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Weekend Review - 18th/19th August


  • Kiltimagh/Knock United v Ballina Town - 19/08/2018
  • Kiltimagh/Knock United v Ballina Town - 19/08/2018
  • Kiltimagh/Knock United v Ballina Town - 19/08/2018
  • Kiltimagh/Knock United v Ballina Town - 19/08/2018

Manulla B become the first side to win promotion, Ballyvary Blue Bombers go top of League Two while Ballina Town B and Snugboro continue to lead the way in the Super League and the Premier League.

Elverys Sports Super League

Ballyglass eased their relegation fears with a convincing 4-1 win over bottom of the table Iorras Aontaithe on Saturday evening. Darren Murray and Evan Connolly both scored twice as Tom Connolly’s side moved four points clear of the drop.

Westport United strengthen their grip on second place as they ended the 10 game unbeaten run of Claremorris with a 3-2 win at United Park. Jesper Frisch, Brandon Scahill were on target for John Russell’s side while the third goal was deflected in off Claremorris defender Harvey O’Brein

Ballina Town are now just one win away from being crowned Super League champions after a 7-1 win over Kiltimagh/Knock United earlier today. Mick Duffy’s side went in 2-0 up at the break as Dylan McKee and Dylan Edwards put them in control. Kiltimagh/Knock pulled a goal back five minutes into the second half but that was as good as it got for Aiden Flatley’s side as Ballina showed their class to run out comfortable winners in the end. Jamie Cawley made it 3-1 just after the hour mark before McKee got his second five minutes later. Ciaran Gaughan then made it 5-1 with the Super League’s topscorer Benny Lavelle getting the final two goals to taking his tally to eighteen league goals.

Manulla didn’t suffer a cup hangover as they continued their good run of form with a 4-1 win over Straide & Foxford United. Dean Fadden, Franny DeSilva, Jackson DeSilva and Lorcan Conroy got the goals for Connie Morrissey’s side while Paul Moran hit the lone reply for Straide & Foxford.

Castlebar Celtic moved into third place with a 7-3 win over Ballyheane on Sunday afternoon. Jason Hunt was the star of the show as he scored five goals with the other two coming from Ger O’Boyle and Ben Murphy. The defeat leaves Ballyheane in deep relegation trouble but with games against the three other teams involved in the relegation battle to come they still have time to produce another miracle escape like they have in the last two seasons.

CastleCourt Hotel Premier League
Fahy Rovers
made it four wins from five with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bangor Hibs on Saturday evening in the torrential rain at Solar 21 Park. Simon Duffy gave Fahy the lead after only three minutes as he pounced on a weak back pass to round the keeper and finish into the empty net. Patrick O’Connell doubled their lead ten minutes later and Gavin Walmsley added a third in the final ten minutes.

Glenhest Rovers are still in the promotion race after a 4-2 win over Achill Rovers. Cormac Reilly, Shane Loftus, Chris Rowland from the penalty spot and David Walsh were on target for the home side as they made it two wins in a row but they still remain four points behind Ballyhaunis Town in the race for second spot.

Ballyhaunis Town made it five wins in a row in the league with a 5-1 win over Ballyglass B on Sunday morning. A Gary Higgins hat-trick and goals from Michael Marigilano and Jarlath Carney earned Ballyhaunis another vital three points as they remain in the second promotion spot in the Premier Division.
Swinford kept their faint promotion hopes alive with a tough 2-1 win over bottom of the table Westport United B on Sunday morning. They remain six points behind Ballyhaunis Town and will need to win all of their four remaining games if they are to have any chance of catching Tommy Page’s side.

Snugboro remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League with four games remaining after they made it seventeen wins in a row with a 6-3 win over Conn Rangers. Aaron Curry’s side were 2-1 down at half time but they scored five in the second half to move a step closer to promotion. Sean Curry scored twice with the other goals coming from Kevin Curry, Jason Ormsby, Norbert Karol and Ben Lynch.

Three Store League One
Manulla B
sealed promotion to the Premier Division with a 13-0 win over a very much understrength Kilmore side on Saturday evening. Mossy Lally’s side got back to winning ways after last weekend’s defeat to Killala and now have the chance to win the title if they can beat Partry Athletic in their final league game in two weeks time.
Ballina Town B are now just one win away from joining Manulla B in the Premier Division after their 7-2 win over Crossmolina this weekend. Shane Devers scored four while Dale Hopkins hit a double with Jordan Delaney grabbing the other goal.

Killala kept the pressure up on Ballina Town B with a narrow1-0 win over Partry Athletic in the Courthouse on Saturday evening. Darragh Ferguson got the winner as he headed home after the break to leave Vincent Kearney’s side still in with a chance of promotion going into their final game against Kilmore in two weeks’ time.

Killeen Sports Ground League Two
Ballyvary Blue Bombers
can seal promotion to League One with a win over Ballina United in two weeks’ time after a 2-1 win over Claremorris B on Sunday afternoon. Shane Foy provided the assist for the opening goal as his corner was deflected in by a Claremorris defender and Foy got the winner to move Ballyvary to the top of the table for the first time this season. They have hit form at the right time of the season with four wins in a row to leave an exciting finish to the season on the cards as they battle it out with Claremorris B and Hollister for the two promotion spots.