Sligo-Leitrim Junior Soccer Round-Up

The weekend now sees the Andrew Mullen Premier League enter in to its deciding stages with two massive games on the cards. League leaders MCR travel to fourth placed neighbours Glenview Stars who have a game in hand and prior to the game were well in contention for second spot. The last time this two teams met was on the 10th Sept which MCR won with the only goal of the game scored by Fatih Hamiani so this had all the hallmarks of a close encounter. But this time MCR were in no mood to take any prisoners Stars got an early warning when their keeper took Sergio Gomez saved a brilliant penalty from Stephen Hallahan but Stars delight was short lived when Junior International Keith Nibbs fired MCR into the lead on twenty-five minutes and ten minutes later Ciaran Harvey insured the league leaders were in the driving seat at the half way mark. Keith Nibbs added his second with twenty-five minutes remaining and it was really all over at this stage an own goal on the stroke of fulltime met little difference to the result. MCR on this form can go all the way Stars can still cause major damage and are still good enough for at least a top three position.


Real Tubber comfortable in mid table welcomed second place high flying Merville Utd to Tubbercurry these two-last met in the league on the opening game of the season on the 3rd September a game Merville won by seven goals to nil so confidence would be very high with Merville for this encounter and so it proved to be. Merville consolidated second spot and will now be mounting a major challenge for honours with this four goals to nil victory. Once again Ryan Mc Manus with two fine goals aided and abetted with a goal each from Joe Spratt and Donagh Crowne sealed the points for a rampant Merville Utd.

Civic Reception:

The league is delighted to announce that the Mayor of Sligo Hubert Keaney will hold a Civic reception to Honour the CEO of the Football Association John Delaney at 7pm on Tuesday the 5th June 2018 in Sligo Council Offices, County Hall, Riverside Sligo. Special guests will be the members of the Sligo – Leitrim Junior Soccer Winners of the Oscar Traynor Trophy July 1985. Invitations to this event will be issued in the coming week.

Oscar Traynor Panel: 7th July 1985.

Francis Finan J.J. Crystal Frank Kennedy Charlie Coyne David Kenny David Finan Charlie Burke John Joe Reilly Michael Cox Tony Rooney Maurice Monaghan Sean Harte John Skeffington Niall Harrison Paul Harte Padraic Mc Manus Mattie Monaghan John Lynch Marceline Gordon Gerry Harte John Carty Glen Young Jim Kelly.

Chairman Michael Boland: Manager Noel M Kennedy Physio Frank Kennedy RIP


Final Notice:

All Cups presented for last season to be returned to the Hon Secretary in Pristine condition by the 9th May after which Disciplinary action will be implemented.



The Annual General Meeting of the League for the 2017/2018 Season will take place in the Sligo Southern Hotel on Monday the 21st May at 8pm.


Result’s Thursday 3rd May

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League


Ballymote Celtic 0 – 3 Carbury FC


Andrew Mullen Premier League


Cartron Utd 1 – 11 Merville Utd


Results Sunday 6th May

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League


Manor Rangers 0 – 3 Carbury  


Andrew Mullen Premier League


Glenview Stars 1 – 3 MCR FC  
Real Tubber 0 – 4 Merville Utd  


Fixtures Wednesday 9th May

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO 6.45


Ballisodare Utd v St Johns FC  
Carbury FC v Calry Bohs  

Andrew Mullen Premier League


MCR FC v Benbulben FC  
Cliffoney Celtic v Glenview Stars  


Fixtures Friday 11th May

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO  6.45pm


Carbury FC v Arrow Harps  


Andrew Mullen Premier League


Real Tubber v MCR FC  
Merville Utd v Cliffoney Celtic  


Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Div. 1


Dromore Villa v Gurteen Celtic  
Coolaney Utd v Chaffpool Rovers  


Fixture Sunday 13th May KO 11am

Semi Final Glasshouse Hotel Cup  

5 Strand Celtic v Ballymote Celtic
6 Carbury FC v Ballisodare Utd

Semi Final Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup

C Merville Utd v Benbulben FC
D Chaffpool Utd v Glenview Stars



Fixture Wednesday 16th May KO 6.45

Andrew Mullen Premier League


Glenview Stars v Merville Utd Ref TBC


Fixture Friday 18th May KO 6.45

Andrew Mullen Premier League


Real Tubber v Glenview Stars Ref TBC
Merville Utd v Benbulben FC Ref TBC


Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Div. 1


Chaffpool Rovers v Dromore Villa Ref TBC
Gurteen Celtic v Coolaney Utd Ref TBC


Fixtures Sunday 20th May


Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Div. 1



Final Glasshouse Hotel Cup KO 3pm




Fixtures Saturday 26th May KO 7.45pm


Final Frank Kennedy Memorial Cup




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. All Cup games decided on the Day. 10 minutes E/W extra time and penalties where required.

League Tables Sunday 6th May 2018


Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

  P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Carbury FC 16 15 1 0 66 9 57 46
2 Manor Rangers 18 12 2 4 53 34 19 38
3 Strand Celtic FC 18 11 2 5 49 32 17 35
4 Ballymote Celtic 18 7 3 8 45 42 3 24
5 Aughanagh Celtic 18 6 5 7 29 34 -5 23
6 Ballisodare United 17 5 6 6 45 41 4 21
7 Calry Bohs 17 5 4 8 29 36 -7 19
8 Arrow Harps 17 5 4 8 32 42 -10 19
9 St. John’s FC 17 5 2 10 32 54 -22 17
10 Ballygawley Celtic 18 0 3 15 13 69 -56 3

 Ej’s Leading Scorers: (20) Gareth Kelly Carbury FC (17) Ibrahim Savage Carbury FC (16) Andrew Patton Ballisodare Utd (15) Seamus Ryder Manor Rangers Malachy Spratt St. John’s FC Lee Marshall Strand Celtic (13) Niall Walsh Manor Rangers Mark Irwin Ballymote Celtic (9) Jack Hever Ballymote Celtic (7) Conor Davey Ballisodare Utd Vincent Sweeney Manor Rangers (6) Seamus Hailstones Arrow Harps Dermot Beggan Aughanagh Celtic Anthony Elding Arrow Harps (5) Paul McTiernan Aughanagh Celtic Ben Touhy Arrow Harps 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 18 17 0 1 68 20 48 51
2 Merville United 17 15 0 2 77 21 56 45
3 Cliffoney Celtic 18 12 3 3 58 23 35 39
4 Glenview Stars 17 12 1 4 51 21 30 37
5 Cartron United F.C. 20 10 2 8 54 41 13 32
6 Real Tubber 18 8 2 8 45 45 0 26
7 Benbulben FC 18 6 2 10 31 48 -17 20

Ej’s Leading Scorers: (28) Keith Nibbs MCR FC (26) Ryan Mc Manus Merville Utd (20) Kevin Buckley Cartron Utd F.C (17) Keith Carty Glenview Stars, (12) Jack Walsh Real Tubber Bartley Clancy Cliffoney Celtic Alan Harrison Cliffoney Celtic (11) Joe Kilcullen Coolaney Utd Stephen Feeney Dromore Villa Ciaran Harvey MCR Eoin Walsh Real Tubber (8) Gavin Mc Donagh Cartron Utd (6) Colin Feehily Cartron Utd Criostoir Davey Chaffpool Utd Niall Thomas Cliffoney Celtic Niall Sheerin Cliffoney Celtic

            Cleary Landscapes & Pitch Maintenance Division One.

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Coolaney Utd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Chaffpool Utd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dromore Villa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Gurteen Celtic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0