Roscommon & District League round-up

Congratulations are extended to Ballinasloe Town who are the new Roscommon & District League Champions. They beat Moore Utd. 3-2 at Moore in the Ruby Oil sponsored Premier Division and were later presented with the Cup by the Roscommon & District League Secretary John Sherlock.   After six minutes of play the Ballinasloe Town captain Mark Duffy opened the scoring for Ballinasloe when he beat the advancing Moore keeper. Darragh Concannon added a second from the penalty spot after Henry Loughnane was fouled. John Greene pulled one back for Moore Utd. with a fine solo goal before half-time but Liam Lynch made sure of the three points when he scored for the winners five minutes into the second half. Derek Kwiatkow scored again for Moore Utd. before the end.   Ballinasloe Town won fourteen out of their seventeen league games played this season to win their second Premier Division Championship.  Defending Champions Castlerea Celtic were beaten 3-2 by Kilkerrin Utd. to end their title hopes. Jimmie Mannion and Giles McDonagh gave the losers a 2-0 advantage early in the game. However Declan Murphy, Brian Geraghty and Liam Stephens scored for Kilkerrin Utd to secure all three points. Earlier in the week Castlerea Celtic beat Heatmerchants 4-1. Jim Mannion, Ronan Curran, Jim Webb and Packie O’Brien scored for Castlerea Celtic.  Kilkerrin Utd. recorded their second win of the Easter period when they beat Ahascragh Utd. 2-1 at Kilkerrin. Brian Geraghty scored both goals for Kilkerrin Utd.  Skyvalley Rovers ended their relegation worries when they beat bottom side Moylough 1-0 at Onagh Park, Taughmaconnell. Damien Caulfield and Eddie Kelly created an opening for John Galvin who headed the only goal of the game with seven minutes left to play.  Glen Celtic look safe from relegation following a 3-1 win over Cloonfad Utd. at Glenamaddy. Declan Costello gave Cloonfad Utd. an early lead but Keith Cunniffe levelled the game from the penalty spot and Sean Kenny and Willie Comer added two more for Glen Celtic before the end.  With just two series of games to be played three points separate Dysart, Ballymoe F.C and Shiven Rvs. at the top of the Athlone Nissan Division 1 points table.  Leaders Ballymoe F.C. were beaten 3-1 at home by Strokestown Utd. Conor Silke scored two and Mark McEvoy one for Strokestown with Michael Gaffey pulling a goal back for the home side.  Dysart are the new leaders of this division after a hard-earned 1-0 win over bottom side Ballinagare at Dysart. Andy Higgins scored a fine goal with fifteen minutes left to play. Baylough Rvs. and Cam Celtic drew 0-0 at Athlone.  In the Abbey Hotel Division 2 Ballinasloe Town finished runners-up behind winners Ericsson F.C. They beat Moore Utd. 3-0. St. Johns Athletic are in a play-off for promotion following a 4-1 win over Skyvalley Rvs. at Lecarrow. Alan Creavin got a hat-trick for St. Johns Athletic and Paul Dolan added one with Cormack McDonald pulling one back for the losers. C.P Ajax drew 1-1 with Manor Utd. and Lough Harps drew 1-1 with Castlerea Celtic.   In the Casey Ford Division 3 Lisnamult are the new leaders following a 2-1 win over nearest challengers Loughglynn Utd. Donald Ward for the losers and David Casey for the winners exchanged goals before Paul Johnson scored the winner for Lisnamult with just two minutes left to play. Cam Celtic and Rahara Rvs. drew 0-0 at Brideswell and Ericsson F.C and Cloonfad Utd. drew 4-4 at Athlone. John Mc Entire scored three and Kieran Heavin one for Ericsson F.C.