Busy weekend of cup action

Drumoghill win again as Milford and Castlefin win cup semi-finals

Busy weekend of cup action

Milford United and Castlefin Celtic will contest this year's Brian McCormick Cup Final following their respective semi-final wins at the weekend.

Meanwhile in the Premier Division, Drumoghill FC picked up another win as they maintain their push for league honours.

There was action too on Saturday with two cup finals in the Saturday League.

Brian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-Final

Milford United 4

St. Catherines 1

What transpired in the second half of this match could not have been predicted going on the play in the opening period. For the first 45 minutes the sole talking point was Gary Merritt’s chance which the normally lethal striker uncharacteristically missed.

That was soon forgotten however as Paddy Peoples gave Milford the lead ten minutes after the restart when he scored after Joey Cullen had headed on a corner kick into the St. Catherines’ penalty area. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Adam Serrinha headed home at the back post. Joey Cullen then played a one two with PJ Hagan and the former calmly slotted past the St. Catherines’ netminder to make it three nil. Darren Mc Laughlin then added a fourth as Milford United completly out-fired St. Catherines who got a consolation goal near the end through Barry Rose.

Castlefin Celtic 3

Glenea United 2

Castlefin Celtic won the first half of this match and went in at half time with a valuable two goal lead thanks to goals from Damien Mc Annaney and JP Malley.

Glenea United dominated the second half and with only minutes remaining they had cancelled out the deficit as goals from Lee O’ Brien and Dean Mc Carry put the sides level.

Diamond Park was alive with Cup Match fever as extra time looked inevitable. But just as match referee Paddy Martin was checking his watches up popped JP Malley to grab his second goal of the game and send his side through to the Final .

Brian Mc Cormick Premier Division

Kildrum Tigers 0

Gweedore Celtic 0

Played in near perfect conditions at Station Road both teams battled out to share the spoils.

Gweedore started brighter and put Kildrum under a bit of pressure early on

Kildrum went close after 68 minutes when Crossan pulled back to Cole who rattled the crossbar from close range.

Kildrum had another chance when Lynch slipped in Brown who saw his shot saved by Mc Kelvey and Colhoun’s follow up was saved on the line by a defender.

Kildrum thought they won it in injury time but a great effort by McKinney was saved again.

Cappry Rovers 1

Drumoghill F.C. 3

The visitors took a fifth minute lead following a corner, Ray Quinn scored from close range. Cappry created a few chances but the visitors' defence held firm.

Drumoghill increased their lead in the 35th minute when the Cappry defence failed to clear their lines and Pajo Lafferty nipped in to score. Cappry’s Luke O’ Farrell had a free kick which went just over the bar.

Drumoghill scored their third goal in the 42nd minute when Pajo Lafferty won the ball to score with a low shot to the bottom corner of the net.

Cappry got a goal back in the seventy second minute when Conor Mc Bride scored following a corner.

A team Performance from Cappry. Gerald Mc Granaghan and Phillip White were best for Drumoghill.

Referee: Ed. Moore.

The Saturday League Cup Final

Drumkeen United 2

Glencar Celtic 1

Drumkeen United won this new competition which is for Saturday League Teams only. They defeated Glencar Celtic who will now turn their attention to the Voodoo Venue Cup Final which takes place on Saturday 7th May, the climax of the Saturday League season.

Saturday League Shield Final

Drumbar F.C. 1

Mulroy Celtic 2

Mulroy Celtic won this Shield Final which was played at Orchard Park, Convoy. They defeated Drumbar F.C. in the decider by two goals to one.