June 10th - Just three games took place on Friday night as the international break continued. Athlone Town won their first game of the season, beating Cobh Ramblers five-two at Lissywoollen. Thomas Oluwya scored two as did C Ubaezunonu with Daniel Dobbin adding the fifth. The other games both ended in one-all draws. Wexford and Treaty United shared the spoils with both goals coming in the first seven minutes in a one-all draw. Longford and Bray also shared the points in a game that was overshadowed by crowd trouble in Bishopsgate. The away fans lost the run of themselves with some nasty footage being shared on social media. The culprit has been identified and will be forced to watch reruns of Bray matches over the past ten years. That should knock the edges off him, serves him right.

Gearoid McIntyre scored two ten pointers and a five from the three games to take an early lead in June. He's three points clear of Caroline Carroll with Niall Carroll in third place on fifteen points. Five people then follow on twelve points, Gary Fitzpatrick, Jake Murphy, myself, Keith Ryan and Stephen Horan. Full details below:


June 17th - Dundalk have been steadily going about their business the last few weeks, climbing the table relatively unnoticed. Robbie Benson's late winner on Friday night against Shamrock Rovers saw them move to second place behind the leaders. If the Lilywhites win their game in hand then the gap at the top will be just two points.

Stephen O'Donnell's side have emerged as the main challengers as Derry City continue to falter. More points were dropped on Friday night when Drogheda came from behind to earn a point. Dean Williams equaliser with twelve minutes to go cancelled out Matty Smith's opener. St Patricks Athletic remain in fourth place after Eoin Doyle scored twice in a two-one win at home to UCD. The other Dublin Derby went the way of Bohemians who beat Shelbourne one-nil - Dawson Devoy scored the only goal at Dalymount as Keith Long's side moved above their opponents in the table. Sligo Rovers picked up another three points on Saturday night - they scored three without reply at home to Finn Harps - Aidan Keena scored twice for the home side in that one.

Galway moved back to the top of the first division this weekend. They hammered Bray by five goals to one at the Carlisle Grounds. Thankfully no stewards were harmed in that one. Cork City missed the chance to go back to the top of the table on Saturday night. They dropped points in a one-all draw in Longford. Waterford could move to within six points of the leaders if they win their game in hand. Elsewhere this weekend, Wexford travelled to Cobh and came away with the points after a three-nil win. Treaty United beat Athlone Town two-one in Limerick.

Gearoid McIntyre leads for a second week in June. He has a five point lead at the top of the leaderboard. Second place is shared by Gary Fitzpatrick and Gerry Moore. Gerry's score of 56 points was easily the highest scored this week. The top five for June is completed by Caroline Carroll and Joseph Kavanagh. Full details below:

 

June 24th to 27th - In the blink of an eye, Shamrock Rovers stretched their lead at the top of the table to 10 points. Two victories in Dublin Derbies over the weekend leave the Hoops in good shape heading into their European campaign. They beat Bohemians one-nil in front of 7,500 in Tallaght on Friday night. Rory Gaffney scored the only goal early in the second half. In another game brought forward to help the European campaign, Rovers then won two-one at St Patricks Athletic on Monday night. Stephen Bradley's side were two up thanks to goals from Andy Lyons and Arron Greene before Eoin Doyle pulled a goal back from the spot in injury time.

The other Premier Division games on Friday night saw Dundalk drop points for the first time in a while after a nil-all draw at Shelbourne. The game between Drogheda and Sligo Rovers also finished scoreless. Finn Harps scored twice late on to earn a point at home to St Patricks Athletic - Ethan Boyle heading a 97th minute equaliser. Derry picked up a badly needed three points at UCD courtesy of Will Patching's penalty.

Two rounds of games in the first division saw Cork City go four points clear of Galway. Cork beat Cobh by a solitary goal on Friday night and followed that up with a five-nil win at Treaty United on Monday night. It was a disappointing weekend for John Caulfield's side - a nil-all draw at home to Treaty United and a two-nil defeat at Longford meant they only picked up one point from six available.

Waterford picked up two wins to consolidate third place - a one-nil win at home to Bray and a five-two win at Athlone provided distraction from more club sale rumours. A last minute winner against Longford on Friday night saw Wexford move into the play off places and they stayed ahead of their opponents on Monday night after coming from two goals down to earn a point at Cabinteely ; )

A strong week in which he picked up 62 points saw Gavin Doherty win his second monthly competition of the season with 108 points. Four people finished just five points behind to complete the top five - Connor Edwards, Gearoid McIntyre, Ian Kearns and Jake Murphy - full details below:

 

The Greatest League - June 2022 Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
7 6 Gavin Doherty D12 Shels 108 46 62


2
6 4 Connor Edwards Ollie's At The Wheel 103 46 57
3
1 -2 Gearoid McIntyre Nobber Boys 103 61 42
4
12 8 Ian Kearns Whisper FC 103 41 62
5
13 8 Jake Murphy SRFC #1 103 41 62
6
4 -2 Caroline Carroll Seagulls 93 51 42
7
2 -5 Gary Fitzpatrick B.R.A.Y. Oway Oway Oway 93 56 37
8
8 0 Joe Turner Milltown 1982 93 46 47
9
10 1 Niall Carroll Mick's Yellowbellies 93 46 47
10
18 8 Eoghan Brophy Still Doing Better Than John United 91 39 52
11
3 -8 Gerry Moore Moore, Moore, Moore 88 56 32
12
16 4 Tommy Hamill Omeath Allstars 88 41 47
13
23 10 Darragh Kenny The Good Guys 86 34 52
14
5 -9 Joseph Kavanagh Cherry Orchard Thieves 86 49 37
15
9 -6 Keith Ryan WeAreStillBrayWanderers 83 46 37
16
14 -2 Neil Walsh Kimmage Rovers 83 41 42
17
24 7 Gerry Draper Everton 10 81 34 47
18
29 11 James Connolly Il Duce 78 26 52
19
20 1 Jay Thomas Tallafornia Dreamin' 78 36 42
20
15 -5 Stephen Horan Welcome To Heaven FC 78 41 37
21
27 6 Trevor Rankin Trev's Tossers 77 27 50
22
22 0 Andy Dunne BBK United 76 34 42
23
17 -6 Kevin McQuaide Ian Beale's Bin Removal 75 40 35
24
11 -13 David Doyle Specialolympiakos 73 41 32
25
33 8 Henry Smith SuperHoops 72 22 50
26
35 9 John Brophy Really Have To Beat Eoghan This Year AFC 68 21 47
27
21 -6 Tommy Tormey The Four Fs 68 36 32
28
32 4 Derek McDonald Save Tolka Park 62 22 40
29
26 -3 Francis Gilligan Ni Neart Go Cur Le Cheile 61 29 32
30
19 -11 Graham Young JoDivision 53 36 17
31
25 -6 Kenny Barrett Indy Hoops 53 31 22
32
34 2 Justin Moran The Superstars 52 22 30
33
30 -3 Paul Moore Niall Quinn's Disco Pants 50 25 25
34
28 -6 Fiachra O'Brolachain Trailerpark Rovers 45 26 19
35
31 -4 Anto Proctor Hoopsontopoftheleague 27 22 5
36
40 4 Zach Merriman Shamrock Rovers 10 6 4
37
36 -1 Alex Molloy Junkiesfc 8 6 2
38
37 -1 Gary Donnelly Cabrayteely Wanderers 8 6 2
39
38 -1 Gary Keating Brohemians 8 6 2
40
39 -1 Karl Seale Liberty Hoops 8 6 2
41
41 0 Conor Foley Internan 6 4 2
42
42 0 David Power Supersaint on Tour 6 4 2
43
43 0 Liam Regan-Guimaraes Friday I'm In LOIve 6 4 2
44
44 0 Richard Johnston "I Don't Get It" 2 2 0