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27 Sept 2022

Round-up as John ‘Gorey’ Curran Cup gets underway

There were wins in midweek for Milford United, Bonagee United and Kilmacrennan Celtic in the John 'Gorey' Curran Youth Cup

Round-up as John ‘Gorey’ Curran Cup gets underway

Milford United who defeated Ballyraine FC on penalties.

There were wins in the John ‘Gorey’ Curran Youth Cup for Milford United, Bonagee United and Kilmacrennan Celtic in midweek.

This Wednesday evening, Bonagee United and Kilmacrennan Celtic meet in the final of the Colin Breslin Youth Cup at The Diamond Park in Ballyare (kick-off 7.30pm).

Milford Utd 2 Ballyraine 2 (Milford win 7-6 on penalties)

In a cracker of a cup match, it is Milford who progress to the semi final in the closest of fashion, edging out a relentless Ballyraine side on penalties after taking eight each in the shootout

Milford took the lead in the first half through Killian McBride, but Ballyraine responded just before half time to level things up.

Ballyraine then went ahead, and looked to have done enough, but Jordan Ryan had other thoughts and headed home with only minutes remaining.

With the pressure then on penalties, it was Milford who eventually triumphed, winning 7-6 on penalties.

Mulroy-Fanad 1 Bonagee United 4

Bonagee United advanced to the semi final after a hard fought victory over Mulroy/Fanad on Wednesday evening.

Bonagee took an early lead through Caolan Fox but Mulroy/Fanad equalised soon after when Sean Carr nodded home from a Charlie McAteer corner.

Bonagee struck again before half time through Josh Maxwell to take a goal advantage at the break. Noah Barrett scored the goal of the game to effectively finish the tie in the second half and the dangerous Fox added his second to finish the scoring at 4-1.

Kilmacrennan Celtic 4 Ballybofey United 1

Goals from Oisin McGroarty, Cian McMenamin, Gary McGettigan and Jack O'Neill fired Kilmac into a semi final with Milford in a tough battle with Ballybofey Utd at the Letterkenny Community Centre on Wednesday evening.

The timing of goals was crucial as Kilmac’ scored early and late in the first half to build the platform for their win and although Ballybofey got one back to make it 2-1 it was Kilmac who went on to copperfasten a super cup season for Shaun Sandilands’ side.

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