April 15, 2024

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


Friday 1st March 2024-03-03
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Kildrum Tigers Reserves 3 v 2 Cappry Rovers Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Saturday 2nd March 2024
Glencar Inn Saturday Division One
Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2 v 0 Glenea United Reserves
With each groups in want of the factors this was an actual 6-pointer and it was the house workforce that began the brighter, dominating each possession and territory and forcing the guests to defend deep in their very own half. Oisin Harkin and Eoghan Quinn each went near opening the scoring earlier than the breakthrough got here, a flowing Kilmacrennan transfer down the proper noticed the Glenea keeper punch clear and the ball fell to veteran Michael Mc Laughlin on the sting of the field and he expertly curled residence from 25 yards for a purpose that deserved to win any sport. Kilmacrennan continued to push ahead and ended the half one up. Glenea began the 2nd half in a extra decided vogue and their direct method began to trigger the house defence some huge issues, forcing a sequence of corners. The Kilmacrennan rear-guard held agency on a number of events with Owen Browne notably spectacular. With 20 minutes to go the house workforce secured the factors, a superb crossfield ball from 16-year previous Ciaran Conaghan cut up the Glenea defence to launch Toby Taylor and his pull again discovered Mc Laughlin on the sting of the 6-yard field and he coolly slotted residence to provide the house workforce a deserved three factors. A battling effort from the guests with Michael Mc Laughlin, Owen Browne and Mark Gallagher impressing for the house workforce. Referee: Gerard Devine

Donegal City Reserves 1 v 3 Glencar Celtic
(No Report Submitted)

Fintown Harps AFC 2 v 3 Oldtown Celtic
In moist and wintry situations at PAIRC Acla the league leaders Oldtown Celtic began the brightest having an awesome alternative on 4 minutes however Friel put it over the crossbar, a giant let-off for Fintown. Oldtown stored the stress on however Fintown’s Aaron Mc Glynn had an awesome likelihood, his shot going simply huge. With their subsequent assault Oldtown took the lead, Moe Friel placing Oldtown one up on ten minutes. Fintown responded with Dermot Galliger and Declan Roper attending to grips within the midfield battle. On 18 minutes, they had been awarded a penalty by Referee Damien Mc Fadden when Aaron Mc Glynn obtained taken down contained in the field. Keelan Mc Monagle stepped up and cooly slotted it away to deliver the sport stage at 1-1. The arrogance was up and Fintown actually had Oldtown rattled however the half completed stage. The second half began nicely for each groups. Oldtown obtained their second purpose on 55 minutes by way of Ciaran Gibson. 5 minutes later Kevin Mc Grath put Oldtown 3-1 up, beating the offside lure and making no mistake discovering the underside nook. It seemed like the sport was getting away from Fintown however to their credit score they by no means gave up and on 75 minutes, with an awesome highly effective run, Keelan Mc Monagle, assisted by Shane Mc Devitt, discovered house to cross to Aaron Mc Glynn who discovered the goal and arrange an thrilling closing spell. Oldtown are nicely structured nevertheless and so they noticed the sport out to take residence the factors.

Keadue Rovers Reserves 2 v 1 Arranmore United
Keadue Reserves tightened their grip on 2nd place within the league desk with this hard-fought win over neighbours Arranmore United at Central Park. Performed in horrible situations, with heavy showers and a robust wind all through, each side tried to play respectable soccer and it was a credit score to them. Open play although was fairly restricted and probabilities had been largely of a set-piece selection. Within the tenth minute, a bit of excellent play from Oisin Mc Kelvey was rewarded when he made his personal purpose with some neat talent and an extended distance shot to the web from nicely outdoors the realm. The lead was doubled on the half hour, this time from Ethan Mc Caffrey who was taking part in in a extra superior position in midfield, when like the primary purpose, it was a long-range try once more, this time coming off the publish to make it 2-0 to the hosts. Arranmore had the wind within the second half. Keadue added some contemporary legs, however possession was largely Arranmore’s within the second half, so Keadue needed to be conscious and adopted a extra defensive arrange as the sport went off. The guests had been full of life on each wings, getting in some good crosses and forcing Keadue keeper Aaron Mc Cafferty to smell out some openings. There was a short interruption in play as heavy rain led to each groups going again to the dressing rooms for a couple of minutes and on resumption, the house facet appeared to settle extra within the final twenty minutes. Arranmore although did rating on eighty-four minutes, when some good work down the left wing led to a cross to the proper facet of the realm the place Marty Mc Garrigle blasted residence for 2-1. Regardless of the stress from the guests, it was Keadue who had the final likelihood of the sport when good work by sub Oran Gallagher led to a cross which was cleared off the road whereas there was a final minute free kick by Ethan Mc Caffrey which was blocked and that was the final motion of the sport. An honest tie between these two groups, who meet once more on the finish of the month. One other win for Keadue Reserves who’ve now notched up 8 wins in a row. Good workforce effort from each side. Referee: Con McLaughlin.

Strand Rovers 2 v 2 St. Catherines Reserves
A completely depressing day in Strand Park with robust winds and torrential downpours making it very tough for each groups. Strand took the lead after half-hour once they performed a number of passes across the St Catherine’s field and the ball was handed to Aaron Ward who made no mistake, ending it low and onerous into the far nook. Each groups had a number of probabilities to get the following purpose but it surely was St Catherine who struck subsequent when the referee gave the away facet a penalty after James Mc Cole fouled their midfielder who was performed in behind the Strand defence. Their captain James Callan made no mistake hitting it low to the left backside nook making it 1-1 at half time. The second half obtained underway with each side popping out robust. A protracted ball was cleared up the sector and when the Strand defence did not clear it JP Mc Guinness nipped in and completed it previous Cormac Hanlon to the Strand internet. The house facet’s heads fell and so they pulled out of the sport a bit however when a nook was delivered into the field by Cainan Mc Daid it pin-balled about their field and fell to the inform Aaron Ward who caught once more for his and Strands’ second purpose of the day. Each groups pushed for a winner with some nice photographs however none succeeded and the sport completed 2-2. Referee: Barry Tourish


Outdated Orchard Saturday Division Two
Castlefin Celtic Reserves 6 v 2 Ballybofey United Reserves
Castlefin secured a significant 3 factors in Division Two after a convincing victory over neighbours Ballybofey.
The hosts didn’t have all of it their very own approach when the guests took the lead however the residence facet hit again by way of a Reece Gallagher hat-trick. Cathal Kennedy rifled residence a fourth simply earlier than the break to provide the house facet a cushty lead. A Tomas Gamble strike continued the scoring for Castlefin within the second half. Ballybofey pulled a purpose again after which Shaun Kennedy completed off the scoring for the hosts.

Gweedore Celtic Reserves 0 v 3 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves
(No Report Submitted)

Milford United Reserves P v P Drumbar United
(No Report, Match Postponed)

Ramelton Mariners 2 v 0 Swilly Rovers Reserves
The Mariners went prime of the desk with a well-deserved win at residence to native rivals Swilly Rovers. The Mariners went up early when Evan Hewitt performed by way of Fionn Robinson who completed nicely into the underside nook. Hewitt adopted up rapidly with a purpose of his personal that beat Swilly keeper Jamie Blaney and rolled over the road. Swilly fought to get again into the sport however Mariners’ keeper Dylan Sweeney was equal to every thing Swilly threw at him. The second half was very cagey with each backlines being examined however each stood agency as the sport ended 2-0 sending the Mariners to the highest of the desk.

Finn Journey Saturday Division Three
Erne Wanderers 0 v 3 Letterkenny Rovers Reserves
The Rovers obtained the higher of the Wanderers on Saturday afternoon because the Letterkenny lads claimed all three factors. Targets from Nugent (2) and Welles determined the vacation spot of the factors on this one. Referee: George Clinton.

Gweedore United Reserves 0 v 4 Lagan Harps Reserves
Lagan Harps offered the opposition for Gweedore United on a bitterly chilly and windy day on the
Gweedore Pobalscoil. It was evident as early because the third minute that Harps supposed to use the
Counter-attack in opposition to United. Harps’ Ciaran Quinn performed a superb go to place his teammate
Damien Mc Fadden one on one with United’s keeper Cian Gallagher who denied him from capping
off an awesome transfer. One other good transfer from Harps resulted in Cian Gallagher pulling off one other nice
save in opposition to Ross Hamlyn. The house facet started to develop into the sport and so they had a superb
likelihood to take the lead on the fifteenth minute. Ownie Gallagher’s lengthy ball discovered Teagan Coyle and his
shot went agonisingly huge previous the Harps left hand publish. The Gweedore males had a sequence of
probabilities to attain first, Dean Collum picked out Ronan O’Donnell and his shot was saved by the Lagan
keeper Kai Browne. The 2 mixed once more down the righthand facet and Ronan O’Donnell’s effort
went simply over the Harps crossbar. United’s defence had been protecting an excellent line in opposition to a really
harmful Harps’ workforce. Simply when the house facet had been starting to realize the higher hand, they fell
behind within the thirty seventh minute. Harps received a free-kick, Ciaran Quinn’s free-kick was headed by Ross
Hamlyn to his teammate Connor Quinn and he thumped the ball into the highest nook of the web from
simply contained in the United field. The Gweedore males suffered an additional set-back within the forty first minute as a
Harps’ counterattack breached their defence. Ciaran Quinn picked out Ross Hamlyn who discovered
himself one on one with the United keeper and he slotted it underneath Cian Gallagher’s legs to make it
0-2. Gweedore United’s Caoimhin Lynch free-kick within the forty third minute went simply over the Lagan
crossbar. Within the forty fifth minute, Harps had been awarded a penalty and from the ensuing spot kick, Drew
Dowds made it 0-3. The competition was successfully over on the forty eighth minute when one other counter
assault by Harps, Ross Hamlyn squared the ball to Damien Mc Fadden and he slotted the ball previous
Cian Gallagher to place the guests 4 up. Gweedore United tried to get again into the sport, Ownie
Gallagher’s free-kick was saved by Kai Brown within the 56 minute. Caoimhin Lynch had two fast
successive photographs that had been simply over the crossbar within the sixty fifth and 66th minutes of the sport. The Lagan
males had the prospect to make it 0-5 within the 72nd minute from one other counter-attack when Ross
Hamlyn picked out Caolan Crossan who discovered himself one on one with Cian Gallagher and the
United keeper produced an awesome save. Within the 85 minute, a counter-attack by the Gweedore males
nearly noticed them seize a comfort purpose however Teagan Coyle’s effort was saved by Kai Brown. Cian
Gallagher, Ownie Gallagher, Caoimhin Lynch and Ronan O’Donnell all produced good performances
for United. For Harps Ross Hamlyn, Damien Mc Fadden, Drew Dowds and Connor Crossan had been all very
influential. Referee: Rory O’Gorman

Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Kildrum Tigers 4 v 0 Rathmullan Celtic
Two targets both facet of half time give the house facet a cushty three factors ultimately.
A sport performed in nice spirits however tough situations, it was James Mc Nulty who fired Kildrum in entrance.
The house facet added a second when Brian Breslin was quickest to react contained in the field.
Rathmullan’s half obtained worse as star man “Sparky’ was compelled off after struggling an damage.
After half-time Kildrum added two extra effective strikes from Frank Mc Brearty and William Lynch.

Sunday third March 2024
Brian Mc Cormick Sports activities Premier Division
Castlefin Celtic 2 v 2 Milford United
Castlefin and Milford performed out an entertaining attract Castlefin on Sunday. In a primary half of few probabilities each targets within the opening half got here from set items, firstly Castlefin’s Dean Kelly poked residence and Johnny Logue obtained the leveller for Milford. Within the second half each goalkeepers pulled off a string of effective saves however had been unable to disclaim a Corrie Lee Bogan strike for the hosts and a late Cathal Mc Gettigan header for the guests.

Gweedore Celtic 1 v 2 Fanad United
(No Report Submitted)

St. Catherines 1 v 3 Keadue Rovers
There was a aggressive edge to this sport proper from the beginning with each groups duelling strongly for a foot maintain in midfield however Mark Forker for the guests was shining brightest as he received the lion’s share of possession and drove his workforce on with visionary passing from the centre circle. It was the house workforce although who took the lead on 31minutes amid what might solely be described as a scrappy goal-mouth scramble, the ball finally nudged over the road by Conor Doherty as he adopted in from a corner-ball from the opposition’s proper. The lead lasted three minutes as a mixture of poor goalkeeping plus defending gave Martin Ferry a straightforward headed end, an equaliser that might hold the scores at one every for the half time break. Keadue began the second half the higher workforce with neat one contact possession soccer that might see Peter Mc Gee reduce free by way of the Saints’ defence on a number of events and the house crowd might sense their workforce was struggling to carry on. The inevitable arrived on 79 minutes when a floated free to the again publish of the house workforce was neatly met by the pinnacle of Jordan Saville and though it was questionable as as to whether he was offside or not, Patrick Martin allowed the purpose to face and a 2-1 lead for Rovers. A effective efficiency from the away workforce was rounded off with a 3rd purpose on 82 minutes when substitute Aaron Neily met a low cross from the left and secured a deserved away victory for the guests.
The house workforce will know they weren’t at their finest and should decide themselves up for the final two League fixtures of the season.

Swilly Rovers 1 v 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic
Kilmacrennan Celtic secured victory within the battle in opposition to Swilly Rovers. Swilly confronted the sport with important absences, lacking seven common gamers attributable to suspension, accidents, and different commitments. Kilmacrennan additionally had a few gamers unavailable. The opening purpose got here on the fifteenth minute when Owen Brown’s cross deflected off a Swilly defender into the web. Either side had shut probabilities with Ian Ward for Swilly and Conor Black for Kilmacrennan going shut. Sam Harvey prolonged Kilmacrennan’s lead with a effective solo effort within the thirtieth minute. Within the second half, Swilly suffered two accidents, however continued to combat onerous. Shane Mc Namee obtained one again for Swilly within the eightieth minute, ending nicely after an excellent by way of ball from Michael Kerr. Paul Bradley’s glorious efficiency all through the match contributed to Kilmacrennan’s success as they left Swilly Park with all three factors. Referee: Mick Langan.

Temple Home Home equipment Division One
Bonagee United 1 v 1 Donegal City
The guests took the lead on 5 minutes when a strike from twenty-five yards by David Duignan was saved by Carr however the ball fell to David Graham and he scored from six yards. The subsequent actual likelihood got here on thirty-four minutes when an awesome strike on purpose from Ian Campbell from thirty yards went simply huge of the publish. Jordan Armstrong and Dean Larkin had a number of strikes on purpose however nothing to trouble Mc Mullan within the Donegal purpose. The house facet levelled the rating on sixty-four minutes when after nice play down the left from Jordan Armstrong, he crossed the ball into the field and Fintan Hassan fired residence from six yards. The guests had been at all times a menace on the assault and an awesome effort from Ian Campbell from thirty yards on seventy-eight minutes went simply over the bar and three minutes later he despatched a screamer of a shot previous the publish. Mc Mullan within the customer’s purpose needed to make a number of respectable saves from Aaron Wasson on eight two and Dan O ‘Donnell on eighty-seven. Workforce effort by each side. Referee: Stephen Laid.

Cappry Rovers 6 v 0 Letterbarrow Celtic
Cappry opened the scoring mid-way by way of the primary half when Peter Sweeney scored from a Conor Mc Daid by way of ball. Cappry made it 2 when Jack Burke Mc Bride scored on the again publish. Letterbarrow stored going and had couple of efforts from distance. Cappry had an opportunity to make it 3 however did not convert from the spot. Cappry did make it 3 when Paddy Mc Nulty headed residence from a Peter Sweeney cross. Cappry added a fourth when Peter Sweeney completed from the sting of the field. Gary Wilson made it 5 when he scored with a volley from fringe of the field. Ryan Mc Gee made it 6 when he discovered the web with a free kick from 20 yards.

Cranford United 3 v 0 Gweedore United
Cranford obtained a deserved and nicely wanted win at residence. The first half was a good affair with little probabilities, it was Cranford who took the lead after 40 minutes when Cathair Sweeney turned his man inside out and buried the ball in to the underside nook. Within the second half, it was shut once more however Cranford created the higher probabilities. It was 2-0 after the hour mark when Danny Mc Bride poked the ball residence from a Kyle Mc Fadden nook. Cranford wrapped the sport up with ten minutes to go when Cathair Sweeney once more turned his man and put an awesome cross in for Paddy Sheils to slip residence. An important workforce efficiency with Cathair Sweeney and Jay Maguire the stand out performers.

Glenea United 1 v 0 Convoy Arsenal
This match was determined by a twentieth minute PJ Doogan penalty after Shaun Curran had been fouled within the Convoy penalty-area. Referee: Sean O’ Donnell

Lagan Harps 1 v 4 Letterkenny Rovers
Letterkenny finally wore down a courageous efficiency from Lagan as they proceed their pursuit of the league title. Letterkenny had been on the entrance foot from the beginning with Lagan displaying the odd menace on the counter, primarily by way of some good crossing from Oisin Harkin. Lagan then suffered an enormous blow when Dylan Doogan was despatched off after thirty minutes for a loopy swing at Leon Doherty. Lagan dug in and took the lead on forty-three minutes. A protracted throw in was flicked on and Kenny Doran headed residence. Letterkenny threw every thing at Lagan and equalised on fifty-two minutes. Lee Mc Monagle headed residence a Joel Gorman free on the again publish. Ciaran Quinn responded with a free for Lagan forcing Mark Anthony Mc Ginley to push it over for a nook. Lagan went shut once more when Josh Hay headed a nook in opposition to the publish. The incessant stress from Rovers instructed on seventy-three minutes when sub Henry Welles fired residence together with his first contact. They added a 3rd when Lee Mc Monagle swept residence a cross from shut in. They added a fourth with the final kick when Joel Gorman drove residence from twenty-five yards. A brave effort from Lagan who performed an hour with ten males. Referee: Seamie Ferry.

Donegal Physiotherapy and Efficiency Centre Division Two
Curragh Athletic 1 v 3 Lifford Celtic
Lifford secured promotion to Division One with a hard-fought win over the Curragh in Killygordon. Each groups began at a quick tempo but it surely was Lifford who took the lead on quarter-hour when a by way of ball deceived the Curragh goalkeeper and Shay Lindsay tapped residence into the empty internet. Lee White produced a effective save to maintain the rating at 1-0 after a effective try from Yahye Ahmed. Either side struggled to create any clear-cut probabilities earlier than the break as each defences had been holding agency. Half Time 0-1. Justin Mc Bride doubled the Lifford lead from the penalty spot on 60 minutes. Conor Carlin made it 3-0 on 75 minutes with an excellent end into the far nook. Caolan Duffy obtained one again for the Curragh from a superb free kick into the highest nook with 10 minutes to go. Lifford held out for the three factors and have gained promotion.
Workforce performances from each side. Referee: Seamus Mc Grory

Deele Harps 5 v 2 Dunkineely Celtic
Deele hosted Dunkineely within the remaining sport at Marty Duffy Park for this season. Deele began the brightest and a Gary Crawford free kick discovered Conor Catterson who headed residence on 22 minutes. Deele prolonged their lead shortly after when a Shane Gallagher nook was headed residence by the prolific Scott Macbeth on 26 minutes. Veteran Shane Gallagher grabbed the third purpose on 31 minutes after being arrange by Scott Macbeth. Deele grabbed quantity 4 on 34 minutes when Scott Macbeth rounded the keeper and completed nicely. Cameron Mahon obtained on the scoresheet on 55 minutes following a by way of ball from Gary Crawford. Deele then rang the adjustments and let Dunkineely again into the sport with two fast hearth targets from Adrian Nesbitt. Adrian Nesbitt then had a penalty fantastically saved by David Arthur within the Deele purpose. The introduction of Eddie Connolly settled the Deele rearguard and the sport completed 5-2. Workforce performances, with Pearse Lindsay and Cameron Mahon impressing for the house facet. Referee: Leo Devenney.

Drumkeen United 0 v 7 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.
Drumkeen performed their final League sport of the Season in The Donegal Physiotherapy Division Two as they welcomed Kerrykeel to St Patrick’s Park on Sunday afternoon. Whereas there was nothing at stake for Drumkeen the guests got here into this sport needing all three factors to maintain their hopes a of a High 3 end alive. Drumkeen did okay within the opening 20 minutes and managed to comprise their visitors fairy nicely. As the primary half wore on Kerrykeel’s stress finally paid off as Shaun Kerr obtained his alternative and took it nicely to place his workforce in entrance. Kerrykeel might then have added one other however Johnny Friel noticed his header go huge of the publish. Drumkeen continued to defend as finest they may and would have been making an attempt to get to half time with out struggling any additional harm however sadly for them it didn’t end up that approach. Shaun Kerr added his second and Patsy Friel obtained his identify on the score-sheet earlier than the break to provide the guests a 3-0 lead at half time. Drumkeen now had a mountain to climb within the second half in the event that they had been to salvage one thing from the sport. The house workforce did create a number of probabilities within the second half and their Striker Freddie seemed the almost certainly to attain for them. Freddie had three good probabilities within the second half however each time he did he discovered Kerrykeel keeper Benny Friel was there to disclaim him. Issues obtained worse for the hosts because the second half went on and additional targets from Johnny Friel, Calum Mc Ateer, Patsy Friel together with his second of the sport and eventually Mark Friel rounded off the scoring to make it seven for the customer and so they secured the factors. Referee: Frankie early.

Drumoghill F.C. 3 v 3 Ballybofey United
It was heartbreak for Drumoghill whose gallant efforts to safe computerized promotion got here throughout the width of a goalpost on the finish of this encounter at The Moss. With the rating stage within the ninetieth minute, Stephen Craig noticed his effort from 12 yards rebound again off the within of the publish earlier than Ballybofey might clear the ball to security and guarantee they remained can nonetheless unbeaten for a whole season. Drumoghill although deserve credit score for giving themselves any likelihood of successful the sport in any respect after going two targets down contained in the opening quarter-hour because of a double strike from Damien Glackin. Nonetheless, Drumoghill got here roaring again after decreased the deficit because of Gareth Hamilton’s deft flick with a again heel on 32 minutes. Drumoghill nearly equalised a couple of minutes when later when Niall Mc Crossan’s intelligent by way of ball despatched Liam O’Donnell clear however his effort simply went huge from a slender angle. Ballybofey prolonged their two-goal benefit on the stroke of half time when Jude Patton took benefit of a ricochet to beat Roy Duffy at his close to publish. Drumoghill dominated the second half and once more decreased the arrears by way of a superb strike from Lee Smyth the sting of the field after being arrange by Hamilton. Shortly afterwards, Drumoghill had been stage and this time it got here from a superb Barry Tourish free kick from all of 40yards. Odhran Bonnar might have been unsighted and Dylan Mc Elhinney might have gotten the ultimate contact but it surely was sport on once more and Drumoghill went looking for the successful purpose that might safe promotion. Nonetheless, the elusive winner wouldn’t come and left Drumoghill ready on outcomes elsewhere as Ballybofey accomplished remained unbeaten with one match remaining.

Whitestrand United 4 v 1 Raphoe City
Whitestrand United took on Raphoe City at Mc Garvey Park in one of many remaining rounds of matches for this season. Raphoe arrived with a youthful facet in search of a constructive outcome. The sport began with each groups nicely organised and their intention to play passing sport there to be seen. Whitestrand took lead when Paddy Sheridan performed a 60-yard ball down the road setting Reece Thompson free and he completed neatly previous the keeper. Whitestrand stored up stress and on 13 minutes the stress instructed when Ronan Sweeney completed after a wise dummy by Michael Sweeney noticed him smash ball into far nook giving the keeper no likelihood. Raphoe continued to attempt to keep within the sport, they pushed up for a nook and had been caught on the break as an excellent by way of ball left Reece Thompson free and he was scientific together with his end. The second half started similarly to the primary with some effective passing strikes with Whitestrand going near extending their lead. Raphoe remained decided and obtained a comfort purpose on 70 minutes from Ryan Kelly. Whitestrand responded to conceding in good vogue with James Tourish ending a flowing transfer to make it 4. Good workforce efficiency from Raphoe, Cormac Shovlin, Ronan Sweeney and Reece Thompson had been finest for Whitestrand.

Donegal League – this week’s outcomes and experiences was final modified: March third, 2024 by Workers Author