first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYUlster Junior Cup Clonmany Shamrocks 0 Gweedore Celtic 1The Donegal Junior League will, once again, be represented in the Final of the Ulster Junior Cup. Despite a disappointing League campaign, by their standards, Gweedore Celtic have proved more than capable when Cup football is the order of the day. Pitted against Clonmany Shamrocks of the Inishowen League their task on Sunday was all the more difficult as they had to travel to contest the semi-final. From the opening exchanges and what followed it soon became clear that one goal may be enough to win the tie. This is exactly how it panned out and it was the men from An Screaban who got the all important strike. Recently awarded Player of the Month for January in the Donegal Junior League, Chris Porter played his part in the build up to the deciding goal. After making a run along the wing he crossed for Brendan Mc Geady who timed his run to perfection and calmly flicked the ball past the local custodian with ten minutes remaining in the fixture. Clonmany pushed for an equaliser and Gweedore had another chance in the closing minutes but John Walsh saw his effort saved by the home net minder. Gweedore will play Glengad F.C. in the Final in three weeks time.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 St. Catherines 1Played in blustery conditions in Greenbrae Park, St Catherine’s attempted to de-rail Lifford’s title challenge. Chances during the first half were few and far between with both defences coming out on top. St Catherine’s hit the front with a freak goal on the half hour mark. A Jason Noctor shot was caught by the wind and was chested to the net from the edge of the box by Willie Hakkenun. Lifford protested for handball but to no avail, half time score 0-1.Lifford stormed out of the blocks early in the second half and grabbed their equaliser as Alan Gethins finished following a through ball from Lee White on 50minutes. Lifford should have hit the front on the hour mark but Gethins fluffed his lines from the penalty spot. The diminutive forward made amends for his miss, calmly finishing another through ball from Lee White on 75 minutes. White, Lifford’s number 1, almost got on the score sheet as he brought a fine save from his opposite number from a 60 yard free kick as full time approached. The result keeps Lifford in the hunt at least for another week. Battling performances from both teams.Kilmacrennan Celtic 0 Rathmullan Celtic 3Rathmullan Celtic cruised to a win over struggling Kilmacrennan Celtic at the Flagpole with Dara Patton and inspirational striker Eamonn Sheridan netting the goals for the Hoops as Kilmacrennan were reduced to ten men to compound their misery for the final five minutes at the Seaside.The Hoops now go into their final fixture away to Glenea United on April 27th knowing that a victory at Glasserchoo over Tom Coll’s troops will at least guarantee them a play-off with Lifford Celtic who won at home to St Catherine’s but need to win their game in hand away to Curragh Athletic in order to tie up proceedings with the Hoops at the top of the table. Paddy Burger and Paddy Sheridan’s table toppers dominated proceedings all afternoon with pass and move football orchestrated by Paddy in midfield with Eamonn Sheridan menacing up front. They only took the lead on 41 minutes when in form striker Dara Patton hit the net after a scintillating dribble past the Kilmacrennan defence, finishing off with a low strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Chippy Barrett almost doubled the advantage on the stroke of half time following a goal mouth scramble but was denied by the outstanding Kilmacrennan keeper Mark Gallagher. In the second period Eamonn Sheridan was denied twice on two separate occasions by Gallagher when it seemed inevitable that goals were on the horizon. Kilmacrennan faced a daunting wind, which the Hoops took full advantage of, and struggled to make any impression on a resolute Hoops defence. The Seasiders continued to push for a second with Shea Coyle heading inches over from a corner on 62 minutes. Yet again the Kilmacrennan shot stopper Gallagher denied Eamonn Sheridan with a finger tip save on 70 minutes but the keeper could do nothing to stop Sheridan finally hitting the target on 73 minutes after super sub Ryan Connolly crossed in from the right wing on his introduction with Sheridan clinically scoring with a bullet header inside the area. The contest was over when referee Ed Moore awarded the Hoops a penalty following a push on Connolly from Gavin Gorman, who was shown red for dissent on 86 minutes. Eamonn Sheridan made no mistake from the resulting spot kick to round off a fine performance from the title chasing Hoops.Paddy and Eamonn Sheridan inspired the Hoops all afternoon with Mark Gallagher producing a master class in goal keeping for Kilmac. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2 Keadue Rovers lost out to Drumoghill at Central Park in a crucial game on Sunday. The game was played in difficult conditions with a strong breeze throughout making play a bit broken overall. Keadue had the brighter opening against the wind with Adrian Hanlon forcing the away keeper into a good save on ten minutes. It was hard for either side to get a grip as the game went on. By the half hour mark Drumoghill were starting to take control and Richard Moore had a fine curling effort tipped on to the post by Keadue keeper Ben Boyle. Keadue went close on thirty three minutes when Corey Gallagher’s free kick almost caught the Drumoghill keeper off his line but it went just over the bar. A few minutes after this Drumoghill had a goal disallowed when their forward was caught offside having lobbed the keeper On forty minutes Keadue took the lead when good work from Adrian Hanlon led to the ball being flicked into the path of Corey Gallagher who finished well, beating the keeper to the ball. It stayed at 1-0 until half time. Into the second half and Drumoghill were quick out of the blocks with a shot over the bar on forty seven minutes. However Keadue had a great chance to finish the game on fifty two minutes when Corey Gallagher’s shot hit the post. Ben Boyle in the home goals made a couple of good saves and the home side had another good chance on sixty eight minutes when Adrian Hanlon’s shot was cleared off the line. Drumoghill were level though on seventy one minutes when following a goalmouth scramble Carlos Rodgers poked home at the near post after a couple of attempted efforts. A number of chances followed for Drumoghill and Keadue’s defence had to be on alert, doing well each time an attack came from Drumoghill. Corey Gallagher also had a half chance on eighty five minutes but just missed his touch at the far post. It looked like finishing in a draw but in the last minutes Drumoghill grabbed a winner when Richard Moore took down a ball and finished past the keeper with a left foot strike to cue great team celebrations.A good team effort from both sides. Drumoghill have one game left at home to Bonagee next Sunday while Keadue make the trip to Eany Celtic. Referee: Ronan Floyd.CT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 Deele Harps 1Raphoe Town came from behind in this local derby played at Deele College in Raphoe. Brian Breslin gave Deele Harps an early lead which they held until the interval. Raphoe Town then produced a purple patch which lasted for fifteen second half minutes and saw them score three without reply and in doing so win the match and climb into third position in the CT Ball Division Two table. Gavin Mc Brearty got the equaliser before Kieran Mc Gowan, under pressure from Jamie Gallagher, scored an own goal to put Raphoe into the lead. The busy Gallagher then secured the points when he scored from inside the box with the Deele keeper, Christopher Roulston, stranded. With only one round of matches remaining any one of three teams. Raphoe Town, Convoy Arsenal or Deele Harps could take third spot and get into the Promotion/Relegation play-off. After this match it is advantage Raphoe Town.WEDNESDAYWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 Bonagee United 1The home team started very well and could have been one up in the first minute when Kevin Mc Glynn crossed for Alan Patton who saw his shot saved. Cappry took the lead in the 8th minute when Brian Lafferty’s corner was headed home by Stephen Mc Dermott. Bonagee came back into the game after this but the Cappry defence was well on top. In the 31st minute Stephen Mc Dermott added his and Cappry’s 2nd following a good passing move involving Brian Lafferty and Kevin Mc Glynn. Stephen Mc Dermott and Brian Lafferty were controlling the game for the home team from midfield. In the 34th minute Brian Lafferty played Alan Patton through who saw his shot saved by the keeper, Patton squared the rebound for Kevin Mc Glynn to tap home from 6 yards. Kevin Mc Glynn turned provider for Cappry’s 4th goal in the 40th minute when he split the defence for Aaron Kelly who finished well. Cappry started the second half brightly and added a fifth in the 54th minute when Stephen Mc Dermott played Alan Patton through and he made no mistake from the edge of the box. Cappry had a few more chances but failed to convert any of them with Conor Laverty going closest for the home side. Bonagee got a late consolation goal when Reece Shortt scored with a header at the near post. Best for Cappry: Stephen Mc Dermott, Brian Lafferty and Benny Kyle. Best for Bonagee: Sam Murphy. Referee: Liam Farren.SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 Mulroy Celtic 3Mulroy broke the deadlock on the 20th minute, after great team-work Enda Coll found the net. Fintown pushed hard to get an equaliser and got their just rewards on the 31st minute when Christopher Mc Glynn found the net. The second half began with all to play for. Mulroy’s Enda Coll got on the ball from a mistake from the Fintown defence and had a pop at goal and made no mistake, putting the away side in front again. Seamus Coll then made it 3-1 shortly afterwards. Fintown continued to make scoring opportunities but all to no avail. Referee: Victor RaineyCastlefin Celtic Reserves11 Ramelton Mariners 0Right from the off Castlefin pressured the Ramelton defence with Gary McNulty hitting the post after one minute. The first of the goals came after four minutes, Paddy Dooher’s cross caused trouble and a Ramelton midfielder put the ball into the roof of his own net. Four minutes later Ronan Tourish doubled Castlefin’s lead when he had the simplest of tap-ins. Paddy Dooher then found Peter Bryson free at the back post and Bryson’s volley went straight into the bottom corner in 19th minute. A minute later James McMenamin got Castlefin’s 4th goal when he picked the ball up on the edge of the box and gave the Ramelton keeper, Kevin McCahill, no chance with his strike. Castlefin had numerous chances to make it five only for the Ramelton keeper to make a number of good saves. Ronan Tourish got Castlefin’s 5th and his second in 34th minute when he took on the Ramelton defence and slipped the ball under the keeper.The second half started much the same as the first when Castlefin began to run at Ramelton’s defence. Paddy Dooher made it six when he ran from the half way line and finished it himself into the bottom corner in the 55th minute. Ramelton continued to compete despite the score. Dooher got his second when he rounded the keeper to make it seven to Castlefin with 67 minutes gone. Minutes later Paddy Dooher’s corner found Keith Nelis in the box. Nelis was given time to take the ball down and fire home. Keith Nelis got his second when Peter Bryson sent him clear and he completed his hat-trick when Thomas Devlin crossed the ball into the box and Nelis was in the right place to tap home on 78 minutes. Peter Bryson finished the scoring and made it 11 for Castlefin when his 25 yard strike went straight into the top corner in the 90th minute. Best for Castlefin: Team Performance. Best for Ramelton: Kevin McCahill. Referee: Bran O’ KaneSt. Catherines Reserves 0 Glencar Celtic 1Glencar Celtic came to Emerald Park on Saturday looking for the point that would secure their first league title since they joined the league ten years ago. A youthful St. Catherines Reserves side didn’t crumble against their more experienced visitors and as they have done all season they represented their club with pride and direction in their play. A closely fought first half failed to produce any clear cut chances and it remained level at the break. The second half was played in similar fashion to the first with both teams committed but unable to breach each other’s defensive lines. The game’s only goal came on eighty five minutes and it is a goal that will go down in the history of Glencar Celtic football club. Christopher Malseed started the moved from the central back position. He played the ball to Paddy Collins on the left wing. Collins skipped past two St. Catherines’ players before centering to Stephen Browne who sent the ball to the St. Catherines net past a helpless Brian Smith who had done well throughout the game. The goal was enough to win the match and give the Letterkenny based club their first league title. For their part St. Catherines Reserves will look back on their first year in Saturday football with the knowledge that their conveyor belt of young players is continuing to produce talented players who will be capable of representing the club for many years to come. Referee: Martin Mc Anenny.Orchard F.C. 2 Erne Wanderers 1Erne Wanderers opened the scoring in this match played at Letterkenny Community Centre.Erne were well in control and went close again but Ward saw his shot saved. Orchard started to settle after this and Niall Bonner went close from close range. Orchard levelled the game on the half hour when Eddy Moore slotted home from inside the box after a nice lay-off from ChuckySweeney. The second half continued much the same with both teams working hard to get in front Orchard hit the Crossbar through Rory O’ Gorman and Erne also went close when Ward did the same. In the seventy fifth minute Orchard got their nose’s in front when Joe McCarron shot home from the edge of the box. Orchard withstood some intense pressure until the end to take all three points. Best for Orchard: Eddy Moore, Krissey McLaughlin and Nail Bonner. Best for Erne: Team Performance. Referee: Kevin LogueGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 Arranmore United 3Curragh started of brightly and were unlucky to see a Marty Mc Laughlin’s shot narrowly missing the target. Arranmore took the lead after 35minutes when Daniel O’ Donnell scored. Curragh should have equalised but the Arranmore keeper saved well from Gary Heaney. Arranmore doubled their lead on 40 minutes from a well worked free kick from Danny Rodgers. The second half saw Curragh score early when the Dylan Irwin found Gary Quinn who played in Gary Heaney to place the ball past the Arranmore keeper from 18 yards. Curragh should have scored again but the Arranmore cleared well. Arranmore scored their 3rd from Chamajack Porski in injury time from a corner . Best for Curragh was Dylan Irwin..Team performance from Arranmore.Tullyvinney Rovers 2 Glenree United Reserves 4It was Glenree who did most of the running in the first half and should have been two or three up at half-time, only for some woeful finishing this game would have been over as a contest. Out of the blue however Tullyvinney scored from a corner through Renato. The second half was only a minute old when Glenree scored from a free kick after poor defending. Karol Mc Elhinney then put Glenree ahead when he beat the offside trap to drive home. Tullyvinney then made it all square when Mervyn White blasted home from twenty yards. Tullyvinney then pressed the self destruct button again to let Glenree in for two late goals, firstly Damien Neilis beat the offside trap again and chipped the Tullyvinney keeper. In the last minute a poor back pass gifted Karol Mc Elhinney his second goal to wrap up the points. Best for Glenree: Damien Neilis and Nicolas Neilis .Best for Tullyvinney: Meryvn White and Mc Kinney .Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleCranford United Reserves 7 Gweedore United Reserves 2Gweedore got off to a great start when John Paul McFadden broke free and finished well into the corner to put Gweedore one up after 10 minutes. Cranford responded well and in the 15th minute they were rewarded for their pressure when a Gweedore player put the ball in his own net. Cranford then went 2 – 1 up when Brendan Giles reacted quickest to score from inside the box. Gweedore made it 2-2 when a quick break saw Stephen O’Donnell scored at back post. With chances falling to both teams, Cranford took the lead when Philip Hegarty scored from a tight angle. After half-time Cranford started the game on top and got their 4th when Kyle Black turned his marker and ran from halfway line and then finishing past the Gweedore keeper. With Gweedore needing to take chances they were caught with Kyle Black getting another three goals with some fine finishing to make it 7 – 2. Martin Mc Bride, Darren Lynch and Philip Hegarty were best for Cranford. Team effort from Gweedore.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSWEDNESDAY 02-04-2014Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 v 1 Bonagee UnitedSATURDAY 05-04-2014Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 v 3 Mulroy CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves 11 v 0 Ramelton MarinersSt. Catherines Reserves 0 v 1 Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. 2 v 1 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 3 Arranmore UnitedTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 4 Glenree United ReservesCranford United Reserves 7 v 2 Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAY 06-04-2014Ulster Junior CupClonmany Shamrocks 0 v 1 Gweedore CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 1 St. CatherinesKilmacrennan Celtic 0 v 3 Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Cappry Rovers P v P Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 v 1 Deele HarpsDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESWEDNESDAY 09-04-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers v Castlefin CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSATURDAY 12-04-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown Cup Semi FinalsOrchard F.C. v Glenea United Reserves( Flagpole Field, Rathmullan K.O. 1p.m. )Glencar Celtic v Castlefin Celtic Reserves( Diamond Park, Ballyare K.O. 4.30 p.m. )Old Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers v St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United v Tullyvinney Rovers ( K.O. 1p.m. )Gweedore United Reserves v Strand RoversGlenree United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesSUNDAY 13-04-2014Brian Mc Cormick Cup Semi FinalsCastlefin Celtic v Dunkineely Celtic( Moyle View Park, Milford K.O. 1p.m. )Glenea United v Milford United( Diamond Park, Ballyare K.O. 4.30 p.m. )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCurragh Athletic v Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneEany Celtic v Keadue RoversDrumoghill F.C. v Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United v Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers v Raphoe TownBallybofey United v Dunlewy CelticDeele Harps v Convoy ArsenalDrumbar F.C. v Letterbarrow CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsRathmullan Celtic 17 11 3 3 42 22 20 36Lifford Celtic FC 16 10 3 3 28 18 10 33Glenea United 16 8 4 4 27 14 13 28St Catherines FC 17 7 4 6 39 32 7 27Milford United FC 16 7 5 4 33 24 9 25Gweedore Celtic 17 4 5 8 22 25 -3 20Donegal Town FC 17 4 7 6 29 35 -6 18Cranford FC 17 4 8 5 26 29 -3 17Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 17 4 10 3 19 40 -21 15Curragh Athletic FC 16 3 13 0 16 42 -26 9League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDrumoghill FC 17 12 3 2 43 19 24 38Cappry Rovers 15 9 2 4 45 19 26 31Castlefin Celtic 16 9 4 3 45 30 15 30Gweedore United FC 17 9 6 2 41 21 20 29Kerrykeel 71 FC 17 8 5 4 51 34 17 28Dunkineely Celtic FC 16 9 7 0 41 40 1 27Lagan Harps FC 17 6 8 3 31 42 -11 21Keadue Rovers FC 17 5 10 2 35 43 -8 17Bonagee United FC 17 4 10 3 32 44 -12 15Eany Celtic FC 17 0 16 1 13 85 -72 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCopany Rovers FC 17 11 3 3 43 24 19 36Whitestrand United FC 17 10 4 3 39 21 18 33Raphoe Town 17 10 5 2 39 22 17 32Convoy Arsenal FC 17 9 4 4 33 23 10 31Deele Harps FC 17 9 5 3 33 19 14 30Glenree United FC 17 6 8 3 29 38 -9 21Letterbarrow Celtic FC 17 6 8 3 27 38 -11 21Dunlewey Celtic 17 4 10 3 27 38 -11 15Ballybofey United FC 17 4 10 3 20 37 -17 15Drumbar FC 17 1 13 3 15 45 -30 6League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 14 13 1 0 44 11 33 39Glenea United 15 9 5 1 38 25 13 28Erne Wanderers FC 14 9 5 0 40 19 21 27St Catherines FC 14 8 5 1 25 24 1 25Fintown Harps AFC 15 6 7 2 26 39 -13 20Orchard FC 14 6 7 1 32 30 2 19Castlefin Celtic Res 15 5 8 2 38 37 1 17Mulroy Celtic 15 3 10 2 16 32 -16 11Ramelton Mariners FC 14 1 12 1 15 57 -42 4League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 14 12 1 1 33 9 24 37Donegal Town FC Res 16 9 2 5 38 27 11 32Gweedore United FC Res 14 8 4 2 38 31 7 26Glenree United FC Res 13 6 4 3 38 33 5 21Cranford FC 17 5 8 4 39 44 -5 19Keadue Rovers FC 14 5 6 3 33 30 3 18Milford United FC Res 15 5 7 3 32 41 -9 18Curragh Athletic FC 16 4 8 4 30 44 -14 16Tullyvinney Rovers 15 4 8 3 24 31 -7 15Strand Rovers FC 16 2 12 2 19 34 -15 8DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 6th, 2014 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 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