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 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 

Kilmacrenan FC 3 v Gweedore Celtic 1

This game was played in awful conditions with Kilmac threatening early on. Timmy Burke almost scored from 40 yards after a poor clearance from the Gweedore keeper.

Michael McLaughlin should have opened the scoring after finding himself one on one with the Gweedore keeper. McLaughlin tried to round the keeper but tripped on doing so. Gweedore scored on twenty minutes through Declan Doherty.

Eddie Doherty replaced Aidan Friel with thirty minutes remaining and five minutes later the equaliser arrived when Doherty found Timmy Burke who blasted home. Gweedore found themselves down a man when David McGee was sent off.

Liam Mc Bride then made it 2 – 1 when John Sandilands found the winger unmarked in the box. Mc Bride secured all three points with a fine individual effort when he beat three men before cooly putting the ball past the Gweedore keeper.

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Gweedore Celtic 1 St Catherines 1

It was honours even at An Screabán in a closely contested game. The home team had a let-off on fifteen minutes when a shot from St Catherines came off the keeper and hit the post before being scrambled to safety. Gweedore took the lead on twenty five minutes with Declan Doherty beating the offside trap before rounding the keeper and sliding home from an acute angle. On forty minutes the sides were level. It was a fine individual goal by Jason Noctor running through the home defence before smashing it past the keeper. St Catherines started the second half brightly with Christopher Sweeney being called into action to tip a free kick over the bar. Gweedore came into it as the half progressed with  Declan Doherty tirelessly running at the Catherines defence. The home team could have taken the lead on 80 minutes when a slip by the keeper allowed Thomas Diver a shot but the keeper recovered to push it round the post. A good team performance by St Catherines with Jamie Boyle and Declan Doherty doing well for Gweedore.


Gweedore Celtic 1 Rathmullan Celtic 5

Rathmullan had a convincing victory over the home side at the Screaban today. With the pitch wet from rain the ball was zipping off the surface and Rathmullan made the most of it with sharp passing and good movement.


Gweedore were consistently closed down early and often forced to go direct up to Thomas Diver and Colin Ferry. With both Rathmullan centre-halves very strong in the air this left the strikers surviving on scraps. Too often when the home side had possession the final ball was inaccurate.  Despite this, Colin Ferry had the first real chance of the match on fifteen minutes when he bravely won a header which came off the  the crossbar.

Midway through the first half the visitors fired home two goals. A break down the right  allowed a ball to be played in low across the Gweedore box. Two Rathmullan players missed attempts before the ball rolled to Oisin McMenamin who tapped in at the far post.  Three minutes later the lead was doubled, a good build up from Rathmullan was finished by Dara Patton who was unmarked eight yards out.

Gweedore came out fighting at the start of the second half and tried hard to reduce the deficit. Ten minutes into the second half the game was finished as a contest as Eamonn Sheridan held off two challenges to lob into the top-right corner. With the home side deflated Rathmullan had the game well and truly sown up on seventy minutes when they again scored a quick brace. Thomas Diver scored a consolation goal ten minutes from time.
A good performance by Rathmullan but its a game to forget for the home side.

Gweedore Celtic Youths 2 – Bonagee Utd Youths 2

Gweedore Celtic youths played out a two all draw at home against an industrious bonagee side.Bonagee were the better team in the first half as the Celts lacked urgency and were second to every ball and little wonder as they trailed one nil at the interval.However after half time the Celts emerged a rejuvenated side and took the game by scruff of the neck and scored two goals from mark Harley and Eamonn mc Hugh,however bonagee managed to score late on to finish all square.

Gweedore Celtic 3 – Cranford Utd 0

On a good day for football Gweedore Celtic had a comfortable win in the end but Cranford were well in the game until the latter stages. The visitors could have gone ahead as early as the third minute when Philip Buchanan got behind the Gweedore defence but Christopher Sweeney spread himself to block the shot. Cranford squandered another chance as the home team were slow to get up to speed.

Gweedore soon came into the game and took control of the midfield for the rest of the half.  Chris Porter,  Johnny McGinty and Damien Sullivan used possession well and the home team started to stretch Cranford. On twenty five minutes Gweedore took the lead. Chris Porter’s corner went directly to the back of the net via the the back post. They doubled their lead on forty minutes when Colin Ferry beat the offside trap to round the keeper and roll the ball into the net.  Ferry had a second chalked off when the referee adjudged the ball to have gone out of play in the build up. This was shortly followed by another disallowed effort when Jamie Boyle fired home from the edge of the box. The referee deciding Boyle’s foot was high in the initial challenge to win the ball.
Boyle was replaced at half-time with Brendan McGeady slotting into the left-wing. Cranford started the second half well but failed to create any clear cut chances as the Gweedore defence blocked attack after attack . As the half went on Gweedore pressed and were guilty of missing several chances. Substitutes Thomas Diver and Odhran Diver and McGeady had several clear openings before Fionnan Diver scored the third goal following good work by Brendan McGeady on the left. Cranford almost claimed a consolation on 85 minutes when a curled effort glanced off the post.
Best for Gweedore were Christopher Sweeney and Chris Porter.
For Cranford Kyle Black and Philip Buchanan worked hard.
Referee: Marty McGarrigle