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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

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League HannonGreene Fr O’Gara Cup awards:
Michael McCole Redcastle FC receiving winners award from Mary Hannon, Sponsor and Ronan Hoy, winner of the Man of the Match award
at back: FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar Jude McCrossan

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Services to Football Award –
Winner: Joe McLaughlin (Seated centre) with Gerry McAnaney FAI President (left) and Terence Hegarty (Inishowen League)
Back: Committee members – John McLaughlin – Gerard Davenport – Jude McCrossan – Diarmuid O’Brien

Inishowen Football League Services to Football Award –
Winner: Joe McLaughlin (Seated centre) with Gerry McAnaney FAI President and Joe’s wife Kathleen

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Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Jackie Crosan Premier Division awards
Nigel McMonagle, Greencastle Fc captain receiving the Top Goalscorer award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and James henry receiving the Player of the Year award. included is Shane Crossan (Sponsor)

Inishowen Football League Jackie Crosan Premier Division award
Nigel McMonagle, Greencastle Fc captain receiving the award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and Shane Crossan (Sponsor)

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2B awards:
Benny Hegarty, Aileach Youths receiving winners award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League PRO Terence Hegarty

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2a awards:
Andrew Gallagher, Sea Rovers, Player of the Year and Shane Skelly collected the Top Goalscorer trophy on behalf of Ronan Doherty, Carrowmena FC from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar vice-chair Gerard Davenport

Inishowen Football League Inishowen Engineering Division 2a awards:
Jack Soal, Buncrana Hearts Res. receiving winners award from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and League registrar Jude McCrossan

Inishowen Football League Strand Hotel First Division awards
Patrick McLaughlin receiving the Top Goalscorer award on behalf of Jack McLaughlin Culdaff FC and Michael McElroy, Aileach Reserves Player of the Year receiving the awards from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and sponsor Patsy McGilloway

Inishowen Football League Strand Hotel First Division awards
Gareth McElroy of Aileach Reserves receiving the trophy from FAI President Gerry McAnaney and sponsor Patsy McGilloway

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Inishowen Football League Charlie O’Donnell Memorial Cup awards:
Bernard Gubbins Nephwe of Charlie O’Donnell seated centre) presenting the trophy to Michael McElroy, aileach Reserves. Gareth McElroy (left) was Man of the Match
at back: League vice- chair Gerard Davenport, Gerard Arbuckle, Aileach Manager and FAI President Gerry McAnaney.

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Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

James Gillen (seated centre) with the Ulster FA Junior Shield for 2021-2022. Also seated – Terence Hegarty and John McLaughlin
Back: Gerry McCananey (FAI President) and Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator)

Ryan Doherty (Buncrana Hearts) (seated centre) with the Ulster FA Junior Cup for 2021-2022. Also seated – Terence Hegarty and John McLaughlin
Back: Gerry McCananey (FAI President) and Herbie Barr (Ulster FA Administrator)

Inishowen Football League Donegal Signs Reserve League Shield awards:
Peter Mclaughlin, Sponsor, seated right and Peter McLaughlin Jnr (seated left) presenting the shield to Caomhan Doherty Buncrana Hearts (Centre) and
at back: Terence Hegarty, League Pro and Oran McBride, Buncrana Hearts, Man of The Match, and FAI President Gerry McAnaney

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Members of the Inishowen Football League Committee making a presentation to FAI president Mr Gerry McAnaney
From Left: John McLaughlin – Gerry McAnaney – Diarmuid O’Brien – Jude McCrossan – Gerard Davenport – Terence Hegarty

Inishowen League Presentation Dinner Photos

Members of the Inishowen Football League Committee with FAI president Mr Gerry McAnaney who made a presentation to league secretary Diarmuid O’Brien
Back: John Mclaughlin – Gerard Davenport – Terence Hegarty – Jude McCrossan
Seated: Gerry McAnaney – Diarmuid O’Brien – Philomena O’Brien

End of Season Match Reports

Thursday 26th May 

Knockalla Caravans Cup  Final

Bonagee Utd 3

Aileach  FC 1

After coming up just short in the Jackie Crossan Premier Division and losing to Buncrana Hearts on penalties in the Ulster Junior Cup final, Emmet McLaughlin’s Aileach will finish the season empty-handed after falling to defeat to Ulster Senior League runners up, Bonagee Utd at Maginn Park on

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