SOCCER

Knockalla Caravans Cup: Letterkenny, Fanad and Harps Reserves record victories

Cup holders Bonagee United too strong for Castlefinn

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Knockalla Cup

Kevin McGrath of Letterkenny Rovers in action against Greencastle FC on Sunday PICTURE: STEPHEN DOHERTY

Cup holders Bonagee United are safely through to the quarter-finals of the Knockalla Caravans Cup when they began the defence of their title with a comfortable win over Castlefinn Celtic.

Saturday night's match marked the start of a busy weekend of cup action across the county.

On Sunday, Fanad United held off the challenge of in-form Kilmacrennan Celtic at Triagh a Locha, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Paul Bradley and Dean McCarry. 

Letterkenny Rovers pictured before their cup win away to Greencastle FC on Sunday PICTURE: STEPHEN DOHERTY

They go on to meet Letterkenny Rovers at Leckview Park in the quarter-finals. Letterkenny came through against Greencastle on Sunday, winning on penalty kicks after the tie finished 1-1. Gary Merritt scored the equaliser for Rovers after Jamie McCormick had given Greencastle the lead from the penalty spot.

Greencastle FC - beaten in the cup by Letterkenny Rovers

First team player Stephen Doherty was among the goals as Finn Harps Reserves won 4-1 against Buncrana Hearts

In an all-Inishowen League clash, Aileach defeated Glengad United 4-3 to go through to the last eight where they will now meet Cockhill Celtic.

Connor Barrow hit two for the winners for whom Cathal McDaid scored a late penalty to win the tie. 

On Saturday night, Deano Larkin scored twice as the cup holders Bonagee United defeated Castlefinn Celtic 6-1 under the lights at Dry Arch Park. Bonagee now play Harps Reserves in the quarter-finals.