Listed below are all the outcomes and match reviews from this week’s Donegal League motion.
Thursday nineteenth October 2023
Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Bonagee United 5 v 1 Convoy Arsenal
The primary likelihood of the sport was on three minutes when Michael Funston gained the ball on the midway line, he noticed the keeper nicely off his line however his strike went simply over the crossbar. The house group have been one up on twelve minutes when the ball broke to Jordan Armstrong contained in the field, he laid it off to Dean Larkin who shot house from ten yards. Luke Mc Gee within the customer’s purpose made an awesome save from Hasson and from the rebound from Funston on twenty-two minutes. On twenty-eight minutes a cross into the customer’s field from Eoghan Doherty was headed over by Latin from six yards. Gibson for the guests noticed his strike from the sting of the field nicely saved by Carr within the house purpose on thirty minutes. The guests have been awarded a free kick outdoors the field on forty minutes and O’Donnell took the kick and it was deflected by a defender into the highest nook of the web to stage the match. The house facet have been nicely on high firstly of the second half and Mc Gee in purpose made a number of good saves from Larkin’s over-head kick on the hour and a header on sixty-five minutes. The house facet obtained their second on seventy-two minutes when a Michael Funston’s cross from the appropriate was headed house by Aiden Mc Laughlin from six yards. It was three on seventy-five minutes when Fintan Hassan broke clear down the left and his strike from contained in the field got here off the keeper and went into the web. It was 4 on eight-four minutes when Aaron Wasson obtained the ball extensive out on the appropriate. he lower contained in the defender and his strike from the sting of the field flew into the highest nook of the web. The ultimate purpose of the sport got here on eighty eight minutes when Faolan Gibson broke clear into the field and his strike discovered the again of the web from shut vary. Crew efforts by each groups. Referee: Paddy Martin.
Saturday twenty first October 2023
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Donegal City Reserves 3 v 2 Cappry Rovers Reserves
(No Report Submitted)
Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two
Ballybofey United Reserves 0 v 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves
Castlefin left Dreenan with all three factors, with each targets coming early in every half. The primary coming from a defence splitting go and properly completed whie the second got here from a very good run down the appropriate facet and the squared ball wasn’t handled by the United defence and there was a Castlefin participant to knock it in from shut vary. The guests dominated many of the possession all through the sport, because the hosts by no means actually obtained into the sport.
Copany Rovers 3 v 1 Cranford United Reserves
On a day the place circumstances weren’t nice, Copany began the brighter creating a number of first rate possibilities however have been unable to seek out the web. Nevertheless, on quarter-hour the breakthrough got here following some good work from Alex Mc Nelis who discovered Gerard Martin to feed Ethan Gallagher to seek out the nook of the web to offer Copany a deserved lead. Not eager to let Cranford have any area, Copany once more pounced inside 3 minutes of taking the lead with Gallagher returning the favour to Gerard Martin to complete on his weak foot. On 35 minutes following some sturdy working from Oisin Brogan, the house facet have been awarded a penalty which Daniel Brogan duly dispatched. Half time Copany Rovers 3 Cranford United Reserves 0. The Second half began with the house facet seemingly nonetheless having fun with a break. Cranford have been awarded a penalty from which house keeper Stephen Doherty pulled off a blinding save. It was nip and tuck for 20 minutes, the away facet seemingly getting a lifeline and sneaking a purpose off the publish. Copany then rattled the publish on 3 totally different events. On 85 minutes the guests have been decreased to 10 males. The sport ended with Copany deservedly profitable 3-1 to notch their first win of the season.
Drumbar United 3 v 0 Milford United Reserves
Drumbar welcomed Milford to Lakeside Ballyshannon. Drumbar began with a excessive tempo and have been rewarded on quarter-hour when striker Andrew Monahan crossed in an ideal ball that was met with Dan Bennett to make it 1-0 to Drumbar. Drumbar remained dominant within the first half lowering Milford makes an attempt to a minimal. On the stroke of half time Drumbar discovered the web once more Daniel Bennett discovered the web from a direct free-kick to make it 2-0 going into the half time break. The second half started in related vogue to the primary with Drumbar having most the ball and the play. On 50 minutes, after an outstanding group play by way of the center of the park, Tom Daly discovered the web to offer Drumbar a 3-0 lead. Drumbar continued to have management of the sport which ended 3-0 in favour of a dominant Drumbar.
Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 v 2 Gweedore Celtic Reserves
After a good opening 20 minutes Danny Harkin made a purpose out of nothing working from his personal half and ending neatly, 1-0 on the break. Gweedore got here out for the second half and began nicely however on 60 minutes Christy Smith caught them on the break, beating the offside lure and completed nicely lobbing the keeper. After that Gweedore obtained a free kick which by some means discovered its means into the web, 2-1 and recreation on. Gweedore pressed exhausting however missed a number of possibilities earlier than scoring within the 89th minute to get a degree. A draw in all probability a good outcome ultimately.
Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Bonagee United Reserves 11 v 0 Gweedore United Reserves
(No Report Submitted)
Drumkeen United Reserves 0 v 8 Fanad United Reserves
Drumkeen had their third house match in a row as Fanad United have been the guests to St Patrick’s Park on Saturday afternoon. Though the guests ran out simple winners ultimately this was a good sufficient affair for many of the first half. Fanad dominated the opening half hour however Drumkeen managed to maintain them at bay till Dylan Mc Glone lastly broke the impasse simply after the half hour mark. Drumkeen keeper Evan Higgins then made an awesome save to maintain his facet within the recreation. Simply earlier than the break a Drumkeen assault broke down and so they have been caught on the counter assault because the ever-lively Mc Glone added his second purpose to depart Fanad two targets forward on the break. The second half began badly for the house group as an Alan Mc Ateer double had Fanad 4 targets forward and the sport was roughly past Drumkeen at that stage. As all the time Drumkeen battled on but it surely wasn’t their day as Ultan Mc Groddy added quantity 5. Fanad then scored two nice lengthy vary results from Liam Mc Granaghan and Ultan Mc Groddy. Dylan Mc Glone had an awesome recreation for the guests and was a relentless hazard all through the match and he accomplished the scoring to earn himself a Hat-trick. One other powerful day for Drumkeen in opposition to a proficient Fanad Facet.
Lagan Harps Reserves 1 v 5 Erne Wanderers
Erne Wanderers stored their title problem going after they proved too sturdy for Lagan at Leckview Astro. They took an early lead when some slack defending noticed Jack Gallagher lay the ball off for Philip Patton to complete. They went 2-0 up on ten minutes when Jack Gallagher fired house from the sting of the world. Lagan responded with Jack Duncan denied by an awesome block by Erne’s left again. Jack introduced Lagan again into it with a very good end after thirty-five minutes. Erne restored their two purpose benefit minutes later when Lagan have been gradual to react to a brief nook and Philip Patton fired house from thirty yards. The second half had fewer possibilities with Callum Crampsie pulling off a number of good saves and Erne hanging the crossbar. Erne obtained their fourth on seventy minutes when there was a combination up on the again from a protracted clearance and Jack Gallagher was left with a faucet in. Lagan had a few first rate efforts from Eamon Cannon and Jack Canning. Erne’s final purpose got here within the remaining minute when Aidan Mc Glynn headed in from a protracted throw-in.
Ulster Junior Protect
Arranmore United 0 v 3 Redcastle F.C.
Redcastle made the journey to the Island and ran out 3-0 winners after three targets within the first 20 minutes of this recreation. Arranmore created two or three guilt edged possibilities within the first half however couldn’t discover the web. Arranmore set out their stalls to maintain the rating down and tried to nick a purpose to remain within the recreation and the defensive rearguard did nicely to maintain the spectacular Inishowen outfit scoreless within the second half. Shaun Bonner and Paul Early got here shut for the house facet within the latter levels however the recreation ended 0-3. Referee: Mick Lagan.
Glenea United Reserves 0 v 3 Cockhill Celtic
In tremendous circumstances, Glenea Reserves bowed out of this season’s Ulster Protect because it was the away facet that got here out in high on this tightly fought recreation. Each side began nicely, and Cockhill’s Joe Doherty compelled Shaun Mc Clafferty right into a tremendous save. The away facet took the lead on quarter-hour from the penalty spot as Joe Doherty transformed. Glenea virtually equalised a couple of minutes later when Michael Mc Hugh’s by way of ball discovered Shaun Ferry however his effort was nicely saved by Graham Doherty within the away targets. Graham Doherty was to the rescue once more on 25 minutes when Kevin Boyle obtained free on the again publish at a nook, however his shot was nicely saved by the Cockhill keeper. Cockhill virtually prolonged their lead on 32 minutes when after a scramble from a nook Michael O’ Connor noticed his header come off the bar. Cockhill elevated their lead on 35 minutes when the house defence didn’t cope with a cross from the appropriate and Shane Meehan was available to drive house from shut vary. Glenea virtually pulled a purpose again on 43 minutes when Michael Mc Hugh obtained by way of the away defence however slipped his shot the mistaken facet of the publish. In a good second half, the house facet pushed exhausting to drag a purpose again, however either side have been discovering it exhausting to create any actual possibilities. Cockhill finally elevated their lead when Shane Meehan headed house a free kick on 65 minutes. Glenea continued to push for a purpose and got here shut with efforts from Michael Mc Hugh and Shaun Ferry. Greatest for Glenea have been Stephen Curran, Ciaran O’Donnell and Michael McHugh whereas Gavin Doherty and Gavin Lyons impressed for Cockhill. Referee: Shaun Houston.
Oldtown Celtic 4 v 0 Buncrana Hearts
Oldtown took the lead after 20 minutes when Kevin Mc Grath transformed from the spot. The Buncrana keeper was proven a straight crimson for the problem the result in the penalty and the away facet confronted an uphill battle. Oldtown quickly added a second when Micheal Doherty scored from distance. Buncrana battled exhausting to get again into the sport however discovered it tough with being right down to 10. The second half started with Oldtown within the ascendency pushing to get a killer third and Luke Nelis supplied with an awesome strike from distance. Kevin Mc Grath then added his second with a spectacular effort from distance. Buncrana to their credit score continued to battle regardless of the person drawback however Oldtown prevailed to undergo to the following Spherical.
Sunday twenty second October 2023
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Castlefin Celtic 2 v 3 Rathmullan Celtic
A final gasp strike from Connor Temple gave guests Rathmullan all three factors in Castlefin. Castlefin took the lead when Rabeh broke by way of and slotted house. Rathmullan equalised when Ronan Morris stabbed house on the again publish. Gavin Sweeney restored the host’s lead early within the second half earlier than an Oisin Mc Menamin penalty drew the guests stage.
Gweedore Celtic 1 v 3 Keadue Rovers
Keadue secured all three factors with a workmanlike efficiency in opposition to an understrength house group. David Ward rifled Keadue forward within the tenth minute with a candy strike from the sting of the field. Their lead was quick lived when Crónan Mc Fadden equalised from Padraig Gallagher’s free kick. Keadue have been on the entrance foot many of the half however they discovered a resolute Gweedore defence exhausting to penetrate and after they did, Micheal Mc Kelvey in targets was at his finest. Ten minutes earlier than the break poor defending was punished when Keadue took the lead when Micheal Greene pounced to complete from ten yards.
The second half adopted the sample of the primary with defences to the fore. Brian Proctor and Chris Greene may have added to the away group’s lead however once more they have been thwarted by the in-form Mc Kelvey. Gweedore had an excellent alternative to equalise when Alex was performed by way of however Caolan Bonner saved nicely to keep up their lead. Daire Gallagher ought to have given Keadue a two-goal lead however he missed his alternative. Martin Coyle obtained in behind the Keadue defence and his low cross was cleared off the road by Paul Boyle. Deep in harm time Keadue made positive of the factors when Greene lobbed the house keeper to safe the victory. Referee: Alistair Gourley
Kildrum Tigers 4 v 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic
Two targets both facet of half time gave the house facet a snug three factors. Daniel Clarke opened the scoring as he completed nicely on the again publish. Shortly after Matt Crossan made it two from the penalty spot to take a two-goal lead into the break. Kildrum began related within the second half, Ronan Mc Kinley produced the second of magic within the recreation as he hit an unstoppable drive. Kilmacrennan threaten in moments, though starved all through the sport Paul Bradley’s high quality shone all through. James Connolly added the house facet’s fourth as he rounded the keeper and slid the ball house.
St. Catherines 7 v 0 Milford United
A solar drenched Emerald Park was the venue for this premiere league encounter and the house followers may hardly consider what they have been watching because the saints notched up 5 targets within the first half with no reply from the guests. Alex Mc Ginley obtained the primary two as he met crosses from both facet of the pitch on 15 and 20 minutes. Josh Cunningham opened his account when he discovered himself in acres of area contained in the Milford field and nodded house for 3-0 on 22 minutes. The house group had Milford pinned again for lengthy intervals of the sport. The superb Ryan Cunningham made it 4-0 on 26 minutes after the ball ricocheted across the penalty spot earlier than he related sweetly together with his left and the away keeper, Killian Hagan, discovered himself selecting the ball out of the web for the fourth time. Purpose of the sport got here on the stroke of half time when the saints’ keeper landed a protracted clearance intentionally on the chest of Ryan Cunningham simply outdoors the Milford field and two touches from Ryan noticed the ball sail into the roof of the web for 5-0. Milford continued to attempt to play soccer within the second half and appeared to regular the ship considerably till man of the match Josh Cunningham determined he hadn’t fairly completed scoring but. His exhausting work and dedication noticed him torment the Milford defence and he obtained his simply reward with two extra wonderful targets on 60 minutes and 86 minutes albeit with excellent assists from his hanging companions. A younger Milford facet can have higher days and Marty Mc Garrigle ended their ache a couple of minutes early and a remaining rating line of 7-0.
Swilly Rovers 2 v 0 Fanad United
(No Report Submitted)
Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Cappry Rovers 4 v 1 Gweedore United
Gweedore began the sport nicely and pressed early on however the Cappry defence held agency. Cappry took the lead when Ronan Mc Hugh crossed for Paddy Mc Nulty who made it 1-0. Cappry made it 2-0 when Ronan Mc Hugh completed off a very good transfer. Gweedore have been harmful on the break. Cappry made it 3-0 when Ronan Mc Hugh scored once more. Gweedore United began the second half nicely and obtained their reward after they scored. Gweedore stored urgent for an additional and went shut a number of instances to getting one other one again. Cappry wrapped up the factors when Ronan Mc Hugh wrapped up his hat-trick when Paddy Mc Nulty performed him by way of. Two group performances.
Cranford United 1 v 8 Letterkenny Rovers
(No Report Submitted)
Glenea United 1 v 1 Letterbarrow Celtic
In nice circumstances for soccer Glenea welcomed Letterbarrow to Pairc Joe and wasted no time in getting off the mark when Cathal Mc Geever completed after a spill from the keeper after 5 minutes. Letterbarrow equalised on the half hour mark leaving an thrilling finish to the primary half. Each side loved spells within the second half however there have been no main purpose threats leaving a 1-1 remaining rating. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.
Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two
Deele Harps 3 v 3 Ballybofey United
Deele welcomed league leaders Ballybofey to Marty Duffy Park in excellent circumstances. Each groups began nicely and Tom Mullan went shut on 10 minutes with a long-range effort. Ballybofey threatened subsequent when Mark Griffin hit the bar on 13 minutes. Deele’s Declan Lafferty despatched Jordy Duffy by way of on 25 minutes however the keeper saved nicely. The impasse was damaged by Ballybofey when Barrie Mc Ghee scored from the sting of the field on 29 minutes. Deele’s response was swift as Adi Gallagher’s cross was headed house by Tom Mullan on 29 minutes. The house facet have been within the ascendancy and took the lead on 32 minutes as Declan Lafferty’s free was headed house by Adi Gallagher. Deele’s lead was quick lived as Niall Mc Closkey scored after being arrange by Barrie Mc Ghee on 37 minutes in a full of life first half. The second half began with Ballybofey on high and Damien Glackin fired house after a defensive combine up on 53 minutes. The house facet equalised once more on 73 minutes when Declan Lafferty’s free deceived everybody and located the web. That’s how the sport completed 3-3, with group performances from either side. Referee: Sean Houston.
Drumoghill F.C. 1 v 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.
Kerrykeel gave their promotion hopes a serious increase with this spectacular 3-1 victory over fellow hopefuls Drumoghill at The Moss. Second half strikes from James Kerr and Kevin Loughrey have been finally the distinction within the sides because the guests got here from behind to seize all three factors. Niall Mc Crossan had earlier put the house facet right into a deserved lead halfway by way of the primary half however Gerard Mc Ateer restored parity to depart the scores stage on the break. The second half started with the sport swinging from finish to finish earlier than a Drumoghill will mirror on a chance that fell to Lee Smyth early within the second half that proved to be the video games turning level. Liam O’Donnell’s strike from distance compelled a superb save from Sean Friel and though Smyth was first to react he was unfortunate to see his effort clear the crossbar. As the sport moved into its latter levels, Kerrykeel grabbed management due to these strikes from Loughery and Kerr and ran out winners.
Lifford Celtic 14 v 3 Raphoe City
Sean Ferry struck 4 instances within the opening half of this one-sided affair as Lifford Celtic simply overcame East Donegal neighbours Raphoe City. Shane Mc Nulty had already given Celtic the lead earlier than Ferry obtained his first on 5 minutes. Ferry made it three on twenty-four minutes whereas Kyle Martin obtained Raphoe’s first three minutes later. On thirty-six minutes Ferry grew to become supplier as he arrange Conor Carlin who was having an awesome recreation and was credited with offering the assists to Mc Nulty and Ferry. 9 minutes later the identical duo mixed to begin the second half as the primary had ended. Raphoe replied with two targets to scale back the deficit to 4, 7-3. It was solely a brief reprieve nevertheless as additional targets from Shay Lindsay (2), Conor Carlin (4) and Ferry once more on eighty-four minutes accomplished the scoring.
Whitestrand United 4 v 3 Dunkineely Celtic
Whitestrand United took on Dunkineely Celtic at Mc Garvey Park. Whitestrand have been coming off a optimistic efficiency however finally disappointing outcome final day trip and wished to make a quick begin right here. They did that when Cormac Dunleavy seized on a mistake and scored the opener within the first minute. Dunkineely responded nicely and equalised after they scored from a cross. They went forward when a cross was glanced in on the close to publish and it appeared to go in off a defender. Simply earlier than half time Dunkineely added a 3rd when a shot got here from outdoors the world and the keeper couldn’t hold it out. Whitestrand had their possibilities however went in at half time 3-1 down. Whitestrand made modifications on the break and so they appeared to reinvigorate the facet as they began on the entrance foot with a few harmful crosses coming into the field. They obtained a foothold within the recreation after they obtained a penalty which Cormac Dunleavy dispatched regardless of the keeper going the appropriate means. Whitestrand’s tails have been up and so they obtained an equaliser when Dunleavy accomplished his hat-trick with a tremendous end. Each groups have been then in search of a winner and Dunleavy accomplished a exceptional scoring day for him personally when he ran by way of to attain the winner with solely two minutes to go. It was a superb comeback and a very good outcome going into the derby subsequent week in opposition to Kerrykeel.
Ulster Junior Protect
Curragh Athletic P v P Ramelton Mariners
(No Report, Match Postponed)
Lagan Harps 5 v 0 Gleneely Colts
Performed in stunning sunny circumstances Lagan went by way of after a powerful second half efficiency. Lagan began nicely with Codey Brogan inflicting numerous issues down the appropriate. They took the lead on twelve minutes when Dylan Doogan reacted nicely to fireplace house a Josh Hay cross. Ridha Abdullah then struck the crossbar as Lagan placed on the stress. Tristan Mc Colgan was full of life on the left for Gleneely however they didn’t bother the Lagan purpose. Lagan handed up a number of alternatives with gamers capturing from slender angles as an alternative of crossing. Rhys Kerr additionally pulled off a number of good saves within the Gleneely purpose. Lagan put the sport to mattress within the first fifteen minutes of the second half with three targets. Josh Hay fired house after a scramble at a nook. Ciaran Quinn did the identical minutes later. Josh Hay then scored the fourth with a header on the again publish, from one other nook. Gleneely then created a number of capturing alternatives, with Shane Diver capturing throughout purpose and sub Billy Mc Cann having a number of first rate efforts. Lagan’s fifth got here when Conor Parke fantastically managed a by way of ball from Codey Brogan earlier than ending nicely. Kenny Doran went by way of late on for Lagan however Rhys Kerr raced off his line to dam him.
Sea Rovers F.C. 1 v 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves
(No Report Accessible)
Donegal League: this weekend’s match outcomes and reviews was final modified: October twenty second, 2023 by