Dunree Utd hanging on at the end

Dunree United 4

Carrowmena FC 3

They had to wait until the 50th minute to increase their lead when McGuinness broke clear on the left and lifted the ball over the advancing keeper.

Minutes later it became three nil when after good build up Mulhern converted a McGuinness cross at the back post.On the hour mark Dunree made it four nil after McDermott had parried McColgan cross the ball fell for TJ McKinley to roll the loose ball home.

On 78 minutes the visitors reduced the leeway when Gary Smith raced onto a ball over the top to fire past Paul McGettigan from fifteen yards.

Minutes Later Smith beat the offside trap to race clear and finish low to the corner.

Dunree hit back and were out of luck when Fullerton’s twenty five yards effort crashed back off the bar.

Play swung to the other end with Paddy Craig running through the home defence to round McGettigan and slot the ball home. But Dunree stood firm in the closing minutes.

Greencastle FC 1

Rasheney FC 3

For the second time this season Rasheney have knocked Premier Division Greencastle out of a cup competition.

They began well and in an early break a dangerous cross was well cleared by Jim Doherty. Aaron Friel then set up Anthony Doherty but from eight yards he dragged his effort wide.On the restart Greencastle’s Jim Doherty had a long range effort narrowly wide before Rasheney took the lead on 57 minutes.

Coyne cut in from the right and curled a superb effort to the bottom right hand corner past Kevin Cavanagh from the edge of the area.

Minutes later they doubled their lead when a poor kick out was returned to Kelly on the edge of the box and he controlled well before shooting low to the corner.

Greencastle rallied and Paddy McClenaghan fired over from ten yards before Charlie Gill reduced the deficit when he converted a penalty awarded after Danny Murphy was upended. But Rasheney sealed it on 88 minutes after Kelly collected a long clearance and cut across the box before shooting to the top corner.


Clonmany Shamrocks 3

The visitors got off to a perfect start on 4 minutes when Michael Devlin crossed from the right for Daniel McLaughlin to glance a header past Brian Lynch from six yards.

Clonmany upped the tempo and made it two nil on 35 minutes when Jason Devlin collected a throw in and crossed for McLaughlin to stab the ball home from ten yards.

The Point went for it after the break and pinned Clonmany back with Dean Barron having a shot well saved by Peter Devlin before Devlin punched clear after Buchanan’s effort had been deflected.

Substitute Karl Donnelly then saw a near post header cleared off the line by Michael Grant before Paul Grant’s header from a Buchanan free crashed off the bar.

On 83 minutes a Kevin Wallace header was superbly saved by Devlin following a corner. Clonmany broke then minutes later and sealed the victory when substitute Niall McLaughlin’s speculative effort deceived Lynch in the home goal and nestled in the bottom corner.

Moville Celtic 5

Illies Celtic 1

There was no chance of an upset in this tie as the home side raced into a four goal interval lead. Moville took the lead on 6 minutes after Illies ‘keeper Mark Doherty had parried Mark Crossan’s header the ball was retrieved by Dermot Harkin who crossed for Joe Doherty to fire low to the corner from the edge of the area.

The continued to press and Tony Boyce twice had efforts well saved by Doherty. Midway through the half they doubled their lead when Joe Doherty’s corner deflected off a defender to the net.

Illies replied and Niall McDaid broke through a few tackles but saw his effort saved by Sean McGuinness in the home goal.

Moville sealed the game with two goals in as many minutes before the break.Firstly a Joe Doherty corner found the unmarked Crossan and he fired home before McMonagle ran onto along Alan Orr clearance to lob the advancing Doherty. Moville started the second period well and on three occasions Boyce went close.

He was twice denied by Doherty before the third time his deflected effort came off the bar. Illies responded and Paddy Doherty also saw an effort crash off the post.

Moville made it five nil when McMonagle and Joe Doherty combined to release Boyce who calmly slid the ball home.

Illies finished well with Aiden Doherty seeing a header palmed away by McGuinness before the home defence failed to clear allowing Paddy Doherty to blast the ball home from eight yards.

Culdaff FC 2

Glengad United 1

This local derby drew a big crowd to Caratra Park and Culdaff emerged narrow but deserving winners in a game full of incident. Culdaff started well but it was Glengad who took the lead on 18 minutes after the home defence failed to clear allowing Terence Doherty time and space to see his low shot squirm past George Houten in the home goal.

Culdaff continued to press and they equalised on 28 minutes when Dermot Diver played Eugene McLaughlin along the left byeline and when his attempted cross was blocked by keeper Martin McLaughlin the loose ball fell to Dermot Diver who fired to the roof of the net from fifteen yards.

Minutes later a misjudgement in the centre of the visitors defence allowed Brendan McLaughlin run through but his low shot was superbly saved by McLaughlin.

Dean O’Connor’s inswinging corner then found the unmarked JJ Doherty but he headed straight at McLaughlin. Glengad replied before the break when Paul McDermott fed Brian Doherty but under pressure he fired well over.

Culdaff started the second period well with John McFeely heading over from a corner. On 55 minutes O’Brien chased a long ball forward and when it was headed past McLaughlin by his own defender O’Brien latched onto it but was hauled down by McLaughlin. McLaughlin was red carded while O’Brien was also red carded for a push on the keeper.

In the interim Diver kept his cool to calmly send substitute keeper Michael McLaughlin the wrong way from the spot.

The home side continued to press with Brendan McLaughlin heading wide before relesing Eugene McLaughlin who drilled a low shot past McLaughlin but past the far post.

Brendan McLaughlin then had a free kick rebound off the post and off the back of the keeper and wide.

Eugene McLaughlin then fired narrowly wide befoe both Coyle and dale Hutchinson were denied by fine saves from the Glengad substitute.Glengad pressed hard but the home defence stood firm and in the final minute John G McDermott ‘s attempted chip was easily gathered by Houten.

Cockhill Celtic Yths 2

Aileach FC 1

Cockhill caused one of the upsets of the day when they defeated league leaders Aileach after losing to them last week in the league.

The visitors took the lead on 14 minutes when Cockhill keeper, Harry Doherty parried James Gillespie’s shot but Ciaran McGrory reacted first to slot the loose ball home.

Anthony Doherty then broke clear of the home defence but was denied by a last ditch Martin Donaghy tackle. Cockhill rallied and levelled before the interval when Moran advanced from midfield and unleashed a superb thirty yards effort to the top corner past Anthony Havlin. Cockhill started the second period the better and on 62 minutes were awarded a penalty after Moran was upended but Kearney’s spot kick was superbly saved by Havlin. Martin Donaghey then headed wide before Greg Bradley sidefooted over the bar when well placed. Aileach replied on 75 minutes when Darren McMonagle crossed for McGrory whose effort had goal written all over it but Doherty somehow saved with his legs.Cockhill got the winner on 79 minutes when Bradley fed Marty Doherty on the right and he crossed for Moran to lay the ball off to David Laird who calmly lifted the ball over the advancing Havlin for a superb goal.

Buncrana Hearts Res 2

Redcastle United 6

Redcastle got off to a flier here and broke the deadlock on 6 minutes when Paul McGowan broke into the area and fired low to the corner past Caolan McGonagle.

Midway through the half they added another goal when Gavin McCauley’s free found the unmarked Cathal Faulkner and he had the easiest task of slotting home at the back post.

Before the break James Curran threaded a ball into the path of Darragh McConway but he was denied by a fine save from McGonagle. Moville increased their lead in the opening minute of the second half when McGowan’s corner found Emmet McGilloway to head home at the back post.Buncrana battled well with Ryan Varma sending James O’Donnell clear but he fired straight at Michael McCole in the Redcastle goal.

They got a goal back on the hour after O’Donnell converted a penalty after he had been upended.But Redcastle hit straight back when Curran’s cross found the unmarked Terry McColgan and he fired home from close range.Buncrana kept going with Varma getting on the scoresheet when after a mazy run he unleashed a brilliant thirty yards strike to the top corner.

But Redcastle ended strongly and McGowan headed home at the back post before McConway raced onto a ball over the top to fire past McGonagle.

Carn FC 0-1

Moville Celtic Res -1 (AET)

John L Coyle’s side produced the shock of the round to edge past high flying Carn at St Patrick’s Park.

Moville started the game well with Sean Doherty having an effort saved by Gerard Crossan before Frankie McGuinness fired over when well placed.Carn eventually replied with both Ryan Killen and Gerard McEleney off target with headers from corners. On the stroke of half time John Gillen went close with a free kick which Crossan punched clear.

Carn upped the pace after the interval with Kelly firing wide from the edge of the area before Paddy McGuinness saw a dangerous cross well dealt with by Peter Burke. Conor Doherty then had a dangerous cross cleared by the visitors defence before McEleney headed a Michael Byrne free wide.

Moville hit back with Sean Doherty intercepting a pass and advancing into the area and shooting wide before McGuinness saw his low effort well saved by Crossan.

Carn pressed to try and avoid extra time with Conor Doherty’s shot well saved by Burke before Kelly headed a Donncha Gallagehr cross wide.

In the first period of extra time McEleney headed over when well placed. On the stroke of half time in extra time Moville broke the deadlock when Sean Doherty fed Colin Doherty to release Conor Lafferty and he dispatched a low shot to the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

In the second period Kelly headed a good chance over while Gallagher fired wide from twenty yards as Moville hung on to claim a famous win.

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Reserve League Shield Semi Finals

Glengad Res 2

Rasheney Res 2

( Rasheney win 6-5 on pens)

After an even opening period Glengad got on top and took the lead on 23 minutes when Niall McLaughlin knocked the ball down to Ruairi Kelly who laid the ball off to Gary Kelly and he drove low to the net from the edge of the area.

Rasheny tried to reply with Kevin Noone feeding Johnathan Toland but he blasted over when well placed.

Glengad spurned two great opportunities to increase their lead. Firstly Gary Kelly raced clear of the visitors defence but was denied by the legs of Sean Friel before Niall McLaughlin was dispossessed as he tried to round Friel. In a bright opening to the second period Kevin Noone fired over for the visitors before Ruairi Kelly blasted wide with only Friel to beat.

On 55 minutes Toland again fired a powerful effort over the bar. Glengad replied and looked to have sealed things when they went two nil up on 69 minutes after Stephen McLaughlin converted a penalty in off the post after Kelly had been upended.

Rasheney reduced the deficit minutes later when Paul McConalogue’s deep cross was finished high to the roof of the net by Christopher Ivers.

They got back on terms on 83 minutes when Ivers free was headed to the roof of the net by Michael Doherty to stun the home side. Neither side looked likely to score in extra time but Glengad were unlucky midway through the first period when Kevin McColgan’s deep cross came back off the bar.

And so the penalty shootout ensued and Rasheny advanced in sudden death penalties.

Aileach Res 4

Cockhill Res 1

The scoreline does not do the visitors justice as after matching the home side in the first half they found themselves two goals down at the break. Aileach broke the deadlock on 44 minutes when Seamus O’Donnell’s cross found Liam Burke who fired to the roof of the net at the back post.Within a minute they doubled their lead after Stephen Doherty superbly chipped McColgan from twenty five yards.Cockhill tried to get back into it with Seamus Donaghey heading just over following a corner. Aileach increased their lead midway through the half when good work by Brian McElhinney saw his cross converted by Doherty from close range. Cockhill then got a goal back when Darragh McDermott headed to the roof of the net from eight yards. Any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Aileach struck for a fourth with McElhinney’s crossfield ball finding Bradley who chipped the advancing McColgan.