April 16, 2024

By Charlie Collins

Donegal League 4 v 2 Leinster League

The Donegal League produced one other spectacular efficiency to beat the Leinster Senior League at their headquarters in Ballyare, bouncing again after shedding a 2-0 result in win 4-2 in a really aggressive and entertaining sport.

Donegal had the higher possibilities, Adrian Delap pulled a shot huge from the sting of the field within the third minute and after Michael Funston had despatched him by with a stunning go, Edward O Reilly was denied by a wonderful save by Scott Kavanagh within the twelfth minute.

Two minutes later the guests virtually snatched the lead when some slack defending gave Lee Fallam an opportunity however his effort was weak to the aid of the house staff. The house aspect had one other nice probability within the twenty fifth minute when O Reilly crossed to Shane McNamee however he was denied by one other wonderful save by Kavanagh.

A minute later the guests had been awarded a penalty when Joel Gorman was adjudged to have fouled Dean Sutcliff however Reece Kavanagh’s effort from the spot was properly saved by Blake Forkan. Edward O Reilly was denied once more by Scott Kavanagh however two minutes later Donegal took the lead. Joel Gorman’s free-kick was poorly defended and dropped to Matthew Crossan who’s lob come shot caught keeper Kavanagh off his line and though he acquired a hand to the ball he couldn’t prevented dropping into the web, 1-0 to the Donegal League and deserved lead which they took into the half-time break.

Edward O Reilly virtually gave Donegal the proper begin to the second-half when he noticed keeper Kavanagh off his line however the keeper nearly did sufficient to get a hand to the ball and deflect it for a nook. 5 minutes into it was 2-0, Adrian Delap despatched Michael Funston away on a proper, he held off Kyle Murphy and his low cross discovered Edward O Reilly who had a easy faucet in on the far submit, Donegal within the driving seat however loads of time left within the sport.

And the guests hit again rapidly as they wanted to do after they had been awarded one other penalty, keeper Forkan making contact with substitute Luke Dunne, Scott Cleary hammered the ball to the web, sport on once more.

4 minutes later it actually was on when Leinster equalized, Forkan denied one other substitute Synott Lawlor however Dean Sutcliff adopted as much as shoot house 2-2 and now anybody’s sport.

Again got here Donegal, Paul Boyle headed in Joel Gorman’s nook the sixty fifth minute after nice work by O Reilly and 7 minutes later it was 4-2 when Gorman’s free-kick from close to midway deceived everybody and flew into the web, the Donegal League in management once more.

Each groups launched quite a few substitutions and each created a number of affordable alternatives however couldn’t convert any as Donegal held on for a most deserved victory and a semi-final spot within the Oscar Traynor Cup.

Donegal League: Blake Forkan, Jamie Doherty, Brendan McCafferty, (Kevin O Donnell (70mins), Paul Boyle, Matthew Crossan, Joel Gorman, Adrian Delap, Mark Forker (Christy Conaghan 77mins), Michael Funston (Zach Gorman 65mins), Eddie O’Reilly (Nathan Plumb 80mins), Shane McNamee (Lee McMonagle 88mins)

Leinster Senior League: Scott Kavanagh, Gerard Heffernan (Lewis Burdock 73mins), Kyle Murphy, Calvin Rogers, Ben Carroll, Conor Mooney, Jono Donoghue (Synott Lawlor 55mins), Scott Cleary (Daniel Cully 80mins), Lee Fullam (Luke Dunne h/t), Reece Kavanagh, Dean Sutcliff (Ben Coughlan 79mins). Referee: Barry Maxwell.

Donegal League prevail over Leinster in Oscar Traynor Cup Quarter Closing was final modified: March tenth, 2024 by Workers Author