April 1st - Derry City are sitting pretty at the top of the table. After Friday night's games they have a three point lead with a game in hand. They came from behind to win two-one at Dalymount. Bohemians were ahead at half time thanks to a Liam Burt goal but second half strikes from Ronan Boyce and James Akintunde (in the 93rd minute) saw Ruairi Higgins' side pick up another late three points.

Shamrock Rovers picked up their first away win of the season to climb to send in the table. Andy Loyons put in a man of the match performance at Finn Harps scoring twice in Ballybofey with Graham Burke adding the third from the spot. Two of the other title contenders suffered surprise setbacks. Sligo lost their first game of the season, losing one-nil at home to Shelbourne - Dan Carr scoring the winner from the penalty spot. St Patricks Athletic also dropped points, drawing one-all at home with Drogheda United. Dayle Rooney opened the scoring for the visitors with Darragh Burns scoring a late equaliser for the Inchicore side. Dundalk climbed to fifth in the table with a two-nil win at home to UCD - the goals came from Daniel Kelly and Pat Hoban.

In the first division, Cian Murphy scored the only goal at the Mick Wallace Arena as Cork beat Wexford one-nil. Colin Healy's side lead the table by three points from Galway United. John Caulfield's side beat Cobh Ramblers one-nil at Eamon Deacy Park. Waterford and Longford shared the points after a one-all draw at the RSC. Athlone earned their first point of the season with a one-all draw at home to Bray Wanderers - Kurtis Byrne opened the scoring for the visitors but Tomas Oluwya rescued a point for the hosts.

The first leaderboard of the month sees Karl Seale lead the way on 55 points. He has a 6 point lead over Kevin McQuaide and Gearoid McIntyre who share second place. Keith Ryan and Anto Proctor complete the top five - full details below:

 

 

April 8th and 9th - The first section of games came to an end with Derry retaining their six-point lead at the top of the Premier Division table. They won a hard fought North West Derby in Ballybofey on Saturday evening. Goals from Cameron McJannett and Will Patching earned them a two-one win against Finn Harps despite a late penalty for the hosts. Shamrock Rovers had won by the same scoreline on Friday night at Shelbourne. They revived last season's habit of a very late winner when Aaron Greene fired home from outside the box after entering the fray as a substitute.

The O'Donnell Derby in Inchicore finished scoreless as St Patricks Athletic and Dundalk failed to muster a goal between them. Nathan Sheppard made a couple of very good saves from Eoin Doyle to preserve a point for the Louth side late on.

Sligo's indifferent run continued - they could only draw two-all at home to UCD after losing to Bohemians earlier in the week. Max Mata scored twice for Liam Buckley's side. Colm Whelan and Eoin Caffrey had the Students ahead in the last ten minutes before Mata's equaliser. Bohemians drew too - Dean Williams' late equaliser for Drogheda cancelled out Dawson Devoy's opener from the spot. Keith Long's side had picked up a valuable three points earlier in the week when Liam Burt scored the only goal in their win in the Showgrounds.

In the first division, Cork City have a two point lead at the top. Galway failed to join them at the top when they were held one-all by Wexford. Longford beat Athlone two-nil and are well placed with two games in hand. The first of those games in hand takes place on Tuesday night when they entertain Cobh Ramblers.

Waterford won four-nil at Cobh Ramblers - Phoenix Patterson scored twice in the second half in that one. The game between Bray Wanderers and Treaty United finished scoreless at the Carlisle Grounds.

As well as leading in the overall competition, Kevin McQuaide is also at the top of the April leaderboard. He has a two point lead over Gerry Moore in second place. Gavin Doherty and Liam Regan-Guimaraes share third place on 102 points each. Anto Proctor is in fifth place - full details below:

 

April 15th to 18th - It looked like business as usual for Derry when James Akintunde fired the leaders ahead against Shelbourne on Friday night. However, two goals in seven minutes in the second half saw Damien Duff's side score an unlikely win and inflict a first defeat of the season on Ruaidhri Higgins' side. Things didn't get much better for the Candystripes when they dropped two more points at Drogheda on Monday night. Once again they were ahead through a Joe Thomson goal but Ryan Brennan earned a point for the hosts.

Two home wins allowed Shamrock Rovers to cut the gap at the top to just one point. Both games were won by a single goal - Rory Gaffney scoring the winner against St Patricks Athletic and Danny Mandroiu doing likewise on Monday night against Dundalk. Pats remain in third place - they needed a very late winner to earn a two-one at UCD on Monday evening. Sligo Rovers are fourth - they lost at Dundalk on Friday night but recovered to win one-nil at Finn Harps on Monday.

Bohemians are sixth after taking four points from their two games over the weekend. They were disappointed to draw two-all at home to nine man Finn Harps on Friday night but picked up a very good four-one win at Shelbourne on Monday evening. Just two points separate third place from sixth as the middle of the table bunched up over the weekend.

Three teams continue to the set the pace in the first division. Cork City lead the way - a nil-all draw at home to Bray was followed by a two-one win at Waterford. Galway are three points off the lead after a one-nil win at Waterford on Friday night. Longford's good run continued - a midweek win at home to Cobh Ramblers was followed by a 94th minute winner at Bray. If Galway and Cork win their games in hand they'll move level with Cork at the top of the table.

Gavin Doherty left everyone else trailing with a score of 82 points this week. That leaves him first in the monthly standings with a lead of 26 points over Derek McDonald in second place - a Shelbourne one-two so far, Damien Duff would be proud. Kevin McQuaide has dropped to third place with Stephen Horan and James Connolly completing the top five. Full details below:

 

April 22nd and 23rd - Derry recovered from five dropped points last week with an emphatic seven-one home win over UCD on Friday night. Josh McGonigle scored a hat-trick as Ruaidhri Higgins' side returned to winning ways and retained their one point advantage at the top. Shamrock Rovers remained in touch following a three-one win at Dalymount. Two former Bohemians players did the damage with Andy Lyons and Danny Mandroiu scoring the important goals either side of an own goal from Max Murphy who left Tallaght to cross the Liffey in the close season. Steven Bradley couldn't have written the script better.

A goal in each half from Eoin Doyle saw St Patricks Athletic beat Finn Harps two-nil to stay in third place, seven points behind the leaders. Damien Duff received the first red card of his career as he was dismissed from the dugout in Oriel Park as Dundalk beat Shelbourne two-one. John Martin headed the winner, his first goal for the Louth side. The weekend's final game on Saturday evening saw Sligo get the better of Drogheda in a five goal thriller. Garry Buckley scored an injury time winner after the visitors had come from two down to draw level. Both sides also missed a penalty each.

The leaders in the first division all won. Cork won an entertaining Leeside Derby, beating Cobh Ramblers by the odd goal in five. Galway beat Bray two-nil in Eamonn Deacy Park. Waterford began life without Ian Morris by recording a two-nil win in Wexford. Phoenix Patterson scored both goals in that one. Longford fell off the pace slightly when they were held scoreless by Treaty United on Saturday night.

Friday night's games will decide the winner of what seems a very long monthly competition. Gavin Doherty remains hot favourite to win April's monthly proze - he has a 19 point lead over Joseph Kavanagh who has climbed to second place this weekend. Keith Ryan is in third place followed by Kenny Barrett and Trevor Rankin. Full details below:

 

April 29th - Derry City increased their lead at the top of the table to three points following an emphatic four-nil win at St Patricks Athletic. Josh McGonigle was among the scorers, scoring twice in that win for the leaders. Shamrock Rovers winning run came to an end. They were held to a one-all draw at Sligo Rovers. Andy Lyons scored again to head the Hoops into the lead but a late equaliser from Jordan Hamilton saw the points shared despite a late second yellow card for Garry Buckley.

Dundalk moved up to third place in the table after they beat Drogheda United four-one in the Louth Derby. Daragh Leahy scored twice in that one and was joined on the scoresheet by Patrick Hoban and John Martin. Bohemians got back to winning ways with a three-nil win at home to UCD. Friday's final game saw Ollie Horgan's Finn Harps side pick up a big three points with a one-nil win at home to Shelbourne. Barry McNamee scored the winning goal in the last minute as the Donegal side moved to within two points of their visitors.

A double round of games in the first division kicked off on Friday night. Victories for Cork City and Galway United leave them well clear of the rest. Cork beat Longford four-one at Turners Cross. Galway came from two down at Treaty United to win three-two - Stephen Walsh fired home the winner in the 88th minute. Elsewhere, Bray's poor run continued with a one-all draw at home to Cobh Ramblers. Wexford remained in touch with the playoff places - their three-nil win at Athlone a 100th career goal for Dinny Corcoran.

As expected, April ended with victory for Gavin Doherty. He had 14 points to spare over Joseph Kavanagh in second place. Francis Gilligan finished very strongly to tie for third place with Kevin McQuaide. Anto Proctor finished fifth. You can see the final standings for April below:

 

The Greatest League - April 2022 Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1 0 Gavin Doherty D12 Shels 250 223 27


2
2 0 Joseph Kavanagh Cherry Orchard Thieves 236 204 32
3
13 10 Francis Gilligan Ni Neart Go Cur Le Cheile 231 184 47
4
8 4 Kevin McQuaide Ian Beale's Bin Removal 231 189 42
5
6 1 Anto Proctor Hoopsontopoftheleague 228 191 37
6
3 -3 Keith Ryan WeAreStillBrayWanderers 225 195 30
7
4 -3 Kenny Barrett Indy Hoops 224 194 30
8
17 9 Eoghan Brophy Still Doing Better Than John United 216 177 39
9
24 15 Gerry Draper Everton 10 216 164 52
10
9 -1 Stephen Horan Welcome To Heaven FC 216 189 27
11
15 4 Connor Edwards Ollie's At The Wheel 214 182 32
12
12 0 Derek McDonald Save Tolka Park 214 185 29
13
11 -2 James Connolly Il Duce 214 187 27
14
10 -4 Tommy Hamill Omeath Allstars 211 189 22
15
5 -10 Trevor Rankin Trev's Tossers 209 192 17
16
16 0 Darragh Kenny The Good Guys 204 179 25
17
21 4 Joe Turner Milltown 1982 204 169 35
18
14 -4 Gerry Moore Moore, Moore, Moore 202 183 19
19
7 -12 Liam Regan-Guimaraes Friday I'm In LOIve 200 190 10
20
23 3 Niall Carroll Mick's Yellowbellies 199 165 34
21
22 1 Jay Thomas Tallafornia Dreamin' 197 167 30
22
25 3 Jake Murphy SRFC #1 196 164 32
23
19 -4 Andy Dunne BBK United 194 175 19
24
18 -6 Paul Moore Niall Quinn's Disco Pants 194 177 17
25
27 2 Graham Young JoDivision 192 158 34
26
29 3 Caroline Carroll Seagulls 191 154 37
27
20 -7 Neil Walsh Kimmage Rovers 191 172 19
28
30 2 Fiachra O'Brolachain Trailerpark Rovers 184 152 32
29
35 6 Gary Keating Brohemians 182 130 52
30
32 2 Gary Fitzpatrick B.R.A.Y. Oway Oway Oway 181 149 32
31
28 -3 Ian Kearns Whisper FC 181 157 24
32
26 -6 David Doyle Specialolympiakos 179 162 17
33
31 -2 Justin Moran The Superstars 167 150 17
34
34 0 John Brophy Really Have To Beat Eoghan This Year AFC 160 135 25
35
36 1 Tommy Tormey The Four Fs 151 127 24
36
37 1 Gearoid McIntyre Nobber Boys 139 112 27
37
33 -4 Karl Seale Liberty Hoops 139 139 0
38
38 0 Henry Smith SuperHoops 125 105 20
39
39 0 Richard Johnston "I Don't Get It" 86 86 0
40
40 0 Alex Molloy Junkiesfc 80 80 0
41
41 0 Gary Donnelly Cabrayteely Wanderers 55 55 0
42
43 1 Zach Merriman Shamrock Rovers 12 10 2
43
42 -1 Conor Foley Internan 10 10 0
44
44 0 David Power Supersaint on Tour 6 4 2