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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

Photo’s from League Presentation Dinner

11: Ulster Junior Cup Award Winners
Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator) – Taylor Clarke (Buncrana Hearts WINNERS) – John McLaughlin (Ulster FA Chairman and League Treasurer) – Terence Hegarty (League PRO)

 

Photo’s from League Presentation Dinner

8: Charlie O’Donnell Memorial Trophy
Marc Canham (FAI Director of Football) – Bernard Gubbins (Nephew of Charlie O’Donnell) – Shaun Curran (Redcastle United WINNERS) – Mark Farren ( Redcastle United Man of the Match) – Fran Gavin (FAI Competitions Manager)

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Photo’s from League Presentation Dinner

Shane Crossan of Crossan Jeweller’s presents the Javkie Crossan Premier Division trophy to  Peter Doherty Cockhill Celtic also back row Garbhan Friel on left joint top goal scorer, Harry Doherty most clean sheets, and Jason Devlin Joint top goal scorer and player of the year

Fran Gavin FAI presents the Strand Hotel First Division Shield to Michael Mc Cole Captain of Redcastle United

Also in photo back row Patrick Mc Laughlin Culdaff and Adam Harrigan Dunree United joint winners of most clean sheets Brendan Mc Laughlin Culdaff top goal scorer and Eamon Donnelly player of the year

 

Photo’s from League Presentation Dinner

Paddy Hannon of Hannon Greene Insurance presents the Fr. O’ Gara Cup to Ryan Downey Captain of Cockhill Celtic Youths also in photo Kieran Mc Elroy Man of the Match and John Mc Laughlin League Treasurer

Hugh Mc Gonagle Inishowen Engineering presents the Inishowen Engineering 2B shield to Liam O@ Connor Illiec Reserves Captain also in photo Oran Doherty Illies Player of the Year and Conor Doherty most clean sheets Marc Chanham Fai and Neil Grant Ass Treasurer

3: Inishowen Engineering Division 2A Award Winners
Back: Jude McCrossan (League Registrar) – Gary Kelly (Redcastle United Top Goalscorer and Player of the Year) – Mark McLaughlin (Sea Rover Most Clean Sheets) – Marc Canham (FAI Director of Football)
Front: Hugh McGonagle (Inishowen Engineering Sponsor)

 

8: Charlie O’Donnell Memorial Trophy
Marc Canham (FAI Director of Football) – Bernard Gubbins (Nephew of Charlie O’Donnell) – Shaun Curran (Redcastle United WINNERS) – Mark Farren ( Redcastle United Man of the Match) – Fran Gavin (FAI Competitions Manager)

Charlie O’ Donnell Presentation

Fiona Gubbins Presents the Charlie O’ Donnell Trophy to Redcastle United Captain Michael Mc Cole also in Picture is League Chairman Liam Baldrick John Joe Lafferty, Eamonn Doherty, Culdaff Captain Ben Curley, V. Armianovskyi and Eddie Mc Namee

 

Fixtures for Sunday 26th May

Inishowen Football League Weekly Fixtures 2023-24

SUNDAY    26th May     2pm Maginn Park                 

Donegal Signs  Cup Final                       

Buncrana Hearts V Cockhill Celtic               

W Harvey asstd by  G McLaughlin &  T Moyne

4th Official  E Doherty

                                                         

TUESDAY   28th May                        

Jackie Crossan   Premier Division 7pm

Cockhill Celtic  V Buncrana Hearts   D McLaughlin

 

 

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Charlie O’Donnell Cup  Final 

Redcastle United 3

Culdaff FC 2

Played in glorious conditions  at Maginn Park Redcastle United avenged last weeks cup final defeat by defeating Culdaff FC to clinch the Charlie O Donnell Memorial Cup on Saturday evening. Culdaff had the first opportunity in the 10th minute but Jack O’Brien fired weakly at Michael McCole when well placed at the edge of the area.

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