Top against bottom in Donegal League Premier Division

Top against bottom in Donegal League Premier Division

It’s top against bottom this weekend in the Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division as league leaders Rathmullan Celtic travel to play surprise early-season strugglers, Milford United.

It’s a reduced programme of games in all three of the Sunday divisions, and the action comes after last weekend’s disappointing defeat for the Donegal League’s Oscar Traynor Cup team against Cavan/Monaghan.

Many of the players who featured in that game, return to action with their clubs this Sunday.

There are games too in the FAI Junior Cup with four Donegal League sides in action.

Castlefinn Celtic take on Drumoghill FC in a mouth-watering fixture on Sunday.

Castlefinn have a great cup pedigree and with home advantage can certainly fancy their chances against Michael Lynch's side.

Keadue Rovers have an away match against Greencastle while Glenea United are away to cup specialists Glengad United.

The winners of this weekend's round of games get through to the national stages.

League action

The game at Moyle View Park between Milford and Rathmullan is undoubtedly the pick of the day.

Milford, without a win in their opening five games, face a Rathmullan team who started out with three wins from three, only to lose their last two games in the league against St. Catherine’s and Castlefinn Celtic.

St. Catherine’s are also in action this weekend - they travel to play Lagan Harps in Manorcunningham.

Again, this is another important game for the Killybegs club who would also have been hoping for a better start to their league campaign (four points from four games played).

However, in beating Rathmullan last month, they showed they have ability to mix it with the best teams in this division, and will fancy themselves to pick up another win this weekend.

The other game in the top division sees Kilmacrennan Celtic at home to the draw specialists, Convoy Arsenal, who have drawn four of their five games up until now.

In Division One, the leaders, Donegal Town, and second placed Erne Wanderers, both have a free weekend. Cappry Rovers, in third, are away to Gweedore Celtic while Glenree United are at home to Bonagee United.

Ballybofey United, with five wins from five, can return to the top of the CT Ball Division, with victory at home to neighbours Drumkeen United on Sunday.

In the other games, Cranford United host Kerrykeel and Lifford Celtic are at home to Whitestrand United.

Saturday League

In the Glencar Inn Saturday Division, there’ll be plenty of interest in the meeting of title chasers Glencar Celtic and top of the table Orchard FC.

It’s the second meeting of the two teams this season - Glencar won 2-1 back in September.

There’s a local derby in Dungloe on Saturday as well with Strand Rovers at home to Arranmore United. In the other game, Fintown Harps host Drumbar.

In the Reserve Division, there are four games on Saturday. The leaders Glenea United away to Cappry Rovers and Castlefinn Celtic are at Glenree United.