Sligo-Leitrim Junior Soccer Round-Up

Sligo Leitrim DSL

Leitrim Kingpins Manor Rangers welcomed Ballymote Celtic to the Bee Park for their clash in the Sligo Southern Hotel Super League this first round clash their previous League clash on the 18th February was a nine-goal thriller that Manor won. Manor are flying high right now and Vincent Sweeney crashed home the opening goal on the half hour mark. Ballymote Celtic were very strong in defence and managed to keep the Manor strikers in check until five minutes from time when they were awarded a penalty. The task was left to Manors leading scorer Seamus Ryder who dispatched league goal number fifteen to wrap up three brilliant points that sees the Leitrim Kingpins top of the League. Ballymote Celtic will have taken a lot from this game and will be well fired home for their home game next weekend when they travel to St Johns FC a massive game for both sides.


MCR continue their dominance In the Andrew Mullen Premier League they made the short trip to the Institute of Technology Sligo and profitable despite their hosts Cartron United taking the lead on twenty-five minutes when the lethal boot of Kevin Buckley rattled the back of the MCR net giving keeper Tony Clarke little chance. This brought Buckley’s league goal to seventeen but MCR were calm and collective and levelled matters on the stroke of half time when Ciaran Harvey fired home. The second half seen MCR tighter in defence and they took the lead on seventy minutes courtesy of Wayne Conway and ten minutes from time Captain Marvel Gary Rooney sealed the points with a stunning free kick. Next week sees the clash of the giants when seconded placed Glenview Stars welcome MCR to Forthill a game not to be missed.


The Glasshouse Cup quarter finals are now complete Carbury advance after defeating ten-man St Johns by three goals to one. The game was in th first quarter when David Heffernan once again got his marching orders this time from Referee Ritchie Barry and yet St Johns held Carbury to within eight minutes of half time when Gareth Kelly opened their account. David Adams hit Carbury’s second on sixty minutes with Mark Mc Goldrick sealing the issue ten minutes from time. St Johns despite the score line and with ten men fought gallantly and were reward three minutes from time when Evan Davey struck a fine goal. This result gives Carbury a home game in the Glasshouse Hotel Cup Semi Final against Ballisodare United.


In the second quarter final Arrow Harps welcomed Ballisodare United to Riverstown and the visitors proved to strong with goals from Adam Grace Dylan Martin Darragh Healy and Andrew Patton firing The Boys from Ballisodare into the Semi Finals and on this form they will give a good account of themselves.


The Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup proved an exciting affair with plenty of drama first up in the quarter finals seen North Sligo High Flyers welcome Glenview Stars to Mullaghmore. Clive Brennan gave stars the lead on twenty minutes and things stayed that way at the halfway mark. Cathal Kelly levelled for Cliffoney Celtic on sixty five minutes and three minutes later Stars were ahead again with a fine effort from Cole Coyle. Fifteen minutes from time and Alan Harrison popped up to draw Cliffoney back on par and with ten minutes remaining Christy Keaney fired Cliffoney into the lead and they looked to be heading for the semi-finals. But Glenview Stars are made of sterner stuff this days the Big Man Gino O Boyle was brought on with five minutes remaining and yes, he fired home a glorious equaliser to bring the game into extra time. Despite the best efforts of both sides the scores remained at three goals each with the game going to the dreaded penalty shootout. The accuracy of the penalties were so good that each had taken ten before eventually Stars netted the winner in what was by all accounts a great game played in a very sporting fashion by both clubs. Chaffpool United will now play Glenview Stars in the semi-finals.

Real Tubber travelled to Merville United in the other quarter final and looked to be home and dry after a first half goal from Eoin Walsh seen them ahead with only minutes remaining on the clock. But once again the irrepressible Ryan Mc Manus came to the rescue of Merville when he equalised seven minutes from time. Real Tubber were stunned but worse was to come when four minutes later Ryan Mc Manus notched his second and it was goodnight Vienna for Real Tubber who had this wrapped up but were caught by the brilliance of Ryan Mc Manus. They will now welcome South Sligo Rivals Benbulben FC from Grange in their semi-final.


Race Night:

Next Saturday night at the Glasshouse Hotel Swan Point Hyde Bridge Sligo first race off at 9pm. Please come along Admission is Free All Welcome Refreshments served.


Sligo-Leitrim DSL 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 15th April

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Manor Rangers 2 – 0 Ballymote Celtic  

Andrew Mullen Premier League


Benbulben FC 0 – 0 Coolaney Utd  
Gurteen Celtic 0 – 0 Chaffpool Utd  
Cartron Utd 1 – 3 MCR FC  





Glasshouse Hotel Cup

Quarter Finals Glasshouse Hotel Cup:


  St Johns FC 1 – 3 Carbury FC
  Arrow Harps 0 – 4 Ballisodare Utd


Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup


First Round Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup:

  Cliffoney Celtic 6 – 7 Glenview Stars
  Merville Utd 2 – 1 Real Tubber


Fixtures Sunday 22ndApril

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO  11am


Arrow Harps v Strand Celtic  
St John’s FC v Ballymote Celtic  
Ballisodare Utd v Carbury FC  

Andrew Mullen Premier League KO 11am

Glenview Stars v MCR FC  
Chaffpool Utd v Cartron Utd  
Coolaney Utd v Merville Utd  
Real Tubber v Gurteen Celtic  
Benbulben FC v Cliffoney Celtic  


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 15th April 2018

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manor Rangers 17 12 1 4 50 31 19 37
2 Carbury FC 12 12 0 0 53 6 47 36
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 16 6 3 7 41 39 2 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 (15) 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 Vincent Sweeney Manor Rangers (6) Seamus Hailstones Arrow Harps Dermot Beggan Aughanagh Celtic Anthony Elding Arrow Harps (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 16 5 2 9 28 44 -16 17
8 Chaffpool United 19 3 5 11 24 42 -18 14
9 Dromore Villa 20 4 2 14 18 64 -46 14
10 Coolaney United 19 3 4 12 24 57 -33 13
11 Gurteen Celtic 18 1 2 15 14 75 -61 5

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (26) Keith Nibbs MCR FC (18) Ryan Mc Manus Merville Utd (17) Kevin Buckley Cartron Utd F.C Keith Carty Glenview Stars (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