Charlie O’ Donnell Final

Aileach 1-4 Culdaff

Culdaff won the Charlie O’ Donnell Memorial Trophy for the first time this evening in Maginn Park with a 4-1 victory over Aileach goals from Paul Mc Laughlin on 26min, Dermott Diver on 36min gave Culdaff a 2-0 half time lead they added two more goals in the second half from Eugene Mc Laughlin and Brian Mc Candless before Aileach got a goal back courtesy of an og Aileach did hit the crossbar twice late on but in truth Culdaff were the better team on the day and deserved their victory

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Pictured below Bernard Gubbins presenting the,                                      

Charlie O’ Donnell Trophy to     

Dillon Ruddy Captain of Culdaff F. C.

Reports 7th May

Inishowen Football League

Wednesday 3rd May

Jackie Crossan Premier Division    

Aileach FC                    0

Glengad United           1  

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Glengad win Title

Aileach 0-1 Glengad

Glengad United won their third Jackie Crossan Premier Division Title in a row tonight when they defeated Aileach at the Lakeside in a tight game where both teams had chances the only goal of the game came on 70 min when Seamus Doherty slid the ball past David Mc Geady in the Aileach goal to secure the win

League Secretary Diarmuid O’ Brien presents the Jackie Crossan premier division trophy to Glemgad Captain John Gerard Mc Laughlin

Fixtures for 5th & 6th May

Inishowen Football League

Wednesday 3rd May

Jackie Crossan Premier Division      7pm

Aileach FC  V  Glengad United    T Moyne



Saturday 6th May

Hannon Greene Insurances Fr O Gara Cup Final 

Et & Pens  Maginn Park  5pm

Illies Celtic  V  Moville Celtic

Eamon Doherty assisted by Danny McLaughlin & Tommy McAree


Sunday  7th May

Jackie Crossan Premier Division      2pm

Glengad  United   V  Buncrana Hearts L Davenport

Aileach FC   V Greencastle  FC   D McLaughlin

Reports Sunday 30th April

Sunday 30th  April

Ulster Junior Cup Final 

Culdaff FC          1          

Glengad United    2

Glengad got off to a dream start in the second minute after Stephen McLaughlin played a neat one two with James McKinney and took advantage of defensive hesitancy to race clear into the area and drill low past Darragh McLaughlin. Culdaff replied and Michael Coyle fed Eugene McLaughlin on the left his superb cross found Brendan McLaughlin who just failed to turn the ball home. A Ryan Greene free into the area saw Coyle flick the ball over before Glengad replied with a driven Seamus Doherty effort which McLaughlin gathered well. Midway through the half Glengad doubled their lead when Culdaff failed to clear a low corner and Seamus Doherty’s effort was blocked on the line but spun up into the air allowing Michael Byrne to power the ball over the line from a yard out. Culdaff kept pressing and Eugene McLaughlin had a low driven effort blocked by the outstretched leg of McLaughlin before on 43 minutes Coyle flicked on for Brendan McLaughlin whose early volley was parried away by Kevin McLaughlin. But they spurned the best chance on the stroke of half time when McLaughlin was upended in the area when he was certain to score. Culdaff’s misery was complete when keeper McLaughlin saved the spot kick and Brendan McLaughlin’s follow up came off the post  before being scrambled clear. Culdaff got off to a dream start in the second half when Brendan Mclaughlin fired a stunning twenty yards effort in off the underside of the bar. At the other end John G McLaughlin released Terence Doherty on the right but he was denied by a superb Ryan Greene tackle. At the other end in a similar situation Michael Coyel was denied by a brilliant tackle by John G McLaughlin. On 69 minutes Nigel McMonagle laid the ball off to Terence Doherty  but his low effort was turned round the post by Darragh McLaughlin. Culdaff ‘s hopes of getting back on terms evaporated when Brendan McLaughlin received a second yellow card for throwing the ball away infrustration. With Culdaff pushing hard in the latter stages Glengad should have killed the game off when Terence Doherty twice raced clear but was denied firstly by a JJ Doherty tackle before seeing his final effort  after he had rounded McLaughlin cleared off the line. Overall as in  all local derbies this was a close hard fought affair with Glengad the more clinical in completing back to back Ulster victories.


Jackie Crossan Premier Division     

Greencastle  FC                    3

Clonmany Shamrocks           0

In a typical end of season encounter Clonmany started the better and Michael Devlin shot over from the edge of the area before another Devlin cross came back off the bar. Greencastle replied and James Henry sent Matthew Henry through but he fired wide. Greencastle broke the deadlock on 22 minutes after a Matthew Henry corner found Ciaran Moore who headed to the top corner. Greencastle made it two nil on 40 minutes when Joe Doherty sent Matthew Henry clear and he fired low past Patrick Harkin.  Greencastle were the better team in the second half but failed to create any clear chances. They sealed the points on 77 minutes after a Shaun Doherty cross found Christy Hegarty who headed low to the bottom corner from twelve yards.


Fixtures 30th April

Sunday 30th  April

Ulster Junior Cup Final  Et & Pens  Maginn Park  5pm

Culdaff FC            v                 Glengad United

B McDaid assisted by M McGarrigle & M Quinn



Jackie Crossan Premier Division      2pm

Greencastle  FC  V Clonmany Shamrocks  L Porter



Wednesday  3rd May

Jackie Crossan Premier Division     6.30pm

Aileach FC  V Glengad United    T Moyne

Match Reports 22nd & 23rd April

Inishowen Football League

Saturday   Maginn Park 5pm ET & Pens

Inishowen Engineering Division 2 A  League Play Off

Buncrana Reserves               3

Gleneely Colts                       1

In beautiful conditions on Saturday evening at Maginn Park Tony O’Loughlin’s young Buncrana Hearts Reserve side came from behind to defeat Gleneely and clinch the Division Two A Inishowen Engineering Reserve League title and promotion. Gleneely had an early chance after a defensive error when Nathan McLaughlin fired just wide from twenty yards. Buncrana took over then for a spell with Alan Friel firing over from a corner and Gerard Boyle finding space in the  area but shooting weakly at Adrian Duffy. They created a gilt edged chance on 17  minutes when a superb Mark McFadden through ball released Friel on the right and he picked out John Timlin on the penalty spot but he scuffed his effort wide when he should have done better. But Gleneely took the lead on 23 minutes after a Dylan McDaid corner found John Doherty who controlled well, turned and fired past Cathal McNutt from pint blank range. Buncrana upped the tempo and spurned another great chance when a brilliant burst down the left by James Quigley saw his cross find the unmarked Fletcher who headed over the bar from six yards. Minutes later a deep James Adair cross from the right found Paul McDaid whose header was tipped over the bar by Duffy. Buncrana dominated long periods of the second half and got off to a dream start on 47 minutes when Quigley’s low powerful free was well parried away by Duffy but when the ball was returned to the back post Gerard Boyle volleyed low to the corner. Timlin then had a driven effort from the edge of the area deflected wide  before at the other end a mazy Cory O’Brien run took him past several players into the area before a Brendan Murphy tackle saved the day for the hearts. On the hour mark Buncrana took the lead when Adair’s free from inside his own half bounced over a defender and was lashed home by Alan Friel from twelve yards. Buncrana continued to press and McDaid at full stretch just failed to connect with a Craig Doherty free. Gleneely were restricted to set pieces to get the ball towards the other goal but failed to trouble McNutt . Buncrana got the crucial third goal when on 76 minutes when a long delivery from Adair wide on the right sailed over Duffy and into the net. Gleneely emptied the bench and pushed men forward in the closing stages but the Hearts defence with McFadden, Adair, Murphy and Doherty stood firm and better us of the ball on the break could have given them a few more chances.

Man of the Match

For Gleneely Christy Smith was very comfortable on the ball , Cory O Brien was  a big threat and John Doherty commanded well at the back. For the winners the experience of Gerard Boyle and Alan Friel was a big factor in their win but James Quigley deserves the award for his tireless workrate in midfield and his ability to break forward and create chances.

Buncrana Hearts Reserves winners of Division Two “A”

Gleneely Colts Division Two “A” Runners Up


Sunday 23rd  April

Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup  

Greencastle FC                      1

Letterkenny Rovers              4

In truth the margin of victory has flattered Rovers as greencastle gave as good as they got for long periods but failed to take their chances when they came. After an even opening period  Rovers broke the deadlock on 27 minutes after JP O Doherty parried a corner and Darren McElwaine slotted the loose ball home. When the home defence failed to clear another corner McElwaine fired  past Gavin Harkin on the line despite his best efforts to clear. Greencastle battled back well Jamie McCormick fired over from ten yards before Matthew Henry raced clear but fired over. They reduced the deficit on 39 minutes when after a lovely build up Michael Henry played a one two with brother Matthew before slotting low in off the post past Christopher  Sweeney. But the home side lost possession in a crucial area and Lee Toland raced clear to round O Doherty and slot home. With the home side appealing in vain for offside the Senior league side added a fourth on 58 minutes. But Greencastle still rallied and James Henry went close on a couple of occasions before Christy Hegarty fired at Sweeney when well placed. Letterkenny closed out the game to advance to the final.



Glengad United                     2

Cockhill Celtic                        2       AET    Glengad win 3.2 on penos

In an entertaining game Cockhill equalised in the 94th minute of normal time to force extra time but Glengad advanced after a dramatic penalty shootout. Glengad started well and when Nigel McMonagle released Patrick McDermott he fired straight at Gavin Cullen. They broke the deadlock on 8 minutes when after a good build up Jason Doherty  fed McMonagle who fired a stunning effort to the top corner from twenty five yards. They almost added another on 15minutes when McDermott fed James McKinney on the right and his cross found Terence Doherty but he failed to hit the target when well placed. Midway through the half the  visitors equalised when  a Gerry Gill free found Gerard McLaughlin whose header came off the bar for Derek Doherty to bundle the ball home. Glengad had the final chance of the half after McKinney released Stephen McLaughlin whose effort on the run shaved the outside of the post. Glengad started the second half the better also and in an identical earlier move McKinney crossed but Doherty again fired wide. They regained the lead on the hour when Adam Byrne rose highest to power a Stephen McLaughlin corner to the top corner. Cockhill replied and after Gill’s corner James Bradley was unlucky to see his header rebound off the bar. Glengad had a great chance to seal the game on 79 minutes after a brilliant McDermott pass in behind the Cockhill defence sent Doherty clear but he fired wide. Then deep into  injury time Bradley crossed for Darragh McDermott to head to the top corner and force extra time. The only chance of note in extra time was a long range effort from Gill that Houghton saved comfortably. In the shootout  John G McLaughlin, Michael & Matthew Byrne all converted to give the home side a deserved victory.

Charlie O Donnell Cup  Semi Final  

Culdaff FC                     2

Moville Celtic               0      

In a poor game overall dominated by the windy conditions the home side just about deserved to go through. Moville had the first chance on 12 minutes when a James Gillen effort from distance sailed just over Darragh McLaughlin’s crossbar.Culdaff replied and Brendan Mclaughlin ran through the middle but fired wide from twenty yards. McLaughlin then opened the scoring on 27 minutes when he converted a penalty after Eugene McLaughlin was upended. Moville responded well to this set back with Gillen’s free tipped over by McLaughlin and Conor Doherty firing narrowly past the far post after racing onto a long ball up the left. Moville with the wind started the better on the resumption but struggled to create clear chances. Charlie Gill fired two long range efforts well over before the same player had a half chance but fired straight at McLaughlin. On 57 minutes a superb Eugene McLaughlin cross found substitute Michael Coyle who fired over from six yards. Coyle then suffered a suspected broken nose in an accidental clash and was replaced by Niall McLaughlin. Culdaff sealed the tie on 76 minutes when a Brendan McLaughlin free came back off the post for Dillon Ruddy to dive in bravely and head home. Brendan McLaughlin then broke clean through the Moville defence but fired wide when he really should have scored. Late pressure from Moville saw Ryan Killen get on the end of a deep corner kick but his close range effort came back off the post.

Illies Celtic                    0

Aileach  FC                   1        AET

Premier division Aileach were the better team for long periods but had to wait until deep into extra time to advance. Gavin Doherty ahd an early free which rebounded off the post while Illies Michael Coyle fed Liam Doherty but his effort was saved by David McGeady. Aileach were unlucky again on 39minutes after Gavin Doherty burst through the home defence and when his initial effort came off the post the rebound was superbly saved by Johnathan Noone. Ten minutes into the second half Jordan McGeady unleashed an effort which crashed back off the crossbar to Anthony Doherty but his follow up was brilliantly saved by the outstretched hand of Noone.Midway through the half Coyle  pulled the ball back for JP Donaghey but he fired over from fifteen yards. On 73 minutes McGeady was upended inside the area but Anthony Doherty’s spotkick was brilliantly saved by Noone and his follow up was cleared off the line by Paddy Doherty. Late in normal time Doherty broke clear again but this time Noone blocked with his legs. Illies had claims for a penalty waved aside in the opening period but on 108 minutes Aileach struck for the winner. Gavin Doherty beat four defenders inside the area and when Noone blocked his effort McGeady was on hand to slot the ball home.

Premier Division Promotion /Relegation  Play Off  

QPS                               2

Clonmany  Res             1

QPS maintained their premier division status with this hard earned but well deserved win over a Clonmany Res side who on this performance would give most teams a game in the premier division. The point started well and on 12 minutes Conor Barrow released Stephen Grant who raced into the area but was denied by a superb save from Kyle Devlin.A minute later Adam Harkin lifted the ball over the Clonmany defence in the middle for Barrow to lob Devlin and see his effort go in off the post. After some neat footwork on the edge of the area Barrow fired wide before Sean Martin had an effort deflected. Clonmany responded and Brendan Doherty had a shot blocked by Harkin after a corner before both Jake Harkin and Dean Kelly headed over after a free and a corner respectively. Then on 40 minutes the points Sean Martin was unlucky with a twenty yards free which came back off the post. Within a minute Clonmany were back on terms when Brendan Doherty converted a spot kick after Danny Devlin was bundled over inside the area. The point started the second period well and a superb run from Grant from left to right into the area ended with a low shot which Devlin saved superbly .  On 56 minutes a deep Ross Nicholas cross was headed over by Declan Bown. Clonmany responded and a superb ball from the back by Martin Kelly found Conor Doherty advancing into the area on the left  but Oisin Burke  advanced to smother. The key moment came on 67 minutes when Sean Martin fired a free kick from the left hand edge of the area across Devlin to the far corner. Clonmany pressed hard and when Jack Doherty fed Danny Devlin his effort was deflected wide . An inswinging Jack Doherty corner in the final minute found Dean Kelly who headed inches wide as the point held on to their premier division status.


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Scores 22nd & 23rd April

Inishowen Football League

Saturday   Maginn Park 5pm ET & Pens

Inishowen Engineering Division 2 A  League Play Off

Buncrana Reserves  3-1 Gleneely Colts

John Doherty gave Gleneely the lead but second half goals from Gerard Boyle, Alan Friel and James Adair gave Buncrana victory and the division two title

Sunday 23rd  April

Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup  Semi Final  2pm

Greencastle FC   1-4  Letterkenny Rovers L.S.

Michael Henry for Greencastle, Darragh Mc Elwaine (2) Lee Toland for Letterkenny

Glengad United  2-2 Cockhill Celtic Glengad won 3-2 on Pens

Nigel Mc Monagle gave Glengad the lead, Derek Doherty equalised for Cockhill, Adam Byrne has put Glengad ahead again, Paul Mc Dermott equalised on 94 in for Cockhill



Charlie O Donnell Cup  Semi Final   2pm

Culdaff FC   2-0   Moville Celtic Brendan Mc Laughlin Pen, Dillion Ruddy


Illies Celtic  0-1 Aileach  FC after extra time Jordan Mc Geady with the goal


Premier Division Promotion /Relegation  Play Off   @  Carrowmena FC   12 Noon – Extra Time & Pens

QPS   2-1  Clonmany  Res

Conor Barrow gave QPS the lead on 13min Brendan Doherty equalised for Clonmany Reserves from the penalty spot on 41 min Sean Martin’s left footed free on 67 min restored QPS lead and secured premiership football for next season

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