Cubman Shirts League Cup Semi- Finals
Dunree 1-2 Clonmany
Clonmany advance to the final of the Clubman league shirts with a hard fought win over Dunree Clonmany took the lead on 25 min when a angled ball from Fergal Harkin found Jamie Coyle to shoot past Philip Doherty from 5 yards on 30 min Philip Mc Guiness had a effort for Dunree just past the post, Clonmany’s Freil brought a fine save from Doherty on 38 min, Dunree levelled on 60 min when Kevin Mc Colgan was brought down in the box and Philip Mc Guiness slotted home, on 75 min Paddy Doherty’s header was saved one handed by the home keeper, Clonmany were awarded a penalty on 82 min when Mark Mc Laughlin was brought down and Jamie Coyle stepped up his spot kick was saved by Doherty but the rebound fell kindly to Coyle to score at the second attempt, Following a Mc Guiness corner on 88 min Liam Baldrick’s header was cleared off the line by Raymond Mc Daid and Clonmany advance to the final
Glengad Utd 7
Buncrana Hearts 1
The home side was prominent form the start. James Mc Kinne’s excellent run took him past three defenders but his shot from outside the area skimmed the post. Minutes later the home side was claiming a penalty after Stephen Mc Laughlin, benefitting from a mistake in the visiting defence, rounded the keeper and ended up on the ground but appeals were waved away. The opening score arrived on 15 mins after Matthew Byrne accepted a pass from Mc Monagle – with his shot from the edge of the box taking a slight deflection on its way to the net. The visitors almost equalised when Mc Carron and Mc Daid combined to find Stephen Mc Hugh and only a goal line clearance prevented a score. Michael Byrne then fed Terence Doherty who raced clear of the Buncrana defence but Eoghan O’ Doherty saved well. Glengad doubled their advantage when good work from Mc Kinney and Canning set up Mc Monagle and he turned inside and fired low to the net from 15 yards. Buncrana got back into the match when Harry Foreshaw picked out Mc Daid on 18 yards and he turned and fired low to the bottom corner for a fine individual score. The home side increased its lead immediately after the break. A Stephen Fildara corner was flicked on by Adam Byrne to Terence Doherty at the back post and his overhead kick found the target. On the hour mark Stephen Fildara headed home a Matthew Byrne corner to make it 4 – 1. Glengad were dominant now and scored another three goals in the final quarter. Seamus Doherty and Mc Monagle combined to set up Terence Doherty who scored from 8 yards. And Doherty completed his hat trick on 70 minutes after Kevin Mc Laughlin’s long throw found Canning near the half way line and the midfielder’s perfect pass allowed Doherty to fire low to the net from 18 yards. A superb Mark Smyth header from a Terence Doherty cross in the final minute completed the scoring.
Jackie Crossan Premier Division
Greencastle FC 3
Culdaff FC 2
In a lively match where play swung from end to end the home side prevailed as the visitors finished the match with nine players following two dismissals. Greencastle moved in front on 34 minutes when Christy Hegarty’s initial shot was parried by Darragh Mc Laughlin out to Shaun Cavanagh and he scored from 10 yards. Play was evenly balanced then and it was not until the 55th minute that Greencastle increased their lead. Michael Henry crossed into the centre and Hegarty volleyed home from 15 yards. Culdaff dragged themselves back into the game and reduced the deficit when Brendan Fildara found the net when he shot from outside the area. However, Greencastle restored their two goal advantage when Danny Murphy accepted a pass from Kevin Mc Laughlin and with the visitors appealing for offside he raced clear and fired home. Brendan Fildara scored an opportunistic goal from 10 yards with five minutes remaining but the home side held out to claim all three points.
Quigley’s Point Swifts 2-2 Carndonagh
Brandon Brown’s last-gasp equalizer earned ten-man Carndonagh a hard-earned point and denied Quigley’s Point Swifts a second straight league victory in Muff on Sunday. The home side started the match well. Colm Deery, who was making his debut for the Muff side, shot just over after three minutes from a Chris Montieth cross. On fifteen minutes Deery shot wide from sixteen yards after good home pressure in the Carn half.The Swifts went in front on eighteen minutes. A lovely weighted ball from Joe McKinney on the left found Deery at the back post, and the debutant bundled the ball home from six yards.
Quigley’s Point continued to press the visitors, although a defensive mix-up almost gifted Carn an equalizer on twenty minutes. But Matthew McLaughlin shot well wide when one-on-one with Point keeper Oisin Burke. At the other end, Mickey Nicholas had two half-chances dealt with by Carn goalkeeper Daniel Houghton. The home side made it 2-0 three minutes before the break. Nicholas’s well-struck free kick was pushed away low by Houghton. Odhran McColgan picked the ball up on the right byline and squared a low pass to an oncoming DJ Canavan, who shot into the roof of the net at the near post. The visitors started the second half more positively, but their task was made harder on fifty-two minutes when Darragh Brown was sent-off for a second bookable offence. This seemed to galvanize the visitors, however, and they were back in the game on sixty minutes. Ronan Doherty’s thunderbolt free-kick from twenty yards found the top left corner, giving Oisin Burke no chance. The home side tried to slow the pace of the game with the extra man advantage. On sixty-seven minutes, Jordan McLaughlin went close with a twenty-five yard effort after a neat lay-off from Colm Deery. Carn continued to work hard, with Ryan Kelly shooting wide from outside the box. Carn’s resilient second-half performance would pay dividends right at the death. In the fourth minute of injury time, a long goal kick from Houghton was well controlled by substitute Declan McGonagle. His cross from the right flank seemed to heading goal-wards but was tipped onto the bar by Oisin Burke. Brandon Brown pounced on the loose ball, heading into the net to secure a 2-2 draw and leave Quigley’s Point to rue a wasteful second-half performance.
Strand Hotel Division One
Carrowmena 3-8 QPS Res
Home side had a bright start to this game and on 6mins in took the lead when Trevor Kane found the head of Christie Mc Geoaghan he flicked on for Paddy Craig to volley home past the keeper Home side will be left wondering how it wasn’t two nil, few minutes later again Trevor Kanes long ball over the top, found Jude Harkin he skipped past his marker and with only keeper to beat from 8 yrds some how hit the ball wide – this spurred QPS on and on the 17th , got their first goal, ball pushed through the middle found Josh Mc laughlin he slipped through the defence and slotted ball past the outrushing Mc Geady for 1-1 The away side took the lead in the 23rd min after the ball failed to be cleared out from Carrowmena’s defence – Joe Johnsonl toe- poked home for 1-2 Qps then scored 2 quick goals on 35 & 39 , the 3rd a header in over the keeper from a corner and good work by Johnston to cross to Paul Hegarty to slott home for 1-4 QPS, pushed from the start of the second half and 2 quick goals coming 47 & 50 mins , a 25yrd shot , low from James Mc Creadie wrong footing the home keeper and no 6 was crossed in from the corner beating the defender for Joe Johnston rushing in at back post , to drill home 1-6 Home side rallied and brought the score line bac to 3-6 , 65mins Conor Lafferty slipped the left to Jude Harkin, whom made good work, weaving in &and out past QPS defence and drilled a low shot to the far corner, 3rd goal for home side came about, 70th min again Trevor kane’s long ball found Paddy Craig he turned and chipped ball to find the inrushing Christie Mc Geoaghan. Whom tapped in from 5yrds 3-6 , Carrowmena were now play’n a good passing game and were looking for their 4th , but QPS stood firm- the away team hit two more quick goals in the remaining mins ,79 mins again man of the match O’Donnell setting up, Kevin wallace 3-7 and on 87 mins – Joe Johnson got on the score sheet to complete his hatrick and make it 3-8
Moville 6-5 Rasheney
This was a high scoring game with the lead changing hands Moville took the lead on 3rd min Conor Doherty brought down in the box Charlie Gill’s penalty was saved by the keeper but Mc Naught following up scored Rasheney hit straight back Daniel Mc Laughlin beating Liam Grimbly from 22 yards, Moville went in front in the 6th min Conor Doherty chipping Freil from 18 yards, Rasheney then scored twice Damien Friel on 43 and 47 min to give Rasheney the lead Conor Doherty then scored from 35 yards to level the game but two goals for Rasheney from Anthony Doherty and David Mc Laughlin gave Rasheney a 5-3 advantage Billy Mc Cann got one back for Moville and then two late goals from Eamonn Reddin and Charlie Gill gave the home side all three points
Cockhill Youth 2
Aileach Res 3
The visitors took the lead early on when Declan Caldwell’s goal kick was headed back over the defence by James Gillespie to Anthony Doherty (S) and he rounded the keeper to put his side ahead. Cockhill responded and Mc Geady had to save from Daniel M Doherty after Darragh Mc Dermott’s initial free was blocked. The lead was increased when Conor Mc Mackin, free inside the area, managed to hook the ball past Caldwell. The home side got back into the game when Sean Doherty, positioned at the back post, fired past Mc Geady. The game then developed into a midfield battle until the hour mark when Cockhill equalised. Daniel Martin Doherty delivered forward to James Mc Gonagle and when his toe poked effort came back off the upright Thomas Doherty was on hand to hit the ball home from close in. At this stage the home side looked the more likely to score but Aileach were looking very dangerous on the break with Anthony Shivey prominent. Mc Feeley’s missed a great opportunity for Aileach when he drove over the bar from close in but they did claim victory right at the death when Adam Barr broke the offside trap and shot low past Caldwell.
Illies Celtic 6
Redcastle Utd 0
In what was a clearcut victory, Illies broke the deadlock when a through ball from Stephen Doherty was slotted home by Michael Coyle. Half way through the opening period the score was doubled after Coyle accepted a pass from John Pio Donaghey and drove low past Michael Mc Cole. Redcastle’s best chance of the half came from Ryan Duffy but he could only fire straight at Noone. On 55 minutes Coyle claimed his hat-trick when some sloppy play in the visiting defence allowed him to gain possession, advance on goal and score. They made it 4 – 0 when Dominic Owen Coyle’s corner was headed across goal by Paddy Doherty for Ryan Mc Elhinney to convert at the back post. Dominic Owen Coyle claimed the last two goals and completed the scoring. His first came from an attempt that squeezed under Mc Cole and then he broke into the box to fire home from close in.
Clonmany Res 2
Sea Rovers 0
Clonmany opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour when Jack Doherty sent Watson the wrong way when converting from the spot after he himself had been impeded. They doubled the scoreline mid way through the half. The inrushing Dessie Doherty and the advancing Watson both challenged for a long forward delivery. The ball broke favourably for Doherty and he managed to force the ball home. Sea Rovers came more into the match after this with Gary Doherty prominent in midfield but it was the home side who came closest just before the break. Michael Harkin’s 20 yard shot was tipped over by Watson and from the resulting corner Jake Harkin headed over at the back post. Sea Rovers made a double substitution at half time and the introduction of John Doherty and Martin Ward helped their cause. On 53 minutes a Gary Doherty header broke to Tiernan Stevens and his rising shot cleared the crossbar. At the other end Dessie Riley’s header fell to Martin Kelly and he drove wide of a post at the second attempt. Clonmany almost got a third when Riley advanced and laid the ball back to John Porter whose curled shot hit a post before being cleared.
Inishowen Engineering Division Two 11am
Illies Res 2-2 Greencastle Res
Illies took the lead on 10 min Charlie Mc Laughlin picking out Aiden Donaghey to fire low past keeper Bovaird Greencastle equalssed on 20 min when Daniel Rowan’s free was deflected past Graham Doherty Illies had a chance before half time when Mc Laughlins cross was headed over by Dominic Doherty when well placed Greencastle took the lead on 55 min when Daniel Rowan found Calumn Mc Laughlin and he rolled the ball low past Graham Doherty to give the visitors the lead Illies drew level when Keelen Whorskey’s shot from distance went under the keeper Illies had the last chance a free from Mc Cann found Donaghey who shot wide
Moville Res 6
Rasheney Res 2
The home team have full points from 5 games after this deserved victory. They were two goals ahead within the first six minutes. Norbert Indyka accepted a pass from Kevin Mc Dermott and finished to the net from 12 yards for the opener and the second quickly followed when Emmet Mc Cauley’s shot was blocked but Mc Dermott was able to force home the loose ball from close in. Rasheney’s best effort of the half came via Kevin Noone’s free from outside the box but it was held by Ryan Coyle. The visitors did get back into the game shortly after the interval when a shot by Jack Mc Laughlin was parried out to Ryan Mc Dermott who slotted home. Moville struck for a third on 55 minutes when Kyle Harkin’s corner was headed home by Graeme Doherty and they made it 4 – 1 after Indyka latched onto James Gillen’s forward pass, rounded Kieran O’ Neill and fired home. Almost immediately the home side scored again when Doherty was on hand to head home another Harkin corner. Rasheney reduced the deficit when Mc Laughlin reacted quickest in the box to finish low past Coyle and the scoring was complete when Indyka outpaced the defence and drove home to complete his hat trick.
Cockhill Res 3
Gleneely Colts 3
Cockhill took the lead on 25 minutes when Kevin McDaid finished well from just inside the box after a great through ball by Barney Gubbins. They made it 2 – 0 shortly afterwards when Gary Breslin scored with a neat finish. Just before half time Gleneely pulled one back when Christy Smith scored with a long range effort in to the top corner as the home side failed to clear properly following a corner. Both teams passed up some decent chances after the break up until the 80 minute mark. Then Gleneely snatched an equaliser when Christy Smith made it 2 -2. Cockhill came close to regaining the lead when Mark Gillespie headed wide from an Eddie Cuffe cross. Cuffe then had a chance to put Cockhill in front again but his effort on goal was easily saved. There was late drama as Gleneely were awarded a penalty. Gary Robinson in the home goals got a good hand to Joe McLaughlin’s penalty but the ball found the back of the net to edge Gleneely in front. However, Cockhill managed a late equaliser after the ball broke in the box to Gary Breslin who slotted home from 5 yards to make it 3-3.
Carn Res 2
Glengad Res 5
The visitors held the upper hand in the first half and were three up by half time. On the quarter hour mark P.J. Mc Daid ran through the middle to fire home and the lead was doubled when the same player chested down a cross from the left and found the net. Right on half time Paddy Doherty poked home in a crowded area. Carn reduced the deficit on the hour mark when Dayton Cooke drove low to the bottom corner for 3 – 1. But Glengad continued to push forward and were rewarded when Joe Doherty headed home. A Cade Cooke penalty awarded for an infringement made it 4 – 2 but Mc Daid completed the scoring as he notched his hat-trick.
Dunree Res 1-2 Buncrana Res
Buncrana took the lead on 15 min when a ball over the top found Shaun Doherty and he headed past Simon Taylor in the Dunree goal, Dunree best chance in the first half came on 35 min when Neil Moran’s effort brought a fine save from Donal O’ Sullivan Dunree equalised on 48 min when Gerry Farrell dispatched a 20yard free to the top corner past O’ Sullivan, Buncrana regained the lead on 85 min when James Adair converted from the penalty spot Dunree were unlucky not to snatch a share of the points when Doherty’s free was headed onto the upright by David Eccles
Carrowmena Res 0-5 Redcastle Res
Carrowmena had the first chance when Darragh Kelly picked out Dempsy Hollywell but he spurned his chance from five yards, Redcastle replied and Michael Bonner shot wide from a Daniel Harkin cross Bonner made amends on 25 min when he slotted past Mark Doherty to give Redcastle the lead at half time Redcastle doubled the lead on 55 min when Daniel Harkin headed in a Evan Craig corner, James Breslin made it 3-0 on 59 min with a effort from 20 yards Bonner got his second on 62 min to make it 4-0 and Stephen Davenport made five on 78 min Carrowmena had a chance on 88 min when Kevin Mc Cauley brought a fine save from Terence Mc Gonagle
Aileach Youths 6-2 Culdaff Res
Aileach got off to a flying start when Dermot Doherty was upended in the box and Darren McMonagle tucked the penalty into the bottom left corner past Darragh McLaughlin in the Culdaff goal. Aileach increased their lead 2 minutes later when McLaughlin misjudged a long ball up the field resulting in Doherty side footing the ball into the open goal from 20 yards. The game slowed down after this with the Doherty missing another great chance when he raced clear but McLaughlin tipped over to keep the score at two nil at half time. Culdaff started the second half brightly and reduced the arrears when Shane Diver got through but Dylan Clarke made a great save but the rebound landed at the feet of Seamus McLaughlin who lobbed everyone from 25 yards to make the score 2-1. Within five minutes, Aileach restored their two goal cushion when a penatrating run by Benny Hegarty ended with a pass to Daidbhi Grant who fired into the top corner from 30 yards. On the hour Culdaff reduced the score to the minimum again when a corner wasn’t properly cleared by the Aileach defence and Brian McCandless forced the ball home from six yards. On 70 minutes, Aileach got another goal when Benny Hegarty played a through ball to Patrick Curran who scored at the second attempt after McLaughlin saved his initial effort. With 15 minutes to go the game was finally put to bed when Derek Gallagher slid a through ball into the path of Dermot Doherty who sprang the offside trap and finished smartly into the right hand corner from the edge of the box. Doherty wrapped up the scoring with his hat trick with 10 minutes to go when he pounced on a defensive mix up between a Culdaff defender and the keeper to race clear and roll into the unguarded net.