Monday, 30 March 2015

Soccer club notes

Cloonfad United

The U-12s are through to the Roscommon Cup semi-final after an extra-time victory over Glen Celtic. They are away to CP Ajax on June 7th in the semi-final.

  The U-14s overcame Ballinagare in the Shield Competition on a 7-0 scoreline. Two goals each from James Reynolds, Shaun Ruane and Stephen Connolly and one from Noel McGuire saw Cloonfad progress to the quarter-final where they will have their work cut out against Dunmore Town.

  The U-16s will have no further games until after the Junior Certificate exams. 

Moore United

Moore United’s senior team will take on Ballinasloe Town/Shiven Rovers in the Premier Division Final next Sunday at 12 pm in Lecarrow. All support welcome.

  Moore’s U10s took on Roscommon Southern Wanderers last Friday and lost 4-3 in the Europa League and in the Champions League match they went down 4-3. Goals scored for Moore by Brian Sheeran, Jason Cunningham and E Colleran. They are away to Shiven Rovers next Friday the 27th in the Europa League at 6.45 pm and in Champions League action at 7.30 pm. 

Skyvalley Rovers

In the Roscommon & District League, Skyvalley Rovers first team took on Ballinasloe Town in a do-or-die match in the Curragh Grounds, Ballinasloe. Skyvalley needed to secure a win in order to finish level on points with Ballinasloe and thus forcing a league play-off. 

  The match was a tense affair with plenty of good football being played by both teams throughout the game. Skyvalley took an early lead in the first half through a well-taken goal by in-form midfielder Emmett Kelly. The game was ultimately decided in the last few minutes when Skyvalley were awarded a penalty for a foul by the Ballinasloe goalkeeper on David Grehan. Emmett Kelly stepped forward and confidently dispatched the penalty to the net. 

  In the time remaining Ballinasloe sought to get back into the game and put the Skyvalley defence under tremendous pressure, but they failed to make a breakthrough due in part to the brilliant goalkeeping of Skyvalley goalie Benny Lynch. 

  Skyvalley Rovers’ first team will play Dysart FC in the Final of the Roscommon Cup on Sunday the 29th of May at 3 pm in the league grounds in Lecarrow. Your support would be greatly appreciated. In other club news Skyvalley Rovers U-14s had a good win after extra-time away to Dunmore in the cup last week; Daniel Glynn got two and Mark Richardson one in a 3-2 victory. The Over 35s got their Masters season off to a winning start when they beat Moore United 2-0 last week; the goals were scored by Alan Grehan and an own goal.