Addidas Donegal Junior League
Saturday November 21st
Downtown League Cup
Glencar Celtic 3 Ramelton Mariners 1
|In a game played in terrible conditions both teams struggled to play any decent football. Glencar settled quickest to put Mariners under pressure for most of the first half. Glencar took the lead through Hilley with a 35th minute header. A rare mistake by Raymond Mc Feely allowed Brannigan to score the equaliser for Mariners on the 70th minute. Glencar upped the pace and were rewarded when Paddy Rafferty scored a header on the 85th minute. On the 89th minute Eugene Sullivan secured all three points for Glencar.
Best for Glencar Eugene Sullivan and Raymond Mc Feely.
Best for Mariners was a young Chuck Mc Taggart.
Tullyvinney Rovers 1 Fintown Harps 6
Played on Saturday at Raphoe tech grounds it was Fintown who started the strongest they took the lead when Darragh Gallagher scored with a header on ten minutes. The same player scored on twenty minutes. Kevin Gilliespe pulled a goal back after good work by Kevin Melaugh and Cathal Mc Gowan but that was the closest they got to Fintown. A Walsh then made it three one on the stroke of half time with a great shot from the edge of the box. Fintown ran riot in the second half scoring a further three goals. John Broc made it four one with a tap in at the back post. A Walsh scored from twenty yards leaving Gerard Devine with no chance and in the last minute John Broc scored after good work by Darragh Gallagher. Tullyvinney will be very disappointed with their performance. Best for Tullyvinney Kevin Gilliespe and Kevin Melaugh. Best for Fintown Darragh Gallagher and A Walsh.
Referee James Malseed.
Sunday November 22nd
Ulster Junior Cup
Lifford Celtic 3 Gweedore United 3
Gweedore United won 2 – 1 on pens
In the Ulster Cup on Sunday a magnificent second half fight back by Gweedore ensured a penalty shoot out and when the dust settled it was the men from the west of the county that progress to the next round of the cup. The game was played in atrocious conditions ensuring chances in the first half were at a premium. Lifford took the lead on 19 minutes when a Kevin Mc Brearty cross was converted by Darren Kelly. Frank Mc Gee almost equalised moments later but his shot was turned over by Paul Given. The home side went further in front when James Connolly drilled a shot home from just inside the box. Lifford started the second half the brighter side as well, Darren Kelly almost grabbed his second when he headed just over from a Damian Patton cross. Kelly did get on the score sheet again shortly after when he beat the keeper from close range. A litany of missed chances followed for the home side, Kelly, James Connolly and Mark Carlin all went close to putting
the game beyond doubt but Gweedore got back into the game when the ball was handled in the box and Frank Mc Gee dispatched the spot kick. Brian Gallagher pulled another one back moments later when he finished well after Lifford failed to clear a cross from the left. The visitors tails were up now and they got the equaliser on the stroke of full time when Shane O’Donnell stabbed home from close range. Penalties followed and it was Gweedore who held their nerve to ensure their names went into the hat for the next round. Ref. Mick lagan
Ct Ball Division Two
Letterbarrow Celtic 3 Kerrykeel 6
Kerrykeel won the coin toss and forced Letterbarrow to play into a gale force wind in the first half. In the conditions, Letterbarrow struggled to get the ball out of their own half and Kerrykeel capitalised with a goal after five minutes when John Friel slotted home from a cross from the left. Five minutes later, Niall Doherty made it two nil to the visitors with a fine strike from inside the box. The conditions played havoc for the third goal when a Letterbarrow goal kick got blown back in the gale and Kerrykeel tapped in. Niall Doherty added two more goals before the break to give the visitors a five nil half time lead. Letterbarrow did recover in the second half and pulled a goal back on fifty minutes when Owen Gallagher beat four players before chipping the keeper. Diarmuid McInerney and Des Mc Groarty scored two more for Letterbarrow on sixty minutes and sixty five minutes. However, Kerrykeel made the points safe on eighty minutes when they scored a sixth on the break.
Niall Doherty was best for Kerrykeel with a good second half team effort by Letterbarrow.