The following are results from the Inishowen Football League from Sunday 7th November.
Sunday 7th November
FAI Junior Cup
Kildrum Tigers 2
Glengad United 0
Glengad exited the FAI Junior cup after a tough battle in Kildrum on Sunday. In an uneventful first half on a heavy pitch there were no chances at either end, with defences on top and the majority of the half played out in the midfield
Kildrum broke the deadlock on 48 minutes when a Kevin McHugh free kick from the edge of the area was superbly parried by Daniel Mullarkey but the ball fell kindly for Daniel Clarke to slot home. They increased their lead on the hour mark after a quick free kick released Clarke who held off a defender and fired low to the corner from sixteen yards.
Glengads cause was not helped when Stephen Harley received a second yellow card in the 70th minute. Good work by Terence Doherty saw him cut inside a defender and unleash a shot which was tipped onto the bar by Michael Lynch and the home side saw the game out to advance to the open draw stage.
Jackie Crossan Premier Division
Clonmany Shamrocks 0
Greencastle FC 3
Greencastle started this game at a rate of knots, pinning the home side back. Nigel McMonagle intercepted a poor back pass in the opening minute but his effort was clawed away by Patrick Harkin in the home goal. Harkin denied the same player with his feet moments later after Jamie McCormick had sent McMonagle clear.
On 21 minutes Jack Coyle won possession and advanced to chip the ball over Harkin but Liam Hirrell cleared off the line. Minutes later, McMonagle turned provider crossing for McCormick who poked wide from close range. The game was held up then for an injury to Greencastle midfielder Coyle who collided with the hoardings and had to be replaced.
When play resumed, the visitors continued their assault on the home goal with McMonagle crossing for Shea McLaughlin and Harkin done well to tip his effort onto the bar.
They broke the deadlock minutes before the break after McCormick fed McMonagle who cut inside and drilled a powerful low shot past Harkin and inside the far post. They doubled their lead three minutes after the restart when Nathan Harkin crossed for substitute Christy Hegarty to head home from ten yards.
The visitors made it three nil on 55 minutes when McMonagle sent McCormick clear and he squared the ball for James henry to side foot home from six yards. Clonmany responded and Dean Harkin beat two defenders on the right but was crowded out at the last moment.
The same player then beat two defenders and fed substitute Jamie Coyle but he fired over the bar. Jake Harkin then collected a poor kick out and found substitute Jason Devlin but he dragged his effort wide. But Greencastle saw the game out to claim the points.
Carn FC 0
Moville Celtic 2
Moville had the opening chance on 8 minutes when a Pearse Doherty free kick from 35 yards on the left found the head of Padraic Skelly on the edge of the six yard box but the header was well saved by Kyle Harkin in the home goal.
Moville had another chance on 20 minutes after Norbert Indka broke on the right wing and crossed for Michael McNaught who fired wide from 10 yards.
Carn nearly broke the deadlock on 27 minutes when Cade Cooke broke on the left wing and delivered a good pass for Cian Burke but he failed to hit the target when well placed ten yards out.
But it was Moville who took the lead on 34 minutes with a Ryan McColgan corner on the right finding Cuan Lafferty
who hit a low shot to the right corner of the net from 10 yards. They doubled their lead a minute later after Conor Doherty broke on the left wing and rounded the defender and hit a powerful shot to the top right corner of the net from the edge of the 18 yard box.
Moville nearly trebled their lead 5 minutes after the break when a Conor Doherty corner on the left found Marc Bell who
shot narrowly wide from 15 yards. On 62 minutes Carn went close as a Dylan Cooke pass from midfield found Christopher Diver on the right wing who beat the defender but shot high to the right and wide from 10 yards.
Carn had another chance on 75 minutes when a Lorcan Bradley long pass on the right found Cian Burke who raced clear but his low effort was parried away by Seamus Houghton in the Moville goal.
Aileach FC 2
Cockhill Celtic 3
Cockhill threw the premier division title race back into the mix with this surprise victory over an Aileach side who lacked the intensity needed in the first half and left themselves with a mountain to climb.
Aileach started well and 5 minutes in Aaron Nash found himself in space in the six yard box but with his back to goal he couldn’t sort his feet outfit and the chance was gone.
On 11 minutes Cockhill took the lead when Shane Anthony Doherty broke down the right and crossed for the unmarked Oisin McMenamin to slide the ball home from 12yards. Midway through the half the away side doubled their lead when Daniel Doherty converted a penalty.
On the half hour it got worse for the home side after Adam Mc Laughlin hit a wonder strike from 25yards to the top
corner giving McLaughlin no chance in the home goal. Thomas McMonagle came on for Ethan Canning at half time and Aileach were immediately on the front foot.
On 55 minutes they pulled a goal back when Thomas McMonagle found Caolan Doherty wide on the right and the winger cut in and fired low past Eoin Colhoun. Five minutes later, Doherty fired in another cross for the overlapping Dean Curran and Colhoun did well to save his point blank header at the back post. On 80 minutes, it was three two when Shane McMonagle robbed a defender and squared for Darren McMonagle to shoot low past Colhouns left hand. Despite throwing everything at Cockhill in the final 10 minutes, a mixture of stout defending and poor finishing meant the home side couldn’t come up with an equaliser.
Strand Hotel Division One
Glengad Res 2
Greencastle Youth 2
The game was played in windy conditions in The Crua and it was Greencastle who started the better team. On 15 minutes, Matthew Harrison had the first attempt of the game on target when he forced Michael Mc Laughlin in the Glengad goal into a save from the edge of the area. Mc Laughlin was again called into action when he brilliantly tipped Daniel Rowan’s free kick from 30 yards over the bar.
Glengad came into the game and had a spell of possession and pressure without testing Evan Davenport in the Greencastle net. Greencastle finished the half the stronger with Mark Murray curling effort clipping the outside of the post before Andrew People’s made space for himself 20 yards out to find the bottom corner and put Greencastle one up at
Glengad responded well at the start of the second half with a Gary Kelly shot from the left just missing the far post. Fergal Doherty came off the bench and made an immediate impact when he cut in from the left and forced Davenport into a good save. The Greencastle keeper was again needed to save Nathan McConalogue’s effort before getting a hand to Kellys rebound to tip it around the post. From the resulting corner, Kelly’s shot was deflected wide by Paul McGonagle.
Glengad’s pressure got its reward when Gary Kelly got on the end of a through ball and found the bottom corner in the 68th minute. Glengad then took the lead in the 86th minute when Fergal Doherty gathered the loose ball in the Greencastle box to send the ball past Davenport into the far corner.
Greencastle snatched a draw in the 90th minute when Brendan McClenaghen controlled inside the box and found the bottom corner to ensure the game finished level.
Aileach Res 3
After an even start the home side lost Damien Barr through injury and when play resumed the Point took the lead from a corner when David Healy headed home at the back post.
But the home side equalised midway through the half when Paddy Curran raced clear but saw Oisin Burke turn his effort round the post. However, from the corner the ball broke to Curran who made no mistake.
When Curran was upended inside the area just before the break Killian O’Rourke fired low to Burkes right to edge the home side in front. Aileach began the second period on top with Gareth McElroy firing over before Stephen Doherty got clear of the Point defence, poked the ball past the advancing Burke but Deaglan Bowen got back to clear.
They increased their lead on 67 minutes after Doherty released McElroy who in turn fed Darren Bradley and his deflected effort gave Burke no chance. The visitors rallied and reduced the deficit when Darragh McDermott converted a penalty after he had been impeded but the home defence stood firm to claim their eight successive league win.
Redcastle United 6
Clonmany RES 3
Redcastle started this game very well and took an early lead when Ronan Hoy finished well from inside the area when he got on the end of a Drew McKinney cross . It got better on 18minutes when Ryhs Davenport found Darragh McConway who added a second with a sublime lob over McCarron.
Clonmany rallied and reduced the deficit after Philip Devlin headed past Michael McCole from ten yards following a Mark McLaughlin cross. But the home side responded well and after Mc Kinney released Hoy he made it three one when he fired low past McCarron from fifteen yards.
On 41 minutes Hoy completed his hat trick when he ran onto a through ball from Cahir McLaughlin to shoot low past McCarron. On the stroke of half time the visitors made it four two after a Kevin Harkin free kick fell to Mark McLaughlin and he drilled low to the corner.
But the home side sealed the points when they added two goals within five minutes of the resumption. Firstly Drew McKinney released McConway on the right and when he crossed McKinney was on hand to slot home before Curran unleashed a twenty yard daisy cutter to make it six two.
Clonmany got a late consolation when Devlin advanced through the middle and slipped the ball to Mark McLaughlin to fire low past McCole and make the final score six three.
Dunree United 0
Gleneely Colts 1
In a game of very few chances Gleneely scored what turned out to be the winner on 21 minutes. Tiernan Moran in the home goal The remainder of the half was a congested midfield battle with neither keeper troubled.
Dunree came more into the game in the second half and Jerry Farrell had a chance when he cut inside and unleashed a goal bound effort which Ciaran Gallagher saved. The visitors had the final chance late on when following a Dunree corner the Colts broke the length of the field with O’Brien denied by the advancing Moran.
Inishowen Engineering Division Two
Sea Rovers 4
Carn Res 3
Rovers spurned a great early opportunity to take the lead when Damien Ward saw his spot kick superbly saved by Daniel McDaid in the Carn goal. But when the rebound was collected by Declan McGonagle he too was fouled and ward made no mistake with the second spot kick.
Carn responded well and equalised on 15 minutes after Aaron McCarron fired o the roof of the net past Ben Collins .After good play by the visitors in midfield McCarron sent Kyran Cantwell clear and he made no mistake with a neat finish to put Carn ahead.
Rovers responded and after a fine through ball from Keelan Doherty released Anthony Cantwell he was denied by another superb save from McDaid. Rovers started the second half well and got back on terms when a corner fell nicely for
Andrew Gallagher who slotted home from close range.
Both Gallagher and Anthony Cantwell for the home side went close with good efforts before Rovers took the lead midway through the half. Keelan Doherty split the Carn defence with a fine pass for Gallagher to race clear and drill low past McDaid.
Gallagher then completed his hat trick when he cut in from the left and scored with a fine effort from the edge of the area. Carn responded and reduced the deficit to the minimum when Conor McLaughlin blasted high past Collins. But the rovers defence held firm and they had the last chance when Conor McGeoghaghan saw his free well saved by McDaid.
Rasheney RES 1
Clonmany Youth 6
The visitors started this game the better with both Tiernan McDonald and Shaun McCarron seeing efforts blocked by Oliver Crouch in the home goal. Rasheney then broke the deadlock a minute later after a long ball broke for Trevor Doherty on the edge of the area and rounded the advancing Killian McCarron to slot home.
But the visitors got back on terms on 19 minutes after Crouch failed to hold a corner and Luke Devlin pounced. After a scramble developed in the home area a few minutes McDonald was on hand to fire home from close range. Rasheney tried to reply with Doherty seeing a powerful effort tipped over by McCarron. But from the corner Clonmany broke quickly and McDonald fired a low angled effort across Crouch to the far corner.
Five minutes after the restart Clonmany made it five after a long clearance from Gavin McDaid found McDonald who rounded the advancing Crouch to complete his hat trick.
Rasheney tried hard to reply with Jake O’Donnell denied by McCarron before substitute Ronan McConalogue was unlucky to see an effort crash back off the post. Aaron Porter scored Clonmanys sixth when he converted a penalty after he had been upended in the 73rd minute .
The remainder of the game saw little by way of goalmouth action as Clonmany took a deserved win.
Donegal Signs Division Two Shield Quarter Finals
Culdaff Res 2
Illies Res 4
Illies, with the advantage of the wind started this game well on top with Liam O’Connor firing over and Gavin Doherty hitting the side netting with an effort. They opened the scoring on 29 minutes after Gavin Doherty found space inside
the area to fire low past Zach Conlon to the corner.
Michael Gallagher then headed wide from a corner before on the stroke of half time the same player fired low to the corner from fifteen yards to make it two nil at the break. Illies had the first chance of the second half but Conlon made a fine save from a Shane Devlin header.
Culdaff rallied and reduced the deficit when after Noel McLaughlin’s initial shot was parried he reacted first to fire the rebound home. But within minutes Illies restored their cushion when the home defence failed to clear a corner allowing Devlin to fire to the bottom corner.
Conlon then kept his side in it with another good save from Doherty before Illies made it 4-1 on 69 minutes. Conlon parried superbly but Gavin Doherty pounced to drill the rebound home.
Culdaff to their credit, battled well and got a goal back when a mazy Taylor Bonner run took him into the area to drill low to the corner from twelve yards to make the final score four two to the visitors who advance to the semi finals.
Buncrana Res 3
Dunree Res 2
Dunree started brightly and almost went ahead on 4 minutes but Gary Breslin fired wide with an open goal gaping. But Dunree deservedly took the lead when Thomas Doherty scored a close range header.
Hearts battled and equalised when Daragh O’Connor scored from 12 yards after an excellent ball in from Jack Soal. Hearts continued to be on the front foot and went ahead when Gill fired a shot from 25 yards off the bar and O’Connor headed over the line. Hearts went three one up on 35 minutes when O’Connor fired in from the edge of the box to complete his hat trick.
Dunree pulled a goal back on the hour mark when Thomas Doherty scored a header in the box after a mistake in the
hearts defence. Hearts pressed for a fourth goal and went close on a number of time with O’Connor hitting the bar and Michael McLaughlin also firing wide. Dunree finished the game strong but weren’t able to break down the hearts
Moville Res 2
Rasheney FC 0
Moville Res caused a minor upset when they disposed of Rasheneys first team in this cup tie at the weekend. They got off to a dream start on 5 minutes when the ball broke to Conor Lafferty on the edge of the area and he scored with a superb lob over Peter Nelson.
Rasheney responded with Charlie Doherty releasing Ronan Shovlin but Ryan Coyle made a fine save before after a corner fell to John McLaughlin his in swinging left footed effort crashed off the bar. Moville were dangerous on the break and when Danny Murphy raced onto a long ball his effort was deflected behind by Nelson for a corner.
On the stroke of half time Rasheney’s Conor McDaid blazed over when well placed on the edge of the area. Moville began the second half well with Colin Doherty firing over before Murphy was denied by a superb Peter Doherty tackle.
Rasheney then had a good spell and both Cormac Dillon and McLaughlin were foiled by good saves from Coyle in the home goal. Midway through the half Murphy flicked the ball on for Michael McCarron to race clear and shoot low to the corner to double the lead. Rasheney pressed for the rest of the game forcing numerous corners but failed to get past Coyle.
The closest they camewas on 87 minutes after substitute David Mclaughlin s effort had goal written
all over it until Coyle made a brilliant finger tip save.
Cockhill Res 1
Carrowmena FC 5
Cockhill started the match the stronger of the two sides and deservedly went ahead after 15 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a handball. Mark Gillespie took the spot kick and placed it well beyond the reach of Kyle Dougal high into the keepers top left corner.
Dougal kept Carrowmena in the match early on with two excellent saves both from Mark Gillespie efforts tipping one round the post and getting down well at full stretch to save low down to his right post.Carrowmena grew into the match but young Donal Og O’Brien making his senior debut in nets for Cockhill was equal to the task and produced a great save to deny Tony McGlenaghan an equaliser.
Carrowmena eventually found the net equalising just before half time catching Cockhill in possession just outside the box and Ronan Doherty made no mistake to slot home past O’Brien.
In an even start to the second half it was Carrowmena who broke the deadlock to edge ahead 10 minutes in taking the lead after a quick free kick that caught the Cockhill defence out and Michael Henry left O’Brien with no chance with a great finish.
Minutes later Carrowmena extended their lead in similar fashion with a quick corner catching Cockhill out again and Ronan Doherty grabbed his second of the match to make it three one.As Cockhill pushed on to try and get back into the match
Carrowmena caught them on the break twice to finish the tie with another Michael Henry goal and one from Mark Brown.
Inishowen Football League Fixtures 2021-22
Sunday 14th November
Buncrana Credit Union Cup First Round 2pm ET & Pens
Cockhill Youths v QPS – T Moloney
Dunree United v Culdaff FC – T O Loughlin
Aileach FC v Buncrana Hearts – G McLaughlin
Greencastle FC v Carn FC – D McLaughlin
Clonmany Shamrocks v Moville Celtic – W Harvey
Redcastle United v Glengad United – E Doherty
Strand Hotel Division One
Gleneely Colts v Glengad Res 11am – T Moyne
Aileach Res v Greencastle Youth 11am – M McGonigle
Inishowen Engineering Division Two 11am
Rasheney FC v Dunree Res – E McNamee
Clonmany Youth v Illies Res – JP Houten
Culdaff Res v Buncrana Res – P McElhinney
Moville Res v Aileach Youth – G O Kane
Sea Rovers v Cockhill Res – JJ Lafferty
Carrowmena FC v Carn Res – L Porter