Carbury strengthen lead at the top as Ballisodare beaten by Bohs

Carbury continue their domination in The Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super they were away to Aughanagh Celtic and an exciting first half seen the league leaders held scoreless. However, the second half was a different ball game with Dylan Edwards and Ibraham Savage each scoring twice along with a goal each from Christopher Kelly, Gary Finan and Killian Kennoy wrapping up the game for a delighted Carbury. Aughanagh for their part battled hard and Bryan Craig netted their only goal in a game that seen Carbury finish very strong.

Second placed Ballisodare United game away more ground going down by the odd goal in five to the only team to have beaten Carbury and of course is Calry Bohs. Leading scorer Andrew Patton opening the scoring from the penalty spot on fifty-seven minutes blasting the ball past the Ballisodare net minder Jack Mannion. Fourteen minutes later and Amateur International Conor Griffin headed powerfully home from a corner kick to level matters. The big man Eoin Nicholson fired Calry Bohs ahead with eight minutes remaining and two minutes from time Donal Bosakani levelled matters with an excellent goal. The game entered into added time and a draw looked the likely outcome but once again up stepped Eoin Nicholson and with the most delicate of touches chipped the ball past Jack Mannion to capture all three points for Calry.

Leitrim Super League Kingpins welcomed Ballymote Celtic to the Bee Park Manorhamilton and the home side proved to strong in this encounter. Alan Hickey and Seamus Ryder each scored twice with Anthony Mc Donald adding the fifth goal for a rampant Manor Rangers. Ballymote Celtic battled despite the odds with a goal each h from Conor Meehan and Colm Duffy their reward. This result puts Manor fourth on the leader board while Ballymote despite this set back hold mid table.

Yeats United welcomed the current champions Boyle Celtic to the Danny Mc Ginley Memorial Park Carney and the visitors showed their pedigree hitting the Yeats men for four without reply. Danny Browne, Thomas Lavin, Mick Corrigan and Gerard Mc Dermottroe on target for Boyle.

Glenview Stars were at home on Forthill to St John’s the Stars scored once courtesy of John Harte but St John’s with a hat trick from Malachy Spratt, and a goal apiece for Robbie Galvin and David Heffernan were to hot to handle.

In the Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League Carrick Town secured their premier status with a very strong display against Chaffpool United. The Town were on fire and once again Mr Smooth Conor Silke proved a handful netting a superb hat trick aided and abetted with two goals from Ray Mulvey that insured a vital three points for a jubilant Town team. Chaffpool scored once courtesy of a Hughie Marren special and despite this result Chaffpool will be very strong contenders for the Division One Title.

Merville United Secured Premier Status with a fine home win against Real Tubber who had taken a two goal lead with a goal each from Jack Walshe and Richard Wynn. Merville showed great resilience’s and Graham Irwin proved a stunning success with a brilliant hat trick Joe Spratt and Gareth Quinn adding a goal each while Jack Walshe added his second for Real Tubber.  Merville with now do battle for Premier League honours while Real Tubber will contest silverware in Division One a title they can lay claim to if they have all their players available.


Results: Sunday 11th December


The Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super League:


Yeats United 0 Boyle Celtic 4; Manor Rangers 5 Ballymote Celtic 2; Glenview Stars 1 St. John’s FC 5; Ballisodare United 2 Calry Bohs 3; Aughanagh Celtic 1 Carbury FC 7;


Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League:


Carrick Town FC 5 Chaffpool United 1; Merville United 5 Real Tubber 3;


Fixture Sunday 18th December KO 11am:


The Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super League


Ballisodare United v Glenview Stars; Manor Rangers v Yeats United; Carbury FC v Ballymote Celtic; Calry Bohs v Strand Celtic FC; Boyle Celtic v St. John’s FC;


Andrew Mullen Sligo Pallets Premier League:


Arrow Harps v Real Tubber;


All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1417566 Where a ground is deemed unplayable the home team can if possible provide another approved venue otherwise the game must revert to the opponent’s ground. Where both grounds are unplayable the two teams concerned can agree fixture for approved Astro if available, and split the costs 50/50. Home Team responsible to provide at least Four (4) Match Balls for all Home fixtures.

Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super League 11th December

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Carbury FC 11 10 0 1 41 12 29 30
2 Ballisodare United 11 7 1 3 36 24 12 22
3 Strand Celtic FC 11 5 4 2 35 20 15 19
4 Manor Rangers 9 4 2 3 29 21 8 14
5 Calry Bohs 9 4 1 4 21 23 -2 13
6 Ballymote Celtic 10 4 1 5 24 29 -5 13
7 Aughanagh Celtic 12 3 4 5 28 39 -11 13
8 St. John’s FC 10 3 3 4 28 28 0 12
9 Yeats United 13 3 2 8 19 40 -21 11
10 Boyle Celtic 5 3 1 1 18 6 12 10
11 Glenview Stars 11 0 1 10 14 51 -37 1

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (15) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (13) Dylan Edwards Carbury (11) Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers (10) Gareth Kelly Strand Celtic (8) Malachy Spratt St John’s FC (7) Mark Irwin Ballymote Celtic Ibraham Savage Carbury FC.

Sligo Pallets Premier League 11th


P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Ballygawley Celtic 37 17 20
2 MCR FC 44 13 31
3 Cliffoney Celtic 32 14 18
4 Carrick Town FC 41 18 23
5 Arrow Harps 28 19 9
6 Merville United 38 39 -1

Ej’s Leading Scorers (15) Daniel Willis Arrow Harps (13) Joseph Cobbe MCR FC (11) Raymond Mulvey Carrick Town (9) Conor Silke Carrick Town Graham Irwin Merville Utd (8) Ciaran Harvey MCR FC (7) Stephen Hallahan MCR FC (6) Niall Comerton Carrick Town Alan Harrison, Niall Thomas Cliffoney Celtic Ryan Hargadon Merville Utd.

Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One.

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Chaffpool United                
2 Benbulben FC                
3 Dromore Villa                
4 Coolaney United                
5 Real Tubber                
6 Gurteen Celtic                

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (9) Anthony Moylette Benbulben FC (7) Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa (5) Damien Waters Hughie Marren Chaffpool Utd