Rathmullan Celtic closing in on second successive title

Rathmullan Celtic came put themselves within touching distance of the Milford Inn Division One with a win at Cappry Rovers this afternoon.

Rathmullan Celtic came put themselves within touching distance of the Milford Inn Division One with a win at Cappry Rovers this afternoon.

The side managed by Mark Curran and Dessie McLaughlin are currently four points clear of St Catherine’s in second place, and also have the benefit of two games in hand on the Killybegs team, who are not in action today. Four points from four games will seal a second successive title for the Seasiders, after their CT Ball Division Two success last season.

Cappry lost 2-0 to St Catherine’s last weekend and that ruled them out of automatic promotion but themselves and neighbours Curragh Athletic are still in the battle for the promotion-relegation play-off spot. Next weekend sees what could be a pivotal weekend in the division when St Catherine’s make the trip to Flagpole Park to take on league leaders Rathmullan Celtic. The other game of interest this afternoon sees an already relegated Convoy Arsenal welcome midtable Donegal Town.

The Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division will go all the way to the wire and after Glenea United took over at the top last weekend, there were mixed feelings. Glenea were guilty of letting a lead slip, in their case a two-goal one, which allowed Kilmacrennan a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw when Eddie Doherty scored twice. Gweedore Celtic were not in league action - although will be a little concerned at having squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 against Moville in the Ulster Cup.

Gweedore welcome Eany Celtic this afternoon, while Glenea travel a to Lifford Celtic side needing the points as they are looking over their shoulders at the bottom. Dunkineely Celtic, second from bottom, welcome Milford United