THE CLUBMAN SHIRTS LEAGUE Cup semi-finals will be made up of Moville Celtic, QPS, Clonmany Shamrocks and Glengad United.
In Sunday’s thrilling quarter-finals, QPS and Glengad needed extra time to see off Aileach and Buncrana Hearts while Moville scored a late winner to sink Illies and Clonmany had a 3-1 win over Culdaff.
Dunree, Redcastle and Carn FC had home wins in the Strand Hotel First Division.
CLUBMAN SHIRTS LEAGUE CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Illies Celtic 2-3 Moville Celtic
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Aileach FC 1-2 QPS (after extra-time)
THE home side took the lead with their first threat on 15 minutes when a throw in broke to Dermot Doherty whose first time cross found Darren McMonagle and he slotted past Jordan McLaughlin from six yards.
The Point replied with Odhran McColgan driving at the home defence and unleashing an effort which David McGeady gathered at the second attempt.
Aileach went close before the break when a Paddy Slevin corner was headed out to Darren Gallagher whose back was tipped over by McLaughlin. From the corner the unmarked Slevin fired high and wide when well placed.
On the restart the Point had the first chance but from a corner Sean McCabe fired over from eight yards.
The home side suffered a blow then when Gallagher had to retire injured allowing the Point to get a hold in the game.
McColgan raced into the area but was denied by a superb last ditch tackle from Cathal McElhinney before Oisin McColgan unleashed a twenty yards effort which flashed past the post.
On 87 minutes Slevin broke on the left but his superb cross just eluded the inrushing Gavin Doherty.
On the stroke of full time the Point equalised when after a fourth successive corner McGeady deflected the ball into his own net under pressure to ensure extra time.
The first period was an even affair but the point dominated the second period.
Odhran McColgan fired wide before Stephen Grant missed a gilt edged chance when he fired wide from twelve yards.
They struck for the winner on 107 minutes when Karl Donnelly broke clear and slotted low past McGeady as he advanced to send the Point to the semi final.
Culdaff FC 1-3 Clonmany Shamrocks
THE Shamrocks blasted out of the blocks and took the lead in the second minute when the unmarked Conor Bradley headed a free kick to the bottom corner from ten yards.
Culdaff replied on 15 minutes when a William Hutchinson cross finds John McFeely but his header is saved by Patrick Harkin.
Clonmany break quickly but Darragh Mclaughlin saves well at the feet of Jason Devlin.
Midway through the half a flick from Michael Coyle sent Noel McLaughlin clear but he fired weakly at Harkin.
Before the break Coyle found space and fired just over from twenty five yards.
Culdaff went close on 55 minutes when Coyle’s header from a corner was cleared off the line by a defender.
Minutes later Michael Devlin broke into the area but his effort was superbly saved by McLaughlin.
Midway through the half another quick break by Clonmany ended with a Jason Devlin effort brilliantly saved by McLaughlin.
On 77 minutes Jason Devlin increased the Shamrocks lead. The home defence failed to clear and he fired low to the corner from ten yards.
Culdaff rallied and got a goal back when Noel Mclaughlin back-heeled the ball to Dermot Diver whose low cross was swept home by Coyle.
With Culdaff pushing hard Clonmany broke, a Michael Devlin cross came off a defender onto the post and fell to Steve Harkin to slot home.
Glengad United 2-0 Buncrana Hearts (after extra time)_
GLENGAD started well and in the opening twenty minutes Patrick McDermott saw a shot crash off the post before John G McLaughlin’s header from a corner clipped the bar.
Buncrana replied with a quick free by Ryan Curran releasing Criag Doherty on the left but he fired just wide from the edge of the area.
Before the break the home side threatened again when Nigel McMonagle had one effort saved by Eoghan O Doherty before another effort after a John McDaid lay off crashed off the bar.
Five minutes into the second period McMonagle fired over from eight yards after good work by Terence Doherty.
At the other end Liam McCarron fed James McGonagle who fired just over from the edge of the area.
Glengad had the final chance in normal time when Stephen McLaughlin’s twenty yards effort was well saved by O’Doherty.
Buncrana had the first chance in extra time when John O’Loughlin found space inside the area but fired over when he should have done better.
Minutes later Glengad broke the deadlock after O’Doherty parried a Terence Doherty effort but McMonagle was on hand to slot home from six yards.
They sealed the tie in the second period after Matthew Byrne sent McDermott through the middle and he fired low under O’Doherty.
STRAND HOTEL FIRST DIVISION
Redcastle United 3-1 Carrowmena FC
REDCASTLE staged a second half come back to deny a Carrowmenagh side victory at Foyle Park.
The opening period was uneventful with neither side imposing themselves on the game.
Carrowmenagh went in front on 23 minutes, when Dane Doherty got between the Redcastle centre backs to direct the ball home.
Redcastle’s best opportunity of the half fell to Brendan Murphy, but his effort was charged down by Killian Dougal.
Carrowmenagh were untroubled by the home side until the hour mark when a Conor Canavan goal from close range levelled the tie.
Doherty replied for the visitors, with a well struck shot towards the bottom corner, forcing a fine save from McCole.
Raymond Cambell tested the home keeper again with a shot from distance, which was dealt with easily.
As the game entered the final stages, Redcastle went ahead when Rhys Davenport’s shot from the right was turned home by an unfortunate defender.
The home side sealed the points, when the outstanding Stephen McLaughlin was fouled as he went to shoot and Murphy made no mistake from the spot.
Carn FC 3-1 Rasheney FC
CARN began well and on two minutes Brandon Browne crossed for Darragh Deery but his effort was blocked.
The same combination were not to be denied when on 12 minutes Browne won possession and advanced before crossing for Deery to slot past Tiernan Devine.
Carn continued to press with Deery seeing an effort tipped over the bar before Declan McGonagle had another effort well saved by Devine.
On the stroke of half time replacement ‘keeper Roger McGilloway did well to deal with a swerving Michael McDermott cross-cum-shot.
Carn kept pressing after the break with McGonagle crossing for Shane Doherty to slot home the second goal after 58 minutes.
Rasheney responded and within minutes got back into the game when after the home defence failed to clear David McLaugghlin fired past Daniel Houghton.
Carn replied straight away but Browne was denied by a brilliant last ditch tackle from Devine as he looked destined to score.
Carn sealed the win in the closing minutes after McGonagle tapped home a Shane Doherty cross at the back post.
Dunree United 4-1 Cockhill Celtic Youths
DUNREE got a dream start to this derby game in the opening minute when a Philip McGuinness cross shot deceived Declan Caldwell and landed in the net.
Cockhill equalised two minutes later after Martin Doherty converted a penalty awarded when he had been upended.
Dunree regained the lead on 11 minutes when McGuinness broke and crossed for Oisin O’Flaherty to tap home from close range.
O’Flaherty was unlucky when his header from a McGuinness free crashed back off the bar.
They increased their lead on 27 minutes after a Darryl Moran corner found Liam Baldrick to slot home.
Dunree made it four-one when a Barry Nixon free was flicked on by O’Flaherty into the path of Baldrick who had the simplest of tasks to slot home.
Dunree had the first chance of the second period when on the hour McGuinness pulled the ball back for Jerry Farrell but he fired wide from twelve yards.
Cockhill replied on 71 minutes when a Joe Doherty flick found Darragh McDermott but Philip Doherty advanced to smother.
Dunree kept pressing and O’Flaherty had a header tipped over by Caldwell before the ‘keeper saved well to deny Henry Connolly.
The final chance fell to Cockhill when again Doherty flicked on for McDermott but his effort was saved by Doherty.