Glenea United were the toast of the Donegal League at their annual award night at Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday.
The side managed by Tom Coll won the Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division of the Donegal League for the first time in eight years after a penalty shoot-out win over Gweedore Celtic earlier this month.
This afternoon, Glenea will bid to become the first Donegal League side ever to win the Knockalla Caravans Cup when they face Bonagee United at Leckview Park
In another interesting season on the local soccer front, there were league titles for Rathmullan Celtic in the Milford Inn Division One, Keadue Rovers in the CT Ball Division Two, Gweedore Celtic in the Saturday Division One and Fintown Harps in Division Two.
The Brian McCormick Sports Cup was won by Gweedore Celtic, while the Saturday equivalent, the Downtown Cup, was taken home by Kilmacrennan Celtic. There was also a mention of congratulations to Milford United, who won the Ulster Cup
Brian McCormick Sports Premier Division
Winners: Glenea United. Runners-up: Gweedore Celtic. Player of the year: Emmet White, Castlefin Celtic. Top goalscorer: Tómas Diver, Gweedore Celtic, 20.
Milford Inn Division One
Winners: Rathmullan Celtic. Runners-up St Catherine’s. Player of the year: Frank McGee, Gweedore United. Top goalscorer: Dara Patton, Rathmullan Celtic, 20
CT Ball Division Two
Winners: Keadue Rovers. Runners-up Cranford United. Player of the year: Ciaran McElwaine, Whitestand United. Top goalscorer: Shane Buchanann, Cranford, 16
Willie Duffy Saturday Division One
Winners: Gweedore Celtic. Runners-up Erne Wanderers. Player of the year: Kevin McMenamin, Kilmacrennan Celtic. Top goalscorer: Eamon Cleary, Erne Wanderers, 15.
Glencar Inn Division Two
Winners: Fintown Harps. Runners-up Mulroy Celtic. Player of the year: JP Malley, Mulroy Celtic. Top goalscorer: JP Malley, Mulroy Celtic, 32.
Brian McCormick Sports Cup
Winners: Gweedore Celtic. Runners-up: Donegal Town. Other area
winners: Lagan Harps, Castlefin Celtic
Winners: Kilmacrennan Celtic. Runners-up Glencar Celtic
Fair play Benny Daly Memorial award: Arranmore United
Managers of the season: Dessie McLaughlin and Mark Curran, Rathmullan Celtic
Lifetime achievement award: Charlie Doherty, Gweedore Celtic; Seamus McGarvey, Donegal Town; Gerry Rodgers, Dunkineely Celtic; Robbie White, Lifford; John Foy, Ballybofey United.