Three sent off as Cartron close gap
CARTRON UNITED were six points behind Ballisodare United prior to this fixture and thanks to the availability of the Astro Facility at Cleveragh it was the only Super League fixture that went ahead. John Harte put the home side ahead with a screamer of a strike. However the lead was short lived as Conor Davey equalised to see the sides level at half time. Cartron had Adrian Mc Partland sent off by referee Tomas Oates for a professional foul. Then with 10 minutes to go John Harte hit his second which saw the tie end 2-1 in Cartron United's favour. Ballisodare also had Leigh Kavanagh and Peter Murray sent off. Sligo Pallets Premier League
The Bowl in Boyle was the venue for the Friday evening clash between Boyle Celtic Reserves and Dromore Villa. The reserves side went ahead courtesy of a first half penalty from hitman Dermot Beggan. Villa were not going to be out played and equalised by way of a David Culkin strike which was quickly cancelled out when Beggan hit his second for the home side and saw his team lead 2-1 at the break. James hynes then convefrted a penalty for Villa. Then, in a dramatic finish, Hynes converted his second penalty of the game to give the West Sligo side a great victory.
Real Tubber overcame Stephen Mc Coy's Gurteen Celtic 3-0 on Saturday evening. Dermot Beggan bagged a brace and Mark Burke netted the third to give Alan Henry's Tubber Men the bragging rights in this local derby. The Sligo Town Derby match between M.C.R. F.C. and Glenview Stars was postponed. Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Div. 1.
Jerry O'Grady's league leaders Coolaney United were at home to Enda Maxwells Leitrim Villa who were second from bottom of the league table going into this tie and the difference between top and bottom was visible in the result. A James Ellis hat-trick , a brace from Paul Baker, and one each from Aiden Coleman, Andy Bakon and Declan Mc Cormack saw The home side win 8-2, Luke Donnellan and Brian Gilroy on target for Villa. St Johns B entertained Aclare Celtic who are currently propping up division one and without a win this season. The Carraroe men went ahead courtesy of a Donal Gallagher goal followed on by a superb strike from Dylan Healy from all of thirty yards out which went in off the bottom of the crossbar leaving the Aclare net minder no chance St Johns in control led 2-0 at half time. In the second half substitute Robbie Galvin wrapped up the game with St Johns third. Connacht Junior Cup 3rd Round
Aughanagh Celtic's Connacht Cup 3rd Round tie against St Patricks has been postponed as the Galway League sides pitch was unplayable. The game has been rescheduled for Feb. 10th with a 2.00 P.M kick off and as a result Aughanagh Celtic have been awarded home advantage. J.P. "The Bullet" Brennan leading Scorers
Super League: (14) Owen Nicholson Calry Bohs (13) Paul Mc Tiernan Aughanagh Celtic (11) Ibrahim Savage Ballisodare Utd (10) Niall Brennan Boyle Celtic. Premier League: (17) Stephen Matthews Real Tubber Dermot Beggan Boyle Celtic Res. (13) Stephen Sirle Carrick Town Kenneth Barlow Glenview Stars. Division One : (24) David Blain Merville Utd (15) James Ellis Coolaney Utd. (13) Dylan Edwards Arrow Harps (11) Daniel Hargadon Arrow Harps. Sligo Leitrim & D.S.L. v Sligo Rovers
There is great excitement within the Sligo Leitrim & D.S.L. in anticipation of next Wednesday evening's challenge match between the League representative squad and Airtricity League Champions Sligo Rovers. Over thirty of the league's top players have answered interim Manager John Loftus call up for selection. Mr Loftus has enlisted the assistance of Boyle Celtic's Owen O' Donoghue and Dessie Cawley, the latter a former Manager of the representative team. This will be the first opportunity for local soccer fans to see the Bit O' Red in action in preparation for the forthcoming season.
The following players have been selected to play and are requested to attend at Ray Mac Sharry Park no later than 6.30pm. tomorrow. Admission to the game is €5 children are free. CITY UTD: Gary Rooney, Keith Nibbs, Gareth Kelly, Christopher Kelly , Simon Kelly, Clive Sommers, Martin Ward, Mark McGoldrick, Aaron Murren, Kevin Murren, Paul Devins, Damien Scanlon, Conor Mc Nulty. BOYLE CELTIC: Gerry Brennan, James Carty.CARTRON UTD: Colm Jinks. CALRY BOHS: Conor Griffin, ST.JOHNS: Keith Lynch, Shane Mc Manus, BALLISODARE Utd.: Daragh Healy, Glen Mc Cormack, STRAND CELTIC: Ronan O Donnell, Ferghal O' Hara. GLENVIEW STARS: Stephen Heraughty, REAL TUBBER: Gary Curran.