March 19th to 28th - After a long winter break the league finally resumed on March 19th. In the Premier Division, Finn Harps are sitting pretty at the top of the table with two wins from two. A one-nil win at home to Bohemians on the opening weekend was followed up by a two-one win at Dundalk. Three goals from Adam Foley saw him top the scoring charts two weeks in. Dundalk's first game had seen them draw one-all at Sligo - Patrick McEleney's opener was cancelled out by Romeo Parkes. Parkes was also on the scoresheet on Friday night as Sligo came from behind to win two-one at Waterford. Jordan Gibson scored the winner in that one.

The champions, Shamrock Rovers, needed a last minute equaliser from Aaron Greene to preserve their long unbeaten league record. That was after St Patricks Athletic had scored what looked like a late winner when Robbie Benson's cross was diverted into his net by Pico Lopes. Pats' good start continued on Saturday evening when Billy King scored an injury time winner at home to Drogheda United.

Newly promoted Longford Town, tipped by many for the drop, have started with four points from their first two games. They beat Derry City two-nil in their opening game and then cames from two goals down to earn a point at Bohemians on Saturday evening.

The first round of first division games took place this weekend. Cork City scored a late winner in their derby clash with Cobh Ramblers. Cian Bargery scored late on to ensure a winning start for Colin Healy's side on their return to the first division. The eagerly anticipated clash between Galway United and Shelbourne finished goalless at Eamonn Deacy Park - Shels would be happy with a point there after being reduced to ten men when Glen McAuley was sent off before half-time.

Cabinteely started off with a two-one win in Wexford. The points were also shared at the UCD Bowl where visitors Athlone Town scored a 94th minute equaliser through Adam Wixted to take a point back home to the Midlands. The final game of the weekend finished scoreless at the Carlisle Grounds between Bray Wanderers and Treaty United. The league debutants will be happy enough taking a point back to Limerick after playing the last half an hour with ten men after a sending off.

As long as no manager leaves his job between now and Wednesday, it looks like we have our first monthly winner of the season - Joseph Kavanagh, last season's overall runner-up, has 59 points, seven clear of David Moran in second place. Fiachra O'Brolachain and James Connolly finished joint third on 50 points. Fifth place was shared by Eoghan Brophy and Jason Shanahan.

 


The Greatest League - March 2021 Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
   
Joseph Kavanagh
Joey's Invincibles
59
   


2
   
David Moran
Burt and Hery
52
   
3
   
Fiachra O'Brolachain
Southstand Rovers II
50
   
4
   
James Connolly
SRFC - Above Us Only Sky
50
   
5
   
Eoghan Brophy
Get Out Of The Graveyard
47
   
6
   
Jason Shanahan
Ashford Academical
47
   
7
   
Brian O'Toole
The Saints Are Coming
44
   
8
   
Jason Thomas
Rovers Adler Champ
44
   
9
   
Joe Turner
The Pursuit of Accidents
44
   
10
   
Ciaran O'Hart
Riverchapel Plate
42
   
11
   
Gary Fitzpatrick
Cabo Cubs
39
   
12
   
Cathal Thornton
Ollie Cahill's Cabal
37
   
13
   
James Bull
Dublin County FC
37
   
14
   
Keith Ryan
Ifyourenotfirstyourelast
37
   
15
   
Neil Walsh
Kimmage Hoops
37
   
16
   
Tony McNamee
Football Special
37
   
17
   
Tom Keane
Hoopshoops
35
   
18
   
Connor Edwards
Ollie's At The Wheel
34
   
19
   
Gerry Draper
Everton10
34
   
20
   
Tommy Hamill
Omeath All-Stars
34
   
21
   
Dean Fletcher
Fletchy's Flyers
32
   
22
   
Eoin Scully
The View Locally
32
   
23
   
Gerry Moore
Sligobourne United
32
   
24
   
Sean Taylor
Giovagnoli's Faroese Army
32
   
25
   
Adam O'Callaghan
AdamSRFC
30
   
26
   
John Brophy
Must Do Better Than Eoghan Utd
30
   
27
   
Caroline Carroll
The Seagulls
29
   
28
   
Danielle Brady
There's Only One Keano
29
   
29
   
Sean Keane
Hoops1825
29
   
30
   
Darragh Kenny
The Good Guys
27
   
31
   
David Lavelle
Gers Abu
27
   
32
   
Gary Donnelly
Caboavista
27
   
33
   
Gary McGurk
The Rod Squad
27
   
34
   
Lisa Donnelly
Jeff Is King
27
   
35
   
Niamh McGee
Bit O'Red
27
   
36
   
Sean O'Mairtin
From Mels To Milan
27
   
37
   
Trevor Rankin
Trev's Tossers
27
   
38
   
Conor O'Sullivan
Jus Cos
24
   
39
   
Eoghan Farrelly
89th Minute
24
   
40
   
Gary Keating
Hery Bikers
24
   
41
   
Richard Johnston
As Thick As Tock
24
   
42
   
Bobby Casserley
Woodview Rovers FC
22
   
43
   
David Doyle
Dublin Is Green And Whitechurch
22
   
44
   
James Callan
Up Our Road
20
   
45
   
Andy Dunne
Champagne Football FC
19
   
46
   
Paul Moore
Niall Quinn's Disco Pants
19
   
47
   
Alan Doyle
Shamrock Ravers
17
   
48
   
Brian Greene
Seabass And The Boys
17
   
49
   
John O'Driscoll
The Botchments
17
   
50
   
Karl Seale
StephenHawkingsFootballBoots
17
   
51
   
Sean O'Brien
The Rod Squad
17
   
52
   
Gearoid McIntyre
Cmon Townies
15
   
53
   
Niall Carroll
Mick's YellowBellies
12