April 16, 2024

Listed below are all the outcomes and match studies from this week’s Donegal League fixtures.

Saturday twenty fourth February 2024
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Cappry Rovers Reserves 0 v 2 Arranmore United
It was a six pointer at Leckview on Saturday afternoon as Cappry Rovers hosted Arranmore United with each groups scrapping for factors on the backside of the league. It was nip and tuck at first with either side creating half possibilities however it will be the Islanders who would stamp their authority on proceedings. Finnian O’Donnell was quickest to react to a unfastened ball to faucet into an empty web to place Arranmore one up. A superb strike from Damian Webber quickly after gave Arranmore a snug benefit going into the break. Cappry battled laborious within the second half to attempt to get again into the sport however had been struggling to interrupt down the stable away defence. A Sean O’Donnell header was the closest the house aspect got here to getting a purpose again as Arranmore ran out deserved winner.

Glenea United Reserves 0 v 0 Glencar Celtic
In wonderful circumstances, Glenea and Glencar performed out a hard-fought draw. It was the house aspect that began brightly and nearly took the lead on 10 minutes when Calvin Murray’s via ball launched Sean Geaney however his effort cleared the crossbar. Glenea continued to place the away aspect below stress and got here shut once more with an effort from Michael Ferry. Declan Mc Dermott within the away purpose needed to make a great save from a Luke Mc Carry free kick on 35 minutes. However as halftime approached Glencar got here extra into the sport and on 43 minutes, after some good interaction, Russel Forde broke clear however dragged his effort extensive of the purpose. Within the 2nd half it was the away aspect that began the strongest and Russell Forde twice got here near opening the scoring . Because the 2nd half progressed either side continued to push for a gap purpose with Joe Coll making a wonderful save from a Gio Peoples header on 65 minutes. Glenea had an opportunity on 70 minutes when a protracted clearance discovered Calvin Murray however he noticed his effort simply go extensive of the put up. Joe Coll got here to the house aspect’s rescue on 85 minutes when he made a wonderful save from a Liam Doherty header. As the sport got here to a detailed, neither aspect had been capable of finding a winner. Greatest for Glenea had been Robbie Murray and Kevin Boyle whereas Gio Peoples and Russell Forde had been finest for Glencar. Referee: Vincent Mc Loughlin.

Kildrum Tigers Reserves 2 v 2 Oldtown Celtic
(No Report Submitted)

Strand Rovers 1 v 4 Keadue Rovers Reserves
In terms of derby day something can occur and with simply 20 seconds gone on the clock, the gulls had been off to a flying begin when Daire Gallagher slotted one at the back of the online. The house aspect took their time to get into the sport permitting Keadue the house to have one other few photographs narrowly lacking the goal. Up subsequent Oran Fallon obtained the ball on the fringe of the field and he cooly dribbled the ball previous the Strand defence and it went via the legs of one of many Strand defenders into the online. The Strand lads could have been two objectives down but it surely was this actuality that spurred them into beginning to play some soccer, they created a number of good possibilities. Catastrophe caught within the final 5 minutes of the primary half with Strand Captain James Mc Cole making a gift of not one however two penalties to the travelling aspect. Up got here Oran Fallon for each penalties with keeper Cormac Hanlon pulling off one nice save, however sadly, he couldn’t get his palms to the second penalty doubling Fallon’s tally for the day. The second half noticed Daire Gallagher once more getting previous the Strand defence and end previous the onrushing Cormac into the open web. Strand obtained a comfort purpose halfway via the second half when a great cross from Cian Mc Gee was performed in from the left wing and Aaron Ward was the primary to react and get his toe to it to poke it handed the Keadue keeper. Good conflict between two Rosses groups however the higher staff on the day got here out on high. Referee: George Clinton

Previous Orchard Saturday Division Two
Ballybofey United Reserves 3 v 4 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves
Drumoghill began the sport quick and had two early possibilities however Daniel Crawford made a number of nice saves to maintain the sport at 0-0. Ballybofey then began to get on high and had possibilities of their very own, first from Oran Gallen who’s effort was cleared of the road, after which Darren Kelly, who noticed this half volley simply fly over the bar. With 33 minutes on the clock, Kieran Thompson obtained on the top of an amazing flick on from Karlos to completed nicely with a left footed shot. The house aspect had two additional possibilities earlier than half time to double their lead via Oran Gallen and Kieran Thompson however they couldn’t capitalise. Ballybofey doubled their lead on 51 minutes when Colin Kearns squared the ball into Kieran Thompson who bundled the ball into the online. Thompson then turned supplier on 56 minutes when he performed via Kearns who confirmed nice composure to elevate the ball over the keeper to place Ballybofey 3-0 in entrance. Drumoghill then began to kick into gear and pulled one again from a shot contained in the field which got here off the put up and into the online. They then obtained their 2nd of the day from a close-range header. With 8 minutes left within the recreation, Drumoghill obtained the equaliser from a back-post header off an Inswinging nook. Ballybofey had an opportunity to take the lead as soon as once more however the Drumoghill keeper made a great save. Because the clock struck the ninetieth minute the away aspect accomplished the comeback, as soon as once more from a header. Deep into damage time Ballybofey had been awarded a penalty. Kieran Thompson stepped up however noticed this shot saved to the keeper’s left.

Copany Rovers 0 v 4 Swilly Rovers Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Cranford United Reserves 3 v 6 Gweedore Celtic Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Erne Wanderers 3 v 0 Bonagee United Reserves
Erne welcomed Bonagee to the lakeside on Saturday understanding nothing however a win would hold their hopes of successful the league alive. The primary thirty minutes was tit for tat with no actual possibilities for both staff. On 35 minutes Adam Mc Glone picked the ball up on the best, performed a fast one two with Spuddy and despatched a rocket of a shot from 18yards that gave the Bonagee keeper Paul Crampsie no likelihood. Quickly after a ball excessive from Philip Patton despatched Jakub Naperski via and after beating Cian Clancy to the ball he curled in a good looking effort to go away Erne two up at halftime. On 60 minutes Adam Mc Glone added one other magnificence to his assortment with a rasper of a shot from all of twenty yards to go away the rating 3-0. Faolan Gibson, Cian Clancy and Sean Hume had been finest for Bonagee whereas JC Mc Garrigle had a superb recreation at left again with Dylan Gallagher, Philip Patton, Jakub and Ryan Mc Kenna additionally worthy of point out.

Fanad United Reserves 3 v 0 Gweedore United Reserves
Fanad had been quickest out of the blocks creating a number of half possibilities early on. This stress paid off after they took the lead within the thirteenth minute. Caolan Mc Elwaine executed nicely to win the ball in midfield and he fed the ball to Dylan Mc Bride who confirmed good management earlier than ending nicely. Within the twentieth minute the ball fell properly to Conor Blaney on the sting of the field however his nicely hit shot produced a wonderful save from Gweedore keeper Cian Gallagher. On 25 midfield Conor Blaney despatched Dylan Mc Bride via however he shot extensive of the Gweedore put up. Gweedore had been nicely within the recreation and got here near an equaliser on the half hour mark. When a free kick was awarded 30 yards out, Caoimhin Lynch stepped up, his highly effective dipping effort seemed purpose certain however Fanad keeper Brian Gallagher executed very nicely to palm the ball away at full stretch. On the stroke of half time Gweedore keeper Cian Gallagher produced one other excellent save to disclaim Dylan Mc Bride. Firstly of the second half, Cian Gallagher produced one other respectable save to disclaim Dylan Mc Glone. Gweedore had been nonetheless creating possibilities and within the fiftieth minute, James Mc Glinchey noticed his volley from the sting of the field saved at full stretch by Brian Gallagher. 5 minutes later Fanad prolonged their lead. Daibhid Lynch superior from centre again and his excellent defence splitting move fell to Cormac Sweeney who completed from 6 yards. With nearly the final kick of the sport Fanad scored their third. Dylan Mc Glone attacked down the left and when he performed a neat one-two with Alex Gerwatowski he powered the ball residence from simply contained in the field. Referee: John Duffy

Lagan Harps Reserves 4 v 1 Drumkeen United Reserves
Lagan began nicely with Conor Crossan bursting via drawing a great save. Lagan’s entrance two’s tempo had been inflicting Drumkeen’s backline issues. Drew shot extensive and Damien pulled a great save from the keeper. Lagan went forward when Conor performed Damien in and his effort deflected in off the defender. Ten minutes later Callum Lynch performed Drew via and he completed nicely to the underside nook for his first purpose at Senior degree. Drumkeen had been lowered to 10 and Lagan had been snug on the break. Straight from the kick off within the second half the ball fell to Ross thirty-five yards out and recognizing the keeper off his line he completed nicely. Drumkeen obtained one again ten minutes later from an amazing cross that was completed nicely. Lagan obtained a fourth when Ryan Gallagher performed Liam Kenny down the best, his cross was completed nicely by Caolan Crossan on the again put up. Recreation fizzled out and ended 4-1 to Lagan. Referee: Seany Houston.

Sunday twenty fifth February 2024
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Rathmullan Celtic 3 v 0 Gweedore Celtic
(No Report Submitted)

Castlefin Celtic 1 v 1 Fanad United
Castlefin and Fanad performed out an entertaining draw. Fanad had been forward on the break via Darren Mc Elwaine. Castlefin deserved the equaliser they obtained via Corrie Lee Bogan and had been unfortunate to not declare most factors

Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Glenea United 0 v 1 Bonagee United
Neither aspect may efficiently achieve the higher hand within the first half of this match. A Joe Coll penalty save on twenty 5 minutes was the one noteworthy occasion. It was Coll in reality who stored Glenea within the match however with 5 minutes to go Bonagee obtained what proved to be the successful purpose. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin

Cappry Rovers 4 v 0 Lagan Harps
Cappry obtained off to the proper begin to this recreation when Michael Carroll tapped residence from contained in the 6-yard field. Cappry then doubled their lead when Conor Mc Daid was performed via by Paddy Mc Nulty. Lagan stored urgent to get again into the sport however the Cappry defence held agency. Cappry then added a third earlier than half time when Paddy Mc Nulty rounded the Lagan keeper to faucet residence into the empty web. Lagan began the second half brightly and had been on high however couldn’t discover a manner via the Cappry defence. Cappry made it 4 when Jack Burke Mc Bride tapped residence on the again put up. Cappry had possibilities so as to add to their lead however Daire Quigley and David Carr couldn’t discover the online.

Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two
Ballybofey United 3 v 2 Lifford Celtic
Ballybofey United took the lead on seven minutes when Daithí Mc Mahon performed an amazing ball into Damien Glackin who completed neatly previous Lee White the Lifford keeper. The house aspect continued to create possibilities, first from Niall Mc Closkey who’s shot from 20 yards was simply saved then Mc Mahon discovered himself in an amazing place however his shot was blocked. Lifford obtained themselves again within the recreation on 33 minutes from a Daniel Lindsay free kick from 25 yards which gave Christy Patton no likelihood within the Ballybofey objectives. Because the match ticked on Lifford had been awarded a penalty after Gary Dunnion was deemed to have fouled the Lifford attacker contained in the field. The penalty was struck nicely by Sean Ferry and saved by Patton however the ball rebounded again out off the put up to Ferry who was profitable on the second try.
Ballybofey began the second half nicely and had been unfortunate not to attract degree when Niall Mc Closkey confirmed nice toes contained in the field however noticed his shot blocked. Shortly after that Damien Glackin had one other likelihood however noticed his effort come off the cross bar. United continued to push for the equaliser with efforts from Glackin, who’s shot was brilliantly saved, and Bobby Hennigan who’s effort went extensive. United’s stress paid off on 85 minutes when Adam McCullagh’s cross come shot was deemed to have crossed the road regardless of White’s finest efforts. Two minutes later Ballybofey made it 3-2 when Barrie Mc Ghee performed in Mark Griffin who lower inside and fired an unstoppable left footed shot previous Lee White to ignite wild celebration among the many enormous crowd who had been attending the fixture. Ballybofey had been duly topped Division Two Champions and with only some video games to play they continue to be unbeaten for the season.

Dunkineely Celtic 2 v 3 Raphoe City
(No Report Submitted)

Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 v 0 Whitestrand United
Derby day delight right this moment for the ‘71 with a well-deserved victory over native rivals Whitestrand. The ‘71 had the majority of play within the first half however Charlie Crerand did nicely on numinous events from Kevin Loughrey and Johnny Friel. The second half was extra open and Michael Sweeney examined Brendan Friel twice however Friel stood tall and made two sensible saves. The ‘71 obtained the all-important winner on 85 minutes with a superb penalty from Kevin Loughrey.

Ulster Junior Cup
Gweedore United 1 v 3 Letterkenny Rovers
(No Report Submitted)

Donegal League – this week’s match studies and outcomes was final modified: February twenty fifth, 2024 by Workers Author