In a match that had everything apart from goals Gweedore Celtic went away happiest from this final day game for both teams. Cranford had the earliest chance when Shaun Mc Elwaine headed across the goal and Philip Buchanan was inches away from tapping home. Tommy Diver had Gweedore’s best chance when he fired a right foot shot just over the bar. The rest of the half was closely fought with most of the play around the midfield area. The second half saw Gweedore settle for the draw with Paul Rua and Kevin Friel doing well for the away way side. Cranford did have chances through a Kyle Black free kick and Micheal Mc Ginley header but the breakthrough just wouldn’t come. Cranford now await next weeks results with Gweedore Celtic looking ahead to their Ulster Cup final against Glengad. Best for Cranford were Arthur Lynch, Seamus Carr and Seamus Mc Laughlin. Best for Gweedore Ned Curran, Micheal Mc Kelvey and Kevin Friel.
A resolute performance from Na Ceiltigh away in Killybegs as we secured a vital point. Trailing by two goals to nil deep into the second half, the Bhoys showed great spirit and character to score twice through Damien O’Sullivan. Another white hot Donegal League clash which was enjoyed by a sizeable crowd in the seaside town as both teams enjoyed periods of dominance throughout the ninety minutes. St Catherines started the brightest and attacked with numbers as they sought a win to keep their title hopes alive. A header from a free kick just before half-time gave the home team first blood. Gweedore fought back but were hit again when a poor clearance fell to a Killybegs man at the edge of the box and he hammered his shot past McKelvey in goal with ten minutes to go.
Gweedore didn’t give up and with time running out Damien O’Sullivan headed home at the back post from a free kick. With their backs up Gweedore kept pushing and when a Chris Porter free kick was spilled by the keeper O’Sullivan was there to finish and steal a point for the away team.
Best for Gweedore Celtic: Martin Curran, Damien O’Sullivan and Ownie McGarvey.
Team: Michael McKelvey, Eamonn Curran, Martin Curran, Jamie Boyle, Kevin Friel, John Walsh, Chris Porter, Cathal Campbell, Damien O’Sullivan, Brendan McGeady, Ownie McGarvey
A nil all scoreline was how Na Ceiltigh’s final home game of the season concluded against Kilmacrennan Celtic. A depleted home side as we were missing a host of regulars for one reason or another, but the lads that came in battled it out against a good and experienced Kilmac side. Kilmacrennan dictated things from early on and Michael McKelvey twice denied Wappa McMenamin certain goal opportunities. However the home team soaked up the pressure and were content to play counter attacking football. The home side frustrated Kilmac and the game ran out a scoreless draw and gained a point a piece. Michael McKelvey, Jamie Boyle, Joe Bonner and Ciaran Ferry excelled for Na Ceiltigh.