June 22, 2024

It’s again with a bang.

The Donegal League season kicked off once more this weekend with motion from al divisions.

League PRO Gary Foy was once more flat-out getting us all of the reviews, outcomes and fixtures.

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Bonagee United 2 v 0 Gweedore United

This was a really one sided match and the house staff ought to have taken the lead on eight minutes when a Jordan Armstrong cross into the field fell to Dean Larkin however his strike at objective was saved by the goalkeeper. On fifteen minutes Aaron Wasson despatched in an ideal cross from the best and Aiden Mc Laughlin headed over from 5 yards. Two minutes later Wasson once more despatched a cross into the field however Mc Laughlin noticed his strike from ten yards go broad of the submit. The customer’s first likelihood got here on the half hour, a strike from twenty-five yards from Stephen Mc Fadden that went simply over the bar. Oran Craig within the customer’s objective was in effective type and made two good saves from shut vary from Armstrong on thirty-two minutes and Wasson on thirty-eight. Dean Larkin noticed his header hit the customer’s crossbar from a Wasson cross on forty minutes. The guests began to second half effectively and Roulston within the residence objective needed to make a superb save from a Cian Gallagher strike from the sting of the field on fifty minutes. Two minutes later the house staff took the lead when a Jordan Armstrong free kick went in on the again submit. The house staff had loads of possibilities however the customer’s keeper was in nice type to disclaim Dean Larkin on the hour and Coady Brogan on sixty-five minutes. The house staff bought their second on eighty minutes when Wasson broke down the left an his cross into the field was headed residence from six yards by Dean Larkin. Ciaran Mc Fadden noticed his shot from the sting of the field on eight seven minutes simply go broad of the submit. Workforce efforts from each side. Referee: Colm Mc Conigley.

Saturday 2nd September

Glencar Inn Saturday Division One

Arranmore United P v P Cappry Rovers Reserves
(No Report, Match Postponed)

Fintown Harps AFC 0 v 3 Donegal City Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Keadue Rovers Reserves 4 v 0 Glenea United Reserves

On a effective day for soccer at Central Park, Keadue had a lot of the possibilities within the first half after beginning the sport effectively. As the sport began to settle Glenea got here extra into it, creating a few respectable possibilities. Keadue lastly bought the primary objective of the sport, a effective strike from Oran Gallagher.  Simply earlier than half time Keadue scored once more. A effective objective from Aidan “Yank” Boyle. It was 2-0 to Keadue at half time.  The second half each Keadue and Glenea began full of life however it was the house facet who managed to search out the online, including one other brace to finish a gap day 4-0 victory over a hard-working Glenea facet.

Oldtown Celtic 5 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves

Oldtown loved a effective win within the solar at Letterkenny Group Centre on the opening day of the season in opposition to a younger and spirited Kilmacrennan facet. Oldtown took the lead when Micheal Doherty completed an ideal staff transfer. They quickly added a 2nd when Moe Friel headed residence from a Luke Nelis nook. Kilmacrennan tried arduous to get again into the sport however had been unable to discover a manner. Oldtown added a third when Kevin Mc Grath completed after some effective footwork from Sean Cleary. Into the second half and Kilmacrennan got here out to attempt to discover a manner into the sport however the Oldtown defence was effectively marshalled to maintain them at bay. Oldtown added a 4th when new singing ‘Lennon’ broke by and completed. Kilmacrennan did get a objective when Ciaran Mc Cabe capitalised on a mistake on the again to chip the Keeper. Sean Cleary sealed the win with a fifth objective for Oldtown.

St. Catherines Reserves 3 v 2 Glencar Celtic

St Catherines bought off to a super begin to the season with a well-deserved win over Glencar. The away facet took the lead within the twentieth minute when Pajo Rafferty latched onto an extended clearance by John Paul Doran to slip the ball previous Ki Briers. Shortly afterwards St Catherines got here near equalising with a effective shot by Daniel Keeney and three minutes later they bought a deserved equaliser when Paul “Toes” Murrin took a cross from Josh Cunningham to around the keeper and rating. Cunningham bought on the scoresheet himself a minute earlier than half time, capturing low into the nook from the sting of the six-yard field to provide the house facet the lead. The Saints took the initiative within the second half and went 3-1 up when Josh Cunningham arrange Toes Murrin to attain from shut vary. Glencar had a number of half possibilities however it was the house facet who got here closest to rising the lead when a effective shot from distance by Jamie Elliott got here again off the bar. Glencar battled arduous and bought a comfort objective in damage time with a close-range effort by Tarlach O’Boyle.
As soon as once more St Catherines centre half Aaron Byrne was excellent in defence with effective performances from James Callan and Nathan Maxwell. Pajo Rafferty was greatest for Glencar. Referee: John Mc Glanaghey

Strand Rovers 1 v 1 Kildrum Tigers Reserves

What an excellent day for the beginning of the 2023/2024 season. Tensions had been excessive within the first 10 minutes with a number of sport stoppages as a consequence of referee Con Mc Laughlin laying down the strict new guidelines relating to subs on the sidelines. The house facet had been the primary to get on the score-sheet on quarter-hour when the ball got here up the wing to Cian Mc Gee who swung it into the field and it hit off the submit and bounced over the road. 
The sport continued at a superb quick tempo with a couple of good possibilities for both facet. The equaliser got here within the forty fourth minute when, after good play out the best wing, the ball was performed into the center and Kildrum’s left-back Reece Duncan scored. They went in stage on the break. There have been few possibilities created within the second half with two frees from simply exterior the field for Strand Rovers been the highlights however neither discovered the goal. An effort from Cian Mc Gee made the visiting keeper pull off a powerful save.

Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two

Ballybofey United Reserves 0 v 3 Swilly Rovers Reserves
In what was an entertaining first-half, neither facet might discover a gap objective and so they went into the interval scoreless. Swilly went forward when the ball wasn’t cleared from the Ballybofey defensive strains and added to their lead when once more Ballybofey didn’t clear the hazard from a corner-kick. There was no component of excellent fortune in regards to the third Swilly objective nevertheless as a superb strike from long-range noticed them take a 3 objective benefit that they by no means appeared more likely to relinquish. A story of two halves and three opening day factors for the lads from Ramelton.

Castlefin Celtic Reserves 0 v 1 Drumbar United

On an excellent afternoon to kick off the Donegal junior league season Drumbar welcomed Castlefin Reserves for his or her Division Two opener.  Drumbar began quickest of the 2 sides and inside 7 minutes Drumbar Captain Daniel Bennett scored the one objective of the sport ending effectively on the entrance submit from a nook.
After the Drumbar opener Castlefin grew into the sport and had been unfortunate to not rating from their very own set piece with and energy coming off the crossbar which was shortly handled by the Drumbar defence. Drumbar held out to steer 1-0 on the break. As the sport wore on each side had been cancelling one another out, with Drumbar having extra of the clear-cut possibilities to kill the sport. Castlefin had been unfortunate to not discover a leveller they felt they’d have deserved just for Drumbar stopper Oisin Burke making a wonderful one-on-one save to maintain a well-earned and arduous fought clear sheet for an excellent staff victory on the primary day.

Copany Rovers 1 v 1 Ramelton Mariners
(No Report Submitted)

Dunlewey Celtic 2 v 0 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves

Dunlewey welcomed Drumoghill to Glentornan Park in pretty sunny circumstances for a league opener that turned out to be a tightly contested affair.  The sport kicked off with each side seeking to begin strongly and create the early possibilities. There have been possibilities for both facet within the opening levels however nothing clear reduce. The Drumoghill keeper was known as into motion, pulling off a improbable save from a Joseph Devenney free kick so that they went in to the interval stage.  The second half began a lot the identical however Dunlewey began to seize maintain of the sport and created the higher possibilities and had been unfortunate to not rating on a few events. Joseph Devenney broke the impasse for the hosts, nodding in on the again submit after an ideal supply from Paul Coll. Dunlewey then had one other likelihood when Brendan Mc Geady rattled the crossbar and was inches from doubling the hosts lead. Drumoghill stayed within the sport and pressed arduous for an equaliser however Dunlewey wrapped up the factors when Eamonn Mc Bride fed debutant Ciarán Ward who rounded the keeper and completed effectively. An excellent first win of the season for Dunlewey Celtic.

Milford United Reserves 2 v 0 Gweedore Celtic Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Erne Wanderers 4 v 2 Lagan Harps Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Fanad United Reserves 3 v 0 Drumkeen United Reserves

Fanad United overcame Drumkeen United 3-0 within the opening Finn Journey Saturday Division One fixture of the season. The sport was performed in wonderful circumstances and it was an entertaining sport from begin to end. The primary likelihood of the sport fell to Darren Lynch who shot simply broad of the Drumkeen submit on 10 minutes. Within the seventeenth minute, Dylan Mc Bride despatched a beautiful cross into the field however Dylan Mc Glone simply didn’t discover a crowning glory. Fanad continued to use strain and within the twenty fifth minute a Cormac Sweeney cross was met by Dylan Mc Bride however his again heel was brilliantly saved by Drumkeen keeper Evan Higgins. Fanad’s strain paid off within the thirty fifth minute when Cormac Sweeney’s wonderful cross was met by Dylan Mc Bride who headed residence. As half time approached, Daibhid Lynch’s excellent effort from 25 yards crashed off the crossbar.  Within the fiftieth minute Fanad struck the crossbar once more when Darren Lynch rose highest from a Dylan Mc Glone nook however his header struck the bar. 5 minutes later Fanad prolonged their lead. A Drumkeen defender was penalised for a hand ball within the field and Darren Lynch despatched the ball into the nook. On the hour mark Fanad bought their third. Dylan Mc Bride chased down an extended ball and his cross into the field was tapped in by Keelan Kerr on the again submit. Drumkeen did have an opportunity to get a objective again within the sixty fifth when Jason Mc Daid went on a superb run however he was unable to maintain his shot down. Within the remaining minutes Cormac Sweeney confirmed nice talent to evade his marker within the field however his shot was effectively blocked by Evan Higgins. Referee: Trevor Hey

Gweedore United Reserves 2 v 8 Bonagee United Reserves

Within the opening half, it was a case of Bonagee changing their possibilities and the house facet lacking theirs. Within the first minute Ricky Guntrip made it 1-0 with a faucet in from shut vary. Within the eighth minute the guests doubled their lead when Aaron Wasson completed with a superb shot. Steven Mulhern and Seighan O’ Baoill had possibilities to tug one again for the house facet however they had been unfortunate on every event. Within the seventeenth minute Caoimhin Lynch made it 2-1 with a wonderful shot into the underside nook from 18 yards. One other shot from Seighan O’ Baoill went narrowly broad within the twenty fifth minute. There was little or no between the edges, nevertheless, two objectives earlier than half time by Caolan Mc Garrigle made it 4-1 on the break leaving the house facet with a mountain to climb after the restart. The guests had been awarded their second penalty and the house facet had been decreased to 10 males within the 56th minute. Mc Garrigle transformed to finish his hat-trick. Padraig Doyla Mc Fadden pulled one again for Gweedore with a wonderful free kick into the highest nook to make it 5-2. Bonagee added an extra 3 objectives with Ricky Guntrip getting two and Ultan Mc Mullan getting the eighth to make it 8-2 at full time. Whereas it was a troublesome first outing for the house facet, they’ll construct on the positives, with Frank Mc Gee, Ownie Gallagher, Shaun Doherty and Caoimhin Lynch enjoying effectively on the day. It was a superb staff show from a youthful Bonagee facet. Referee: Rory O’Gorman.

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Convoy Arsenal 2 v 3 Lagan Harps

Lagan will contemplate themselves fortunate to come back away with three factors from a sport Convoy dominated within the second half. Lagan bought off to an ideal begin when Dylan Mc Elhinney’s highly effective headed clearance was completed to the online by Kenny Doran. Convoy equalised on seven minutes when James Wilson powered residence a header from a nook. In Lagan’s subsequent assault Taylor Cassidy had an effort from the sting of the world which was effectively saved. Convoy took the lead when the Lagan defence didn’t take care of a cross and Jamie O’Donnell completed effectively. Lagan responded with Marty Brogan having a shot effectively saved and a Dylan Mc Elhinney overhead kick clipping the crossbar. Lagan equalised simply earlier than the break when Emmett Tourish went on a run from the again earlier than discovering Kenny Doran who scored with a robust shot from the sting of the world. Convoy dominated the second half with Lagan struggling to get any assaults going. Towards the run of play Lagan took the lead on seventy minutes. A depraved cross from Eamonn Cannon was sliced into the online by an unlucky defender. Convoy continued to press and had been awarded a penalty within the remaining minutes. Michael Toner saved Anthony Bogle’s effort and Lagan held on for the factors. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.

Sunday third September 2023
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Rathmullan Celtic 0 v 2 Fanad United
(No Report Submitted)

Gweedore Celtic 0 v 2 St. Catherines
(No Report Submitted)

Kildrum Tigers 2 v 0 Keadue Rovers

A decent encounter at Station Highway performed in improbable circumstances, each groups went in at half time with the scores stage. Darryl Brown put Kildrum forward quarter-hour into the second half when he ran by on objective and slotted residence properly. Keadue pushed ahead in reply to the primary objective and in David Ward produced a number of harmful crosses however the away facet couldn’t convert. Kildrum bought a penalty with 20 minutes remaining as Corey Mc Bride was introduced down. Matt Crossan transformed to double the house facet’s benefit. Keadue pushed and tried arduous, Mark Forker ever current attempting to dictate play however it was the house facet who collected all 3 factors at Station Highway.

Kilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 0 Castlefin Celtic

Kilmacrennan began new season with a superb residence win in opposition to Castlefin at Letterkenny Group Centre. They took lead on 18 minutes when Michael Mc Laughlin headed residence from shut vary from an excellent Rory Mc Grenra cross. Mc Grenra then delivered one other elegant cross on 39 minutes to Sam Harvey who calmly slotted residence on the again submit. Kilmacrennan went in on the break 2-0 up. The 2nd half was evenly matched and each side having possibilities. On 70 minutes Kilmacrennan secured the factors when a Caolan Curran cross into field was headed into his personal web by Castlefin defender. Greatest for Kilmacrennan had been Sam Harvey, Rory Mc Grenra and Caolan Curran and it was a staff effort from Castlefin. Referee: Vincent Mc Laughlin

Swilly Rovers 3 v 0 Milford United

Swilly Rovers bought off to a profitable begin on Sunday at Swilly Park. On 9 minutes Conor Gormley put a free kick over the bar from shut vary. Tyler Durning had his shot effectively saved by Mc Gettigan within the Milford web on quarter-hour. After 20 minutes Tyler Durning floated a ball into the field that went narrowly broad of the far submit. On 27 minutes Adam Salhi however in a cross that was met by Corey Mc Cahill who headed over the bar. Conor Gormley had his strike from exterior the field effectively saved by Mc Gettigan within the Milford objective on half-hour. Within the thirty third minute Matthew McLaughlin had a strike effectively saved by Mc Gettigan. Swilly took the lead within the thirty seventh minute with a Kyle Black penalty. Swilly bought their second after some nice soccer, Matthew Mc Laughlin’s left footed cross into the field discovered Corey Mc Cahill who completed from shut vary.
Swilly led 2-0 at half-time. Ciaran Kelly hit the bar halfway by the second half. Ian Ward bought Swilly’s third with 4 minutes remaining after Mc Laughlin performed an ideal by ball to Kyle Black who reduce it again and Ward completed effectively.

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Cappry Rovers 1 v 1 Cranford United

This sport performed within the Finn Valley Centre and the house facet had a couple of early possibilities. Cappry had been decreased to 10 males in the midst of the primary half. Cappry opened the scoring within the second half by Alan Gethins. Cappry went near doubling their lead. Cranford bought stage with 10 minutes to go. Cappry had a penalty declare turned down within the final minute.

Donegal City 5 v 0 Letterbarrow Celtic

Donegal City welcomed neighbours Letterbarrow to a beautiful day within the Hospital Area. John Leonard made an excellent save from captain Eoin Slevin from the penalty spot and earlier tipped one over the bar from Joe Campbell. Within the second half Donegal City scored by an ideal Campbell strike and objectives adopted from Ronan Mc Hugh, Ben Sweeney, Declan Duignan and Mark Jordan. To good staff performances with John Leonard excellent within the Barrow’ web. Referee: George Clinton.

Glenea United 1 v 2 Letterkenny Rovers

A youthful Glenea facet welcomed Letterkenny Rovers to Pairc Joe for the opening sport of the season.
The guests took the lead on 5 minutes when Leon Doherty’s volley was deflected previous Joe Coll. Glenea had a superb likelihood on 20 minutes when Carragher Friel’s wonderful by ball put Seamus Doogan by
on objective along with his shot going simply previous the submit. Glenea bought their equaliser on the half hour when Mc Bride’s Cross was met by the Head of Calvin Murray giving Bryan Da Costa no likelihood within the Rover’s objective. Rovers bought their second within the sixty fifth minute when Nathan Plumb headed residence a Zach Gorman cross. Rovers had been decreased to 10 males when Joel Gorman noticed crimson for a problem on Cathal Mc Geever. Glenea pushed arduous to equalise however it resulted in a Rover’s victory. Referee: Alister Gourley

Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two

Drumkeen United 0 v 6 Ballybofey United

Drumkeen welcomed neighbours Ballybofey to St. Patrick’s Park on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon.
Sadly for the house staff the climate was the one optimistic factor to take from the sport. Drumkeen by no means actually bought into it and located themselves 4 objectives behind at half time. Issues didn’t get significantly better for the hosts as Ballybofey added two extra objectives within the second half. Daithí Mc Mahon will probably be very completely satisfied along with his afternoon as he bagged a hat-trick and additional objectives from Mark Griffin, Aaron Mc Auley and Barrie Mc Ghee secured a complete victory for the guests. Ballybofey will probably be delighted with a superb win away from residence whereas Drumkeen will hope to bounce again subsequent week.

Drumoghill F.C. 3 v 0 Dunkineely Celtic
(No Report, Match Postponed)

Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 v 3 Curragh Athletic

Robust day on the workplace for the ‘71 with Curragh leaving Rabs Park with the three factors and to be truthful, totally deserving of their win. Kerrykeel had been lacking quite a lot of males as we speak however fielded a powerful 11 and hit the woodwork 3 times. The primary half was a good affair with each groups having possibilities, Andy Friel and Matt Stewart each hitting the submit for Kerrykeel. Curragh took the lead 5 minutes into the second half when Yaya pounced on a slack again cross to fireplace residence. They bought their second quickly afterwards when Burke fired residence.  Paul Gibbons then hit the submit for the ‘71. It simply wouldn’t go in for the house facet and Curragh bought their third in damage time. Jamie Mc Ateer did effectively on his debut for the ‘71 together with Marty Mc Ateer and Shaun Patton. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin

Whitestrand United 0 v 3 Lifford Celtic

The opening sport of the season befell at Mc Garvey Park when Whitestrand United took on Lifford Celtic. Each groups had been evenly matched within the early levels and Whitestrand nearly scored from a nook which was effectively saved by the Lifford keeper. Put up the primary water break as a result of circumstances Lifford started to say their authority and Shaun Friel scored the opener from a ball excessive. The sport settled and while Whitestrand had been generally harmful on the break, Lifford did have management of the sport within the first half because it ended 0-1. The second half began and Whitestrand had been pushing additional up the pitch. Lifford scored their second from a effectively labored nook routine when Justin Mc Bride headed residence. This was shortly adopted by a cross come shot from Niall O’ Reilly that floated over the keeper’s head and into the highest nook. This was the ultimate objective and the sport petered out right into a 0-3 win for the guests

Outcomes Week 1

Friday 1st September 2023-09-02

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Bonagee United           2 v 0 Gweedore United

Saturday 2nd September

Glencar Inn Saturday Division One

Arranmore United           P v P Cappry Rovers Reserves

Fintown Harps AFC           0 v 3 Donegal City Reserves

Keadue Rovers Reserves           4 v 0 Glenea United Reserves

Oldtown Celtic           5 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves

St. Catherines Reserves           3 v 2 Glencar Celtic

Strand Rovers           1 v 1 Kildrum Tigers Reserves

Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two

Ballybofey United Reserves           0 v 3 Swilly Rovers Reserves

Castlefin Celtic Reserves           0 v 1 Drumbar United

Copany Rovers           1 v 1 Ramelton Mariners

Dunlewey Celtic           2 v 0 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves

Milford United Reserves           2 v 0 Gweedore Celtic Reserves

Finn Journey Saturday Division Three

Erne Wanderers           4 v 2 Lagan Harps Reserves

Fanad United Reserves           3 v 0 Drumkeen United Reserves

Gweedore United Reserves           2 v 8 Bonagee United Reserves

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Convoy Arsenal           2 v 3 Lagan Harps 

Sunday 3rd September 2023  

Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division

Rathmullan Celtic           0 v 2 Fanad United 

Gweedore Celtic           0 v 2 St. Catherines

Kildrum Tigers           2 v 0 Keadue Rovers

Kilmacrennan Celtic           3 v 0 Castlefin Celtic

Swilly Rovers           3 v 0 Milford United

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Cappry Rovers           1 v 1 Cranford United

Donegal City           5 v 0 Letterbarrow Celtic

Glenea United           1 v 2 Letterkenny Rovers

Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two

Drumkeen United           0 v 6 Ballybofey United

Drumoghill F.C.           3 v 0 Dunkineely Celtic

Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.           0 v 3 Curragh Athletic

Whitestrand United           0 v 3 Lifford Celtic

Fixtures Week 2

Saturday ninth September Okay.O. 1p.m. (Until Acknowledged)

Glencar Inn Saturday Division One

Cappry Rovers Reserves v St. Catherines Reserves

Donegal City Reserves v Strand Rovers

Glencar Celtic v Oldtown Celtic

Glenea United Reserves v Arranmore United

Kildrum Tigers Reserves v Keadue Rovers Reserves

Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Fintown Harps AFC

Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two

Drumbar United v Dunlewey Celtic

Drumoghill F.C. Reserves v Ballybofey United Reserves

Gweedore Celtic Reserves v Cranford United Reserves

Ramelton Mariners v Milford United Reserves

Swilly Rovers Reserves v Copany Rovers

Finn Journey Saturday Division Three

Bonagee United Reserves v Letterkenny Rovers Reserves

Drumkeen United Reserves v Gweedore United Reserves

Lagan Harps Reserves v Fanad United Reserves

Sunday tenth September 2023

Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division

Castlefin Celtic v Gweedore Celtic

Fanad United v Kilmacrennan Celtic

Keadue Rovers v Rathmullan Celtic

Milford United v Kildrum Tigers

St. Catherines v Swilly Rovers 

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Cranford United v Glenea United

Gweedore United v Donegal City

Lagan Harps v Cappry Rovers

Letterbarrow Celtic v Convoy Arsenal

Letterkenny Rovers v Bonagee United

Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two

Ballybofey United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.

Curragh Athletic v Whitestrand United

Dunkineely Celtic v Drumkeen United

Lifford Celtic v Deele Harps

Raphoe City v Drumoghill F.C.

Donegal League: All of the reviews, outcomes and fixtures was final modified: September third, 2023 by Workers Author