Drumbar Football Club’s Shane Browne has been voted the Donegal Junior League’s Player of the Month for August 2013.
This monthly award, sponsored by Brian Mc Cormick Sports, is becoming one of the League’s most talked about features.
The award is given solely on the votes of the followers of the Donegal Junior League and voting is facilitated by Brian Mc Cormick Sports through their Facebook Page. See supporting picture.
Only five games are scheduled for the two divisions of the Saturday League this weekend. Erne Wanderers entertain Glencar Celtic in the Old Orchard Saturday Division One while also in the top tier Glenea United host Orchard F.C. The Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two has three matched down for decision.
Tullyvinney Rovers host Arranmore United in the normal early kick-off at the Crossroads (1 p.m.). There will also be an early start at Central Park where Keadue Rovers Reserves play Glenree United Reserves at 1 p.m. The third match takes place at Cranford Park where the local Reserve side host the ever improving Strand Rovers.
With sixteen Donegal League teams in Ulster Junior Cup action and a further two playing in the FAI Junior Cup it leaves only three League games scheduled. Castlefin Celtic entertain Eany Celtic in the Watson Hire Division One and the East Donegal side will be hoping to extend their run of good early season form.
In the CT Ball Division Two Raphoe Town play Letterbarrow Celtic at Deele College while in the same division Drumbar F.C. host Convoy Arsenal.
This weekend sees the start of this season’s Ulster Junior Cup. Donegal League clubs will be involved in eleven of the fixtures down for decision. Five of those are all Donegal League affairs and some interesting pairings have surfaced.
The two most high profile matches would arguably be the meetings of Lifford Celtic versus Kilmacrennan Celtic and Donegal Town versus Rathmullan Celtic. Cranford United versus Dunkineely Celtic, Gweedore Celtic versus Bonagee United and Ballybofey United versus Lagan Harps also have the potential to live up to Cup Football expectations.
These pairings ensure that the League will have at least five representatives in the next round. That said it is hoped that many more will progress from Sunday’s fixtures.
Another all Donegal League affair will be the meeting of Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. and Whitestrand United at Rab’s Park. The geographically close proximity of these two neighbouring clubs probably makes most matches between the sides feel like Cup Ties but Sunday will have that little extra hinging on it and an entertaining match is anticipated there.
Looking forward the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd will see a full compliment of League matches taking place on both Saturday and Sunday.
The following Wednesday night, November 6th, sees the League’s representative side in Oscar Traynor Trophy action when they host the Inishowen League.
More details of this fixture will be made available over the next week in the Donegal media. It promises to be an exciting match as the Donegal Junior League look to build on their opening day victory over the Roscommon League against the competition’s runners- up from last season.