Soccer: Dooner’s weekend predictions


Squeaky bum time in Roscommon! Some huge games this weekend but the pick of the action is Castlerea’s visit to Moore on Sunday. A win for either could prove crucial in the race for the Premier Division title.

Friday, April 21st

The Herald Premier Division

Ballinasloe Town v Skyvalley Rovers. 8 pm

Ballinasloe could finish the season on 47 points, which may yet be enough to win the title. A win here will keep the pressure on the top three.

Prediction: Ballinasloe Town

Shiven Rovers v Ballymoe FC. 8 pm

Ballymoe have a game in hand at the top but goal difference could prove crucial. A convincing win here would make the run-in even more interesting.

Prediction: Ballymoe FC

Saturday, April 22nd

First Division Cup Quarter-Final

CP Ajax v Kilkerrin United. 6 pm

This could take extra-time and penalties. Either way, the game is down for Tarmon. I repeat, Tarmon!

Prediction: CP Ajax (home side), possibly on penalties.

Cloonfad United v Dunmore Town. 7.30 pm

The home side have had a good season and should expect to challenge in this competition.

Prediction: Cloonfad United

Glen Celtic v Dysart FC. 7.30 pm

The champions are favourites to wrap up a double.

Prediction: Dysart FC

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division Two

Moore United B v Castlerea Celtic B. 7.45 pm

Home side to finish on a high.

Prediction: Moore United B

Sunday, April 23rd

The Herald Premier Division (2 pm)

St. John’s Athletic v Ahascragh United

The home side have a terrific chance to leapfrog Skyvalley Rovers. Must-win.

Prediction: St. John’s Athletic

Moore United v Castlerea Celtic

The champions can take a huge step towards retaining the league title this weekend.

Prediction: Castlerea Celtic

Killeen Sportsgrounds Division Two (2 pm)

Ballinagare FC v Skyvalley Rovers B

Ballinagare’s season has turned sour but they have an opportunity to finish on a high.

Prediction: Ballinagare FC

Cam Celtic v Strokestown United

The visitors should end a terrific season unbeaten.

Prediction: Strokestown United

Moylough ‘79 v Cloonfad United B

Home advantage could prove key here.

Prediction: Moylough ‘79

Roscommon United v Hodson Bay Athletic

Expecting an entertaining game between these two. It’ll probably finish 0-0!

Prediction: Hodson Bay Athletic

Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final

Ballaghaderreen FC v Brazukas FC. 2 pm

The home side will expect to progress.

Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC

The Herald Premier Division

Ballinasloe Town v Ballymoe FC. 8 pm

A must-win for both teams as they look to keep pace at the top of the table. A draw will suit neither.

Prediction: Draw