All roads lead to Maginn Park for final

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Games between the two are usually full of entertainment and goals but on this occasion Moville will be the hot favourites.

On their path to the final Moville have defeated Illies ( 5-1), Moville Res ( 8-0) and Clonmany( 2-0 ) in the semi finals and were drawn at home on all games.

Culdaff have had an impressive run to the final as well defeating Glengad (2-1) at home, Gleneely (2-1) at home and away to Cockhill they also won (2-1).

Darren Bredin already has the West End League cup under his belt and they are a proven cup winning side.They will have Sean McGuinness in goals while Conor McLaughlin, Graham Doherty,Dermot Harkin, Darryl Doherty and Anthony Maloney will all be vying for a starting slot in defence.

It is likely that Shane Canning , PJ Barr and Raymond Campbell will start in midfield while they could use a three pronged strike force of Joe Doherty, Nigel McMonagle and young Tony Boyce.Others like Ritchie McElhinney, and Shaun Doherty will also be pressing their claims.Culdaff have major injury concerns over Brian McGonigle (hamstring) and Conor O’Brien but both are expected to come through.George Houten will start in goals while JJ Doherty, Dale Hutchinson, player manager John McFeely and McGonigle is their usual defence.In midfield Brendan Mc Laughlin and Dermoit Diver will be in the centre while Dean O’Connor and Eugene McLaughlin are likely to be on the flanks.In attack Michael Coyle and Conor O’Brien will carry a goal threat while Patrick McGrenaghan, Gary Farren, Dillon Ruddy, Darren Mullarkey and possibly Martin McGrenaghan could be called upon. All in all Moville will be hot favourites to claim their second cup of the season and it should draw a large crowd to Maginn Park.

Knockall Caravans Senior Cup

Clonmany Shamrocks v

Glenea United

The prize for the winners of this clash is an away trip to Kildrum Tigers in the semi final and on home turf Clonmany will be the favourites.

But they come up against a Glenea side who have already beaten Glengad United twice and Cockhill Youths in cup competitions. But Clonmany on home soil are a tough proposition and they will be confident that the likes of Jason and Brendan Devlin, Jason Doherty and Raymond McDaid will give the Glenea defence plenty of trouble. For their part Glenea will look to Sean Ferry in attack and Darren McGeever in particular to inspire them. In a close call Clonmany are tipped.

Referee- W Harvey. Kick off 2p.m.

Buncrana Credit Union Cup Final

Maginn Park Buncrana 2pm ET & Pens

Culdaff FC v

Moville Celtic

Referee: Liam Porter

Assistants: Eddie Ivors & Charlie Doherty

4th Official: Danny McLaughlin