DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Downtown Cup Quarter FinalsDeele Harps 0 Donegal Town Reserves 0 (6-7 on penalties)Donegal Town Reserves could have wrapped this match up with fifteen minutes remaining but their striker saw his penalty come back off the post. When extra time couldn’t separate the sides it all came down to the often dreaded penalty shoot-out. The home side scored on six occasions but the men from through the gap managed seven and by doing so booked their place in the Downtown Cup Semi-Finals. Fintown Harps AFC 3 Downtown United 0This quarter final of the Downtown Cup was played in great conditions at Pairc Acla in Fintown. Fintown got off to a great start. In the 5th minute John Molloy was awarded a penalty. Daragh Gallagher made no mistake in sticking it into the back of the net. Both teams pushed hard throughout the game with a few scoring opportunities falling to both teams but neither able to find the target. In the latter minutes of the first half, Brian Delaney scored a cracker of a goal with great assistance from Eoin Waide and Daragh Gallagher.The second half was an intense affair with both teams putting their bodies on the line. Fintown’s Daragh Gallagher and John McFadden coming close to scoring in the opening minutes. Downtown pushed hard but the Fintown defence worked hard to keep them out. Then in the last minute of the second half Daragh Gallagher took on the Downtown defence and gave a great through ball to find Eoin Boyle in the box and he slotted it into the back of the net. The final whistle was blown up with a 3-0 victory for the homeside.Team performances by both teams.Glenea United Reserves 1 Glencar Celtic 0Glenea United Reserves qualified for the semi finals of the Downtown Cup with this hard fought victory over Glencar. Glenea started brightly and created a couple of half chances. As the half progressed Glencar came more into the game and their best chance came on 42 minutes when Cathal Gallagher had to make a good save at his near post. In the 2nd half both sides found it hard to create any chances as defences were on top with the home side coming closest on 80 minutes when Martin Doohan’s cross was almost deflected into the goal but was well saved by the away keeper. Just as extra time loomed Glenea found the net, Ciaran Gallagher’s long clearance was headed on by John Harley to Martin Doohan who slotted the ball past the keeper into the net. Best for Glenea Shane Penrose & Kevin McFadden, while it was a team effort from GlencarBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Lifford Celtic 5 Glenea United 2On a blustery day at the Green Brae, Lifford managed to net 7 times. They hit the front when Colin Carlin got on the end of an excellent cross from Jude Patton on 5 minutes. Glenea got their equaliser when Lifford’s centre half Daniel Carlin headed to his own net on the half hour mark. Lifford’s response was immediate when Ross Porter placed a postage stamp like free kick in the top corner but lightening struck twice when Colin Carlin netted in his own net to leave the game level at half time. The second half began with Glenea pushing and Lifford countering, Mark Neeson put Lifford back in front with a fine lob with twenty minutes remaining. JP Malley came off the bench to put Lifford further ahead with 15 minutes remaining. Glenea continued to press but the Lifford rear guard stood strong, another break away finished with Jude Patton scoring late in the game. Team performance from Lifford, Ryan McFadden impressed for Glenea.Castlefin Celtic 1 Milford United 2Castlefin lost their last home game of the season when Milford went away with a 2-1 victory from Parkview on Saturday. The first half was a midfield battle with neither of the two teams able to create a clear cut chance. In the 50th minute Castlefin took the lead when Tiernan Mc Connell pounced on a mix up in the Milford defence to slot home. Milford responded and equalised when Brendan Murray’s shot flew into the top corner from 25 yards with 60 minutes played. In the 65 minute Milford took the lead when Joey Cullen tapped in after a Paddy Peoples header came off the post. In the closing stages both side`s created opportunities but they failed to hit the target. Team performances. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneRaphoe Town 1 Curragh Athletic 5Raphoe got off to a bad start in this game, going 3 goals down in the first 10 minutes with Dan O’ Brien getting the first two and Shane Barclay scoring from the spot. Ronnie Carlin made it 4-0 in the 24th minute and it looked bad for Raphoe. But then this young team with a few old veterans settled down and started to play some good football and were rewarded in the 40th minute when Darren Kelly scored from a spot kick. However a mistake by the defence let Ronnie Carlin in to make it 5-1 before the break. Raphoe started the second half with nothing to lose and played some nice football hitting the post twice and looked the only team likely to score in the second half but Curragh had done enough in the first half to hold on and the game finished 5-1.Cappry Rovers 1 Keadue Rovers 2In this entertaining game played under the lights in Cappry Park on Saturday night Keadue Rovers secured the points right at the death. Cappry opened the stronger with Dylan Ramsey, Paddy Mc Nulty and Kevin Mc Glynn going close, only denied by good defending and goalkeeping by Conor Breen in the Keadue goal. The visitors had a few chances but all to no avail. Cappry started the second half where they finished before the break and had numerous chances but to no avail as the visitors defence held firm. Cappry got the breakthrough they deserved in the sixty seventh minute when Paddy Mc Nulty won the ball burst into the area and was fouled. The referee pointed to the spot and Kevin Mc Glynn scored from the penalty.The hosts kept the pressure on and in the seventy second were awarded a second penalty after Paddy Mc Nulty was taken down by keeper Breen. Kevin Mc Glynn stepped up to take the penalty to put the game out of reach of the visitors but this time his shot hit the crossbar and was cleared to safety.Keadue were back on level terms in the seventy sixth minute when Oran Redmond won possession, ran a few yards, saw Cappry keeper Benji O’ Meara off his line, and hit a shot which dropped in behind him.A few minutes later O’ Meara went off injured and was replaced by Eoghan Gallen in the Cappry goal.He made a few good stops and then on the eighty eight minutes disaster struck for Cappry when a long shot from Darren Gallagher deceived Gallen and dropped over his head into the net for an identical goal to the first.Cappry couldn’t get back into the game again.CT Ball Division TwoGweedore United 1 Dunlewy Celtic 1This game played in excellent conditions at Carrickboyle saw both sides come away with a point from this local derby. The game started with both sides looking nervy and a lot of ball played in the air. The visitors settled well after the first quarter and began to push for a goal. Dunlewey took the lead in the 22nd minute when a well delivered corner was headed into the top corner by Paddy Cannon. The visitors with the momentum continued to push and saw good chances fall to John Cannon and Christopher Cannon. United thought they equalised in the 37th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden finished well, however the goal was disallowed for offside to the surprise of the home support and it remained 1-0 until half time. In the second half the home side went at Dunlewey and began to pin them back in their own half. This good pressure paid off in the 77th minute when the home side were awarded a penalty following a hand ball. Shane “Baggio” O’ Donnell converted the spot kick to make it 1-1. The home side continued to push for a winner, however Dunlewey defended well and the match ended in a draw. It was team efforts from both sides in a typical hard fought local derby.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsDeele Harps 0 v 0 Donegal Town Reserves (6-7 on penalties)Fintown Harps AFC 3 v 0 Downtown UnitedGlenea United Reserves 1 v 0 Glencar CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 5 v 2 Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic 1 v 2 Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneRaphoe Town 1 v 5 Curragh AthleticCappry Rovers 1 v 2 Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoGweedore United 1 v 1 Dunlewy CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 23-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Glenea United ReservesRamelton Mariners v Glencar CelticMulroy Celtic v Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves v Downtown UnitedDeele Harps v Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAY 24-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v St. CatherinesLagan Harps v Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United v Ballybofey United ( K.O. 1p.m.)Drumoghill FC v Cappry RoversCurragh Athletic v Cranford UnitedRaphoe Town v Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers v Glenree UnitedDunlewy Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedGweedore United v Bonagee UnitedDrumbar United v Convoy ArsenalKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Letterbarrow CelticBrian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-FinalsRathmullan Celtic v Lifford CelticDonegal Town v Glenea UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal LeaguefixturesResultslast_img
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