for Rahara Rovers was Damien Donnelly who scored the only goal of the game as he beat the full-back before rifling a shot to the Ahascragh goal to give the points to Rovers. Up next for league leaders Rahara Rovers is a home game with Manor United. Prediction: It looks like a home banker to me. Up next for Ahascragh United is an away game in Strokestown. Prediction: Ahascragh United should win this one.  Moylough 1 St. John’s Athletic 2 St. Johns Athletic beat Moylough 2-1 away at Moylough on Saturday to go into second place. Gordon O’Connor headed Peter Tilley’s men into the lead before half time and Alan Creavin made it 2-0 for the Lecarrow side. Moylough won and converted a penalty kick with four minutes of time left on the clock.  Casey Ford Division Three St John’s Athletic 2 Moore United 3 Moore United are the new leaders of the Casey Ford Division 3 following a 3-2 win over St John’s Athletic second side. Arnold Donnelly and Paddy Glennon gave St. Johns Athletic the perfect start. However Paul Dunning struck twice for Moore United to level the game before half time and Edson scored the winner for Moore in the second half. Cam Celtic 1 Castlerea Celtic 2 Castlerea Celtic are two points behind the leaders following a 2-1 win over Cam Celtic at Strokestown. Seamus Coyne and Patrick Egan gave Castlerea Celtic 1a 2-0 lead and Cam Celtic pulled a goal back with three minutes left to play. Ballymoe FC 4 KC Celtic 4 This was the game of the day with a total of 8 goals scored which saw Ballymoe FC and KC Celtic drew 4-4 at Ballymoe. The home side were 2-1 ahead at half-time but had to come from 4-2 down to snatch a point.  John Connaughton scored two and Derek Connaughton and Keith Collins added one each for Ballymoe. Kieran Finn scoring two and Barry Shea and Kieran Murphy got one each for the Kilconnell side.