Wednesday 16 January 2019

Premier League hots up

The weekend now saw the Andrew Mullen Premier League enter in to its deciding stages with two massive games on the cards. League leaders MCR travelled to fourth placed neighbours Glenview Stars who have a game in hand and prior to the game were well in contention for second spot. The last time this two teams met was on the 10th Sept, a game which MCR won with the only goal of the game scored by Fatih Hamiani.

This had all the hallmarks of a close encounter. But this time MCR were in no mood to take any prisoners. Stars got an early warning when their keeper Sergio Gomez saved a brilliant penalty from Stephen Hallahan but Stars' delight was short lived when Junior International Keith Nibbs fired MCR into the lead on 25 minutes and ten minutes later Ciaran Harvey insured the league leaders were in the driving seat at the half way mark. Keith Nibbs added his second with twenty-five minutes remaining and it was really all over at this stage.

An own goal on the stroke of full-time made little difference to the result. MCR on this form can go all the way,

Stars can still cause major damage and are still good enough for at least a top three position.

Real Tubber, who are comfortable in mid table, welcomed second place high flying Merville Utd to Tubbercurry.

These two-last met in the league on the opening game of the season on the 3rd September a game Merville won by seven goals to nil so confidence would be very high with Merville for this encounter and so it proved to be.

Merville consolidated second spot and will now be mounting a major challenge for honours with this four goals to nil victory.

Once again Ryan Mc Manus with two fine goals aided and abetted with a goal each from Joe Spratt and Donagh Crowne sealed the points for a rampant Merville Utd.

Civic Reception

The league is delighted to announce that the Mayor of Sligo Hubert Keaney will hold a Civic reception to Honour the CEO of the Football Association John Delaney at 7pm on Tuesday the 5th June 2018 in Sligo Council Offices, County Hall, Riverside Sligo. Special guests will be the members of the Sligo - Leitrim Junior Soccer Winners of the Oscar Traynor Trophy July 1985. Invitations to this event will be issued in the coming week.

Oscar Traynor Panel: 7th July 1985.

Francis Finan J.J. Crystal Frank Kennedy Charlie Coyne David Kenny David Finan Charlie Burke John Joe Reilly Michael Cox Tony Rooney Maurice Monaghan Sean Harte John Skeffington Niall Harrison Paul Harte Padraic Mc Manus Mattie Monaghan John Lynch Marceline Gordon Gerry Harte John Carty Glen Young Jim Kelly.

Chairman Michael Boland: Manager Noel M Kennedy Physio Frank Kennedy RIP

Final Notice:

All Cups presented for last season to be returned to the Hon Secretary in Pristine condition by the 9th May after which Disciplinary action will be implemented.


The Annual General Meeting of the League for the 2017/2018 Season will take place in the Sligo Southern Hotel on Monday the 21st May at 8pm.

Sligo Champion