IT was a big weekend of action in the Inishowen League with games in the Clubman Shirts League Cup on Friday and Sunday.
Aileach FC 4-0 Cockhill Youths
AFTER James Gillespie gave Aileach (pictured above) the lead early on, Gavin Doherty’s hat-trick secured a big win for the home side.
Illies Celtic 6-0 Carrowmena FC
THE home side opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Dominic Coyle unmarked headed home from a corner.
Both Paddy Doherty and John P Donaghey had efforts well saved by Mark Doherty in the Carrowmena goal.
On the stroke of half time the visitors James Gillen saw his well struck effort saved by Johnathan Noone.
On 50 minutes a Paddy Doherty effort was brilliantly tipped over by Doherty but from the resultant corner Donaghey headed to the roof of the net to double the advantage.
Donaghey and Paddy Doherty combined well with the latter firing low past Doherty to make it three nil on the hour mark.
The goal of the game came on 70 minutes when Shane Devlin cut in from the left and fired right footed high past Doherty from twenty yards.
On 77 minutes they added a fifth when after good work by Martin Coyle he found substitute Andrew Graham who slotted home.
The final goal came in the last minute after Coyle beat a defender on the right and cut the ball back for Charlie Mclaughlin to sweep the ball home.
Buncrana Hearts 2-1 Redcastle United
HEARTS dominated the opening half but too often their final ball or lack of a killer instinct meant it was scoreless at the interval.
James Adair was out of luck with their first chance when his effort crashed off the post before James McGonagle headed a Craig Doherty cross wide when well placed.
Before the break a superb volley from Adair was brilliantly saved by Michael McCole in the Redcastle goal.
The visitors made the better start to the second half but it was the home side who made the breakthrough when a deflected effort fell kindly for Calvin Gallagher who fired home from ten yards.
Redcastle got back on terms on the hour when Harry McCormick cooly converted a penalty after he had been tripped in the area.
This sparked a period of pressure from the visitors but they failed to create any clear chances.
Buncrana struck for the winner late on after Keelan Dillon cut in from the left and fed substitute Michael Doherty to fire low to the corner from eight yards.
Carn FC 1-2 Clonmany Shamrocks
CLONMANY had the first goal attempt on 14 minutes when Jason Devlin unleashed a powerful effort which Daniel Houghton tipped over the bar.C
arn responded and midway through the half they took the lead when a Robert McCartney free was parried by Patrick Harkin and Shane Doherty pounced to slot home.
Before the interval McCartney almost doubled the lead but his header was cleared off the line.
In the opening minutes of the second period Clonmany were foiled by Houghton again when he reacted superbly to turnaway Jason Doherty’s close range header.
At the other end an Eanna Newton header from a corner was hacked off the line . Clonmany upped the tempo and, when Houghton parried, Jason Doherty fired over the gaping goal.
Shamrocks equalised on 66 minutes when Doherty pounced on a loose ball and fired low to the corner from twelve yards.
The same player was then denied again by a brilliant save from Houghton, but Clonmany struck for the winner on 82 minutes after Jason Devlin fired through a crowd of players to the roof of the net from 15 yards.
Dunree United 0-2 Culdaff FC
CULDAFF opened the scoring on 34 minutes when Darren Mullarkey collected a clearance and from 25 yards fired a superb shot past Paul McGettigan to the bottom corner.
Just before the break the home defence failed to clear allowing Michael Coyle to pounce and slot home from fifteen yards and double the lead.
Culdaff were content to protect their lead in the second half .
Moran was denied by a good save from McLaughlin before Liam Baldrick should have done better than fire over from 15 yards.
On the break, Coyle broke at the other end but McGettigan advanced to smother brilliantly.
Dunree kept pressing and when McLaughlin parried a Kevin McColgan cross the ball fell for substitute Philip McGuinness who blazed over.
Farrell then beat his man on 85 minutes but McLaughlin smothered his cross superbly.
At the other end Coyle again broke clear but from fourteen yards McGettigan again saved superbly.
In the last chance of the game McGuinness picked out Darryl Moran but again he failed to hit the target when well placed.
Greencastle FC 8-0 Rasheney FC
GREENCASTLE dominated from the start and were always in control after they took a third minute lead when James Henry fed Matthew Henry to slot low to the net from ten yards.
They had to wait until the 21st minute to add the second when James Henry fed brother Michael who crossed for Ronan Doherty to have the simplest of tasks to slot home.
In a replica goal before the interval Michael Henry squared for Doherty to tap in his second of the game.
In the opening minute of the second period Michael Henry was the provider this time for Michael Barr who slotted home from close range.
Matthew Henry got his second when he burst through the middle and lobbed the ‘keeper from the edge of the area.
Barr notched his second of the game when he ran onto a Matthew Henry pass to round the keeper and score. Michael Henry then got number seven before the same player completed the scoring when he converted a Daniel Rowan cross on 88 minutes.
Moville Celtic 2-2 Glengad United
GLENGAD threatened early on when Jason Doherty fired in a cross from the left which Nigel McMonagle met first time from 12 yards making Moville keeper Sean McGuinness produce a fantastic save to his right .
Moville replied minutes later from a free kick by Sean Doherty finding Kevin McDermott on the left who controlled well turning inside and shooting just over.
The home side took the lead in the 23rd minute. A quick break saw Michael McLaughlin save from Antoinio Rea, but Sean Downey produced the most intricate chip into the far corner from the rebound.
Glengad nearly equalised moments later with a Matthew Byrne free just flashing past the Moville post .
McLaughlin saved again after Rea and Conor Doherty combined to have Doherty shooting from inside the box.
In the 37th minute McMonagle had another chance firing from outside the area which McGuinness turned around for a corner. From that Moville failed to clear resulting in Paul McGonagle flashing a header just past the post.
Glengad equalised in the dying moments of the first half when the home side failed again to clear a corner and McGonagle shot low past McGuinness from eight yards.
The home side regained the lead early into the second half after a Sean Doherty deep corner was headed back into the danger area by Gordon Martin leaving Kevin McDermott free to nod home from six yards.
In the 73rd minute Moville were reduced to 10 men after Sean Doherty received a second yellow card.
Glengad piled on the pressure with McGuinness punching clear another Byrne free from long range. The visitors drew level in the 83rd minute when John McDaid crossed from the right finding Seamus Doherty in the box whose flicked header found the back of the net.
Moville were on the defensive for the final minutes with Doherty again attempting a long range shot which McGuinness parried and a McDaid effort deep into injury time was dealt with.
Carrowmena FC 1-5 Aileach FC
CARROWMENA got off to a dream start against last years Premier Division runners up when Conor Doherty drove in a corner from the right for Raymond Campbell to tap home from close range.
Minutes later Paul Duffy won possession in the middle of the park to release Doherty down the right for him to cut in and get his shot away but David McGeady saved well.
Gavin Doherty responded to the home sides early pressure with a run through the middle but Michael Noone was quick off his line to smother the shot down.
Aileach were back on terms after 20 minutes when Gavin Doherty received the ball on the edge of the area to place his shot wide of the outstretched arm of Noone and in off the post.
On 25 minutes Aileach broke quickly following a Carrowmena free kick to play in Anthony Doherty where he cut in from the left and placed low past the home ‘keeper.
On 35 minutes Billy McCann went on a run through the middle and unleashed a pile driver which looked destined for the top corner only for McGeady to fingertip it onto the post for a super save and leave the home side trailing by the minimum at the break.
Aileach had the first attempt of the second half on 53 minutes but substitute Thomas McMackin blazed over from the edge of the area when well placed.
The home side upped the pressure after this and good work by Kevin Toner out wide saw him cross to the back post for Conor Doherty to shoot wide when he should have scored.
Two minutes later the home side had another chance when Ryan Killen crossed in a free kick for Billy McCann to rise highest and direct his header towards the net but again McGeady saved well.
On 70 minutes McCann had another opportunity to equalise following good work by Toner and Paul Duffy in midfield but the Aileach defence cleared their lines again.
Aileach killed the game as a contest with ten minutes remaining when they scored three quick goals, two by Gavin Doherty to complete his hatrick and the last by McMackin for a final score of five one to the away side.
Clonmany Shamrocks 4-2 Buncrana Hearts
CLONMANY dominated the opening half with Greg Bradley seeing a header saved by Mark McGonigle on 13 minutes.
They opened the scoring on the half hour when Conor Bradley crossed for Jason Doherty to fire low to the net from 12 yards.
They increased their lead before the interval after Raymond McDaid slammed the ball in off the underside of the bar.
Buncrana got right back into the game on 46 minutes when Ryan Doherty controlled on the edge of the area and fired high past Patrick Harkin.
The home side regained their cushion when, after a good run by Michael Devlin down the left, he pulled the ball back for McDaid to sidefoot to the top right hand corner.
They sealed the win on 83 minutes when a superb crossfield pass from substitute Niall McLaughlin was brilliantly controlled by Jason Doherty who lifted the ball past a defender with his right foot and slotted high to the net with his left.
Dunree United 0-1 QPS
FOR the second game running the home side will feel that a failure to convert their chances has cost them the chance of causing an upset.
Dunree had the first chance on eight minutes when Liam Baldrick’s twenty yards effort was well saved by Jordan McLaughlin.
Point replied and took the lead on 16 minutes when Stephen Grant raced onto a ball over the top but his effort was saved at the expense of a corner by Paul McGettigan.
Fom the corner the unmarked Odhran McColgan headed home.
Henry Connolly and Kevin McColgan combined to find Thomas Doherty but he mis controlled and the chance was lost.
The Point hit back with Kevin Wallace seeing a header well saved by McGettigan.
Dunree raised the tempo with Thomas Doherty failing to convert from a Liam Baldrick corner before PhilipMcGuinness broke through but was denied by a brilliant save from Jordan Mclaughlin.
They had the final chance on 88 minutes when Sean Doherty’s free found the unmarked Daniel McLaughlin at the back post but he headed wide when he should have hit the target.
Rasheney FC 1-2 Moville Celtic
MAURICE McCauley’s Moville made hard work of taking the three points after a much-improved performance from John Doherty’s Rasheney.
Rasheney had the first chance when John Grant crossed for Conor O’Neill but his scuffed effort was gathered by Sean McGuinness.
Moville replied and took the lead when Graeme Doherty controlled and fired a superb effort to the top corner from the edge of the area.
Dermot Harkin then headed over when well placed before Graeme Doherty headed into the side netting.
Midway through the half Harkin beat two defenders and fired just past the far post before Graeme Doherty was off target with a long range effort.
Rasheney got back on terms when Grant’s free from wide on the right was headed back across McGuinness by John Doherty to the bottom corner.
On the stroke of half time Grant had another free tipped over by McGuinness.
Moville upped the tempo on the restart with Harkin seeing a low effort turned away by McGilloway before PJ Barr collected a clearance and unleashed a powerful effort which crashed off the bar.
Conor Doherty broke through the Rasheney defence but McGilloway was equal to his effort before substitute Kevin McDermott had a snapshot well saved.
Graeme Doherty then fired into the side netting before McGilloway produced a brilliant reflex save to deny Sean Downey.
From the resulting corner Graeme Doherty saw an effort cleared off the line. Rasheney broke upfield with David McLaughlin releasing Jonathan Toland who poked the ball past McGuinness but it clipped the outside of the post.
Moville clinched the points on 83 minutes when Mark Henry fed McDermott who advanced into the area to fire low past McGilloway.
Glengad United 1-1 Greencastle FC
GLENGAD took the lead on the half hour when a Patrick McDermott corner found substitute Eugene McLaughlin to glance a header past JP O’Doherty.
Greencastle replied on 35 minutes with a Matthew Henry free shaving the outside of the post.
Before the break Glengad spurned a good chance to extend their lead. After good work by McDermott and John McDaid, the ball was laid back to McMonagle who shot straight at O’Doherty
.They missed an even better chance on 51 minutes when McDermott fed Terence Doherty who squared to McMonagle but he fired wide from ten yards. Greencastle got on top at this stage and on 55 minutes Enda Faulkner fed James Henry but he fired straight at Kevin McLaughlin.
Glengad were unlucky then when John McDaid played a free kick to McDermott whose powerful effort crashed off the bar.
Greencastle ended the game well with Michael Barr heading wide at the back post before James Henry advanced through the middle but blazed over from eight yards.
A superb pass from James Henry then found Barr who fired wide from fifteen yards.
The visitors got the point they deserved on 87 minutes after Aiden Cunningham fed Barr on the edge of the area and he turned and fired a superb effort to the top corner.
Clubman Shirts League Cup Friday Results: Moville 2-2 Glengad, Aileach 3-0 Cockhill, Buncrana 2-1 Redcastle, Illies 4-0 Carrowmena, Dunree 0-2 Culdaff, Carndonagh 1-2 Clonmany, Greencastle 8-0 Rasheney.
Clubman Shirts League Cup Sunday Results: Cockhill Youths P-P Illies Celtic, Carrowmena 1-5 Aileach FC, Redcastle United P-P Carndonagh, Clonmany Shamrocks 4-1 Buncrana Hearts, Dunree United 0-1 Quigley’s Point Swifts, Rasheney FC 1-2 Moville Celtic, Glengad United 1-1 Greencastle FC. (Postponed games are rescheduled for Tuesday at 6.45pm).Tags: