Sunday 11th February
Keith Nibbs hits Six for MCR.


The League leaders Strand Celtic bounced back to their winning ways in the Southern Super League Strand Celtic at the Astro in the Showgrounds on Saturday night against St Johns. The first seen both sides playing an open attacking game and both defences holding solid. St Johns took the lead through Conor Brennan three minutes after the break and it was game on. Strand kept their composure and seven minutes later it was evening pegging when Mark Mc Callion fired home the equaliser. The game looked set for a share of the spoils but eight minutes from time and Daniel Lang struck the second goal for Strand and on the stroke of full time a sublime touch from Lee Marshall finished off the game as a contest. This was an excellent result for Strand who have lost only three games in a fifteen-game run and Lee Marshall is now joint top scorer on the Ej’s Menswear leader board with a haul of thirteen and more to come.

Talking of goal scorers what about Keith Nibbs of MCR who played Gurteen Celtic in the Andrew Mullen Premier League on the Astro at Cleveragh. Keith was on fire hitting six goals in a remarkable game. Wayne Conway and Andrew Flannery each added one goal while Ross O Dowd and Fiachra Gorman each scored once for a battling and sporting Gurteen Celtic. Keith Nibbs has crashed to the front of Ej’s Menswear in the Premier league with nineteen goals to date and how to good to see this talent hitting the front.
The only game to survive the weather on Sunday was the 4th Round Connacht Cup clash between Carbury FC and visitors Corrib Rangers that was played at Sean Fallon Park Carbury opened their account on twenty minutes when Ross Mc Loughlin crashed home the opening goal and just before the break Barry O Mahoney added the second goal to give Carbury and comfortable lead at the interval. Matters got seriously worse for Corrib Rangers in the second half. Ibrahim Savage scoring twice to drive Carbury further ahead and then Corrib had two players dismissed in what ended up as a very one-sided affair. Carbury now march on to the Quarter Finals of the T P Brennan Connacht Cup and on this performance will be major contenders.
Oscar Traynor:
The Oscar Traynor Quarter Final fixture Sligo Leitrim DSL v Kerry League on Saturday night the 3rd March KO 7.45pm Showgrounds Sligo.
Result Saturday 10h February

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Strand Celtic3 - 1St John’s FC

Results Sunday 11th February
Sligo Southern Hotel Super League

Arrow HarpsP - PBallygawley Celtic
Calry BohsP - PAughanagh Celtic
Ballymote CelticP - PManor Rangers

Sligo Pallets Premier League

Dromore VillaP - PCoolaney Utd
Real TubberP - PBenbulben FC
*Gurteen Celtic2 - 8MCR FC
Glenview StarsP - PMerville Utd

T P Brennan Connacht Cup 4th Round
4 Ballisodare UtdP - PWest Utd
5 Carbury FC4 - 0Corrib Rangers

Fixtures Sunday 18th February K O 11am

Sligo Southern Hotel Super League KO 11am

Arrow HarpsvBallygawley Celtic
St Johns FCvCarbury FC
Aughanagh CelticvCalry Bohs
Ballymote CelticManor Rangers

Sligo Pallets Premier League KO 11am

Gurteen CelticvCartron Utd
MCR FCvDromore Villa
Glenview StarsvCoolaney Utd
Cliffoney CelticvChaffpool Utd

T P Brennan Connacht Cup 4th Round Fixtures Sunday KO 2pm
4 West UtdvBallisodare Utd
Merville Utd

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.


11/02/2018 16:06