Cup fever takes a hold in Donegal League

Action in FAI Junior Cup and Ulster Junior Cup

Cup fever takes a hold in Donegal League

A number of Donegal League sides will put league matters on hold this weekend and will instead, aim to keep their interest going in different cup competitions.

Drumoghill FC and Kildrum Tigers are the last two league representatives left in the FAI Junior Cup and both have away ties in the 5th round on Saturday.

Drumoghill head to Cork to play Grattan United while Kildrum Tigers, fresh from their amazing 4th round comeback win against Erne Wanderers last Sunday, are away to Limerick’s Abbeyfeale United.

Both Donegal sides can approach their respective games with a fair degree of confidence. Drumoghill, reigning Premier Division champions, have enjoyed steady form this season while Kildrum’s recent good run of results has helped them go joint top in the division.

Ulster Junior Cup

There’s Ulster Junior Cup action too with this competition down to the last 16. Four teams from the Donegal League have games on Sunday. Perhaps the big game is at Castle Park where Buncrana Hearts host Kilmacrennan Celtic. There should be a good crowd too at Emerald Park to see St. Catherine’s against Clones town.

In the other games, Cranford United are away to Aileach while Gweedore Celtic, going well in Division One, host Monaghan Town.

Donegal’s Saturday League clubs are also on cup duty with matches in the Ulster Junior Shield competition. Among the big games is the local derby in Letterkenny where Orchard FC meet Glencar Celtic.

In the Brian McCormick Premier Division, there are only two games on Sunday. Glenea United will go top if they beat Convoy Arsenal and in the other game, Castlefinn Celtic host Lagan Harps.

In Division One, the leaders Donegal Town have no game on Sunday. Cappry Rovers, in second spot, will be top on Sunday evening if they can win away to Erne Wanderers.

Gweedore United meet Raphoe Town and Deele Harps are at home to Keadue Rovers.

In Division Two, there’s a chance for Lifford Celtic to join leaders Ballybofey Utd. at the top of the table. The border club are away to Eany Celtic where they will be hoping for an eighth win in eight games.