Westport make three out of three

Westport Untied kept up their 100 per cent start to the Super League last weekend with a 2-0 win over a winless Straide and Foxford United. The tangerine clad side were condemned to their third defeat on the trot and will have to turn things around soon or they could be sinking back down to the Premier A before they know it. JP O’Gorman put Westport on their way with a goal inside a quarter of a hour and Pat Fitzgerald made sure with a strike from the penalty spot midway through the second half. The champions Castlebar Celtic were made to work hard by Michael Hutton’s Claremorris side in Celtic Park to pick up their second win of the season. Stevie Gavin was the man who broke the deadlock in what was very tough battle between a Claremorris side who are looking to make improvements on last year’s very competitive run in the league. Both sides are locked together on six points from their opening three games, alongside Ballina Town. Ballina who went down to Westport United in the previous week bounced back with style with a 4-1 win over Manulla at home last weekend. The final game in last weekend’s Super League saw Fahy Rovers come home from Erris with a point after a 0-0 draw with Iorras Aontaithe.

With only three games gone so far a couple of splits in the division are already appearing, with Westport United leading the charge at the top, where they are being chased by the trio of Ballina Town, Claremorris and Castlebar Celtic. Below them the trio of Fahy Rovers, Iorras Aontaithe and Manulla are battling it out to keep their heads out of relegation trouble early days, while at the bottom Straide and Foxford will be badly looking for a win from their next game to kick start their season.

Cup distractions this weekend

The bank holiday weekend sees a break in league action for the majority of sides and the divisional cups kick off for the year. On Saturday evening, the FCS Cup will kick off with the meeting of Iorras Aontaithe and Castlebar Celtic in Carnenash. Ballina Town will host Fahy Rovers in the other game in the top division competition. On Sunday in the Westaro Cup, table toppers Ballinrobe Town will travel to Bangor Hibs. The hosts will be looking for their first win of the season, having lost their first two league games of the season. Ballyheane fresh from their success in the Connacht Shield will make the journey to Clew Bay United, while Snugboro United who have enjoyed a good start to the year with two wins out of three game will welcome Swinford. The final game in the round sees Castlebar Celtic B making the journey north to take on Conn Rangers.


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