DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Downtown CupMulroy Celtic 3 Cranford United Reserves 1The home side continued their excellent form securing all three points from this match. The first goal came through Packie Mc Elwaine who tapped the ball home from close range. Cranford equalised through Jaydee whose curling free kick evaded everybody to clip in off the far post. Mulroy restored their lead when great battling from Michael Sweeney resulted in him squeezing the ball into the net. Early in the second half the game was wrapped up when Ed Moore pointed to the spot. Up stepped Joe Kerr who dispatched to the bottom corner and continue his hundred percent record from twelve yards this season. Michael Mc Grory marshalled the home defence expertly, Andrew Friel and Shaun McGovern also impressed, Jaydee was best for Cranford Watson Hire Division OneLagan Harps 3 Curragh Athletic 0Lagan started brightly and on five minutes had a good chance when Stephen O’ Donnell fired over from eighteen yards. Lagan won a good few corners and Ronan Sweeney should have scored after meeting a great delivery from Kevin Kelly. Lagan went ahead on twenty minutes after great work by O’ Donnell set up Chris Toner who headed home. Curragh threatened with a few long range efforts from Calvin Bradley and Daniel O’ Brien but neither troubled the Lagan keeper. The second half started with Lagan pressing hard and on fifty minutes O’ Donnell saw his cross expertly dispatched with a wonderful overhead kick by Kenny Doran. On seventy minutes Mickey O’ Brien should have done better after meeting a corner but he headed over. Hilley and Grant dominated the middle of the park and the excellent Ronan Gibson marshalled the Lagan defence, curtailing the Curragh efforts. Lagan lost Stephen O’ Donnell with what looked like a nasty injury but wrapped up the game when the industrious Toner crossed for Himley to tap in from close range, a goal his performance merited.Best for Lagan: Himley and Grant in the middle, Toner and Doran up top but Ronan Gibson was outstanding. For Curragh: O’ Brien and the excellent Calvin Bradley who really showed well. Referee: Michael Connolly.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic1 Cranford United 0Rathmullan showed some true Glenvar Warrior spirit to get the better for Cranford in a typically tight battle at the Flagpole this afternoon. Both teams were in desperate need of the points as they look to move away from the wrong end of the table. Chances came and went at both ends but it seemed as though a stalemate would prevail until Hoops full back Ephrim McFadden unleashed 30-yard strike that clipped a defenders heel and flew into the top corner with three minutes left on the clock. It was harsh on Arthur Lynch’s team but the Seasiders will certainly be feeling like they deserved a break after carrying little luck in home defeats to Kildrum and Drumoghill either side of Christmas. With the breeze behind them, Cranford made the better start. After 20 minutes Brian McVeigh saw his shot fly agonisingly over the crossbar. Minutes later it was the turn of Kyle Black to go close. Before halftime Arthur Lynch saw his glancing header cleared off the goal line by the alert Reggie Miller. At the other end, Ryan Connolly came closed when his mazy run ended with a stinging right-foot drive from 18 yards that was pushed wide by Oisin Blaney. Caretaker manager Dara Patton almost stabbed his team in front when the ball broke to him in the box but his effort went the wrong side of the post after 65 minutes. With twenty minutes left it was Connolly’s turn to take aim when he stayed on his feet in the box only to fire into the side netting. On 87 minutes it fell to Man of the Match McFadden to settle the game. Striding over the half way line he found himself 30 yards out and decided to try his luck. His shot took a slight deflection before finishing high in the net to the delight of the Seaside faithful on a bitterly cold afternoon. Referee: Marty Quinn St. Catherines 5 Drumoghill F.C. 1St. Catherine’s played Drumoghill in the Donegal League Premier Division match on Sunday in Emerald Park. With only three minutes gone Jason Noctor was fouled in the box and he dispatched the spot-kick himself to give the home side the lead. Drumoghill created some half chances and were well in the match until the thirty fourth minute the ball was played down the line and Jason Noctor beat the Drumoghill keeper and squared across the Drumoghill penalty area to Conor Doherty at the back post who taped the ball into the Drumoghill net. Noctor added a third on fifty three minutes to put St. Catherines well into control. Daniel Breslin got their fourth before Drumoghill hit the post on sixty five minutes. Barry Rose got the fifth as the home side looked like league leaders. Liam O’ Donnell headed into the Saints net to make the final score 5-1. Best for St. Catherines: Jason Noctor. Best for Drumoghill: Paul Mc CauleyLifford Celtic 2 Milford United 1Lifford won the toss and opted to play with the breeze. The game was an even affair with few chances until Mark Mc Nulty slotted home for Lifford following a well worked short corner on 30 minutes. Lifford almost doubled their advantage as Ross Porter and Kevin Mc Brearty both went close as half time loomed. The second half began as the first did with both midfields battling for possession. Lifford doubled their advantage on 70 minutes as Johnny Mahon played through David Gethins who made no mistake from 20 yards. Milford where awarded a late penalty on 80 minutes but PJ Hagan shot wide of Given’s goal. Gary Merritt did pull a late goal back for the visitors but Lifford held out for a deserved three points. Best for Lifford were Jack Quinn and Johnny Mahon while Gary Merit looked dangerous for Milford. CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 2 Bonagee United 2After a very competitive match the home side left disappointed after finishing level with the league leaders. It was a tight affair in the first twenty minutes. There were a few chances created but nothing that would worry either keeper. The first half ended all square. Bonagee started the second half the stronger and were knocking the ball around well until the final third were they created few clear cut chances. The breakthrough came when Nick Nelis let fly from 20 yards to give the home side the advantage. Then ten minutes later the same man popped up again, this time from 25 yards to leave the visiting keeper helpless! Glenree were bossing the game and were making chances but not putting the away team to the sword. With 20 minutes left Bonagee resorted to the long ball and it paid off as Aiden Mc Laughlin beat the offside trap to calmly slot past the keeper. This gave the away team hope and they got their second minutes later when a free kick was fired into the box and Peter Mc Namee scored the equaliser. Great team performance by Glenree and a solid performance from Bonagee.Referee: Patrick MartinResultsDowntown CupGlenea United Reserves P v P Arranmore UnitedDrumbar F.C. P v P Donegal Town ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves P v P Erne WanderersDrumoghill F.C. Reserves P v P Castlefin Celtic ReservesTullyvinney Rovers P v P Orchard F.C.Mulroy Celtic 3 v 1 Cranford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves P v P Ramelton MarinersGlencar Celtic P v P Milford United ReservesWatson Hire Division OneLagan Harps 3 v 1 Curragh AthleticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 0 Cranford UnitedSt. Catherines 5 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Lifford Celtic 2 v 1 Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic P v P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 2 v 2 Bonagee UnitedRaphoe Town P v P Ballybofey UnitedDunlewy Celtic P v P Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic P v P Eany CelticFixturesSaturday 24-01-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupMilford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersCranford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesGlencar Celtic v Mulroy CelticOrchard F.C. v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversDrumbar F.C. v Fintown Harps AFCArranmore United v Strand Rovers (K.O.1.30)Ulster Junior ShieldMoville Celtic Reserves v St. Catherines Reserves (K.O. 1.30)Sunday 25-01-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town v Milford UnitedCappry Rovers v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Kilmacrennan CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers v Copany RoversWhitestrand United v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoGlenree United v Dunlewey CelticBallybofey United v Letterbarrow CelticUlster Junior Shield K.O. 1.30 p.m.Cockhill Celtic Youths v Deele HarpsBonagee United v Cockhill Celtic ColtsUlster Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Aileach F.C. v Convoy ArsenalCootehill Harps v Kildrum TigersMonaghan Town v Glenea UnitedMoville Celtic v Rathmullan CelticGweedore Celtic v Lagan HarpsDrumoghill F.C. v Redcastle F.C.Erne Wanderers v Quigleys Point SwiftsSt. Catherines v Glengad F.C.DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 18th, 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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