May 2nd - Bank Holiday Monday saw four games played in the first division. Cork City are four points clear following a three-nil win at home to Treaty United the three goals came in a three minute spell just after the hour - Ruairi Keating, Matthew Healy and Cian Bargery were on the mark for the leaders. Galway United remain three points behind with a game in hand - they also scored two goals in the second half to see off Longford Town.

Despite being down to ten men, Waterford picked up three points with a one-nil win over bottom side Athlone Town - Louis Britton scored the winner with fifteen minutes to go. Monday's final game ended in a one-all draw between Wexford and Bray Wanderers. Ben Feeney fired the visitors into the lead but Harry Groome equalised for the hosts.

A score of 35 points comprising three ten-pointers and a five from the four games saw Anto Proctor get off to a flying start in the month. He's five points clear of three people in joint second place - Jay Thomas, Joseph Kavanagh and Neil Walsh - full details below:

May 6th to 9th - Two three-one home victories against sides from the North West saw Shamrock Rovers regain top spot in the table. A win at home to Finn Harps on Friday night was followed by victory against Sligo Rovers on Monday night. Graham Burke, one of four half-time substitutes made by Stephen Bradley, scored a fourteen minute hat-trick in the second half to send Rovers back to the familiar position of top spot in the table. Derry City dropped four points at home over the weekend - they were held one-all by Bohemians on Friday night and nil-all by St Patricks Athletic on Monday. That nil-all draw was a huge improvement for the Inchicore side after a four-nil home defeat against the same side a couple of weeks ago. Pats had already picked up three points on Friday night with an impressive four-nil win in Drogheda.

A big gap is opening between the top two and the rest. St Pats are eight points off the lead in third place with Dundalk a further point back in fourth. Stephen O'Donnell's side appeared to be cruising to three points at UCD on Friday night when they lead two-nil. However, a red card for Andy Boyle was followed by two Colm Whelan goals as the spoils and the points were shared at Belfield. Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Shelbourne beat Sligo Rovers two-one on Friday night.

In the first division, Cork and Galway continue to streak ahead of the rest. Cork didn't have it all their own way in Athlone. They needed a winner from Aaron Bolger in the 94th minute to see off the challenge of the home side who lead for a long time with just ten men. There were no such problems for Galway. John Caulfield's side scored four without reply at Cobh to remain three points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Waterford picked up another three points to remain in third place. They won four-one at Bray Wanderers. One game on Saturday evening saw Longford beat Wexford two-one. Sam Verdon scored another 94th minute winner in that one.

It's close at the top of May's leaderboard with just two points separating the top three. Neil Walsh leads the way, closely followed by Andy Dunne and overall leader, Joseph Kavanagh. Anto Proctor has dropped to fourth place while Kenny Barrett is now fifth after picking up 61 points since the last update:

 

May 13th and 14th - The clash of the top two in Tallaght ended in a one-nil home victory for Shamrock Rovers. Despite a spirited performance from the visitors, Derry City, Danny Mandroiu came off the bench to score a late winner for Stephen Bradley's side. Rovers are now four points clear of their challengers ahead of visits to UCD and Drogheda over the next seven days.

Dundalk's three-one win at home to Bohemians saw them climb to third in the table. Bohemians were ahead at half time but second half goals from Hoban, Benson and Doyle saw Stephen O'Donnell's side win the three points. Saturday's game between Sligo Rovers and St Patricks Athletic ended in a one-all draw. Aidan Keena's first half opener was cancelled out by Darragh Burns early in the second half. Shelbourne continue to record important wins - Sean Boyd scored the winner against Drogheda United. Damien Duff's side are eight points clear of the relegation playoff position after that win. UCD's first win of the season came at Finn Harps - Liam Kerrigan headed home the winner in the last ten minutes in Ballybofey.

Galway took advantage of Cork's bye-week to move level on points at the top of the first division. A four-nil win at Wexford leaves both sides on 35 points from 14 games each. Waterford's win against Cobh Ramblers sees them in third place, nine points behind the leaders. Longford won two-one in Athlone to stay in fourth place. Treaty United and Bray Wanderers shared the points after a two-all draw. The Limerick side were ahead twice but the Wicklow side fought back for a point.

The top three in May's monthly competition remains unchanged from last week. Neil Walsh's lead at the top of the table is three points from Andy Dunne. Joseph Kavanagh and Paul Moore are a point further back with Jay Thomas completing the top five. Full details below:

 

May 19th to 23rd - The weekend ended with Shamrock Rovers seven points clear at the top of the table but that doesn't tell even half a story. Rovers kicked off the weekend's action with a comfortable three-nil win at UCD on Thursday night. Mandroiu, Gaffney and Cotter scored the goals for Stephen Bradley's side. Their title chances received a further boost on Friday night when Derry City lost two-one at home to Dundalk. Pat Hoban scored the winner inside the final ten minutes in that one. Monday night saw both sides lose. Ryan Brennan headed home a first half winner for Drogheda as Rovers lost their third game of the season. Derry City couldn't take advantage though - they lost again, two-one this time at Sligo Rovers for whom Seamus Keogh scored a 94th minute winner.

Johnny Russell was in charge for Sligo in that one - Liam Buckley had left his manager's job after Friday night's defeat at Bohemians. As he was the first manager to leave his post this season in the Premier Division, nine of you collected fifteen bonus points. Dundalk picked up another win on Monday night - one-nil at Finn Harps. That leaves Stephen O'Donnell's side third in the table with a game in hand to go second, five points off the lead.

Drogheda's win on Monday night was their second of the weekend having also beaten Finn Harps on Friday night. Kevin Doherty's side are now nine points clear of the Donegal side who occupy the relegation play off place. Shelbourne had a good weekend too - a surprise two-one win in Inchicore was followed by a two-nil win at home to UCD. St Patricks Athletic recovered from Friday's setback to record a comprehensive three-nil win at home to Bohemians on Monday night - Tunde Owolabi was the hero, scoring a hat-trick for the home side.

There was only one round of fixtures in the first division. Galway moved to the top of the table after a three-nil home win over Athlone. Cork City slipped up, drawing one-all at home to Wexford. Treaty United and Cobh Ramblers shared the points and four goals. Waterford's three-nil win in Longford on Saturday night saw them move four points clear of their playoff rivals.

With Sack Race bonus points and 14 games over the weekend, we saw plenty of movement in the May leaderboard. Joseph Kavanagh leads the way on 197 points, 13 clear of Jay Thomas in second place. Neil Walsh is now in third place with Paul Moore and Eoghan Brophy completing the top five- full details below:

 

May 26th - Shamrock Rovers stretched their lead at the top of the table to eight points heading into the mid-season break. Shelbourne's recent winning run came to an end in Tallaght with the Hoops winning by two goals to nil. Both goals came in the first half an hour - Richie Towell opened the scoring in the second minute with Rory Gaffney scoring the second.

Dundalk climbed to second place with a one-nil victory over St Patricks Athletic at Oriel Park. Daniel Kelly scored the only goal in that one. Stephen O'Donnell's side have a game in hand and play Shamrock Rovers in Oriel Park in a couple of week's time - it could be a big couple of weeks for the Louth side. Derry City's capitulation continued - they needed a 95th minute equaliser from Eoin Toal to rescue a point at home to Finn Harps. Ollie Horgan's side lead twice in that one before Toal's late intervention.

Bohemians managed to squander another lead - Jordan Flores scored on half time to put them ahead against Drogheda but an equaliser from Dean Williams with six minutes left saw the points shared at Dalymount Park. It also finished one-all at the UCD Bowl where the Students shared the points with Sligo Rovers.

The big game in the first division saw Cork return to the top of the table. Matt Healy scored the only goal of the game at Eamonn Deacy Park as John Caulfield saw his Galway side beaten. Waterford are third in the table - they won their sixth consecutive game, beating Treaty United four-nil on Friday night. Longford are fourth following a four-two win at Cobh Ramblers. Bray Wanderers finally picked up a home win - they scored three without reply at home to Athlone Town.

Joseph Kavanagh ended up winning the May competition - he finished on 222 points, eighteen clear of second placed Jay Thomas. Kevin McQuaide finished the month strongly but has to settle for third place just ahead of Eoghan Brophy and James Connolly who complete the top five for May:

 


The Greatest League - May 2022 Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1 0 Joseph Kavanagh Cherry Orchard Thieves 222 197 25


2
2 0 Jay Thomas Tallafornia Dreamin' 204 184 20
3
9 6 Kevin McQuaide Ian Beale's Bin Removal 190 155 35
4
5 1 Eoghan Brophy Still Doing Better Than John United 188 163 25
5
7 2 James Connolly Il Duce 187 157 30
6
3 -3 Neil Walsh Kimmage Rovers 186 171 15
7
8 1 Gary Fitzpatrick B.R.A.Y. Oway Oway Oway 183 156 27
8
13 5 Justin Moran The Superstars 183 146 37
9
4 -5 Paul Moore Niall Quinn's Disco Pants 182 167 15
10
6 -4 Andy Dunne BBK United 181 161 20
11
16 5 Kenny Barrett Indy Hoops 179 142 37
12
10 -2 Darragh Kenny The Good Guys 176 151 25
13
25 12 Joe Turner Milltown 1982 176 134 42
14
12 -2 Caroline Carroll Seagulls 173 146 27
15
14 -1 Keith Ryan WeAreStillBrayWanderers 173 146 27
16
23 7 Tommy Hamill Omeath Allstars 173 136 37
17
20 3 David Doyle Specialolympiakos 169 139 30
18
21 3 Gerry Draper Everton 10 168 138 30
19
18 -1 Jake Murphy SRFC #1 168 141 27
20
19 -1 Stephen Horan Welcome To Heaven FC 168 141 27
21
17 -4 Connor Edwards Ollie's At The Wheel 166 141 25
22
24 2 Tommy Tormey The Four Fs 161 136 25
23
26 3 Francis Gilligan Ni Neart Go Cur Le Cheile 158 133 25
24
15 -9 Gerry Moore Moore, Moore, Moore 158 143 15
25
27 2 Trevor Rankin Trev's Tossers 156 131 25
26
11 -15 John Brophy Really Have To Beat Eoghan This Year AFC 155 150 5
27
28 1 Niall Carroll Mick's Yellowbellies 154 129 25
28
31 3 Graham Young JoDivision 139 114 25
29
33 4 Gavin Doherty D12 Shels 137 102 35
30
22 -8 Ian Kearns Whisper FC 136 136 0
31
30 -1 Anto Proctor Hoopsontopoftheleague 132 122 10
32
29 -3 Henry Smith SuperHoops 129 127 2
33
32 -1 Derek McDonald Save Tolka Park 120 110 10
34
34 0 Fiachra O'Brolachain Trailerpark Rovers 109 90 19
35
36 1 Gearoid McIntyre Nobber Boys 100 60 40
36
35 -1 Liam Regan-Guimaraes Friday I'm In LOIve 72 72 0
37
37 0 Gary Keating Brohemians 45 43 2
38
39 1 Karl Seale Liberty Hoops 16 14 2
39
38 -1 Conor Foley Internan 14 14 0
40
40 0 Zach Merriman Shamrock Rovers 14 12 2
41
41 0 Alex Molloy Junkiesfc 12 10 2
42
42 0 David Power Supersaint on Tour 10 10 0
43
44 1 Gary Donnelly Cabrayteely Wanderers 8 6 2
44
43 -1 Richard Johnston "I Don't Get It" 8 8 0