Big two meet again as Super League moves through the rounds

Soccer: Super League

Charlestown Athletic v Ballyheane

Saturday, May 23 at 7pm

Venue: Bellaghy Park

The visitors will head to east Mayo full of confidence after their 4-0 league cup win last weekend. Ballyheane have had a tough start to the league with games against both Westport United and Ballina Town in their first three games. They'll have marked out this game as one they have to win to get their league season up and running. The home side have one win in the league already, thanks to a big win over S&F, but they've also shipped 14 goals in their four league games so far, and scored just once apart from the six the bagged in their win. Both sides really need to pick up three points here.

Conn Rangers v Ballina Town

Saturday, May 23 at 7pm

Venue: Mount Falcon

There looks like there could be only one winner in this game. While both sides lost in the cup last weekend, and Ballina Town's exit at the hands of Iorras Aontaithe was the big surprise of the weekend, Michael McNicholas' men will be ready to bounce back on Saturday and keep up their unbeaten league run. It's been a tough return to the Super League for the Mount Falcon men Joe Faughnan has taken over the side in recent times and he's facing a tough task to steady their ship. They've yet to win a league game and have only a point to show for their efforts against fellow strugglers S&F.

Castlebar Celtic v Westport United

Saturday, May 23 at 7pm

Venue: Celtic Park

Like buses, you wait for one and two come along at the same time, for the second week in a row the historic big two in Mayo will face off in Celtic Park. The Hoops got the bragging rights last weekend with a come from behind 4-3 win in the league cup to knock out the defending champions. While the league cup isn't the priority of John Brennan as he navigates taking over Covies, that loss will still sting the visitors who'll be ready to get some revenge on Saturday night. Paul Fitzpatrick was the main man last weekend and he could be the key player again this time out.

Iorras Aontaithe v Straide and Foxford United

Sunday, May 24 at 2.30pm

Venue: Carnenash

This is another game where you could only really see one winner. Things haven't gone well for Straide and Foxford United so far this season; since drawing 0-0 in the first round against Ballyheane, they've shipped 16 goals in their next three games. Iorras Aontihe haven't been great themselves so far this season, but they are going into the game on the back of a moral boosting win over Ballina Town in the league cup last weekend, and they will be looking to use that to jump start their season.

Manulla v Ballyglass

Sunday, May 24 at 2.30pm

Venue: Carramore

This one should be tasty, a local derby where the new boys to the top division will look to keep up their 100 per cent record in the division against a home-side who, on their day, can put it up to the best around. Ballyglass' start to the season has been the big story, winning four from four and scoring 15 goals on the way. Manulla for their part have kept up the good winter form which saw them reach the latter stages of the Connacht Cup with two wins from their three league games against Conn Rangers and Charlestown Atheltic.


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