Carbury advance to Connacht Cup final

Carbury FC continue their amazing season and manager Adrian Conlon has to be a happy man tonight after winning by two goals to nil away to Castlebar Celtic in the Semi Final of the T P Brennan Connacht Cup played at Celtic Park Castlebar. Both sides level at half time with Christopher Kelly firing Carbury ahead and Ibrahim Savage putting the Cherry on the Cake to give Carbury a place in the T P Brennan Connacht Cup Final where they will play either St Peters of Roscommon or Mervue United of Galway. Congratulation’s to all at Carbury what a great result.


Real Tubber just failed to make it a double bill going down by three goals to one away to Kilkerrin United.


Cup Fever was on the cards for this weekend The Super League clubs competing in the Glasshouse Hotel Cup:

Leitrim Kingpins Manor Rangers journeyed to Ballisodare in this first round clash with the Boys from Ballisodare emerging victorious by the odd in three in what was by all accounts a cracker of a game. Both sides were evenly locked in battle till two minutes from half time when Ballisodare were awarded a penalty. Darragh Healy stepped up to take the spot kick which he dispatched with aplomb to fire Ballisodare ahead. Early in the second half and it was two nil to Ballisodare when Ace striker Andrew Patton netted. Manor Rangers never gave up and were rewarded twenty minutes from time with a superb goal from Shane Walsh that opened up the game with Manor in the hunt for the equaliser and the Ballisodare Boys rock solid in defence to gain a quarter final spot away to Arrow Harps.

Aughanagh Celtic welcomed Strand Celtic to Ballinafad for their Quarter Final clash in the Glasshouse Hotel Cup and what a game it proved to be. Lee Marshall and Mark Mc Callion gave Strand Celtic a two-goal lead and Aughanagh looked dead and buried. But the fighting spirit of the Aughanagh Boys shone through with Thomas Cryan and Dermot Beggan each scoring a goal apiece that brought the game into extra time and eventually the dreaded penalty shootout. But this proved even more exciting then the game with the sides taking twelve penalties each and hero of the day was Strand Celtic goal keeper young Cian Basquille who saved five penalties’ and scored one that eventually seen Strand Celtic earn a Semi Final place at home to Ballymote Celtic.

Calry Bohs journeyed to Brother Walfrid for their clash with Ballymote Celtic in the Quarter Finals. Jack Hever opened the scoring on ten minutes for Ballymote Celtic with the talented Paul Logan levelling for Calry Bohs on thirty minutes to leave the sides level at the break. Sixteen minutes into the second half and the hitman Mark Irwin pushed Ballymote Celtic into the lead and ten minutes from time Colm Duffy made it safe with a third goal for the home side. Calry Bohs continued to battle and were rewarded when the big man Conor Griffin netted at the death but it was Ballymote who advance with a fine victory.

The Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup threw up some massive encounters none bigger then the clash of the Titans MCR at home in Sean Fallon Park Cranmore to arch rivals Merville United. Adam Devaney fired Merville ahead after ten minutes and five minutes before half time Gary Mc Cartney drew MCR level with a fine effort. Both sides played a n open attacking game and it was MCR who went ahead five minutes from full time when once again Gary Mc Cartney fired home a great goal. Three minutes later and it looked all over when Ciaran Harvey hit the back of the onion bag and MCR were coasting. However someone forgot to tell Merville when on ninety minutes twinkled toes Ryan Mc Manus threw Merville a lifeline and yes two minutes later David Martyn erupted to crash home the equaliser for a jubilant Merville. Extra time could not separate this two great sides and eventually it took once again the dreaded shoot out that seen Merville emerge winners and will play Real Tubber at home in the quarter finals.

North Sligo pace setters Cliffoney Celtic won by the odd goal in three away to Coolaney United. Ciaran Mac Murray on target for Coolaney with Cliffoney replying with a goal each from Diarmuid Gallagher and Bartley Clancy. This win earning Cliffoney Celtic a mouth watering clash at home to Glenview Stars in the Quarter finals.

Biggest Cup Shock had to be Benbulben dispatching Cartron United in their quarter final encounter the only goal of the game a Daisey cutter from Donal Gallagher from all of thirty yards that stunned Cartron and fired Benbulben into the Semi Finals where the young guns of Grange will be away to either Merville or Real Tubber in the semi finals what a result.

Chaffpool United are also at home in their semi final as they await the winners of Cliffoney Celtic and Glenview Stars. The Pool at home with a full side are a test for any side and awaiting the victors a Spot in the Final.


In the Sligo Southern Hotel Super League The big Derby clash seen Arrow Harps welcome neighbours Ballygawley Celtic to Riverstown for their back to back games. It was a case of Déjà vu for Ballygawley with Arrow Harps opening their account on ten minutes courtesy of Seamus Hailstones and it was two nil five minutes later when John Paul Henry rattled home the second for Harps. The second half was three minutes old when Liam Touhy fired home the third for a now rampaging Arrow Harps. Ballygawley never gave up the fight and were rewarded with a fine goal from James Mackey on fifty-five minutes. Arrow Harps responded in positive fashion with Seamus Hailstones restoring order when he notched his second goal of the game and the best was saved till last when Karl Mc Kenna struck a volley from forty-five yards that rocketed into the back of the net and effectively wrapped up the game and the bragging rights for the Riverstown Boys.


Sligo-Leitrim will now play Carlow in the semi-final of the Oscar Traynor at the Institute of Technology Astro Pitch date is Saturday 28th April Kick Off 3pm.


Provisional Panel:

Sligo-Leitrim: Mark Rooney, Killian Sweeney, Conor Griffin, Steve Feeney, Aaron Murren, Aaron O’Boyle, Ross McLoughlin (c), Barry O’ Mahony, Christopher Kelly, Ryan McManus, Mark McGoldrick, Ibrahim Savage, Shay Doherty, Gary Finan, Tony Clarke (gk), Stephen Armstrong, Keith Nibbs, Darragh Healy



Results Sunday 8th April

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League


Ballygawley Celtic 1 – 5 Arrow Harps


Andrew Mullen Premier League


Dromore Villa 0 – 3 Glenview Stars


Glasshouse Hotel Cup


First Round Glasshouse Hotel Cup:


A Manor Rangers 1 – 2 Ballisodare Utd


Quarter Finals Glasshouse Hotel Cup:


1 Aughanagh Celtic 2 – 3 Strand Celtic
4 Ballymote Celtic 3 – 2 Calry Bohs


Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup


First Round Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup:


A MCR FC 6 – 7 Merville Utd
B Coolaney Utd 1 – 2 Cliffoney Celtic


Quarter Finals Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup:


1 Gurteen Celtic 0 – 3 Chaffpool Utd
4 Benbulben FC 1 – 0 Cartron Utd


T P Brennan Connacht Cup Semi Final

  Castlebar Celtic 0 – 2 Carbury FC


T P Brennan Connacht Shield Semi Final

  Kilkerrin Utd 3 – 1 Real Tubber

Fixtures Sunday 15th April


Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO  11am


Manor Rangers v Ballymote Celtic  


Andrew Mullen Premier League


Benbulben FC v Coolaney Utd  
Gurteen Celtic v Chaffpool Utd  
Cartron Utd v MCR FC  


Glasshouse Hotel Cup


Quarter Finals Glasshouse Hotel Cup:


2 St Johns FC v Carbury FC
3 Arrow Harps v Ballisodare Utd


Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup


First Round Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup:


2 Cliffoney Celtic v Glenview Stars
3 Merville Utd v Real Tubber


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. Where both Clubs agree an alternative prior to the above schedule once a SBISRS is available and the League are in agreement there is no issue with bringing any fixture forward


League Tables Sunday 8th April 2018

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Carbury FC 12 12 0 0 53 6 47 36
2 Manor Rangers 16 11 1 4 48 31 17 34
3 Strand Celtic FC 17 10 2 5 46 30 16 32
4 Aughanagh Celtic 18 6 5 7 29 34 -5 23
5 Ballisodare United 16 5 6 5 45 37 8 21
6 Ballymote Celtic 15 6 3 6 41 37 4 21
7 Arrow Harps 16 5 4 7 30 39 -9 19
8 Calry Bohs 17 5 4 8 29 36 -7 19
9 St. John’s FC 16 5 2 9 32 50 -18 17
10 Ballygawley Celtic 17 0 3 14 13 66 -53 3

 Ej’s Leading Scorers: (17) Gareth Kelly Ibrahim Savage Carbury FC (16) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (14) Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers Malachy Spratt St. John’s FC (13) Niall Walsh Manor Rangers Lee Marshall Strand Celtic (12) Mark Irwin Ballymote Celtic (7) Conor Davey Ballisodare Utd Jack Hever Ballymote Celtic (6) Seamus Hailstones Arrow Harps Dermot Beggan Aughanagh Celtic Anthony Elding Arrow Harps Vincent Sweeney Manor Rangers (5) Paul McTiernan Aughanagh Celtic Kevin Coen Calry Bohs Steve Feeney Carbury FC Matthew Conlon Oates Strand Celtic

Sligo Pallets Premier League

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 MCR FC 16 15 0 1 62 18 44 45
2 Glenview Stars 16 12 1 3 50 18 32 37
3 Cliffoney Celtic 17 11 3 3 55 22 33 36
4 Merville United 13 11 0 2 56 19 37 33
5 Cartron United F.C. 17 9 2 6 48 25 23 29
6 Real Tubber 15 8 1 6 44 39 5 25
7 Benbulben FC 15 5 1 9 28 44 -16 16
8 Dromore Villa 20 4 2 14 18 64 -46 14
9 Chaffpool United 18 3 4 11 24 42 -18 13
10 Coolaney United 18 3 3 12 24 57 -33 12
11 Gurteen Celtic 17 1 1 15 14 75 -61 4


Ej’s Leading Scorers: (26) Keith Nibbs MCR FC (18) Ryan Mc Manus Merville Utd (17) Keith Carty Glenview Stars, Kevin Buckley Cartron Utd F.C. (12) Jack Walsh Real Tubber Bartley Clancy Cliffoney Celtic (11) Alan Harrison Cliffoney Celtic Joe Kilcullen Coolaney Utd Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa (10)  Eoin Walsh Real Tubber (9) Ciaran Harvey MCR (8) Gavin Mc Donagh Cartron Utd (6) Niall Thomas Cliffoney Celtic Niall Sheerin Cliffoney Celtic