Sunday 4th February 2018
Ballymote Celtic shock League leaders Strand Celtic

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.
Disciplinary:
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 Celtic1 - 2Strand Celtic
Manor Rangers4 - 0Arrow Harps
Carbury FC5 - 0St Johns FC
Calry Bohs1 - 0Ballisodare Utd


Sligo Pallets Premier League

Benbulben FC0 - 3Merville Utd
Dromore Villa0 - 2MCR FC
Coolaney Utd0 - 2Glenview Stars
Chaffpool Utd1 - 2Cliffoney 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 CelticvSt John’s FC

Fixtures Sunday 11th February K O 11am
Sligo Southern Hotel Super League
Arrow HarpsvBallygawley Celtic
Calry BohsvAughanagh Celtic
Ballymote C'vManor Rangers

Sligo Pallets Premier League KO 11am
Dromore VillavCoolaney Utd
Real TubbervBenbulben FC
Gurteen CelticvMCR FC
Glenview StarsvMerville Utd


T P Brennan Connacht Cup 4th Round Fixtures Sunday KO 2pm
Ballisodare UtdvWest Utd
Carbury FCvCorrib 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.

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