Plenty of weekend action in the Donegal League
Deele Harps' 6-4 derby win over neighbours Lifford Celtic was certainly the most eye-catching result in the Donegal League on Sunday and Shane Gallagher's team hope to build on that result this weekend.
Gallagher joked last week his side were scoring plenty and conceding just as many and that was certainly the case at Greenbrae. The win means Deele are currently in sixth place in the stangings, two places ahead of Sunday's opponents Dunkineely Celtic.
Willie Mackey's team were well beaten at An Screaban against a Gweedore Celtic side that probably took the brunt of their frustrations out on them. A week beforehand, Gweedore pounded table-toppers Kilmacrennan Celtic only to be undone with a clinically-taken last minute goal from Philip Buchanan.
Kilmacrennan, and indeed second-placed Gweedore or Lagan Harps, who are currently in third, are not in league action this weekend. Jason Gibson's side make their way to Freebooters from Kilkenny in the FAI Junior Cup.
Therefore the highest ranked team, Milford United, will be looking to make some inroads when they welcome Glenea to Moyle View Park.
The Premier Division's other fixture sees the two sides currently in the relegation places go head-to-head when Donegal Town and Gweedore United face one another.
Drumoghill FC got their New Year off on the right foot thanks to a 2-0 win over Drumbar and Ciaran O'Donnell's troops have another home fixture this weekend when Castlefin Celtic visit the Moss. Drumbar, for their part, have just a single win all season, and will be hoping to improve on that record against Cappry Rovers.
Also, two of the bottom three have an appointmenr as St Catherine's, who lost to Castleisland of Kerry on penalties in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday, travel to take on Joe McGee's Ballbofey United.
Raphoe Town's 2-0 home loss to Arranmore United in the CT Ball Division made it a three-horse race at the top with the islanders now part of the shake-up
Jerry Early's team are not in action this week, though, which means that leaders Rathmullan Celtic, who are in Letterbarrow, and Raphoe, the visitors to Copany Rovers, will tussle for the top two spots. Carnford United welcome Kerrykeel 71 and Keadue Rovers and Whitestrand United also meet.
In the Saturday Willie Duffy Division One, Gweedore United, Ramelton Mariners, Downtown United and Dunfanaghy Town have home games, while Tullyvinney Rovers, Mulroy Celtic, Milford United and Castlefin Celtic are the hosts in the Glencar Inn Division One.
Saturday 22nd January Willie Duffy Division One
Gweedore U. v Cranford
Ramelton v Kilmacrennan
Downtown v Gweedore C
Dunfanaghy v Glencar
Glencar Inn Division Two
Tullyvinney v Fintown
Mulroy v Donegal T Res
Milford U v Drumbar
Castlefin v Erne
Sunday 23rd January
FAI Junior Cup
v Lagan Harps
Brian McCormick Sports &
Leisure Premier League
Milford v Glenea Deele Harps v Dunkineely C
Donegal Town v Gweedore U Milford Inn Hotel Division One
Drumoghill v Castlefin
Drumbar v Cappry
Ballybofey v St Catherine's
Curragh Ath v Dunlewey
CT Ball Division Two
Copany R v Raphoe T.
Letterbarrow C v Rathmullan C
Cranford v Kerrykeel 71.
Keadue R v Whitestrand
Kevin Kelly and Lagan Harps are in FAI Junior Cup action this weekend in Kilkenny