Match Reports Sunday 3rd December

FAI Junior Cup  

Greencastle FC                      1

St Francis ( Dublin)               0

In good conditions the home side had an early opportunity when Christy Hegarty broke on the right and his cross was gathered by John Mills.

The visitors Ryan Dick then fed  Patrick Knowles who cut in from the right but fired just over the bar. At the other end Hegarty raced onto a long ball and fed Nigel McMonagle who laid the ball back for Matthew Henry but he fired over from twelve yards before McMonagle turned well  inside the area  but saw his effort blocked by a defender. On 22 minutes Paul Caffrey ‘s cross was blocked for a corner which Dillon Doherty gathered well. Caffrey then cut in from the right and went past a defender before seeing his effort well saved by Doherty. Greencastle replied with Gerry Gill firing a free just past the angle. On the half hour Ryan Dick headed just wide from a Caffrey free kick before McMonagle cut inside past two defenders and unleashed a low effort which Mills saved superbly . The best chance for the visitors saw Caffrey advance into the area but his low effort was superbly  tipped onto the post by Doherty who gathered the rebound. The last chance of the half fell to McMonagle who chipped over the defence for Hegarty whose low effort was well saved by Mills. Caffrey had the first chance of the second period but his effort lacked the power to beat Doherty before Sean Kennedy fed Knowles who turned and fired high and wide. At the other end Hegarty broke into the area but was denied by Aiden Price with a fine tackle. On 65 minutes a long ball over the top saw Doherty come well out of his area to clear before David Simpson for the visitors fired just wide. Greencastle replied and when a corner was cleared to Matthew Henry his shot was deflected into the hands of keeper Mill.

Good build up on the left saw Henry feed Hegarty who laid it off to James henry but he fired over from the edge of the area. Caffrey then found space on the left but his attempted chip was easily claimed by Doherty. Greencastle then had a great effort when McMoangle cut in past two defenders and saw his effort crash back off the post before Hegarty fired just over the bar and McMonagle was denied by a good save from Mills. The home side made the break through on 81 minutes when a superb Shaun Doherty ball over the top found Matthew henry who controlled superbly and finished expertly  past Mills. The visitors threw   men forward but failed to trouble Doherty in the home goal.

Jackie Crossan Premier Division            

Glengad United            2

Culdaff FC                     1

In good conditions at the Crua Glengad started with a lot of possession but failing to trouble the visitors defence. Both Seamus Doherty and Stephen McLaughlin for the home side  had free kicks well off target with no clear chances at either end in the opening half hour. The second half saw the visitors get a dream start when on 49 minutes after a long clearance was flicked on by Michael Coyle for Brendan McLaughlin to race clear and fire low past Kevin McLaughlin. Glengad replied with Seamus Doherty feeding  Terence Doherty who turned well but shot just wide. The home side got back on terms on 65 minutes when Stephen McLaughlin collected the ball and ran past three defenders before slotting low under Darragh McLaughlin. Minutes later A Seamus Doherty cross was not dealt with and Terence Doherty lifted the ball over a defender and  looped it over McLaughlin from close range. Stephen McLaughlin then advanced on the right and fed Doherty who fired weakly at McLaughlin. Culdaff pushed forward and in the last minute a long ball found Brendan McLaughlin whose half volley  clipped the outside of the right hand post.

Buncrana Hearts                   3

Carn FC                                   2

Carn shocked the home side when Michael O Donnell hammered a clearance from a corner to the top corner from thirty yards. The hearts equalised when a Kieran McDaid free was headed across by Kevin O Loughlin for Brendan Halpin to slot home at the back post.

Buncrana then took the lead when he fired a superb twenty five yards effort low into the bottom corner. But Carn rallied and  equalised when a corner was not claimed by Eoghan O Doherty

and rebounded off a defender and into the net. The hearts responded when Kieran McDaid beat two men and crossed for Oisin O Flaherty to score with a firm diving header. The second half was a tighter affair with few chances and the game littered with a lot of free kicks. On 70 minutes a great run by James McGonagle saw him cross for Liam McCarron but his header came back off the crossbar.

At the other end Carn went close when substitute Luke Rudden saw his effort clip the outside of the post. Carn tried hard in the closing stages but the home side held on.

Aileach FC                    8

Illies Celtic                    0

Aileach proved much too strong for the visitors and had this game well and truly put to bed at the break.        They scored on 2 minutes when Gavin Doherty fired home a free kick past Johnathan Noone from the edge of the area. Good work between Anthony Doherty and Ronan Coyle saw Doherty flick on for Coyle to lob Noone from twelve yards. Coyle then turned provider when he crossed from the right for Thomas McMonagle to slot home at the back post. On 38 minutes it was four nil with Darren McMonagle heading a deep cross from brother Thomas across the face of goal to Gareth McGlynn to sidefoot home. They made it five before the interval when McGlynn slipped a lovely ball into the path of Thomas McMacken who slotted home from six yards. Illies had the first chance of the second half when a Paddy Doherty corner found Ryan McElhinney who headed just over. But goals from Gareth McGlynn (2) to complete his hat trick and Ronan Coyle made it eight nil.

QPS                                         1

Clonmany Shamrocks           1

The home side had an early chance on 4 minutes when Conor Barrow fed John McCloskey but Paddy Harkin advanced to deflect it behind for a corner. Clonmany then took the lead on 7 minutes when Paddy Doherty pounced on a loose ball and drilled low past David Bell from fifteen yards. Minutes later Jason Devlin broke clear but Bell was quickly off his line to block with his legs. Devlin then fired in an effort from distance which rebounded off the post. The point replied with Barrow bursting through but denied by a brilliant sliding tackle from Ferghal Harkin. On 29 minutes Mark McLaughlin found space but his effort was charged down by DJ Canavan. The point forced a corner on 41 minutes and Mark Bell got an effort away which Harkin saved well. Ross Nicholas played Josh Boyle through but he fired just wide.

On 54 minutes McCloskey for the home side broke clear and saw his shot blocked by Harkin with the loose ball falling to Barrow who fired across goal and wide. The homeside did get back on terms after Ross Nicholas advanced from half way before firing a low left footed effort across Harkin and in off the far post.  Josh Boyle then fired a free kick just over the bar. Clonmany replied and Dessie Doherty saw an effort comfortably held by Bell. On 87 minutes Barrow fed Bell but Harkin made a fine save and Boyle fired the rebound wide. In the last minute Mark McLaughlin had an effort saved  by Bell to give the home side their first point of the season.

Strand Hotel Division One

Sea Rovers                    6

Dunree United             2

Rovers started well and opened the scoring on 11 minutes when a Damien Ward corner was tapped home by James McCloskey. Minutes later William Logan fed Keelan Doherty who raced clear to fire past Philip Doherty from twelve yards. Dunree got back into contention when Liam Baldrick pounced on a loose ball to drill home from eight yards. But Rovers responded well and when a corner was cleared to Gary Doherty who fired home via the underside of the bar from all of thirty yards. Rovers kept the pressure on and Ward fired a free  kick from the edge of the area to the bottom corner to leave Rovers four one ahead at the break. Rovers started well and when Gary Doherty headed on for Keelan Doherty he rounded a defender before slotting low past Philip Doherty. Midway through the half Keelan Doherty’s cross found William Logan who volleyed high past Doherty from fifteen yards to make it six one. Dunree got a consolation on 81 minutes when Philip McGuinness fired home after a goal mouth scramble.

Rasheney FC                1

Aileach Res                  3

The home side started this game well and  Charlie Doherty had two early efforts well saved by Ciaran Bradley  in the visitors goal.At the other end a dangerous Ruairi Bradley cross was well defended by Emyln Doherty. But Rasheney broke the deadlock on 21 minutes when Brendan Doherty broke on the right and his excellent cross was swept home by Declan McLaughlin. The home side had another chance but Damien Friel fired well over from a good position. Aileach raised their game and got back on terms on 41 minutes when  Ruairi Bradley cut in  and fired low past Sean Friel.  The home side had an early chance but Brendan Doherty had an effort saved while at the other end Friel denied  Bradley. On 69 minutes poor defending by the home side allowed Stephen O Donnell in and he made no mistake from ten yards. The visitors then increased their lead when Stephen Doherty pounced on a loose ball to slot home from fifteen yards. Rasheney had a late chance but a Charlie Doherty free crashed back off the bar.



Cockhill Youths                      1

Gleneely Colts                       1

The colts stunned the visitors when Billy McCann fired them ahead from the penalty spot on 10 minutes after Cory O Brien had been upended. But Cockhill equalised on 18 minutes when Christopher Duffy played a lovely ball over the defence to release Michael Doherty  and his low cross was fired home by Kevin McDaid. McDaid then released Doherty  but he fired straight at Adrian Duffy in the Colts goal. On the stroke of half time a delightful Jack McDaid(B) run saw him advance goalwards but he dragged his effort across goal and  just wide. Cockhill had the first chance of the second period when Duffy’s cross found Mark McDaid but he failed to hit the target. On the hour mark Nathan McLaughlin broke on the right but Conor Allen cleared the danger. Michael Doherty (o) was then shown a second yellow card to reduce the home side to ten men. Gleneely tried to take advantage with Cory O Brien seeing a free kick blocked before

Having another effort deflected over. In a rare break for the youths Shay McLaughlin’s dangerous cross was well gathered by Duffy. On 86 minutes McCann beat the offside trap but Michael Noone blocked his goal bound effort. The final effort fell to the colts with McCann again denied by a superb tip over by Caldwell and from the corner Nathan McLaughlin headed over.

Moville Celtic     5

Clonmany Res    2

Moville started this game well and Conor Doherty fired an early effort wide before a Finn McLaughlin header was mistimed and wide. They did open the scoring on 9 minutes after Kyle Harkin cut in from the left and hit a right footed effort from the angle of the area to the top corner. Tony Boyce then fired wide before Fergal Bradley saved well from the same player and also held a long range effort from Doherty. On 38 minutes Emmet McCauley fed Doherty who fired just wide. On the stroke of half time Clonmanys Conor Doherty bursts into the area but saw his effort turned round the post by Ryan Coyle.Moville increased their lead in the opening minute when Boyce’s driven effort was parried by Bradley but Harkin was on hand to slot home. Clonmany replied with Alex McFadden feeding Thomas Comiskey who fired lowpast Coyle from fifteen yards. On 52 minutes a Matthew Brennan corner was headed home by Declan Grant to level the game. Moville try to respond but Bradley advanced well to smother at the feet of Indyaka. Moville regained the lead when Finn Mclaughlin out jumped everyone  in the area to head home. McLaughlin is then denied by a fine save before Boyce fired over when well placed. Moville pressure told when McNaught broke on the right and crossed for Charlie Gill to sweep the ball home. On 83 minutes Moville made it five when a corner is not cleared and Ryan Killen taps home at the back post. Mc Naught headed over then before Boyce blasted over the top

Inishowen Engineering Division Two  

Carn Res              6

Cockhill Res        2

Carn started well and when Donal Doherty found Dayton Cooke he crossed for Tiernan Coyne but he fired just over. Cooke then fed Conor Doherty who crossed  for brother Dillon but his effort was well saved by Gary Robinson. The home side opened the scoring on 22 minutes when  Niall McGuinness fired a free kick to the top corner from twenty five yards.Cockhill replied with Darragh McDermott seeing his effort turned round the post by Daniel McCallion. But at the the end Carn went close  with Cooke getting on the end of a McGuinness cross but heading just over. On the stroke of half time McDermott again fired just over from inside the area. Carnstaretd the second period well and on 53 minutes Conor Doherty burst forward and fired a superb effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. The home side then made it three nil when Doherty released Dillon Cooke to round Robinson and slot home to the empty net. Cockhill then got a goal back when Alan Fletcher fed McDermott who fired to the top corner from fifteen yards.  But Carn increased their lead again when Donal Doherty rounded a defender and fired to the bottom corner. On 84 minutes Dillon Doherty’s corner found Donal Doherty whose effort came off a  defender but he fired the rebound home from ten yards. A Dayton Cooke corner rebounded off a defender  and past Robinson to make it six one. Cockhill got a consolation late on when Gary Breslin rounded a defender and slammed the ball low into the  bottom corner.

Glengad Res                 2

Redcastle Res               0

In good calm conditions there were few chances in the opening half with both defences on top and the play bogged down in the middle area of the park. The only shot of note came for the home side when a Christopher McLaughlin free was headed out to Mark McKinney who fired just wide of the far post ten minutes before the break. Glengad broke the deadlock midway through the half when McKinney played a one two with Gary Kelly whose effort was saved by Mark Doherty but PJ McDaid smashed home the rebound from six yards. Good hold up play by Kelly saw him turn and unleash an effort which  Doherty parried but John McDaid followed up to slot home from twelve yards.

Culdaff Res                   4      

Moville Res                   6

In lovely conditions at Caratra Park Moville started the better and took the lead on 10 minutes after Colin Doherty rose high to head home a corner past Daniel Mullarkey. Minutes later a long clearance found James Gillen who flicked into the path of Aaron McColgan who finished well past Mullarkey from fifteen yards. Midway through the half  Jack Ferry advanced and fed Pearse Doherty to drill a low shot from twelve yards to the bottom corner. Culdaff rallied and forced four or five corners with Aiden Cunningham rounding the keeper but being forced wide and the chance was lost. In the second period Matthew Mullarkey saw an effort saved by  Maurice McGeady and Aiden Cunningham pounced to drill home and reduce the deficit. But Moville replied and when Conor Lafferty broke into the area he rounded Mullarkey to slot home and make it four one. On the hour mark Jack McLaughlin crossed from the right for Cathal McGrenaghan  who headed home through a crowd of players and make it four two. Three minutes later an Aiden Cunningham free from forty yards crashed in off the underside of the bar to make the score four three. But Moville replied with a corner which deflected off a home defender and into the net to leave it five three. Michael Grimley then burst between defenders and poked the ball past Mullarkey to make it six three. Culdaff rallied and when substitute Niall Mclaughlin flicked on a free for fellow substitute Thomas O Brien he forced the  ball home from close range.