Sunday 25 March 2018

Boyle move a step closer to the title

Forest Celtic captain, Kenny Appleby receiving the Emmet O'Connor Memorial Cup from Emmet's dad, Martin O'Connor at the Sligo Rovers Astro Turf final.
Forest Celtic captain, Kenny Appleby receiving the Emmet O'Connor Memorial Cup from Emmet's dad, Martin O'Connor at the Sligo Rovers Astro Turf final.

Defeat of Aughanagh Celtic in derby

Boyle Celtic maintained their dominance of the Super League with a blistering performance in this all local derby game at Celtic Park with neighbours Aughanagh Celtic. Aughanagh have proved a very good side this year and are second on the leader board but Boyle appear to have the steel that makes Champions. Two goals apiece for Niall Brennan and Brian Mc Crann earned the priceless three points for Boyle Celtic with Nigel Hargadon hitting the only goal for an excellent Aughanagh Celtic.

Boyle have now played twenty one games and last but not least they await City United in what promises to be a block buster all things being equal when they meet than a draw will do Boyle who are at home but City will not relinquish their crown easily its still all to play for but the ball is firmly in the Boyle court.

Ballisodare United completed their league campaign in style hitting Ballymote Celtic for four thanks to a double from Daragh Healy a Conor Davey cracker plus a stunning goal from Toyan Said putting Ballisodare United in fifth place at present and safe, Conor Meehan responded once for Ballymote Celtic who now find themselves in relegation territory but this is nothing new to the Wizard manager Sean Irwin and he will get the best out of his squad for their final encounter at home to City United next Sunday could be shocks all round.

Sligo Pallets Premier League:

Dessie O'Connor saw his brave band of warriors come from behind to win by the odd goal in five at home in the Bowl in Mullaghmore against an excellent MCR Dario Williams and Ciaran Harvey had MCR ahead with Lorcan Mulgrew pulling one back for Cliffoney just before half time. Ben Spellman levelled affairs midway through the second half and five minutes from the final whistle up popped Paddy Mc Gloin to snatch a glorious winner to give some breathing space in this relegation dog fight.

Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One:

Alan Farry fired Coolaney United into the lead away St John's B who can thank Darren Brennan for a share of the points when he hit home a beauty of an equaliser.

Merville United continue their relentless march for glory hitting fourteen goals past a brave Easkey Harps who on the day were no match for a very experienced an lethal Merville United. Simon Gilmartin bagged five goals David Blain notched four Glen Shaanon and Brian Mc Combe added two each with Conor Davey rounding of the goal feast for Merville United.

J.P. Brennan Leading Goal-scorers: Super League Top Scorers (25) Niall Brennan Boyle Celtic, (18) Ibrahim Savage Ballisodare Utd, (15) Paul Mc Tiernan Aughanagh Celtic, (14) Owen Nicholson Calry Bohs. Premier League Top Scorers: (20) Stephen Matthews Real Tubber (19) Dermot Beggan Boyle Celtic Res. (16) Kenneth Barlow Glenview Stars. (14) Stephen Sirle Carrick Town Division One Top Scorers: (29) David Blain Merville Utd, (24) Dylan Edwards Arrow Harps, (23) Simon Gilmartin Merville Utd. (17) James Ellis Coolaney Utd.

Sligo Champion