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first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Brian Mc Cormick Cup – Area ShieldsLagan Harps 2 Drumoghill F.C 2 (Lagan Harps won 3-1 on Penalties)Keith Hegarty got his managerial career off to a good start when Lagan overcame Drumoghill on penalties after a thrilling but sporting contest. Lagan started well and Kevin Kelly forced Paul Mc Auley into a fine save from a free. Drumoghill went close when after a goalmouth scramble Travis Crawford cleared Liam O’Donnell’s effort off the line. Lagan took the lead when Kevin Kelly converted a penalty when Paul Mc Auley was adjudged to have taken down Kenny Doran. Lagan increased their lead when Kenny Doran headed home a Kevin Kelly free. Drumoghill introduced Marcus Oliver at halftime and he had an immediate impact. He reacted first, when Chris Malseed’s header came off the bar, to fire home. He equalised on sixty five minutes with a fine angled drive. Chris Malseed then went close for Drumoghill with an acrobatic volley. Paul Mc Auley kept Drumoghill in the tie when he saved from Mark Harkin when he broke through, and then saved Kevin Kelly’s follow up long range lob. He then pulled off a fine save from Kenny Doran. Play swung from end to end as both teams chased a winner. In the penalty shoot-out Damien Mc Fadden saved Drumoghill’s first two penalties with Lagan scoring their first three. When Paul Mc Auley’s penalty went over the bar Lagan were through. Best for Lagan were Mark Harkin, Kenny Doran and Daniel Clarke. For Drumoghill Chris Malseed, Paul Mc Cauley and Philip White stood out. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.Kildrum Tigers 1 Convoy Arsenal 1 (Convoy Arsenal won 5-4 on Penalties) Kildrum took the lead on 22 minutes when Marc Brolly rounded the keeper and tapped into the empty net. Convoy levelled on 52 minutes through Ronnie Carlin. Convoy scored all 5 penalties with Bovaird missing for Kildrum.Curragh Athletic 1 Raphoe Town 4A penalty in each half helped Raphoe Town on their way to a comfortable win against Curragh Athletic in the Brian McCormick Cup game at The Curragh on a bright Sunday afternoon. Neil Lloyd’s side were well in contention in the first half and it took fantastic saves from Raphoe keeper Roy Duffy to deny Tim Callaghan and Gary Heaney, but the visitors went in at the break ahead thanks to a Keelan Gillen penalty in the 32nd minute. Raphoe had chances to add to their lead at the start of the second half and the finally did that when Christy Bogle scored directly from a corner. They soon made it 3-0, again from the penalty spot, this time Jason Mc Brearty scoring the goal. Curragh kept plugging away and they were rewarded when Dan O’Brien scored from close range with just four minutes left, but Raphoe immediately restored their advantage when Keelan Kelly scored an excellent goal to leave the final score 4-1. Curragh were well served by Tim Callaghan, Gary Heaney and Dan O’Brien while Raphoe keeper Roy Duffy and youngsters Mark Bogle, Michael Quinn, Keelan Kelly and Oran laird all did well for the visitors. Referee: Michael Mulhern.Ballybofey United 2 Lifford Celtic 6A largely inexperienced Ballybofey United side hosted Lifford Celtic in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup at the Finn Valley Complex on Sunday afternoon. The visitors, relegated last term from the Premier Division, still had too much knowhow to be troubled by the young Finnsiders. Lifford led by three goals to one at the break and the final scoreline was exactly double that if the interval, 2-6. Jude Patton and James Connolly had a brace apiece and added to that an Alan Gethins strike and an OG for the unfortunate John Gregg made the visitors total. Christopher Mc Brearty and David White scored for Ballybofey. Referee: Brian O’ Kane.Deele Harps 0 Castlefin Celtic 1This game was reversed to Castlefin on Friday night and it lived it up to the usual Derby fair. Strong tackles and harsh words were the order of the day with both sides competing well. The games produced few goal scoring opportunities with the defences on top. The winning goal came on 78 minutes when the ball fell kindly to Paddy Dooher at the back post and he rifled home from 6 yards. Deele pushed hard for the equaliser and had a late penalty shout denied as the Fin’ men progressed. Team performances.Whitestrand United 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0On a bright sunny afternoon Whitestrand United took on Kerrykeel ‘71 F.C. in the cup. It was a first game for new Whitestrand manager Sean Barrett and he was looking to hit the ground running. The game started off at a frenetic pace which is to be expected from a local derby. As the game settled Whitestrand began to make the home advantage tell as they began to dictate the game. It was a half of few clear cut chances up until the stroke of half time when Kevin Loughrey broke through but shot straight at the keeper. Shortly afterwards Kevin Mc Carry was through and he fired across the box but it was cleared off the line. The second half started quickly and Philip Hegarty broke through and finished well at the second attempt. This opened the game up and Hegarty nearly got his second when he was through but his shot went narrowly over the bar. The second goal came when the ball was chipped over the top and Kevin Mc Carry finished his one on one chance. Whitestrand kept trying for more goals and there were chances for Matt McNulty, Kevin Loughrey and Philip Hegarty but the game ended with just the two goals and a winning start to the season for Whitestrand. Best for Whitestrand were Anthony Fisher and Kevin Mc Carry.Kilmacrennan Celtic 5 Bonagee United 1(No Report) Milford United P Rathmullan Celtic P Gweedore Celtic 8 Cranford United 0Gweedore Celtic had a convincing win against a depleted Cranford in the first game of the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. 4 first half goals from Colin Ferry(2), Kevin Friel and Thomas Diver eased the home team into a lead at half time. Colin Ferry completed his hat-trick and further goals from Brendan Mc Geady, Jamie Boyle and Damian O’ Sullivan completed the scoring for the home team. Cranford to their credit kept trying and saves from Hugo Diver denied them of three occasions. Best for Gweedore were Damian O’ Sullivan, Shane Porter and Thomas Diver. Best for Cranford were: Martin and Denis Mc Bride and the ageless Brendan Logue. Referee: Ed MooreGlenea United 4 Glenree United 1 Glenea got their season underway with a hard earned victory in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. Glenea started well and went close on 10 minutes when Joe Coll’s effort was well saved. Glenea opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Padraig McGee’s effort from the edge of the box was well saved but the rebound broke to Dean Gallagher and he slotted home from 10 yards. Glenree tried hard to get back into the game but were unable to create any clear cut chances. In the 2nd half Glenea started well again and doubled their lead on 50 minutes when Dean Gallagher got onto a through ball, saw his shot saved but Joe Coll was on hand to roll the ball in. Glenea got their 3rd on 55 minutes when Shane Coll’s corner was deflected in by a Glenree defender. Glenea extended their lead on 75 minutes, when Dean Gallagher broke from his own half and drilled the ball home. Glenree pulled a goal back on 85 minutes when Marty Mc Laughlin got onto a through ball and slotted home. Best for Glenea were Shane Coll, Dean Mc Carry and Dean Gallagher, while it was a team effort from Glenree. Referee: Kevin Logue.Dunkineely Celtic 1 St. Catherines 3St Catherine’s emerged winners from this game after a hard fought battle. Dunkineely playing their first competitive game under new manager Paul Murrin gave a good account of themselves and could have taken the game to extra time if their finishing had been better. Dunkineely started well and were on top in the early exchanges. They took the lead on 10 minutes when Alan Lyons fired a fine shot to the bottom corner from 20 yards. The home team continued to play well and created a number of chances without troubling the visiting keeper. They were caught on 25 minutes when St. Catherine’s were awarded a penalty which Brendan Mc Guire converted. St Catherine’s came more into the game after the break and took the lead on 50 minutes when David Conwell finished a good move with a neat chip. Both sides kept pressing and it was St Catherine’s who found the net again on 70 minutes with substitute Ryan Ward finishing a good move. Dunkineely did not give up and Daniel Gallagher hit the post on 80 minutes but they could not find the breakthrough they needed. Best for Dunkineely were Daniel Gallagher and Alan Lyons while Ryan Farrell and Ryan Mc Closkey were best for St Catherine’s. Referee: Paddy MartinCopany Rovers 0 Cappry Rovers 6(No Report )Donegal Town 2 Erne Wanderers 4Erne started off the brighter of the two teams as they had most of the possession however nothing really came of it. Donegal started to create a few chances but then in the 20th minute the Donegal defence got caught under a high ball leaving the goal keeper stranded and the Erne striker chipped it into the net. Erne struck again in the 37th minute. Donegal started the second half well but Erne grabbed another two goals to make it 4-0. Donegal got two consolation goals near the end.Eany Celtic 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 1A long free kick that took a defection led to a goal from Shaun Griffin. It gave a young Eany Celtic side a home win over neighbours Letterbarrow in the Brian McCormick Cup. It was the visitors who started best with John Corley and Conor McDaid having chances early on but it was McDaid who slipped around the back of the Eany defence and slotted the ball home in the 15th minute. Eany Celtic came more into the match but were unable to get back on terms by the end of the first half. On the hour a free kick just inside Letterbarrow half was well struck by Declan Gallagher. The kick took a deflection off a Letterbarrow defender and landed in the bottom corner of the net. Eany stepped up the pressure and went in front on 75 minutes when Shaun Griffin latched onto a rebound following a shot from Pauric Mc Hugh . Letterbarrow pressed hard for the equaliser but found the Eany defence and their young keeper Mulreany in fine form . This was a good performance from both sides.RESULTSBrian Mc Cormick Cup – Area ShieldsLagan Harps 2 v 2 Drumoghill F.CLagan Harps won 3-1 on PenaltiesKildrum Tigers 1 v 1 Convoy ArsenalConvoy Arsenal won 5-4 on PenaltiesCurragh Athletic 1 v 4 Raphoe TownBallybofey United 2 v 6 Lifford CelticDeele Harps 0 v 1 Castlefin CelticWhitestrand United 2 v 0 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Kilmacrennan Celtic 5 v 1 Bonagee UnitedMilford United P v P Rathmullan CelticGweedore Celtic 8 v 0 Cranford UnitedGlenea United 4 v 1 Glenree UnitedDunkineely Celtic 1 v 3 St. CatherinesCopany Rovers 0 v 6 Cappry RoversDonegal Town 2 v 4 Erne WanderersEany Celtic 2 v 1 Letterbarrow CelticFIXTURESWednesday 19th August 2015Brian Mc Cormick Cup K.O. 7.00 p.m.Milford United v Rathmullan CelticSaturday 22nd AugustVoodoo Venue Cup K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Preliminary RoundErne Wanderers Reserves v Strand RoversDonegal Town Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesOrchard F.C. v Cappry Rovers ReservesMulroy Celtic v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 23rd August 2015Brian Mc Cormick Cup K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Area Semi-FinalsWhitestrand United v Milford United / Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Lagan HarpsSt. Catherines v Eany CelticErne Wanderers v Cappry RoversGweedore Celtic v Glenea UnitedGweedore United v Keadue RoversConvoy Arsenal v Castlefin CelticLifford Celtic v Raphoe TownDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: August 16th, 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 read more