Match Reports Sunday 29th August

Inishowen Football League Fixtures  2021-22

Sunday  29th   August  

Clubman Shirts League Cup Group Stages 

Carn FC                            0                                        

Moville Celtic                1

Carn had the first chance on 8 minutes when a Dayton Cooke pass from midfield found Darragh Doherty on the right wing who crossed for Cade Cooke who failed to ht the target from ten yards. But it was Moville who broke the deadlock on 17 minutes after Mark Bell was upended in the penalty box and Jack McConologue converted the penalty.

Carn had a chance to equalize on 32 minutes when Darragh Doherty broke on the right wing and he crossed which was punched away by Seamus Houghton in the Moville goal but fell to Cade Cooke who headed over the bar from six yards. Moville almost doubled their lead on 39 minutes when Michael McNaught broke on the left wing and rounded the defender and squared it for Mark Bell who drove a powerful shot to the right and wide from outside the 18 yard box. The home side had the last chance of the half with  a Christy Diver free kick which rebounded off the wall to Diver who flashed an effort wide.

Carn had a chance to score minutes after the break when a Cian Doherty corner found Christy Doherty who volleyed wide from 10 yards.  Moville had another chance to double their lead after Ryan McColgan  broke on the right wing and squared it for Bell who blazed wide when well placed. Carn went close on 63 minutes when sub Cian Burke was upended in the penalty box and Cade Cooke’s resulting penalty was brilliantly saved by Houghton who recovered to save the resulting shot from the rebound by  Cooke. At the other end Dermot Harkin released McConalogue but with only keeper Kyle Harkin to beat he blazed wide. Moville had their final chance to score on 86 minutes when Michael McLaughlin broke on the right wing and crossed for Dermot Harkin whose low effort was brilliantly turned round the post by Harkin. Cade Cooke had a  final chance to equalize in the 88th minute  when he was on the end of  a Cian Burke pass and went one on one with Houghton but saw his attempted lob drift away and wide.

Glengad United                          1                         

Clonmany Shamrocks               1

After a hard fought even opening period Glengad took the lead after 25minutes after a corner from the right fell to John G McLaughlin unmarked to head past Patrick Harkin from ten yards.They had another chance when James McKinney flicked on for Terence Doherty but his effort drew a superb save from Harkin. Clonmany hit back on the stroke of half time when Paddy Doherty advanced from midfield and unleashed an effort which Daniel Mullarkey held well. Clonmany started the better in the second half with Doherty finding Shane McCaul whose first time volley was brilliantly saved by Mullarkey. On 55 minutes a fearghal Harkin cross from the left found McCaul but he headed straight at Mullarkey. Glengad then spurned an equally good chance when a Stephen McLaughlin corner fell to the unmarked Terence Doherty at the back post but he headed over.Clonmany got back on terms on 80 minutes after Jason Devlin was upended and Oisin Hession calmly slotted low to Mullarkey s left. Needing a win to advance to the semi finals Glengad pressed and when Matthew Byrne found Stephen McLaughlin twenty yads out he fired straight at Harkin.

Greencastle FC                            3                         

Cockhill Youths                           1

Greencastle secured their semi final berth with this victory at Chapel Lane on Saturday evening while Cockhill must wait to see if they get the best runner up spot. In an even and entertaining opening half Greencastle opened the scoring on 6 minutes after a mazy Jamie McCormick run saw his cross find James Henry whose  effort was blocked but Conor Gillen reacted quickest to head home. Cockhill reposnded with Odhran O’Brien-Daly heading over from a corner before they levelled on 11 minutes. A superb Daniel Doherty pass found Jack McDaid  who cut inside and drilled a low short to the  bottom corner. The home side replied with Nigel McMonagle seeing an effort saved while at the other end Jack McDaid saw one effort saved and another fly inches wide. Greencastle upped the tempo before the break with Gillen off target from distance , McMonagle seeing a  couple of efforts saved by Michael Doherty and Michael Barr seeing a header crash off the bar. Greencastle started the second period on top and had an early James Henry shot saved before McCormicks free kick was also well saved by Doherty. They regained the lead on 66 minutes after Nathan Harkin evaded a number of challenges and advanced to drill low into the bottom corner from sixteen yards. They increased their lead five minutes later when a quick throw in saw Gillen cross for McMonagle to fire home from fifteen yards. Cockhill rallied and Daniel Doherty saw a free deflected wide before Bobby Bradley saw his shot blocked when well placed. The home side had the final chance after a jack Coyle shot was saved by Doherty.

Charlie O Donnell Group Stages          

Aileach Res                    4           

Culdaff FC                       1

Aileach took the lead in fortuitous fashion when a unfortunate defender overhit a back pass which eluded Pauric O’Donnell in the Culdaff goal.  Aileach doubled their lead on 22 minutes when Stephen Doherty released Anthony Doherty who squared for Davy Ryan to slot home.  On the half hour, Culdaff reduced the arrears after an Aidan Cunningham corner from the left made its way inside the far post.  Within minutes of the second half, Aileach had two half chances when Stephen Doherty shot over the bar and Jordan McGeady fired just wide.  Aileach increased their advantage on the hour when a Darren Bradley corner was headed high into the net by Stephen Doherty at the far post.  Minutes later Culdaff nearly scored when Cunnngham raced into the box but Sean McGuinness in the home goal raced of his line to save bravely at his feet. On 65 minutes, Darren Bradley collected the ball and tried to lob O’Donnell from 30 yards but O’Donnell got back to tip over.Culdaff had a couple of half chances in succession with 15 minutes on the clock when Cunningham fired over from the edge of the box and Conor Doherty headed just wide when well placed.  Aileach completed the scoring in injury time when Anthony Doherty’s quickly taken free kick lobbed the keeper from thirty yards.


Clonmany Res                       1

Dunree United            2

Clonmany had the first chance of the game in the 20th minute when Mark McLaughlin was fed through but he fired narrowly wide. Dunree took the lead in the 35th minute when Brice Fullerton ran through onto a ball over the top and fired home past Kieran Friel. Just before the break Lee Coyle was fed through on the edge of the box but Dunree keeper Adam Harrington made a good save to deny him.Dunree started the second half the better of the two teams and scored their second goal in the 55th minute when a long ball was misjudged by the Clonmany defence and Eoin Coombes ran on to slot home past Kieran Friel.Clonmany tried to press to get back into the game and went close through a Mark McLaughlin shot in the 65th minute which was saved by Adam Harrington in the Dunree nets and then again in the 74th minute when substitute Steve Harkin saw his header go narrowly past the post.Clonmany pulled a goal back in the 76th minute when Conor Doherty was pulled down in the box and Mark McLaughlinn stepped up to take the penalty and score to the bottom corner of the net. Clonmany’s last chance fell to Andrew Doherty in the 84th minute but his shot from the edge of the box went past the foot of the post and Dunree held on to record a narrow victory and secure the final semi final slot




Inishowen Engineering Division Two  

Rasheney FC                                3

Rasheney Res                              0

In this unique ‘derby’ match it was the club’s First team who emerged victorious. They were in front as early as the third minute when experienced defender Trevor Doherty failed to execute a simple clearance close to goal and Caylum Long had the easiest of chances to drive low to the net from 8 yards. The opening opportunity for the Reserves saw Joey Holland head down and past the upright from a corner. On the quarter hour mark the returning John Grant outfoxed a defender along the right wing, cut inside and launched a

shot from just outside the angle of the area which ended up nestling in the far corner of Oliver Crouch’s net for a two nil scoreline. Crouch then thwarted Cormac Dillon who managed to run clear of the Res defence. Later in the half Dillon had an effort from 25 yards pushed away for a corner by Crouch. When the Reserves next threatened, Brendan Grant shot from outside the area but his effort was held by Greg Doherty. Late in the half there were opportunities for the First Team to increase their lead via Long, Charlie Doherty and Oisin Doherty who fired over from a very tight angle. What turned out to be the final goal arrived on the stroke of half time. There was a lack of communication between Crouch and Trevor Doherty who was caught napping and David Mc Laughlin was presented with an early Christmas present. There was less goalmouth action in the second half although the First team came close on two occasions. Holland was well positioned to head out a Long corner from right underneath his crossbar while sub Peter Doherty (S) came close when he surged along the right wing and tried to lift the ball beyond the advancing keeper – only to see it drift wide. Overall the Reserves performed quite well – bearing in mind the fact that they coughed up two of the goals. Both teams gave competitive debuts at this level to a number of players who have already featured at underage for the club with Eoin Fowley, Oisin Doherty (A), Jake O’ Donnell, Peter Doherty (S), Aidan Hirrell, Ryan Doherty and Ronan Shovlin all performing well.

Cockhill Res                                 3

Carn Res                                        3

Cockhill started the match well and took the lead on 17 minutes from a well worked move down the right which started with Martin Breslin who linked up well with Liam Bradley before playing Kevin McDaid in who finished low and hard across Carn keeper Danny Diver from a narrow angle.Carn were level shortly after. A deep corner into a congested back post somehow ended up in the back of the Cockhill net with Carn defender Conor Doherty getting the final touch.In a frantic end to a well contested first half Mark Gillespie fired Cockhill back in front on 42 minutes with a calm finish from 10 yards after Carn failed to clear their lines from a Cockhill corner.

Carn were level 2 minutes later when Kyron Cantwell equalised  with a well taken first time finish from a cross giving Cockhill keeper Eoin Colhoun no chance. The pace never let up in the second half and it was Carn who edged ahead this time midway through the second half. A ball in behind the Cockhill defence allowed Kyron Cantwell a run through on Eoin Colhoun and the Carn striker kept his composure to put Carn ahead.Cockhill responded and continued to press for an equaliser which arrived with 10 minutes to go after a great breaking run forward from defence by Cian Downey into the opposition box saw him brought down for a penalty.  Cian Downey showed great character to step up and fire a confidently taken penalty past Danny Diver to draw the teams level again.Cockhill almost earned all three points late on when a terrific twenty five yard strike from Sean McColgan crashed off the bar.


Aileach Youth                              1

Carrowmena FC                          2

Both teams started the game in cagey fashion with Aileach having the bulk of the possession without creating too many chances.  On 20 minutes Carowmena created a half chance when Jude Harkin released Ronan Doherty on the wing and his shot under pressure went wide of the far post.  On the half hour, Aileach took the lead when Kevin Wallace advanced from defence to find Benny Hegarty who found Ethan O’Toole to  lift the ball over Kyle Dougal to open the scoring. Five minutes later Aaron Doherty had a shot from the edge of the box that cleared the crossbar.  Carrowmena made a couple of tactical switches at half time and they reaped dividends. Within five minutes of the restart, Carrowmena were level from a corner.  Gerard McLaughlin’s corner from the left went deep into the six yard box and the ball was bundled home by Ciaran Bonner at the far post.  Carrowmena took the lead moments later when McLaughlin played a diagonal ball into the path of Adam Harkin who slotted past Ryan Fox from 12 yards. On the hour, Carrowmena had another effort from Ronan Doherty that Fox comfortably dealt with.  With 10 minutes to go, Aaron Doherty raced into the box and appeared to be upended but was subsequently booked for diving.  Aileach almost forced an equaliser in the dying moments when a Daidhibh Grant free kick eluded everyone across the box and trickled wide of the far post.

Illies Res                         2           

Sea Rovers                     2

Illies had the first chance of the game on 15 minutes when Gavin Doherty fired over the bar from close range. Rovers replied and took the lead on 21 minutes with a Conor McGeoghaghan corner which eluded all and drifted into the net. The same player spurned a great chance when he broke clear minutes later but fired straight  at Graham Doherty. Illies replied with Dominick Doherty heading over from a corner when well placed. They went close again on the stroke of half time when Ronan Hegarty fed Ethan McLaughlin inside the area but he failed to hit the target. Hegarty was then denied after the break by a superb save from Mark McLaughlin in the rovers goal. That save was crucial as midway through the half Rovers doubled the lead after McGeoghaghan fed Conor Gallagher on the edge of the area and he scored with an exquisite lob over Doherty . Illies got back into the game midway through the half when a Gavin Doherty effort took a wicked deflection to wrongfoot McLaughlin in the Rovers goal. McLaughlin then made a superb save to deny Ronan Hegarty in a one on one situation. Rovers then spurned a great chance to restore their two goal advantage after Declan McGonagle broke clear but blazed over the bar. Illies threw everything forward and in the last min salvaged a point when Gavin Doherty ‘s cross from the left found substitute Ethan Doherty who finished well from twelve yards .

Dunree Res                                  1

Moville Res                                  4

In an entertaining and free flowing game the final scoreline did not do justice to the home sides efforts. After a close opening period the visitors opened the scoring on the half hour when the home side failed to clear allowing Conor Farren to slot home from five yards.  Dunree responded and went close with an Eamon Fullerton effort which was superbly saved by Stephen Teles in the Moville goal. Moville then doubled their lead on the stroke of half time after John McGeady sidefooted home following a corner. Dunree started the second half well and following a mix up in the Moville defence Ryan O Donnell pounced to drill the ball home. Fullerton was then unlucky to see an effort come back off the upright before  Mickey Grant was denied by another fine save from Teles. Moville broke on the counter attack on 68 minutes   with Jack Cardin firing superbly to the top corner past Philip Doherty.  The game was ended as a contest on 77 minutes after Farrens effort was well parried by Doherty but Daniel McFadden reacted first to slot home.

Culdaff Res                                   2

Clonmany Youths                       1

The home side  had the first chance after good combination between Dean Doherty and Conan McLaughlin  ended with Sean McGrenaghan firing narrowly wide. Clonmany then took the lead  with their first attack on 6 minutes after a free kick broke on the edge of the area to Brian Doherty who rifled a shot to the roof of the net. Culdaff responded well to this setback and Mclaughlin was denied by a good save from Liam McGonigle. They equalised on 33 minutes when McGrenaghan released McLaughlin who fired low past McGonigle from the angle of the area. Within minutes Culdaff had taken the lead after a brilliant crossfield pass from McLaughlin on the left found Doherty who rounded McGonigle to slot home. Clonmany upped the tempo in the second half and exerted a lot of pressure on the home goal. Michael Devlin, Aaron Porter and Tiernan Doherty all had clear sights of goal but failed to hit the target. Culdaff replied and after Oisin McLaughlin fed namesake Conan his shot came back off the base of the post to Dean Doherty but he blazed over the bar. Clonmany piled on the pressure late on but the closest they came was when Porter was denied by the outstretched leg of Zach Conlon in the home goal.