Fixtures for 25th & 26th March

Inishowen Football League 26th March

Ulster Junior Shield  Semi Final  1.30pm

Glenea United Res       v        Illies Celtic Res


Donegal Signs Reserve League Shield Final

Saturday 25th March  Maginn Park 5pm

Greencastle Res            v        Moville Res

Liam Porter assisted  by  Jason Porter  & G O Kane


Ulster Cup  Semi Finals  ET & Pens   


Aileach FC           v        Glengad United      2pm

W Harvey assisted by  S Deeney & G O Kane

Culdaff FC            v                 Cootehill Harps     1.30pm

T Moyne  assisted by JJ Lafferty & G McLaughlin 

Buncrana Credit Union Cup  Semi  Final  2pm

Greencastle FC             v        Carn FC

M McGonigle ,  L Porter & JP Houten

Jackie Crossan Premier Division     2pm

Clonmany Shamrocks V  Dunree United     E Doherty

Buncrana Hearts V  QPS   D McLaughlin

Strand Hotel First Division 2pm

Cockhill Youths V  Illies Celtic   B McDaid

Redcastle United V Aileach Res  J Porter   


Inishowen Engineering Division Two  A    11am  

Buncrana Res V Redcastle Res A McAleer

Inishowen Engineering Division Two  B     

Cockhill Res  V Culdaff Res C Doherty

Hannon Greene Insurances Fr O Gara Cup 11am

Aileach Youths  V Clonmany Res  

G O Kane assisted by   E Doherty  &  S  Deeney


Tuesday 28th March

Charlie O Donnell Cup Quarter finals  7.30pm  Et & Pens

Illies Celtic           v        Glengad United

T Moyne assisted by JP Houten and L Porter.

Match Reports 17th & 19th March

Inishowen Football League 17th March

Jackie Crossan Premier Division   11am

Dunree United             1

Glengad United           4

Dunree’s relegation from the premier division was confirmed after this defeat on St Patricks Day.The visitors broke the deadlock on 5 minutes after a Nigel McMonagle cross deflected off a defender past Philip Doherty in the home goal. Midway through the half they doubled their lead when Matthew Byrne fired a twenty five yards free low to the corner. Dunree battled hard but failed to create clear chances against the meanest defence in the league.Ten minutes after half time McMonagle turned provide when his cross was slotted home by Adam Byrne from close range. The home side rallied and reduced the deficit when Philip McGuinness advanced and unleashed a stunning thirty yards effort to the top corner But Glengad sealed the points late on when Matthew Byrne despatched another sublime free kick from twenty two yards past the wall to the bottom corner.

Buncrana Credit Union Cup     11am

Clonmany Shamrocks           0

Aileach FC                              2

This St.Patricks day fixture was reversed to Aileach and played in very damp conditions. The game started fairly evenly and it was 15 minutes before the first chance of note arrived. The ball broke to Clonmany full back Brendan Doherty at the  edge of the box and his snap shot just went the wrong side of Roulstones right hand post. On the half hour mark Anthony Doherty got clear down the right and pulled the ball back for the inrushing Stephen McKendry whose  first time effort from twelve yards was somehow diverted over the bar by a Clonmany foot with Harkin beaten.Aileach began the second half well and on 50 minutess Jordan McGeedy turned smartly inside the box and his well placed shot from fourteen yards brought a smart save from Harkin low to his right. On the hour a Darren McMonagle free kick deceived everybody and bounced off the top of the bar on its way over. Clonmany had a good spell of posession after this and on 70 minutes Jason Coyle got clear of the Aileach defence but his attempted lob from distance  fell short into Roulstone’s arms. With 10 minutes remaining Aileach grabbed the lead when Dermot Doherty was released in the inside right position and he fired a shot across Harkin and into the bottom right hand corner from ten yards. Clonmany had to commit players forward in search of an equaliser and on the break substitute Stephen Doherty was denied by Harkin but from the resulting corner James Wallace placed a fine shot with the outside of his right foot into the bottom right hand corner to seal the win.

Moville Celtic               4

Redcastle United         0

Moville got off to a dream start on 3 minutes when a Conor Doherty free was headed high past Michael McCole by Norbert Indyka. Redcastle almost equalised when Sean McGuinness parried a James Curran free and with two attackers ready to pounce McGuinness recover to flip the ball clear. Moville then increased their lead before the break after Doherty split the Redcastle defence with a superb pass for Michael McNaught to race clear and slot low under the advancing McCole. Redcastle had the first chance of the second period when Brendan Murphy saw his effort well tipped around the post by  McGuinness. But Moville took over then and Finn McLaughlin rattled the bar from a corner before a long range Jack Keys effort also crashed off the bar. The pressure told on 66minutes when McNaught broke clear on the right and his low cross deflected off a defender to make it three nil. James Gillen then had an effort cleared off the line before the home side completed the scoring on the stroke of full time when McLaughlin rounded McCole and pulled the ball back for Charlie Gill to sweep the ball home.

Inishowen Football League 19th March

Jackie Crossan Premier Division 2 pm

QPS                                0

Glengad United           4

The visitors got a dream start on 3 minutes when Nigel McMonagle advanced on the left and cut in to fire low past Oisin Burke from twelve yards. Minuts later Patrick McDermott crossed for Terence Doherty whose glancing header came off the post. They doubled their lead on 12minutes when McMonagle raced onto a long ball and calmly slotted home. They continued to dominate and on 37 minutes a Matthew Byrne free found Seamus Doherty but he fired across goal and wide.The point first chance came when Chris O Donnell fired over the bar from twenty five yards. But Glengad resumed control when Stephen McLaughlin released Michael Byrne but Burke blocked with his legs. On the stroke of half time McDermott released Terence Doherty who rifled a shot from fifteen yards to the roof of the net.

Minutes after the restart Glengad made it four nil when McMonagle crossed from the left for substitute James McKinney tapped home from close range. On 62minutes in a scramble after a corner Adam Byrne was denied by a point blank save from Oisin Burke.  The point were reduced to ten men then when Denim McLaughlin was involved in an altercation. Glengad had another opportunity when Seamus Doherty cut in from the left but saw his effort crash off the bar. The final chance also fell to the visitors when an Adam Byrne cross found McDermott but Burke blocked on the line and a defender completed the clearance.

Strand Hotel First Division 2pm

Moville Celtic               10

QPS  Res                       0

This was a no contest from the start as Moville completely dominated an under strength point reserves side. They led by seven goals to nil at the break with Declan McGuinness and Charlie Gill getting two each, Conor Doherty, Michael McNaught and Finn McLaughlin all on the mark. The best of the goals in the first half was  after a clearance fell to Gill on the edge of the area and he sidefooted home through a crowd of players. The home side eased off after the break and Gill completed his hat trick with a brilliant “hitch” kick according to reporter Lawrence Harkin. Running forward Gill met a Jack keys cross on the run to volley to the net.An own goal and a Jack Keys strike completed the misery for the visitors.

Cockhill Celtic              3

Rasheney FC                5

In an entertaining game Rasheney had an early chance but Declan Caldwell saved well to deny David McLaughlin. At the other end Michael Owen Doherty blazed over from six yards when he looked certain to score. Rasheney broke the deadlock on 25 minutes when Charlie Doherty fired a twenty yards effort low to the bottom corner. Minutes later a good cross from Mclaughlin finds Matthew McLaughlin and he converts at the back post . Before the break the home side got back into the game when Darragh McDermott converted a penalty . But on the hour mark Damien Friel made it three one converting after Caldwell had parried McLaughlin’s effort. Michael Noone then headed a Christy Duffy corner just over for the youths before  McLaughlin converted his second of the game to put Rasheney four one up. When McDermott was upended in the area he converted his second spot kick of the game. McDermott then completed his htat trick to make it four three when he controlled a high ball and superbly placed the ball into the corner from twelve yards. But Rasheney sealed victory and put an end to the home side’s title hopes when his initial effort was parried by Caldwell but he followed up to slot home.

Illies Celtic           5

Sea Rovers                   1

Illies kept their title challenge well on track with this win and took the lead on 5 minutes after Paddy Doherty released Michael Coyle to fire high past Glen Watson from the edge of the area. They soon made it two nil when Doherty intercepted in midfield and advanced into the area  to shoot low to the net from twelve yards. Liam Doherty then beat two men on the right and crossed for Coyle to slot home his second of the game from close range. Rovers then got a goal back before the break when Graham Morgan headed a Damien ward corner past Johnathan Noone at the near post. Illies started the second half well with Liam Grant and Coyle both denied by brilliant saves from Watson. Illies then added a fourth on 73 minutes when Liam Doherty’s free was parried by Watson and Coyle pounced for his hat trick. They completed the scoring when Coyle controlled a through ball from Paddy Doherty and fired high past Watson.

Inishowen Engineering Division Two  A    11am  

Glengad Res                 0

Moville Res                  4

The home side had an early chance when PJ McDaid was clear but his effort crashed off the post and he fired the rebound wide. On 21minutes Moville broke the deadlock when Kyle Harkin split the home defence for Norbert Indyka who slipped the ball low past the advancing Seamus Houghton. Minutes later Ryan McColgan advanced on the right and cut in to square for Indyka to slot home his second of the game. Glengad again had the first chance of the second period when McDaid raced clear but under pressure he blazed over. Midway through the half Indyka pulled the ball back from the byeline for Kevin McDermott to slot low to the corner. Then on 81 minutes a Harkin wind assisted  corner sailed all the way to the net  to complete the scoring.

Inishowen Engineering Division Two  B     

Culdaff Res                   1

Rasheney  Res             0

After all the rain this game was played in bright windy sunshine on Sunday morning and the home side had to wait until the 87th minute to snatch a winner. Rasheney started with the wind  but the home side had the first chance  after Bryan McCandless crossed for Thomas O’ Brien whose first time effort was well saved by Kieran O’Neill. Rasheney replied with Johnathan Toland seeing a header skim the bar. At the other end a Jack Mclaughlin volley from twenty five yars was tipped over by O’Neill. The home side then wree awarded a penalty which Aiden Cunningham converted but to everyone ‘s amazement the referee disallowed the goal for encroachment and awarded a free out. Culdaff dominated the second half with a Dermot Diver effort taking a deflection and coming off the bar while substitute Dillon Ruddy had an effort saved by O’Neill. With time running out they forced a succession of corners with a Jack McLaughlin inswinging corner going all the way to the net to keep their title hopes alive.


Results Today 17th March

Premier Division

Dunree 1-4 Glengad

Buncrana Credit Union Cup

Moville 4-0 Redcastle

Greencastle P Carn

Aileach 1-0 Clonmany 

Match Reports 12th March

Inishowen Football League 12th March

Wednesday 8th March

Charlie O Donnell Cup Quarter Finals

Culdaff FC                     3

Clonmany Shamrocks 2

Culdaff s recent good form continued when they came from two goals down to defeat Clonmany three two and advance to the semi finals.

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Oscar Traynor

Oscar Traynor Semi Final Draw

Inishowen V Limerick/Carlow

If Inishowen win then Final is in Maginn Park

Match Reports 5th March

Oscar Traynor Inter League Quarter Final 

Inishowen                    2

Roscommon                1

Inishowen advanced to their fifth successive  semi final in the Oscar Traynor Trophy thanks to goals from Mathew Byrne and Anthony Doherty in a tough encounter against a resilient

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Ulster Junior Cup and Shield

Ulster Junior Cup Semi Final Draw

Aileach F. C. V Glengad United 

Culdaff F. C. V Coothill Harps


Ulster Shield Semi Final Draw

Glenea Reserves V Illies Reserves

Glencar Celtic V Cavan Rovers

Charlie O’Donnell Trophy

Wednesday 8th March

Culdaff V Clonmany (Caratra Park 7 30pm)

Greencastle V Moville Celtic (Gleneely 7 30pm)

Aileach V Buncrana (Aileach 7 30pm)

Illies Celtic V  Glengad  (Rasheney 8pm)

Match Reports 26th Feb

Inishowen Football League 26th February

Ulster Junior Cup     

Gweedore Celtic                   0

Glengad United                     3

Glengad, the holders,  dominated this game from start to finish and Michael Byrne headed an early chance over before Shane Canning unleashed a powerful effort which was tipped over by McKelvey. On the stroke of half time Terence Doherty opened the scoring when he cut in from the left and fired low to the bottom corner. Five minutes into the second period Patrick McDermott curled a superb twenty yards effort into the top corner. Midway through the half good work by Seamus Doherty on the right saw him pull the ball back for McMonagle to drill home from twelve yards.Glengad were content to see out the game in the final quarter to advance to the semi finals.

Kilmacrennan Celtic              1

Culdaff FC                              3

The visitors started this game the better and took the lead on 10 minutes when Brendan McLaughlin played a one two with Eugene Mclaughlin before flicking over a defender and finishing well. Mclaughlin added his second then when he converted a Eugene Mclaughlin cross from the left . It got better for the visitors  when Brendan McLaughlin crossed for Eugene McLaughlin  to convert from close range and make it three nil. But Kilmacrennan rallied and reduced the deficit just before the interval when Michael McLaughlin ran through the visitors defence and slotted low past Darragh McLaughlin. Kilmacrennan exerted most of the pressure  but the closest they came was when Chris Dillon as denied by a fine save by Darragh McLaughlin. The more the home side pressed the more Culdaff had chances late on and Paul McLaughlin  was twice denied by good saves from  Caolan McGettigan.

Aileach FC                    3       ( won 4.2 on penos)

Drumoghill Celtic         3

After an even opening the home side broke quickly with Anthony Doherty finding Jordan McGeady inside the area and he turned well to fire low past Michael Toner. On 20 minutes Stephen McKendry crossed from the left but it just eluded Caoimhin McFeely. On the half hour a free kick broke to Gavin Doherty on the edge of the area and his well struck effort was superbly saved by Toner. The visitors settled keeping possession well and were rewarded on 40 minutes when the unmarked Padjoe Lafferty headed home from six yards. Within minutes Aileach regained the lead when McFeely ran through to beat Toner to the ball and slide it home. On 50 minutes Rafferty outpaced the home defence and rolled the ball past the advancing John Roulstone.  Aileach responded well with Gavin Doherty seeing a header clip the outside of the post before the same player was denied by a brilliant save from Toner clawing the ball away as it looked destined for the top corner. With 15 minute remaining an Anthony Doherty cross was cleared to Darren McMonagle who drove a sweet effort to the top corner despite Toner getting a finger tip to it. But defensive frailities came to the fore again with Christian Ferns glanced a header past Roulstone to force extra time. In the first period Anthony Doherty had a well struck effort crash off the bar. Both teams tired in the second period and in the shootout Roulstone saved two as Aileach advanced.

Ulster Junior Shield 

Cavan Rovers               5  (win 4.3 in sudden death penos )

Rasheney  FC               5

Rasheney got a dream start when Charlie Doherty converted a  penalty awarded for handball in the second minute. The home side responded and Kieran Friel saved well from Fintan Galligan before gathering at the second attempt rom an Ahmed Fouzal effort. Rasheney went close after a David McLaughlin deep cross was volleyed over by Declan McLaughlin.Midway through the half Damien Friel crossed for Tiernan Devine whose header was cleared off the line for Declan McLaughlin to slot home. Doherty then cut in from the left but saw his effort saved by Joe McDermott. The home side got a goal back on 31minutes when a low Mano Galligan cross was missed by a defender allowing Conor Carmichael to slot home. Rasheney were then awarded a second penalty after another handball which Doherty again converted and the home side were reduced to ten men as well. Before the break Matthew Mclaughlin was red carded as well which bemused the travelling contingent.

Rasheney went four one ahead on 53 minutes when a Friel corner was forced home from close range by James McConalogue. But the home side rallied and reduced the deficit when Galligan converted at the back post. On 59 minutes Charlie Doherty was clear of the home defence but his attempted lob drifted wide. Rovers were awarded a disputed penalty on 67 minutes which Gordon Clark converted and they equalised on 70 minutes when Michael Sexton ran onto a ball over the top to slot past Friel. They completed an amazing turnaround on 83 minutes when Galligan advanced on the left to fire low past Friel. Rasheney responded and forced extra time when they equalised after substitute John Grant fired low to the corner from the edge of the area. Neither side created a clear chance in extra time and so it went to the shootout with the home side advancing after sudden death but Rasheney will rue throwing away a four one lead in a twenty minute period.

Illies Res              0

Culdaff Res         4

This game was reversed to Caratra Park and in good conditions Culdaff started the better but failed to convert a couple of  good chances. The first chance fell to Cathal McGrenaghan after his flicked header was hacked off the line he fired the rebound over the bar from ten yards on 18  minutes. Just after the half hour mark another corner found Niall McLaughlin but he could not direct his header on target. McLaughlin and Aiden Cunningham both had efforts on target well saved by Graham Doherty in the Illies goal. Illies came more into the game before the interval but failed to create any chances. They started the second period well and took the lead on 54 minutes when a Gavin Doherty corner was not cleared and Charlie McLaughlin fired past Callum Doherty from point blank range. They increased their lead midway through the half when Adam Callaghan fed Joe McDaid who fired a brilliant effort to the roof of the net from the edge of the area. Culdaff replied and Cunningham broke on the right and fired across Doherty but just past the post. But Illies sealed the tie when another Gavin Doherty corner found Martin Donaghey who headed to the roof of the net. They made it four nil when Joe McDaid released Dominic Doherty and he fired low to the corner from a tight angle.





Jackie Crossan Premier Division            

Greencastle FC             2

Carn FC                         1


In a good game played in stickey conditions the home side started the better but failed to create clear chances. Carn grew into  the game and Ryan Kelly and Darragh Deery both had good chances well saved by JP O Doherty. But the home side took the lead on 27 minutes  after a Christy Hegarty was tipped onto the bar by Kyle Dougal but James Henry pounced to fire home and give them an interval lead. Greencastle started the second period  well and Michael Henry twice and Hegarty spurned good chances. Carn responded and Deery and Dion Diver both drew good saves from O’Doherty before they equalised on 85 minutes when Ronan Doherty released Shane Doherty to finish low to the corner. Greencastle hit back immediately when Shaun Doherty and Matthew Henry fed Michael Henry whose effort was parried by Dougal for Hegarty to pounce and drill the loose ball home.








Strand Hotel Division One      

Moville Celtic               2

Cockhill Celtic              1

Moville kept their promotion hopes alive with this narrow win over Cockhill for whom this defeat will make it even more difficult but they are still in with a chance. They had an early chance when Michael McNaught ran onto a Jack Keys pass but fluffed his effort from a good position. Cockhill replied immediately and broke the deadlock when Darragh McDermott converted from the penalty spot after a handball. Ryan Coyle then in the home goal blocked well with his legs before Michael Owen Doherty controlled inside the area but fired over. Moville raised the tempo and both Billy McCann , Keys and Finn McLaughlin were all denied by Cockhill keeper Sean Parker.  Cockhill finished the half the stronger with McDermott firing into the side netting while the same player got on the end of a Sean Donaghey cross but fired over. Moville started the second half well on top with Charlie Gill seeing an effort blocked before firing the rebound over, McNaught shooting weakly from a good position and PJ Barr seeing his effort parried by Parker. They equalised then on the hour when a deep corner was not cleared and Gill bundled the ball home at the back post. They continued to press and Gill saw one header cleared off the line and another crash back off the bar. Substitute Nathan Harkin twice was denied by Parker before the home side struck for the winner. Substitute Conor Doherty released McNaught and he fired a low shot past the advancing   Parker.

Carrowmena  FC                    1

Illies Celtic                              7

Illies seem to be hitting form at the right time and kept their league title hopes alive with this comprehensive win which confirms relegation for the home side. Illies made a blistering start when Kevin McGonagle crossed to the back post where Ryan McElhinney slotted home from eight yards. They added another on 9 minutes when Liam Doherty advanced unchallenged to fire a low shot past Michael Noone from twenty yards. Carrowmena came more into the game then with Conor Lafferty just failing to get on the end of a Pearse Parkinson cross before Dane Doherty forced a good save from Johnathan Noone. They reduced the deficit on 26minutes after a Lafferty cross found substitute John McLaughlin who fired to the top corner with his first touch. But Illies killed the game as a contest  with two goals in the opening ten minutes of the second half. Paddy Doherty released Michael Coyle on the right and he slotted home  from ten yards. Minutes later Paddy Doherty advanced from midfield and with the home defence back tracking unleashed a powerful effort which Noone got a hand to but could not prevent crossing the line. On 71 minutes Coyle got his second when he pounced on a defensive error to slot home. A sliced clearance from a defender flew into the net to make it six  and Coyle completed his hat trick after good work by Kevin McElhinney and Liam Grant had set him up.

Clonmany Res              6

QPS Res                        1

The visitors had the first chance when a Paul Hegarty free found Kevin Wallace whose diving header flashed wide. Clonmany replied with a Jack Doherty cross finding Dessie Doherty but his header was well saved by David Bell. Clonmany opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Jack Doherty unleashed an effort which came off the post and he fired the rebound home. They increased their lead on 22 minutes when Conor Doherty found Jack Doherty who sidestepped a defender and crossed for brother Brendan to head home from eight yards. Just before the break Danny Devlin collected the ball on half way and burst past two men before chipping Bell from the edge of the area. Number four arrived on 58 minutes when Devlin beat a defender and crossed for Doherty to slot home. On 63 minutes Dessie Doherty got another when a free kick into the area broke to him and he slotted home. They then added a sixth when Dessie Doherty advanced through the middle and released Brendan Doherty who slipped the ball low past Bell. QPS replied with a consolation on 77 minutes after a Paul Grant free found substitute Joe Johnstone who controlled before firing past Liam McGonigle. McGonigle picked up an injury and was replaced by Devlin for the remaining minutes but there was no further goalmouth action.




Inishowen Engineering Division Two  A       

Glengad Res                 4

Greencastle Res           1

In a tightly contested game the visitors opened the scoring on 11 minutes after John McDermott beat a defender on the left and fired high past Ronan Lafferty from the edge of the area. Minutes later the home side should have levelled when the unmarked Gary Kelly headed a Shane Devlin cross wide of a gaping goal. They had another chance when Paul McGonagle broke into the area but his effort was blocked by a defender. They did equalise when McGonagle’s deep corner found Mark Smith who headed high to the net from six yards. Ten minutes into the second period PJ McDaid released Kelly whose effort was superbly saved by  Fergus Kerr in the Greencastle goal. On the hour Kelly fed McDaid in a one on one but again Kerr blocked with his legs. Joe Doherty then unleashed a first time effort but Kerr was equal to the task. The pressure told on 80 minutes when a John McDaid  cross into the area found McDaid and he slid in to slot home. They sealed the points when Kelly crossed for McDaid to fire high to the net. In injury time McDaid completed  his hat trick when he cut in and fired high to the net from twelve yards.

Redcastle Res              1

Moville Res                  3

Redcastle started well and opened the scoring when Mark Doherty intercepted a back pass  and rolled the ball home .But on 35 minutes the visitors got back on terms when Terry McColgan failed to hold a speculative effort allowing Nathan Harkin to slot home. Moville took the lead on the hour mark when James Gillen capitalised on poor defending and slotted home from close range. Redcastle replied and Brendan Murphy fired over before Fergal Buchanan had an effort saved by Ryan Coyle. Moville then sealed the points when Harkin despatched a twenty yards effort to the roof of the net on 82 minutes.




Inishowen Engineering Division Two  B     

Cockhill  Res                 3

Aileach Youths             1

Cockhill started the brighter of the two side early on pushing Aileach back but without really testing Dylan Clarke. Aileach gradually came in to the game and tested Gary Robinson in the Cockhill net with a 25 yard shot from Liam Collins but was comfortably saved the Cockhill keeper. Cockhill responded to the Aileach pressure when young Tristan Donaghy turned well from a good early ball forward by Jude Mullan, Tristan turned his man well but was unlucky with the effort on goal from the edge of the area, Dylan Clarke making the save.

Despite the bright start from Cockhill they found themselves a goal down on the half hour mark when Liam Collins found the target, crashing a 25 yard shot in of the far post past Gary Robinson who could do little to stop a fine effort. The lead didn’t last long as Cockhill fought back to level matters with in a few minutes. Good work down the right by James Barber and Ryan Mallett forced a corner.  Keegan Hegarty delivered a great front post corner where

Ryan Mallett met it with a bullet  header in to the near top corner to

level the match up. Just before half time time Cockhill took a deserved lead, Eddie Cuffe found himself with a bit of space and time just outside the Aileach penalty box and looped a great curling effort in at the back post to make it two one to Cockhill. Cockhill started the second half on the front foot. Tristan Donaghy turned two

Aileach defenders inside out down the left with some great skill and

crossed it in to a dangerous area but Dylan Clarke did well to cut the

cross out. Keegan Hegarty was troubling Aileach down the left and as he drove forward the ball broke back to Ryan Duffy who put in a great early cross for Eddie Cuffe to head home for his second of the match and give Cockhill a two goal cushion.Cockhill almost made it 4 shortly after when great play in the middle between Ryan Duffy and Jude Mullan to create an opening for Tristan Donaghy who’s great run down the channel was found by Jude Mullan but Dylan Clarke

made a great stop and the feet of Tristan Donaghy to keep Aileach in it. Aileach pushed hard to find a goal and had some luck down their left hand side with good inter play between Shane McMonagle and Stephen O’Donnell causing the Cockhill defense some problems, breaking in to the Cockhill box but failing to get an effort in on goal.With Aileach pushing on they forward several free kicks late on but failed to trouble Gary Robinson in the Cockhill goal with both efforts not finding the target. Cockhill forced a few late half chances with Jude Mullan and Patrick McLaughlin having their shots block by the  Aileach defence .


Dunree Res                  1

Carn Res                       4

After an even opening Carn took the lead on 19 minutes when Niall McGuinness fired a twenty five yards free kick high past Roger McGilloway. The home side replied and a Conor Doherty corner was headed home by David Doherty past Dean Mason. Carn got a dream start to the second period when in the opening minute a quick break ended with Cade Cooke slotting home from close range. Dunree replied with Neil Moran seeing a low effort well saved by Mason before Masson saved again from Stephen McLaughlin. Carn added a third when Cooke raced onto a long ball to round the keeper and slot home.He completed his hat trick with a superb finish to the top corner from ten yards




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