Listed here are all of the scores and match studies from this week’s Donegal League soccer motion.
Friday tenth November 2023
Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Lagan Harps 2 v 0 Convoy Arsenal
Lagan took all three factors following an entertaining encounter performed below the lights in Convoy on Friday evening. They opened the scoring on ten minutes when the ball discovered its method to Codey Brogan within the field following a throw-in an he made no mistake from shut vary. For the rest of the half Convoy dominated play however didn’t create many clear probabilities. On the stroke of half time the house facet went shut when a very good probability fell to Gary Brolly. Ten minutes into the second half the guests added one other following a fantastic strike from Philip Doran. Convoy responded properly however didn’t threaten the Lagan purpose sufficient. Good group performances from Lagan and a youthful Convoy facet.
Gweedore United 1 v 0 Bonagee United
This recreation, reversed to Dray Arch Park, and performed on Friday evening noticed the Gaeltacht males come away with a superb outcome in opposition to a powerful Bonagee facet. The sport began properly with each side enjoying good soccer. Bonagee noticed an early probability for Dan O’Donnell nevertheless his shot went properly over the bar. Stephen Doyle Mc Fadden noticed a very good shot properly saved by John Carr within the Bonagee nets. The sport was performed at a fast tempo with Gweedore seeing the most effective probabilities of the opening half falling to Darren Ferry within the 18th and thirty second minutes nevertheless Carr within the residence nets did properly on every event. Bonagee additionally noticed two first rate probabilities fall to Aaron Wasson however Oran Craig within the Gweedore nets was glorious on every event. Simply earlier than the break, the house facet have been diminished to 10 males. Within the second half the guests, with the benefit of the additional man, went at Bonagee and their defence was left uncovered on some events the place Bonagee appeared harmful on the break. Bonagee made a number of adjustments to their formation and it was efficient as they started to place Gweedore on the again foot for a spell within the second half. The tempo of the Bonagee wingers was inflicting difficulties for the guests and Bonagee noticed glorious probabilities fall to Jordan Armstrong, Fintan Hasson and Emmet Friel nevertheless the Gweedore keeper Oran Craig was on prime kind on the evening to maintain a clear sheet. The guests received a foot maintain on the sport because the half went on and noticed first rate probabilities by Ethan Harkin, Stephen Donna Mc Fadden and Fionnan Coyle. As the sport progressed, it appeared prefer it was going to finish in stalemate however within the 91st minute Stephen Doyle Mc Fadden put younger Brian Mc Fadden by and he slotted the ball into the underside proper nook of Carr’s purpose to make it 1-0 securing an enormous three factors for the guests. It was a very good recreation with each side enjoying good soccer with Oran Craig within the Gweedore nets was man of the match on this tight affair. Referee: Allister Gourley.
Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Fanad United Reserves 4 v 1 Gweedore United Reserves
Fanad United continued their good latest kind with a 4-1 victory over Gweedore United Reserves at Traigh-a-Loch on Friday evening. Fanad attacked from the beginning and on 8 minutes Cormac Sweeney despatched a beautiful by ball to Alex Gerwatowski however he simply didn’t get his shot away. Within the fifteenth minute a Darragh O’ Doherty nook brought about issues within the Gweedore field and it seen the Gweedore defence twice clear off the road. Only a minute later Dylan Mc Glone was unfortunate to see his wonderful strike come again off the crossbar. Their stress lastly paid off simply after the half hour mark. Darren Lynch broke from the again and his glorious cross was flicked residence by Dylan Mc Glone. 5 minutes later Fanad received their second. A cross from Dylan Mc Glone was headed goalwards by Eoin Logue, when it was blocked Logue reacted quickest to fireside residence. On the stroke of halftime Fanad received their third. A Darragh O’Doherty cross was met by Eoin Logue however the Gweedore keeper made a wonderful save, from the rebound Daibhid Lynch was quickest to react and fired residence. The second half was a quieter affair with probabilities few and much between. 7 minutes into the half Fanad prolonged their lead additional. Cormac Sweeney confirmed nice ability to go around the keeper and when he pulled the ball again Alan Mc Ateer fired residence. Gweedore to their credit score saved going and received a comfort purpose 20 minutes in with an excellent strike from the sting of the field. Fanad did have one other probability however Daibhid Lynch’s lovely strike compelled a superb save from the Gweedore keeper. Referee: Sean Houston
Saturday eleventh November 2023
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Arranmore United 1 v 2 Oldtown Celtic
(No Report Submitted)
Donegal City Reserves 1 v 2 Kildrum Tigers Reserves
(No Report Submitted)
Fintown Harps AFC 4 v 2 Glenea United Reserves
Fintown Harps welcomed Glenea to Páirc Acla on a dry chilly afternoon. Fintown broke the impasse on quarter-hour with man of the match Declan Roper discovering younger Jamie Mc Monagle on the fringe of the field and he made no mistake to seek out the underside nook of the web. Glenea responded and had a fantastic probability to equalise on 20 minutes however the effort went simply broad. Harps went two nil up with a surprise strike from the sting of the field from Declan Roper. Glenea received again into the sport with Jamie Mc Monagle freely giving a foul contained in the field and the ref gave the penalty. Glenea made no mistake from the spot. Harps pushed exhausting once more however it completed 2-1 at half time. The second half began brightly for the away facet however they couldn’t discover the leveller. On 60 minutes Harps went 3 -1 up after some nice play from the Fintown entrance males and large Aidan Mc Cahill, again for Fintown after a protracted break, in the appropriate place on the proper time and he slotted it residence. Glenea received again In it once more with a purpose in opposition to the run of play. In a good battle, Harps’ Keelan Mc Monagle went on a fantastic direct run by the Glenea defence to hit a fantastic shot to the underside nook to place harps 4-2 up. With time in opposition to Glenea they hold going and had a number of half probabilities however all to no avail. Good sporting recreation by each groups. Referee: John Duffy
Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 v 2 Glencar Celtic
(No Report Submitted)
Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 0 v 2 St. Catherines Reserves
On an ideal day for soccer it was the boys from south of the county that took residence all three factors after a strong and workman like show noticed them over the road. Objectives early within the 1st half and late within the 2nd gave them the win although Kilmacrennan will really feel dissatisfied on the finish given their dominance within the 2nd half which ought to have yielded extra for his or her efforts. Catherine’s took the lead after quarter-hour when Cian Kennedy pounced on some actual hesitant defending on the sting of the Kilmacrennan field and he completed properly into the underside nook. While Kilmacrennan held the benefit when it comes to possession and territory they created little or no of word to bother a cussed Catherine’s rearguard and it remained 1 – 0 on the break. The 2nd half noticed the house group ramp it up from the restart they usually managed massive spells of the sport however simply couldn’t discover the web, Gibson, Brown, Mc Laughlin, Mc Sharry and Mc Fadden all going near equalising however a mix of poor ending and dogged defending saved them scoreless. With solely minutes remaining the spectacular Dean Mc Ginley compelled a nook after a fast counter assault and from the ensuing kick, centre again Aaron Byrne rose unchallenged to go residence and seal the win. A very good three factors on the highway for the Emerald Park males whereas Kilmacrennan will really feel it’s a recreation they let slip ultimately. Referee: Rory O Gorman.
Strand Rovers 4 v 2 Cappry Rovers Reserves
Pretty day in Strand Park as we welcomed Cappry Rovers to Maghery, with each groups trying to collect some factors and stand up the desk away from the relegation zone. The primary of 6 targets in Maghery got here from a superb free kick taken within the sixteenth minute by James Mc Cole, it was headed straight in over the keeper by Matthew O’ Donnell to get the house facet off the mark. It was tight at each ends for the following 10 minutes till the Strand again line slipped up shedding the ball to a Cappry midfielder and he handed it to Matthew Mc Geehan who slotted it low into the underside nook to degree the rating line. Solely 4 minutes later Cappry have been awarded a free kick that discovered the unmarked Freddie Cullen on the again put up and he headed it into the again of the web placing Cappry forward for the one time on this recreation. A speculative shot from 40 yards by David Mc Carron for Strand was not held by the keeper and regardless of his finest efforts the ball crossed the road for the equaliser 10 minutes from half time. The second half began with each side trying exhausting for that subsequent purpose, and it appeared just like the Cappry males have been going to get forward within the 61st minute when a foul within the field awarded them a penalty however Strand Keeper Cormac Hanlon guessed the appropriate approach he palmed the ball out broad and it was ultimately cleared. Strand lastly received forward as soon as extra on 72 minutes as Dylan Boyle took a nook and Matthew O’ Donnell was first as much as head the ball behind the web for his second purpose of the day. Daniel Ward, on the again put up, secured the a lot wanted win for the house facet with a purpose close to the top.
Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two
Ballybofey United Reserves P v P Gweedore Celtic Reserves
(No Report, Match Postponed)
Drumbar United 3 v 1 Cranford United Reserves
(no Report Submitted)
Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 v 0 Swilly Rovers Reserves
The sport began off at a sluggish place, neither facet creating many probabilities with Swilly having fun with extra possession however it was Drumoghill who took the lead halfway by first half by Eunan Kelly after a fantastic cross to the again put up from Cahill Mc Gowan. Cahill Mc Gowan, minutes later, missed a fantastic probability to make it 2-0 however his effort went simply over the bar, 1-0 at halftime. Swilly got here out in second half and once more dominated possession however Drumoghill appeared harmful on the break. Swilly pushed exhausting for an equaliser however Ryan Lockhart within the Drumoghill purpose made an unbelievable save in harm time to maintain it at 1-0. Ebby Philips went near scoring in harm time for Drumoghill. A terrific defensive efficiency from Drumoghill with Richard Tinney and Shaun Wogan trying spectacular. Nice group effort from Swilly additionally. Sport performed in a very good sporting method. Referee: Zac Mc Laughlin.
Dunlewey Celtic 1 v 3 Ramelton Mariners
Ramelton Mariners visited Glentornan Park on a wonderful winters afternoon. It proved to be a wonderful afternoon for Ramelton who inflicted Dunlewey’s first defeat of the season to leapfrog Dunlewey within the league. Each side began properly however it was Ramelton who took the lead after a mazy run from Evan Hewitt who ran by the Dunlewey facet from close to the half approach line and completed properly across the Dunlewey keeper. Ramelton doubled their lead when Finn Robinson scored properly for the guests. Darren Gallagher pulled a purpose again from Dunlewey following a spell of stress from the hosts. 2-1 the rating at half time. The second half began with Ramelton persevering with to press the house facet and created a number of probabilities and a Ramelton striker broke the traces and rounded the keeper who clipped the Ramelton man exterior the world to see purple. Dunlewey suffered a second sending off when the stand in keeper dedicated an equivalent foul and he additionally noticed purple seeing Dunlewey diminished to 9 males for the final quarter-hour. Dunlewey pushed to try to get again into the sport however Ramelton defended properly and saved the hosts at bay. Whereas Dunlewey pushed, they received caught on the break and Finn Robinson made certain Ramelton have been taking the spoils from this one. 3-1 the ultimate rating in favour of Ramelton.
Milford United Reserves 0 v 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves
(no Report Submitted)
Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Bonagee United Reserves 4 v 3 Erne Wanderers
(No Report Submitted)
Drumkeen United Reserves 0 v 7 Letterkenny Rovers Reserves
Drumkeen have had a tough league marketing campaign up to now they usually knew one other powerful project was on the playing cards on Saturday afternoon. This recreation went in accordance with the shape ebook with Letterkenny operating out snug winners on the day to take residence all three factors. The guests have been three forward at half time with targets from Jordan Nugent, Gareth Temple and Conor O Donnell giving them a wholesome lead. The second half was just about the identical with Jason Doherty including quantity 4 and Danny Corridor including quantity 5. Jordan Nugent received his second purpose to make it 6-0. James Gallagher rounded off the scoring with a easy faucet in with ten minutes left. Drumkeen have been at all times going to be below stress on this fixture and so it proved because the guests have been simply too sturdy for them on the day. Referee: Con mc Laughlin.
Sunday twelfth November 2023
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Castlefin Celtic 1 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic
Castlefin and Kilmacrennan shared the spoils after an entertaining recreation in Castlefin. Within the first half each side couldn’t discover a breakthrough with Paul Bradley going closest for the guests and Jordan Mc Kinney for the house facet. Within the second half Castlefin began on the entrance foot and have been rewarded when Dan Foy rifled residence after a Corrie Lee Bogan nook. The lead didn’t final lengthy, Connor Curran performed by Chris Flanagan who slotted residence. Each side went in seek for a winner however each keepers stood agency.
Keadue Rovers 2 v 1 Kildrum Tigers
Keadue Rovers saved up their wonderful document of late with their fourth win on the spin and moved into the highest 4 after defeating Kildrum at Central Park in wintry circumstances. The sport was made tough by a swirling breeze however each groups discovered enjoying in opposition to the wind to their favour. The house facet, with the wind in opposition to them within the 1st half, have been pinned again by Kildrum within the opening minutes however there have been no probabilities for them, whereas Keadue had a gap on six minutes when Peter McGee broke free on the left, crossed to Chris Greene, whose shot was properly blocked. On ten minutes, Kildrum had a shot however it was simply saved. Keadue have been hitting properly on the break and deservedly took the lead when a free kick was whipped in by Brendan Mc Cafferty and Paul Yank Boyle sneaked into the close to put up to flick residence properly. They continued to probe the Kildrum defence and have been good worth for his or her lead. Kildrum got here again and on the half hour from a cross, Matthew Crossan headed into the facet netting. Keadue continued to probe and each wings have been getting used to good impact. Brian Proctor virtually prolonged Keadue’s lead on thirty eight however his shot was blocked however the residence facet didn’t have to attend too lengthy as on forty one minutes, they went 2-0 up, when glorious work on the appropriate wing led to Aidan Brennan crossing properly and Peter McGee beautifully dispatching low to the nook. Kildrum got here again and had a shot from William Lymch simply broad earlier than the break. At first of the second half, Kildrum got here out all weapons blazing, pinning Keadue again within the first ten minutes and dominating possession. They received a purpose again on fifty 5 minutes, when following a defensive error, Ronan McKinley picked up a free ball and expertly fired a swerving shot into the house web. It was properly deserved and additional stress was utilized from a number of set items with Matthew Crossan pushing up properly for Kildrum, successful loads of ball. Keadue began to get a bit extra of a grip on issues halfway by the second half and a good effort by Aaron Ward went simply broad and simply after that substitute Jordan Saville brought about some concern within the Kildrum defence with some sturdy operating and he had a shot simply broad ten minutes from the top. As the sport entered the ultimate ten, it turned very scrappy with a number of damaged play and some bookings for each side. In the long run although, Keadue grasp on for an important 3 factors which leaves them fourth place within the desk. Greatest for Kildrum have been Matthew Crossan and Ronan McKinley, whereas finest for Keadue have been Peter McGee, Martin Ferry and Michael Greene. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.
Milford United 0 v 0 Swilly Rovers
(No report Submitted)
St. Catherines 2 v 0 Gweedore Celtic
Each groups have been discovering it exhausting to settle with the ball remaining within the midfield sector for lengthy durations and both keeper having little to do. The sport ultimately sprung into life on half-hour with the posts of the house and away purpose being examined inside 90 seconds of one another. The opening purpose arrived on 40 minutes when Ryan Cunningham judged the bouncing ball higher than any of the Gweedore centre halves and caught the free ball sweetly along with his left and located the roof of the web for a 1-0 lead and an actual settler for the house group. The rating reminded at 1-0 till the break. It was 2-0 on 52 minutes when the wonderful Alex Mc Ginley drove down the appropriate flank, swung in a brilliant cross that was met by the courageous head of Josh Cunningham. Gweedore needed to push on now and Padraig Mc Bride was getting some pleasure down the appropriate for the guests however may by no means actually check the house keeper. St. Catherines we’re now discovering larger gaps within the Gweedore defence as they pushed on for a purpose and may actually have put the sport to mattress on a number of events as the mixture of fine saves and squandered probabilities mounted up. Gweedore we’re aggressive opponents however the youthful residence group had sufficient within the tank to see the sport out and a closing rating line of St Catherines 2 – Gweedore Celtic 0. Odhran Mc Neilis had a fantastic recreation for the guests whereas the return of Paul O’ Hare was a superb enhance for the Saints.
Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Cranford United 2 v 1 Cappry Rovers
Cranford claimed an important three factors at a moist and windy Cranford Park. Cappry got here out of the blocks fast and put Cranford below stress however the Cranford defence stood sturdy. Cranford took the lead after 25 minutes after they received a free kick 25 yards out. Chris Carr stepped up and smashed the ball into the highest nook. Each side had probabilities earlier than the half however 1-0 it was at half time. Cranford prolonged their lead after 60 minutes when a ball was performed as much as Paddy Sheils who did properly to carry it up and Domhnaill Sweeney ran in behind and completed properly after rounding the keeper. Cappry received a purpose again with ten minutes to go to place the stress on however some good defending and a number of good saves from Jason Hegarty secured the three factors.
Letterbarrow Celtic 0 v 2 Donegal City
Donegal made the brief journey to Tymeen in an effort to keep up their lead on the prime of the league. Letterbarrow are nonetheless on the lookout for their first win and knew it will require an enormous effort to face an opportunity in opposition to their high-flying neighbours. Donegal received an early lead when Joe Campbell completed a properly labored purpose. Letterbarrow battled exhausting however failed to seek out the web. Daniel Meehan was unfortunate to not discover the web after his long-range strike hit the bar. Eoin Slevin doubled the lead for Donegal with a fantastic free kick which means the three factors have been secured for the house facet.
Letterkenny Rovers 2 v 2 Glenea United
In depressing climate circumstances at Letterkenny, the conflict between Letterkenny Rovers and Glenea United delivered a gripping encounter that resulted in a 2-2 draw. The early levels had each groups creating alternatives however it was Glenea United who have been first to attain. Sean Coll created the chance for Ciaran Coll within the twenty third minute, he calmly slotted the ball previous Blake Forkan, giving Glenea a 1-0 lead. As Rovers continued to press, Glenea sat deep, counting on counter-attacks. Goalkeeper Shaun Mc Clafferty performed an important position, saving within the thirty eighth minute from a David O’Donnell shot. A promising counter-attack from Rovers simply earlier than half-time noticed Zach Gorman’s try narrowly miss the mark, leaving the scoreline at 1-0 in favour of Glenea. The second half noticed Rovers intensifying their efforts, dominating possession, and creating quite a few scoring alternatives. Within the 52nd minute, Rovers discovered the equaliser when Zach Gorman’s cross was headed into the web by Nathan Plumb making it 1-1. Rovers continued to say management, and their persistence paid off within the 77th minute. A well-delivered free kick by Gareth Doherty discovered the top of Conor Tourish, giving Rovers a 2-1 lead. Nevertheless, Glenea struck again within the eightieth minute by a spectacular solo effort by Ciaran Coll. He navigated a good angle and managed to degree the sport at 2-2. Regardless of Rovers’ relentless pursuit of a winner, the match concluded with each groups sharing the spoils. Referee: Vincent Mc Laughlin
Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two
Ballybofey United 3 v 0 Drumkeen United
It was a chilly and moist day in Dreenan and the circumstances definitely affected the sport with neither group creating any probabilities within the first half hour. The primary actual probability of the sport got here to Drumkeen when their striker noticed his effort bounce off the put up and Ballybofey scrambled to clear their traces. First half 0-0. Ballybofey began the second half so much higher than the primary and practically discovered themselves forward when Daithí Mc Mahon pulled the ball again to Paul Kelly who’s shot simply went broad of the put up. Ballybofey had one other probability when Niall Mc Closkey performed in Mark Griffin however his effort was saved by the keeper. Ballybofey broke the impasse when Andrew Mc Closkey performed it out broad to Daithí who busted up the wing at tempo and completed properly previous the Drumkeen keeper. Quickly after Damien Glackin discovered himself one on one with the keeper, he made no mistake and completed properly to make it 2-0. Ballybofey sealed the win within the eighty fifth minute when Niall slipped a ball by to Daithí who slotted residence to get his second of the day.
Curragh Athletic 0 v 5 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.
The sport began off at a quick tempo with each side creating a number of half-chances. Kerrykeel took the lead on 20 minutes when Mark Friel completed properly from the sting of the field. Curragh got here near discovering the equaliser on 35 minutes however Conor Galvin discovered the facet netting. Kerrykeel doubled their benefit on 53 minutes when the Kerrykeel winger tapped residence on the again put up after good work down the appropriate. Kerrykeel grabbed their third from a fast breakaway purpose on 60 minutes. Johnny Friel wrapped up the sport with two good completed to see Kerrykeel safe all three factors. A group efficiency from Curragh. Kevin Loughrey was finest for Kerrykeel. Referee: Leo Devenney
Dunkineely Celtic 1 v 4 Drumoghill F.C.
Each groups began properly and created probabilities however it was Drumoghill who took the lead on 8 minutes from the boot of Karl McGinley. The lead was solely to final 3 minutes when Brian O’Donnell was taken down within the field and Adrian Nesbitt stepped as much as convert the spot kick. Possibilities have been created as each groups sought to place their mark on the fixture and after half-hour it was Karl Mc Ginley who transformed from a nook for his second and to revive Drumoghill’s lead. Dunkineely pushed for an equaliser earlier than half-time however to no avail. Drumoghill began the second half brightly and have been solely denied within the first minute by a superb save from Corey Byrne within the Dunkineely purpose. The house group rallied and put the guests below stress however have been once more undone by a nook and once more it was Karl Mc Ginley who transformed for his hat -trick. Dunkineely did their finest to get again within the recreation however a fourth purpose from Lee Smith within the eighty fifth minute put the sport past them and sealed the factors for Drumoghill.
Lifford Celtic 1 v 0 Whitestrand United
Whitestrand got here to Greenbrae with a recreation plan to sit down in and stifle Lifford. For lengthy durations of the primary half it labored though Lifford did have a number of half-chances. Shay Lindsay forcing the Whitestrand goalkeeper right into a save. Daniel Lindsay hit a free kick late on that cannoned again off the put up. Halftime Lifford 0-0 Whitestrand. The second half was related from Whitestrand who had just one shot on track for the entire recreation. It was Lifford who would deservedly get the three factors when late within the recreation a free kick into the Whitestrand field was misjudged by the away keeper and he may solely punch the ball into his personal web. Despair for the goalkeeper who had achieved his finest all through the sport to sluggish the tempo of Lifford.
Donegal League – all of the weekend’s studies and scores was final modified: November twelfth, 2023 by