There were goals galore in the Hannon Green Insurances Fr O’Gara Cup in Inishowen today – here’s how all the action panned out.
Aileach Reserves 8 Dunree Reserves 1
As expected first division Aileach were too strong and ran out easy winners over a Dunree side who battled all the way.
The home side took the lead on 16 minutes when Ciaran McGrory converted a penalty awarded after he had been fouled.They increased their lead when Jordan McGeady fired in a rebound from sixteen yards after Roger McGilloway had parried an effort from McGrory.
Dunree then got a goal back after Peter O’Neill looped a header over Charlie Carlin from fifteen yards.But McGrory then made it three one when after great work by Ruairi Bradley who squared for him to slot home from close range.
Gregory Doherty increased the lead on 68 minutes with a lovely chip over McGilloway after a fine ball from Eamon Brown.
Late goals from Kevin Wallace, substitute Shane McMonagle (2) and Neil McElhinney completed the rout.
Greencastle Reserves 3 Glengad Reserves 5
Premier Division Reserve Glengad eventually overcome a gallant home side. Glengad took the lead on 5 minutes when Gary Kelly raced clear onto a long ball to fire past Derek McGeoghaghan. They then made it two-nil in similar circumstances when Kelly again outpaced the home defence before firing past McGeoghaghan.
Greencastle got a goal back when Mark Browne drilled home from eight yards after Shaun Cavanagh had headed back across goals.
The home side equalised on 22 minutes when a deep cross by David Henry was parried by Michael McLaughlin and Conor Gillen fired the loose ball home from ten yards.
Glengad regained the lead on 57 minutes when PJ McDaid broke on the right and crossed for Cathal Doherty to sidefoot home from six yards.
They increased their lead again when Paul McGonigle unmarked headed home from a corner. Greencastle reduced the deficit again on 84minutes when after a scramble Tom Heuston fired home from close range. But Glengad sealed the victory when Kelly was upended in the area and McGonigle slotted home.
Carn Reserves 1 Sea Rovers 3
Carn had the first chance when Tiernan Coyne crossed but Dillon Cooke fired wide from ten yards. Rovers replied and took the lead when Keelan Doherty fed Gary Doherty who rounded a man and fired low past Daniel McCallion from fifteen yards.
Six minutes later they increased their lead when Damien Ward’s long range free bounced into the net. Carn replied with Ryan O’Donnell crossing for Lorcan Bradley and he fired home from eight yards to make it two one.
On the stroke of half time Rovers made it three one after a Conor Gallagher pass found the unmarked Keelan Doherty to fire to the roof of the net from 12 yards.
Carn had the first chance of the second period when Coyne crossed for Dillon Cooke but he fired wide.
They continued to press with Kevin McLaughlin releasing Coyne who beat a man but again failed to hit the target from inside the box before Conor Doherty also fired wide.
Rovers replied and Graham Morgan crossed from the left for Gallagher but his header drifted just wide before Martin Ward beat two defenders and saw his effort crash off the bar. Rovers had the final chance when Keelan Doherty fed Gallagher on the left and he crossed for Damien Ward but he fired wide.
Culdaff Reserves 0 Buncrana Reserves 2
Played under lights on Saturday night the home side had an early chance after a Jack McLaughlin ball over the top found Aiden Cunningham whose first time effort was well saved by Eoghan O’Sullivan.
Buncrana replied and on 20 minutes Harry Forshaw fed Alan Friel who rounded keeper Martin McLaughlin but his effort was cleared off the line.
They created another chance on 36 minutes after a John Timlin cross found Gerard Boyle but his header was weak and well saved. Culdaff replied just before the interval when a deep Michael McFadden free found McLaughlin and his driven cross was touched goalwards by Cathal McGrenaghan but skimmed the outside of the post.
Buncrana had the first chance of the second period when Friel collected a long clearance from Benny Murphy but blazed over.
They took the lead in fortuitous fashion on 52 minutes after a John Timlin cross was missed by a defender and rolled into the bottom corner.
They increased their lead on the hour mark after a James Adair cross was controlled by Boyle who calmly slotted home from six yards. Culdaff raised the tempo and were unlucky when Cunninghams free kick crashed off the base of the post with O Sullivan beaten.
The continued to press and Mclaughlin’s cross just eluded the inrushing McGrenaghan. Buncrana were also dancgerous on the break as the home side pressed but the visitors advanced to the quarter finals.
Rasheney FC 2 Rasheney Reserves 0
There was little by way of goalmouth action until the home team took the lead on 22 minutes when Damien Friel crossed to Charlie Doherty who controlled on his chest and fired in a shot which Kieran Friel parried but Doherty reacted well to slot the rebound home.
A minute later Friel fired in an effort from twenty five yards which dropped just over the angle.
The reserves replied and when Jack McLaughlin got in behind he crossed to Ryan McLaughlin who hesitated and the chance was lost. Rasheney replied with Friel crossing from the left and the ball crashed off the bar and was cleared.
The second half saw the reserves create first when Corny McCole released Jack McLaughlin but Sean Friel advanced well to smother.
Rasheney replied and increased their lead after Declan McLaughlin crossed to the back post where Brendan Doherty was on hand to head past Kieran Friel.
Midway through the half Matthew McLaughlin crossed for substitute David McLaughlin who failed to turn the ball home. The same player then unleashed a twenty yards effort which went wide before a Declan McLaughlin effort was saved by Friel.
On 88 minutes Brendan Doherty broke and unleashed an effort which Kieran Friel saved well. The reserve side had the final effort after Tyler McBride had an effort turned round the post by Friel.
Cockhill Youths 3 Clonmany Reserves 1
Cockhill dominated the opening half of this game and Adam McLaughlin had an early header from a Mark McDaid cross which crashed off the bar.
They took the lead on 12 minutes when after a clearance in the visitors defence was charged down Keegan Hegarty reacted first to slip the ball low past Fergal Bradley from six yards.
Bradley then saved well to deny Mc Daid before pulling off a superb save to deny McDaid who had volleyed goalwards. On 36 minutes Bradley was again in action when he parried a piledriver from Christopher Duffy and Mclaughlin blazed the rebound over the bar.
The youths increased their lead on 49 minutes when Keegan Hegarty got on the end of Duffy’s cross to head home from six yards.
Duffy then released McLaughlin with a fine through ball but he blazed over when he should have done better. Clonmany came more into the game then and when Nathan McKinney wriggled his way along the byeline he squared across goal but there were no takers.
They did get a goal back when after the home defence failed to clear Tiernan McDonald nipped in and headed over Declan Caldwell. Caldwell then denied McCarron with a fine save before the big striker broke the offside trap but Caldwell advanced to kick clear.
Cockhill then had an effort after Mclaughlin took a fine save from Bradley and on 83 minutes they sealed their passage to the quarter finals with an excellent goal.
Shay McLaughlin broke on the left and fed Michael Owen Doherty who back heeled the ball across for Mclaughlin to tap in.
Redcastle United 3 Moville Reserves 0
The home side were first to show in the first minute when Brendans Murphy’s
cross lead to a Dean Curran shot but keeper Puaric Carey Doherty made the save.
On the 21st minute Sean Curran laid off a corner to Chris O Donnell but his effort from 20 yards was easily held by the Moville keeper.
Redcastle went ahead on 26 minutes when Carey Doherty parried an Odie Mc Colgan shot and Aaron Nash poked home from close range.Moville had a good opportunity at the start of the second half when John Harkin capitalized on a defensive lapse to test McCole but his effort lacked the power to worry the home keeper.
Adam Harkin then saw his shot rebound of the cross bar as Moville pushed the home side back.
Redcastle increased their lead on the break soon after when Nash volleyed home a Curran cross. Minutes later it was three-nil when Nash set up Murphy to prod home. Moville responded at the other end through Ryan McColgan who bought a smart save from McCole.
The game was uneventful thereafter with limited opportunities for either side. Redcastle had the last chance of note but Sean Curran’s free didn’t trouble Carey Doherty in the Moville goal.
Dunree United 2 Carrowmena FC 1 ( AET)
Carrowmena started well and Aiden McLaughlin had a fine effort on the run well saved by James Doherty.
On 22 minutes the home side hit back with Daniel McLaughlin seeing an effort well saved by Michael Noone.
Dunree took the lead on the stroke of half time when Liam Baldrick fired a low twenty yards free past the wall and into the bottom corner.
The second half was very tight with few chances but Philip McGuinness had an effort saved by Noone from the edge of the area.
Carrowmena pressed hard and on 88 minutes Killian Dougal fired a free from just outside the area inside the far post past Doherty to force extra time.
In the first period Darryl Moran released McGuinness but again Noone saved well. In the second period Carrowmena’s Mclaughlin had a great chance when he broke clear but blasted wide. With three minutes to go the home side got the winner after a free kick from McGuinness found Daniel McLaughlin who headed home at the back post.