Sligo-Leitrim League round-up

The League leaders in the Southern Super League Strand Celtic seen their away fixture transferred back to Strandhill as Ballymote Celtic pitch was deemed unplayable. Prior to this Strand Celtic had lost just twice all season at home in October to Carbury FC and in November to Calry Bohs. On paper this game was a banker for Strand Celtic riding high at the top of the table and Ballymote Celtic second from bottom. However, all form went out the window with a magnificent display from the Ballymote Men. Strand opened the scoring on twenty minutes with a fine effort from Lee Marshall but celebrations were short lived as five minutes later Adam Cunnane cut through the Strand defence like a knife through butter to equalise. Minutes into the second half and the hit man Mark Irwin nailing the winner he dazzled his way into the danger area and beat Strand Keeper Graham Lee at his near post to cap a brilliant performance from Ballymote Celtic. The day and the points all belong to Ballymote Celtic who had a great day at the seaside and on this form they will continue to rise.


Carbury FC continue their unbeaten run winning well at home in Sean Fallon Park to St Johns. Ibrahim Savage hitting a hat trick with Gareth Kelly snatching two goals as well as missing g a penalty that would have given him his hat trick. But it was smiles all round for Manager Adrian Conlon and his team as they are just two points behind Strand with five games in hand.


Leitrim kingpins returned to their winning ways hitting Arrow Harps for four without reply. Vincent Sweeney opened their account on twenty minutes Niall Walsh hit the second four minutes from half time. Ten minutes from full time and Manor struck twice Niall Walsh again on the mark and Seamus Ryder avery clinical display from the Manor Boys.


Calry Bohs took all three points away to Ballisodare United a brilliant goal from Aaron Flynn on thirty two minutes doing the damage and despite the best efforts of Ballisodare United they could not breach the defence barriers of Calry Bohs.



in the Andrew Mullen Premier League Merville United go top after a walk over from North Sligo side Benbulben FC who are now in hot water.

MCR are joint second winning by two goals to nil at the Astro in Cleveragh against Dromore Villa Stephen Hallahan scored a penalty as well as missing one and Keith Nibbs added the 2nd for MCR. who paid a heavy having two players sent off Stephen Hallahan and Hayden Cawley while Stephen Feeney got his marching orders for the Villa a busy morning for Referee Scottie Harte.

North Sligo Kingpins Cliffoney Celtic got back to their winning form away to Chaffpool who scored first through Padraig Murtagh Niall Sheerin equalised for Cliffoney but it took a Bartley Clancy strike on the stroke of full time to capture the points.

Glenview Stars with two goals in the first half from Keith Carty nailed all three points away to Coolaney United.


Benbulben FC fined €130 with severe caution failure to fulfil another fixture will see them removed from the league.

MCR Hayden Cawley and Stephen Hallahan and Dromore Villa Stephen Feeney each fined €30 and suspended from next League fixture. Following Match Officials report of this fixture further disciplinary sanctions/suspensions/fines may follow. All fines payable with 7 Days to R D Kennedy 69 Cloondara Ballisodare Co. Sligo.

Results Sunday 4th February


Sligo Southern Hotel Super League


Ballymote Celtic 1 – 2 Strand Celtic
Manor Rangers 4 – 0 Arrow Harps
Carbury FC 5 – 0 St Johns FC
Calry Bohs 1 – 0 Ballisodare Utd



Sligo Pallets Premier League


Benbulben FC 0 – 3 Merville Utd
Dromore Villa 0 – 2 MCR FC
Coolaney Utd 0 – 2 Glenview Stars
Chaffpool Utd 1 – 2 Cliffoney Celtic


Benbulben FC fined €130 and severe caution for failure to field again will see club removed from League and all disciplinary rules applied to registered players.


Fixture Saturday 10h February KO 7.45pm

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Strand Celtic v St John’s FC


Fixtures Sunday 11th February K O 11am

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Arrow Harps v Ballygawley Celtic
Calry Bohs v Aughanagh Celtic
Ballymote Celtic v Manor Rangers


Sligo Pallets Premier League KO 11am

Dromore Villa v Coolaney Utd
Real Tubber v Benbulben FC
Gurteen Celtic v MCR FC
Glenview Stars v Merville Utd

All results by 1.30pm after game to 087 1417566 Home team responsible for calling in match result with all scorers. 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.


 T P Brennan Connacht Cup 4th Round Fixtures Sunday KO 2pm

               Ballisodare Utd v West Utd
                Carbury FC v Corrib Rangers


All Cup & Shield Games decided on the day if still a draw after 90 minutes plus one period of extra time (10 minutes E/W) FIFA Rules on Penalty’s to apply. Any Club / Team forfeiting a fixture will be removed from the competition and disciplinary action will follow.

League Tables Sunday 4th February 2018

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Strand Celtic FC 14 9 2 3 42 23 19 29
2 Carbury FC 9 9 0 0 38 6 32 27
3 Manor Rangers 13 8 1 4 35 25 10 25
4 Aughanagh Celtic 14 5 4 5 28 27 1 19
5 Calry Bohs 14 5 2 7 26 29 -3 17
6 Ballisodare United 12 4 4 4 32 29 3 16
7 St. John’s FC 13 4 2 7 27 38 -11 14
8 Ballymote Celtic 11 3 3 5 27 31 -4 12
9 Arrow Harps 11 3 3 5 17 30 -13 12
10 Ballygawley Celtic 13 0 3 10 10 44 -34 3


Ej’s Leading Scorers: (13) Ibrahim Savage Carbury FC (12) Gareth Kelly Carbury FC Malachy Spratt St. John’s Lee Marshall Strand Celtic (11) Mark Irwin Ballymote Celtic Niall Walsh Manor Rangers Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers (9) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (8) (6) Dermot Beggan Aughanagh Celtic Anthony Elding Arrow Harps Conor Davey Ballisodare Utd Matthew Conlon Oates Strand Celtic (5) Paul McTiernan Aughanagh Celtic Jack Hever Ballymote Celtic

Sligo Pallets Premier League


P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Merville United 9 9 0 0 46 11 35 27
2 MCR FC 10 9 0 1 36 9 27 27
3 Cartron United F.C. 14 8 1 5 40 19 21 25
4 Cliffoney Celtic 12 7 3 2 41 17 24 24
5 Glenview Stars 11 7 1 3 27 14 13 22
6 Real Tubber 12 5 1 6 27 35 -8 16
7 Coolaney United 13 3 3 7 17 32 -15 12
8 Benbulben FC 9 3 1 5 15 26 -11 10
9 Chaffpool United 13 2 4 7 17 31 -14 10
10 Dromore Villa 9 0 2 7 8 33 -25 2
11 Gurteen Celtic 10 0 0 10 7 54 -47 0

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (16) Ryan Mc Manus Merville Utd (14) Kevin Buckley Cartron Utd F.C. (13) Keith Nibbs MCR FC (10) Alan Harrison Cliffoney Celtic (9) Bartley Clancy Cliffoney Celtic (8) Gavin Mc Donagh Cartron Utd Keith Carty Glenview Stars (6) Niall Thomas Cliffoney Celtic Joe Kilcullen Coolaney Utd Ciaran Harvey MCR (5) Alan Mc Gloughlin Benbulben Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa Ryan Hargadon Merville Utd Tyler Stallard Merville Utd Eoin Walsh Real Matthew Mulhern Real Tubber