THE U-16 Champions League got underway at the weekend and two of the scheduled four games beat the weather.
Group A saw no action with Cappry Rovers v Keadue Rovers and Swilly Rovers v St Catherine’s both postponed. Group B on the other hand had a full compliment of games played and judging by these first two matches it is going to be a competitive competition this season.
There was action in the East Division and the South Division at the weekend. Next weekend there will be no Champions League games as the National Cup takes precedence.
Donegal Schoolboys U-16 Champions League
Gweedore United 2
N Friel (36, 72)
Raphoe Town 2
O Quinn (22), A Quinn (48)
Gweedore United and Raphoe Town shared the spoils at Carrickboyle on Friday night.
Raphoe capitalised when a defensive error fell to Oliver Quinn, who chipped Michael Carroll from close range to give the visitors the lead. Niall Friel got the hosts’ equaliser when he chested down a good pass from Sean O’Domhnaill and volleyed past Mulrainey.
Adam Quinn put the visitors in front once again when he hit an excellent shot from 18 yards into the top corner after the break but United got a well deserved equaliser in the 72nd minute when Niall Friel shot past Mulrainey from 20 yards. Michael Quinn and Ryan Mulrainey played well for Raphoe with a good team effort from United.
Erne Wanderers 0
Letterkenny Rovers 4
C Flanagan, P Diver, D Gorman, K Boatchi
Letterkenny Rovers got off to a great start with a 4-0 win over Erne Wanderers.
Chris Flanagan, Paddy Diver, Dale Gorman and Kennedy Boatchi all found their scoring boots as they look forward to the next match in this Countywide competition.