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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...


CATHAL FARREN of Derry City Reserves has been named as the first Watson Menswear Ulster Senior League Player of the Month.The 18-year-old Carndonagh last night picked up the award for September and the striker says he’s enjoying life in the Candystripes.Pictured is Jason Gibson, Ulster Senior League Registrar, presenting Cathal Farren with his...


BY CHRIS MCNULTY, Ulster Senior League PROTWO-AND-A-HALF acre site at Dry Arch on the outskirts of Letterkenny purchased for £1,000 in 1970 is now the site for a €1.25million development that could rival any of its kind in Ireland. In the early days, a team called Arcade Athletic was founded by a committee led by Paddy McFadden and based at that...


Bonagee United This Friday, the club is having an official launch night for the new floodlights, new astro refit and wheelchair area at 7pm followed by a game between Finn Harps and a Bonagee select at 8pm. A welcome. Last Sunday the senior team defeated Letterkenny Rovers 1-0 away with Aiden Mc Laughlin scoring. They have no fixture this...


LETTERKENNY ROVERS MANAGER Eamon McConigley says his side must regain their focus after dropping four points in their last two Four Lanterns Ulster Senior League games. The season had started with much promise for the Leckview Park men. After reaching last season’s Intermediate Cup final and getting the chance to play at Aviva...

Cockhill striker Friel bids for boxing glory

Thursday 03rd November, 2016



TOP ULSTER Senior League striker Garbhán Friel is in another big sporting contest tomorrow night – as he bids to win an Ulster boxing title. The 26-year-old Cockhill Celtic striker is a talented boxer and tomorrow night will compete in the light-heavyweight final at the Ulster Senior Championships in Belfast. Friel, who boxes with the...


THE Ulster Senior League, in association with Watson Menswear in Letterkenny, will be announcing our first two Player of the Month winners in the next week. The winners of the Player of the Month awards, sponsored by Watson Menswear, will be presented with a €50 gift voucher. The September and October winners will be revealed soon. The...

Walsh brothers in combat

Wednesday 02nd November, 2016



THE WALSH brothers from Kerrykeel, Davitt and Liam, were on opposing sides on Sunday in Triagh-A-Loch. Davitt lined out for Fanad United and his younger brother Liam was on the Finn Harps Reserves team. It was Davitt who left with the family bragging rights. Davitt scored the opening goal in a 4-0 win for Arthur Lynch’s team, their first...


By Chris McNulty, USL PROBONAGEE UNITED will mark the latest phase of their impressive development at Dry Arch Park on Friday evening when the new floodlights at the venue are officially switched on. The lights, at a cost of around €112,000, will be switched on by Katie McFadden, widow of the late Paddy McFadden, one of the club’s founder...

Away ties for USL teams in Intermediate Cup

Tuesday 01st November, 2016



THE TWO Ulster Senior League representatives - Bonagee United and Cockhill Celtic - have both been handed away draws in the third round of the FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup. The draw was conducted on Tuesday afternoon at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown. Bonagee United will travel to face Edenderry Town, while Cockhill Celtic will make the...

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