North West Women’s Super League: Lagan into second on a night of goals


Lagan Harps climbed into second spot in the North West Women’s Super League on Thursday thanks to a big win over Swilly, while there were home wins for Greencastle and Moville. 

There is just one game this coming Thursday night as Bonagee host Clonmany – a game that has been pulled forward seven days owing to Bonagee’s involvement in the WFAI Shield the following week.

Picture caption: Laura Gallagher in action for Lagan Harps against Swilly Rovers. Picture by Joe Boland, North West News Pix

Lagan Harps 10 Swilly Rovers 2

Lagan Harps move into second place in the North West Women’s Super League following an emphatic win over Swilly on Thursday nigh.

Goals in the first half by Laura Gallagher (2), Danielle McDevitt, Zoe Green and Michelle Doherty (2) saw the Orchard Park girls go in at half time 6-0 up.

Lagan increased the lead with Danielle McDevitt’s second of the evening before Swilly’s Laura Dunworth scored a great free kick.

Swilly got their second when Heather Dougherty caused bother in the Lagan box before passing to Noelle McMenamin who scored from close range.

Michelle Doherty completed her hat-trick, Zoe Green also scored and Amanda Callaghan scored the last kick of the game direct from the corner.

Nadine Crawford gets the pass away
Nadine Crawford gets the pass away

Greencastle 8 Carndonagh 0

Megan Havlin struck gold on her North West Women’s Super League debut on Thursday night.

Havlin netted a hat-trick as Greencastle hit Carndonagh for eight at Chapel Lane.

Havlin was in for her first appearance in the League and it was one to remember as she bagged a treble.

Eilish Havlin also scored a hat-trick for Paddy Hannon’s team with Sarah Faulkner and Emer Gillen also on the scoresheet.


Moville Celtic 2 Rashenny FC 0

Rashenny started off strong with Kerry and Roisin Doherty passing nicely in the middle of field. Moville’s defensive line made it difficulty for Rashenny to get in on goal.

Emma Doherty and Aoibh Faulkner kept Moville moving in the centre of the field and a great pass from Maria McDermott to Ashleen Mc Guinness put Moville one up at the end of the first half.

Saroisa Farren broke free for Rashenny but Clodagh Skelly, Moville’s goalkeeper, made a great save.

Moville came straight back Into the game and  Moville passed the ball nicely up the field to  Caraigh McGuinness, who put the ball in the back of the net.

A defensive game ended with Moville the 2-0 victors.



Thursday, July 13

Illies Celtic P-P Clonmany Shamrocks

Lagan Harps 10 Swilly Rovers 2

Greencastle 8 Carndonagh 0

Moville Celtic 2 Rashenny FC 0



Thursday, July 20, 7.30pm

Bonagee United v Clonmany Shamrocks

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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