DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: LIFFORD HOOPS CONTINUE TITLE PUSH

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2 Kilmacrennan won this local derby thanks to two late goals from Eddie Doherty in a game switched to Rathmullan. Milford took the lead after 5 minutes when Paul Shields headed home from a Cathal Mc Gettigan corner. Milford playing with the wind had several chances to extend their lead but failed to find the net. Kilmacrennan pushed forward in the second half and their best chance fell to Eddie Doherty only for Caolan Mc Gettigan to save well. Milford broke with great chances falling to Brendan Murray, Cathal Mc Gettigan and TJ Evesson who failed to convert. Referee Joe McHughLifford Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 0Lifford Celtic maintained their title push with victory over Lagan Harps at Greenbrae on Sunday afternoon. Despite winning well in the end up it took the Lifford lads until after the break before they settled into their familiar style of play. Lagan Harps came to Greenbrae bearing little in the line of gifts for the title chasers. In the first half especially they battled for every ball and had they reached the interval level it would have being no injustice. Damien Patton spoiled those thoughts however for the Lagan men. After thirty minutes he stormed in undetected at the back post to connect with a Lifford free kick that had been floated from the left wing. Needing to find a second goal Celtic were having to be cautious in their approach. Fifteen minutes into the second half JP Malley found the net to settle the nerves. Eight minutes later he did it again, this time after Colin Carlin had made a right wing run to the byline before cutting the ball back across the Lagan box where Malley was lurking. The striker made no mistake from close range. Lagan competed till the final whistle but Lee White wasn’t troubled in the Lifford net. Kilmacrennan Celtic will be the visitors to Greenbrae next Sunday as Lifford play their game in hand before the league reaches it’s climax the following week. Referee: Patrick Martin.Glenea United 4 Castlefin Celtic 0 Glenea completed their home league programme with this hard earned victory over a youthful Castlefin side. The border side played with the aid of the strong wind in the 1st half and started well but were unable to create any clear cut chances. As the half progressed the home side came more into the game and started to look dangerous but could just not find the correct final ball. With Glenea looking for the points to continue their league challenge they started the 2nd half well. Michael Barry opened the scoring on 46 minutes when he was on hand to knock the ball home from close range after good work by Sean McBride down the right. Glenea extended their lead on 48 minutes when Ciaran Gallagher’s long clearance was controlled by Michael Barry who saw his shot well saved but Lee O’Brien was on hand to slot home the rebound. Glenea got the 3rd goal on 56 minutes when Michael Barry reacted quickest to a poor clearance and he fired home. Glenea completed the scoring on 75 minutes when Sean Coll’s header from a corner was forced home by Paul Sweeney. Best for Glenea were Padraig McGee and Ryan McFadden, while it was a good effort from a young Castlefin team. Referee: Mick Lagan.Glencar Inn Division TwoDeele Harps 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 1It was a case of going through the motions for Deele Harps when Tullyvinney Rovers were the visitors to the Athletic Grounds on Saturday. With the League title already secured they were playing to remain the only unbeaten side in the Donegal League. A victory by three goals to nil retained this statistic and Tullyvinney Rovers must be commended on putting on a competitive display.League table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGlenea United17123241202138Lifford Celtic FC16114132171534Rathmullan Celtic1795342202230Milford United FC169613125628Kilmacrennan Celtic FC168623023726St Catherines FC176833030021Gweedore Celtic176921730-1320Dunkineely Celtic FC165743536-119Lagan Harps FC1761011941-2219Castlefin Celtic1701431449-353League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsDonegal Town FC18133240192141Curragh Athletic FC18111650123839Cranford FC18106243251832Cappry Rovers1896339251430Eany Celtic FC189633426830Drumoghill FC188823233-126Keadue Rovers FC186663332124Ballybofey United FC183872136-1516Arranmore United1831411749-3210Raphoe Town1811521567-525League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGweedore United FC18143161194243Kerrykeel 71 FC18134153223140Bonagee United FC18124244321238Whitestrand United FC18117044261833Dunlewey Celtic1895441311031Glenree United FC188643531428Letterbarrow Celtic FC1861112351-2819Convoy Arsenal FC1831322950-2111Drumbar FC1811252253-318Copany Rovers FC1811342562-377League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsErne Wanderers FC15102344222233Ramelton Mariners FC158343527828Fintown Harps AFC1574435231225Glenea United157442718925Glencar Celtic156453734323Castlefin Celtic155822733-617Mulroy Celtic155912829-116Kilmacrennan Celtic FC152942050-3010Gweedore Celtic8071825-171League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsDeele Harps FC15140152114143Donegal Town FC Reserves1585237241326Downtown United FC157352520526Keadue Rovers FC167633333024Milford United FC157712741-1422Glenree United FC155642321219Gweedore United FC154922635-914Cranford FC Reserves153751627-1114Tullyvinney Rovers1511311845-274DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE FIXTURESSATURDAY 27-4-2013                    K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves                  v                      Gweedore United Reserves Glenree United Reserves                    v                      Deele HarpsTullyvinney Rovers                            v                      Donegal Town ReservesMilford United Reserves                    v                      Downtown UnitedSUNDAY  28-4-2013                         K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United                                   v                      Dunkineely CelticLifford Celtic                                      v                      Kilmacrennan CelticDivision One / Division Two – Play-OffBallybofey United                              v                      Bonagee United @ Diamond Park, BallyareDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: LIFFORD HOOPS CONTINUE TITLE PUSH was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: LIFFORD HOOPS CONTINUE TITLE PUSHlast_img read more

HARPS STUTTER AGAIN AS ATHLONE WIN 2-1 AT FINN PARK

first_imgFinn Harps threatened revival lost further momentum at Finn Park when they were beaten 2-1 by Athlone Town at Finn Park tonight.This was the first time Athlone registered a victory over Harps since back in 1992 with four of the last five games at Finn Park ending in stalemate.The visitors took the lead on 28 minutes through Stephen Relihan but Harps managed to draw level thanks to prolific goalscorer Kevin McHugh on 50 minutes. Athlone continued t press away and grabbed what proved to be the winner through Brian McCarthey on 62 minutes. HARPS STUTTER AGAIN AS ATHLONE WIN 2-1 AT FINN PARK was last modified: May 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TIP O’NEILL’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN DONEGAL

first_imgThomas P. O’Neill III, the son of Tip O’Neill, has talked about his father and what the Irish Diaspora Award and Donegal means to him.Thomas P O’Neill, the son of Tip O’NeillThe O’Neill roots run deep here in Donegal and all over Ireland, with generations of friends and family and it is really no surprise that Thomas feels so at home when he comes back to visit.“My links to Donegal and Ireland are very family orientated, I have friends in Ireland who I’ve known for decades and my family and I go back and fourth a few times a year. I love visiting Donegal, every time I come here I feel like I’m coming home.” Donegal County Council have been involved in a range of initiatives over the past number of years making initial contacts and discussing areas of potential collaboration and highlighting the importance of keeping the Irish Diaspora on the frontline.The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognizes achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere.Thomas talks about poignant memories of Donegal and taking long walks along the waterfront with his father. “I have great memories of Donegal and my father walking with me by the lake at the parkway in Buncrana ands it’s just great to see how far Ireland and the North of Ireland have come since then.”The recipient of the third annual 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award has been announced as senator Therese Murray President of the Massachusetts State Senate.Talking about this year’s recipient of the award, Thomas says that the award couldn’t have gone to a better person who’s doing great things for Donegal and Massachusetts links.“She comes from a very similar background as the O’Neills and it’s great to see her recognised for her Irish links. She has done wonderful things for Massachusetts and Ireland in terms of making links with the Irish Diaspora.It’s a great achievement not only for her but for all Irish Americans, giving her this award was definitely the right thing to do.”Thomas the oldest son of the late U.S. Speaker Tip O’Neill, began in politics by running his father’s campaigns and later on his own. With family history and big shoes to fill Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in public administration at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. Following his father down the rabbit hole of politics in 1972 he ran for a seat in the legislature, the same district his father had once represented, but only stayed for one term.Today Thomas P. O’Neill III is the founder and chief executive officer of O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public relations and government affairs consulting firm. O’Neill and Associates integrates federal, state and local government relations with strategic communications, media relations and marketing to provide custom public affairs campaigns to clients in a diverse range of industries.Tip O’ Neill was renowned for helping to change Ireland with his influence and wisdom, and while most remember him as an influential politician, Thomas remembers him just simply as Dad.TIP O’NEILL’S LEGACY LIVES ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DiasporadonegalTip O’Neilllast_img read more