Dunkineely Celtic continued on their merry way in the Brian McCormick Cup and their 3-1 win over Drumbar sees them the only 100% team.
Bonagee United 1
Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3
Kerrykeel then took the lead on nine minutes after a mix up in the Bonagee defence, the ball fell to Johnny Friel on the edge of the six yard box and his shot found the back of the net. Friel added a seconad on 50 minutes.
Bonagee pulled one back on eighty six minutes after a good through ball by Paddy Mc Laughlin found Marcus Oliver on the edge of the box and the striker hammered home to the roof of the net. Kerrykeel got their third on 90 minutes when Johnny Friel completed his hat trick with a shot from the edge of the box after good play by Mark Friel to put him through on goal. Referee: Ronan Floyd.
Mulroy Celtic 0
Rathmullan Celtic 5
Rathmullan proved their class even missing a few regulars. Dara Patton rolling back the years scoring four goals . Niall Doherty got the goal of the game and Owen Sheridan was denied from the penalty spot as Rathmllaun totally dominated.
Glencar Celtic 4
Ramelton Mariners 2
Glencar controlled large portions of possession right from the off and eventually broke the deadlock through a tap in from Michael Molloy after good work from Paddy Collins. Mark Graham added a second. The Mariners eventually breached the Glencar defence through Gavin Mackey giving them a lift going in at the break. Glencar doubled their lead from the spot with 20 minutes remaining with Pajo being fouled and he took the kick. Within 5 minutes of the restart Ramelton got a goal back, another penalty with Gavin Mackey slotting home. In the closing stages Mark Graham got his second to seal the issue.
Great team efforts from both sides. Best for Glencar: Garvan Grieve, Paddy Collins and Mark Graham. Best for Ramelton: Gavin Mackey.
Gweedore Celtic 1
Cranford United 1
Gweedore took the lead in the second half when John Walsh headed in Boyle’s cross. The home team sat back on this lead giving Cranford plenty of space to attack. The equaliser came on 70 minutes when the referee awarded a penalty for a foul in the area. Kyle Black converted the spot kick. Best for Gweedore: Damien O’Sullivan. A good team performance from Cranford. Referee: Ed Moore
Gweedore United 1
Glenea United 2
This game played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle was an entertaining encounter from start to finish with Ryan Mc Fadden’s finish in the 86th minute the only difference between the sides.
On the half hour mark Ryan Mc Fadden broke the deadlock for Glenea when he struck the ball nicely on the half volley from 12 yards into the top corner leaving Liam Mc Fadden in the home nets with no chance.
In the second half Gweedore were quickest of the blocks and got their reward in the 47th minute when they were awarded a penalty following a hand ball in the Glenea penalty area. Shane O’ Donnell made no mistake with the resulting spot kick to make it 1-1.
When it looked like it was going to be a share of the spoils Ryan Mc Fadden once again popped up with the winner in the 86th minute when his cross come shot dropped in at the back post to make it 2-1 securing the 3 points for Glenea.
Dennis Boyle, Paul Sweeney and Ryan Mc Fadden were excellent for Glenea with Paul Duggan and Declan Friel outstanding for Gweedore United on the night.
Referee: Mick Lagan.
Convoy Arsenal 0
Castlefin Celtic 4
Convoy started the better of the two teams but against the run of play Castlefin took the lead through a Ronan Tourish free kick in the 14th minute. Castlefin doubled their lead in the 25th minute after JP Malley rounded the keeper to score.
The gap was widened further in the 39th minute after JP Malley scored his second. The second half was a quiet affair with a few substitutions on each side but Castlefin sealed victory in the 70th minute when the ball was scrambled over the line from a corner.
Dunkineely Celtic 3
Drumbar F.C. 1
Three first half goals from Dunkineely Celtic killed this game as a contest before the half time whistle arrived. They are the only team who can boast of a 100% start to their Brian Mc Cormick Cup campaign.
An Alan Lyons free kick from 35 yards set them on their way after 20 minutes. Adrian Nesbitt doubled the advantage when he converted from close range during a goalmouth scramble. Dunkineely Celtic’s third goal came from the head of the evergreen Paul Mc Geoghan who rose highest to convert Andrew Mackey’s free kick on 44 minutes.
With 20 minutes remaining Drumbar were awarded a penalty. Centre half Shane Brown took the kick and despite John Mc Mullin getting a hand to the ball it nestled in the bottom corner of the net to give the visitors a much deserved consolation goal.
Best for Dunkineely: Andrew Mackey. Best for Drumbar: Shane Brown. Referee: Andrew Mullin
Fintown Harps 2
Eany Celtic 0
The second half saw great work from Ethan O’ Donnell and Christopher Mc Glynn down the left wing find Brian Delaney in the box. Delaney was then clearly taken down in the box and referee Mickey Mulhern blew for a penalty. Brian Delaney stepped up to take the kick but sadly hit the post and the ball went wide. Delaney made amends when he scored on the 65th minute, again after great work by Ethan O’ Donnell and Christopher Mc Glynn who were both playing well.
In the 80th minute Shane Mc Millian got his head to a rebounding ball and stuck it into the back of the net. Eany pushed hard to get a goal but they found it hard to get past the very solid pairing of Molloy and Breslin in the home defence. Best for Fintown: Ethan O’ Donnell and Eugene Molloy. Team effort from Eany Celtic.
Referee: Mickey Mulhern
Letterbarrow Celtic 0
Erne Wanderers 3
On ten minutes Michael Ward set up Stephen Curneen and the close season signing from Donegal Town opened the scoring. Ward himself got on the scoresheet to give the visitors a two nil half time advantage. Despite lacking in experience the Letterbarrow lads wanted for nothing in terms of effort and as the final score suggests they didn’t completely fold under the pressure.
Curneen completed the scoring mid-way through the second half when he was send clear by Dermot Slevin and the Man of the Match put the result beyond doubt. Best for Letterbarrow Celtic was Christopher Burke. Best for Erne Wanderers was Stephen Curneen.
Referee: John Mc Glanaghey.
Copany Rovers 2
St. Catherine’s 2
It was the home side who got the first with a thunder bolt free kick from 25 yards out from Dale Duncan. The second half started where the first left off and St Catherines equalised on 65minutes through a Brendan Maguire penalty. Five minutes later Maguire got his second with a tap in at the back post. Copany started to pile on the pressure trying to get back on level terms with Keith Clarke hitting the post.
In the 85th minute David Graham got on the end of a Mark Lyons free kick to grab a share of the spoils. It ended 2-2, a fair result and after an entertaining game of football . Good team performances from both sides.
Referee: Seamus Mc Grory
Deele Harps 1
Lifford Celtic 2
After 25 minutes Lifford opened the scoring when Marcus O’ Donnell headed home a free from inside the six yard box.
In the 75th minute, following a set piece, the ball broke loose to Damien Patton who slid it past Christopher Roulston despite strong appeals for offside. Deele rallied and pulled a goal back within two minutes when Shane Gallagher finished well after good work from Tom Mullan. Deele had Lifford penned into their own box in the latter stages but the break they needed didn’t come and Lifford hung on to win.
Two good team performances.