FAI Intermediate Cup disappointment for Donegal sides

Bonagee United and Cockhill Celtic bow out of cup

Cup disappointment for Bonagee and Cockhill

The Ulster Senior League's involvement in this season’s FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup is over after Bonagee United and Cockhill Celtic lost over the weekend.

Bonagee lost on Saturday against Edenderry Town while Cockhill lost out to College Corinthians on Sunday.

Edenderry Town 2

Bonagee United 0

Bonagee's Intermediate Cup bid was ended by Edenderry Town in Paddy Maloney Park in County Offaly on Saturday afternoon.

Keith McNamara and Niall O’Neill bagged the goals as Edenderry swept past Peter Moran’s Bonagee.

The visitors started well and Chris Moran shot over from a promising position.

However, the home side took the lead when McNamara tapped home from Jack Lennon’s cross.

Bonagee had chances to get back into it. Aidan McLaughlin wasn’t far away with a header in the 56th minute and with 15 minutes to go the Bonagee striker was denied by a good save from the Edenderry goalkeeper.

With Bonagee having everyone forward in added time, they were caught on the break as Edenderry got in for a second goal, O’Neill racing away to find the net.

College Corinthians 1
Cockhill Celtic 0

Ulster Senior League champions Cockhill Celtic exited the Intermediate Cup following a narrow defeat by MSL high-fliers College Corinthians on Sunday.

Kieran Kenealy’s goal on the hour mark was the difference between the teams at Castletreasure as Corinthians ensured that the USL’s representation in the competition is over for another year.

Kenealy struck the winner past Harry Doherty in the 60th minute and it was to be the only goal of the game.

Cockhill had several good chances in the second half, but found Corinthians a tough nut to crack.

Substitute Mark Moran struck the post as Cockhill went in search of an equaliser.

Fixtures

Friday, December 2, 7.30pm

Bonagee United v Swilly Rovers

Sunday, December 4, 2pm

Derry City Reserves v Letterkenny Rovers

Fanad United v Cockhill Celtic

Sunday, December 11, 2pm

Finn Harps Reserves v Cockhill Celtic