April 16, 2024

Listed here are the entire outcomes and match stories from this weekend’s Donegal League footballing motion.

Saturday seventeenth February 2024

Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Cappry Rovers Reserves 3 v 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves
Kilmacrennan received off to a dream begin on this recreation after they scored early by means of Eoghan Quinn who completed effectively. The primary half was a scrappy affair with each groups cancelling one another out. The hosts began the second half effectively and pressed to get their purpose again and received their reward when Jack Burke Mc Bride completed off an excellent Cappry transfer. Cappry stored urgent and received one other a couple of minutes later when Ryan Mc Gee scored from a decent angle. Kilmacrennan got here shut on just a few events to get stage however didn’t handle to transform. Cappry wrapped up the factors when Callum Lengthy scored to make it 3-1. Two group performances.

Donegal City Reserves 3 v 1 St. Catherines Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Fintown Harps AFC 2 v 2 Arranmore United
In moist and windy circumstances at Páirc Acla Arranmore began the sport on the entrance foot and took the lead as early because the sixth minute, enjoying a by means of ball to Alan Stevenson who scored. Fintown virtually equalised by means of Michael Doherty. Arranmore pushed arduous and went 2-0 up when Paul Early pounced to beat Karl O’Brien within the Fintown internet. It was a hammer blow to Fintown on their very own patch, being 2-0 down with solely quarter-hour performed. Harps pressed and pulled a purpose again from the penalty spot by means of Keelan Mc Monagle. Each groups had possibilities after that with Paul Early pulling off some nice saves for the away group. The second half was all Fintown and so they received the equaliser on 50 minutes with Peter Mc Glynn getting his first senior purpose. That was the tip of the targets and it ended at 2-2. Crew performances from each groups. Referee: Seamus Mc Grory

Outdated Orchard Saturday Division Two
Drumbar United 1 v 2 Gweedore Celtic Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 3 v 3 Cranford United Reserves
Christy Smith opened the scoring for Drumoghill on 20 minutes with Cranford equalising immediately to go away it stage on the break. Drumoghill got here out with extra spirit within the 2nd half and took the lead by means of Paddy Kelly with a wonderful low strike. Cranford had been then gifted two targets, considered one of which was a penalty, to go away it at 3-2 to guests. Eunan Kelly scored a wonderful header to stage the rating on 90 minutes. 3-3 a good outcome given each groups may have received it on the dying with good possibilities spurned.

Dunlewey Celtic 0 v 1 Milford united Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Swilly Rovers Reserves 5 v 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves
Swilly opened the scoring on 8 minutes when Ryan Moore discovered the again of the web from shut vary.
Moore doubled his tally for the day 2 minutes later after receiving the ball on the fringe of the field, turning and ending into the underside left. It was 3 on 13 minutes when William Buchannan acquired the ball from large and his first effort was effectively saved by the Castlefin keeper, however Buchannan was sharpest to the ball once more and completed with the surface of his boot. Castlefin created just a few good possibilities however the Swilly defence was capable of take care of the stress that was being placed on them. Leon Boyce made it 4 within the forty first minute. Late within the first half Castlefin had been lowered to 10 males after a foul on Boyce. Halftime Swilly 4 – 0 Castlefin. The ten males of Castlefin began the second half sharper and within the 54th minute an extended ball discovered the ft of the Castlefin striker who calmly completed. Castlefin introduced it again to 4-2 within the 84th minute after the Swilly keeper’s save rebounded to the Castlefin attacker and he scored. Daniel Mc Ateer wrapped up the scoring on the 87th minute after some fast play from the Swilly group and a neat end from the striker. The sport noticed 4 of the Mc Daid household take the sphere with Marty, Ryan, Darragh and Calvagh all participating. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.


Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Fanad United Reserves 2 v 4 Bonagee United Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Lagan Harps Reserves 1 v 7 Erne Wanderers
Erne proved too skilled and too robust for a younger Lagan aspect on the Aura. They took an early lead when an inswinging nook got here off a Lagan defender’s head and completed within the far nook. Lagan performed some good soccer by means of the center however discovered it tough to threaten a strong Erne defence. Caolan Crossan had a shot effectively saved by Peter Boyle after a very good transfer. Ciaran Quinn additionally went shut with a free. Lagan had been struggling to take care of Erne’s electrical entrance two of Adam Mc Glone and Jakub Naperski. Mc Glone made it 2-0 when he received in around the again and completed from a slender angle. He was denied a second when Kai Brown received down effectively to avoid wasting his penalty when Naperski was fouled. They weren’t to be stopped with Naperski powering by means of twice to attain earlier than half-time. Lagan defended higher in the beginning of the second-half however had been struggling to bother the Erne defence Jakub Naperski added two extra with Lagan restricted to some long-range efforts from Noel O’Donnell. Conur Crossan battled his means by means of to drag one again for Lagan within the remaining minutes. Erne had the ultimate say although with Niall Murray scoring within the remaining minute.

Letterkenny Rovers Reserves 12 v 1 Drumkeen United Reserves
Letterkenny Rovers dominated Drumkeen United in a commanding 12-1 victory at dwelling. With a full bench, Rovers maintained relentless stress, overwhelming Drumkeen from the beginning. Regardless of Drumkeen’s valiant effort with simply 11 gamers, Rovers’ attacking prowess prevailed. Early targets by Danny Corridor and Jonnie Robb set the tone for Rovers’ dominance. Drumkeen managed to drag one again, however Rovers’ continued stress led to a flurry of targets within the second half. Regardless of Drumkeen’s goalkeeper making spectacular saves, Rovers’ medical ending secured a convincing win.

Voodoo Venue Cup
Copany Rovers 0 v 3 Ballybofey United Reserves
(No Report Obtainable)

Ulster Junior Defend
Keadue Rovers Reserves 4 v 2 Aileach F.C.
Keadue Reserves are by means of to the semi-finals of the Ulster Junior Defend after this good win over Aileach in tough circumstances on Saturday at Central Park. Regardless of the damp and the swirling breeze, each groups tried to play soccer and it was performed at a very good, intense tempo all through. The house group had been first to become familiar and pushed Aileach again for the primary 5 minutes, with out creating something in the best way of possibilities. The guests then loved a very good jiffy of probing with vigorous full again Emmet Mc Carron doing effectively on the appropriate wing. Keadue had a vigorous wing again of their very own with Aaron Neely exhibiting rather well. Keadue took the lead on 13 minutes when a free kick from Oran Fallon was effectively labored into the trail of Aidan McHugh who turned, shrugged off a defender, and fired excessive to the roof of the web for 1-0. Aileach got here straight again into it and missed two good possibilities inside a variety of minutes. They deservedly equalised on nineteen minutes when Josh Boyle struck effectively from 10 yards. It was all go at this stage and Keadue retook the lead on twenty-one minutes, when, from an Oran Fallon nook, Jack Ward rose highest on the close to publish to go in for 2-1. The house aspect had been transferring the ball about properly now and had been on prime however Aileach once more got here shut on thirty-two minutes when an inviting ball into the field by Kevin Boyle evaded the strikers. Keadue consolidated their robust place on forty-five minutes when one other nook from Oran Fallon was met by Aidan Mc Hugh with a close to publish header, a carbon copy of their second purpose to make it 3-1 for half time. Early within the second half the house group gave the impression to be in management, knocking it round in opposition to a stiff breeze however on fifty-five minutes, Aileach had been practically again into it just for a wonderful save by Aaron Mc Cafferty at level clean vary. Nonetheless, it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Aileach lowered the deficit when, from an extended vary free kick, it bounced awkwardly over the defence and keeper. Regardless of the closeness of the scoreline, Keadue appeared to climate the storm, with just a few substitutions giving them further power up entrance however all of the whereas the guests had been nonetheless harmful and it wasn’t till damage time that the sport was sealed when Pauric Neely was on the tip of a very good passing transfer earlier than taking goal and lashing dwelling off the publish for 4-2. That was the tip of the motion on what was total an entertaining recreation and for this younger Keadue aspect.

Oldtown Celtic 4 v 1 Greencastle F.C.
Oldtown began fast and took the lead when Drew Connolly fired dwelling after 5 minutes. Greencastle started to return into the sport and equalised when Evan Davenport capitalised on a miskick on the again to fireside them stage. Greencastle virtually took the lead instantly however Oldtown Keeper Michael Gibson produced a wonderful save. Oldtown regained the lead when Tommy Mc Laughlin lobbed the keeper after being put by means of by Moe Friel. Connolly added his second and Oldtown’s third when flicking dwelling a Kevin Mc Grath shot. 3 – 1 on the break. The second half was at a fast-flowing tempo however most pictures had been from distance. Gibson once more produced one other wonderful save from a header earlier than Kevin Mc Grath added the ultimate purpose of the sport with a neat end from contained in the field. Greencastle pushed to get again into the sport however had been unable to interrupt down the Oldtown defence. Referee: Stephen Laird


Sunday 18th February 2024
Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Lagan Harps 2 v 2 Gweedore United
Lagan needed to dig deep to outlive a Gweedore onslaught to choose up a invaluable level. Gweedore pressed from the beginning with Lagan restricted to the odd break. Gweedore took the lead when Stephen Mc Fadden despatched a rocket of a free to the web from large on the fringe of the realm. Lagan survived some close to issues earlier than equalising on thirty-two minutes. Jordan Gallagher hooked over a cross which Dylan Doogan headed in on the road. Lagan then took the lead when Philip Doran seized on hesitation within the Gweedore defence to only beat the keeper to the ball and poke dwelling. Gweedore had been fired up in the beginning of the second half, forcing a number of corners. Stephen Mc Fadden clipped the bar with a free earlier than they equalised on sixty minutes. Ethan Harkin changing a penalty for a foul. Mark Mc Fadden hit the bar with an important curling effort however Lagan held on for the purpose. Referee: Paddy Martin.

Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two
Ballybofey United 3 v 0 Deele Harps
Ballybofey proceed their unbeaten run and took one other step in direction of clinching the Division Two Title. The victory leaves United six factors away from Lifford Celtic who received convincingly in Raphoe. Meaning some extent at dwelling to Lifford subsequent Sunday will safe the Division Two Title. United began the sport on the entrance foot and inside 16 minutes they discovered themselves 2-0 up. Firstly, Barrie McGhee and Daithí Mc Mahon mixed to arrange the ever-reliable Damien Glackin to place Ballybofey one up inside 10 minutes. Their 2nd got here from a Bobby Hennigan free-kick from inside his personal half. He lofted the ball into the field and Gary Dunnion rose highest to go the ball into the highest nook of the web. Half Time 2-0. Ballybofey began the 2nd half robust and received their third of the sport on 47 minutes when Chris Patton’s purpose kick beat the Deele defence to seek out the ft of Glackin who took the ball across the keeper to attain his 2nd of the day and his seventeenth of the season.

Drumkeen United 1 v 1 Curragh Athletic
Curragh Athletic had been the guests to St Patrick’s Park on Sunday afternoon for this Donegal Physiotherapy Division Two recreation. The opening half-hour was fairly uneventful with purpose scoring possibilities at a Premium. Drumkeen had dominated that half hour by way of possession however their solely efforts of word had been firstly an important strike from Dara Patton which compelled an important save from Curragh Goalkeeper Jason woods after which a Gavin Sweeney effort which went effectively large. Curragh steadily labored their means into the sport and Drumkeen keeper Mc Cauley needed to be out rapidly to dive on the ft of a Curragh attacker to disclaim him a purpose scoring alternative. Regardless of their Domination of the primary half the house group discovered themselves behind on the break after a long-range effort from Yahse Ahmed deceived keeper Mc Cauley and ended up within the Drumkeen internet after 35 minutes. Drumkeen began the second half with a bit extra urgency as they went seeking an equaliser however had been nonetheless struggling to bother the Curragh keeper. Benny Bonner put a free kick over the bar and a bit later Drumkeen attacker Freddie couldn’t fairly get on the tip of an important cross from younger Dabhan Doherty. Gavin Sweeney headed over the bar from a Benny Bonner nook. Jack Patton got here on as an alternative and it may have been some introduction as he practically scored along with his first contact however he noticed his effort go narrowly large of the publish. Benny Bonner had moved up entrance for the final third of the sport and it was he who received the equaliser as he bumped into the field and confirmed all his high quality and expertise as he completed effectively into the underside left hand nook. Drumkeen went seeking a winner however the Curragh defence held agency as they’d largely performed all through the sport The successful purpose proved to be elusive for Drumkeen as time ran out and Referee Barry Hunter blew the Remaining Whistle to finish one more shut affair between these two groups.

Dunkineely Celtic 2 v 3 Whitestrand United
The fixture was performed in virtually excellent circumstances at Darney Park, Bruckless, Whitestrand began the brighter and compelled a wonderful save from Jamie Kelly within the Dunkineely purpose after simply 3 minutes. They continued to pile the stress on the house group and had been rewarded with the opening purpose from a wonderful strike from James Tourish after 7 minutes. Whitestrand weren’t content material with a one purpose lead and went seeking a second solely to be denied once more by Jamie Kelly after 14 minutes. Dunkineely got here into the sport and there have been possibilities at each ends however it was Whitestrand who doubled their lead after 35 minutes with one other wonderful strike from the boot of Cormac Dunleavey and 5 minutes later Cormac struck once more to provide the guests a three-goal lead at half-time. Dunkineely began the 2nd half brightly and had been rewarded for his or her efforts after 3 minutes when Pauric Cunningham was taken down within the field, Adrian Nesbitt stepped as much as take the penalty however his effort was parried by the Whitestrand keeper nevertheless, Nesbitt confirmed his years of expertise and pounced on the rebound and smashed it into the again of the web. Dunkineely had been rejuvenated and took the sport to Whitestrand and the hole was narrowed to a single purpose on 55 minutes when Nesbitt struck once more from a free kick on the sting of the field. The sport opened up with each groups hitting the publish within the closing levels however Whitestrand held out for the win in what was an entertaining fixture.

Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.
(No Report Submitted)

Raphoe City 0 v 5 Lifford Celtic
Lifford took the lead after simply 2 minutes after a mix-up within the Raphoe defence. Nonetheless, that didn’t faze the younger weapons who appeared extra prone to rating for the following 40 minutes, with some nice passages of play however simply couldn’t hit the web. On the stroke of halftime one other defensive error let Lifford in for the second to make it 0-2 on the break. Raphoe began the second half brightly and once more had been controlling the play however getting no clearcut possibilities. Raphoe received punished 3 extra occasions for not clearing their traces on the again however total, they’d a very good group efficiency that may stand to them sooner or later.

Ulster Junior Defend
Cockhill Celtic Reserves 3 v 0 Glencar Celtic


Donegal League – this weekend’s outcomes and match stories was final modified: February 18th, 2024 by Employees Author