There are plenty of cracking cup ties on offer this Easter weekend starting with the meeting of Boyle Celtic and St. John’s Athletic on Good Friday and finishing with what could turn out to be the game of the season between Ballinasloe Town and St. Peter’s on Easter Monday.
Meanwhile, Glen Celtic will be hoping to book their place in the Connacht Shield Final when they take on Killala on Easter Sunday.
Friday, April 19th
Joe’s Bar Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
Boyle Celtic v St. John’s Athletic. 8 pm
Celtic will be favourites to advance to the last four.
Prediction: Boyle Celtic
Saturday, April 20th
Hanly Quarries Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final
Ballymoe FC v Kilkerrin United. 6 pm
The hosts should have enough to squeeze past Kilkerrin.
Prediction: Ballymoe FC
Norio’s Takeaway Division One
Dunmore Town v Ballinasloe Town B. 6 pm
The hosts are favourites.
Prediction: Dunmore Town
Sunday, April 21st
Norio’s Takeaway Division One Cup Round One
Ahascragh United v Ballaghaderreen FC. 12 pm
Ballaghaderreen should advance to the next round.
Prediction: Ballaghaderreen FC
TP Brennan Connacht Shield Semi-Final
Killala v Glen Celtic. 2 pm
The Glenamaddy outfit have enjoyed a terrific run in the Connacht Shield so far and once again have our full support for what promises to be a difficult last four tie.
Prediction: Glen Celtic
Monday, April 22nd
Joe’s Bar Challenge Cup Semi-Final
Ballinasloe Town v St. Peter’s FC. 2 pm
This promises to be an enthralling contest between the top two in the Premier Division.
Traditional RDFL powerhouses, Ballinasloe Town, have finished the season strongly and will be hoping to put an end to St. Peter’s dominance in this competition.
The Athlone side have looked unstoppable at times this season but they should face their toughest test to date in this competition next Monday. This is a tie that could require extra-time and perhaps penalties.
There’s very little between the two sides but the back-to-back champions have to start as slight favourites.
Prediction: St. Peter’s FC