Lagan can clinch title on Sunday

Lagan can clinch title on Sunday

Following all the drama and excitement of last Sunday’s closing weekend in the CT Ball Division of the Donegal League, the focus this weekend turns to the closing series of games in the Temple Domestic Appliances Division One.

There are three teams still in contention for league honours as we enter the final weekend.

Lagan Harps are just a point clear at the top on 38 points, with Convoy Arsenal and Donegal Town following close behind on 37 points..

This Sunday, Lagan Harps will be crowned champions if they win away to Kerrykeel. Anything less than a win will open the way for Donegal Town (at home to Lifford Celtic) or Convoy Arsenal (away to Bonagee United) to take advantage.

Lagan Harps manager, Keith Hegarty, knows his team face a difficult test in Kerrykeel on Sunday, but he’s confident his team can deliver the right result.

“It’s our league to lose,” he declared.

‘’We have been playing outstanding as a team. Our striker Mark Hunter is in powerful form and he’s top goalscorer in the league.

“Our youth players have also been a massive help with players like Daniel Clarke, Philip Doran and Oran Hilley all having magnificent seasons.”

Hegarty added: “We would be quite confident going to Kerrykeel. We have a very impressive away record this season.’’

Despite their good form on the road, Lagan could only manage a 0-0 draw last Sunday at Keadue Rovers and that means it’s all to play for going into this Sunday’s final run of games.

And given what happened last weekend in the CT Ball Division when third-placed Erne Wanderers caused a major surprise by clinching the title on the last day of the season, Lagan won’t be taking anything for granted in Kerrykeel on Sunday.

Premier Division

Sunday's another important day in the Brian McCormick Premier Division. Last night, leaders Drumoghill FC were due to play Kildrum in a backlog game.

They are in action again on Sunday away to Kilmacrennan Celtic.

Milford United, Castlefin Celtic and Glenea United are all following close behind Drumoghill.

Castlefin are home to Glenea United on Sunday in what’s a crucial game for both sides. Milford host Kildrum Tigers and really need to make home advantage count.

Elsewhere, St Catherine’s entertain Rathmullan Celtic at Emerald Park.

On Saturday, in the Glencar Inn Reserve Division Cappry Rovers take on Glenree in the final league game of the season.