Good day for Donegal League sides in Ulster Junior Cup

Wins for Glenea United and Castlefinn in Premier Division

Good day for Donegal League sides in Ulster Junior Cup

Three sides from the Donegal League are into the last eight of the Ulster Junior Cup following the weekend's action.

Gweedore Celtic, Kilmacrennan Celtic and St. Catherine's all came through their last-16 ties in impressive fashion.

Kilmacrennan won 3-1 at Buncrana Hearts; Gweedore beat Monaghan Town 3-1, and St. Catherine's were too strong for Clones Town, winning 4-0.

Meanwhile in the league on Sunday,

Ulster Junior Cup

Gweedore Celtic 3

Monaghan Town 1

Monaghan had the opening goal of the first half on 32minutes and unfortunately it was a Gweedore Celtic man that found the back of the net for them.

Gweedore Celtic started the better team in the second half with a goal on 56minutes scored by Jamie Boyle from a free kick.

On 60 minutes Gweedore made it 2 - 1 when a cross by Kevin Friel was headed on by Tomas Diver and scored by Eamon McGee.

Gweedore wrapped up the game in the 85th minute when a long kick out by Chris Sweeney found Odhran Mac Niallais who took on both defenders to bury the ball in the bottom corner.

Referee: Joe McHugh.

St. Catherine's 4

Clones Town 0

St. Catherine's started the brighter of the two sides passing the ball crisply through the Clones defence and their pressure paid off when debutant 16 years old Ryan Cunningham crossed superbly for Daniel Breslin to nod home on 6 minutes.

Cunningham continued to haunt the Clones defence and David Conwell latched on to another of his crosses on 16 minutes to make it 2-0.

Breslin again rose highest to meet a superb corner ball and it was 3-0 at the break. Clones applied more pressure in the second half but another assist from man of the match Ryan Cunningham provided an easy finish for Daniel Breslin to complete his hat-trick.

Odhran McGuinness, another 16 year old making his home debut, impressed along with Evan Broderick in defence.

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Glenea United 3

Convoy Arsenal 2

Glenea got back to winning ways at home with a hard-earned victory over Convoy.

It was the proverbial game of two halves with the home side starting well and had a chance to take the lead on 10 minutes but Ryan Mc Fadden saw his penalty saved.

Glenea took the lead on 19 minutes when a Ciaran Mc Fadden effort from the edge of the box hit the post and he slotted home the resultant rebound.

Glenea extended the lead on 25 minutes when Ciaran McFadden’s through ball released Ryan Mc Fadden and found the corner of the net.

Glenea got a third goal on 40 minutes when Ciaran Mc Fadden reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box and scored from close range.

Convoy pulled a goal back on 55 minutes when Johnny Robb pounced on a loose ball and scored from close range.

Convoy continued to press and pulled another goal back through Johnny Robb on 70 minutes when he scored from the edge of the box.

Referee: Mick Langan

Castlefinn Celtic 6

Lagan Harps 2

Castlefinn romped to a vital three points after a convincing win over Lagan Harps on Sunday in Parkview.

JP Malley, Ronan Tourish, Corrie Lee Bogan and Matthew O'Rourke scored to put the home side 4-0 up and by half time it was six with Malley adding another two.

Lagan pulled two consolation goals back through Mark Hunter.

Referee: Patrick Martin.

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Gweedore United 1

Raphoe Town 1

This game played at Carrickboyle will leave the home side wondering how they didn't get all 3 points from this one. As early as the first minute Ciaran Mc Fadden’s shot was excellently saved by Roy Duffy in the Raphoe nets.

However, 5 minutes into the game Raphoe took the lead when Oliver Quinn finished well past Charles Doherty after good play by Jamie Gallagher.

United continued to play well and press however Duffy in the visitors' nets made great saves from Kevin Cassidy, Adi O’ Gara, Frank Mc Gee and Michael Barry.

In the 22nd minute young Mark McFadden made it 1-1 when he rounded one defender and shot into to bottom corner from 25 yards leaving Duffy with no chance.

Tom Mc Hugh at the back and Duffy in nets were excellent for Raphoe, with young players. Mark Mc Fadden, Ryan Kelly and Odhran Mc Fadden excelling for United on the day.

Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.

Erne Wanderers 1

Cappry Rovers 3

Erne Wanderers hosted fellow promotion rivals Cappry Rovers and the hosts were left to rue a poor first half showing when they trailed by two goals to nil.

Cappry were the better team in the opening half and deserved their lead. Wanderers started the second half on the front foot and scored through David Dolan inside two minutes when he followed up an Alan Russell shot to head home.

The homesters had Rovers penned in for spells in the second period but couldn't get the breakthrough to equalise. After David Dolan spurned a great chance to draw level Erne got hit with a sucker punch when Bradley scored after he got on the end of a monster throw in to slip home the third.

Referee: John Coyle.

Deele Harps 0

Keadue Rovers 0

The first half was an even contest with both sides playing some good football but chances were at a premium. The early stages of the second half was more of the same but as the half wore on Keadue were starting to dominate and the fact it was only Deele's second game in two months was starting to show.

Keadue had the better of the chances but Deele defended brilliantly and deserved the point.

Referee: Martin Mc Anenny.

CT Ball Division

There were only two games played in Division Two on Sunday. Drumkeen United and Copany Rovers drew 1-1 (see match special on page 28).

In the other game, Whitestrand United won 2-1 at Kerrykeel.

The Strand took the lead on 18 minutes when Shaun Martin scored from a Kevin Loughrey corner. Kerrykeel pushed hard for the equaliser and it came on thirty minutes when young Bernard Mc Gettigan finished brilliantly.

Kerrykeel had strong appeals for two penalties turned down.

The Whitestrand winner came on 72 minutes when Kevin Loughrey headed home a Johnny Sweeney cross.

Referee: Mickey Mulhern