Gweedore Celtic 1 – 0 Redcastle Utd

A strong crossfield wind made conditions difficult from the outset but credit to both teams for serving up a good game of football. The home team should have been ahead as early as the first minute but Brendan McGeady scooped over from a yard out. McGeady turned provider on twenty five minutes when his cross was headed out and Chris Porter hit a great shot into the roof of the net. The home team were well on top for the rest of the half but could not extend the lead. Tommy Diver came close to getting on the end of a couple of crosses and shots from Declan Doherty and Cathal Campbell came close. Declan Doherty and Brendan McGeady were a constant menace to the Redcastle defence.
The second half was a more even affair as Redcastle came into the game. Michael McKelvey did well to block a good shot from a Redcastle forward and shortly after Cathal Campbell cleared off the linefrom a corner. As Redcastle pushed for an equaliser Gweedore were content to counter-attack, with chances falling for Jamie Boyle, Declan Doherty and Tommy Diver. Diver must wonder how he failed to register on the score sheet with a number of great chances.


Best for Gweedore Declan Doherty and Jamie Boyle.
A team performance from Redcastle.

Gweedore Celtic U16s 2 – 0 Swilly Mariners U16s 0

Gweedore Celtic U16 started after the Christmas break with a home game against Swilly Mariners in arctic conditions at the screaban.
With a layer of snow on the pitch the match started with both sides trying to come to terms with the surface resulting in a lot of players on the ground as much as standing. It was even at 0-0 at half time, then in the second half Conor Mc Cafferty took charge, breaking forward and opened the scoring. Celtic scored a second with Kyron Glennon finding the net.
Being the first game back after the break and the conditions bad the match was not the prettiest to watch but Celtic did enough to secure the three points

Gweedore Celtic 1 – Donegal Town 1

Playing with a strong wind Donegal Town forced a series of corners in the opening minutes of the game that were dealt with by the home defence. Gweedore had the best chance of the first half when Colin Ferry fired off the post from 20 yards following good interplay with Tomas Diver. Donegal Town created their first clear chance on 35 minutes following a break down the right but McKelvey got down well to block. With the home side defending well against the wind the away team were restricted to a number of long distance efforts. The home side started the second half strongly creating a number of half-chances. The breakthrough came on 50 minutes when Colin Ferry shot past the keeper with an angled shot. The home side were well on top at this stage but Donegal scored following a counter-attack with Declan Brown’s deflected shot going beyond the home keeper. Donegal Town then had the better of the chances in the final 10 minutes but were unable to convert.Best for Gweedore Chris Porter and Colin Ferry. Good team performance from Donegal Town.Referee: Ed Moore