Match Reports Sunday 20th October

FAI Junior Cup  

Huge shock as Buncrana defeat Glengad

Buncrana Hearts               2

Glengad United                 1

The visitors had the first half chance on 8 minutes but Patrick McDermott saw his effort saved by Eoghan O’Doherty in the Hearts goal.

At the other end a corner fell to Gary Duffy whose miscued effort fell to Eoin Murphy but he blazed over the bar. Michael Carroll then flashed a header just wide following a corner before Glengad went within inches of scoring after McDermott’s curling shot went just past the top corner. Buncrana broke the deadlock on 41 minutes after Kieran McDaid intercepted and advanced before finding John Timlin who drove low past Kevin McLaughlin.  In similar fashion they made it two nil on the stroke of half time with Timlin intercepting and advancing to find McDaid  who squared for Mikey Friel to tap home.  Glengad got a lifeline  on 53 minutes when a Stephen McLaughlin cross sum shot deceived O Doherty and landed in the net. Glengad dominated in terms of possession for the remainder of the game but failed to create any clear chances. McDermott fired over from twenty yards  and their best chance came on 69minutes when after a good move Terence Doherty saw his close range effort blocked on the line by Murphy. On 86 minutes Christy Mclaughlin cut inside but fired over the bar. With eight minutes of injury time the Hearts held on and caused a huge shock by disposing of last seasons semi finalists Glengad.

Carn FC                                 2

Ballybofey United             0

Carn had the first chance on 9 minutes when Will Quinn made a long pass down the right wing for Tiernan Coyne who squared  it to Brandon Browne but he fired wide from 10 yards. Carn broke the deadlock on 18 minutes after Cade Cooke broke on the left wing and crossed for Girts Dzerins who headed it towards the top left corner  of the net from 12 yards but deflected off the keeper on it’s way in. Carn doubled their lead on 37 minutes with a Cade Cooke free kick from 30 yards on the right found Conor Doherty who was unmarked outside the 6 yard box and drove a low shot to the bottom right corner of the net. Ballybofey nearly pulled one back on 42 minutes when Niall McCloskey made a long pass down the right wing to Conor McGlynn who rounded the defender and laid it off for Calvin O’Brien who shot low to the right and wide from 10 yards.   Carn had a chance to make it three on 55 minutes when sub Christy McDaid broke on the right wing and crossed for Ryan Kelly whose header was well saved by Chris Patton in the Ballybofey goal. Another chance came when  Dylan Cooke made a long pass to Tiernan Coyne on the right wing and he rounded the defender and drove a shot to the left and wide from 11 yards. Carn had another chance on 75 minutes when Kyle Cooke rounded a defender and squared it for Brandon Browne who shot low from 14 yards but was well tidied up by Patton. Ballybofey nearly got a consolation on 85 minutes  after John Lynch passed to Shaun Friel on the left wing and he laid it off to Mark Griffin whose effort was pushed away to the post by Daniel Houghton in the Carn goal.

Culdaff FC                            2

Cockhill Celtic Youths      4

In an entertaining clash on Saturday night Culdaff had the first chance after Aiden Cunningham fed Conor Keddy on the edge of the area and his dipping shot dropped just over the bar. Cockhill took the lead on 5 minutes after Mark McDaid sidestepped a defender and drilled a low shot past Callum Doherty. Culdaff replied well and Jack McLaughlin had an effort tipped over by Eoin Jordan before McLaughlin’s driven cross was stabbed  wide by Michael Coyle from six yards. Darren Mullarkey then played Mclaughlin through on the left but Jordan turned his effort away. They got back on terms on 28 minutes when an inswinging corner from Mullarkey was inadvertently headed to the net by a defender. From a Culdaff cormer the visitors broke ad regained the lead when Shane Doherty fed McDaid to advance into the area and slip the ball past Doherty. Minutes later an Eoin Deery cross from the right was headed home by Michael Owen Doherty. Culdaff then had two chances before the break but Sean O Neill headed wide before Bryan McCandless controlled well and turned but fired just past the far post. Culdaff had the first chance of the second half but Eugene McLaughlin headed wide from point blank range on 51 minutes.  There was little in the game then until the 80th minute when Cockhill broke quickly and Doherty pulled the ball back for David Laird to clinically slot to the far corner. Doherty in the home goal then saved well from McDaid and when the rebound fell to Laird his header came off the bar and into the keepers arms. Culdaff got a consolation on 85 minutes when Keddy fired a stunning free kick to the top corner from twenty five yards.

Greencastle FC                  4         

Cappry Rovers                    0

Greencastle started well with Gerry Gill firing a free kick wide before Nigel McMonagle had one effort blocked before seeing another flash wide. Cappry replied on 15 minutes when Sean McBride was just off target from the edge of the area. The home side opened the scoring on 17 minutes when McMonagle nippedin between defender and keeper onto Dylan Doherty’s long clearance to fire over the keeper to the net. Jamie McCormick          then fired wide when well placed before McMonagle doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Ronan Doherty was upended. McMonagle and Conor Gillen were then off target before at the other end Jamie Murray broke into the area and fired wide from twelve yards. Cappry forced a corner in the early stages and Jamie Doherty headed just over before Kyle O Meara had a long distance effort saved by Doherty. Greencastle replied with McCormick firing over the bar before they made it three nil after a brilliant team move ended with  Jamie McCormick  drilling low to the net. McMonagle then back heeled the ball to Stephen Grant but his effort was well saved. Grant had an effort deflected over before Ronan Doherty had one shot saved and fired wide from another. Cappry tried to respond with with McBride firing a free just wide before Dean O Donnell and Jamie Doherty had efforts saved. Greencastle made it four nil when substitute Ritchie McElhinney lifted the ball over the top for fellow substitute Christy Hegarty who rounded the keeper and slotted home.

Jackie Crossan Premier Division           

Illies  Celtic   0  

Aileach FC   1

In a game of few chances the home side probably had the better ones in the first half and on 10 minutes a deep corner from Liam Grant was headed over by Brendan Doherty. Another corner from Grant was headed down by Paddy Doherty but Michael Coyle fired over the bar. Aileach spurned a great chance then after Darren McMonagle got clear on the right and his cross found Gavin Doherty who fired wide at the back post. Before the break Illies Brendan Doherty found himself in a good position on the right but his cross was gathered at the second attempt by Dougal. The game opened up after the break and the visitors took the lead on 53 minutes after a long kick out from Dougal was flicked on by Gavin Doherty for Gareth McGlynn to run on and lob Graham Doherty. Illies responded well and Coyle had two great efforts superbly saved by Dougal. Aileach then had chances with Doherty in the home goal brilliantly denying McGlynn and Doherty in quick succession. In the last minute Illies almost snatched a point after a Paul Doherty header was brilliantly parried by Dougal to Dominic Coyle who fired into the side netting.

Strand Hotel First  Division 

QPS                                    2

Dunree United                   1

The visitors had the first chance of the game on 10 minutes with Liam Baldrick failing to find the target when well placed inside the area. The point replied and from a Deaglan Bowen cross Caolan Travers headed wide. The home side broke the deadlock midway through the half after Travers found space inside the area to drill low to the corner from twelve yards. But Dunree got back on terms on the stroke of half time when Shaun Doherty poked the ball home in a goalmouth scramble. The second half was a much tighter affair with defences on top and neither side able to create clear chances. But  from a  Josh Boyle corner on 74 minutes David Healy fired home from close range to clinch all three points.

Glengad Res                      2

Greencastle Res                2

Greencastle started this game well with Gavin Rowan firing a free kick narrowly wide before they took the lead on 17 minutes. Joe Doherty ran onto a superb Jude Harkin through ball, held off a defender and slotted past Michael McLaughlin. But minutes later a defensive error in the visitors defence allowed Gary Kelly to pounce and equalise. Glengad got on top and a PJ  McDaid cross found Nathan McConalogue but he failed to connect at the back post. They took the lead then when Kelly dispossessed a defender and rounded the keeper to slot home. Greencastle replied and when Doherty crossed to Adam Harkin his effort from the edge of the area went narrowly wide. Greencastle started well and on 50 minutes Sean McLaughlin  fired narrowly wide  before Adam Harkin had an effort tipped round the post by McLaughlin. Glengad replied and Paul McDermott fired wide when Kelly was free in the middle. Greencastle replied and Doherty under pressure from a defender saw a header crash off the bar. Play swung to the other end with McDermott denied by a good save low to his left from Jack McKenna. Greencastle upped the tempo and equalised on 86 minutes after a Doherty corner was bundled home at the back post by Shaun Cavanagh.

Clonmany Shamrocks                  4

Rasheney FC                                   2

The shamrocks had an early chance when Mark McLaughlin headed wide from a Niall McLaughlin free on the left. Another cross from McLaughlin was knocked back by Shane McCaul to Jake Harkin whose shot was well saved by Tiernan Devine. Rasheney then opened the scoring when Cormac Dillon broke through the middle and fired low past Patrick Harkin from twelve yards. Clonmany hit back immediately when Mark McLaughlin fed Steve Harkin who  volleyed home from ten yards..n 21 minutes they took the lead after Matthew Brennan slipped the ball into the centre for Mark McLaughlin to slip the ball home. McCaul then fired across goal and wide on 41 minutes but he made amends when he crossed for Jake Harkin to fire home the third goal from ten yards. Devine then pulled off a good blocking save to deny Oisin Hession on the stroke of half time.  Clonmany started the second half on top with Pearse McCarron drilling across goal and just wide before Jake Harkin beat two men and saw his shot tipped over by Tiernan Devine. On 71 minutes Gary Doherty fed substitute Jason Devlin and when his initial effort was blocked by Devine he pulled the ball back for Steve Harkin who fired over. Rasheney replied in a quick break when David Mclaughlin got clear but Patrick Harkin was alert to save. On 81minutes they failed to heed the warning and this time Mclaughlin made no mistake when he broke clear to make it three two. The shamrocks sealed it on 88  minutes after Aaron Harkin won a tackle and played a ball over the top to McCarron who controlled and when the ball ricochet off Devine  McCarron had the simplest of tasks to slot home.

Gleneely Colts                   1                     

Aileach Res                         2

On 16 minutes Gleneely had the first chance of the game when Conor Hegarty played an inch perfect through ball to Nathan McLaughlin whose shot was bravely saved by the Aileach goal keeper. Aileach came close when Shane McMonagle shot went narrowly wide after the half hour. Gleneely took the lead after 37 minutes when they broke from an Aileach Corner, Darragh Cannys ball over the home defence was ran onto by a speedy Nathan McLaughlin who slotted the ball into the bottom corner from 10 yards.

Aileach came out in the second half strongly and equalized after 50 minutes, when Stephen Doherty slotted home across Eddie McNamee into the bottom corner. Four minutes later Aileach took the lead when John Dohertys header back to the keeper went short and Paddy Curran rolled the ball into the net past the Gleneely goalkeeper. Gleneely tried to reply with half chances from Nathan McLaughlin and Paul Gamble but Aileach held out for the three points


Inishowen Engineering Division Two  

Redcastle Res                    0        

Clonmany Celtic                1

In a close hard fought game Clonmany started the better with Brendan Devlin firing narrowly wide  before Kevin Harkin seeing a well hit effort come back off the post.Redcastle replied before the break with Darren Davenport releasing Oran Farren who raced clear but failed to hit the target as the half ended scoreless. In an even tight  start to the second period the visitors broke the deadlock on the hour mark when Harkin collected a poor clearance at the edge of the area  and drilled a low shot past Ryan McCole in the home goal. The home side pushed hard but  the closest they came  was with a superb Shane McCallion volley was brilliantly tipped round the post by Kieran Friel.

Illies Res                  5                     

Culdaff Res              1

Illies blew the visitors away with a dominant first half which saw them lead by three goals to nil.They took the lead on 15 minutes after Alan Fletcher released Craig Doherty to fire low past Martin McLaughlin. On the half hour Martin Donaghey fed Ronan Hegarty who sidestepped a defender and blasted to the roof of the net. A defensive error just before the break allowed Hegarty to chip the stranded Mclaughlin. On the stroke of half time both Craig Doherty and Brendan McGrenaghan received red cards after an altercation. Illies increased their lead in the opening minutes of the second period after a Joe McLaughlin cross was diverted to his own net by an unfortunate defender. Culdaff did come into the game then with Jack McLaughlin breaking clear but denied by a good save from Graham  Doherty .The same player then broke into the area but Doherty smothered at his feet. They got a goal back on 77minutes when a Matt McDaid  effort took a deflection on its way past Doherty. But Illies  completed the scoring after Shane Devlin robbed a defender  and fired past substitute keeper Dermot Callaghan.

Carrowmena FC                 1         

Carn Res                               4

After an even opening period the visitors opened the scoring when a long ball from Dayton Cooke found Kyran Cantwell who rounded a defender before slotting low to the corner past Michael Noone. But the home side levelled five minutes later after Mark Doherty advanced on the right and cut in past two defenders before drilling past Kyle Harkin. Carn upped the tempo and Joe McKinney fired over before Cian Burke saw an effort from the edge of the area well saved by Noone. Carn started the second half well and after a Cantwell effort came off the bar but Burke fired over. They regained the lead when on 58 minutes after Cooke converted a Dion Diver cross at the back post. Carrowmena went close then after Doherty crossed for James McDermott but his effort was well held by Harkin. Carn  sealed the tie with two goals in two minutes with a brilliant pass from Cooke releasing Cantwell to finish low to the corner. Then Dion Diver was left unmarked to head home at the back post from McKinney’s corner.  Noone in the home goal then made two superb saves late on to deny both Burke and Cantwell.

Aileach Youths                   1         

Moville Res                         4

The home side had the first chance when Callum Porter fired narrowly wide from twelve yards. Moville took the lead on 25 minutes after a Conor Lafferty free went in off the post past Ryan Fox. The visitors increased their lead after a Conor Canning cross was slotted home by Michael Grimley at the back post. Canning then fired a stunning effort to the top corner from twenty yards to make it three nil at the break. In the opening minute of the second Lafferty’s cross was bundled home by Danny Murphy to make it four nil. The home side replied and got a goal back  when Darren Bradley crossed for William O Donnell to head home. Stephen O’Donnell then unleashed a powerful effort but Ryan Coyle made a good stop. Moville replied with Shane Canning firing over but the final chance fell to the home side but Darren Bradley fired just over the bar.

Dunree Res             2                     

Cockhill Res             3

Cockhill dominated the opening half and Kevin McDaid was denied by a point blank save from Philip Doherty after five minutes.           McDaid then spurned an even better opportunity from the penalty spot on 20minutes when he fired wide. But on the half hour Shay McLaughlin crossed for John Grant to sidefoot home from close range. Dunree almost levelled on the stroke of half time but Bryce Fullerton s header was cleared off the line by Shaun Donaghey. Dunree went close on the restart when Ryan O’Donnell fired just wide. But in a quick break Cockhill increased their lead with John Doherty breaking clear to finish well. The home side got back into the contest after Marty McDermott converted a penalty. But Cockhill regained their two goal cushion on 82 minutes after a long ball was collected by McDaid to fired past Doherty. Dunree got a late consolation after Kyle Doherty fed Neil Moran who despatched a superb effort to the top corner.

Rasheney Res         2         

Clonmany Res        2

In an entertaining game the visitors had the first attempt when a Conor Bradley effort was well saved low to his left by Roger McGilloway. Rasheney  took the lead when Alan Doherty intercepted a back pass  and after Killian McCarron blocked his first effort Doherty slotted home. The home side got back on terms on 43minutes after John McCarron released  Dean Harkin to fire high past McGilloway from fourteen yards.  Before the break McCarron had a free tipped round the post by McGilloway. Both sides went close on the restart with Harkin denied by McGilloway while at the other end James McConnalogue had a header cleared off the line.Clonmany then had Harkin see an effort blocked by McGilloway before Conor Bradley’s shot on the run sailed just over.Clonmany took the lead on 78 minutes after a diagonal ball from Paul Devlin found the unmarked Mark Kelly to fire home from twelve yards. Rasheney pushed and got an equaliser in injury time when the ball bobbled about the area before Ciaran Dillon crossed for Trevor Doherty to fire high to the roof of the net.