Match Reports Sunday 27th November

Inishowen Football League Fixtures  2022-23

Sunday 27th November   

FAI Junior  Cup SATURDAY  26th   

Malahide United   0

Buncrana Hearts 2

Played in difficult conditions with a swirling wind it was the visitor`s who had the first opportunity on 10 minute  when Sean Mullan set up Matty Brown but his shot was parried by Mihail Skrzypczak for a corner. 

A Ciaran Cross shot from distance was  the home sides first worthwhile attack on 17 minutes but it didn`t trouble Rory Kelly in goals. Three minutes later Derick Dunne let fly from all off thirty yards but Kelly tipped his shot over the bar. Matty Brown had another opportunity for the Hearts but again Skrzypczak dealt with it comfortably. The home side had a chance on 35 minutes when a free-kick fell to Eoin Murphy but again Kelly was alert and saved. The final chance of the first half fell to the Hearts after  Mullan`s shot was blocked but Aaron McDaid reacted quickest and his shot brought another good save from Skrzypczak. 

The first opportunity of the second half  arrived on 52 minutes to the home side from a free-kick Patrick O`Neill rose unchallenged and his header was superbly tipped over the bar by Kelly. Three minutes later and the Hearts almost took the lead Mullan`s shot was spilled by the keeper but Curtis was on hand to clear the ball off the goal line. With five  minutes remaining the Hearts had a big penalty shout when Mullan was brought down in the box but the referee waved the claims away and the ball broke to Kieran McDaid whose goalbound shot was superbly saved by Skrzypczak. Deep into injury time and John Timlin broke down the left and picked out Mullan with a superb cross but his  header  somehow  saw Skrzypczak fling himself to his left and finger tip it round the post to bring the game into extra-time. On 94 minutes the home side had a great chance when centre forward Simpson Odusany rolled his marker but Kelly was out quick to save his shot with his legs. On 97 minutes the deadlock was broken  after Mullan held the ball up before playing a sublime pass to Kieran McDaid who ran on and cooly slipped the ball past Skrzypczak for one nil. Four minutes into the second half of extra-time sub Ryan Doherty ran onto a McDaid through ball and was taken down by the keeper and the referee instantly pointed to the spot, Mullan stepped up and stroked the ball beyond Skrzypzak to send the Hearts into round  five where they will hope for a home draw.


FAI Junior  Cup SUNDAY   27th   

Glengad United 1

Howth Celtic 2 AET

In a  hard fought affair Glengad had a good chance on 15 minutes when John McDaid fed Stephen McLaughlin who picked out Terence Doherty but he failed to hit the target from twelve yards. A lot of the play was in the midfield area but the visitors Niall Cullen unleashed a lone rage effort which did  not trouble Seamus Doherty in the home goal. Glengad had a dangerous attack on the half hour when McLaughlin flashed a driven ball across the face of goal  but there were no takers. Just before the break Gavin O Keefe released James Finnegan into the area and when he was upended by the home keeper Gavin Hamovan stepped up to fire the spot kick  home. Glengad were on top in the second half and got back on terms in the 55th minute after good play when John G McDermott and McDaid combined before McDaids sublime pass to Joe Doherty who cut inside and fired low past Harry Dent. Midway through the half another good cross from Mclaughlin on the right was met first time by  Stephen Harley whose effort just cleared the bar. McLaughlin then curled a superb free kick over the wall towards the bottom corner but Dent made a brilliant save to send the game into extra time. There were  no chances in the opening period but the home side had a chance in the second period. A Stephen McLaughlin long ball found Terence Doherty but he dragged his effort wide from distance. With penalties looming the visitors struck for the winner when the home defence failed to deal with a long ball allowing Hamovan to race clear and round the keeper to slot home.

Ulster Junior Cup

Glaslough  Villa 0

Moville Celtic     3

Moville dominated this game from start to finish and but for a brilliant display  by Colin Farmer in the home goal the margin of victory would have been greater. Farmer denied Ryan Morrow in the opening minute before  Jack Mullan, Aaron McGurk and ben Holley all had effort crash off the woodwork. In their only real threat the home side broke with Oisin Fagan finding  Leo McCabe who fired just wide when well placed. McGurk was then twice denied by Farmer before the visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute with Jake  Morrow converting a penalty after McGurk  had been upended.Despite dominating Moville had to wait until the stroke of half time to increase their lead with Ryan McColgan and Jake Morrow combining to  find McGurk to slot low past Farmer from twelve yards. In the opening period of the second half Movilles  Morrow, McColgan and Bradley Callaghan all had good efforts well saved by the impressive Farmer. But the visitors sealed their passage to the next round on 78 minutes when Ryan Morrow  evaded a couple of challenges and  drilled  to the bottom corner from twenty yards.

Illies Celtic 0

Fanad United 3

Illies started on the front foot and dangerous crosses from both Liam Doherty and Adrian Donaghey-Doherty eluded all. Fanad came into the game then with Edward O Reilly firing over the bar before they spurned a gilt edged chance when they were awarded a penalty  but Johnathan Noone made a superb save to deny Caolan McGinley. They did take the lead on 35 minutes when O Reillys corner was not cleared and Liam Sweeney fired to the roof of the net. Within minutes they doubled their lead after Sweeneys shot was well parried by Noone but O Reilly reacted first to hammer high to the net. Illies dominated the second half but struggled to create clear cut chances. They had a gilt edged opportunity on 55 minutes after Sean McCallion was upended in the area but Paul Doherty s effort was superbly saved by Mark McGinley.  McGinley then produced another brilliant save to turn a  McCallion effort around the post. With the home side pushing hard they were caught in the 79th minute when in a swift break O Reillys effort took a big deflection off a defender  on its way past Noone.

Aileach FC 6

Cockhill Youths 2

After ten minutes the home side took the lead when Darren Gallagher released Jack Doherty down the right and his cross was headed home from six yards by Aaron Nash. Within minutes  Cockhill equalised after  a Conor McDaid corner from the right deceived Matthew Gallagher in the Aileach goal and looped into the net. Midway through the half  Aileach restored their advantage when Darren McMonagle picked the ball up twenty yards out and hit a fierce drive which Eoin Colhoun managed to get a hand to but Aaron Nash was on hand to convert from close range. Cockhill always looked dangerous going forward and  Conor Graham made good progress upfield and unleashed a fine shot from distance  which clipped the bar on it’s way over. Aileach increased their lead when Jack Doherty latched on to a Denver Kelly through ball and rounded Colhoun before finishing to the empty net. The second half was only five  minutes old when Aileach increased their lead after  Aaron Nash latched on to a poor back pass and squared for Gavin Doherty to fire home. On the hour Cockhill pulled a goal back from the penalty spot their first attempt came off the bar bur Eoin McLaughlin was first to react and headed the rebound home from close range. Aileach  responded and got a fifth when Ethan Canning picked the ball up wide right and hit a cross cum shot high past Colhoun. With time almost up the home side completed the scoring when good work down the right between Caoimhghin McFeeley and the overlapping Darren Gallagher released Darren Bradley in the box who turned well before placing the ball wide of Colhoun from twelve yards .


Monaghan Town 5

Culdaff FC 4

The visitors started this game well and Jack McLaughlin fired one effort over the bar before firing wide from ten yards when he should have hit the target.  Culdaff opened the scoring on 32 minutes after Aiden Cunningham won possession and released Jack McLaughlin to round the keeper and slot home. But the home side equalised within minutes when Gary Hessin ran onto a ball over the top before slotting past Zach Conlon. Culdaff regained the lead on 40 minutes after a superb Michael Doran pass sent McLaughlin clear and he hit a stunning volley to the top corner from the edge of the area. On the stroke of half time McLaughlin completed his hat trick when evading two defenders his initial effort was blocked but he poked the loose ball home from an acute angle. Monaghan got back into the game on 57 minutes when the unmarked Hessin headed home at the back post. The home side then got back on terms on 65 minutes when Hessin got his hat trick from the penalty spot slotting home the rebound after Conlon had saved his initial effort. They took the lead then when substitute William McQuaid headed home when unmarked at the back post. Culdaff to their credit rallied and McLaughlin equalised with his fourth goal of the game firing a brilliant free kick to the top corner from the edge of the area.  But Monaghan then struck for the winner in the final minutes when they were awarded a  second penalty for handball which  was converted by  McQuaid to send the home side to the next round.

Strand Hotel First  Division   

Redcastle United 2

Clonmany Res 2

Redcastle started this game well with Darragh McConay denied by a good save from Dylan McEleney before a McConway cross found Jack Ferry who fired wide when well placed.  Jack McConalogue then headed over from a Stephen Grant cross before a flowing move ended with McConway back heeling the ball just wide. Against the run of play the visitors opened the scoring after Aaron Porter broke on the right and crossed for Mark McLaughlin who scuffd his initial effort but the ball fell kindly for McLaughlin to slot home at the second attempt. McLaughlin then was denied by a good save from Michael McCole  before McCole kept the home side in it when he saved a Jake O Donnell penalty before the break.  Redcaste stared the second half well and equalised in the 51st minute when Martin McCarron fed Alan Clarke who finished well from fifteen yards. Play swung from end to end with Ferry firing wide for the home side before o Donnell went close at the other end. Clonmany regained the lead in the 84th minute when a swift move ended with Porter getting on the end of O Donnells cross to slot home. But the home side salvaged a point when McConway collected a headed clearance from a Clonmany defender on the edge of the area and superbly lobbed McEleney.

Aileach Res 4

Dunree United   2

The home side made a blistering start to this game and led by three goals to nil before Dunree mounted a comeback but ultimately fell short. The home side opened the scoring in the 5th minute when Stephen O Donnell cut in past a defender and fired low past Adam Harrigan. They doubled their lead on 15 minutes with a Darren Bradley effort  taking a slight deflection on its way past Harrigan. Number three arrived in the 28th minute with a fine Conor McMacken  solo run taking him into the area to finish low past Harrigan. Dunree responded and before the break Conor Barrett fired wide  and Daniel McLaughlin had an effort crash off the post. Dunree then reduced the deficit in the 55th minute when Liam Baldrick converted  a penalty  after McLaughlin had been upended. When Baldrick fired a twenty five yards free to the top corner past David McGeady the momentum was  with the visitors as they reduced the deficit to the minimum. But they were caught out on the break on 77 minutes with a Sean McHugh ball flicked on by Christopher McDermott for Anthony Doherty to fire home from twelve yards. Dunree had late chances with the unmarked Graham heading just over and a Mark Moran snapshot just wide.

Carn FC 4

Gleneely Colts 2

The home side started well and both Kyran Cantwell and Cian Burke failed to hit the target when well placed.They were stunned when the visitors opened the scoring in the 19th minute after a long ball over the Carn defence found Matthew McGoldrick who slotted past Ben Miller. But the home side equalised after a Liam McWeeney cross was fired to the roof of the net from twelve yards. Carn then took the lead before the break after a scramble inside the area saw Oran Raymond make a good save but Ross Farren  pounced to drill home.  After a scrappy opening period to the second half the visitors  got back on terms when Paul Doherty converted a penalty. Carn suffered a further blow when Michael McDermott collected a second yellow card reducing them to ten. But they upped the tempo and retook the lead on 85 minutes when Lorcan Bradley released Will Quinn to slot the ball home . Deep into injury time they sealed the points when Cade Cooke cut in past a defender and rounded Raymond before slotting home.


Buncrana Res 1

The home side had the first chance of the game when Jack McClean got in behind the visitors defence and poked the ball past the advancing Oran McBride but a defender got back to clear. Buncrana had a good spell then with Liam Jordans shot well saved by Conor O Neill before Eoin McNamee fired over from twenty yards. After a Jordan corner a scramble developed but the point eventually cleared. The home side finished the half well with McClean seeing a well struck shot saved by McBride who made an even better save from Mark Murray tipping his effort around the post at full stretch. In an entertaining second half Jordan saw an early header miss the target before at the other end a McClean shot was well blocked by McBride. McBride then made a brilliant reaction save  when a Ross Nicholas corner came off a defender. Buncrana opened the scoring in the 62nd minute when McNamee fired through a crowd of players past O Neill. But the home side rallied and got back on terms on 77 minutes when from a Nicholas corner Sean McIntyre flicked the ball home from close range. The point laid siege to the visitors goal then with McIntyre and Darragh McIntyre both denied by the excellent McBride  who also advanced smartly to block a John McCloskey effort. Buncrana almost snatched the points when Keith Elliot met a corner but his downward header bounced up and over the bar.

Inishowen Engineering Division Two    

Cockhill Res 12

Glengad Res 0

Cockhill raced in to an early two goal lead inside 5 minutes with a brace from Liam Bradley capitalising on a couple of breaking balls in the box, reacting quickest to prod home from close range.Just as Glengad started to settle into the match another quick two goals, one from Kevin McDaid and another from Liam Bradley for his first half hat-trick put Cockhill well in control.Glengad keeper Danny McGonagle made several very good saves to try and keep his team in touch but he could do little as Cockhill stretched their lead before half time with another goal from Liam Bradley with his fourth of the half followed by a quick double from PJ Doherty. The second half followed a similar vain with goals from Shane McLaughlin, Dylan McDaid, Michael O’Connor and a Luke Bradley double completing the scoring on another good day for the young Cockhill team.


Redcastle Res 0

Carrowmena FC 1

In the first half chances were few and far between and Redcastles best effort was when a corner kick from Mark Farren was volleyed over the bar by Conòr McCallion. Carrowmena’s best effort was a shot from Colm McLaughlin from 10 yards that was well saved by Oisin O’Kane as the half ended scoreless.

Carrowmena started second half brightly and a header from Declan McGuinness was brilliantly saved by Oisin O’Kane in the Redcastle goal. Shay Sweeney was then unlucky for Redcastle after 60 minutes when a shot from 20 yards  was well saved by Mickey Noone. Carrowmena went in front when a corner from Gerard Gill was headed home by Finbar McCallion from six yards amidway through the second half. Redcastle  fought  hard to get back  in the match  but long  range shots from Farren and Sweeney were well saved by Noone.  Carrowmena  had the final chance and went close again  when a goal  bound Mc Laughlin  shot just skimmed the bar. 


Dunree Res 3

Moville Res 4

In an entertaining game the home side went close early on after Cian Moran sent Gerry Farrell through but he fired just the wrong side of the post.  Midway through the half a mix up in the home defence allowed Andrew McCarron to fire the visitors ahead. On 29 minutes they doubled their lead after Pearse Doherty was upended inside the area and he cooly despatched the penalty past Philip Doherty. Dunree ended the half well and Moville keeper Stephen Teles made two excellent saves from Oisin McGettigan and Farrell. Just before the break they got another goal back when  Mickey Grant headed home Farrells corner from eight yards.Moville got a dream start to the second half when Rowan Doherty fired a brilliant effort from the edge of the area to the top corner. Dunree got a goal back shortly after this with Farrells corner headed home by David Eccles. But Moville hit a fourth goal midway through the half when Michael McCarrons free was blocked but Ronan McCarron rattled the loose ball low into the corner. The home side again reduced the deficit to the minimum in the 82nd minute after  Ryan Toland collected a poor clearance  and unleashed a powerful effort in off the underside of the bar. Dunree poured on the pressure but  just couldn’t salvage a point in the closing stages of the game.

Sea Rovers 0

Rasheney FC 2

Game started with both teams failing to create any clear cut chances. First real chance fell to Sea Rovers Andrew Gallagher whose shot went just wide of the post. Good play then  by Liam Gallagher helped set up Oisin Hasson whose shot from the edge of the box went just over the bar. Rasheeny came more into the game and managed to break through the Rovers defence with Tommy Doherty shooting low past Michael Mc Laughlin in the Rovers goal to leave the ahead at the break. Rovers started the better in the second half but it was Rasheeny once again on the 70th minute mark that made the most of there chances when Ryan Doherty stuck  low and hard past the keeper to double their advantage. Rovers tried hard in the closing stages but the visitors defence stood firm. 

Illies Res 4

Aileach Youth 0

Illies started well with Ronan Hegarty and Oran Doherty off target with efforts before a Ronan Doherty  shot crashed off the post. It was no surprise when they opened the scoring in the 25th minute after a corner was cleared put to Liam O Connor who drove through a crowded goal mouth to the net. They added a second minutes later after Hegarty found Doherty who evaded a defender before  drilling low past Dylan Clarke from twelve yards. Aileach responded with Ciaran Bradley firing over when well placed before on the stroke of half time Dillon McGrory had an effort saved at the second attempt  by Graham Doherty. Illies got a great start to the second period when they scored a third goal after Paddy Doherty headed home Hegartys pinpoint cross.  Nathan Mclaughlin was then denied by a superb tackle from McElhinney as he looked destined to score. Aileach  then had chances when Kevin Wallace headed over from a corner before Bradley was unlucky to see his effort crash off the bar. Illies completed the scoring in the final minute after Oran Doherty s corner was headed home by Paddy Doherty. 

Rashenny Res 2

Carn  Res 3

Playing with a stiff breeze Carn dominated the opening half but in truth failed to trouble Fergal Diver in the home goal  too much. Jamie Doherty, Dillon Cooke and Ciaran O Kane were all off target with efforts in the opening half an hour before Diver gathered efforts from Tiarnan Doherty and Josh Diver.  Totally against the run of the play the home side broke the deadlock on 33 minutes after a Gareth McKeever cross found Abdul Rasheed and he drilled low past Kyle Harkin. Carn upped the tempo with a dangerous Kyle Cooke cross headed clear by Kyle Doherty. The visitors got back on terms  on 40 minutes when O’Kane superbly dummied a  defender  and fired a twenty five yards effort into the  bottom corner.  Dillon Cooke then had a long range effort saved by Diver before at the other end  Harkin advanced smartly to gather at the feet of McKeever. In the early exchanges in the second half  Shay Fallon had an effort saved by Diver  while at the other end McKeever broke clear  on the left cut inside and was unlucky to see an effort crash off the post. Rashenny then took the lead for the second time on 71 minutes after McKeever got in behind the visitors defence to drill low past Harkin. Intense pressure from the joint league leaders saw the home defence make block after block and  hold firm until  the 81st minute when substitute Darragh Tully saw his effort cleared off the line  but the ball cannoned off another defender and into the net for a fortuitous equaliser. Then in injury time Carn snatched a winner after a corner into a crowded area found another substitute Dermot Doherty who flicked the ball at the front post across goal and into the far corner.