Milford United hope to finish a hectic season with a trophy as they face Clonmany Shamrocks in the Ulster Cup final on Sunday at Buncrana’s McGinn Park (kick-off 4pm).
Work commitments meant Peter Doherty missed last Sunday’s final league game at Moyle View Park against Gweedore Celtic, but would have been warmed by the reports that his side were more than a match for the league champions. Milford, thanks to two Ciaran McGinley goals, came within a whisker of being only the second side this season - after Glenea United in February - to inflict a league defeat on the team managed by Hughie Rua Gallagher.
Now Milford’s attention switches to Sunday’s final. After Moville Celtic’s successive wins in the competition and Monaghan Town’s success his side are in with a shout of salvaging the trophy back to the Donegal League. Central defender Paddy Peoples has an ankle knock and is the main concern.
“We’ll give him every chance and probably not make a call on him until kick-off on Sunday,” Doherty said of Peoples. “If it was any other player we’d probably right them off. He’s been doing plenty of physio and specialised training to try and help him with his injury.”
Milford have enjoyed a fine campaign, finishing in third place in the Donegal League Premier Division and making the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup.
“We know Clonmany will be taking a massive support with them as it’s on their doorstep, but the people of Milford have really bought in to our team this year and we’re confident we’ll have just as many as them, if not more,” Doherty added.
Meanwhile, in the Donegal League, Castlefin Celtic will fight for their Premier Division lives when they take on Cappry Rovers in the promotion-relegation play-off in Ballyare on Sunday.
Willie Duffy Saturday Division One
Kilmacrennan Celtic v Gweedore Celtic
Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two
Glenea United v Fintown Harps
Donegal Town v Mulroy Celtic
Downtown United v Deele Harps
Premier Division / Division One Promotion / Relegation Play-Off
Cappry Rovers v Castlefin Celtic (1pm)
Brian McCormick Cup final
Donegal Town v Gweedore Celtic (5pm)
Ulster Cup final
Milford United v Clonmany Shamrocks (4pm)