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Sunday's 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Swilly Rovers and Finn Harps Reserves has been called off as a mark of respect to the late Paddy Sweeney, the Swilly club President, who died overnight, aged 93. A former manager, Paddy led Swilly to their two FAI Junior Cup wins in 1962 and 1967.He played in the Swilly teams of 1953 and 1958 that reached...


Darren McElwaine scored FOUR goals tonight as Letterkenny Rovers defeated Fanad United 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup.A first-half hat-trick by McElwaine, including a penalty to make it 2-0, had Eamon McConigley's team on their way to victory at Triagh-A-Locha. Matthew Crossan had given Fanad hope when he made...


The Chairman of the Ulster Senior League, Johnny McCafferty, has extended best wishes to Finn Harps and Derry City on the eve of the new League of Ireland season.On Friday night, Finn Harps welcome Cork City to Finn Park, while Derry City are away to Bohemians at Dalymount Park.Both clubs have reserve teams in the Ulster Senior League and many of the players...

Ronan 'Olly' eyes up another treble for Cockhill

Wednesday 22nd February, 2017



Ronan ‘Olly’ Doherty is eyeing up a treble for the second season in a row for Cockhill Celtic.Having booked their place in the final of the League Cup on Sunday thanks to a 5-2 win over Fanad, Cockhill – who are also still in the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup – have a chance to open up a nine-point lead at the top of the 4 Lanterns Ulster...


Sunday’s 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Finn Harps Reserves and Swilly Rovers has been switched to Swilly Park.The decision was confirmed this evening by the Ulster Senior League following consultation with the two clubs.Kick-off time remains 2pm


The beaten teams from Sunday’s Donegal News USL League Cup semi-finals – Fanad United and Letterkenny Rovers – will go head-to-head on Thursday night in the remaining game of the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup tie.The sides are second (Letterkenny) and third (Fanad) respectively in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League, but Cockhill...

Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup fixture change

Tuesday 21st February, 2017



The Knockalla Caravans Cup first round game between Fanad United and Letterkenny Rovers has been rearranged for Thursday night. The game was originally pencilled in for Wednesday night. Thursday’s game at Triagh-A-Locha will kick off at 7.45pm.


Ulster Senior League Champions Cockhill Celtic have been paired with Finn Harps in the first round of the 2017 EA Sports Cup, it has been confirmed.
The draw was made today at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown.
Last year, Ethan Boyle netted the only goal of the game as Harps defeated Cockhill 1-0 at Finn Park.
This year's tie will also be at...


The semi-final pairings in the Donegal News USL League Cup were confirmed tonight as Fanad United came from behind to defeat Derry City Reserves 2-1 at Triagh-A-Locha.Second-half goals by Daire McDaid and Matthew Crossan saw Fanad overturn Stephen Duffy’s early opener for the Candystripes.The result means that both sides advance to the last...


The remaining group game in the Donegal News USL League Cup takes place tonight as Fanad United host Derry City Reserves at Triagh-A-Locha (kick-off 7.30pm).The semi-finals of the competition take place on Sunday afternoon, but all that can be said for certain at this stage is that Cockhill Celtic, the Group A winners, will have a home game, with...


Tony McNamee’s recent return to Swilly Rovers has coincided with the Ramelton club showing an upturn in fortunes.The 23-year-old playmaker was instrumental in Swilly’s wins over Cockhill Celtic and Derry City Reserves and has been named as the Watson Menswear Player of the Month for January 2017.Tony McNamee is presented with his Watson...


Cockhill Celtic and Swilly Rovers have won four of the last six Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup titles and the two meet in Ramelton this Sunday (2pm).Cockhill overcame Inishowen League champions Glengad United in last year’s final at Maginn Park, where Ronan ‘Ollie’ Doherty (2) and Malachy McDermott secured the title for Gavin...


The Fanad United versus Derry City Reserves game in the Donegal News USL League Cup will be played on Thursday-week, February 16, in Triagh-A-Locha at 7.30pm.

Ulster Senior League fixture postponement

Monday 06th February, 2017



The Ulster Senior League can confirm that Wednesday evening's Donegal News USL League Cup Group B game between Fanad United and Derry City Reserves has been called off as a mark of respect to the late Mary Kelly, Doaghbeg, who died suddenly. Mary is a sister of former Fanad players Danny and Johnny Kelly. A new date for the fixture will be confirmed...


A National Coach Education Festival event is to be held in Donegal next weekend, it has been confirmed."Upon many requests, we are delighted that we have secured a National Coach Education Festival Event in Co.Donegal to prevent any travel to Dublin for the coaches throughout the North West Region," Shane Barr said.See below all the key...

Marty McDaid optimistic on Swilly's future again

Wednesday 01st February, 2017



MARTY MCDAID is feeling optimistic for the future at Swilly Rovers for the first time in several months.It has been a topsy-turvy campaign for the Ramelton club.At the tail-end of last season, the club had voted to leave the Ulster Senior League to rejoin the junior ranks, but a U-turn followed.Aaron Rogan had 39 days as manager before he was usurped and Gerry...


FANAD UNITED moved up into second spot in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League after a narrow 2-1 win over Swilly Rovers at Triagh-A-Locha.All the goals came in a four-minute spell. Fanad hit the front on 74 minutes through Seamus ‘Coshia’ Friel and Keelin McElwaine doubled the lead.Swilly pulled a goal back on 78 minutes through Shaun Crossan,...

Ulster Senior League Media Statement

Wednesday 25th January, 2017



January 25 2017Ulster Senior League Media StatementThe Ulster Senior League confirm that Derry City Reserves have been found, under rules 48-51 of the Ulster Senior League Rulebook, to have fielded an ineligble team in Sunday’s game against Cockhill Celtic.The match has been declared as a forefit, meaning the game has been awarded to Cockhill...


FORMER Ulster Senior League player Ronan Sweeney will be the beneficiary of this Saturday’s ‘Annual Customer Loyalty Night’ at the Silver Tassie Hotel.Woodlands native Ronan Sweney sustained significant spinal injuries in May 2016, in an accidental fall from his bedroom window in Sligo, where he was a student at Sligo IT.The fall...

USL club notes, January 25 2017

Wednesday 25th January, 2017



Bonagee UnitedThe USL team were defeated at home last Saturday night 2-0 by Letterkenny Rovers. They are home to Fanad this Sunday 29th kick off is 2pm.The Donegal league team were defeated last week by Capry Rovers 3-0. They are away this Sunday to Gweedore Celtic.The club would like to thank all who supported the club by attending the panto last Friday night...

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