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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...


FANAD UNITED will make their return to the main pitch at Triagh-A-Locha on Thursday night when they welcome old foes Swilly Rovers to the peninsula (kick-off 7.30pm).Arthur Lynch’s team have been playing on the second pitch at the venue since the start of the season after a series of upgrades were carried out to the main pitch.Now, though,...

USL fixture announcement

Thursday 19th January, 2017



DUE to the first round of the Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup games being pencilled in for February 12, the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League fixtures that day have been brought forward by a week.The three games – Bonagee United v Derry City Reserves; Swilly Rovers v Letterkenny Rovers; Cockhill Celtic v Finn Harps – will now be played on Sunday,...

2017 Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup draw

Thursday 19th January, 2017



THERE are two all-Ulster Senior League ties in the first round of the 2017 Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup.The holders Cockhill Celtic have been drawn away to Swilly Rovers. Cockhill overcame Inishowen League champions Glengad United in last year’s final and will start their defence against a Swilly side who recently handed them their first League...

USL confirm venue changes for weekend games

Wednesday 18th January, 2017



There are two venue changes to this weekend’s 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League fixtures.The Derry City Reserves-Cockhill Celtic match will now be played at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds at 2pm.Due to ongoing works at Finn Park, the Finn Harps Reserves-Fanad United game has been moved to Triagh-A-Locha.Both games kick off at...


LETTERKENNY ROVERS newcomer Christopher Sweeney says the Cathedral Town men have to attempt to get maximum points in each of their remaining games this season.Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Cockhill Celtic at the Aura Leisure Centre sees Rovers trail the champions by nine points.With eleven games to play, there are still plenty of points up for grabs and,...


The Ulster Senior League is delighted to announce details of the ‘ELEVEN30’.In celebration of 30 full seasons of the Ulster Senior League, which first came into being in the 1986/87 season, the League has appointed a selection panel which will chose the ‘ELEVEN30’ – the team of the 30 seasons of the USL.Although this is...


SUNDAY’S 3-2 defeat by Swilly Rovers at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds brought to an end a remarkable unbeaten sequence in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League for Cockhill Celtic.You have to wind the clock all the way back to July 15th 2012 – or 1,638 days – to find the last occasion on which Cockhill lost a game in the...

Ulster Senior League fixture change

Wednesday 11th January, 2017



Sunday’s 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Finn Harps Reserves and Bonagee United will now be played at Dry Arch Park.The game was originally been pencilled in as a home fixture for Harps, but the game has been changed to Dry Arch Park at the agreement of the two clubs.FIXTURESSunday, January 15, 2017, 2pmFinn Harps Reserves v Bonagee...


SHAUN MCEWAINE admits that he ‘lost heart’ in football, but the teak tough Fanad United defender is enjoying the game again.Although a 2-1 defeat by Cockhill Celtic in their last game shot the Fanad men off course in their Ulster Senior League title bid, McElwaine is more upbeat about than he had been in recent times.McElwaine has been central...

Ulster Senior League fixture update

Friday 09th December, 2016



SUNDAY’S 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Finn Harps Reserves and Cockhill Celtic will now be played at the New Camp Sports Complex in Killygordon.The game will be the final game in the League until after Christmas with League action resuming on Sunday, January 8.Cockhill’s 2-1 win at Fanad United last Sunday saw Gavin...


Italian Francesco Crisci said 'arrivederci' to the Ulster Senior League in style last night.<!--more-->Crisci has been based in Letterkenny since May, working with the Donegal Youth Service, but will now return to Italy.He has been playing with Bonagee United in the USL and scored a cracking second goal in a 3-0 win over Swilly Rovers at...

Ulster Senior League fixture announcement

Friday 25th November, 2016



THE 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League fixtures originally scheduled for Sunday, December 11 have been brought forward by one week.Those games – Derry City Reserves v Letterkenny Rovers; Fanad United v Cockhill Celtic and Swilly Rovers v Bonagee United – will now be played next Sunday, December 4.The first round of the Knockalla Caravans...


COCKHILL CELTIC defender Peter Doherty has been named as the Watson Menswear Ulster Senior Legaue Player of the Month for October 2016.Doherty has helped lead Cockhill’s defence of their 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League title while October also saw him captain the USL’s representative side to the FAI Intermediate Interprovincial...


Due to a bereavement, Thursday's 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Finn Harps Reserves and Letterkenny Rovers has been postponed. The game has been called off as a mark of respect to the late Annie Friel, Friel's Hotel, Raphoe, the grandmother of Letterkenny Rovers goalkeeper Sean Friel. The fixture has been rescheduled and will take...


A DELEGATE meeting for Ulster Senior League clubs will be held on Monday, November 14, in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, at 8pm. All clubs are asked to be represented.

Ronan Curtis gets international call-up

Tuesday 08th November, 2016



CONGRATULATIONS to Ronan Curtis of Derry City, who has been named on the Republic of Ireland squad for a training camp this week that will include friendlies against Czech Republic and Slovakia.The 20-year-old St Johnston man had a superb season with Derry City’s first team under Kenny Shiels and has been rewarded with a call-up to Noel King’s...

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