It was one other busy weekend for Donegal soccer as there was a lot of leisure on supply across the county with league and cup motion happening.
Glencar Inn Division One
Arranmore United 1 Strand Rovers 1
Arranmore began the higher with Brian Procter going shut however he was denied by Kevin McGovern.
Strand got here into the recreation halfway by means of the half and it turned a good contest however each keepers needed to be at their greatest as firstly Ben Boyle pulled off an excellent save as Brendan Glackin related completely with an overhead kick from inside the space.
Minutes later it was Kevin Mc Govern who denied Gavin Mc Glanaghey with a superb save right down to his proper.
Arranmore launched half-time substitute Aidan Proctor and he made an immediate influence establishing Mc Glanaghey who made no mistake rounding the keeper to attain.
To Strand’s credit score 10 minutes later they have been degree as the spectacular Conor Greene fired residence from the edge of the field.
Referee: Tony McNamee
Castlefin Celtic Reserves 6 Dunlewey Celtic Three
Castlefin secured their first win of the season after a nine-goal basic in Park View.
Castlefin took the lead in the fifth minute when Rory Dalton slotted residence after a Matthew O’ Rourke by means of ball.
After 15 minutes, Keith Nelis made it two when he struck house from 15 yards. Dunlewy obtained a lifeline when Mark Roarty broke by way of the center and completed nicely and 5 minutes later they equalised by way of Micheal Roarty from the penalty spot with 35 minutes performed.
In the second half, the hosts upped the tempo and took the lead once more when O’ Rourke turned and smashed residence after a Paddy Dooher cross.
Shaun Kennedy elevated the residence aspect’s benefit when he rifled house from the proper. Dalton accomplished his hat-trick with two superb long-range efforts inside minutes of each other.
In the final motion of the recreation, Conor Mc Mahon tapped in from vary from the guests. Group Efficiency from each groups.
Referee: Diego Rainey
Oldtown Celtic 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1
Oldtown Celtic welcomed Keadue Rovers to the Letterkenny Group Centre. Each groups began brightly and created possibilities however neither staff discovered the internet in the first half.
The second was a decent affair with neither staff giving an inch and it was Keadue who scored first after a nook was headed residence at the again submit.
Shortly afterwards Oldtown have been decreased to 10 males after Charlie Creevy was proven a second yellow.
However this appeared to spur on Oldtown they usually have been rewarded with 10 minutes to go when Micheal Devine hit a shot which gave the keeper no probability.
Keadue have been then lowered to 10 males for the final 5 minutes. Each groups had possibilities with neither discovering the internet the recreation ended a draw.
Glenea United Reserves 2 St. Catherines Reserves Zero
Glenea Reserves acquired their first win of the season with a hard-earned victory over the Killybegs males.
With the assist of the breeze, the house aspect began properly and created a pair of possibilities by way of efforts from Shaun Curran, Michael McHugh and Conor Coyle.
The away aspect have been discovering it troublesome to create any possibilities, however they virtually took the lead on 20 minutes when a free-kick evaded everybody however Kevin Doohan who was on the line to clear it away.
Glenea have been awarded a penalty on 35 minutes however Padraig Mc Gee’s resultant kick was nicely saved by the away keeper.
In the 2nd Glenea continued to press for an opener however have been denied by a quantity of good saves.
Nevertheless, Glenea lastly made the breakthrough on 60 minutes when Michael Mc Hugh was fouled in the field, on this event Padraig Mc Gee discovered the again of the internet.
The house aspect continued to press for an additional aim and have been rewarded on 70 minutes when Gerard Maguire’s cross-field move discovered Conor Coyle and he lobbed the ball into the internet.
St. Catherines pushed exhausting to get again into the match and have been denied by a pair of good saves from Neil Mc Geever.
With St. Catherines pushing on they have been leaving gaps at the again and Glenea virtually prolonged their lead a pair of occasions by means of efforts from Nathan O’ Brien, Gerard Maguire & Michael Barry.
Greatest for Glenea have been Martin Doohan, Eugene Maguire and Shaun Curran, Staff effort from St. Catherines.
Referee: Liam McConigley
Previous Orchard Division Two
Drumoghill F.C. Reserves Three v Gweedore Celtic Reserves 2
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Drumkeen United Reserves 1 Fintown Harps AFC 2
A late aim for Fintown Harps meant they left St Patricks Park with all three factors on Saturday afternoon.
Shan Mc Millan put the guests forward halfway via the first half. Eoghan Kennedy equalised for Drumkeen on 70 minutes.
The house Group deserved one thing from the recreation and it seemed like Kennedy’s aim had secured them some extent.
As the recreation entered the closing levels a draw was wanting very doubtless however then Fintown struck late on to seal the win and spoil Drumkeen’s afternoon.
The result was a bit harsh on Drumkeen who might be annoyed that they received nothing from a recreation the place they deserved no less than a share of the spoils.
The guests won’t fear about that and might be delighted with the end result.
This was an excellent recreation performed in the proper spirit and was properly dealt with by Referee Sean O’ Donnell
Cappry Rovers Reserves Three Kildrum Tigers Reserves Three
The away aspect began the recreation robust and took the lead in the fifth minute via Darren Mc Carron.
Kildrum then made it 2-Zero in the 23rd minute via Christopher Cronin.
As the half wore on the youthful Cappry group got here again into the recreation and acquired a objective again after 33 minutes when Jamie Murray scored from the spot following a foul on Kaine Mc Glynn.
Cappry acquired a dream begin to the second half when Jamie Murray performed by means of Kaine Mc Glynn who completed properly.
Kildrum got here again at Cappry and acquired a penalty which they did not convert. Cappry then took the lead in the 67th when Peter Lafferty tapped residence a Jamie Murray free kick.
Kildrum presses arduous to get degree and in the 81st minute, they received degree when James Mc Nulty headed house a nook. Two Staff Performances.
Referee: Colm Mc Gonagle
Sunday 21st October 2018
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Donegal City 7 St. Catherines 2
Donegal City ran out snug winners on this native derby after an awesome efficiency at the Hospital Subject.
Donegal took the lead early on when nice work from Ronan McHugh and Peadar Mogan allowed David Graham to fireside residence from shut vary.
St. Catherines have been degree on the twenty-minute mark when Ryan Cunningham cooly slotted residence from the spot after a Saints’ participant was upended in the space.
Donegal received their noses in entrance proper on half-time when McHugh flicked on a throw-in for Graham to attain.
St Catherines have been proper in it up thus far however the recreation obtained away from them ten minutes into the second half when two fast objectives, first from Joe McIntyre, after which Eoin Slevin, successfully ended the recreation as a contest.
Slevin’s pinpoint accuracy from a free kick simply outdoors the space was the spotlight of the recreation.
Peadar Mogan struck from the edge of the space to make it 5 earlier than Timmy Gorrell received one again.
A fast-fire brace from David Graham completed the scoring, the first from the penalty spot, to seal his hat-trick, with the second coming at the again publish after a fantastic ball in from Nathan Ward.
Workforce efficiency from the guests with Graham the City’s standout performer.
Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Drumoghill F.C. Zero Convoy Arsenal Four
A scarcity of focus at the starting of each halves proved pricey for Drumoghill FC as Convoy Arsenal ran out deserved winners on this Division One conflict.
It means Drumoghill have misplaced successive residence matches, having begun the marketing campaign with three wins out of three. Certainly, the scoreline might have been a lot worse had it not been for the heroics of Mickey Toner in aim for Drumoghill who saved two Conor Rodgers’ penalties throughout the first half.
Rodgers although did handle to get on the scoresheet when he broke the impasse with an early strike after three minutes. Shortly afterwards, Convoy doubled their lead when Emmet Patterson hammered house earlier than Rodgers was introduced together with his first penalty.
Toner saved Rodgers penalty try, nevertheless it was solely a short lived reprieve although as it might quickly be Three-Zero by means of Gary Wilson.
It already seemed recreation over and there have been solely 16 minutes on the clock, however credit score to Drumoghill supervisor Jockey Wilson who made a couple of delicate modifications and Drumoghill began to shut the gaps that existed earlier.
They matched their counterparts throughout the pitch however the guests did look the extra more likely to strike by means of the tempo of Stephen Lengthy and Conor Rodgers and it was their breakaway the led to them being awarded their second penalty of the afternoon as Toner was adjudged to have fouled Rodgers on 39 minutes.
Rodgers picked himself however noticed his effort crushed away by Toner, diving low to his proper.
The sport was killed off as a contest straight from the re-start when Anthony Boyle took possession on the proper flank and went on a run that the Drumoghill rear-guard couldn’t include.
He made no mistake when he obtained sight of the objective and that was recreation over.
Richard Tinney, Karlos Rodgers and Gareth Hamilton all caught the eye for Drumoghill with Paul O’Leary impressing in defence for the guests.
Donegal Physiotherapy & Efficiency Centre Division Two
Curragh Athletic Four Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 5
The Curragh welcomed Kerrykeel F.C. to Killygordon and the recreation was performed in good circumstances however Curragh have been caught out in the opening 15 minutes, Michael Sweeney utilizing his peak to attain a double.
Curragh couldn’t compete with him in any respect and at half-time it was the guests who discovered themselves 5-1 up.
After an enormous speaking to at half-time Curragh began enjoying nicely, shifting the ball higher quicker they usually acquired a penalty on 50 minutes which they missed.
On 60 minutes they obtained a second penalty which was transformed this time and it was all Curragh from then on.
Tim Callaghan acquired a aim on 75 minutes and Micky Black then made it 5-Four and that’s the way it completed.
Micheal Sweeney was greatest for Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. A Workforce effort from the Curragh.
FAI Junior Cup
Greencastle F.C. Four v Raphoe City 1
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Ballybofey United 1 Lifford Celtic Three
Ballybofey United’s curiosity on this season’s FAI Junior Cup ended on Finnside on Sunday afternoon Brian Lafferty’s males have had an detached begin to the season.
They presently lie fifth in the Division Two Desk however have produced their greatest leads to the Brian Mc Cormick Cup by profitable the Donegal City Space Defend and reserving their semi-final berth for early in 2019.
In the final Spherical of this Nationwide Cup, they travelled to Culdaff and recorded a victory by three objectives to at least one over their Inishowen opponents.
On Sunday Kevin Mc Brearty introduced his Lifford Celtic aspect to Ballybofey they usually returned to the County City with their passage to the subsequent Spherical secured.
Kevin Lynch scored for Lifford as did Brian Breslin who helped himself to a brace on the day. Damien Glackin acquired Ballybofey’s aim in a match that was 1-1 at the break with Lifford scoring two with out reply in the second half.
Referee: Paddy Duffy
Kildrum Tigers 2 Glenea United 1
William Lynch gave Kildrum the lead after 15 minutes when he scored instantly from a free-kick.
Up till that there was little to notice on this all Donegal Junior League, FAI Junior cup Tie. Damian Crossan and Kevin Mc Hugh each went shut for Kildrum earlier than Daniel Clarke headed the Station Street residents right into a two-goal lead on 40 minutes.
They held this benefit till the interval with Glenea grateful to their Keeper who saved from point-blank vary when Crossan energy his header goal-wards. On 70 minutes Glenea grabbed a foothold in the match once they have been awarded a penalty which they duly dispatched.
However it was Kildrum’s day they usually had a number of close to misses, even hitting the woodwork by means of Kevin Mc Hugh who stood out for the hosts on the day.
Keadue Rovers 1 Illies Celtic 2 A.E.T.
Illies Celtic went away with the victory from Central Park on Sunday in the FAI Junior Cup and inflicted the first defeat of the season to an in-form Keadue.
It was an excellent open recreation performed in respectable circumstances and after a good first 5 minutes, Illies created the first probability of notice on eight minutes when some good footwork at shut vary result in an opportunity nicely saved by Danny Rodgers.
Keadue began to get a maintain of the recreation after 15 minutes and possibilities fell to each Shaun Yank Boyle who lobbed over when via on the keeper and a minute later, Aidan McHugh had his header cleared off the line.
The away aspect had a robust end to the half, getting lots of possession and forcing the house aspect again.
They virtually took the lead on forty minutes when a close-range effort was nicely saved. Keadues’ Aidan McHugh had a great free kick saved in the 45th minute and from the ensuing kick out Illies have been straight on the assault and a long-range effort was brilliantly tipped over the bar by Danny Rodgers.
The second half began off higher for Keadue and regardless of the first probability falling to Illies simply after fifty minutes Keadue went forward on fifty-nine minutes when a speculative ball ahead from Adam Neely was met on the run by Aidan McHugh and he shrugged off two defenders to drill the ball low to the nook for a nice aim.
The away aspect as anticipated got here extra into it, creating possibilities and after 72 minutes Danny Rodgers needed to be at his greatest once more to palm away a long-range effort from the Illies proper again. On 75 minutes, following good work from Shaun Yank Boyle, Danny McGlynn was near discovering the internet on the run.
Nevertheless, Illies have been degree on 80 minutes with a fantastic effort from a 30-yard free kick from Liam Doherty.
The house aspect had the greatest of the remaining ten minutes however didn’t create a chance of notice and it completed 1-1 at full time. Into the additional time, levels and Keadue have been once more on prime with Chris Greene heading extensive from a nook whereas a couple of minutes later Jack Boyle shot over the bar.
It was nonetheless degree at half-time however with the wind at their again Illies began the second half robust and went forward on 103 minutes when Dominic Coyle flicked a header to the internet.
The house aspect had one nice probability in the final minute when Danny Mc Glynn was once more simply narrowly vast.
Illies held out to advance to the subsequent spherical from what was an open, entertaining recreation.
Greatest for Illies have been Kevin Mc Gonagle, Liam Doherty & Paul Doherty, whereas greatest for Keadue have been Aidan McHugh, Danny Rodgers and Paddy Bonner.
Referee: Joe McHugh.
Cappry Rovers Three Rathmullan Celtic Zero
Cappry Rovers superior to the subsequent spherical of the F. A. I. Junior Cup once they defeated Rathmullan at a windy Cappry Park.
Cappry took the lead in the third minute when Cathal Mc Shane was fouled in the field when bearing down on aim.
Mc Shane took the penalty himself to attain. Rathmullan participant J .D. Alaruiye hit the publish in the fifteenth minute.
Cappry doubled their lead in the 19th minute when, following an excellent save by the guests’ keeper, the ball was put again into the goalmouth and Patrick Mc Nulty scored with a diving header to the nook of the internet.
Cappry acquired their third aim in the 27th minute once they have been awarded a free kick out on the wing.
Dean O’ Donnell took the free and scored on to the internet. Rathmullan began the stronger in the second half with the help of the robust wind in search of a aim however the Cappry defence held robust.
The guests had an opportunity to scale back the deficit on 48 minutes once they have been awarded a penalty following a deal with on J.D. Alaruiye in the field.
Alaruiye stepped as much as take the spot kick himself however shot straight at the Cappry keeper who saved simply.
Cappry stored the strain on in search of one other objective however to no avail. Rathmullan created a number of half possibilities however couldn’t discover a approach by means of a decent Cappry defence.
Castlefin Celtic Zero Glengad F.C. Three
Castlefin excited at the second spherical of the F.A.I. Cup after discovering themselves on the mistaken finish of a defeat to Glengad.
The hosts began the brighter and a Corrie Lee Bogan effort cannoned off the bar from thirty yards. In the 15th minute, Glengad took the lead once they broke down the left and the cross trickled into the internet after a deflection.
The guests doubled their lead when Terence Doherty acquired in behind the residence defence and slotted house.
They made it three from the penalty spot in the 25th minute. The house aspect stored going for the remaining of the half however couldn’t discover a method via.
In the second half, the residence aspect managed the majority of possession however couldn’t discover a method by way of the visiting defence.
Workforce Efficiency from each side.
Referee: Andrew Mullan
Donegal League roundup: Busy weekend of soccer across the county was final modified: October 21st, 2018 by Shaun Keenan