March 4th - Derry's one-nil win at Shelbourne was enough to send the Northerners to the top of the table. Patrick McEleney's first goal of the season decided the contest at Tolka Park - the visitors lead the table on eight points after four games. St Patricks Athletic moved level on points with Shamrock Rovers after beating the league champions one-nil at Richmond Park. Chris Forrester headed the only goal of the game close to the hour mark. Both sides have started the season with two wins and two defeats suggesting they mightn't have it all their own way at the top of the table like last season.

Dundalk also have six points - they drew nil-all at Sligo on Saturday night, their third draw in four games so far. Bohemians are also unbeaten - they drew one-all in Ballybofey. Promise Omochere opened the scoring and then got sent off at Finn Harps. Ollie Horgan's side picked up their second point of the season when Ryan Connolly equalised midway through the second half. There were plenty of goals at the Head In The Game Park where Drogheda beat UCD four-two to pick up their first win of the season. Chris Lyons scored twice in that one, picking up four bonus points for those who chose him as one of their goal scorers.

In the first division, Waterford looked to be heading for three wins from two when they lead two-nil at Galway. However, John Caulfield's side hit back to earn a two-all draw. Waterford still lead the way on seven points depiste that late setback. Wexford are second after a two-one win at home to Athlone. Aaron Dobbs scored what proved to be the winner in that one. The two other games played this weekend finished scoreless. Cobh Ramblers and Treaty United failed to muster a goal between them, thus ruining my accumulator. Saturday night's game between Longford and Cork City also drew a blank.

We have joint leaders at the top of the standings after the weekend games - Jay Thomas and Joseph Kavanagh both picked up 40 points this week to make a good start in March. Gavin Doherty is just one point back in third place. Four people then follow on 35 points - Gary Fitzpatrick, Ian Kearns, Tommy Tormey and Keith Ryan. Full details below:

 

March 11th to 14th - A double round of games saw St Patrick's Athletic move to the top of the table. Two two-nil wins against Finn Harps and UCD saw Tim Clancy's side go top of the table ahead of Friday's visit to Derry. They're a point clear of Sligo Rovers whose great start to the season continued with a three-nil win at Drogheda and a three-one win at home to Finn Harps. Aidan Keena scored a hat-trick in the win over Ollie Horgan's side.

Derry City beat Drogheda two-nil on Monday night and are also just a point off the lead with a game in hand. Josh McGonigle scored both goals in that one. Shamrock Rovers are next best on ten points. Rory Gaffney scored the only goal in Tallaght on Friday night as Bohemians were beaten. The Hoops followed that win up with a decent point on the road with a nil-all draw in Dundalk. Dundalk have now drawn five of their six games so far this season but, on the plus side, remain unbeaten.

Bohemians dropped more points on Monday night - they needed a late equaliser to earn a point against Shelbourne. That was Shels second one-all draw of the weekend having drawn with Dundalk on Friday night. Sean Boyd scored in both games for Damien Duff's side. Finn Harps and UCD share bottom spot in the table with just two points each from their opening five games.

Three teams share top spot in the first division. Cork City lead the way on goal difference following a two-nil win in Monday night's big game at home to Waterford who also have ten points. Galway are second after wins against Bray Wanderers and Treaty United over the weekend. There's a four point gap to Wexford in fourth. Bray Wanderers picked up their first points of the season when they came from behind to beat Longford on Monday night. Athlone are the only team yet to register a point in the top two divisions having lost their opening three games.

Tommy Tormey is the new leader in the March competition having picked up 86 points over the weekend. Joseph Kavanagh remains in secoond place, just three points back. James Connolly, with 99 points, was this weekend's top scorer and is now in third place. Ian Kearns and Trevor Rankin complete the top five below:

 

March 18th - Derry City hold a two point lead at the top of the table after a two-one win over St Patricks Athletic. Will Patching scored both goals, the winner in the second minute of injury time. That was the second injury time winner for the Candystripes against one of their title rivals, having beaten Shamrock Rovers by the same scoreline last month. The reigning champions had to come from two down to earn a point at home to Sligo Rovers. Goals from Will Fitzgerald and Aidan Keena had Liam Buckley's side two up at half-time but a Graham Burke penalty and a Max Mata own goal saw Rovers earn a point.

Dundalk's unbeaten start came to an end with defeat in Drogheda. The only goal of the game came early in the second half when Dean Williams scored from the penalty spot. Bohemians slipped up again - they were ahead early on at UCD but Sam Todd scored earned a point for the Students with his team's first home goal of the season. Friday's other game saw Finn Harps pick up a surprise three-nil win at Shelbourne. Their first win of the season came from goals from Boyle, Tourish and McWoods.

Cork and Galway lead the way in the first division. Cork scored four without reply at Treaty United. Galway won a hard fought game at Athlone - Wilson Waweru earning bonus points with a goal in a two-one one. Darragh Lynch's goal in Cobh made it two wins on the road in a week for Bray Wanderers. Longford Town picked up thier first win of the season, scoring three without reply at Wexford.

Tommy Tormey looks odds on favourite to win the March monthly competition - with just four games to go next Friday, he has a 13 point lead over Joseph Kavanagh in second place. A good week for Jake Murphy saw him pickup the highest weekly score of 35 points - he's now third in March. The top five for the month is completed by James Connolly and Keith Ryan.

 

March 25th - With many players on international duty, there were just four games played this weekend, all in the first division. Cork City have opened up a four point lead at the top after a four-one win at home to Athlone Town. Galway United are in second place despite their first defeat of the season - losing two-one at Longford Town.

Treaty United picked up an important three points with a two-one win at home to Waterford. The game at the Carlisle Grounds between Bray Wanderers and Wexford finished scoreless. It wasn't your typical nil-all draw though, it was worse!

As expected, Tommy Tormey cantered to victory in the March monthly competition. His score of 161 points was a full 16 points clear of Joseph Kavanagh in second place. Niall Carroll finished the month strongly to finish third with Jake Murphy in fourth place. James Connolly and Keith Ryan shared fifth place - you can see the final standings for the month below:


The Greatest League - March 2022 Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
1
0
Tommy Tormey
The Four Fs
161
146
15


2
2
0
Joseph Kavanagh
Cherry Orchard Thieves
145
133
12
3
6
3
Niall Carroll
Mick's Yellowbellies
143
128
15
4
3
-1
Jake Murphy
SRFC #1
141
131
10
5
4
-1
James Connolly
Il Duce
139
129
10
6
5
-1
Keith Ryan
WeAreStillBrayWanderers
139
129
10
7
19
12
Andy Dunne
BBK United
137
110
27
8
7
-1
Caroline Carroll
Seagulls
136
121
15
9
20
11
Gerry Moore
Moore, Moore, Moore
133
108
25
10
8
-2
Ian Kearns
Whisper FC
131
121
10
11
10
-1
Francis Gilligan
Ni Neart Go Cur Le Cheile
130
118
12
12
11
-1
Gary Fitzpatrick
B.R.A.Y. Oway Oway Oway
126
116
10
13
9
-4
Trevor Rankin
Trev's Tossers
126
121
5
14
14
0
Eoghan Brophy
Still Doing Better Than John United
125
113
12
15
16
1
Gerry Draper
Everton 10
125
113
12
16
12
-4
Joe Turner
Milltown 1982
124
114
10
17
13
-4
Kevin McQuaide
Ian Beale's Bin Removal
121
114
7
18
17
-1
Jay Thomas
Tallafornia Dreamin'
118
113
5
19
23
4
Paul Moore
Niall Quinn's Disco Pants
118
101
17
20
18
-2
Stephen Horan
Welcome To Heaven FC
116
111
5
21
27
6
Liam Regan-Guimaraes
Friday I'm In LOIve
115
98
17
22
21
-1
Darragh Kenny
The Good Guys
113
106
7
23
15
-8
Fiachra O'Brolachain
Trailerpark Rovers
113
113
0
24
24
0
Tommy Hamill
Omeath Allstars
111
101
10
25
22
-3
Kenny Barrett
Indy Hoops
109
104
5
26
25
-1
Gary Keating
Brohemians
108
98
10
27
37
10
Richard Johnston
"I Don't Get It"
108
83
25
28
30
2
Graham Young
JoDivision
106
96
10
29
32
3
Connor Edwards
Ollie's At The Wheel
105
95
10
30
33
3
Karl Seale
Liberty Hoops
104
94
10
31
26
-5
Gavin Doherty
D12 Shels
103
98
5
32
28
-4
Henry Smith
SuperHoops
102
97
5
33
29
-4
Alex Molloy
Junkiesfc
101
96
5
34
31
-3
Anto Proctor
Hoopsontopoftheleague
100
95
5
35
36
1
David Doyle
Specialolympiakos
99
84
15
36
35
-1
Derek McDonald
Save Tolka Park
97
87
10
37
34
-3
Neil Walsh
Kimmage Rovers
96
91
5
38
38
0
Justin Moran
The Superstars
87
82
5
39
39
0
Gearoid McIntyre
Nobber Boys
85
80
5
40
40
0
Zach Merriman
Shamrock Rovers
71
71
0
41
41
0
Gary Donnelly
Cabrayteely Wanderers
66
61
5
42
42
0
John Brophy
Really Have To Beat Eoghan This Year AFC
63
58
5
43
43
0
David Power
Supersaint on Tour
40
38
2
44
44
0
Conor Foley
Internan
28
26
2