December 3, 2023

Listed here are all of the scores and match experiences from this week’s Donegal League soccer motion.


Friday tenth November 2023

Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Lagan Harps 2 v 0 Convoy Arsenal 

Lagan took all three factors following an entertaining encounter performed underneath the lights in Convoy on Friday night time. They opened the scoring on ten minutes when the ball discovered its strategy to Codey Brogan within the field following a throw-in an he made no mistake from shut vary. For the rest of the half Convoy dominated play however didn’t create many clear possibilities. On the stroke of half time the house facet went shut when probability fell to Gary Brolly. Ten minutes into the second half the guests added one other following an awesome strike from Philip Doran. Convoy responded nicely however didn’t threaten the Lagan objective sufficient. Good staff performances from Lagan and a youthful Convoy facet.


Gweedore United 1 v 0 Bonagee United

This recreation, reversed to Dray Arch Park, and performed on Friday night time noticed the Gaeltacht males come away with a superb end result towards a robust Bonagee facet. The sport began nicely with either side taking part in good soccer. Bonagee noticed an early probability for Dan O’Donnell nonetheless his shot went nicely over the bar. Stephen Doyle Mc Fadden noticed shot nicely saved by John Carr within the Bonagee nets. The sport was performed at a fast tempo with Gweedore seeing the very best possibilities of the opening half falling to Darren Ferry within the 18th and thirty second minutes nonetheless Carr within the house nets did nicely on every event. Bonagee additionally noticed two respectable possibilities fall to Aaron Wasson however Oran Craig within the Gweedore nets was wonderful on every event. Simply earlier than the break, the house facet had been lowered to 10 males. Within the second half the guests, with the benefit of the additional man, went at Bonagee and their defence was left uncovered on some events the place Bonagee appeared harmful on the break. Bonagee made just a few modifications to their formation and it was efficient as they started to place Gweedore on the again foot for a spell within the second half. The tempo of the Bonagee wingers was inflicting difficulties for the guests and Bonagee noticed wonderful possibilities fall to Jordan Armstrong, Fintan Hasson and Emmet Friel nonetheless the Gweedore keeper Oran Craig was on high type on the night time to maintain a clear sheet. The guests obtained a foot maintain on the sport because the half went on and noticed respectable possibilities by Ethan Harkin, Stephen Donna Mc Fadden and Fionnan Coyle. As the sport progressed, it appeared prefer it was going to finish in stalemate however within the 91st minute Stephen Doyle Mc Fadden put younger Brian Mc Fadden by means of and he slotted the ball into the underside proper nook of Carr’s objective to make it 1-0 securing an enormous three factors for the guests. It was recreation with either side taking part in good soccer with Oran Craig within the Gweedore nets was man of the match on this tight affair. Referee: Allister Gourley.


Finn Journey Saturday Division Three

Fanad United Reserves 4 v 1 Gweedore United Reserves

Fanad United continued their good latest type with a 4-1 victory over Gweedore United Reserves at Traigh-a-Loch on Friday night time. Fanad attacked from the beginning and on 8 minutes Cormac Sweeney despatched a beautiful by means of ball to Alex Gerwatowski however he simply didn’t get his shot away. Within the fifteenth minute a Darragh O’ Doherty nook induced issues within the Gweedore field and it seen the Gweedore defence twice clear off the road. Only a minute later Dylan Mc Glone was unfortunate to see his positive strike come again off the crossbar. Their strain lastly paid off simply after the half hour mark. Darren Lynch broke from the again and his wonderful cross was flicked house by Dylan Mc Glone. 5 minutes later Fanad obtained their second. A cross from Dylan Mc Glone was headed goalwards by Eoin Logue, when it was blocked Logue reacted quickest to fireplace house. On the stroke of halftime Fanad obtained their third. A Darragh O’Doherty cross was met by Eoin Logue however the Gweedore keeper made a positive save, from the rebound Daibhid Lynch was quickest to react and fired house. The second half was a quieter affair with possibilities few and much between. 7 minutes into the half Fanad prolonged their lead additional. Cormac Sweeney confirmed nice ability to go around the keeper and when he pulled the ball again Alan Mc Ateer fired house. Gweedore to their credit score saved going and obtained a comfort objective 20 minutes in with an outstanding strike from the sting of the field. Fanad did have one other probability however Daibhid Lynch’s lovely strike compelled a superb save from the Gweedore keeper.  Referee: Sean Houston


Saturday eleventh November 2023

Glencar Inn Saturday Division One

Arranmore United 1 v 2 Oldtown Celtic

(No Report Submitted)


Donegal City Reserves 1 v 2 Kildrum Tigers Reserves

(No Report Submitted)


Fintown Harps AFC 4 v 2 Glenea United Reserves

Fintown Harps welcomed Glenea to Páirc Acla on a dry chilly afternoon. Fintown broke the impasse on quarter-hour with man of the match Declan Roper discovering younger Jamie Mc Monagle on the fringe of the field and he made no mistake to search out the underside nook of the web. Glenea responded and had an awesome probability to equalise on 20 minutes however the effort went simply vast. Harps went two nil up with a surprise strike from the sting of the field from Declan Roper. Glenea obtained again into the sport with Jamie Mc Monagle freely giving a  foul contained in the field and the ref gave the penalty.  Glenea made no mistake from the spot. Harps pushed laborious once more nevertheless it completed 2-1 at half time. The second half began brightly for the away facet however they couldn’t discover the leveller. On 60 minutes Harps went 3 -1 up after some nice play from the Fintown entrance males and massive Aidan Mc Cahill, again for Fintown after an extended break, in the proper place on the proper time and he slotted it house. Glenea obtained again In it once more with a objective towards the run of play. In a good battle, Harps’ Keelan Mc Monagle went on an awesome direct run by means of the Glenea defence to hit an awesome shot to the underside nook to place harps 4-2 up. With time towards Glenea they hold going and had just a few half possibilities however all to no avail. Good sporting recreation by each groups. Referee: John Duffy


Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 v 2 Glencar Celtic

(No Report Submitted)


Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves  0 v 2 St. Catherines Reserves

On an ideal day for soccer it was the boys from south of the county that took house all three factors after a strong and workman like show noticed them over the road. Objectives early within the 1st half and late within the 2nd gave them the win although Kilmacrennan will really feel disillusioned on the finish given their dominance within the 2nd half which ought to have yielded extra for his or her efforts. Catherine’s took the lead after quarter-hour when Cian Kennedy pounced on some actual hesitant defending on the sting of the Kilmacrennan field and he completed nicely into the underside nook. While Kilmacrennan held the benefit by way of possession and territory they created little or no of observe to hassle a cussed Catherine’s rearguard and it remained 1 – 0 on the break. The 2nd half noticed the house staff ramp it up from the restart and so they managed massive spells of the sport however simply couldn’t discover the web, Gibson, Brown, Mc Laughlin, Mc Sharry and Mc Fadden all going near equalising however a mix of poor ending and dogged defending saved them scoreless. With solely minutes remaining the spectacular Dean Mc Ginley compelled a nook after a fast counter assault and from the ensuing kick, centre again Aaron Byrne rose unchallenged to move house and seal the win. three factors on the highway for the Emerald Park males whereas Kilmacrennan will really feel it’s a recreation they let slip ultimately. Referee: Rory O Gorman.


Strand Rovers 4 v 2 Cappry Rovers Reserves

Beautiful day in Strand Park as we welcomed Cappry Rovers to Maghery, with each groups trying to collect some factors and rise up the desk away from the relegation zone.  The primary of 6 targets in Maghery got here from a superb free kick taken within the sixteenth minute by James Mc Cole, it was headed straight in over the keeper by Matthew O’ Donnell to get the house facet off the mark.  It was tight at each ends for the subsequent 10 minutes till the Strand again line slipped up dropping the ball to a Cappry midfielder and he handed it to Matthew Mc Geehan who slotted it low into the underside nook to degree the rating line.  Solely 4 minutes later Cappry had been awarded a free kick that discovered the unmarked Freddie Cullen on the again submit and he headed it into the again of the web placing Cappry forward for the one time on this recreation. A speculative shot from 40 yards by David Mc Carron for Strand was not held by the keeper and regardless of his greatest efforts the ball crossed the road for the equaliser 10 minutes from half time. The second half began with either side wanting laborious for that subsequent objective, and it appeared just like the Cappry males had been going to get forward within the 61st minute when a foul within the field awarded them a penalty however Strand Keeper Cormac Hanlon guessed the proper approach he palmed the ball out vast and it was finally cleared. Strand lastly obtained forward as soon as extra on 72 minutes as Dylan Boyle took a nook and Matthew O’ Donnell was first as much as head the ball behind the web for his second objective of the day.  Daniel Ward, on the again submit, secured the a lot wanted win for the house facet with a objective close to the tip.


Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two

Ballybofey United Reserves P v P Gweedore Celtic Reserves

(No Report, Match Postponed)


Drumbar United 3 v 1 Cranford United Reserves

(no Report Submitted)


Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 v 0 Swilly Rovers Reserves

The sport began off at a gradual place, neither facet creating many possibilities with Swilly having fun with extra possession nevertheless it was Drumoghill who took the lead halfway by means of first half by means of Eunan Kelly after an awesome cross to the again submit from Cahill Mc Gowan.  Cahill Mc Gowan, minutes later, missed an awesome probability to make it 2-0 however his effort went simply over the bar, 1-0 at halftime. Swilly got here out in second half and once more dominated possession however Drumoghill appeared harmful on the break. Swilly pushed laborious for an equaliser however Ryan Lockhart within the Drumoghill objective made an unbelievable save in harm time to maintain it at 1-0. Ebby Philips went near scoring in harm time for Drumoghill. An excellent defensive efficiency from Drumoghill with Richard Tinney and Shaun Wogan wanting spectacular. Nice staff effort from Swilly additionally. Recreation performed in sporting method. Referee: Zac Mc Laughlin.


Dunlewey Celtic 1 v 3 Ramelton Mariners

Ramelton Mariners visited Glentornan Park on a positive winters afternoon. It proved to be a positive afternoon for Ramelton who inflicted Dunlewey’s first defeat of the season to leapfrog Dunlewey within the league. Each side began nicely nevertheless it was Ramelton who took the lead after a mazy run from Evan Hewitt who ran by means of the Dunlewey facet from close to the half approach line and completed nicely across the Dunlewey keeper. Ramelton doubled their lead when Finn Robinson scored nicely for the guests. Darren Gallagher pulled a objective again from Dunlewey following a spell of strain from the hosts. 2-1 the rating at half time.  The second half began with Ramelton persevering with to press the house facet and created a number of possibilities and a Ramelton striker broke the strains and rounded the keeper who clipped the Ramelton man outdoors the world to see crimson. Dunlewey suffered a second sending off when the stand in keeper dedicated an an identical foul and he additionally noticed crimson seeing Dunlewey lowered to 9 males for the final quarter-hour. Dunlewey pushed to try to get again into the sport however Ramelton defended nicely and saved the hosts at bay. Whereas Dunlewey pushed, they obtained caught on the break and Finn Robinson made positive Ramelton had been taking the spoils from this one. 3-1 the ultimate rating in favour of Ramelton.


Milford United Reserves 0 v 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves

(no Report Submitted)


Finn Journey Saturday Division Three

Bonagee United Reserves 4 v 3 Erne Wanderers

(No Report Submitted)

Drumkeen United Reserves 0 v 7 Letterkenny Rovers Reserves

Drumkeen have had a troublesome league marketing campaign to date and so they knew one other powerful task was on the playing cards on Saturday afternoon. This recreation went in keeping with the shape e book with Letterkenny working out comfy winners on the day to take house all three factors. The guests had been three forward at half time with targets from Jordan Nugent, Gareth Temple and Conor O Donnell giving them a wholesome lead. The second half was just about the identical with Jason Doherty including quantity 4 and Danny Corridor including quantity 5. Jordan Nugent obtained his second objective to make it 6-0. James Gallagher rounded off the scoring with a easy faucet in with ten minutes left. Drumkeen had been at all times going to be underneath strain on this fixture and so it proved because the guests had been simply too robust for them on the day. Referee: Con mc Laughlin.


Sunday twelfth November 2023

Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division

Castlefin Celtic 1 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic

Castlefin and Kilmacrennan shared the spoils after an entertaining recreation in Castlefin. Within the first half either side couldn’t discover a breakthrough with Paul Bradley going closest for the guests and Jordan Mc Kinney for the house facet. Within the second half Castlefin began on the entrance foot and had been rewarded when Dan Foy rifled house after a Corrie Lee Bogan nook. The lead didn’t final lengthy, Connor Curran performed by means of Chris Flanagan who slotted house. Each side went in seek for a winner however each keepers stood agency.


Keadue Rovers 2 v 1 Kildrum Tigers

Keadue Rovers saved up their positive document of late with their fourth win on the spin and moved into the highest 4 after defeating Kildrum at Central Park in wintry circumstances. The sport was made troublesome by a swirling breeze however each groups discovered taking part in towards the wind to their favour. The house facet, with the wind towards them within the 1st half, had been pinned again by Kildrum within the opening minutes however there have been no possibilities for them, whereas Keadue had a gap on six minutes when Peter McGee broke free on the left, crossed to Chris Greene, whose shot was nicely blocked. On ten minutes, Kildrum had a shot nevertheless it was simply saved. Keadue had been hitting nicely on the break and deservedly took the lead when a free kick was whipped in by Brendan Mc Cafferty and Paul Yank Boyle sneaked into the close to submit to flick house nicely. They continued to probe the Kildrum defence and had been good worth for his or her lead. Kildrum got here again and on the half hour from a cross, Matthew Crossan headed into the facet netting. Keadue continued to probe and each wings had been getting used to good impact. Brian Proctor virtually prolonged Keadue’s lead on thirty eight however his shot was blocked however the house facet didn’t have to attend too lengthy as on forty one minutes, they went 2-0 up, when wonderful work on the proper wing led to Aidan Brennan crossing nicely and Peter McGee fantastically dispatching low to the nook. Kildrum got here again and had a shot from William Lymch simply vast earlier than the break. Initially of the second half, Kildrum got here out all weapons blazing, pinning Keadue again within the first ten minutes and dominating possession. They obtained a objective again on fifty 5 minutes, when following a defensive error, Ronan McKinley picked up a free ball and expertly fired a swerving shot into the house internet. It was nicely deserved and additional strain was utilized from just a few set items with Matthew Crossan pushing up nicely for Kildrum, profitable loads of ball. Keadue began to get a bit extra of a grip on issues halfway by means of the second half and a good effort by Aaron Ward went simply vast and simply after that substitute Jordan Saville induced some concern within the Kildrum defence with some robust working and he had a shot simply vast ten minutes from the tip. As the sport entered the ultimate ten, it turned very scrappy with plenty of damaged play and some bookings for either side. Ultimately although, Keadue hold on for a significant 3 factors which leaves them fourth place within the desk. Greatest for Kildrum had been Matthew Crossan and Ronan McKinley, whereas greatest for Keadue had been Peter McGee, Martin Ferry and Michael Greene. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.


Milford United 0 v 0 Swilly Rovers

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St. Catherines 2 v 0 Gweedore Celtic

Each groups had been discovering it laborious to settle with the ball remaining within the midfield sector for lengthy durations and both keeper having little to do. The sport finally sprung into life on half-hour with the posts of the house and away objective being examined inside 90 seconds of one another. The opening objective arrived on 40 minutes when Ryan Cunningham judged the bouncing ball higher than any of the Gweedore centre halves and caught the free ball sweetly along with his left and located the roof of the web for a 1-0 lead and an actual settler for the house staff. The rating reminded at 1-0 till the break. It was 2-0 on 52 minutes when the wonderful Alex Mc Ginley drove down the proper flank, swung in a brilliant cross that was met by the courageous head of Josh Cunningham. Gweedore needed to push on now and Padraig Mc Bride was getting some pleasure down the proper for the guests however may by no means actually check the house keeper. St. Catherines we’re now discovering larger gaps within the Gweedore defence as they pushed on for a objective and will actually have put the sport to mattress on a number of events as the mixture of excellent saves and squandered possibilities mounted up. Gweedore we’re aggressive opponents however the youthful house staff had sufficient within the tank to see the sport out and a last rating line of St Catherines 2 – Gweedore Celtic 0.  Odhran Mc Neilis had an awesome recreation for the guests whereas the return of Paul O’ Hare was a superb enhance for the Saints.


Temple Home Home equipment Division One

Cranford United 2 v 1 Cappry Rovers

Cranford claimed a significant three factors at a moist and windy Cranford Park. Cappry got here out of the blocks fast and put Cranford underneath strain however the Cranford defence stood robust. Cranford took the lead after 25 minutes after they received a free kick 25 yards out. Chris Carr stepped up and smashed the ball into the highest nook. Each side had possibilities earlier than the half however 1-0 it was at half time. Cranford prolonged their lead after 60 minutes when a ball was performed as much as Paddy Sheils who did nicely to carry it up and Domhnaill Sweeney ran in behind and completed nicely after rounding the keeper. Cappry obtained a objective again with ten minutes to go to place the strain on however some good defending and  just a few good saves from Jason Hegarty secured the three factors.


Letterbarrow Celtic 0 v 2 Donegal City

Donegal made the brief journey to Tymeen in an effort to keep up their lead on the high of the league. Letterbarrow are nonetheless in search of their first win and knew it could require a giant effort to face an opportunity towards their high-flying neighbours. Donegal obtained an early lead when Joe Campbell completed a nicely labored objective. Letterbarrow battled laborious however failed to search out the web. Daniel Meehan was unfortunate to not discover the web after his long-range strike hit the bar. Eoin Slevin doubled the lead for Donegal with an awesome free kick which means the three factors had been secured for the house facet.


Letterkenny Rovers 2 v 2 Glenea United

In depressing climate circumstances at Letterkenny, the conflict between Letterkenny Rovers and Glenea United delivered a gripping encounter that resulted in a 2-2 draw. The early phases had each groups creating alternatives nevertheless it was Glenea United who had been first to attain. Sean Coll created the chance for Ciaran Coll within the twenty third minute, he calmly slotted the ball previous Blake Forkan, giving Glenea a 1-0 lead. As Rovers continued to press, Glenea sat deep, counting on counter-attacks. Goalkeeper Shaun Mc Clafferty performed a vital position, saving within the thirty eighth minute from a David O’Donnell shot. A promising counter-attack from Rovers simply earlier than half-time noticed Zach Gorman’s try narrowly miss the mark, leaving the scoreline at 1-0 in favour of Glenea. The second half noticed Rovers intensifying their efforts, dominating possession, and creating quite a few scoring alternatives. Within the 52nd minute, Rovers discovered the equaliser when Zach Gorman’s cross was headed into the web by Nathan Plumb making it 1-1. Rovers continued to claim management, and their persistence paid off within the 77th minute. A well-delivered free kick by Gareth Doherty discovered the pinnacle of Conor Tourish, giving Rovers a 2-1 lead. Nevertheless, Glenea struck again within the eightieth minute by means of a spectacular solo effort by Ciaran Coll. He navigated a good angle and managed to degree the sport at 2-2. Regardless of Rovers’ relentless pursuit of a winner, the match concluded with each groups sharing the spoils. Referee: Vincent Mc Laughlin


Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two

Ballybofey United 3 v 0 Drumkeen United

It was a chilly and moist day in Dreenan and the circumstances actually affected the sport with neither staff creating any possibilities within the first half hour. The primary actual probability of the sport got here to Drumkeen when their striker noticed his effort bounce off the submit and Ballybofey scrambled to clear their strains. First half 0-0. Ballybofey began the second half loads higher than the primary and almost discovered themselves forward when Daithí Mc Mahon pulled the ball again to Paul Kelly who’s shot simply went vast of the submit. Ballybofey had one other probability when Niall Mc Closkey performed in Mark Griffin however his effort was saved by the keeper.  Ballybofey broke the impasse when Andrew Mc Closkey performed it out vast to Daithí who busted up the wing at tempo and completed nicely previous the Drumkeen keeper. Quickly after Damien Glackin discovered himself one on one with the keeper, he made no mistake and completed nicely to make it 2-0.  Ballybofey sealed the win within the eighty fifth minute when Niall slipped a ball by means of to Daithí who slotted house to get his second of the day.


Curragh Athletic 0 v 5 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.

The sport began off at a quick tempo with either side creating just a few half-chances. Kerrykeel took the lead on 20 minutes when Mark Friel completed nicely from the sting of the field. Curragh got here near discovering the equaliser on 35 minutes however Conor Galvin discovered the facet netting. Kerrykeel doubled their benefit on 53 minutes when the Kerrykeel winger tapped house on the again submit after good work down the proper. Kerrykeel grabbed their third from a fast breakaway objective on 60 minutes. Johnny Friel wrapped up the sport with two good completed to see Kerrykeel safe all three factors. A staff efficiency from Curragh. Kevin Loughrey was greatest for Kerrykeel. Referee: Leo Devenney


Dunkineely Celtic 1 v 4 Drumoghill F.C.

Each groups began nicely and created possibilities nevertheless it was Drumoghill who took the lead on 8 minutes from the boot of Karl McGinley. The lead was solely to final 3 minutes when Brian O’Donnell was taken down within the field and Adrian Nesbitt stepped as much as convert the spot kick. Probabilities had been created as each groups sought to place their mark on the fixture and after half-hour it was Karl Mc Ginley who transformed from a nook for his second and to revive Drumoghill’s lead. Dunkineely pushed for an equaliser earlier than half-time however to no avail. Drumoghill began the second half brightly and had been solely denied within the first minute by a superb save from Corey Byrne within the Dunkineely objective. The house staff rallied and put the guests underneath strain however had been once more undone by a nook and once more it was Karl Mc Ginley who transformed for his hat -trick. Dunkineely did their greatest to get again within the recreation however a fourth objective from Lee Smith within the eighty fifth minute put the sport past them and sealed the factors for Drumoghill.


Lifford Celtic 1 v 0 Whitestrand United

Whitestrand got here to Greenbrae with a recreation plan to take a seat in and stifle Lifford. For lengthy durations of the primary half it labored though Lifford did have just a few half-chances. Shay Lindsay forcing the Whitestrand goalkeeper right into a save. Daniel Lindsay hit a free kick late on that cannoned again off the submit. Halftime Lifford 0-0 Whitestrand. The second half was related from Whitestrand who had just one shot heading in the right direction for the entire recreation. It was Lifford who would deservedly get the three factors when late within the recreation a free kick into the Whitestrand field was misjudged by the away keeper and he may solely punch the ball into his personal internet. Despair for the goalkeeper who had finished his greatest all through the sport to gradual the tempo of Lifford.


Donegal League – all of the weekend’s experiences and scores was final modified: November twelfth, 2023 by Employees Author