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
Aileach F. C. V Glengad United
Culdaff F. C. V Coothill Harps
Glenea Reserves V Illies Reserves
Glencar Celtic V Cavan Rovers
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)
Inishowen Football League 26th February
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.
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.
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
Inishowen Engineering Division Two B
Inishowen Engineering Division Two A
Inishowen Football League 5th February
Jackie Crossan Premier Division 2pm
Glengad United 5
The league champions really had this game put to bed with three goals in the opening quarter. Michael Byrne opened the scoring with a glancing header from brother Matthew’s free kick on 8 minutes. Two minutes later it was two nil when good work on the left by Nigel saw him cut the ball back to Michael Byrne who slotted low past Oisin Burke from fifteen yards. When Patrick McDermott fed Terence Doherty on the edge of the area he drilled low to the corner. Glengad dominated the remainder of the half but created little. On the restart both Stephen McLaughlin and Doherty had efforts well saved by Burke. On 65 minutes a Denim McLaughlin free kick for the visitors looked destined for the top corner but Kevin McLaughlin made a brilliant tip over save. Within minutes Glengad made it four nil when Michael Byrne completed his hat trick after a neat one two with Doherty. QPS replied and Sean Martin fed McLaughlin whose attempted lob skimmed the post. On 85 minutes James McKinney advanced on the right and crossed for John McDaid to slot home at the back post.
Culdaff FC 2
Clonmany Shamrocks 5
This was an entertaining game full of goal mouth action but in truth left a lot to be desired from a defensive point of view. Brendan McLaughlin had an early snapshot from close range brilliantly saved by Patrick Harkin while at the other end an Aiden Friel pass found Jamie Coyle at full stretch but he failed to direct his effort on target.
Michael Coyle then had a near post flick headed behind by a defender before Friel again released Coyle who fired wide from a very tight angle.Culdaff opened the scoring when a Eugene McLaughlin effort from the edge of the area was controlled by Michael Coyle before rolling the ball into the net from ten yards. Clonmany responded immediately and Andrew Doherty glanced a header wide from a corner. On the half hour Brendan McLaughlin pounced on a defensive slip to advance into the area but Harkin saved well with his legs . Dessie Doherty for the visitors got in behind the home defence but fired wide before on 35 minutes Friel’s ball over the top was brilliantly volleyed over Darragh McLaughlin by Paul McDermott. Culdaff regained the lead on the stroke of half time after Conor Farren lifted the ball over the top for Eugene Mclaughlin who crossed for Brendan McLaughlin to head home.Clonmany started the second period well and on 53 minutes the unmarked Andrew Doherty headed home the equaliser from six yards after a Jason Devlin free. In a quick break minutes later Friel fed Jamie Coyle on the left and he squared for McDermott to knock the ball home. Culdaff did press for long periods but Michael Coyle beat Harkin but saw his effort cleared before Conor Farren had a header tipped over by Harkin. Clonmany were dangerous on the break with McLaughlin in the home goal making a double save to deny Paddy Doherty before saving substitute Mark McLaughlin’s penalty kick after McDermott was upended. With Culdaff pushing hard for a point they conceded two identical goals on the break allowing McDermott to complete his hat trick.
Carn FC 4
Dunree United 1
This was a crucial win for the home side and lifts them out of the relegation spots. They dominated the opening half with Declan McGonagle twice shooting wide when well placed. Against the run of play the visitors took the lead on 40 minutes after Philip McGuinness converted a penalty awarded after he had been upended. But the home side upped the tempo on the restart and got back on terms on 49 minutes when Ryan Kelly headed home a Shane Doherty corner at the back post. On the hour Ronan Doherty sent McGonagle clear on the right and he advanced into the area before lifting the ball over Philip Doherty as he advanced. Another sublime pass from Doherty sent Shane Doherty clear from half way and he superbly lobbed Doherty from twenty yards. They sealed the points on 85 minutes after Brandon Browne scored direct from a corner.
Aileach FC 0
Buncrana Hearts 1
Buncrana kept their title hopes alive with this narrow win over an Aileach side who will feel they had enough chances to deserve a share of the spoils. On 12 minutes Stephen McHugh turned well on the edge of the area but fired just wide. The home side responded and after a Darren McMonagle free Gavin Doherty saw his header well saved by Corey Wilson low to his left. Their best chance came on the half hour when Gavin Doherty’s cross found the unmarked Dermot Doherty but his weak header allowed Wilson to gather. Aileach remained on top but the defensive partnership of Kevin O’Loughlin and Donald Doherty held firm to keep them at bay. Buncrana started the second half well but failed to create any chances. Aileach carved out another good chance on the hour when Doherty fed Caoimhin McFeely but his low cross evaded Anthony Doherty. On 63 minutes Buncrana took the lead in fortuitous fashion after a Ben Bradley cross shot squirmed under the body of keeper Roulstone. Aileach pressed but only created one chance when McMonagle fed Sean Mullan twelve yards out but he mis- controlled and the chance was lost.
Strand Hotel Division One
Rasheney FC 3
QPS Res 0
Rasheney began well and on 4 minutes Matthew McLaughlin saw an effort hit the inside of the post and roll across before being cleared. Then on 17 minutes a Christopher Ivers dipping effort crashed off the angle of the post and crossbar.The home side opened the scoring on 22minutes when after David Bell made a fine save to deny Charlie Doherty the ball fell to David McLaughlin to slot low to the corner from twelve yards. Three minutes later Doherty ‘s inswinging corner went straight to the net to double the lead. The visitors first effort came on 37 minutes when John McCloskey had a good shot well saved by Kieran Friel. At the other end Charlie Doherty sent McLaughlin clear but Bell again advanced to save well. The point had the first effort of the second period when McCloskey’s cross shot was well gathered by Friel. On the hour Rasheney created a good chance when Doherty sent McLaughlin clear but Bell was equal to the task.Any chance of the point making a comeback evaporated on 66 minutes. Substitute Joe Johnstone unleashed a powerful effort which Friel parried and in attempting to retrieve the ball he conceded a penalty but Paul Grant fired the spot kick wide. Rasheney hit back and substitute Damien Friel fired over before seeing his driven cross just elude Doherty. Then Paddy McGilloway intercepted and fired goalwards but Bell tipped over. When the resultant corner was not cleared James Mconalogue fired low to the corner from twelve yards. Grant for the visitors then had a late long range effort turned round the post.
Moville Celtic 1
Aileach Res 0
This was a crucial win for John L Coyles men and in the process a damaging defeat for Gerard Arbuckle’s side. In the opening exchanges Ryan McDaid for the visitors had a low effort well saved by Sean McGuinness before McDaid had another effort blocked by McGuinness and James Gillespie fired the rebound wide. In this period Michael McNaught for Moville had an effort saved by David McGeady before the keeper gathered Finn McLaughlin’s cross at the second attempt. On 32 minutes Charlie Gill for the home side fired over from twenty five yards while before the break Gillepsie curled a twenty yards shot inches past the post. Moville started the second period well and on 49 minutes Conor Doherty blasted wide from a good position. Then five minutes later the home side scored the crucial goal when Jack Keys ball over the top sent McNaught clear and he finished cooly past McGeady. Aileach tried to hit back and on 69 minutes substitute Matthew Doherty deliveree a superb cross which two inrushing attackers just failed to make contact with. Late on both McDaid and Gillespie went close with good efforts but the home defence stood firm.
Inishowen Engineering Division Two
Cockhill Res 1
Moville Res 1
Cockhill started this match on the front foot forcing a few early corners from sustained pressure but the Moville defence held firm with their keeper Ryan Coyle not tested. Moville looked dangerous on the break with some good link up play between Norbert Indyka and Nathan Harkin. The first real chance of the half came when Cockhill’s Eddie Cuffe was played through who’s shot found its way past Ryan Coyle but did not have enough power and the covering defender Pearse Doherty cleared. Shortly after that Cockhill worked a great chance down the right with Keegan Hegarty cutting in who set up Jude Mullan from just inside the box but his shot sailed over the bar. The first half ended goalless thanks to a good save from Liam Lynch when Norbert Indyka was through after a neat one two, the Cockhill keeper blocked well from Norbert Indyka’s low effort on goal. Cockhill started well in the second half and had Moville on the back foot. Cockhill could not make the early pressure pay with several corners again well defended by Moville. However, Cockhill took a well deserved lead on 65 minutes when Kevin McDaid
ran on to a great through ball from Mark Gillespie to hold off the
challenge of the Moville defenders to slot calmly past the advancing Ryan Coyle. Moville nearly responded with a low, long range effort from Nathan Harkin almost creeped in at the near post but Liam Lynch got down well to save. Moville won a free kick just inside the Cockhill half on 75 minutes and they played it deep in to the Cockhill box and the unmarked James Gillen got the slightest of touches on it with his head to direct it past the advancing Cockhill keeper, Liam Lynch. Ryan Duffy and Kevin McDaid had efforts well blocked by the Moville defence as they pushed for a late winner but Moville held on.
Illies Res 2
Buncrana Res 3
This local derby started well with Adrian Donaghey Doherty firing over for the home side while at the other end Alan Friel also failed to hit the target. The home side broke the deadlock when a corner broke to Henry Doherty to fire low past Eoghan O’Doherty from twelve yards. Illies then had a great chance when Charlie McLaughlin broke into the area but fired wide from twelve yards. On the half hour a ball over the top found Friel who controlled well and shot high past Graham Doherty to make it one all. On the stroke of half time Friel laid the ball back to Lee Sean Doherty who hammered to the roof of the net from the edge of the area. Illies got back on terms on 55 minutes when Donagehy Doherty despatched a spot kick to the net after a handball in the area. On 75 minutes an inswinging James Downey corner was punched clear by Graham Doherty to Puaric O Flaherty who returned the ball into the area for Friel to back heel into the net. Illies pressed and Liam Grant and Donaghey Doherty both had efforts saved by Donaghhey Doherty.
Inishowen Engineering Division Two Section A
Greencastle Res 4
Gleneely Colts 4
This match was played in excellent conditions and both teams were well up for it. Gleneely started the better putting Greencastle under pressure. Gleneelyopened the scoring when Corey O’Brien crosses for Nathan McLaughlin to control well and fire home . The second goal for Gleneely came from a rebounded shot which was gathered by JP McDermott who drilled the ball into the bottom left hand corner to make it two nil at the interval. In the second half Greencastle increased the pressure and a defence splitting pass
from Tom Huston found Pauric Gillen who coolly slid the ball into the
bottom left corner of the net .But the visitors responded and
Nathan McLaughlin made it three one when he converted from the penalty spot. A second penalty, this time for Greencastle
from Odhrain McDermott reduced the deficit to the minimum again. But when Nathan McLaughlin completed his hat-trick poking home from close range to make it four two and it looked all over. With time running out Greencastle pushed forward and were rewarded when Cathal McLaughlin fired home to the far right corner of the net. The same player then salvaged a poit for the home side on the stroke of full time when he ran onto a superb Oran Henry pass before firing home at the near post.
Redcastle Res 2
Glengad Res 2
In the second minute Glengad got off to a dream start when a Paul McGonigle through found PJ McDaid and he fired low to the corner from fifteen yards. Redcastle settled and Brian Tracey advanced into the area but his effort was well saved by Ronan Lafferty. After Brendan Murphy was upended thirty yards out Tracey’s effort from the free kick was again well gathered by Lafferty as the half ended one nil to Glengad. After an even opening to the second period the home side equalised on the hour mark when the alert Murphy pounced on a loose ball and fired low to the corner from twelve yards. But six minutes later the visitors regained the lead after PJ McDaid crossed for Mark McKinney to volley home from six yards.
Redcastle rally again and on 77 minutes they levelled the game after Evan Craig advances on the left and crosses for Tracey to fire to the top corner from twelve yards.
Inishowen Engineering Division Two Section B
Rasheney Res 1
Carn Res 1
In beautiful conditions Kevin Noone had an early chance for the home side when he rounded two defenders but his tame effort was well saved by Fergal Bradley. Carn responded and a superb Cade Coke lay of found Conor Doherty but he fired over from twenty yards.Rasheney upped the tempo and after an Alan Doherty free found Noone his looping header drifted over. Then a Johnathan Toland clearance sent John Downes clear on the left but Bradley parried well and when JackMcLaughlin ‘s follow up was cleared to Tyler McBride his follow up was blocked. At the other end on 41 minutes Dayton Cooke fed Cade Cooke and he hooked just wide. On the stroke of half time the home team took the lead when Matthew Duffy was upended and Toland stepped up to drill the penalty low to the right hand corner. On 49 minutes Duffy raced into the area and slotted past Bradley but Calvin O Donnell’s came off the post and bounced out. Rasheney then had another chance after a Jack McLaughlin effort was deflected behind before at the other end Niall McGuinness and Michael McDermott had long range efforts saved by Kieran O’Neill. Substitute Ciaran Dillon then scooped a gilt edged chance for the visitors over the bar.The visitors equalised on 72 minutes after substitute Liam Shields was upended and Cade Cooke drilled low inside the right hand post. The same player then swivelled and drove just wide from close range after a loose ball fell to him. The final chances also fell to Cooke after a corner broke to him and he fired through a crowd of players but his effort was cleared and a Calvin O Donnell header which was cleared off the lineby the home defence.
Dunree Res 1
Aileach Youths 2
Aileach cemented their place at the top of Division 2A and opened the scoring on 22 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for handball and Daithi Grant fired high past Simon Taylor to the top corner. Dunree replied and a Peter O Neill effort from twenty yards was well saved to his right by Dylan Clarke. In the second half Dunree battled and with few chances at either end got back on terms on 77minutes when a Conor Doherty corner was headed home by Frank Kelly. But Aileach rallied and on the stroke of full time a corner broke to Grant on the edge of the area and he fired low through a crowd of players to the bottom corner.