Six appeal as Castlefin Celtic hammer Drumoghill in Donegal League

There were plenty of goals scored at the weekend in the Donegal League and Castlefin Celtic were pivotal to that with six against fellow promoted side Drumoghill on Sunday.

There were plenty of goals scored at the weekend in the Donegal League and Castlefin Celtic were pivotal to that with six against fellow promoted side Drumoghill on Sunday.

Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division

Castelfin Celtic............................................6

M O’Rourke (10, 81), R Tourish (44, 70) , M Lafferty (54), B Tourish (88)

Drumoghill...................................................0

Castlefin Celtic had far too much for Drumoghill and ran in an easy six-goal victory.

Matthew O’Rourke opened the scoring before Ronan Tourish beat the offside trap and chipped the outcoming keeper from outside the box. Castlefin’s third on the 54th minute was the result of Mark Lafferty’s goal and Ronan Tourish added his second following a goalmouth scramble. Lafferty added his second when he latched onto a poor clearance and shot through a packed penalty area.

Eany Celtic...................................................2

Shovlin (32, 60)

Glenea United.............................................1

S Coll (44)

Eany Celtic’s Martin Shovlin struck twice to get his side the three points in their home fixture against Glenea Celtic on Sunday.

Shovlin opened Eany’s account on 32 minutes and Glenea got their goal when Shane Coll scored. Eany started the better in the second half and could have extended their lead when Barry Rose hit the crossbar. On the hour Eany got the lead they deserved with Shovlin getting his second when Naul Mullen played him through.

Milford United.............................................8

P Doherty (1, 10), P Peoples (14), C McGinley (20) and D McLaughlin (25), M Flood (50), Joey Cullen (62) Conor Meaken (85)

Dunkineely Celtic........................................0

Milford had a decisive 8-0 win over Dunkineely Celtic in the League game at Moyle View Park on Sunday. Dunkineely travelled with the bare minimum of 11 players and struggled. Milford went a goal up after one minute when manager Peter Doherty scored and he netted his second shortly afterwards. Further scores from Paddy Peoples, Ciaran McGinley and Darren McLaughlin put Milford five up after 25 minutes. Milford continued to dominate the second half and further goals from Mark Flood, Joey Cullen and Conor Meaken ensured victory for the home side.

Milford Inn Division One

St Catherine’s..............................................4

S O’Rourke (16, 65), J Noctor (57 pen), S Molloy (69)

Arranmore United......................................1

M McHugh (18)

St Catherine’s have been scoring goals for fun all season and got all the points against Arranmore thanks to another four-goal haul.

The Saints took the lead from a Stephen Leslie cross and there was Shane O’Rourke to score before Arranmore levelled two minutes later when Michael McHugh scored. St Catherine’s wnet back in front from the spot when Jason Noctor made no mistake and then went 3-1 up when Shane Molloy scored from close range. O’ Rourke rounded off the scoring.

Donegal Town..............................................1

S Boyle (2)

Curragh Athletic.........................................1

J Sweeney (60)

Curragh Athletic came back from the concession of a second minute goal to grab a point against Donegal Town.

Good work from Stephen Curneen in the middle allowed him to slip Sean Boyle through and finish excellently to the corner of the net with a low drive. There were few clear cut chances for the rest of the half and it was Curragh who got back into the game 15 minutes into the second half. Confusion in the Donegal defence allowed Jason Sweeney to nip in and poke the ball past the keeper from close range.

Dunlewey Celtic..........................................2

D Cannon (21), P Cannon (40)

Cappry Rovers.............................................3

P McNulty (15, 3, 86)

Cappry Rovers came out on top in an exciting game against Dunlewey Celtic on Sunday thanks to Paddy McNulty’s hat-trick.

Cappry opened the scoring when a cross from the left wing was headed in by McNulty on 15 minutes. Dunlewey equalised after 21 minutes when Daniel Cannon scored. The game took another twist when McNulty was first to react in the box. Dunlewey were level when a cross come shot by Patrick Cannon ended up in the corner of the net. Cappry got the winner when Paddy McNulty finished his hat-trick after he headed the ball in after a cross from the right wing.

Rathmullan Celtic..........................................5

E Sheridan (2), D Patton (10, 30, 81), S McGregor (20)

Gweedore United............................................2

S McMahon (55), R McFadden (84)

Darragh Patton scored a hat-trick as Rathmullan Celtic posted a 5-2 won over Gweedore United at Flagpole Park.

Celtic got off to a flyer when Eamonn Sheridan fizzed a 20-yard drive into the top corner and Patton made it two on 10 minutes. Sean McGregor then made it three before another Patton goal. Sean P McMahon pulled one back for Gweedore on 55 minutes and with 10 minutes remaining Patton secured his third. Ryan McFadden netted a late consolation.

CT Ball Division Two

Copany Rovers..................................................5

D Graham (1, 12), T Given (44), R Kerrigan (58, 88)

Keadue Rovers..................................................3

P Bonner (65), A Hanlon (76), H Boyle (85)

This encounter had no shortage of goals, lots of attacking play, clear chances and high drama that left for an entertaining spectacle at Killowen Park. Copany got off to a dream start, when a David Graham free kick slid under the wall and doubled their advantage, when Graham played a one-two with Aaron Scott on halfway, before scoring. Right on the break, a Daryl Duncan free-kick was met by the head of Thomas Given, who nodded into the corner of the net. Ryan Kerrigan made no mistake from eight yards for four. Paddy Bonner pulled one back before Adrian Hanlon curled a free kick into the corner of the net. And when Hugh Boyle capitalised on a defensive error to prod the ball past the keeper it was game on. With Keadue pushing for what would have been a remarkable comeback, they were hit on the sucker punch when Kerrigan made it safe for Copany.

Cranford United...............................................2

J McFadden (50), M McBride (75)

Bonagee United................................................0

Cranford United came out on top in this top of the table clash against Bonagee United on Sunday

In the second half Cranford pushed out and after a great run from Marty McBride he crossed in for James McFadden to score from six yards. Cranford went two up after a lay off from Shane Buchanan to Matty McBride who scored from 20 yards Bonagee pushed hard for a goal but good defending from Cranford held them out.

Drumbar United..............................................1

G Spencer (75)

Glenree United.................................................1

D Coyle (82 pen)

There was nothing to separate Drumbar United and Glenree United in their league meeting on Sunday.

It took 75 minutes to pass before the opening goal Gary Spencer raced on to a through ball had his first shot save but raced in and headed the rebound home. The game got really scrappy and the home- side seemed to tire. Glenree got a penalty from a corner after pushing in the box and Damien Coyle slotted home the spot kick.

Ballybofey United...........................................3

D Crossan (20, 28, 41)

Kerrykeel 71.....................................................2

S Callaghan (70), Colm McConigley (82)

Darragh Crossan scored a first half hat-trick as his Ballybofey side got the better of Kerrykeel Club 71 at the Finn Valley Centre’s pitch in Stranorlar.

Kerrykeel 71 came to the Twin Towns, hopeful of gaining something to add to their season points tally, buoyant after defeating Copany Rovers last weekend at Rab’s Park. Darragh Crossan had other ideas and in an all out effort to impress his new club he rattled the back of the Kerrykeel net on three occasions. What really should have been a game over scenario turned into a holding on session as Kerrykeel to their credit never gave up and after pulling one goal back through Sean Callaghan they were awarded a penalty kick which Colm Mc Conigley duly dispatched to the home net setting up a nervous last few minutes for the Finnsiders, who almost paid the price for not taking their chances earlier in the game.

Willie Duffy Saturday Division One

Gweedore United Reserves.............................0

Erne Wanderers...............................................2

M Dolan (75), J Kerraghan (80)

Erne Wanderers posted a good away win against Gweedore United at Carrickboyle courtesy of two goals in the final quarter of an hour.

United had a number of half chances with Hugh Martin Curran hitting the crossbar on the 44th minute. The second half continued to see a fit Ballyshannon side control possession and they got their deserved lead in the 75th minute when Mickey Dolan’s shot was deflected past Houston in the United net to make it 1-0. This goal was followed by a second five minutes later when Johnny Kerraghan hit a good shot into the top corner. 

 

Castlefin Celtic Reserves.................................1

D Doherty (65)

Glencar Celtic ....................................................2

M Higgins (15), M Molloy (25)

Glencar Celtic continued their good form with a 2-1 win over Castlefin Celtic’s second string.

After a nervous start from both teams Glencar took control of this game midway through the first half with Martin Higgins breaking the deadlock on the 15th minute, firing home from a cross from Paddy Rafferty. Darren Bogan and Damien G Doherty came close to equalising for Castlefin before Marty Molloy put Glencar two up. Castlefin pulled one back when free-kick was steered around the wall and into the top corner by Damien G Doherty.

Milford United Reserves ...............................2

C Blaney (67), C Meakin (90)

Dunfanaghy Town ............................................1

Milford United took their first points of the season in a hard fought encounter with Dunfanaghy Town. Dunfanaghy opened the scoring with a looping shot from the edge of the box. Milford got their reward with the best move of the game with some great one touch football ending up with Ciaran Blaney shooting low to the corner of the net. Dunfanaghy piled on the pressure and secured a penalty which they were unable to convert. Milford got their winner when Dunfanaghy stopped waiting on a referee’s whistle and Connor Meckin headed in from close range. After a good game of football the game finished with the home side gaining the three points.

Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two

Fintown Harps AFC..........................................4

S McMillan (20, 85), A Thompson (44, 70)

Donegal Town FC Reserves.............................2

D Bustard (50, 78)

Fintown Harps and Donegal Town reserves served up interesting fare Pairc Acla in Fintown from the word go. Shane McMillan and Aaron Thomspn made it 2-0 to Harps at the break but David Bustard pulled on back following a mix-up at the back. In the 25th minute Gary Mc Hugh sent in a dangerous cross to the Donegal box to find Aaron Thompson and he slotted it into the Donegal goal. He was to grab another but only either side of McMillan and Thompson getting their second.

Cranford United Reseves.................................0

Ramelton Mariners...........................................3

D Buchanan (52), D Coyle (70), P Durning (83)

Three second half goals for Ramelton Marners enabled them to take all three points from the clash against neighbours Cranford United.

Ramelton took the lead with a fine finish from Damien Buchanan from the edge of the box. Then as Cranford tried to push for an equaliser they were caught on the break Damien Coyle scoring on the 70th minute for Mariners. With only a few minutes to go Mariners got a third through Patrick Durning.

Mulroy Celtic.......................................................3

P Martin, Mailey, Griffin

Deele Harps.........................................................1

Mulroy Celtic got their season back on track with an impressive 3-1 victory over the much fancied Deele side.

Mulroy were fired up from the first whistle and they dominated the first half and took a deserved lead when Malley finished with a cheeky chip after a quick through ball from Paul Martin. Malley should have doubled the lead seconds later but was thwarted by a fine save. From the resulting goal-kick Deele got an equaliser. Many might have expected a Mulroy collapse in the second half however they remained disciplined and focused and got two quick goals with Malley and Griffin getting on the score-sheet.

Tullyvinney Rovers.............................................3

R Laird (50, 70), G Tinney (58)

Glenree United....................................................0

A scoreless first half Tullyvinney Rovers bagged three second half goals to see off Glenree United.

Tullyvinney eventually broke the deadlock when Reece Laird cleverly placed the ball into the corner of the net after fine approach work by Sam Hegarty and Christy Burns. Garvan Tinney registered his first goal in theDonegal League when he rifled home a fierce shot from 20 yards. Substitute Stephen Craig, making his debut for Tullyvinney combined well with Conor Colhoun, to set up Laird to register Tullyvinney’s third goal.