The Oscar Traynor clash of Sligo-Leitrim and the Donegal League tonight at 7.30pm at MacSharry Park kicks-off the weekend’s action in junior soccer.
Then on Sunday from 11am in the Southern Hotel Super League, there is a big game for the current leaders Carbury FC, who entertain the very talented Strand Celtic in what might yet prove another twist in the hunt for success.
Current Champions Boyle Celtic take on newly-promoted Ballymote Celtic, but Boyle might well have an eye on their FAI Junior Cup encounter with Ballina Town the following Sunday.
Calry Bohs entertain St John’s and the visitors might just prove too hot to handle.
Yeats United welcome Glenview Stars to the Danny McGinley Memorial Grounds in Carney. Stars have been knocking at the door in recent games and could well take at least a point.
Aughanagh Celtic welcome Manor Rangers to Ballinafad and the Leitrim Kingpins have been busy over the Christmas season with a few games under their belt they will be looking for all three points.
The Sligo Pallets Super League sees Carrick Town entertain MCR in the big game.
North Sligo side Cliffoney Celtic are at home to Merville United and league form would indicate a win for Cliffoney, but Merville are a young and talented group that can score goals.
Arrow Harps clash with neighbours Ballygawley Celtic in a proverbial six-pointer and both sides have the fire power to ensure a cracker of a game.
In the Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One, Dromore Villa host Benbulben FC.
The Grange Boys will be looking to kick-off 2017 with three points but it will be a tough call against the Villa.
Coolaney United are at home to Gurteen Celtic and Real Tubber are at home to neighbours Chaffpool United in a tasty-looking local derby.
Sligo Leitrim District Soccer League
Fixture Friday 6th January KO 7.30pm
|Sligo Leitrim DSL||v||Donegal League|
Ray Mac Sharry Complex,
Fixtures Sunday 8th January KO 11am
The Great Southern Hotel Sligo
|08/01/17||Yeats United||v||Glenview Stars|
|08/01/17||Aughanagh Celtic||v||Manor Rangers|
|08/01/17||Calry Bohs||v||St. John’s FC|
|08/01/17||Boyle Celtic||v||Ballymote Celtic|
|08/01/17||Carbury FC||v||Strand Celtic FC|
Sligo Pallets Premier League.
|8/01/17||Carrick Town FC||v||MCR FC|
|8/01/17||Arrow Harps||v||Ballygawley Celtic|
|8/01/17||Cliffoney Celtic||v||Merville United|
Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One
|8/01/17||Dromore Villa||v||Benbulben FC|
|8/01/17||Real Tubber||v||Chaffpool United|
|8/01/17||Coolaney United||v||Gurteen Celtic|
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.
Sligo Leitrim DSL
Great Southern Hotel Sligo Super League 1st Jan 2017
|3||Strand Celtic FC||12||6||4||2||39||22||17||22|
|9||St. John’s FC||11||3||3||5||31||33||-2||12|
Ej’s Leading Scorers: (15) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (13) Dylan Edwards Carbury (12) Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers (10) Gareth Kelly Strand Celtic (9) Ibraham Savage Carbury FC. (8) Malachy Spratt St John’s FC Mark Mc Callion Strand Celtic
Sligo Pallets Premier League
|4||Carrick Town FC||41||18||23|
Ej’s Leading Scorers (19) 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.
Ej’s Leading Scorers: (9) Anthony Moylette Benbulben FC (7) Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa (5) Damien Waters Hughie Marren Chaffpool Utd