DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgVoodoo Venue CupQuarter FinalsSt. Catherines Reserves 3 Arranmore United 3( Arranmore United won 5-4 on penalties )The men from Arranmore came to Emerald Park, Killybegs on Saturday afternoon for a Voodoo Venue Cup quarter-final. Gerry Earley’s side never fell behind in what was a ding dong battle. Arranmore took the lead through Christopher Mc Glanaghey but Barry Cannon equalised for the home side. Declan Proctor reinstated the advantage for the Islanders but again Cannon levelled. David Ward then put Arranmore ahead, for the third time, but not to be outdone Eamonn Bonner replied for St. Catherines Reserves. 3-3 it ended and that is how it stood after extra time so it took the penalty shoot-out to separate the sides. Arranmore prevailed by 5-4 and now have a Voodoo Venue Cup semi-final to look forward to.Strand Rovers 4 Donegal Town Reserves 1This Quarter final stage match in the Voodoo Venue Cup saw Donegal Town travel to Maghery to take on Strand Rovers. Both teams started off slowly but Strand created most of the chances in the first 10 minutes with Brendan Glackin having numerous chances but failing to hit the target. The scoreline changed though after 11 minutes when Shan Mc Millan stole the ball off the Donegal defence and slotted home to make it 1-0. Donegal Town then sprang to life and drew level after only a few minutes when chaos in the Strand defence allowed the equaliser. Donegal with the bit between their teeth piled on the pressure but Strand captain Brendan Brennan struck from distance to make it 2-1 to the home side at the break. The second half saw possession shared by both teams before a wonder strike from Darragh Hanlon from distance put the home side 3-1 up. Rather than sit back Strand pushed forward and substitute David Mc Carron tucked another away, after a nice bit of play, to seal a Semi- Final place for the Strand men. Team performance from Donegal Town with James Mc Cole and Shan Mc Millan putting in a solid shift for the home side.Cappry Rovers Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 4The visitors started well and put the youthful Cappry team under pressure from the start. Cappry settled into the game and had a few good passing moves but the Glenea defence held strong and were well on top. Glenea took the lead in the 39th minute when Shane Ferry finished well from inside the box. In the 44th minute Glenea made it 2-0 when Ciaran Boyce scored with a fine finish over the keeper Liam O’Meara in the Cappry net. In the 52nd minute Glenea made it 3-0 when Ciaran Boyce tapped into an empty net following a mistake in the Cappry defence. It was 4-0 in the 65th minute when Ciaran Mc Geady added another for the visitors. Cappry never gave up and got a goal back when Conor Mc Glynn scored with a fine volley from the edge of the box. Steven O’Reilly and Karl Mc Glynn were best for Cappry. A fine team performance from Glenea. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary Glenree United Reserves 1 Glencar Celtic 2Glenree hosted Glencar in an evenly matched contest. Both teams cancelled each other out for the duration of the first 45 minutes with only a few half chances falling to either side. It was Glencar who started the brighter in the second half and duly broke the deadlock when Paddy O’ Kane finished well from a rebound that was too hot to hold for the Glenree keeper. The away side doubled their lead on 75minutes when Declan Scanlon won the ball and brought a good save from the Glenree keeper that rebounded back to Scanlon who made no mistake with the follow up. Glenree pulled a goal back through Karl Mc Elhinney who placed his shot past the keeper from the edge of the box. Glenree continued to apply the pressure and almost forced extra time when John Doherty was denied from close range with a headed effort. Best for Glencar Paddy O’Kane. Best for Glenree Kyle Doherty and Cathal McGinley Jr.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 4 Gweedore Celtic 2This match was played on Sunday evening at Moyle View Park. Milford had a comfortable half-time lead with goals from Adam Serrinha (2), Gary Merritt and Kyle Black. After the interval Milford seemed to tire and Gweedore Celtic introduced Odhran Mac Niallais from the bench. The Gaeltachta outfit dominated the second half and reduced the deficit through Jamie Boyle and Mac Niallais but they could not overturn the Milford tally of the opening 45 minutes.Cappry Rovers 0 St. Catherines 1Reigning champions of the Brian Mc Cormick Premier Division St. Catherines left Cappry Park on Sunday very fortunate to have the three points with them following a very good competitive game against a very resilient Cappry Rovers team who deserved at least a share of the spoils. Cappry had the better of the chances in the opening stages but couldn’t find the net due to good defending and keeping by the visitors’ defence and keeper. St. Catherines opened the scoring in the twenty seventh minute after the ball was blocked following a free kick and it went to Christian Mc Neilis who blasted it to the bottom corner of the net from twenty five yards. Cappry went in search of the equaliser and created numerous chances but all to no avail. Cappry’s Darren O’ Leary had a header well saved by the visitors’ keeper in the forty third minute when he dived full length to palm the ball away. Cappry pushed forward in the second half but once again couldn’t find the target. They created numerous chances and a few of these were well saved by the keeper. St. Catherines created a few chances also but without reward. Best For Cappry Gerald Melaugh and Gavin Reilly. Daniel Breslin and David Conwell were best for Saint Catherines. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Castlefin Celtic 3 Drumoghill F.C. 1Castlefin started life back in Premier Division with a hard fought victory over Drumoghill F.C. Drumoghill got off to a great start after five minutes, a cross from the wing found Gerard Mc Granaghan free in the box and he headed home from close range. Drumoghill pressed hard for a second but could not create any clear cut chances. Castlefin equalised after 35 minutes, Johnny Doherty’s cross found Barry Tourish on the left wing, Tourish finished from the edge of the box into the bottom corner. Castlefin took the lead a minute before the break, Johnny Doherty found Damien Mc Anenny free in the box, and he slotted home from 6 yards. Drumoghill started the second half brightly, searching for an equaliser, but could not get past the Castlefin defence. Castlefin had the better of the chances with Corrie Bogan and Conor Dalton coming close. Castlefin wrapped up all three points ten minutes from time when Corrie Bogan set up JP Malley who calmly finished from close range.Glenea United A v A Kilmacrennan CelticThis game was abandoned due to a bad injury to Michael Mc Clafferty and the club wish him a speedy recovery. Kilmacrennan took the lead on 10 minutes when Kevin Mc Menamin squeezed the ball in at the near post after he reacted quickest to a Joe Coll save. Glenea equalised on 55 minutes when Aodhan Ferry headed home a Dean Mc Carry corner. Referee: Marty QuinnThe club wish to thank all those who came to Michael’s aid and the speedy arrival of the Ambulance and Now Doc services. Rathmullan Celtic 3 Kildrum Tigers 1Rathmullan Celtic got their new Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a hard fought victory over former USL stalwarts Kildrum Tigers. With conditions perfect the Hoops welcomed back their talismanic striker Eamonn Sheridan for another season. The Hoops got off to a flier after four minutes when wing wizard James Gallagher crossed for Kevin Doran who calmly finished inside the area for what was his first of a fine brace on the afternoon. The Tigers couldn’t penetrate the solid Hoops defence with Reggie Miller particularly impressive. The full back was involved for the Hoops’ second on 32 minutes when he crossed in for Eoin Sheridan who scored from inside the box to give his side a real cushion. Celtic’s Aaron Mc Clafferty had a stormer in midfield and was narrowly wide with a fine strike just after 35 minutes as the Tigers tried in vain to claw a goal back before the break. The second half saw the tackles intensify in what was a physical game which kept referee Mick Lagan busy in the middle. Eoin Sheridan had a strike just wide after the hour mark. Hoops’ winger Gallagher was given a red card on 71 minutes for fouling Conor Crossan in the area which resulted in a penalty for the visitors. With the Hoops reeling with Gallagher’s dismissal Johnny Mc Ginty took the spot kick which was superbly saved by Hoops’ keeper Mark Gallagher much to the relief of the Seaside faithful. The Tigers pressed hard and finally got one back on 74 minutes with William Lynch heading home a Frankie Mc Brearty cross. Four minutes later Tigers’ keeper Stephen Conroy was given a straight red card for hitting Hoops’ striker Sheridan. Kildrum tried in vain to get an equaliser. Doran scored an exquisite chip from an acute angle on the right to seal the points for Rathmullan. Referee: Mick LaganWatson Hire Division OneCranford United 5 Keadue Rovers 2Cranford got the season off to a great start in perfect conditions with a big win over Keadue. Cranford came out of the blocks quickly and should have been a few goals up in the first 20 minutes. The opening goal did come in the 25th minute, Pauric Morrison and Andrew Kelly linked up well and Kelly finished well from the edge of the box. It was soon 2-0 when a great Lee Carr corner was met by Chris Carr who couldn’t miss. Keadue tried to get into the game but Brendan Logue was keeping them out when they did get through on goal. Andrew Kelly added his second and Kielan Mc Gee got in on the act finishing well to make it 4-0 at the break. Keadue started the second half better and got a goal back when the unfortunate Michael Heraghty turned a cross into his own net. Cranford soon added a fifth through a Kielan Mc Gee finish while Keadue got another consolation goal. Best for Cranford were Kielan Mc Gee, Andrew Kelly and Lee Carr. Team effort by Keadue.Bonagee United 2 Gweedore United 2The visitors came close on seven minutes when a Ciaran Mc Fadden cross from the left fell to Padraig Doyle on the edge of the box but his shot came off the cross bar. Noel O’ Donnell, for the home side, saw his strike on goal on fifteen minutes well saved by Liam Mc Fadden in the visitors goal. O’Donnell came close again on twenty three minutes but his header went wide of the post from ten yards. Ciaran Mc Fadden then saw his header for Gweedore just go over the bar on thirty minutes from a Michael Barry cross. John Carr in the home goal saved well on thirty five minutes from a great strike from Michael Barry. Gweedore took the lead on thirty eight minutes after a great strike from Liam Mc Mullan from the edge of the box. Eamon Cannon levelled the match on forty three minutes after a great ball down the wing from Gareth Temple to Jason Burke who crossed into the box and Cannon shot home from fifteen yards. Bonagee got their second on fifty three minutes after good play on the edge of the box by Burke he laid the ball off to Gareth Temple and his strike from eighteen yards beat Mc Fadden in the visitors goal. Michael Barry got the final goal of the game on the hour to level the match when he broke through the Bonagee defence and shot home from ten yards. Gweedore finished the stronger team and Carr in the home goal made two great save first from Ciaran Mc Fadden and save of the day from Michael Barry. Team effort by both sides. Referee Martin Mc Anneny.Donegal Town 0 Lagan Harps 2Donegal Town started this game well and dominated possession for the first 25 minutes of the half. The Lagan defence remained compact and well organised and despite their possession Donegal failed to create any notable chances. Lagan opened the scoring around 30 minutes with an excellent counter attack with was finished off neatly by their Number 9. The second half was played out similar to the first. Donegal will feel they had lots of the ball but again failed to create chances. Lagan were dangerous on the counter attack throughout. Lagan doubled their lead midway through the second half when Philip Doran got on the end of a low cross and finished neatly into the Donegal net. 2-0 to Lagan Harps at the final whistle.Raphoe Town 1 Lifford Celtic 0Raphoe Town welcomed Lifford Celtic to the Deele College Grounds for a local derby that had everything as the two teams went hammer and tongs from the word go. Lifford started the brightest with Patton and Gethins causing problems for Raphoe but the excellent Garret Quinn and Seamus Bogle kept them at bay. Raphoe started to take control and had Lifford under sustained pressure as Keelin Gillen, Peter Mc Glynn and Christy Bogle were creative in their play and Bogle had the ball in the net only to be ruled out by referee Con Mc Loughlin. The second-half was a tight affair with chances at a premium until five minutes from time when super sub Micheal Quinn finished superbly. Raphoe finished with ten men but a great result and performance by the home team. Best for Lifford Dolly Martin and Stuart Carlin with Duke Quinn and David Craig excellent for the home team. CT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic 1 Deele Harps 4( No Report Submitted )Whitestrand United 3 Erne Wanderers 0The season kicked off with Whitestrand United playing against Erne Wanderers. Both teams were intent on making a good start and kicking the season off with a positive result. The game started evenly as both teams were finding their feet. The first real chance came when Philip Hegarty narrowly missed when the ball fizzed across the box. The first goal came when an excellent ball over the top by Ryan Mc Cleary was tucked away neatly by Kevin Mc Carry. The second goal soon followed when a corner was cleared to the edge of the box and Kevin Mc Carry smashed home his second goal. Whitestrand were well on top and made the pressure count when Sean Paul Gallagher headed a well-worked corner home. The second half was never going to be a tense affair, as both teams seem to accept the score as it stood. Whitestrand had chances to add to their lead and were rarely threatened defensively but the game rather petered out and ended up a comfortable win for Whitestrand, which started their season on a positive note. Best for Whitestrand was Kevin Mc CarryLetterbarrow Celtic 0 Copany Rovers 0( No Report Submitted )Eany Celtic 0 Ballybofey United 1This match was switched to Saturday night and played at the Finn Valley Complex in Stranorlar. There was little between the two sides over the piece. Damien Glackin, Ballybofey’s top scorer last term, got the only goal of the game in the first half. A good start by the Finnsiders while Eany will be anxious to get some points on the table over the next few weeks to avoid repeating their poor league finish of last season. Glenree United 3 Dunkineely Celtic 2In a very entertaining season opener Glenree United hosted Dunkineely Celtic. The Visitors took the lead midway through the first half through Declan Morris scored from a corner and Celtic doubled their lead when they picked up a loose ball in the box and finished well on 30minutes. Glenree missed a penalty on 40minutes and it seemed it wasn’t going to be their day. In the second half a much improved Glenree team heaped on the pressure and pulled one back on 55minutes via Patrick Mc Groddy when he cut in from the left and curled in from just outside the box. Glenree where reduced to ten men on the hour mark and his seemed to have a galvanising effect on the home side and saw them push forward and win a penalty through Karl McElhinney. Barney Boyce tucked away the penalty to make it 2-2. The home side continued to push forward and Colm Gallagher put them ahead when he drilled home a free kick from 25 yards. The visitors were awarded a penalty at the death but John Cunningham saved well to guarantee the home side all 3 points.The Donegal Junior League would like to wish Michael Mc Clafferty of Glenea United a speedy recovery from his injury. A wholehearted player admired by many let alone his own club Michael will be missed by all until he returns to the Green and Black of Glenea.RESULTSSaturday 5th SeptemberVoodoo Venue CupQuarter FinalsSt. Catherines Reserves 3 v 3 Arranmore United( Arranmore United won 5-4 on penalties )Strand Rovers 4 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 1 v 4 Glenea United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 2 Glencar CelticSunday 6th SeptemberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 4 v 2 Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers 0 v 1 St. CatherinesCastlefin Celtic 3 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Glenea United A v A Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic 3 v 1 Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United 5 v 2 Keadue RoversBonagee United 2 v 2 Gweedore UnitedDonegal Town 0 v 2 Lagan HarpsRaphoe Town 1 v 0 Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic 1 v 4 Deele HarpsWhitestrand United 3 v 0 Erne WanderersLetterbarrow Celtic 0 v 0 Copany RoversEany Celtic 0 v 1 Ballybofey UnitedGlenree United 3 v 2 Dunkineely CelticFIXTURESSaturday 12th SeptemberOld Orchard Saturday Division K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Fintown Harps AFC v Glencar CelticMulroy Celtic v Strand RoversDrumbar F.C. v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCurragh Athletic Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Milford United ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesSunday 13th SeptemberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Milford United v Cappry RoversGweedore Celtic v Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Kildrum TigersDrumoghill F.C. v Glenea UnitedSt. Catherines v Castlefin CelticWatson Hire Division OneCranford United v Bonagee UnitedKeadue Rovers v Raphoe TownLagan Harps v Lifford CelticConvoy Arsenal v Donegal TownGweedore United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic v Whitestrand UnitedDeele Harps v Glenree UnitedBallybofey United v Dunkineely CelticCopany Rovers v Eany CelticErne Wanderers v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img

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