On a week when their father Ciaran retired after sevens season in charge at Drumoghill, Christopher and Liam O’Donnell grabbed a goal apiece as their side defeated neighbours Lagan Harps at the Moss on Sunday.
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C O’Donnell (57), L O’Donnell (80)
Lagan Harps 0
Drumoghill took the derby spoils in their meeting against neighbours Lagan Harps at a mucky Moss on Sunday.
The large crowd were there to see the first match of the new management regime at the Moss with natives and former players Gerard Sharkey and Michael Lynch taking over the reins from Ciaran O’Donnell, who resigned earlier in the week.
Christopher O’Donnell and Liam O’Donnell got the goals on the day, both sons of the former manager. Christopher O’Donnell headed home Richard Tinney’s excellent delivery. Liam O’Donnell then took possession from Watson’s pass to hammer the ball into the roof of the net to kill off any chance of a Lagan recovery and seal the points for the home side.
Dunkineely Celtic 1
A Rodger (pen 50)
Gweedore Celtic 7
C McFadden (27, 35, 44), O MacNiallais (40), F Diver (58), own goal (67), T Diver (85)
The reigning Donegal League champions Gweedore Celtic came away from Darney Park with what proved to be an easy victory thanks to a first half treble from Ciaran McFadden.
Gweedore took the lead when a long ball from the keeper was allowed to bounce on the edge of the Dunkineely box and McFadden nipped in to lob the home keeper. McFadden added a second on 35 minutes and Odhran MacNiallais made it three before McFadden to complete his hat-trick.
Dunkineely got a goal back from the penalty spot when Alastair Rodger scored following a foul on Adrian Ward. Fionnan Diver added a fifth. Gweedore got a sixth goal on 67 minutes when a corner was deflected into his own net by a Dunkineely defender. The final goal came on 85 minutes when Tommy Diver found the net.
Lifford Celtic 0
Eany Celtic 0
Lifford Celtic and Eany Celtic shared the spoils after a scoreless draw against Eany Celtic at Greenbrae on Sunday.
The hosts’ best chance fell to Aaron Vanbeck who made the most of a slip by Eany’s centre-half but the keeper made a great save. Ross Porter had a good effort and although Lifford were on top on the first half they were never troubled at the back with Dermot Shiels and Daniel Carlin in fine form.
Glenea United 2
R McFadden (pen 44, 85)
Kilmacrennan Celtic 2
E Doherty (25, 43)
Glenea continued their unbeaten home league record with a hard earned draw against Kilmacrennan when a brace from Ryan McFadden grabbed a point.
The away team took the lead when Eddie Doherty got onto a long through ball and he slotted it home. Kilmacrennan extended their lead when Doherty was on hand to turn the cross in at the near post. On the stroke of half-time Glenea were given a lifeline when McFadden was brought down in the box and he converted the penalty. Glenea finally got their deserved equalizer on 85 minutes when after sustained pressure Kevin Mulhern headed the ball into the path of McFadden and he drove the ball into the far corner.
Milford United 3
C McCafferty (10), M Flood (35), P Doherty (82)
Castlefin Celtic 2
E White (67, 87)
Milford Welcomed Castlefin to a wet and windy Moyle view park and the visitors will be wondering how they left empty handed.
Milford’s David Curley swung a free-kick into the box which Paul Shields nodded down to Christy McCafferty who rifled to the net from all of 20 yards and they doubled their lead on 35 minutes when Mark Flood cracked home a 25-yard free kick. On 67 minutes Castlefin pulled a goal back when Emmett White rose highest in the box, but Peter Doherty made it three with eight minutes left. Castlefin weren’t finished yet and Emmett White scored again on 87 minutes when he rounded David Curley and struck home.
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Rathmullan Celtic 7
D Edwards, D Patton (3), E Sheridan, P Sheridan, D Creevy
Arranmore United 0
Rathmullan Celtic emphasised their credentials when they hammered an Arranmore United side that followed them in getting promoted last season.
David Edwards opened the scoring after just 15 seconds as the young starlet scored with pinache inside the area. Eamonn Sheridan scored a classic finish and and further goals from Patton and a Paddy Sheridan strike left a healthy four-goal half-time advantage in favour of the Seasiders. Deane Creavy scored from close range on 60 minutes to cap a fine performance and Patton recorded his hat-trick with a beautifully weighted lob header over Bonner on 75 minutes.
Curragh Athletic 4
Renato (16), P Cullen (24), S Barclay (38, 79)
Convoy Arsenal 2
G Doherty (4), M Mailey (pen 74)
Curragh collected all three points from this game against near neighbours Convoy Arsenal.
It was the away side that started the brighter and they took the lead after only four minutes when Gary Doherty headed home a Cronin Kerrigan cross. But Curragh levelled when Shane Barclay set up Renato to drill home from just outside the 18-yard box and took the lead on when Paddy Cullen was tucked home. After Ryan Carlin missed a spot kick for Convoy, it was then to get worse for the away side as Shane Barclay got his first of the day. A Mark Mailey penalty on 74 reduced the lead. But the Curragh team stood firm and after Barclay rounded off the scoring.
Gweedore United 0
Cappry Rovers 5
B McLaughlin (14, 69, 86), J Scanlon (75), S Elliott (82)
A Brendan McLaughlin hat-trick helped his Cappry Rovers side to a comfortable away win at Carrickboyle.
The visitors got their first after 14 minutes when McLaughlin rounded three defenders and drove home to make it 1-0. In the second half Cappry went all out playing good football and got their second on 69 minutes McLaughlin broke the off side trap to tap home. The visitors got their third when Joe Scanlon hit well from outside the box. Substitute Shane Elliott made it 4-0 and McLaughlin finished off well with four minutes left.
St Catherine’s 5
P Murrin (15), S O’Rourke (44, 73) , C Smith (pen 56, 80)
Raphoe Town 2
St Catherine’s continued their excellent calendar year when they beat Raphoe Town on home turf on Sunday.
The Saints, who’ve not lost in 2011, took the lead when Paul Murrin scored from the edge of the box. Raphoe levelled on the stroke of half-time but the hosts replied instantly through Shane O’ Rourke. Raphoe started well in the 2nd half but the Saints were given a penalty in the 56th minute for a foul in the box and Charles Smith stepped up and cooly converted the spot kick to make it 3-1 to the Saints. Raphoe then got another goal back when they cut inside and shot from the edge of the box to make the score 3-2. Raphoe pushed hard to try and get the equaliser but could not find it then in the 73rd minute the Saints were given a free and Shane O’ Rourke took it and scored from about 20 yards out to make the score 4-2. In the final minute of the game the Saints were awarded there second penalty of the game after Conor O’Rourke was fouled in the box, and up stepped Smith and he made no mistake.
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Bonagee United 2
M Doherty (10, 72)
C Browne (56)
Bonagee United claimed the points from their home fixture against Drumbar on Sunday when Michael Doherty bagged two.
The hosts took the lead on eight minutes after good play down the right by Seamus McGinty to find Darren Coyle who put in a perfect cross and Doherty made no mistake from 10 yards. Drumbar started the second half much sharper and a cross from the left by Danny Myles found Cormac Browne and he hammered home from eight yards out. Both teams had chances to take the lead but both keepers were in top form on the day. Bonagee got the winner on seventy two minutes when Doherty got his second of the game when he hammered home a 30-yard free-kick to the roof on the net.
Glenree United 2
Cranford United 2
D McBride, S Buchanan (pen)
Derby day in Carrigart saw Cranford and Glenree United shared the spoils.
The scoring got underway in the second half as Cranford’s Danny McBride scored from outside the 18-yard box beat John Rodgers in the home nets. Glenree got level and then Andy Coyle scored a delightful free-kick to make it two goals to one in the home side’s favour. The game wore to a close with Glenree on top but the referee spotted an infringement on a Cranford player in the box with 30 seconds to go and awarded Cranford a second penalty which Shane Buchanan converted.
Keadue Rovers 2
S Bonner (pen 44), C Gallagher (80)
Kerrykeel 71 1
T McBride (37)
Keadue continued their recent good run with a deserved home win over Kerrykeel at Central Park.
Tony McBride finished well for Kerrykeel from close range after a good cross from the right, the goal coming against the run of play. Keadue were awarded a penalty which was converted by Sean Bonner to make it 1-1 at half-time. A fine ball over the top from Doalty Boyle was taken down by Corey Gallagher and he rifled to the roof of the net for 2-1 with 10 left.
Letterbarrow Celtic 1
O Greene (pen 75)
Ballybofey United 2
D Redmond (40), N Quinn (60)
Ballybofey came out on top in this hard fought encounter played in tough conditions at Tymeen.
The deadlock was broken after 40 minutes when Ballybofey’s Darragh Redmond broke into the left side of the penalty area and curled the ball into the far top corner. The away team went two up when Noel Quinn slotted home after 60 minutes after breaking the offside trap. Letterbarrow battled hard and were rewarded on 75 minutes when Owen Greene scored from the penalty spot after Shaun Gallagher was up-ended.