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Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Clonmany Youths3Win
Illies Celtic0Loss

Report

Clonmany Res                        3

Illies  Celtic                            0

Illies had the better of a tight first half.Playing with a strong breeze at their back,Illies had a good chance in the 4th minute when Kevin McGonagle found himself in space on the left side of the box but his shot whistled past Liam McGonigle’s right hand post.On the 26th minute Illies built up a good move down their left flank which culminated in Stephen Doherty receiving the ball in the Clonmany box,he made room for his shot but his low drive past Liam McGonigle just ran past the foot of the back post and out for a goal-kick.Clonmany’s keeper Liam McGonigle had to be alert in the 33rd minute when Kevin McGonagle unleashed a shot from the edge of the box but the Clonmany net-minder palmed the shot over the crossbar to concede a corner.Clonmany finally created a clear chance in the 43rd minute when Mark McLaughlin received the ball on the left side of the box and hoisted a dipping cross to the back post ,which was met by Dessie Doherty’s head but Ryan McElhinney in the Illies goals was in a good position to hold his effort.

Clonmany began the second half with the benefit of the breeze at their backs,but it was Illies who threatened to break the deadlock first in the 50th minute when Stephen Doherty was upended in the right side of the Clonmany box to concede a penalty.Illies Number 9 Paddy Doherty stepped forward to take this but his low shot to the keepers left hand side was saved at full stretch by Liam McGonigle. Clonmany seemed to take heart from this let-off and as the half progressed they became more dominant.After having one effort chalked off for offside they eventually took the lead in the 66th minute when Brendan Doherty’s flick through the middle of the Illies defence was run on to by Mark McLaughlin and his shot beat the out-rushing Ryan McElhinney to find the empty net.They made it two in the 76th minute when substitute Jake Harkin’s through ball down the right side was run onto by Mark McLaughlin and he drove into the box before shooting towards goal,but Ryan McElhinney was able to parry the ball away only for Clonmany’s Steve Harkin to gather at the back post and with defenders blocking his shot for goal he pulled the ball back to Brendan Doherty at the edge of the box and he fired a shot  to the top left hand corner of the Illies goals.Clonmany’s pressure was telling now and they almost added a third in the 80th minute when Mark McLaughlin’s corner from the left side was met by Steve Harkin at the near post and his low volley was kept out at the foot of his post by Ryan McElhinney before the ball broke to Oisin Hession, twelve yards out but his drive was deflected wide for another corner.Clonmany finally made it three in the 87th minute when another Mark McLaughlin corner from the left was controlled by Brian Devlin on the edge of the six yard line,and as the Illies defence pressed to clear the danger,Brian looked up and picked out Brendan Doherty on the edge of the box and Brendan unleashed an unstoppable drive into the top right hand corner of the net for a superb finish .

Details

Date Time League Season
06/11/2016 11:00 am Strand Hotel First Division 2016/17

Ground

Shamrock Park, Clonmany
Shamrock Park, Gort, Clonmany, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Underage Elite Football cancelled due to Government guidance

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Underage Elite Football cancelled due to Government guidance

 

The Football Association of Ireland is disappointed to inform its players, coaches, parents/guardians, volunteers and supporters that the return of all underage National League matches for boys and girls from Under-13 to Under-19 level, beginning this weekend, has been cancelled on the guidance of Government.
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FAI welcomes opening of 2021 Sports Capital and Equipment Programme

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FAI welcomes opening of 2021 Sports Capital and Equipment Programme

The Football Association of Ireland is delighted to support the announcement by Minister Catherine Martin and Minister for State Jack Chambers of the launch of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
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Postponement of Football

Due to Government restrictions All football in Inishowen will cease for a three week period 

Cessation of Grassroots and Underage
football matches in Donegal
Following the introduction of Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Donegal, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation from midnight tonight of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Donegal with the exception of elite football – namely the SSE Airtricity League and all five underage National Leagues.
Furthermore, any coach or player resident in Donegal but involved with an Adult Amateur or non-elite Underage club outside of the county is not permitted to travel outside Donegal for any football activity. Likewise, coaches or players resident outside of Donegal are not permitted to travel to Donegal for any non-elite football activity.
Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Donegal can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the Government Guidelines outlined in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19’ programme and in conjunction with the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.
The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines for Donegal and will update this cessation order as required.

Match Reports Sunday 20th September

Jackie Crossan Premier Division   

Grant hat trick the highlight for the visitors

Moville Celtic                     1

Illies Celtic                          5

After a tight and quiet opening period the home side took the lead on 22 minutes after a long ball from Emmet McCauley found Michael McNaught wh advanced and squared for Marc Bell to blast home in off the underside of the bar.

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