Weekend Soccer Wrap

  • Mar 01,2017


The performance of Cregmore/Claregalway in winning the club's first National title takes pride of place from the weekend action, as goals by Saoirse Healy (two) and Aoibheann Brennan helped them to a 3-2 success over Dublin sided Kilmore Celtic in the FAI Women's U14 Cup Final in Eamonn Deacy park on Sunday afternoon.

However, there was no joy for their U18 team, as they went down to a 6-2 defeat against a much more polished Peamount United side. Sinead Donovan (pen) and Emma Connolly were on the mark for the Galway girls in that decider. 


Loughrea, St Bernard's, West United and Corrib Rangers are the four remaining Galway League  sides left at the last eight stage of the Connacht Junior Cup and they will be  joined by Ballinasloe Town, Carbury, Manor Rangers and either Iorras Aonthaithe or Boyle Celtic in the quarterfinal draw which is due to take place this weekend.


Darren Creaven struck for the match winner as Loughrea caused a huge shock with a 1-0 away win over Castlebar Celtic, while Craig Kennedy and Kevin Ruane both scored twice for St Bernard's as they comfortably saw off Claremorris by 5-1.

Second half goals by Shane Keogh, Mark Griffin and Sean Keogh helped West United to a 3-0 away success over Straide & Foxford, while Corrib Rangers defeated Aughannagh Celtic by 3-1, courtesy of goals by Paul Smith, David Goldbey and Brian Connolly.

Corrib Celtic exited by 4-2 on penalties against Ballinasloe Town, after the sides had finished level at 1-1 following extra time.


Mikey Conroy scored twice for Cois Farraige as they defeated MCR by 3-2 in Sligo and in the process became one of three local teams left in the Connacht Shield. Bohemians B were always in command in a 4-0 victory over Oughterard, while Dean Bailey scored twice for East United in their 2-1 away win over Snugboro United.


Western Hygiene Supplies First Division leaders Renmore slipped up when held to a 1-1 draw by West United B, but  behind them there were wins for West Coast United over St Patricks (2-0) and Maree/Oranmore over Kinvara United (3-0), as they remain very much part of the promotion race.

In the Second Division, leaders Bohemians maintained their top spot with a 3-1 success over a Colga side who really slipped up badly in the second part of the season, while Knocknacarra looked doomed to relegation following a 5-2 home defeat against Dynamo Blues. Meanwhile, Kiltullagh defeated Hibernians B by 4-2 and it looks like either they or Blues will drop to the Third Division in the second relegation position.