Clubman Shirts League Cup Final Report

Inishowen Football League Reports weekend 12th May 2024

Clubman Shirts League Cup Final

Cockhill Celtic 5

Greencastle FC 0

Played in glorious conditions before a big  crowd at Maginn Park goals either side of half time saw Cockhill continue their good form and clinch the Clubman Shirts League Cup. Cockhill started well and when Luke Rudden got on the end of a Corey McBride cross he fired over the bar when well placed.

In the 11th minute Garbhan Friel fed Jack Mullan but Caolan cGrory advanced to smother at his feet before the keepers clearance was collected by Lee McColgan only to see his first time effort saved. From a corner the ball fell to Peter Doherty on the left hand side of the area and his effort was palmed away by McGrory. Greencastle settled and Michael Henry saw one  free kick scrambled away by the Cockhill defence before firing another just over the angle. Cockhill pushed in the closing stages of the half with a Rudden effort headed off the line by Michael Barr. Then in first half stoppage time Cockhill took the lead after a corner fell to McColgan who fired right footed to the roof of the net from six yards. Cockhill started the second half well and doubled their lead on 48 minutes after another corner from Corey McBride was headed home by McColgan. Mullan then had an effort well tipped over by McGrory  before Jay Bradley scored a cracking goal with a twenty five yards effort to the top corner giving McGrory no chance. Within minutes they added a fourth after McGrory parried a powerful effort from Friel but McBride was first to react to slot the loose ball home. Greencastle battled to the end with Seamy Mclaughlin heading Nigel McMonagles cross wide before substitute Jamie McCormick had an effort deflected over and another one turned round the post by Harry Doherty. After a poor clearance in the 83rd minute good interplay ended with McBride bearing down on goal and sliding the ball past the stranded McGrory to clinch the cup for Cockhill.

MAN OF THE MATCH

For Greencastle the experienced Michael Barr and Nigel McMonagle were always prominent while  for the winners Peter Doherty  & Lee McLaughlin in defence and Corey McBride in attack featured prominently. But on the night it was Lee McColgan who scored the crucial goals either side of half time which gave Cockhill the platform for another success and he is the player of the match.

Greencastle