Connacht football in 2019.

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First of all the geography lesson , the Republic of Ireland comprises of 4 Provinces  with each having many counties within. Of the 4 only 3 have ”Senior” football leagues namely Leinster , Munster and Ulster , the Leinster and Munster leagues are thriving with numerous clubs and many divisions.

The Ulster Senior League is on its last legs, currently with the demise of Swilly Rovers on March 26th, 2019 it is down to 6 clubs including the Reserve sides of Derry City and Finn Harps , it wont be long before the rest enter the Donegal or the Inishowen leagues.

Meanwhile in Connacht we are already have County football , of the 5 counties of the Province of Connacht we have 4 County leagues namely the Galway & District Premier League, the Mayo Super League, the Roscommon & District Premier League and the Sligo /Leitrim Super League.

Every now and again since its demise in 2000 thoughts about reforming the Connacht Province Senior League come to light , the most recent attempt being in 2013 , unfortunately the reasons for its disappearance still exist , these being travel , finance and  the apathy of some of the clubs.

It would on paper be easy to form a strong 10 / 12 club Senior League but I can’t see it happening soon.

Meanwhile here are the 4 county leagues as they exist for 2018/19 season , in the case of Mayo who run a Summer season they are 2019 details.

 

Galway & District Premier. (10 clubs)

http://galwayfa.ie/

Athenry  @ ”Moanbaun”, Athenry.

Corrib Celtic @ C. C Grounds, Gortscully, Annaghdown.

Galway Bohs @ Millers Lane, Western Distributor Rd, Galway.

Galway Hibs @ Headford Rd, Bohermore.

Loughrea Rams  @ Bushfield, off R350.

Maree / Oranmore  @ Ard na Mara, off Main St, Oranmore.

Merlin Woods @ ARD Resource Centre, Doughiska Road, Galway.

Mervue United @ Fahy’s Field, Walter Macken Place, Galway.

Salthill  Devon @  Drom Soccer Park, Drum East, Tonabracky, Galway.

West United @ South Park, Claddagh, Galway.

 

Mayo Super League. ( 10 clubs).

http://www.mayofootballleague.ie/l/league/547649717.html

B

allina Town  @ Belleek Park, Caravan Park, Ballina.

Ballyglass @ Michael Keaveney Park, Ballyglass.

Ballyhaunis @ Station Rise, Ballyhaunis.

Ballyheane  @ Pat Quigley Park, off N84, Cornaveagh.

Castlebar Celtic @ Celtic Park, Pavilion Rd, Curragh,Castlebar.

Claremorris @ Concannon Park, Claremorris.

Manulla @ Manulla Park, Carrowntober  Eighty

Snugboro United @ Edward Conway Park, Coarsepark.

Straide & Foxford United @ Green Road, Foxford.

Westport United @ United Park ,Westport.

 

Roscommon & District Premier League. ( 12 clubs).

http://soccerleagues.comortais.com/homepage.aspx?oid=1002

 

Ballinasloe Town  @ Curragh Park, Brackernagh.

Ballymore @ Ballymore Sportsfield.

Boyle Celtic @ Celtic Park, The Warren.

Castlerea Celtic @  Henry Byrne Road, Demesne, Castlerea.

Cloonfad United @ Cloonfad Park, Levallyroe.

Dysart @ Dysart Community Centre, Lisnamaucklagh.

Kikerrin United @ Father Lynch Park, Kilkerrin.

Moore United @ Falty Pitch, Moore.

St Peters @ McArthy Park, Newton Carbury Road, Bellaugh , Athlone.

Shiven Rovers @ ”Killyan”, Newbridge.

Skyevalley Rovers @ Donagh Park , Taughmaconnell.

Strokestown United  @ ”Kiltrustan”, Strokestown.

 

Sligo/Leitrim Super League. ( 10 clubs)

http://soccerleagues.comortais.com/homepage.aspx?oid=1000

 

Aughanagh Celtic  @ Hollybrook Sportsfield, Ballinafad.

Ballisodare United @ Sportsfield,  Ballisodare.

Ballymote Celtic @ Brother Walfrid / Corran Park, Ballymote.

Calry Bohs @ Community Park, Butlers Lane ,Hazlewood.

Carbury @ Forthill,  Seaview Park, Sligo.

Glenview Stars @ Forthill, Warren, Sligo.

Manor Rangers @ Bee Park Resource Centre, Manorhamilton.

Mail Coach Road ( MCR) @ Sean Fallon Park, Abbeyquarter South, Sligo.

Merville United @ Merville  Centre, Maugheraboy Road, Knappagh Beg.

Strand Celtic @ Strandhill Community Park, Airport Road, Carrowbunnaun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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