Oscar Traynor Match Report

Sligo/Letrim 1-3 Inishowen League

Inishowen got their 2016/17 Oscar Traynor campaign off to a good start in Mc Sharry Park Sligo on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over the Sligo/Letrim league Inishowen were missing several players due to various reasons and conceded as early as the first minute when Mark Mc Goldrick turned sharply on the edge of the box and fired a left foot effort past Kevin Mc Laughlin in the Inishowen net,

Inishowen settled and on 10min Terence Doherty made great work and picked out Nigel Mc Monagle but he delayed his shot and was crowded out the same two players combined three minutes later this time Mc Monagles shot was blocked, Inishowen were controlling the game in midfield at this stage with Shane Canning, Matty Henry and Dillon Ruddy dictating the play with Mc Monagle and young Aiden Friel running the flanks in support of Doherty up front, on 25 min Henry  picked out Terence Doherty who beat two defenders to set up a great chance but he dragged his shot wide, then the impressive Friel making his debut in the competition broke on the right and crossed for Michael Barr who’s effort was gathered by Mark Rooney in the Sligo goal at the second attempt, Sligo/Letrim then had a break which saw the lively Danny Browne’s shot cleared by John Gerard Mc Laughlinn, Inishowen were pinning Sligo back and Shane Canning broke from midfield to find himself one on one with keeper Rooney Canning’s cheeky chip beat Rooney but came back off thee crossbar, Inishowen’s pressure paid off on 30 min when Terence Doherty fired a great effort from 20 yards past Rooney goal number two followed shortly when Matty Henry got on the end of a good Inishowen move to fire home from the edge of the area, Dillon Ruddy then had a effort deflected behind Sligo/Letrim were then reduced to ten men when defender Connor Griffen who was finding Terence Doherty more than a handful picked up his second yellow for a foul on Doherty, from the resulting free Matty Henry’s effort was only parried by Rooney and Aiden Friel  was on hand to slot home from six yards, to give Inishowen a 3-1 lead at half time, the second half certainly didn’t reflect the first half alough Inishowen created several chances Mc Monagle shooting wide on 50 min and a great effort from Matty Henry which came off the underside of the crossbar on 63 min, Henry did have the ball in the net later but strangely was disallowed by the referee Sligo/Letrim never gave up and created a couple of chances themselves and A cross from Danny Browne found Mc Golderick his header was held by Mc Laughlin, inishowen made several changes in the latter stages of the game bringing on Greencastle’s Shaun Doherty, Illies William Mc Laughlin, QPS’s Raymond Buchanan and Culdaff’s Darragh Mc Laughlin overall a good performance from Inishowen and the new players in the squad all equipped themselves well, Clonmany’s duo of Aiden Friel and Fergal Harkin who started the game will be pleased with their performance as will Culdaff’s Dillon Ruddy who started as well, with regular players to return to the side Diarmuid O’ Brien and Paul Hegarty will be pleased with this victory in the start of another campaign


Kevin Mc Laughlin, Michael Barr, Ferghal Harkin, John Gerard Mc Laughlin, Mathew Byrne, Shane Canning, Aiden Friel, Dillon Ruddy, Terence Doherty, Mathew Henry, Nigel Mc Monagle. Subs. Raymond Buchanan, Shaun Doherty, William Mc Laughlin, Darragh Mc Laughlin.

Sligo Letrim

Mark Rooney, Damien Scanlon ,Gerard Mc Derrin, Conor Griffin, John Gaffney, Ryan Mc Manus, Conor Brennan, Ross Mc Laughlin, Mark Mc Golderick, Danny Browne, Paddy Wolfe. Subs. Ibra Savage, Michael Casey, Fergal O’ Hara, Mark Mc Callion, Mick Corrigan, Gary Finn, Graham Lee