Tough test for Inishowen in Sligo
Inishowen commence their Oscar Traynor group campaign with a tough tie away to the Sligo/Leitrim league in McSharry Park on Sunday.
Manager Diarmuid O’Brien and assistant Paul Hegarty have added the likes of Cockhill’s Michael O’Connor, Culdaff’s Brendan McLaughlin, Clonmany’s Michael Devlin and Greencastle’s James Henry to the squad while the Byrne brothers, Michael and Matthew, are also available this season.
The majority of last year’s squad is retained and the management are continuing with their policy of giving young players from the peninsula a chance. Preparations have been disrupted by injuries to the likes of Aileach’s James Gillespie and Moville’s Shane Canning in particular but the squad have played two friendlies and will hope to get another session in before next weekend.
Glengad’s Martin McLaughlin is likely to start in goals while in defence the choice will be from Moville’s Conor McLaughlin, James Gillespie, Gerard McEleney, Michael O’Connor, Damien Barr and Matthew Byrne. There are plenty of midfielders in the squad with Stephen and John G McLaughlin, Michael Byrne, Shane Canning, James Henry, Patrick McDermott and Jason Devlin all vying for starting slots. In attack the options include Anthony Doherty, Nigel McMonagle, Michael Devlin, Brendan McLaughlin and Terence Doherty.
In addition to the Sligo /Leitrim tussle, Inishowen have home games against Donegal (Wed Nov 28th) and Mayo on a date yet to be arranged.
FAI Oscar Traynor Inter League Trophy, Sunday 2.30pm
Sligo /Leitrim v Inishowen
Strand Hotel First Division
Gleneely Colts v Rasheney FC E Doherty
Greencastle FC v Dunree United D McLaughlin
Carrowmena FC v Moville Celtic Res T Moyne
QPS v Buncrana Hearts Res JJ Lafferty
(Wed 17th October Maginn Park @ 7.30pm)
Donegal Signs Reserve League Shield
Cockhill Colts v QPS Res G McLaughlin
Dunree Res v Greencastle Res R McDermott
Rasheney Rovers v Aileach Res L Davenport
Inishowen Engineering Reserve League Premier Division 11am
Clonmany Res v Carn Res JP Houghton
Glengad Res v Sea Rovers G O’Kane
Would team managers please phone reports to Jude McCrossan on 07493-76234 immediately after the game for this week only.
There are some interesting ties ahead this weekend in the Strand Hotel First Division.
Gleneely Colts v Rasheney FC
The colts are on a bit of a slide at the moment as after a promising opening they have lost their last two league games.They will look to arrest this when they entertain a Rasheney side who are on a good run at the moment.The home side will look to Eddie McNamee, Gary and Neil G Duffy to tighten things in defence.Rasheney boss John Doherty will hope that the likes of John and David McLaughlin and John Grant can continue their good form and they will fancy themselves to get something from this game.
Greencastle FC v Dunree United
Free-scoring league leaders Dunree will travel in confidence to Greencastle having hit nineteen goals in their opening five games. Manager Stephen Doherty will hope that the likes of Philip McGuinness, Brendan McDaid and homas Mulhern can continue in form.Greencastle have recorded two wins and two defeats from their four league games and Raymond Dougal will hope they can get themselves into contention at the top of the table.To do that they need to win here.
Carrowmena FC v Moville Celtic Res
The home side have had a tough start to the season but will be buoyed by the point they gained at home to Gleneely. And facing a local derby here will surely inspire them to raise their game. Moville have started well but are conceding too many goals. Eunan McDaid has returned as manager and he will be satisfied with the start they have made to the league.Derby games can usually go either way but Moville start hot favourites here.
QPS v Buncrana Hearts Res
The Point inflicted a heavy defeat on the visitors in the league cup at the start of August but Buncrana have strengthened considerably since that and it is unlikely there will be a repeat. But the home side have several good attackers in Bob Buchanan, Oisin McCool and Odhran McColgan and the Hearts defence will need to tighten up. Oisin O’ Flaherty has returned as manager and he will hope that his young side can give a good account of themselves. On current form QPS will expect to collect the three points.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Derry
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 10 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: West