first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 4 Drumbar F.C. 0Milford secured a welcome three points with this comfortable home win. Milford started off well and created several good chances without testing the keeper. On twenty minutes Drumbar had a header cleared off the line from a corner. Milford went ahead through Ciaran Blaney. Blaney scored his second on the half hour, cooly finishing from close range. The third came after Drumbar failed to clear from a corner and Meckin fired to the top corner. The second half was a poor affair with Milford content and Drumbar failing to create much. Blaney rounded off his hat-trick with a delicate chip over the keeper to complete a good home win.Ramelton Mariners 2 Strand Rovers 2 Ramelton Mariners hosted Saturday League Two leaders Strand Rovers in this clash at Rab’s Park, Kerrykeel. Ricky Fisher scored the first goal in this rip-roaring tie. Both sides may be happy with a point especially with the Maghery men twice coming from behind to equalise.Cathal Boyle equalised on 56 minutes. Mariners then went ahead again through Corey Mc Cahill but Strand got a deserved leveller with nine minutes to go through David McCarron.Team efforts from both sidesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2Rathmullan Celtic took an early lead, after soaking up some pressure, on 12 minutes when midfield maestro Marty McDaid powered home a thunderous header from a Kevin McDaid corner. It was a nip and tuck battle with the Hoops creating chances which they would later rue. Ephrim Mc Fadden and Kevin McGrath were both guilty of putting goal chances wide inside the area while Dara Patton saw his strike well saved by the Drumoghill shot stopper Paul McCauley on 42 minutes. With these missed opportunities, the visitors sensed an opening and just on the stroke of half time David Shovlin managed to back heel an equaliser inside the six yard box after a goal mouth scramble. In the second half McFadden was denied by a world class save from Drumoghill’s sub keeper Paul Harley, who replaced Mc Auley at half time. Almost immediately after that save Connolly mesmerised on the right wing before setting Patton thorough but he saw his effort go perilously wide of Harley’s right post. With the game entering the final quarter Drumoghill broke free. Shovlin was upended outside the box with a free kick the outcome. Terence Shields unleashed a pulsating strike from 23 yards out which thundered off the underside of the crossbar to break the hearts of the Hoops and win the high octane clash. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle Cranford United 3 Lifford Celtic 3Cranford started the game the brightest and took the lead when Kyle Black put Seami Friel through and he finished well. Lifford grew into the game and equalised half way through the half through a Gethins’ goal. The second half was equally contested again and Cranford went ahead again through Kyle Black after a mix up in the box. Again Lifford pushed forward and equalised through a free header following a corner. Cranford went ahead for a third time, with ten minutes remaining, through a Seami Friel goal, his second of the game. Cranford tried to hold on for the win but Lifford equalised again through a Ryan Connolly goal that looked offside but the goal was given and the points were shared. Best for Cranford were Seami Friel and Kielan Mc Elwaine. Team effort from Lifford.Milford United 1 Kildrum Tigers 1Milford United suffered from another late equaliser on Sunday when they conceded in the 90th minute when Farmer headed home a right wing cross. In a hard fought victory, with both teams putting in good honest work after the Christmas Break, the best chance of the first half fell to Joey Cullen in the 1st minute but John Roulston blocked his shot on the line. Milford took the lead on 75 minutes when Roulston failed to hold Gary Merritt’s free kick and Mark Flood was quickest to react to tap home. As Milford looked like securing all three points they failed to clear the ball a cross was delivered and well headed home by Farmer the big Kildrum striker. Good effort by both teams. Gweedore Celtic 1 Glenea United 1Gweedore Celtic and Glenea United had to settle for a share of the spoils at An Screaban in this local derby on Sunday. Both teams will be happy with the point especially the home team having to play most of the second half with only ten men. Glenea dominated early on but could not break down a resolute defence well marshalled by Paul Mc Bride and Joe Bonar. Darren Mc Geever and Mc Glanaghey spurned good chances for the away team whilst at the other end Dan Mc Bride and Damien O’ Sullivan had chances for Celtic. The second half opened with Colin Ferry and Thomas Diver causing more problems for the Glenea defence and Mc Geever was a threat to the home team. The game changed in the 55th minute when Celtic were reduced to ten men following a second yellow for full back Mc Garvey. Despite this set back it was Gweedore who responded positively when Paul Gallagher’s speculative lob was fumbled to the net by Joe Coll. After this the away team took the game to Gweedore but despite dominating possession they could not carve out an opening. It took staunch defending and a number of fine saves from Mc Kelvey to keep the lead. The equaliser finally arrived with 8minutes remaining when Kevin Mulhern turned home Mc Geever’s cross. After that both teams seemed to settle for the point .Before the game a minutes silence was held in memory of James Gallagher who lost his life the previous Sunday. Best for Celtic were Devine, Dan & Paul Mc Bride and Joe Bonar. For Glenea Mulhern, Mc Geever and Gallagher stood out. Referee: Kevin Logue.Watson Hire Division OneGweedore United 1 Lagan Harps 4This game played in Carrickboyle saw the visitors claim the 3 points after a good second half performance from a highly confident Lagan side. The home side got off to a good start playing good football with a number of early chances however it was Lagan who opened the scoring in the 11th minute against the run of play when Chris Toner tapped in from close range. United continued to play well with good chances falling to Francis Gallagher and Ciaran Mc Fadden however Damien Mc Fadden in the Lagan nets did well on each occasion. The home side got a deserved equaliser in the 39th minute when Michael Connolly scored from close range following a good free kick by Paul Duggan. In the second half Lagan got an early goal when a defensive mix up and a deflected cross from Austin Marron rolled over the line to make it 2-1 in the 52nd minute. United responded fairly well with Odhran Molloy hitting the cross-bar and Michael Connolly also going close but it just wasn’t United’s day. Ciaran Mc Fadden then hit the post in the 72nd minute for the home side. The visitors extended their lead in the 75th minute when Stephen O’ Donnell hit a good shot from 25 yards into the top corner of the net. In the 88th minute Chris Toner made it 4-1 when he chipped the United keeper from close range. Chris Toner and Conal Mc Conigley played well for Lagan. Referee: Michael ConnollyKilmacrennan Celtic 2 Keadue Rovers 0Kilmacrennan started off brightly in a game that was switched to Ballyare. They could have taken an early lead after Aidan Sweeney was sent clear but Keadue’s keeper came out on top. Keadue sprung to life after this with a few efforts on goal but neither side could break the deadlock in an evenly contested first half. Kilmacrennan dominated the start of the second half and their efforts were rewarded in the 69th minute after a good ball from substitute Aidan Friel found the head of the prolific Garry Gorman who’s header gave the Keadue’s keeper no chance. Keadue pressed hard but Kilmac’s back four held out complimented with a great performance from Darren Toland. Kilmacrennan were denied a second goal when Christy Conaghan’s shot came back of the post. Kilmac then deservedly doubled their lead in the 88th minute after a pin-point ball from Kevin Mc Menamin found Declan O’Donnell at the back post and he headed the ball back across goal to the inrushing Aidan Sweeney who in turn had no trouble finding the back of the net.Keadue continued to play their game and came close to halving the deficit with a shot that struck the underside of the crossbar. Both teams played well in what was an entertaining game in difficult playing conditions. Best for Kilmacrennan: Christy Conaghan, Seamy Peoples. Best for Keadue: Team performance. Referee: Michael MulhernCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 0 Deele Harps 2Emmet Catterson and Darren Gillespie got the goals that won this match for Deele Harps. Having lost regular goalkeeper Willie Curran during the pre-match warm-up Deele probably though that a draw would be a very good return from their trip to Ballybofey United, who had been in decent form prior to the Christmas break. The securing of all three points was not alone a great boost to their season but reward for a performance against the odds. Ballybofey dominated the first half without making a breakthrough and when Gillespie flighted Deele’s second home from the halfway line, with the home keeper out of position, the writing was a on the wall for the hosts. It is back to the drawing board for Ballybofey if they want to quickly get their promotion push back on track while Deele will look to build on this victory.ResultsGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 4 v 0 Drumbar F.C.Ramelton Mariners 2 v 2 Strand RoversSunday 04-01-2015Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Cranford United 3 v 3 Lifford CelticMilford United 1 v 1 Kildrum TigersGweedore Celtic 1 v 1 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneGweedore United 1 v 4 Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic 2 v 0 Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 0 v 2 Deele HarpsFixturesSaturday 10-01-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupArranmore United v Strand Rovers ( k.o. 1p.m. )Milford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesRamelton Mariners v Mulroy CelticCranford United Reserves v Glencar CelticKeadue Rovers Reserves v Glenea United ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversOrchard F.C. v Curragh Athletic ReservesErne Wanderers v Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC v St. Catherines ReservesSunday 11-01-2015Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Rathmullan CelticKildrum Tigers v Donegal TownGlenea United v St. CatherinesCranford United v Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers v Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United v Copany RoversKeadue Rovers v Dunkineely CelticLagan Harps v Castlefin CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Curragh AthleticCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Bonagee UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Raphoe TownBallybofey United v Glenree UnitedEany Celtic v Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL YOUR REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 4th, 2015 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 Leaguelast_img

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