Match Reports Sunday 1st September

Inishowen Football League Fix

Friday 30th  August

Clubman Shirts League Cup  

Moville Celtic                     1         

Glengad United                 3

Glengad got off to a perfect start in the first minute when Matthew Byrne played a long diagonal ball from defence to Terence Doherty on the right side.

The forward raced into the Moville area and cut the ball back to an unmarked Conor Barrow who swept home from 10 yards. The home side tried to reply immediately through Caolan Doherty but he failed to trouble Daniel Mullarkey in the away goal, easily saving both efforts. Doherty again was released by Norbert Indyka but Mullarkey was out quickly to smother. Glengad’s Cathal McDaid then had a mishit shot  after being put in by Seamus Doherty while moments later Ryan Coyle in the Moville goal denied McDaid with a fine low save. In the 10th minute Caolan Doherty set Michael McNaught free but Mullarkey was quick off his line to deny the Moville man. Midway through the first half the home side equalised when Doherty’s long throw into the box was not dealt with allowing McNaught to shoot with Conor Doherty backheeling the attempt in off the far post. The visitors immediately responded with McDaid on the right finding Terence Doherty with a low cross which he dispatched from six yards to make it 1-2. Minutes later it was McDaid again who was tackled in the home box with the ball ricocheting to the fortunate Declan McLaughlin to score unheeded. Moville tried to reduce the deficit just before half time but Mullarkey gathered well in front of two attackers from Doherty’s in swinging free kick. With atrocious weather worsening in the second half both sides created few chances. Terence Doherty had a curling effort from the left punched clear by Coyle while Moville sub Jack McConnellogue played in Lee McColgan only to find his angled shot beating Mullarkey but rebounding off the Glengad upright. Dillon Ruddy for Glengad freed substitute Paddy McDermott with a precise slide pass but McDermott’s curling shot missed the target.

Clubman Shirts  League Cup

Group   A

  P W D L F A Pts
Buncrana Hearts 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Carn  FC 2 1 0 1 4 3 3
Culdaff FC 1 0 0 1 1 4 0



Group   B

Aileach FC 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Cockhill Celtic Yths 1 0 1 0 2 2 1
Greencastle  FC 2 0 1 1 3 4 0


Group   C

Glengad United 1 1 0 0 3 1 3
Illies Celtic 1 1 0 0 4 3 3
Moville Celtic 2 0 0 2 4 7 0


Charlie O Donnell Cup  

QPS                            3                     

Aileach Res             1

The visitors started this game in the ascendancy and after a superb Shane McMonagle cross Paddy Curran poked just wide on 19minutes. Curran was then denied by the legs of the advancing Oisin Burke  before Chris O’Donnell flashed an effort across goal and wide. The point settled and against th run of play they took the lead on 29 minutes after Caolan McClgan broke into the area  but when Ciaran Bradley blocked his effort Caolan Travers was on hand to slot home. Six minutes later they doubled their lead when Andy Barr fed Shea Lynch who controlled well on the edge of the area and saw his shot blocked again by Bradley but McColgan was on hand to slot home.  The point had an early opportunity in the second half after Sean McColgan advanced and crossed to David Healy   whose first time effort was superbly saved by Bradley. On 57 minutes O’Donnell ‘s free from distance failed to trouble Oisin Burke in the home goal. Just after the hour mark Aileach reduced the deficit after Killian O’Rourke’s thirty yards free went in off the inside of the post. Minutes later the point regained the two goal cushion after Barr’s clearance saw an Aileach defender slip and Travers collected the ball before slotting low past Bradley into the corner. They had another chance when Caolan McColgan cut across the eighteen yards line but his effort was well saved by Bradley. A Declan Bowen free then flashed narrowly wide before the visitors responded with O’Rourke seeing an effort go narrowly wide. Curran then fired a late opportunity just over the bar.

Glengad Res                                0

Clonmany Shamrocks                  2

Glengad had the first chance  after Paul McGonagle crossed for Nathan McConalogue but he headed wide. Clonmany responded with Liam Hirrell seeing an effort tipped over by the bar by Michael Mclaughlin.McLaughlin then produced another super save to turn Pearse McCarrons effort round the post. The visitors broke the deadlock on 37 minutes when Jason Devlin won possession and rounded three defenders before slotting low past McLaughlin. Before the break McLaughlin made another fine save tipping McCarron’s effort onto the bar. The second half developed into a midfield battlewith few chances at either end. On 73 minutes PJ McDaid fired narrowly wide for the home side. But the visitors sealed the points when Liam Hirrell released substitute Lee Coyle who fired low to the corner to make it two nil.

Charlie O  Donnell  Cup

Group   A

Rasheney FC 1 1 0 0 2 0 3
Redcastle United 1 1 0 0 3 1 3
Dunree United 2 0 0 2 1 5 0

Group   B

QPS 2 1 1 0 7 5 4
Aileach Res 2 1 0 1 9 4 3
Greencastle Res 2 0 1 1 5 12 1

Group   C

Clonmany Shamrocks 2 2 0 0 10 3 6
Gleneely Colts 2 1 0 1 6 9 3
Glengad Res 2 0 0 2 1 5 0


Sunday 1st September    

Jackie Crossan Premier Division            

Glengad United                 3                     

Buncrana Hearts               1

Glengad got off to a great start on 9 minutes when Stephen McLaughlin broke on the right and crossed for Terence Doherty to fire a half volley to the roof of the net. Buncrana replied with Gerard  McLaughlin having a header saved by Kevin McLaughlin in the home goal. Midway through the half Glengad went close after good work from Doherty to find Patrick McDermott but his effort was well saved by Eoghan O’Doherty. The visitors had another attempt with Declan Fullerton’s snapshot saved by McLaughlin.            The home side had the final chance of the game when a Finn McClure had a superb effort parried away by O’Doherty. Glengad started the second half well with Conor Barrow seeing an effort deflect off a defender and onto the bar before the same player was denied by O’Doherty who smothered at his feet. The home side increased their lead on 75 minutes when McClure unleashed a stunning  twenty five yards strike to the top corner. A minute later McDermott was upended in the area and James Mckinney despatched the kick to the top right hand corner. Buncrana got a consolation when McLaughlin broke clear with the home defence looking for offside and slipped the ball low past McLaughlin.

Moville Celtic         5         

Carn FC                     2

Moville took the lead in the 6th minute after Ryan McColgan’ s chip into the Carn box from the touchline was met by Conor Doherty who headed past Kyle Harkin. The visitors tried to equalise through Chris McDaid who beat Moville keeper Seamus Houghton in a race but his toe poke was cleared by a defender. Darragh Deery’s effort was then dealt with by Houghton. At the other end Caolan Doherty’s low cross was narrowly missed by the inrushing Michael McNaught. Midway through the first half the home side doubled their lead when Caolan Doherty held off a Carn defender allowing him to feed McNaught who’s first time drive found the far corner. Further chances fell to Carn’s Cade Cooke who’s shot was deflected wide and Moville’s Caolan Doherty who’s long range effort was well held by Harkin.

Early in the second half Moville had chances to extend their lead with sub Jack McConnellogue denied by a fine full length save from Harkin and Conor Doherty’s shot hitting the base of the upright and across the goal line. In the 56th minute McConnellogue produced a lovely through ball to McNaught who controlled and shot low past Harkin into the bottom corner to make it three nil. Carndonagh’s comeback began 5 minutes later after Cooke converted a penalty and then got his second after latching on to Shane Doherty’s pass to slot past Moville sub keeper Coyle. Harkin made a good save from Caolan Doherty’s quick turn and shot but Doherty found the back of the net from the penalty spot after Conor Doherty was upended by Harkin in the 85th minute. Moville got a fifth in injury time when McNaught hit a low angled drive from the edge of the area after being set up from Jack McConnellogue’ s pass.

Aileach FC                5         

Culdaff FC                2

The first real chance of note arrived for the home side on 10 minutes when Gavin Doherty found Anthony Doherty inside the box but he pulled his shot from 12 yards wide of Callum Doherty’s goal. The home side hit the front on 25 minutes when Thomas McMonagle found Anthony Doherty in the box and he played a neat one two with Paddy Slevin before finishing low past Callum Doherty’s left hand. The home side doubled their advantage on the half hour when Anthony Doherty  broke down the left and crossed for Dermot Doherty to finish from close range. Culdaff pulled a goal back on 40 minutes when Jack McLaughlin did well down the left before cutting inside and unleashing a powerful drive which flew past Dougall in the home goal. On the stroke of half time Aileach restored their two goal advantage when Dermot Doherty crossed for Aaron Nass to finish from close range. On the hour an Aileach corner resulted in confusion in the Culdaff box with Gavin Doherty hitting the bar and Doherty pulling off a spectacular save before starting a quick attack which resulted in Aidan Cunningham bringing a fine save from Dougall but his parry fell to Brian McCandless who finished to an empty net. Again the home side restored their two goal advantage within minutes when Nash latched onto a loose ball and toe poked the ball past the stranded Doherty from 10 yards. Aileach’s fifth came on 85 minutes when Aaron Nash got to the byline on the right and pulled the ball back for the inrushing Denim McLaughlin to finish to the roof of the net from 6yards to finish the scoring.

Illies Celtic              1         

Greencastle FC      0

Illies started this game well and in the opening ten minutes they spurned two gilt edged chances         . Firstly Kevin McGonagle ran onto a Michael Coyle pass but fired wide before Coyle  rounded keeper Dylan Doherty but failed to hit the target. Greencastle replied and a Nigel McMonagle effort clipped the outside of the post. Midway through the half Illies missed another great chance when Coyle sent James McGonagle clear but with the keeper to beat he fired wide. Coyle then chipped Doherty but the ball cleared the bar before a poor clearance by the visiting keeper Doherty fell to Liam Doherty whose first time effort from distance crashed off the bar. Greencastle upped the tempo in the second half with McMonagle seeing a shot saved before Jamie McCormick firing over the bar. Illies hit back and Coyle fired narrowly over but the visitors resumed on the front foot. James Henry beat two defenders and saw his effort clip the crossbar before the same player was denied by Johnathan Noone who gathered at the second attempt. The home side struck for the winning goal on 88 minutes when Liam Doherty released Coyle with a ball over the top and he rounded Doherty to slot home.

Strand Hotel First  Division

Glengad Res                        4         

Rasheney   FC         1

In good conditions on Sunday morning the home side recorded their first win of the season.  Rasheney started well with David McLaughlin firing over from ten yards. The home side replied with Gary Kelly and Paul McGonagle combining for the latter to see his effort tipped over by Tiernan Devine. But Paul McGonagle saw his inswinging corner find the top corner to give the home side the lead. McGonagle then had a cross from the left come back off the post to Kelly to slot home on the half hour and make it two nil. Minutes later PJ McDaid robbed Devine in a  wide position and crossed to Fergal Doherty but he fired over the bar. They made it three nil on 44 minutes when McDaid, despite being fouled,  squeezed the ball through for Kelly to round Devine and slot home. Rasheney started the second half well and got a goal back when Emyln Doherty won possession and released Mclaughlin to round a defender and slot home. Glengad hit back  with Devine parrying McDaid’s effort but Doherty fired the follow up wide. Rasheney’s McLaughlin then had a shot from inside the area well saved by Michael Mclaughlin. Glengad sealed the points on 86 minutes after a Brian Doherty effort came back off the post to Nathan McConalogue who curled a fine shot into the bottom corner.

Gleneely Colts                   2         

Redcastle United                          1

The home side came from behind to ear the points in a hard fought clash. Played in good conditions, Gleneely were first to show when a Corey O’ Brien run took him into the box, but he failed to hit the target when well placed. Gleneely has another chance on 15minutes when O’ Briens header from an in swinging Keelan Hegarty corner, hit the crossbar and went over. Ten minutes later, Gleneely had another chance when a JJ Doherty ball from mid field found Keelan Hegarty, but he shot wide past the upright from the edge of the area. Redcastle took the lead against the run of play when slack defending in the home defence, resulted in a scramble in the box, the ball fell to Darragh McConway fifteen yards out, who blasted home despite a touch from Sean McGuiness.  First chance of the second half fell to Gleneely when Eddie McNamee shot from distance but sailed into McColes hands. Gleneely got back on terms, when Keelan Hegarty picked up the ball on the right and crossed into the box for Adrian Duffy to plant a bullet header to the bottom right hand corner. Redcastle grew more into the game with plenty of possession and put gleneelys defense under some pressure but last minute tackling from Barry Kearney and John Doherty kept Brendan Murphy and Darragh McConway at bay. Gleneely scored the winner on 85minutes when they won a free kick on the edge of the box. Up stepped Keelan Hegarty to bend the ball into the right hand corner despite McCole getting a hand on the ball onto the post but could not keep it out. Gleneely held firm until the final whistle to collect maximum points.

Greencastle Res                6         

Aileach Res                         7

This was a real goal fest at Chapel Lane on Sunday morning with the visitors taking an early lead when Paddy Currn advanced on the right and crossed or Simon Wallace to slot home from close range. Greencastle equalised on 18 minutes    after Shea McLaughlin fed Marc Doherty who sidestepped a defender and slotted past Ciaran Bradley. But minutes later Aileach regained the lead when Chris O’Donnell despatched a stunning thirty yards effort to the top corner past Seamus Bovaird. On the half hour they made it three one when Curran intercepted a defensive pass and raced clear to drill low to the  corner from sixteen yards. But the home side got a goal back after Joe Doherty’s corner found Andrew Peoples who turned and fired into the corner from ten yards. On the stroke of half time Aileach made it four two when Chris McGarrigle’s corner was powerfully headed home by Wallace. Minutes after the restart the home side reduced the deficit to the minimum when Marc Doherty and Peoples combined for the latter to release Joe Doherty  and he rounded Bradley to slot home. Once again Aileach hit back quickly and when Wallace crossed from the right Stephen Doherty unmarked powered a header past Bovaird to leave it five three on the hour mark. But Greencastle rallied and Joe Doherty hit a ten minute hat trick  to put  the homeside in front. Firstly he ran onto Peoples ball over the top before slotting home from a tight angle before Peoples slid the ball to him on the edge of the area and he superbly drilled to the corner. Then he intercepted a cross field pass and raced clear to fire past Bradley. On 86minutes minutes an Aileach corner deflected off a defender  past Bovairdto make is six all. Aileach then struck for the winner when Curran broke on the right and his deep cross was met by the late run of Shane McMonagle to drill home and claim the points.

Clonmany Shamrocks       6

QPS                                     0

Clonmany started well and broke the deadlock on 14 minutes after a Matthew Brennan  cross saw Pearse McCarron power a header to the top corner past Oisin Burke.      Minutes later a McCarron cross saw Jason Devlin denied twice in succession by Burke before Brendan Doherty headed a Christy Harkin cross over. They added a second on 31minutes when McCarron found space on the right and advanced to drill low to the net. The home side added number three three minutes later after Brennan’s  cross saw Liam Hirrell’s header take a wicked deflection past Burke. McCarron then completed his hat trick after he broke clear on the right again and finished superbly past Burke. The visitors started the second half well and on 54 minutes Caolan McColgan cut in from the left and fired just past the far post. McColgan then burst into the area but was denied by a brilliant last ditch Gareth Bradley tackle.But the home side resumed control and made it five nil in the 61st minute when a quick free by Jason Devlin sent Hirrell clear and he controlled before slotting home. They completed the scoring on 88minutes when Alex McFadden intercepted a back pass and advanced to slot past Aiden Lynch who had taken over in goals.

Pearse Mc Carron who scored a hatrick for Clonmany Today


Inishowen Engineering Division Two  

Rasheney Res         0         

Cockhill  Res           3

Cockhill dominated the first half with ex Rasheney player John Grant heading wide before             Sean Bradley had a low effort well saved by Roger McGilloway. McGilloway then tipped a Ryan McDaid effort over the bar while mark Gillespie saw a driven effort deflected behind. Rasheney responded on the half hour with a John Doherty free just eluding Diarmait Keogh at the back post. But Cockhill resumed on the offensive with  both McDaid and Gary Breslin seeing efforts well saved by McGilloway. The pressure finally told on 41 minutes when Grant split the home defence for Breslin to run clear and drill home from sixteen yards. On the stroke of half time  Damien Friel saw a good effort well parried by McGilloway. Cockhill continued on top on the restart with McGilloway gathering Grant’s effort at the second attempt before Marty Breslin hooked an effort wide. Rasheney responded and John Doherty  saw a free saved by Sean Friel. Then Keogh fed Cormac Dillon but he just failed to get a shot away. Cockhill struck for the second goal on 75 minutes after Wesley Doherty’s cross was not cleared and Mark Gillespie arrived at the back post to slot home. John Grant then broke into the area and was denied by a superb Joey Holland tackle but when recycled Paul Duffy saw his shot well saved. Cockhill made it three nil late on after a corner fell to Wesley Doherty who fired through a crowd of players to the bottom corner.

Dunree Res             0                     

Moville Res             8

Moville dominated this game from start to finish  as they ran out easy winners. It began badly for the home side when keeper Ryan Fitzpatrick mis judged a back pass leaving Graeme Doherty with a simple task to tap in. Midway through the half Danny Murphy raced clear onto a ball over the top to finish well and make it two. On the stroke of half time Murphy fired to the roof of the net after the ball broke kindly to him inside the area. Moville continued on top but had to wait until the hour to add the fourth after Ciaran Diver drilled home from twenty five yards. A sharp turn then inside the area saw Diver slot home his second on 76 minutes.  Minutes later the unmarked Michael grimly headed home at the back post before  Conor Lafferty got on the scoresheet with a well hit free from twenty five yards.Murphy completed his hat trick  on the stroke of full time when he burst through the home defence and rounded Fitzpatrick to slot home.

Carrowmena FC                 2

Culdaff Res                          2

The visitors will be disappointed that they let a two goal lead slip here in the final minute to share the spoils. Culdaff started well and Damian Duffy was unlucky to see an effort crash off the bar on 14 minutes. At the other end Christopher Doherty fed Robert Kane and his shot was saved by Patrick Mclaughlin. Culdaff took the lead on the half hour with a stunning thirty five yards strike from Jack Mclaughlin to the top corner past Mark Doherty in the home goal. They made it two nil 8 minutes later after Duffy’s corner was headed home by Matthew Crampsey at the back post. They almost added a third on the stroke of half time but Peter Doherty’s header came off the bar. Carrowmena came more into the game on the restart and got a goal back on 56 minutes when Kane’s effort was tipped onto the bar by McLaughlin but from the corner Kane’s effort sailed into the net. Kane, Samuel Bredin and Bran Houghtonal had efforts well saved by Mclaughlin. Culdaff replied on 79 minutes with Duffy’s free well tipped around the post by Doherty. In the final minute the home side salvaged a point after Kane broke on the right and crossed for Bredin to slot home at the back post.

Illies Res                  1         

Redcastle Res        4

The visitors opened the scoring on 11 minutes after a deep Darren Harkin cross found the unmarked Terry McColgan to head past Kevin Gallagher. But the home side got back on terms midway through the half when a great burst into the area by Brendan Doherty saw him pull the ball back for Ronan Hegarty to drill the ball low past Ryan McCole from twelve yards. On the stroke of half time the visitors regained the lead with a brilliant strike to the top corner from the edge of the area from Drew McKinney. Illies had the first chance of the second half on 57 minutes when Nathan Doherty headed wide when well placed. Redcastle then increased their advantage from a corner with McColgan again heading home. With the home side pushing forward to get back into the game they were caught on the break and McColgan released oran farren to slot  low past Gallagher from fifteen yards.