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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

Fixtures for Sunday 23rd January

Inishowen Football League Fixtures  2021-22

Sunday 23rd January

Ulster Junior Cup 1/4 Finals 1.30pm ET & Pens

Aileach FC v Letterkenny Rovers

T O Loughlin assisted by  M McGonigle  &  G O Kane

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Delayed Restart to Inishowen League

The Inishowen League Management Committee ,after consultation with all clubs, have decided to delay the restart of the league programme until Sunday 23rd January  due to the high level of Covid infection in the community. All clubs were contacted and over 75%   voted to take this course of action . In the meantime stay safe and fixtures will be distributed to all clubs in the next fortnight .

Christmas Greetings

The Inishowen football league Committee 

Would like to wish all our clubs, Coaches, players and Ground Staff

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Match Reports Sunday 19th December

Sunday 19th December 

Strand Hotel Division One  

Dunree United 

Culdaff  FC

Culdaff kept  their slim title hopes alive with this comprehensive win at St Egneys Park on Sunday.

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Results Sunday 19th December

Strand Hotel Division One 2pm  

Dunree United  0-5 Culdaff  FC 

Inishowen Engineering Division Two   11am

Aileach Youth 2-4 Rasheney  FC 

Cockhill Res 3-0 Buncrana Res

Rasheney Res 1-0 Illies Res 

Sea Rovers 3-5 Moville Res 

Cup Draws

Cup Draws

Semi Finals  of the Donegal Signs Division Two Shield

Illies Res v Moville Res

Buncrana Res v Carrowmena  FC

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Fixtures for Sunday 19th December

Sunday 19th December 

BACKLOG GAMES THIS WEEKEND 

Strand Hotel Division One 2pm  

Dunree United  v Culdaff  FC E Doherty 

Inishowen Engineering Division Two   11am

Aileach Youth v Rasheney  FC A McAleer

Cockhill Res v Buncrana Res JP  Houten 

Rasheney Res v Illies Res L Porter 

Sea Rovers v Moville Res JJ Lafferty

Match Reports Sunday 12th December

Sunday 12th December 

Knockalla Caravans Cup   

Finn Harps Res 1

Buncrana Hearts 0

In a tight encounter of few chances Kieran McDaid for the Buncrana side saw a goal bound effort well blocked by a defender on 22 minutes. Ten minutes later they had another chance when Darrach O Connor advanced an unleashed a fine shot which saw Paddy McGarvey in the Harps goal produce a superb save.

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