April 1st - Two games on Saturday night saw the April competition kick off. In the Premier Division, Bohemians regained top spot and their three point lead with a one-nil win in Sligo. Krystian Nowak scored the only goal in the Showgrounds. The leaders' next two games are at home to Shamrock Rovers and away to Derry City over the Easter weekend. If they're still top by then then we'll have a much better idea of thier title credentials.

In the first division, Longford Town finally picked up their first win of the season. They beat Kerry two-nil with both goals coming from Joshua Giurgi.

It's very early days in the monthly competition but after two games Gavin Doherty leads the way on 20 points. He's followed by five people on fifteen points - Brian Cunningham, Caroline Carroll, Gary Keating, Gerry Draper and Jack Duffy - full details below:

April 8th to 11th - A busy Easter weekend saw two rounds of games in the Premier Division. Bohemians have a six point lead at the top of the table. A Dean Williams penalty saw them win in Derry on Monday night. That was a good recovery after they had lost two-nil at home to Shamrock Rovers on Friday - the reigning champions serving notice that they're not finished just yet with goals from Neil Farrugia and Rory Gaffney.

Derry's home form is a major concern for their title aspirations. They also lost one-nil at home to Drogheda on Friday night. It's one win from five at the Ryan McBride Stadium now this season for Ruaidhri Higgins' side. Shamrock Rovers, written off a couple of weeks ago, are now third in the table. The win in Dalymount was followed by a straightforward three-nil win at home to UCD on Monday night. Graham Burke scored twice in that one as the Hoops made it three wins on the bounce having scored nine without reply.

Another team on the up after being written off are St Patricks Athletic. A four-nil win at home to Cork City on Friday night was followed up with an impressive three-one win at Drogheda on Monday night. Tim Clancy's side are now fourth in the table ahead of Friday night's visit to Bohemians.

Elsewhere, Cork City bounced back from that defeat in Inchicore with a one-nil win at home to Dundalk. That was the Louth side's second defeat of the weekend having lost at home to Sligo on Friday night. Shelbourne picked up four points over the weekend - they drew nil-all at UCD on Friday night but beat Sligo two-one in Tolka Park on Monday.

In the first division, Galway made it eight wins from eight when they scored four without reply at Wexford. Bray Wanderers regained second place with a one-nil win at home to Athlone. Waterford moved ahead of Cobh Ramblers with a three-one win in St Colman's Park. Treaty United picked up their first win of the season edging out Longford Town three-two. Kerry picked up their second point of their first season in the league when they drew one-all with Finn Harps.

Shane Coughlan top-scored over the Easter weekend - his haul of 65 points saw him take over first place in the April competition. Three people share second place just two points off the lead - Gavin Doherty, Gerry Draper and Keith Ryan. Brian Boyle and Stan Tormey share fifth spot - full details below:


April 14th to 16th - Bohemians suffered a second consecutive home defeat but remain four points clear at the top. St Patricks Athletic arrived at Dalymount in very good form and that run continued with a three-two win. Bohemians led through Adam McDonnell's opener but three quickfire goals from McClelland, Forrester and Mark Doyle put the Inchicore side three-one up. A Jordan Flores red card soon followed but the home side pulled it back to three-two through Dean Williams. There was still time for Tommy Lonergan to receive two yellows but Tim Clancy's side held on to close the gap at the top to just four points.

The Ringsend Derby saw the points shared at Tallaght. Graham Burke scored at both ends, his own goal giving Shelbourne the lead. A breakaway second goal from Matt Smith threatened an evening leaving Damien Duff with nothing to complain about. However, Burke pulled one back straightaway before Pico Lopes headed an equaliser with thirteen minutes to go. Despite Rovers best efforts, they couldn't find a winner with Johnny Kenny missing a couple of good chances late on.

It also finished two-all in Dundalk on Sunday afternoon. The lead changed hands a couple of time with Derry ahead before the hosts scored twice in a minute to lead. Cian Kavanagh headed a late equaliser though to ensure the points were shared.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, UCD picked up their first win of the season. Ciaran Behan's early goal ensured the Students beat Cork City at Belfield. Saturday night's game saw Max Mata move to the top of the scoring charts as his equaliser helped Sligo earn a point at home to Drogheda - that was the third draw in five top flight games this weekend.

In the first division, Galway hit Bray Wanderers for six to make it nine wins from nine. That's 29 goals scored and just 3 conceded so far this season for John Caulfield's side who travel to Kerry next weekend looking to make it a perfect ten. The expected goal glut at Waterford never happened on Friday night - Ronan Coughlan's goal was the only difference as Keith long made it three wins from three with a one-nil win over Kerry.

Athlone Town moved into the play off positions with a two-nil win at home to Cobh Ramblers. Wexford are on their tails after coming from behind to win in Longford - Aaron Dobbs scored twice in that one. Finn Harps also picked up a welcome three points - they scored two without reply at home to Treaty United.

A top score of 46 points this week sees Brian Boyle move to the top of the April leaderboard. He's 11 points clear of Kevin McQuaide in second place. Gavin Doherty is now in third place followed by Gary Donnelly who finished the weekend with three ten-pointers and a score of 45. Overall leader, Darragh Moriarty, completes the top five - full details below:


April 21st and 22nd - Bohemians maintained their six point lead with a useful two-nil win on the road at Drogheda. A goal in each half, one from Paddy Kirk and one from Declan McDaid saw Declan Devine's side maintain a five point lead at the top of the table. Derry are in second place five points behind the leaders. They won three-one against Cork City in Turner's Cross. Their first win in four games included a goal from Colm Whelan who returned to action after a long injury layoff.

Shamrock Rovers are in third place. the champions picked up three points in Inchicore when they beat St Patricks Athletic two-nil. Johnny Kenny opened the scoring and Trevor Clarke sealed the win with a goal of the season contender in the second half. That's eight games unbeaten now for Stephen Bradley's side.

Next up for the Hoops will be Sligo Rovers in Tallaght - Max Mata was on the scoresheet again as they beat UCD three-one on Saturday night. John Russell's side are now fifth in the table. Friday's final game saw Shelboure and Dundalk end all square. Damien Duff's side played most of the game with ten men after Shane Farrell's early red card. Jack Moylan's penalty was cancelled out by Rayhaan Tulloch's equaliser in the final ten minutes.

Kerry had the misfortune to take the lead against Galway in Mounthawk Park. The leader's response was swift and brutal as they scored four times to make it ten wins from ten so far. Waterford also scored four - Ronan Coughlan bagging them all - as they raced to a four goal lead at half time against Athlone. However, a fighting second half from the Shannonsiders saw them pull three goals back with Keith Long's side just hanging on for victory.

Saturday night's game saw Longford and Bray share the points after a one-all draw. It was the same score on Friday night between Cobh Ramblers and Treaty United. Finn Harps picked up their third win of the season thanks to a late own-goal in Wexford.

The top three overall are now the top three in the April competition, in a slightly different order. Brian Boyle leads the way heading into Friday's deciding matches with 162 points. He has a healthy 19 point lead over Darragh Moriarty in second place. Brian Cunningham is third, three points off second place. Kevin McQuaide has dropped to fourth place with Shane Coughlan up six places this week to complete the top five - full details below:


April 28th - Bohemians had to settle for a point as a late Jake Doyle goal pegged back the leaders in Belfield. Jonathan Afolabi had opened the scoring for the visitors but UCD's late equaliser saw their lead at the top cut to just three points. Derry City are hot on their heels after a two-nil win at home to St Patricks Athletic - a Ben Doherty penalty and Colm Whelan's second goal in consecutive games saw the home side pick up another three points.

Shamrock Rovers recorded another win with a two-one win at home to Sligo Rovers. For the second week in a row, the goals came from Johnny Kenny and Trevor Clarke. Greg Bolger pulled one back for the visitors, scoring from a deflection of one off his former team mates (not for the first time). The Louth Derby was settled by the odd goal in five with Dundalk beating Drogheda three-two. John Martin scored the winner in injury time in that one after Drogheda had fought back from two down and a man down after Gary Deegan's red card. The final game in the top division saw Shelbourne climb to fourth in the table after a two-one win at home to Cork City.

In the first division, a goal from Vincent Borden was enough to give Galway an eleventh win in a row. They beat Cobh Ramblers one-nil in front of a crowd of 4,300. It's nine goals in three goals now for Ronan Coughlan - he scored both goals as Waterford came from a goal down to win in Bray. Athlone have been quietly going about their business and a three-nil win at home to Wexford sees them sitting third in the table.

Kerry suffered another heavy defeat - they shipped four without reply at Treaty United. The final game in the first division saw the points shared in Ballybofey as Finn Harps and Longford Town played out a one-all draw.

Brian Boyle held on to top spot for victory in the April competition. He had ten points to spare in the end over Brian Cunningham who finished second. Strong finishes from Keith Ryan, Neil Walsh and Rob Gaffney saw them complete the top five for the month:


The Greatest League - April 2023 Leaderboard
Lst Chg
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1 0 Brian Boyle Komodo Reds 218 162 56

3 1 Brian Cunningham Dermot Keely Cannae Count 208 140 68
9 6 Keith Ryan He's Gone, Yup Ian Ryan 202 132 70
10 6 Neil Walsh Bradley's Babes 192 132 60
11 6 Rob Gaffney Fiorentina Turner 192 132 60
6 0 Gerry Draper Everton10 188 135 53
4 -3 Kevin McQuaide The Longford Langers 186 139 47
20 12 Daniel Murphy 4 In A Row 183 115 68
12 3 Stan Tormey Inter Stan 183 132 51
8 -2 Joe Turner McLaughlin's Aces 182 132 50
15 4 Caroline Carroll Seagulls 181 125 56
5 -7 Shane Coughlan Shane Lad Rovers 1.0 180 137 43
2 -11 Darragh Moriarty Moriparty FC 176 143 33
16 2 Andy Dunne Phoenix Park Rangers 175 122 53
19 4 Shane McCormack Forty Four In A Row 174 116 58
24 8 Trevor Rankin I'm Not Finn-ished 171 115 56
14 -3 David Doyle Dublin Is Green and Whitechurch 170 127 43
26 8 Gary McGurk Goose Green Mafia 170 113 57
32 13 Tony McNamee Swilly Rovers 170 105 65
13 -7 Gary Donnelly One Bray Or Another 169 131 38
7 -14 Gavin Doherty D12 Shels 167 132 35
28 6 Daniel Dorrian Donegallad97 165 109 56
27 4 Jake Murphy 4 In A Row 165 110 55
18 -6 Joseph Kavanagh Cherry Orchard Thieves 165 117 48
23 -2 Tommy Hamill Omeath All-Stars 165 115 50
30 4 Christopher Uzell Heavey's Heroes 163 105 58
17 -10 Jack Duffy Bohs Massive 162 117 45
21 -7 Derek McDonald The Auld Reds 161 115 46
25 -4 Conor Claxton Everyone Hates A Bohs Hipster 156 113 43
29 -1 Richard Johnston Turnip Heads 156 108 48
31 0 Fiachra O'Brolachain Borough Hoops 153 105 48
36 4 Niall Carroll Yellow Bellies 153 102 51
34 1 Darragh Kenny Four In A Row 152 102 50
37 3 John Brophy Never Going To Beat Eoghan 148 100 48
35 0 Eoghan Brophy Little Ol Shels 147 102 45
39 3 Tommy Tormey The Four Fs 145 97 48
22 -15 James Keville Inchicore Draw 141 115 26
38 0 Kevin Nolan Team Gilzean 141 100 41
41 2 James Connolly FC Igghh 139 96 43
43 3 Francis Gilligan Yes, I Think To Myself 131 90 41
40 -1 Gary Fitzpatrick Devolution 131 96 35
48 6 Paul Moore JD Sports A Wig 131 85 46
33 -10 Craig Whelan Saints 1929 128 102 26
44 0 Danielle McGarry Shamrock Rovers 125 89 36
45 46 1 Gary Parsons TFTES 125 88 37
46 49 3 Philip Rankin Stevo's Stars 124 81 43
47 42 -5 Gearoid McIntyre 3 Little Martletts 121 93 28
48 51 3 Senan Slattery Clooney-Quin On Top 116 71 45
49 47 -2 Gerry Moore Sligobourne Reds 111 88 23
50 45 -5 Gary Keating Say It With Flores 100 89 11
51 50 -1 Conor King Yurt City 91 80 11
52 52 0 Shane Langan Asbohs 21 18 3
53 53 0 Michael De Verdier Pelletstown Rovers FC 18 10 8
54 54 0 Sean McLean Watts Happening 18 10 8