Good luck to Glengad United as they take on Crumlin United
this weekend in the FAI Junior Cup
Good luck to Glengad United as they take on Crumlin United
this weekend in the FAI Junior Cup
Cavan/Monaghan 5-2 Sligo Letrim
The major game of the weekend on the representative front was the second-round Oscar Traynor clash at Cootehill between the Monaghan / Cavan League and the Sligo Leitrim District Soccer League. This was a tough call for Manager John Loftus and assistant Lee Marshall as Cavan/Monaghan having already beaten the Donegal League by the odd goal in three knew a win here would give them certain qualification to the latter stages of the competition. Sligo Leitrim without the influential Conor Griffin because of suspension plus the unavailability of some key players due to social commitments meant the inclusion of some young guns for the big stage.
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Played Wed 30th in Maginn Park
Buncrana Hearts 1-3 Kilmacrenan
Inishowen Football League 27th November
Oscar Traynor Inter League
Inishowen League 2
Donegal League 1
Inishowen got out of jail in this hard fought local derby in Maginn Park to keep their Oscar Traynor hopes alive but in truth they were lucky to do so. They suffered a blow in the opening minutes of the game when Dillon Ruddy was on the end of a very rash tackle which went unpunished and Ruddy had to be replaced by Shaun Doherty. On 11 minutes Inishowen’s first effort came from Brendan McLaughlin but his curling effort was well held by Mark Gallagher.
Inishowen League 2-1 Donegal League
Inishowen secured their second victory in the Oscar Traynor Trophy on Saturday night at Maginn Park defeating the Donegal League and once again it was a late goal that sealed the points Inishowen suffered a blow in the first minute when Culdaff’s Dillon Ruddy was on the receiving end of a James Melly rash tackle and had to be replaced by Greencastle’s Shaun Doherty Inishowen created a opening on 11 min when Culdaff’s Brendan Mc Laughlin had a curling shot held by Mark Gallagher in the Donegal net, on 15 min Donegal’s Pa Jo Rafferty shot brought a fine save from Kevin Mc Laughlin in the Inishowen but he could only parry it and the ball broke to Damian Crossan whose first effort was blocked by Glengad’s John G Mc Laughlin and his second was deflected into the path of keeper Mc Laughlin, at the other end Terence Doherty broke clear and chipped the ball over the advancing Gallagher only for the linesman’s flag to rule it offside, Inishowen keeper Mc Laughlin was in action moments later to deny Donegal making a brilliant save from Rafferty’s header following a free by Meely, another free by Meely was off target and Inishowens Brendan Mc Laughlin put a free wide at the other end Inishowen made the breakthrough on 40min when Terence Doherty ran onto a long clearance from Greencastle’s Michael Barr to poke home past Gallagher to give the home side a narrow 1-0 lead at half time, Donegal had another chance early in the second half when a Meely free was headed wide by Paul Sweeney, then Doherty’s searching ball across the box was saved by Gallagher, Donegal were pushing hard for the equaliser and it eventually paid off with about twenty minutes remaining this time Melly’s free was driven in low across the box and Ciaran Mc Geady got enough on it to divert it into the net, Terence Doherty then had a header saved by Gallagher as both teams went looking for the winner with time running out Inishowen struck the killer blow when Culdaff’s Mc Laughlin found Aileach’s Anthony Doherty on as a sub out on the right his low cross into the area was met by Terence Doherty to slot home for his second of the night and secure the victory for Inishowen, Donegal’s night got worse when Michael Doherty was shown a red card as the game ended
Inishowen League: Kevin McLaughlin; Michael Barr, John Gerard McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne, Fearghal Harkin; Dillon Ruddy (Shaun Doherty ), Shane Canning, Brendan Fildara, Nigel McMonagle (William McLaughlin); Aiden Friel (Anthony Doherty ), Terence Doherty.
Donegal League: Mark Gallagher, Jamie Boyle, Ray Quinn (Micheál Doherty), Paul Sweeney, Patrick Cannon; Ciaran McGeady, Philip Whyte, James Melly (Glenn Gallagher), Damian Crossan (Kevin Doran ); Pajo Rafferty, Ritchie Moore (Gavin McGlanaghey ).
Inishowen League 2-1 Donegal League
Inishowen League made it two wins from two games as they defeated Donegal tonight in Maginn Park a brace of goals from Terence Doherty to secure the win
Full Match Report Later
Glengad United 4
Aileach FC 1
The home side got off to a dream start in the opening minute against an under strength Aileach when Michael Byrne and Patrick McDermott combined in midfield for the latter to relase Terence Doherty through the middle to fire low past John Roulstone from eighteen yards. Aileach replied when Darren McMonagle beat a defender and fired just wide of Kevin McLaughlin’s left hand post. At the other end Stephen McLaughlin fed Matthew Byrne and he fired a twenty yards effort which crashed off the bar. Good work by Doherty on the left saw his cross pick out Nigel McMonagle but his effort was cleared off the line by Cathal McElhinney. The home side made it two on 37 minuets when Shane Canning’s ball over the top released Doherty to lift the ball over the advancing Roulstone. In the second period James McKinney’s run and cross was headed just over by Michael Byrne. On 53 minutes McDermott split the Aileach defence for Doherty to round Roulstone and slot home and complete his hat trick. On the hour McKinney released Doherty on the right and his cross saw McMonagle somehow fire wide. On 86 minutes McKinney advanced from the right and crossed for McDermott to slot home from six yards. Aileach got a consolation in the final minutes after McMonagle fed Ronan Coyle on the edge of the area and he unleashed a superb effort to the top corner.
Carn FC 0
Greencastle FC 2
Carn started the game well and created three good chances with firstly Gert Dzerins firing over after Shane Doherty pulled the ball back into his path. Then the same player was denied by a good save from JP O Doherty before Keelan Doherty saw his effort clip the outside of the post on the half hour. Greencastle came into the game then and broke the deadlock on 41 minutes when Shaun Cavanagh flicked on a throw in for Matthew Henry to finish superbly past Daniel Houghton. Carn tried to press the visitors back in the second half but the nearest they came was when Darragh Deery had an effort well saved by O Doherty. Greencastle took advantage of one of their breaks to seal the points when Henry broke and his cross was swept home first time by Christy Hegarty to seal the points.
Clonmany Shamrocks 6
Clonmany started brightly against a youthful Q.P.S. side and went close in the 11th minute when Jason Devlin and Steve Harkin combined down the left side but Harkin’s shot was off target.Two minutes later the Shamrocks should have taken the lead when Ferghal Harkin’s corner from the right was met at the back post by the run of Paddy Doherty but his header went just past the post.The Shamrocks scored in virtually their next attack in the 17th minute when Brendan Doherty carried the ball out of defence and cut it into midfield where Aiden Friel swept a ball forward for Jason Devlin to come on to at the left side of the box and he finished low past Oisin Burke in the Q.P.S. goals.Clonmany made it two two minutes later when after forcing a corner,the ball was cleared to halfway where Ferghal Harkin swept in a first time ball which found Mark McLaughlin’s run and he rifled into the roof of the net from fourteen yards out.Clonmany were totally on top and added a third in the 38th minute when a lofted cross from the right found Steve Harkin’s head at the back post,with Q.P.S. keeper Burke making a double save to deny Steve,but Steve held on to possession and squared for Mark McLaughlin to drive a low shot past several Q.P.S. defenders and in to the back of the net.The Point almost pulled one back minutes later when Joe McKinney came on to a loose ball eighteen yards out directly in front of goals,but Clonmany keeper Paddy Harkin dived low to his right to turn the goalbound shot around the foot of the post for a fantastic save. Clonmany kept up the pressure at the start of the second half and made it safe in the 51st minute when Aiden Friel glided past a couple of challenges in the centre circle and lifted a left foot pass into the path of his brother Mikey and he shot low past Oisin Burke to make it four.Mark McLaughlin completed his hat-trick in the 73rd minute when he received the ball on the right side of the box and shot high past an exposed Q.P.S keeper and two minutes later he got his fourth of the afternoon when he proved impossible to mark for the Q.P.S and came on to another loose ball in the box and guided the ball into the net past Burke to make it six .With both teams making substitutions the intensity of the game dropped in the last quarter but Q.P.S. forward Connor Barron was proving lively and had a couple of chances,first one he got crowded out by the Shamrocks defence but the second time he broke forward onto a forward pass down the inside left channel and Paddy Harkin had to be alert to make a good block on the edge of his box.The ball squirted to the byline and Connor retrieved it and set up Denim McLaughlin for a shot from the edge of the box but it curled past the post.In the 86th minute Oisin Burke made a fantasic save to prevent Paddy Doherty adding a seventh goal for Clonmany and in the final minute of normal time Connor Barron got a well deserved goal for the Point when the ball broke to him at the right side of the six yard line and he slotted home from close range .
Buncrana Hearts 1
Culdaff FC 3
The hearts suffered a first league defeat of the season against a Culdaff side minus two or three regulars. Buncrana started well and both Stephen McHugh and Adam Duffywere off target with early efforts.They took the lead when another McHugh effort was tipped onto the bar by Darragh Mclaughlin on 15 minutes but Pat Loughery reacted first to slot home. Culdaff got back on terms when they were awarded a penalty after Michael Coyle was upended allowing Brendan McLaughlin send Corey Wilson the wrong way firing low to the corner. Buncrana started the second period well pushing the visitors back but they failed to create any clear chances. On 66 minutes Eugene McLaughlin sent Brendan McLaughlin away on the left and when his dangerous cross was parried by Wilson the loose ball was slotted home by Brian McCandless. Thehome side hit back and substitute Christopher Mc Kinley fired just wide from the edge of the area.The visitors increased their lead when Gary Collins crossed from the right for McLaughlin to slot home from close range. The home side were dealt a further blow after Brendan Halpin was shown a second yellow card for dissent and the visitors almost added a fourth but Thomas O Brien’s late effort was superbly tipped over the bar by Wilson.
QPS Res 2
Redcastle United 2
In an entertaining game Redcastle began well and on 5 minutes Paul McGowan fed Brendan Murphy but his effort was blocked by a defender. The visitors broke the deadlock on 22 minutes after Murphy broke through the home defence before firing low past David Bell from twenty yards. The point responded and Josh McLaughlin turned well on the edge of the area but his effort was well saved by Michael McCole before McLaughlin fired just wide from the edge of the area.On the stroke of half time they got back on terms after Paul Hegarty played a on two with McLaughlin and fired high past McCole from twenty two yards. Five minutes into the second period they took the lead when Adam harkin advanced on the left before squaring for Hegarty to fire low to the corner from fifteen yards. But Redcastle equalised minutes later when Shaun Curran fired a superb free kick to the top corner from twenty five yards. On the hour mark Murphy broke clear but with bell to beat dragged his effort across the face of goal and wide in a real let off for the home side. The home side pressed and Cathal McColgan had two efforts both well saved by McCole. Redcastle had the final chance after substitute Michael Bonner advanced on the right into the area but from a tight angle drove into the side netting as the honours ended even.
Moville Celtic 4
Carrowmena FC 1
In the opening minute Finn McLaughlin’s cross shot was parried by Samuel Bredin who recovered to gather Conor Doherty’s follow up. Carrowmena responded and Mark Doherty fired just over from distance. Conor Doherty then broke into the Moville area but fired weakly at Sean McGuinness. Carrowmena were out of luck when Christy McGeoghaghan saw his effort crash back off the post after a free into the area. At the other end Bredin dived low to his left to save brilliantly. Midway through the half Doherty fed McLaughlin whose cross saw Michael McNuaght denied twice by Bredin. The home side break the deadlock on 28 minutes when Doherty’s ball over the top released McNaught to race clear and fire past Bredin. On 40 minutes McLaughlin evaded two tackles and rounded Bredin but saw his effort cleared off the line by Kevin McCauley. In injury time a John Gillen free found Charlie Gill whose header clips the bar before Bredin makes a stunning save to deny Conor Doherty from point blank range. Carrowmena’s Colin Doherty had the first effort of the second period but his cross effort was well claimed by McGuinness. When Carrowmena fail to clear a corner Charlie Gill saw his shot deflected onto the pot an cleared. McGuinness then saves well low to his left after Colin Doherty’s effort took a big deflection. Moville make it two nil on 59 minutes when after the visitors defence heads the ball clear Conor Doherty unleashed a volley through a crowd of players to the bottom corner. Billy McCann then added another quick goal to make it three nil before the same player crosses to Gill whose mis hit effort was grabbed by Bredin. A quick break by the home side saw Michael McNaught have an effort well saved. Carrowmen reduced the deficit when Colin Doherty was upended and Dean McGeoghaghan fired a powerful effort past McGuinness who got a hand to the ball. McGuinness then saved to deny Jude Harkin on 85 minutes. But on 89 minutes Bredin beat out a Conor Doherty effort but Doherty lobbed the ball over keeper and defender to complete the scoring. Carrowmena spurned a late chance when Colin Doherty headed over when well placed.
Gleneely Colts 3
Aileach Youths 0
Played on Saturday night the colts got an early lead on six minutes after Cory O’Brien pounced on a back pass to force the ball past Dylan Clarke from close range. Aileach replied and when Pat Curran fed Dermot Hegarty he really should have done better than fire tamely wide from fifteen yards. At the other end Neal G Duffy had an effort well saved by Clarke before Hegarty spurned another gilt edged opportunity when he beat the offside trap but fired straight at Adrian Duffy in the home goal.Gleneely broke and increased their lead after Duffy rose highest to glance a header past Clarke and make it two nil. Duffy was unlucky with a quickly taken free before the break when his effort crashed back off the bar. Chances were fewer in the second period with Eddie McNamee’s speculative effort sailing over while at the other end Hegarty fed Curran but he drove wide. The home side sealed the points when McNamee fed O’Brien whose mazy run took him past four defenders before he shot low to the net from ten yards.
Moville Res 5
Dunree Res 0
The home side dominated for the majority of the game but had to wait until near the break to make their superiority count. They had the first chance when both Norbert Indyka and Kevin McDermott were denied by a double save from Simon Taylor. Dunree replied midway through the half with a fine strike from Conor Doherty well saved by Ryan Coyle. James Gillen broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when he fired a stunning effort to the top corner. Two minutes later Indyka crossed for Gillen to volley to the roof of the net and make it two nil. On the stroke of half time good work by Kevin McDermott saw him pick out Indyka and he slotted home the third. Gillen was then unlucky on 52 minutes when his effort to complete a hat trick crashed off the post. But minutes later Kevin McDermott got on the end of Indyka’s cross to slot home from close range. Kyle Harkin then completed the scoring when he cut in from the left past two defenders before drilling to the bottom corner. The viisitors were denied a late consolation after Bryce Fullerton’ goal bound effort was cleared off the line by JP Thompson.
Glengad Utd 1
Glenea Utd 0
In the early stages the home side dominated possession without really carving out many clear cut opportunities. After a quarter of an hour Stephen Fildara found Shane Canning on the edge of the box and his firmly struck shot was saved by Joe Coll. What turned out to be the decisive goal arrived on 35 minutes. A superb ball from Matthew Byrne found Terence Doherty on the left of the box. He cut inside, beat a defender and gave Coll no chance as he drove to the top corner of the net. The visitors first real chance of note came when a Lee Ferry shot from 18 yards just cleared the crossbar. Ten minutes into the second half Matthew Byrne accepted a pass from Doherty but his attempt just skimmed the upright. Glenea came close on the hour mark when Conor Mc Gee’s cross found Aiden Ferry but he headed over from 8 yards when he really should have hit the target. They threatened again with a Dean Mc Garry attempt hitting a defender and being deflected wide of a post in what was another letoff for the home side. The final action of the game came when aFildara pass found Nigel Mc Monagle but his shot was claimed by Coll. Glengad now advance to the open draw stages of this competition where they will be hoping for a home draw.
Greencastle 7-1 Keadue Rovers
Greencastle progressed to the National Stages of the FAI Junior Cup for the first time in their history today after a dominant display saw them run out 7-1 winners against a well organised Keadue Rovers side. Played in difficult conditions at Chapel Lane, credit must be given to both teams for their efforts in playing free flowing attacking football. After a nervy start Greencastle settled into their rhythm and took the lead in the 25th minute after a brilliant interchange of passing between the Henry brothers released Christy Hegarty who fired an unstoppable half volley to the bottom corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Greencastle increased their lead 3 minutes later after another great footballing move Shaun Cavanagh squared for Matthew Henry to fire home from 12 yards. James Henry made it three when his brother played a ball over the top found him in space he rounded the keeper to score in an empty net. It was four just before half time when Matthew Henry got his second after another slick move Gavin Harkin released him to power home. Greencastle didn’t let up after the restart and quickly added two more goals, their fifth coming via an OG after good work by Hegarty, their sixth coming from Joe Doherty who fired home from 18 yards after a through ball from Michael Barr. Keadue to their credit didn’t give up and got a consolation goal with 10 minutes to go. Greencastle rounded of a good day when Barr himself got on the score sheet when he played a one two with Shaun Downey left him with an open net to score. Good all round performance by Greencastle and s throughly deserved victory.
Buncrana Hearts 1
Clonmany Shamrocks 0
Buncrana Hearts ran out 1-0 winners in this game at home to last year’s runners up Clonmany. Hearts welcomed Ryan Doherty back into their side today and he was man of the match in this game. Hearts opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Calvin Gallagher played an excellent ball from the middle of the midfield out to Pat Loughrey who played an excellent ball into Adam Duffy who scored an excellent half volley from the edge of the box. Clonmany finally came into this game minutes before half time when Mark McLaughlin saw his close range effort bounce back off the post and into the grateful hands of hearts keeper Eoghan O’Doherty. Second half was again was all Hearts and Stephen McHugh fired a close range effort wide. Hearts again pressed the Clonmany goal and Ryan Curran flashed a long range effort over with 15 minutes left to play.Mark McLaughlin once again went close when he hit the post from 5 yards. Hearts closed out this game and ran out deserved 1-0 winners.
Aileach 2-1 Carn
Aileach begun well and five minutes in Jordan Mc Geady got free down the right and his early cross found Cathal McElhinney but the centre half couldnt keep his header on target.On 20 minutes Aileach took the lead when a long through ball by Cathal McElhiney found Dermott Doherty in loads of space inside the box and he drilled the ball low past Daniel Houghton from 12 yards.The middle of the half was a very scrappy affair with both sides guilty of wasting possssion. With half time approaching, a miss hit clearance by Houghton was collected in mid field by McGeady and his goal bound lob from 40 yards brought a fine stop from the recovering Houghton. HT – 1-0
Carn started the second half better and on 50 minutes , Shane Doherty played a diagonal ball for Dermott Doherty but the winger just failed to control the ball and it fell nicely for Roulstone. on the hour,Aileach replied when Anthony Doherty broke clear on the right but his shot from an acute angle was comfortably dealt with by Houghton.Carn got back on terms on 70 minutes when Girn Dzelins got behind the Aileach defence and pulled the ball back for sub Darragh Deery to turn homr from close range. With 5 mins left, Aileach regained the lead when Caomhan McFeeley rounded the full back and crossed for Thomas McMackin to head home from 6 yards.With time almost up, a goal mouth scramble resulted in Darren McMonagle clearing off the line to secure the three points.
FT – 2-1
Quigley’s Point Swifts 0-2 Dunree United
Dunree United picked up their first points of the season with a hard-fought victory against Quigley’s Point Swifts in Muff.
The home side were on the attack early. In the first minute, Chris Montieth’s low shot forced a good save from Dunree keeper Phillip Doherty. On three minutes, Stephen Grant’s cross from the right was met by Raymond Buchanan but his shot was deflected over the bar from six yards.The away side got into the game, with Phillip McGuinness going close with a sixteen yard effort on twelve minutes. Three minutes later, a long high ball from Liam Baldrick was latched onto by James O’Donnell but his Point keeper Oisin Burke blocked his shot from eight yards.The rest of the half was scrappy affair with much of the play bogged down in midfield. Brian McColgan headed wide for the Swifts from another good cross from Grant on twenty-four minutes. A minute before the break, Dunree forward Oisin O’Flaherty was played through by a Darryl Moran pass but his shot found the side-netting.The second half started much as the first ended, with the Quigley’s Point enjoying more of the possession but both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances. On fifty-five minutes, Baldrick’s free-kick from the edge on the Point penalty box went over the bar. A minute later, Joe McKinney’s well-struck shot from twenty yards drew a strong save from Doherty.Dunree broke the deadlock on sixty-six minutes. James O’Donnell was played in by O’Flaherty on the left hand side of the penalty box, and his shot from a tight angle went in off the far post.The Muff side pushed for an equaliser, with Montieth going close from sixteen yards on sixty-nine minutes. But the visitors were resilient and well-organised in defence, keeping the home side at bay under pressure.Two minutes before the end, Montieth whipped in a free-kick from the left but an unmarked Brian McColgan failed to make contact with ball from six yards. With the last attack of the game, Dunree made it two-nil. After some good play down the right flank the ball fell to O’Flaherty just outside the box, and the striker’s effort deflected off a Point defender and over Oisin Burke to secure a timely win for the visiting side and snap Quigley’s Point’s four-game unbeaten run.
Rasheney FC 5
Carrowmena FC 1
The home side started brightly and created early opportunities. John Grant delivered across the six yard box but there were no takers. Then Charlie Doherty slipped a ball through to David Mc Laughlin near the penalty spot but his low shot was blocked by Noone’s legs. It was Noone to the rescue soon afterwards when he gathered another Mc Laughlin effort at the second attempt. Carrowmena stunned the home team and took the lead mid way through. Kevin Mc Cauley landed a long range free into the box and when the ball broke Andrew Mc Laughlin placed a neat volley from 14 yards just inside Shaun Friel’s left hand post. After Damien Friel had blazed over Rasheney equalised when Declan Mc Laughlin’s cross from the left was turned home by Matthew Mc Laughlin. At the other end an attack along the right wing involving Mc Laughlin and Marty Mc Dermott saw the latter fire wide of goal. Two goals in the space of four minutes placed Rasheney firmly in control. Firstly Charlie Doherty’s left wing cross was converted at the back post by John Grant and minutes later Friel’s superb dipping shot from distance made it 3 – 1. Excellent early second half chances fell to Mc Laughlin and Friel but neither could capitalise but short of the hour mark the home team moved further in front. From wide on the right Charlie Doherty put in great cross which eluded Noone and dropped invitingly at the back post for Grant who couldn’t miss with a headed effort from close in. Then Matthew Oggie set up David Mc Laughlin and he hit home from 18 yards. The visitors had an opportunity to reduce the deficit but when Mc Laughlin found himself with a reasonable opening following good approach play by Doherty he did not react quick enough and his effort was blocked. The closest Rasheney came to adding to their scoreline was when Friel’s dipping shot was claimed by Noone at the second time of asking.
Clonmany Res 0
Aileach Res 0
This match was similar to their first encounter at Lakeview with both sides creating good chances but being unable to take them. Aileach probably had the best chance of the first half in the 42nd minute when Connor Harkin pulled the ball back to Sean McHugh on the penalty spot but he drove his shot wide when well placed. Clonmany had to reshuffle early on when right back Aaron Harkin was injured with Jake Harkin coming on to replace him. Clonmany’s Dessie Doherty had a header just off target as the first half ended and in added injury time Brendan Doherty saw a shot from the edge of the box rise over the bar.
The second half was only 3minutes old when Clonmany keeper Liam McGonigle made a good save from a Ruairi Bradley shot and bravely dived on the loose ball on his goal-line. Aileach’s Sean Mchugh, Ruairi Bradley and Tom Doherty all threatened but some resolute defending by Clonmany kept them to shooting from distance and the game ended in a 0-0 stale-mate.
Illies Celtic 6
QPS Res 2
This match was played under the lights on Saturday night and although the home side’s Paddy Doherty missed an early penalty they did break the deadlock when Dominic Owen Coyle scored following a goalmouth scramble a quarter of an hour in. Five minutes later Coyle turned provider when he surged forward and delivered into the area where John Pio Donaghey headed to the net. The Point reduced the deficit when Paul Grant’s free from just outside the box found the target. However, Illies restored their two goal advantage close to half time when Marty Coyle broke the offside trap and fired low past visiting keeper Oisin Burke. On 56 minutes the returning Adam Harkin got on the end of a long ball from Caolan Doherty and fired home. But Illies then went on to score three further goals. Following a break Marty Coyle scored to make it 4 – 2 and the goal of the game arrived when Stephen Doherty beat two defenders on the edge of the area and found the bottom corner. Right at the death Dominic Owen Coyle completed the scoring after being set up by Stephen Doherty.
Sea Rovers 2-2 Moville Celtic
Sea Rovers playing with the breeze started the better of the teams and took the lead on the 13th min when William Logan’s free from 60 yards found is way past Sean Mc Guiness in the Moville goal Moville were unlucky when Finn Mc Laughlin’s shot was tipped onto the crossbar by Glen Watson in the Rovers goal Garry Dohety for Rovers played in Tiernan Stevenson and his effort beat Mc Guiness but was cleared off the line to leave the score 1-0 at half time Moville with the breeze in the second half came more into the game and drew level on 60 min when P.J. Barr’s shot was deflected past Watson Sea Rovers regained the lead on 70 min when Damian ward found John C. Doherty to fire past Mc Guinness for 2-1 Moville again came back and levelled on 75 min wheh following a corner Eamonn Reddin rose to head home at the back post both sides had half chances after this but a draw was a fair reflection of the game
Redcastle United 3 1 Cockhill Youths
on the 12th minute Brendan Murphy picked up the ball from Shaun Curran from just inside the halfway line he turns and passes the ball out wide to Paul McGowan who cuts inside and shoots from 25 yards straight into the top let hand corner of the net leaving Declan Cauldwell with no chance of making a save. 1-0 on the 14th minute Cockhill attack down the right hand side Tommy Doherty passes to Darragh McDermott who shoots low and Michael McCole makes a save.
16th Minute, Cockhills Jack Mcdaid attacks down the left hand side he carries the ball past 3 Redcastle players he passes to Darragh McDermott who shot wide. 29th Minute Redcastle awarded a free kick on the edge of the box Shaun Curran shots low just wide of the post. 37 minute Redcastle awarded a free kick 5 yards outside of the box Shaun Curran shoots high and wide. 42 Min Cockhill attack down the left hand side Jack Mcdaid passes to Jarlith Herrity who shoots over the bar. Half time Redcastle 1 Cockhill 0. 47th Minute Redcastle start the second half strong and attack down the righ wing Paul McGowan crosses the ball to Brendan Murphy who is brought down in the box by Shaun Donaghy Penalty. Shaun Curran steps up and shhot low into the right hand corner past Declan cauldwell. redcastl 2 Cockhill 0. 51st Minute Bredan murphy picks the ball up at the center circle he passes a through ball into the path of Cathal Crumlish who takes the ball past Christy Duffy Declan caulwell comes out of his goal Cathal Crulish takes the ballwide to the right past Declan caulwell and shoots low into the left hand corner Redcastle 3 Cockhill 0. 63rd Minute Cockhill awarded a free kick from out side the box Shaunn Donaghy shoots just wide of the right hand post. 85 minute Redcastle attack down the left wing Kevin tonner cuts in and shoots Declan Cauldwell makes a save. 91 Minute Cockhill attack down the right wing Jarlith Herrity takes the ball past Joe McCaurley and crosses over to Foinn Deery who shoots and hits the right hand post.
On the 93rd minute Sean Fulleton passes to Jarlith Herrity who crosses the ball high to Dara McDermott who heads the ball past Michael McCole into the top of the goal. Redcastle 3 Cockhill 1
95th Minute final score Redcastle 3 Cockhill 1
Inishowen Engineering Division Two.
Dunree Res 3
Carn Res 5
In the proverbial game of two halves the visitors were four up at half time with Dunree fighting back after the interval, pulling 3 goals back and almost equalising before Carn added a fifth in injury time. Carn hit the front early on when Naill Mc Guinness got control inside the area and scored from 10 yards. Mc Guinness doubled his side’s advantage following a long distance strike over keeper Simon Taylor. Dylan Cooke poked home from 5 yards in a crowded area to put Carn three up and it was four prior to the break when Thomas Doherty found the target. The second half saw the home side claw their way back into the game. A free kick from Conor Doherty was headed home by James Doherty. Then when T.J. Mc Kinley was brought down Conor Doherty converted from the spot and the scoreline moved on to 3 – 4 when Johnny Doherty cut inside and drove to the far corner of the net. Dunree had a chance to equalise but just failed. They kept pressing but in added time Thomas Doherty broke and squared the ball to Cooke who scored from close in.
Culdaff Res 3
Glengad Res 2
In a tightly contested first half the home side threatened when Bryan Mc Candless beat three defenders only to see his attempt on goal go wide of the upright. Glengad responded through P.J. Mc Daid but his excellent header was palmed round the post by Callum Doherty. Culdaff moved in front after 36 minutes when Benny Fildara headed Josh Conlon’s free into the far corner. Glengad were unlucky not to be level just prior to the break when a Mc Dermott header came back off an upright. However, they did equalise on 59 minutes when Mc Daid converted from the spot following a trip in the box. Ten minutes later the home side regained the lead when Fildara was on hand to finish off good work by Mc Candless. But the visitors were soon level when Paul Anthony Mc Dermott received the ball inside the box, turned and drove home from about 12 yards for a neat finish. The decisive score came when Fildara – who was the difference between the 2 sides – brilliantly curled a 25 yard free to the net to complete his hat-trick and claim all three points for his team.
Aileach Youths 5-3 Buncrana Reserves
Played in treacherous conditions on Friday night both sides played football that defied the conditions with some excellent football on show throughout. Aileach were first out of the traps and took the lead after five minutes when a great run and cross from Patrick Curran was slotted home by Caoimhghin McFeely at the near post. Aileach continued to press and extended their lead on 25 minutes when McFeelys shot was deflected into the path of Curran who made no mistake from 10 yards. Buncrana got a goal back before the break when Paul McDaid rose in the box to power a header home from six yards. Buncrana started the second half strongly and pulled level on the hour when Alan Friel stepped forward and fired a shot into the top left corner which gave Clarke no chance in the home goal. Buncrana took the lead in the 64th minute when a Friel shot was saved by Clarke but the rebound fell kindly to O’Flaherty who tapped home. This sprang Aileach back into life and after a hopeful cross by Benny Hegarty wasn’t cleared properly McFeely lashed the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the box past Cathal McNutt in the Buncrana goal. With 15 minutes to go, Buncrana regained the lead when another excellent corner by Craig Doherty wasn’t properly defended the ball fell to Adam Doherty who drove the ball through a lot of players and into the net. Buncrana wrapped the game up in the final minute when they broke following an Aileach corner and Adam Doherty fed Ben Bradley who slotted into the bottom corner to complete the scoring.
Donegal Signs Reserve Shield Semi-finals
Moville Res 3
Gleneely Colts 2
In a very evenly match contest Moville just edged it to go on and book their place in the final. They dominated the early part of the match with the first real chance falling to James Gillen who volleyed over a Ryan Mc Colgan cross from 6 yards and they moved in front when good work by Mc Colgan down the right saw him square inside to Kevin Mc Dermott whose shot from 20 yards found the net. Then another Mc Colgan cross from the right was met by Kyle Harkin but he could not connect properly and the chance went abegging. The visitors equalised and went on to hit the front within the space of four minutes. Their first came from Nathan Mc Laughlin who controlled the ball, cut inside and scored past Ryan Coyle from 10 yards. Mc Laughlin then notched his second when he converted from the spot after he himself had been fouled inside the area. Moville could have levelled but were out of luck when Harkin’s strike from distance rebounded off a post. However, right on half time they did equalise when Graeme Doherty’s left wing cross was headed home from 3 yards by Norbert Indyka. After the break good openings fell to Gleneely’s Stephen and Nathan Mc Laughlin but Coyle denied them both. Just past the mid way point of the second half Moville upped the tempo and struck for the winner when Harkin cut inside from the right and drove to the net from 16 yards. Although Gleneely continued to press in the final stages they could not find a way through to at least force extra time.
Cockhill Reserves 2-3 Greencastle Reserves
Cockhill started the brighter of the 2 teams and after some early pressure Ryan Mallett shot wide from a Mark Gillespie corner.
Cockhill continued to press and came close when a Mark Gillespie shot from 25 yards went narrowly wide.
Cockhill nearly opened the scoring as Ryan Mallett was played through with the keeper to beat but just missed the target.
Greencastle finally created a chance when Eunan Hegarty shot wide after good work from Pauric Gillen
On the 30 min mark Cockhill finally made all their pressure pay off when Kevin McDaid finished well after a nice through pass from Eddie Cuffe opened up the Greencastle defence.
Greencastle responded well to falling behind and equalised 5 minutes later when Cockhill didn’t clear their lines, Gavin Rowan hit a dipping volley from the far right of the box that went in off the back post.
After the break Cockhill started the stronger of the 2 teams again and went close with efforts from Kevin McDaid and Martin McDermott almost giving Cockhill the lead again.
On 65 minutes Cockhill take the lead again when young Jude Mullan coolly slots home after a header on from Gary Breslin to give Cockhill a well deserved lead.
Greencastle were given a lifeline when they won a penalty on 75 minutes. Daniel Rowan stood up to hold his nerve and bring Greencastle back level with a well taken penalty.
Both sides had some half chances before the end of normal time but it ended 2 – 2 after 90 mins.
The first chance in extra time fell to Cockhill, Jude Mullan almost grabbing his second and Cockhills third when he slotted past the Greencastle keeper only for his effort to slip narrowly past the far post.
Still all even in to the second period of extra time and Greencastle took the lead 2 mins in to the final period of extra time when another looping volley from Daniel Rowan sails over Gary Robinsons head and in to the net to make it 3 – 2 to Greencastle.
Cockhill pushed hard for an equaliser with a few half chances late on falling that just didnt fall their way and the Greencastle defence held firm in the closing stages to reach the final with a hard fought 3 – 2 win.
Good luck to Greencastle in the final.
Sligo Leitrim 1
Played in heavy downpours on a very soft surface Inishowen got their 2016/17 Oscar Traynor campaign off to a good start in Mc Sharry Park Sligo on Saturday night with a three one victory over the Sligo/Letrim league.