Listed below are the entire outcomes and match experiences from one other busy weekend of Donegal League soccer motion.
Saturday twenty eighth October 2023
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Arranmore United 1 v 0 Cappry Rovers Reserves
Arranmore welcomed Cappry Rovers to Rannagh Park in what was an excellent contest with the away aspect defending resolutely for the total 1st half once they performed in opposition to the wind. Mardy Mc Garrigle and John Roper Jnr. went closest for the house crew. Arranmore began the 2nd upping the tempo from the beginning and after 10 minutes opened the scoring as John Roper Jnr. went down the left wing and turned his man inside out earlier than utilizing his weaker left foot to attain. Peadar Rodgers and Tommy Mc Indewar saved it tight on the again for the rest limiting the ever-impressive Aaron Kelly to just one or two half-chances for the away aspect. Mardy Mc Garrigle, John Roper Jnr. and Tommy Mc Indewar have been the perfect for the house aspect in a powerful crew efficiency with Aaron Kelly a standout performer for a younger Cappry Rovers aspect.
Referee: Seamus Mc Grory
Donegal City Reserves 3 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves
(No Report Submitted)
Fintown Harps AFC 3 v 7 Glencar Celtic
In windy however dry situations at Páirc Acla Fintown Harps had the higher of the primary ten minutes. Glencar responded with an effort from Pajo Rafferty however Karl O’Brien, the Fintown custodian, was equal to it. Fintown pushed laborious and had two nice possibilities fall to Jamie Mc Monagle and Steve Boyle. On quarter-hour Glencar received a free and Joe Mc Carron discovered the vary to place Glencar one up. Fintown responded nicely and nice work from Roper and Doherty discovered Aaron Mc Glynn who made no mistake from six yards. Glencar then bought a fortunate break to go 2-1 up with Karl O’ Brien clearing the ball however the rebound fell to Collins and his shot from distance discovered the online. Half time arrived with Glencar main 2-1.
The second half began with Glencar hitting a purple patch and Pajo Rafferty getting the primary of three objectives to place them 3-1 one up. Fintown’s heads dropped a bit however Glencar smelled blood and anther one from Pajo put them 4-1 up. Fintown battled laborious however nothing was going their means and Keelan Mc Monagle bought a second yellow and his marching orders. Beneath huge strain now Joe Balcer put Celtic into a snug 5-1 lead. Fintown bought a free and Jamie Mc Monagle hit a fantastic shot by the Glencar wall to provide some hope to Fintown, 5-2.
From the kick-off Pajo hit an unreal shot to catch Karl in objectives off his line to place Celtic 6 – 2 up. In equity to Fintown by no means gave up and Jamie Mc Monagle bought his second aim to deliver it again to 6-3. Glencar bought one other late on to make it 7-3. Huge effort from each groups.
Referee: Trover Hay
Kildrum Tigers Reserves 0 v 2 Glenea United Reserves
(No Report Submitted)
Strand Rovers 3 v 5 Oldtown Celtic
Sport began off with each groups taking over a fast-paced strategy, and the primary aim of the day got here within the 2nd minute from Oldtown’s Anthony Brown when the ball was crossed over to him from the wing and he hit a rocket shot from 15 yards out leaving nothing for Cormac to do to cease it. Strand responded quick within the third minute when David Mc Carron hit a thunder bolt shot from distance to degree the rating line. It wasn’t lengthy till the travelling aspect was on high once more when 2 minutes later a hand ball within the field let Kevin Mc Grath to attain from a penalty. Oldtown’s proper again Anthony Brown bought on the tip of one other cross on the put up and tapped it in previous the house keeper. Within the sixteenth minute a nook for Strand Rovers taken by Dylan Boyle was headed into the again of the online from Brendan Glackin. Strand levelled the score-line once more when David Mc Carron lobbed the defender and the keeper to position the ball properly at the back of the online.
Oldtown bought their second penalty within the thirty first minute when a Strand defender’s trailing leg caught an Oldtown man and he went down, letting Kevin Mc Grath to attain once more. The second half was as tight with either side making a number of adjustments. Strand pushed laborious to degree the score-line as soon as once more. But it surely wasn’t to be for the Maghery males this week as a nook for the away aspect was not cleared by the Strand defence and Mickey Hawe cooly dispatched it into the underside nook.
Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two
Swilly Rovers Reserves 1 v 0 Ramelton Mariners
In a tightly contested match, Swilly secured a slim 1-0 victory over the Mariners in a show of cautious and methodical gameplay. The lone aim of the match got here round 25 minutes in when Daniel Mc Ateer capitalised on a defensive lapse, passing the ball to Ryan Moore who blasted the ball previous Russell within the Mariners’ internet. Each groups displayed a defensive mind-set, with each midfields working laborious to not let something by. Possession was evenly cut up, with neither aspect prepared to take pointless dangers. The second half noticed few goal-scoring alternatives as each groups continued to prioritise their defensive shapes. Mariners made a late surge within the closing 10 minutes however the Swilly defence and keeper have been in a position to take care of the strain.
Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Gweedore United Reserves 2 v 3 Erne Wanderers
A assured Erne aspect sitting on the high of the league got here to Gweedore perhaps considering that it was going to be a simple day on the workplace, nonetheless the Gweedore lads had different concepts for them. The house aspect arrange defensively within the opening half, making an attempt to create one thing on the counter assault. They labored nicely and noticed first rate possibilities by James Mc Glinchey. Erne took the lead within the twelfth minute when United couldn’t clear after a nook and Jakub Naderski hit an excellent shot from 10 yards to make it 1-0. Possibilities have been few and much between till half time. Within the second half Erne went out and pressed the United defence and bought their reward within the sixty fourth minute when Philip Patton completed nicely to make it 2-0. The house aspect went at Erne and pulled a aim again within the 77th minute with Ronan O’ Donnell ending nicely after an excellent run. The house aspect have been again on degree phrases when Taegan Coyle completed from shut vary after an excellent free kick supply by Brian Mc Fadden. Stephen Mulhern had an opportunity to place United forward however the keeper saved nicely. Erne noticed half possibilities fall to Philip Patton and JC Mc Garrigle. The guests bought the winner within the 92nd minute when Josh Richie got here in on the again put up to shoot into the again of the online to assert the three factors. It was an excellent battling show by a youthful United aspect with Thomas Ferry and Ronan O’ Donnell excelling on the day. Josh Rickie and Philip Patton performed nicely for Erne. Referee: Barry Tourish.
Sunday twenty ninth October 2023
Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two
Deele Harps 2 v 1 Raphoe City
Deele welcomed neighbours Raphoe City to Ballindrait in tremendous situations on Sunday afternoon. A really youthful Raphoe aspect have been nicely on this sport all through. David Arthur was known as into motion early on making a sensible cease. As half time approached Declan Lafferty slid a by ball to Tom Mullan who dragged his shot simply huge. The second half began the identical as the primary with goalkeepers David Arthur of Deele and Robbie Dolan of Raphoe on high kind. On 51 minutes, as Tom Mullan raced clear and rounded the keeper, he was pulled down. Mullan stepped up and rifled house the penalty. Deele prolonged their lead on 69 minutes when Jordy Duffy was slipped by and he made no mistake firing house from simply contained in the field. Raphoe’s younger weapons to their credit score saved going and Oisin Kelly scored the aim of the day on 85 minutes, operating by from midfield and discovering the highest nook from the sting of the field. David Arthur was greatest for Deele and crew efficiency from an excellent younger Raphoe crew.
Referee: Seamie Ferry.
Dunkineely Celtic 2 v 4 Curragh Athletic
(No Report Submitted)
Whitestrand United 0 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.
Whitestrand welcomed Kerrykeel to Mc Garvey Park on a brisk afternoon. The sport began off evenly with few clear-cut possibilities for both aspect. Whitestrand have been dealt a blow within the first ten minutes when their talisman Micheal Sweeney was compelled off with harm. Kerrykeel took the lead on half-hour when Jamie Mc Ateer completed on the again put up. Whitestrand had a penalty shout earlier than half-time, other than that not a lot to report. Wasteful corners and set items from either side. A number of tactical adjustments at halftime spurred Whitestrand into life. Whitestrand taking part in some good soccer, pushing for an equaliser, sadly to no avail. Kerrykeel left with three factors. Greatest for Whitestrand, Kevin Mc Carry, Cormac Shovlin & Paddy Sheridan. Staff efficiency from Kerrykeel.
Ulster Junior Cup
Castlefin Celtic 1 v 0 Ballybofey United
Castlefin superior to the subsequent spherical of the Ulster Cup after a hard-fought victory over Ballybofey beneath the lights on the Aura Centre. A Brian Dooher strike halfway by the second half secured the victory for the Premier Division aspect. Each side created quite a few half-chances with neither in a position to convert.
Cockhill Celtic 3 v 0 Glenea United
(No Report Accessible)
Cranford United 2 v 8 Donegal City
(No Report Submitted)
Drumoghill F.C. 2 v 2 Monaghan City
(a.e.t. Monaghan received 5-4 on Penalties)
(No Report Submitted)
Fanad United 3 v 1 Kildrum Tigers
Fanad United progressed to the subsequent spherical of the Ulster Junior Cup after a 3-1 victory over Kildrum Tigers at Traigh-a-Loch on Saturday night. It was an open sport and regardless of the blustery situations either side performed some first rate soccer. Fanad had the primary likelihood after 5 minutes when Keelin Mc Elwaine discovered Eddie O’Reilly within the field however he curled simply huge. Ten minutes later Kildrum had an opportunity when William Lynch headed huge when nicely positioned.
It was Fanad who opened the scoring on 20 minutes. Keelin Mc Elwaine despatched Declan Mc Garvey away down the appropriate and his wonderful cross was met by Eoin Logue who scored from 6 yards. It was finish to finish stuff and it was Fanad who prolonged their lead 5 minutes earlier than the break. Oisin Langan hit a free kick from his personal half into the Kildrum field and when it fell to Eddie O’Reilly he made no mistake ending into the underside nook. On the stroke of half time Kildrum bought a aim again. Matthew Crossan hit a harmful free kick into the field from 35 yards and James Mc Nulty rose highest on the again put up to energy a header house. Taking part in with the wind, Kildrum began the second half on the entrance foot.
Ten minutes in William Lynch managed the ball within the field however seen his curling effort go simply huge. Two minutes later the identical participant noticed his thumping effort from 25 yards fly simply over the bar. Simply after the hour mark Eddie O’Reilly went on a mazy run however his shot was simply saved by Chris O’Donnell within the Kildrum nets. Fanad continued to press and bought their third aim of the match with quarter-hour to go. Keelin Mc Elwaine confirmed nice ability down the appropriate and his pinpoint cross was met by Darren Mc Elwaine who fired into the underside nook. On 80 minutes Paddy Carr and Keelin mixed nicely down the appropriate and when the ball fell to Eddie O’Reilly he was denied by an outstanding level clean save from Chris O’Donnell. Three minutes into harm time Eddie O’Reilly went on one other good run however he fired his shot simply huge. The 2 sides conflict once more subsequent Sunday within the Donegal League at Traigh-a-Loch
Referee: Mick Lagan
Glaslough 1 v2 Swilly Rovers
Swilly Rovers clinched a hard-fought victory in opposition to Glaslough Villa in a difficult match on a less-than-ideal astro turf pitch. Within the first half, Swilly dominated the sport with shut makes an attempt by Ian Ward and Laurence Toland. They took the lead within the twenty fifth minute when Shane Mc Namee launched Matthew Mc Laughlin who clinically completed from ten yards out. The second half noticed Swilly battle to adapt to the pitch and Glaslough managed to equalise with a tremendous low drive into the underside nook within the seventieth minute. Sadly, Swilly misplaced their player-manager Laurence Toland to harm within the seventy fifth minute, a big setback. Jordan Mc Daid changed Toland. Swilly secured the win within the eightieth minute when Shane Mc Namee launched into a superb run and located Kyle Black who stylishly completed. Glaslough had an effort blocked on the road and Swilly held on. Regardless of difficult climate situations and missed alternatives Swilly superior to the subsequent spherical.
Gweedore Celtic 0 v 6 Buncrana Hearts
(No Report Submitted)
Keadue Rovers 4 v 0 Illies Celtic
(No Report Submitted)
Kilmacrennan Celtic 0 v 1 Gweedore United
(No Report Submitted)
Letterkenny Rovers 6 v 0 Clonmany Shamrocks
Letterkenny Rovers placed on a dominating efficiency in opposition to Clonmany Shamrocks, ending with a convincing 6-0 victory. The primary half noticed Rovers controlling the sport, however they solely managed to seek out the again of the online as soon as. The motion started early, a free kick from Zach Gorman simply three minutes in, however it sailed huge. Moments later, a well-executed throw from Gorman discovered Conor Tourish whose header struck the appropriate put up. Clonmany Shamrocks had their first try on the 6-minute mark as Aaron Porter delivered a exact ball into the field and Jason Devlin’s shot was saved by Rovers’ keeper Mark Mc Ginley. Rovers had their share of alternatives.
On the 20-minute mark Rovers lastly broke by. Zach Gorman drove on the Clonmany defence and positioned the ball into the left nook of the online, giving Rovers a 1-0 lead. Joel Gorman had a spectacular long-range try that struck the highest of the crossbar within the twenty third minute and Rovers had a aim disallowed for a foul on the twenty fourth minute. Clonmany had their possibilities too with a nook going unchallenged throughout the Rovers aim and Shane Mc Caul’s shot straight at Mark Mc Ginley. The primary half ended with one closing free kick for Rovers delivered by Joel Gorman however Liam Mc Gonigle made the save.
Whereas Clonmany have been harmful on the counter, Rovers gained energy within the second half. Nathan Plumb almost scored on 48 minutes with a shot that narrowly missed the appropriate put up. On 51 minutes, a free kick from Joel Gorman discovered Conor Tourish’s head however hit the crossbar. Nathan Plumb was in motion once more on 54 minutes, however his shot was stopped by the Clonmany keeper. The second aim of the match got here on 55 minutes throughout a goalmouth scramble. Nathan Plumb managed to get the ball over the road after a Zach Gorman ball was cleared by the defence. Clonmany had an opportunity on 59 minutes however Aaron Porter’s shot went huge to the appropriate. On 60 minutes, a fantastic ball by Zach Gorman from the appropriate wing discovered Lee Mc Monagle, who headed straight into Mc Gonigle’s palms. The third aim got here on 69 minutes after nice work on the appropriate wing by Leon Doherty who arrange Lee Mc Monagle for a clear end. Rovers continued their scoring spree with a improbable 40yd free kick from Joel Gorman on 78 minutes making it 4-0. On 81 minutes a aim kick from Mark Mc Ginley began a well-timed run by Nathan Plumb who delivered an ideal cross to Lee Mc Monagle who prolonged Rovers’ result in 5-0. Mc Monagle secured his hat-trick on 90 minutes, chesting down a cross from Zach Gorman and slotting into the left of the aim, sealing a commanding 6-0 victory for Letterkenny Rovers.
Referee: Stephen Laird
Milford United P v P Bonagee United
(No Report, Match Postponed, Rescheduled for Tuesday thirty first)
Donegal League – all this weekend’s match outcomes and experiences was final modified: October twenty ninth, 2023 by