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14 Aug 2022

Colin Breslin Youth Cup roundup as Ballyraine hit Drumbar for six

Letterkenny Rovers won on their travels at Mulroy-Fanad while Drumkeen and Ballybofey were inseparable

Reports: Donegal Youth League gets underway

Ballyraine FC, pictured earlier in the season

Ballyraine and Letterkenny Rovers recorded wins on Wednesday evening in the Colin Breslin Youth Cup, while it was all square in the Drumkeen United-Ballybofey United derby.

Ballyraine 6
Drumbar 0

Ballyraine were keen to secure a home victory on Wednesday evening at Errigal College if they were to keep their cup run alive after a draw away to Milford.

Drumbar got of to a good start testing the home defence on numerous occasions in the opening half hour.

Ballyraine finally settled and the deadlock was broken when Shay Maloney put the home side one up before the break .

It was a one-sided affair in the second half with Ballyraine putting a further five goals past the visitors. Maloney completed a hat-trick with Reuben Grimes, a Danny Harkin penalty and Padraig Hughes securing a big win.

Mulroy-Fanad 0 
Letterkenny Rovers 2

In wet conditions in Trialough, Letterkenny Rovers emerged victors in a closely fought encounter.

Letterkenny took the lead just before half time through a Sam Harvey penalty after the Mulroy defender handled the ball when attempting to clear.

The first goal was always going to be decisive and so it proved.

A free kick late in the game caused confusion in the Mulroy box and the loose ball was tapped home from close range by the alert Aaron Temple to close out the game for Rovers. A gallant effort from both teams on a not so gallant night.


Drumkeen 2
Ballybofey Utd 2

Drumkeen and Ballybofey shared the spoils in a thriller of a local derby on Wednesday evening.

Ronan Carlin opened the scoring for Ballybofey on 21 minutes mark after Ballybofey dominated the early part of the game.

Drumkeen had their keeper to thank for making an outstanding safe after 10 minutes to keep the game scoreless.

However, Carlin’s individual effort saw Ballybofey take a well deserved lead. The goal stung Drumkeen into life and began to get on top with Aaron O’Donnell hitting the wood work from a wonderful free kick and then he tested the Ballybofey keeper with another well struck effort.

On the 40th minute, Drumkeen equalised after Jacob McDaid scored following a lovely exchange of passes with O’Donnell to leave it 1-1 at half time.

Drumkeen went ahead early in the second half with Niall Sweeney scoring a great individual goal.

Drumkeen were now on top but were soon reduced to ten men, which allowed Ballybofey dominate the final 25 minutes of the match.

With five minutes remaining Barry McGee scored from a wonderful effort just inside the left corner of the Drumkeen box.


Fixtures


Monday, August 8

Ballybofey United v Keadue Rovers

Wednesday, August 10

Letterkenny Rovers v Drumkeen United

Drumbar United v Bonagee United

Milford United v Kilmacrennan Celtic

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