SSE Airtricity League Gameweek Two Roundup

It was a bad week for writer’s in the League of Ireland (LOI) Charity Prediction League with only Darren, Adrian and Bryan picking up points from the two midweek games that went ahead on Monday and Tuesday!

Darren correctly predicted that Shelbourne would beat Finn Harps 1-0 on Tuesday night, with Adrian and Bryan picking up a point apiece after they also predicted a Shels win but a different result.

Newly promoted Shelbourne’s win over Harps sees them climb up to 4th in the table as Ian Morris’ side seem to have adapted relatively well to life back in the top flight, Ryan Brennan was the scorer of the only goal on Tuesday.

Monday night’s fixture saw Declan Devine’s Derry City side make the trip to Dublin to take on St. Pat’s at Richmond Park. Devine’s Candystripes had experienced a poor start to the campaign with three defeats, a draw and a win to their name prior to the St. Pat’s game but they managed to get the better of Stephen O’Donnell’s side thanks to goals from James Akintunde and Conor McCormack.

Sligo Rovers were due to play Waterford on Tuesday but that fixture was postponed after a Waterford player began showing signs of Covid-19. The player is currently awaiting test results and we all wish him the best.

After Monday and Tuesday night’s games the SSE Airtricity Premier Division looks like this: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Shamrock Rovers 6 6 0 0 18 5 13 18
2 Dundalk 6 4 1 1 13 5 8 13
3 Bohemians 6 4 0 2 7 3 4 12
4 Shelbourne 6 3 0 3 4 5 -1 9
4 Waterford 5 3 0 2 4 5 -1 9
6 Derry City 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 7
7 St. Patrick’s Athletic 6 2 1 3 4 5 -1 7
8 Finn Harps 6 1 1 4 3 10 -7 4
9 Sligo Rovers 5 1 0 4 4 8 -4 3
10 Cork City 6 1 0 5 1 12 -11 3

 

The game of this weekend is taking place at Dalymount Park where Bohemians will be hoping to move into second place with a win over Dundalk and perhaps even close the gap on current leaders Shamrock Rovers, who travel north to take on a Derry side looking to build on their midweek win.

The full fixture list for this weekend is as follows: –

Bohemians v Dundalk (Friday 6th August at 17:00)

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Finn Harps (Friday 6th August at 19:45)

Waterford v Cork City (Saturday 7th August at 14:00)

Sligo Rovers v Shelbourne (Saturday 7th August at 17:00)

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers (Sunday 8th August at 17:00)

Despite a poor midweek Liam and Richard still occupy the top two spots in our prediction league with Cameron and Keith bringing up the rear, remember this time round our writer’s our competing for a cash prize that will be donated to a charity of their choice.

The full prediction league standings our below, along with our writer’s chosen charities: –

1. Liam (Irish Cancer Society) 23
2. Richard (The National Autistic Society) 19
3. Darren (Cancer Research UK) 18
4. Bryan (Children’s Cancer Unit at Royal Victoria Hospital) 17
5. Adrian (Alzheimer’s Society)/Rodney (Marie Curie Cancer Care) 16
7. Keith (North-West Hospice) Cameron (Prostate Cancer UK) 13

 

As usual it’s three points for predicting the correct result and a point for predicting the correct outcome, as our current leader Liam kicks things off this week.

Liam

Bohemians 2-1 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Finn Harps

Waterford 3-1 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 1-0 Shelbourne

Derry City 0-1 Shamrock Rovers

Adrian

Bohemians 2-0 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 4-0 Finn Harps

Waterford 2-0 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shelbourne

Derry City 2-1 Shamrock Rovers

Darren

Bohemians 1-0 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-0 Finn Harps

Waterford 1-1 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 0-0 Shelbourne

Derry City 1-1 Shamrock Rovers

Richard

Bohemians 0-1 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 Finn Harps

Waterford 0-0 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 1-1 Shelbourne

Derry City 2-1 Shamrock Rovers

Rodney

Bohemians 1-1 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s 2-0 Finn Harps

Waterford 2-0 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Shelbourne

Derry City 2-1 Shamrock Rovers

Bryan

Bohemians 1-2 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Finn Harps

Waterford 1-1 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 1-2 Shelbourne

Derry City 1-3 Shamrock Rovers

Cameron

Bohemians 0-2 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 3-1 Finn Harps

Waterford 1-1 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Shelbourne

Derry City 0-2 Shamrock Rovers

Keith

Bohemians 1-1 Dundalk

St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-0 Finn Harps

Waterford 1-0 Cork City

Sligo Rovers 2-0 Shelbourne

Derry City 1-1 Shamrock Rovers

There are also five SSE Airtricity First Division games taking place this weekend with Cabinteely hoping to keep their place at the top of the table. The following games take place tonight at 19:45 unless otherwise stated: –

Drogheda United v Bray Wanderers

U.C.D. v Shamrock Rovers II

Wexford v Cabinteely

Cobh Ramblers v Galway United (Saturday 8th August at 19:00)

Longford Town v Athlone Town (Saturday 8th August at 19:30)

The full standings currently are: –

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Cabinteely 4 4 0 0 10 3 7 12
2 Drogheda United 4 2 1 1 9 4 5 7
3 Bray Wanderers 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 7
4 Longford Town 4 2 1 1 3 2 1 7
5 Wexford 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5
6 U.C.D. 4 1 2 1 3 6 -3 5
7 Cobh Ramblers 4 1 1 2 3 5 -2 4
8 Galway United 4 0 3 1 3 5 -2 3
9 Shamrock Rovers II 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 2
10 Athlone Town 4 0 1 3 6 11 -5 1

 

You can read more about the goings on in football north of the border HERE where Darren looks at the latest transfers in the Danske Bank Premiership and Richard also reviews some of the recent talent from the Irish League moving across the water HERE.