North Tipp & District League – Weekend Review – 19/Sept/2014


Weekend Preview:

This weekend is sure to be a cracker with two huge games to be played. In the Premier Nenagh Celtic FC will host their neighbours Nenagh Afc with both teams looking to protect their 100% start to the season. Meanwhile in Division 1 Holycross will play Streamstown Celtic in a match that also sees both teams fighting for their 100% start to the season.

Premier Division:

Nenaghceltic Footballclub v Nenagh Afc
This is sure to be a close game with both teams having a great result in their last outing, Celtic will be hoping to prove that they can go one better in the league this year but will have to work for it against an extremely talented Nenagh Afc side.

NTSC Prediction: Draw

Thurles Town v Roscrea United
Roscrea travel to Thurles on the back of a loss to Cloughjordan last weekend and they will be hoping that talisman Paul Kirwan can return to the side having missed last weeks game. Thurles on the back of a penalty shootout win against Moyglass in the Munster Junior Cup will hope to bring that form to the league and climb the table after a slow start.

NTSC Prediction: Draw

Lough Derg FC v Cloughjordan FC
Bottom of the table Lough Derg will have it all to do again when they host Cloughjordan this weekend. The away side took a huge scalp against Roscrea United last week and look to have put their opening weeks disappointment behind them and will look to make it three wins on the trot with Pj O’Brien looking to add to his hattrick in Roscrea.

NTSC Prediction:
Cloughjordan FC

Division 1:
Holycross Fc v Streamstown Celtic
Holycross welcome Streamstown Celtic in this top of the table clash. Both sides have been in immense form as of late and will both be looking to gain the first telling blow in this title race that is already mirroring last season’s Division 2 fight between both clubs. Holycross will feel they have the upperhand after their Shield success earlier and will be looking to leading scorer Jojo O’Meara to help their cause. Wally Kirwan will aim to put Streamstown clear in this fascinating tie

NTSC Prediction: Draw

Nenagh Afc B v Rearcross FC
Nenagh will look to put pressure on the top two in this tricky encounter against Rearcross, who seem to be blowing hot and cold all season. The centre thinks the away side will struggle against the likes of Willie Darcy, Alan Sheehan and Oisin Fitzpatrick.

NTSC Prediction: Nenagh Afc B

Arra Rovers v Moneygall FootballClub
In this relegation battle even at this early stage the points could be priceless. Arra who were demolished last weekend will hope to bounce back against a decent Moneygall side who have found themselves unlucky in games they have lost by the odd goal.

NTSC Prediction: Moneygall FC

Ardcroney Fc v Borrisokane Fc
Bottom of the table Ardcroney will have a tough battle on their hands when they go in search of their first three points against 4th placed Borrisokane this week. The away side beat Borroway Rovers last week will home that Ardcroneys draw against Rearcross FC last week was just a once off.

NTSC Prediction: Borrisokane Fc

Division 2:

Clodiagh Rangers FC B v Nenagh Celtic B
Clodiagh Rangers FC B host Nenagh Celtic B knowing a win would push either team into the race for the title. Both teams lost last time out but have already shown a hunger for success this season

NTSC Prediction: Draw

Cloughjordan B v BT Harps B
The in form BT Harps B will travel to Cloughjordan full of confidence after some strong performances in the last few weeks combined with the home sides failure to win any league game this far.

NTSC Prediction: BT Harps B

Roscrea United v Kilcommon FC
Top of the table Roscrea host Kilcommon in what should be another close game in this Division. Roscrea unbeaten so far will have it all to do against a tough Kilcommon side who have gathered pace after a slow start.

NTSC Prediction: Draw

Portumna FC v Ballymackey Fc
In another top of the table clash the score centre is going to side with Portumna as their weekend games have been alot stronger than the midweek games. Ballymackey though will not be beaten easily and with Timmy Fleming starting to hit for anything can happen.

NTSC Prediction: Portumna FC

Division 3:

Shannon Rangers Fc v Templetuohy Fc
Shannon go into this having everyone baffled as the continue to blow hot a cold, win by huge margins are often followed by a loss and Templetuohy have had a steady couple of weeks having beaten Barnane on Monday.

NTSC Prediction: Shannon Rangers

Ballymackey Fc B v Clodiagh Rangers FC C
With only goal difference separating these two the centre predicts this will be a close game, with both teams failing to draw any game in eight we feel that might change this week

NTSC Prediction: Draw

Barnane Fc v Lough Derg FC B
An away win is probable here as Lough Derg seem to be going from strength to strength with a youthful side. A tremendous win last week coupled with Barnanes loss to Templetuohy says this match can only go one way.

NTSC Prediction: Lough Derg FC B

Borrisokane Fc B v Rearcross FC B
Second placed Borrisokane will look to keep the pressure on leaders Gurtagarry when they entertain second from bottom Rearcross FC B. A match that should contain goals looks hugely in favour of the home side.

NTSC Prediction: Borrisokane Fc B

Ballywilliam United v Gurtagarry Fc
Paddy O’Rourke will look to once again steer the unbeaten Gurtagarry Fc to success against a Ballywilliam side that are finding it hard to find their feet in this Division. A comfortable victory is expected from the league leaders.

NTSC Prediction: Gurtagarry Fc

Sallypark Odhráns Fc B v Streamstown Celtic B
Streamstown Celtic B, who time after time prove us wrong here at the centre will have to do so again as they travel to Sallypark this Sunday, the home side who are involved in high scoring games most weeks should have too much in the tank this week. A close encounter predicted.

NTSC Prediction: Sallypark Odhráns Fc B

Predictions are only for banter and are done by opinion only, feel free to add your own, Cheers