March 3rd and 4th - The big game of the weekend saw Derry win in Tallaght for the first time since 2017. They took an early lead against Shamrock Rovers when Ben Doherty scored on a breakaway from a Rovers corner. Johnny Kenny's first goal for the Hoops saw the sides go in level at half-time. The decisive moment came when Jamie McGonigle scored in the second half. The win sent Derry top on seven points. For Rovers, it's two points from nine but there was plenty of encouragement for the home fans to suggest they'll be right back in the title shake-up as the season goes on.

Bohemians fell to a late defeat at Shelbourne, thus losing their 100% record. Kian Leavy scored the only goal twelve minutes from time to give Damien Duff's side their first win of the season. It also finished one-nil to the home side at Weavers Park as Drogheda beat Sligo. It was also their first win of the season, courtesy of an Adam Foley goal early in the second half.

The O'Donnell Derby in Dundalk finished five-nil to the home side as St Patricks Athletic's unbeaten start to the season was ended in abrupt fashion. There were five different scorers for the Lilywhites including Pat Hoban who opened the scoring in the first five minutes. There were also goals in Turner's Cross as Cork put four past UCD. Goals from Matthew Healy, Darragh Crowley, Ruairi Keating and Ethon Varian gave the home side their first win in what is fair to say was an early six-pointer relegation tussle.

It's three wins from three for Galway in the first division. Vincent Borden scored his third goal of the season as they picked up a big three points in Waterford. The hosts, many peoples' favourites for the title, still have to see their season take off. Bray Wanderers maintained their unbeaten start to the season - they came from a goal down to earn a point at Finn Harps. Cobh Ramblers also remain unbeaten after a nil-all draw in Longford on Saturday night.

Wexford picked up their first win of the season. They beat Athlone three-nil at home - the three goals all came from Aarons - one from Dobbs and two from Robinson. The Munster Derby between Kerry and Treaty United finished one-all at Mounthawk Park, both sides happy to settle for their first points of the season after losing their opening two games.

The early leaderboard for March sees our 2020 winner Andy Dunne lead the way after picking up 42 points. He's three points clear of Tommy Hamill in second place with Danielle McGarry in third place. Gary McGurk and John Brophy share fourth place:


March 10th and 11th - Bohemians are the unlikely table toppers after five rounds of games. They picked up their fourth win from five with a two-nil win away to St Patricks Athletic on Friday night. It was a second win of the week for Declan Devine's side who beat Drogheda on Monday night. A goal in each half, one from James Afolabi and one from Dean Williams, was enough to inflict a third defeat in a row for under pressure Tim Clancy's side.

Derry remain unbeaten despite being held nil-all at home by Dundalk. The Candystripes had gone into the weekend top of the table after a four-nil win on Monday night at UCD but are now a point behind the leaders. Dundalk will be happy with four points from the week after beating Shelbourne on Monday night.

Shamrock Rovers' stuttering start to the season continued. Two draws in the week leave Steven Bradley's side eight points behind the leaders. They shared eight goals with Cork on Monday and then drew nil-all at Shelbourne on Friday night. The Hoops are yet to find the right formula following a number of new signings and early season's suspensions. Friday night's visit of St Patricks Athletic to Tallaght is now a very big game for both sides.

Cork also lost a two-goal lead when they visited Sligo on Saturday night. Max Mata scored an injury time penalty in the Showgrounds as the game finished two-all. Sligo are fourth in the table after that draw.

Galway hammered Kerry by nine goals to one to make it four wins from four in the first division. Edward McCarthy notched a hat-trick for the Tribesmen in that one. Cobh Ramblers are second and unbeaten after a three-nil win in Limerick against Treaty United. The two leading sides meet in Cobh next Friday.

Bray Wanderers are still unbeaten but will be disappointed to have dropped points in a nil-all draw at home to Longford Town. It was the same scoreline in Ballybofey where Wexford will be happier with a point than Finn Harps. Waterford picked up their second win of the season when Shane Griffin scored his first of the season in a one-nil win at Athlone.

It's Darragh at the double this weekend - as well as leading the overall competition, Darragh Moriarty now leads the March monthly competition too. He has a fifteen point lead over Conor Claxton in second place. Gary Keating has climbed to third place with Kevin McQuaide in fourth. Last week's leader, Andy Dunne, remains in contention in fifth place - full details below:


March 16th to 18th - Bohemians are still the team to catch at the top of the Premier Division. Declan Devine's side fell behind to a goal from UCD's Danu Kinsella Bishop but second half strike from Paddy Kirk and Ali Coote (who also missed a penalty) saw the Phibsboro side go three points clear at the top.

Derry City remain unbeaten but they dropped points at home for the second week in a row. Sligo Rovers were ahead late on through Max Mata's fifth goal of the season. The hosts did earn a point though when Ciaran Coll equalised in the final ten. Dundalk are third in the table - they beat Drogheda in the Louth Derby on Thursday night - Connor Malley scoring the only goal at Weavers Park.

Reigning champions Shamrock Rovers are ten points behind the leaders after their fifth draw in six. They were ahead twice through Richie Towell and Jack Byrne but an Eoin Doyle penalty and Jake Mulraney long distance effort sent Tim Clancy's under-pressure side back to Inchicore on the Luas with a point. Friday's final game saw Shelbourne pick up their second win of the season. An own goal and a first goal of the season from Jack Moylan saw them leave Turners Cross with the three points.

In the first division it's five wins from five for Galway who ended Cobh Ramblers' unbeaten record with a two-nil win in St Colmans Park. Vincent Russell Borden and Ronan Manning scored the goals to keep the dream team of John Caulfield and Ollie Horgan at the top of the table with a five point lead.

Bray Wanderers came from two goals down to earn a point in Waterford. The home side looked to be heading for three points with two Ronan Coughlan goals. However a red card for Conn-Clarke had them on the back foot and goals from Ben Feeney and Max Murphy sent the Wicklow side home with a point.

Athlone Town and Treaty United shared four goals and the points. Enda Curran had the Limerick side two ahead but Isaie Louis pulled one back before Noah van Geenan scored a 99th minute equaliser for the hosts. Wexford picked up their second win on the season with a two-one win at home to Kerry. Saturday night saw Finn Harps pick up their first win of the season with a one-nil win at Longford - Ryan Rainey scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot inside the final ten minutes.

Darragh Moriarty goes from strength to strength in the March competition. He's opened up a 34 point lead after scoring 39 points this week. Three people share a distant second place - Brian Boyle, Gary Keating and Kevin McQuaide. Conor Claxton is now in fifth place. Full details below:


March 24th - A break in the top division for the internationals left just the first division in action this weekend. Markets Field in Limerick failed a pitch inspection meaning Treaty United and Waterford also got the weekend off.

Galway United made it six wins from six with a one-nil win at home to Longford. Darren Clarke scored the only goal with a quarter of an hour to go as the Tribesmen went six points clear at the top. Bray Wanderers are second in the table. They continued their unbeaten start to the season beating Wexford by three goals to two at the Carlisle Grounds. The winner came in the second half from Cole Omorehiomwan as Ian Ryan took three points against his old side.

Kerry are still looking for their first victory of the season. They lost one-nil at home to Athlone who scored a winner in the 89th minute courtesy of Valeriy Dolya. The night's final game saw the spoils shared in Ballybofey as Cobh Ramblers came from two down against ten man Finn Harps to earn a point - two second half goals from Jack Doherty sent Shane Keegan's team home with a point.

With just eight games next Friday night to go in the March competition, it's hard to see beyond Darragh Moriarty for top prize. He has a twenty point lead over Gary Keating in second place. Kevin McQuaide is three points further back in third place. Conor Claxton and Brian Boyle complete the top five so far:

March 31st - A hard-fought one-nil win at Shelbourne allowed Derry City to go top of the table for 24 hours. The only goal of the game came from Ryan Graydon on 12 minutes. Derry's cause was helped by a dubious looking red card for Paddy Barrett early in the second half. The Candystripes held on for the win and moved them on to fifteen points, still unbeaten.

Shamrock Rovers finally recorded their first win of the season in impressive style. Oriel Park has been a bogey ground for the champions in recent times but goals from Gaffney, Grace, Kenny and Burke saw Stephen Bradley's side finally get off the mark with a four-nil win. Robbie Benson received a red card in the first half as Stephen O'Donnell's side played for over an hour with ten men.

Elsewhere in the top division, the points were shared at Turner's Cross where Cork and Drogheda drew one-all. Ruairi Keating's opener, his fifth of the season, was cancelled out by an own goal by Ally Gilchrist. St Patricks Athletic picked up their second win of the season. Chris Forrester scored twice in a three-nil win over UCD.

In the first division, Galway United made it seven wins from seven - they came a goal down in Athlone to win three-one and go seven points clear at the top. The eye-catching result in the first division though was Waterford's seven-one win at home to Finn Harps. The Keith Long era got off to a flying start with the pre-season favourites finally showing their credentials - they are ten points off the leaders though.

Bray Wanderers' unbeaten record bit the dust in Cobh. Ramblers won two-one against the Wicklow side. Brendan Frahill scored at both ends before Wilson Waweru scored the winner shortly after Alex Moody had been sent off for the visitors. Friday's other game saw the points shared as Wexford and Treaty United played out a one-all draw.

As expected, Darragh Moriarty held on for a comfortable victory in the March competition. He had 21 points to spare over Brian Cunningham who finished the month strongly in second place. Gary Keating finished third with Brian Boyle and Jack Duffy completing the top five for March:


The Greatest League - March 2023 Leaderboard
Lst Chg
Team Name
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1 0 Darragh Moriarty Moriparty FC 190 157 33

6 4 Brian Cunningham Dermot Keely Cannae Count 169 117 52
2 -1 Gary Keating Say It With Flores 166 137 29
5 1 Brian Boyle Komodo Reds 161 127 34
11 6 Jack Duffy Bohs Massive 157 115 42
8 2 Tommy Hamill Omeath All-Stars 154 117 37
9 2 Derek McDonald The Auld Reds 152 115 37
25 17 Rob Gaffney Fiorentina Turner 152 105 47
19 10 Caroline Carroll Seagulls 151 107 44
30 20 Niall Carroll Yellow Bellies 151 102 49
3 -8 Kevin McQuaide The Longford Langers 150 134 16
14 2 Paul Moore JD Sports A Wig 149 112 37
17 4 Shane Coughlan Shane Lad Rovers 1.0 149 110 39
16 2 Gavin Doherty D12 Shels 147 110 37
23 8 James Keville Inchicore Draw 147 105 42
27 11 James Connolly FC Igghh 146 103 43
24 7 Keith Ryan He's Gone, Yup Ian Ryan 142 105 37
13 -5 John Brophy Never Going To Beat Eoghan 141 112 29
15 -4 Stan Tormey Inter Stan 141 112 29
21 1 Trevor Rankin I'm Not Finn-ished 141 107 34
12 -9 Andy Dunne Phoenix Park Rangers 139 112 27
7 -15 Gearoid McIntyre 3 Little Martletts 139 117 22
33 10 Gerry Draper Everton10 139 97 42
4 -20 Conor Claxton Everyone Hates A Bohs Hipster 138 130 8
36 11 Gary Parsons TFTES 137 94 43
20 -6 Conor King Yurt City 136 107 29
38 11 Christopher Uzell Heavey's Heroes 134 92 42
22 -6 Daniel Dorrian Donegallad97 134 105 29
28 -1 Joseph Kavanagh Cherry Orchard Thieves 134 102 32
31 1 Tony McNamee Swilly Rovers 134 102 32
34 3 Senan Slattery Clooney-Quin On Top 132 96 36
10 -22 Gary Donnelly One Bray Or Another 131 115 16
29 -4 Kevin Nolan Team Gilzean 131 102 29
32 -2 Daniel Murphy 4 In A Row 129 97 32
41 6 David Doyle Dublin Is Green and Whitechurch 129 90 39
52 16 Jake Murphy 4 In A Row 129 67 62
35 -2 Danielle McGarry Shamrock Rovers 128 95 33
37 -1 Philip Rankin Stevo's Stars 126 93 33
18 -21 Shane Langan Asbohs 125 110 15
46 6 Craig Whelan Saints 1929 124 83 41
39 -2 Francis Gilligan Yes, I Think To Myself 124 92 32
44 2 Eoghan Brophy Little Ol Shels 120 85 35
50 7 Fiachra O'Brolachain Borough Hoops 119 77 42
26 -18 Gary Fitzpatrick Devolution 119 103 16
45 40 -5 Richard Johnston Turnip Heads 117 91 26
46 43 -3 Gerry Moore Sligobourne Reds 114 89 25
47 47 0 Tommy Tormey The Four Fs 114 82 32
48 42 -6 Joe Turner McLaughlin's Aces 112 90 22
49 49 0 Neil Walsh Bradley's Babes 112 80 32
50 45 -5 Shane McCormack Forty Four In A Row 109 85 24
51 48 -3 Darragh Kenny Four In A Row 107 80 27
52 51 -1 Gary McGurk Goose Green Mafia 96 77 19
53 53 0 Michael De Verdier Pelletstown Rovers FC 54 47 7
54 54 0 Sean McLean Watts Happening 39 32 7