Friday, May 13, 2022

The Boyle Celtic squad that defeated Ballinasloe Town on Monday week last.


Boyle Celtic can take another step towards securing the club’s first Roscommon and District League Premier League since 1986-1987 this weekend.

Jake McCrann’s side have a three-point advantage over Ballinasloe Town with two games remaining ahead of this Sunday’s game at home to St. John’s Athletic in Celtic Park at 2 p.m..

Following their recent potentially season-defining 2-1 victory against Ballinasloe Town on Monday week last, Celtic followed up that success with a 7-0 thumping of Moylough ’79 last weekend. Two goals apiece from Shane Battles and Michael Corrigan were complemented by goals from Brian McCrann, Darren Foley and Conor Deery.

A win against third-placed St. John’s this weekend would mean that Boyle Celtic only need a point at home to Ballymoe FC in their final game to be crowned champions.

If Ballinasloe Town and Boyle Celtic were to end up on the same points at the end of the season, a play-off would be needed to decide the destination of the Premier Division title.

Boyle Celtic have also qualified for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup where they also face Ballymoe FC, a game that is scheduled to take place at the Roscommon and District League grounds in Lecarrow on the weekend after next.

The North Roscommon club re-joined the Roscommon and District League before the start of the 2017-2018 season following a successful period in the Sligo-Leitrim League in which they won the league title on three separate occasions 2000-2001, 2013-2014 and 2015-2016.

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