SOUTH WHITTIER – Police searching a home Friday discovered evidence of thousands of dollars of credit card fraud and recovered fake credit cards and a submachine gun. At about 2 p.m., detectives served a search warrant at the South Whittier home. The search was a follow-up to an April 20 operation in which police arrested Nicolas Cocos, 25, at his home in East Whittier, said detective Ed Nyberg. Cocos was arrested in connection with an alleged identity theft scam that used fake credit cards to bilk area Target stores, Nyberg said. Detectives believe the home searched Friday was of the ringleader of the scam, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe identified the man as Robert Foote, 20. He was booked on suspicion of credit card fraud and weapons violations. Injured CalTrans workers improve MONTEBELLO – Three freeway workers hit by a suspected drunk driver early Friday morning were in good condition, California Highway Patrol officials said. The three sub-contractors, who were working for CalTrans, were in construction vehicles parked along an enclosure on the Pomona (60) Freeway, west of Paramount Boulevard, said CHP Officer Bill Granados. At 12:35 a.m., a man in a pickup truck collided with a big rig, sending the truck into the work site, where it hit the workers, officials said. Two workers complained of pain, and one man had a broken wrist and rib, Granados said. They were taken to a hospital, and were all reported in good condition Friday afternoon, Granados said. The pickup driver, a 25-year-old Gardena man, was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving, said Granados. Officials would not release the identities of those involved but said the workers were from Santa Maria, Paramount and Moreno Valley. Kids health fair seeks submissions WHITTIER – The city’s Social Services Commission and Community Services Department will hold its second Kids Fit for Life Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at City Hall, 13230 Penn St. The department is looking for local organizations, businesses, restaurants and grocery stores to sponsor booths at the fair showcasing activities and programs that promote health and fitness for youth. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Mother/son dance set for May 12 LA MIRADA – A mother/son dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 12 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Attendees are asked to wear Western attire. Tickets are $30 for each mother/son couple. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Fundraiser to aid Norwalk libraries NORWALK – Tickets are now on sale for the city’s annual Night of a Thousand Stars fundraiser, to be held at 5:30 p.m. May 25 at Norwalk AMC Theaters. The event will feature a silent auction, games and musical performances. Former Major League baseball player Tommy Davis will be a special guest. Later in the evening, guests may choose to watch a private screening of “The Da Vinci Code.” Proceeds from the event will benefit Norwalk libraries. Tickets are $30 each. They are only available for pre-sale. Tickets can be purchased now until May 25 at Norwalk Regional Library, 12350 Imperial Hwy.; Norwalk City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., Room 5; and Alondra Library, 11949 Alondra Blvd. For more information, call (562) 929-5735. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Donegal climb has been named in the top three in the world by a world-renowned adventure sports channel.EpicTV is watched around the world by millions of climbers and adventure sports enthusiasts. Now a climb by well-known West Donegal adventurer Iain Miller has made it into their top three climbs for 2015.As Donegal Daily readers will know, Iain has been free soloing the sea stacks of Ireland for some time now and luckily for us he takes his gopro along with him.Simply click on this video to play the full report.DONEGAL CLIMB NAMED IN TOP THREE IN WORLD was last modified: January 6th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLIMBERdonegalEpicTVIain Miller
GARDENING WITH GARETH: What to do about rushes? I bet you have a great lawn, a lawn thick and full of grass, with not a weed in sight?? No, me neither. I embrace my clover, it’s a wonderful ‘weed’ to have in the garden after all the bees love it and when it dies off in patches every winter or so it feeds the grass nearby. I love clover but I’m not a big fan of rushes, now I’ve none in my small urban lawn, but when I drive around I see a lot, both in lawns and in many surrounding fields.There is great movement going on with cutting rushes in fields since the changes in the payments made to farmers, with payments being reduced for fields which were un-grazColumneable due to the density of rushes, so you may have noticed fields near to you being cut and mulched that were never cut for years.In the home lawn rushes coming through are a sign that all is not well. Lawn grass needs adequate drainage, adequate aeration, adequate pH and adequate fertility, and if you lack in any of these department rushes are the inevitable consequence.Sprays for rushes from the co-op are common place, but spraying to kill them off is just like painting over a damp wall, you’ve not sorted the problem you’ve just temporarily removed it. It is better to consider a more stepped approach: Drainage.Does your garden hold too much water? Does it sit saturated? Does it sit ringing-wet in the winter months? If so then you need to consider installing new drains to the lawn, or to check your existing pipes aren’t blocked by Iron/Silt or whatever.Compaction.Is your lawn area compacted? Do small puddles form on the surface after heavy rain? Is there lots of creeping buttercup? If so the lack of air entering the soil and the prevention of the water from travelling downwards in your lawn into your drainage system will have a negative effect on your grass growth and encourage conditions favoured by rushes. So time to aerate the lawn and work in some coarse sand.Soil pH.Grass grows where there is access to calcium, a pH which is low reduces the availability of this important mineral. Existing soil can be acidic – ie a peaty soil or it can be acidified (or soured) over time by rain and the application of fertilisers.The management of pH in the 6.5-7 bracket will grow good grass, so the application of Garden Lime every few years will be immensely beneficial to your soil, raising the PH (sweetening soil).Availability of Phosphorus and Potassium in the Soil. These two major nutrients are vital for good grass quality, but are rarely added to lawns, we concentrate too much on lashing Nitrogen on – in turn this application of Nitrogen acidifies the soil. These nutrients can be applied in fertiliser form, just ask at your local garden centre for a balanced fertiliser.Cutting.Lawns like to be cut, rushes don’t. You may find rushes appear in the winter months but when you start cutting then the rushes reduce in volume. It is important that you cut your lawn regularly, and at a nice even height. Cutting too short or scalping the lawn only weakens the grass.You may not have to correct everything mentioned above to remove the rushes from your lawn, you may just have to amend a few parts of your management but definitely give these areas a bit of attention and you’ll not have to reach for the chemicals as quickly!GARDENING WITH GARETH: WHAT TO DO ABOUT RUSHES? was last modified: June 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:columnFeaturesGardening with GarethnewsRushestractor
A DRINK driver sprayed so much mint freshener into his mouth, it wrecked the breathalyser machine at a Garda Station, a court has heard.Michael Bonnar, from Rareagh, Letterkenny, was stopped by a Garda patrol at Oldtown close to midnight on January 11, 2012.Garda Elaine Gordon told the District Court that she stopped Bonnar because she noticed he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. She arrested him on suspicion of drinking and driving after smelling alcohol on his breath.However a bizarre incident took place at Letterkenny Garda Station later that night.Bonnar, she said, had been told not to take any food or drink and not to smoke for a period of 20 minutes before a breath test was due to take place.Just before Bonnar was due to give the breath specimen, Garda Gordon said he turned away from her and sprayed something into his mouth.She told Judge Paul Kelly that she knew straight away it was a mint spray “because you could smell it everywhere.”The garda confiscated the spray – the main ingredient of which was alcohol – and it was produced in court in evidence in a charge against Bonnar of obstructing justice.Garda Gordon said Bonnar had claimed he needed the spray for medical reasons as he had difficulty breathing.When he did blow into the device “the machine froze” said the garda.“It just stopped working,” she said.Defence lawyer Niall Sheridan contested that charge and a charge of drinking and driving.A blood sample later given by Bonnar because he broke the breathalyser – which had a reading of 225ml alcohol/200ml of blood – led to the drink driving charge.Mr Sheridan had argued that a date written on the blood sample at the Garda Medical Unit was January 2010 and asked for the case to be struck out because of this error.He also argued that the obstructing justice charge should be thrown out as his client had taken the spray as a medicine and had informed Gardai that he had a medical condition beforehand.Judge Kelly struck out the obstruction charge but found Bonnar guilty of drink driving, ruling that the blood sample was clearly his as his name was marked on it and it was taken on the night of January 11/12, 2012.Upon conviction Inspector David Murphy told the court that Bonnar had a previous conviction for drink-driving in 2005.Judge Kelly banned Bonnar from driving for three years and fined him €350.DRINK DRIVER SPRAYED SO MUCH MINT INTO HIS MOUTH HE WRECKED BREATHALYSER was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convicteddrink driverJudge Paul KellyMichael BonnarNiall Sheridan solicitor
The father of a champion boxer became involved in a row after claims that a man swerved his car at his son while he was out jogging.Letterkenny court.The claim was made during the court case of Shane Gallagher, a Ballybofey man charged with a public order offense. Mr Gallagher, 40, of Kinletter, Ballybofey appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court following an incident with Martin O’Brien at Navenney Street on May 14th last year.Mr O’Brien alleged that Gallagher had passed him by in his car but done a u-turn and then confronted him as he sat in his car.However Mr Gallagher said he was merely trying to sort out claims that Mr O’Brien had swerved his car at his son Michael who is due to box for Ireland in the World Championships shortly.Mr O’Brien was on his way to hospital along with his partner Victoria Mitchell to have a hernia operation.He alleged that Mr Gallagher told him to “get the f*** out of the car” and that he feared for his life.“I told him I was going to the guards and he said to me ‘so you’re one of those kind of boys.”“I told him to cop himself on and he said he would get me on my own,” claimed Mr O’Brien.After being discharged from hospital, Mr O’Brien made an official complaint to Gardai.The court heard there had been an ongoing dispute over the ownership of a house which Mr O’Brien’s late brother, Martin O’Brien himself and Mr Gallagher were involved in renovating.Mr O’Brien claimed his late brother and Mr Gallagher were friendly but that he was never friendly with him.He claimed he had been paying a mortgage on the house which he had been renovating.He claimed that Mr Gallagher and his son Michael had come up to his house and he wanted to fight him but he had refused.Mr Gallagher gave evidence and said the reason he spoke to Mr O’Brien at the junction on the day in question was to clear up claims that he had swerved towards his son Michael while he was out jogging.He said his son Michael, a member of Finn Valley Boxing Club, is due to go to the World Championships in April, and he did not want him injured.He told his son that perhaps Mr O’Brien had swerved to avoid a pothole on the road and wanted to clear it up.He said he had been friendly with the O’Brien family and had known Martin since he was a young boy.After reviewing the evidence, Judge Denis McLaughlin said he did not find Mr Gallagher’s evidence credible.He adjourned the case to see if Mr Gallagher was suitable to do 100 hours community service in lieu of two months in jail.FATHER OF CHAMPION BOXER FOUND GUILTY AFTER PUBLIC SPAT was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOXERdonegalfinn valley boxing clubhouseLETETRKENNY DISTRICT COURTMartin O’BrienrowShane Gallagher
1 Eden Hazard is wanted by Real Madrid Real Madrid are ready to make Eden Hazard the first £100million footballer.The Spanish giants have long been linked with the Chelsea playmaker and Real boss Zinedine Zidane has spoken publicly of his admiration for the 26-year-old.Now, according to The Sun, they have firmed up their interest.Talks are said to have already been held between Real chiefs and Hazard’s camp and a world record transfer bid is set to tabled.The former Lille man has enjoyed an outstanding season for Chelsea, scoring 17 goals in 42 appearances, and played a pivotal role in their Premier League title success.Hazard has insisted he is happy at Stamford Bridge and played down speculation over his future but Real believe the chance to play under his footballing idol Zidane – plus the prospect of a huge pay rise – will be too hard to resist.Real Madrid are also determined to land another Premier League star this summer – Manchester United’s David de Gea.They have made a £60million bid for the Spain international.Madrid’s offer is more than three times the amount United shelled out for the Spanish number one back in 2011, and almost double the current record fee for a goalkeeper.United are understood to have rejected the offer and are determined to hang on to the 26-year-old, but Real are expected to make a fresh attempt to lure him away from Old Trafford.
They come from Glenties man, they’re All-Ireland champions, man!GLENTIES has another all-Ireland title to celebrate – this time in soccer.Scoil Mhuire Glenties today became All Ireland Champions in the Girls Primary School Competition at the Aviva Stadium.Playing Cregmore Galway , Miltown Malbay Clare & Stonepark Longford, the 5-a-side side went on to win the tournament. The team players are Bronnagh Gallagher , Shana Quinn , Niamh O Donnell , Amy Boyle Carr , Danielle Mc Devitt , Sophie Connaughton , Niamh Agnew & Orlaigh McGuinness.The team are on their way back to Glenties tonight for celebrations and a homecoming.The day was made complete when Danielle McDevitt was named Player of The Tournament.She’s definitely one for the future! Danielle – Player of the TournamentGLENTIES SCHOOL CROWNED ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPIONS! was last modified: May 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GLENTIES SCHOOL CROWNED ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPIONS!
Barcelona host Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season but it will feature neither Lionel Messi, nor Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi is absent with a fractured arm, while Ronaldo is now plying his trade in Italy after a big-money move to Juventus in the summer. 4 Team newsBarcelona remain without Lionel Messi who has a fractured arm, while Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are also absent.Lopetegui, meanwhile, must do without Dani Carvajal but should have Marcelo ready to start after being substituted against Viktoria Plzen in midweek. Vinicius Junior could also feature having had a yellow card overturned. Julen Lopetegui (Real Madrid): “We are going to focus on the game only worrying about ourselves, and the opponents in front of us.“We will try to make the most of our strengths and perform to our best in all areas, both in attack and in defence.“They are a very good team, regardless of whether a certain player is available or not.” 4 Ernesto Valverde and Julen Lopetegui go head-to-head at the Camp Nou. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde watching his side. Confirmed teamsBarcelona XI:Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Rafinha, Suarez, CoutinhoReal Madrid XI: Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Isco. Barcelona star Lionel Messi leaves the pitch with a fractured arm. It will be a hugely intriguing clash at the Camp Nou and the chance for a new name to put their stamp on one of the biggest games in world football as it kicks off at 3:15pm.It could also be a huge match for Real manager Julen Lopetegui who is reportedly set for the sack should they suffer a defeat.What the managers are sayingErnesto Valverde (Barcelona): “The more wounded Real Madrid are, the more dangerous they are.“They have good players, a lot of options at their disposal and a great defence. They have enough quality to fight back and they are a great all-round team.“I am expecting Real Madrid to be at their best.” 4 Julen Lopetegui’s position as Real Madrid boss remains precarious 4
IT was billed as Occupy Donegal – a local response to the global protests agains the banks and governments.But just a handful of people bothered to turn up for the demonstration at Market Square in Letterkenny….as this official video of the event shows. When it comes to getting angry with the government, it seems we’re just not up to it!Make Money, ..log onto www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDDTV: FEW PEOPLE ATTEND ‘OCCUPY DONEGAL’ RALLY was last modified: October 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
REPORTSOld Orchard Saturday Division Drumbar F.C. 1 Arranmore United 5Drumbar started the brighter of the two teams having a shot rebound off the post from Ciaran Nixon. Arranmore took the lead through an excellent piece of football, a cross from the right winger from the half way line landed on the toe of Gavin Mc Glanaghey who didn’t need a second touch and finished it very well past the Drumbar keeper. Arranmore built from here with Mc Glanaghey causing plenty of trouble for the Drumbar defence and he duly added another two goals. Ray Balogun gave the home side some hope before half time with a great touch, turn and finish from the edge of the box. The second half started much the same with Drumbar dominating but once again Arranmore scored a 4th to kill the game off. Mc Glanaghey added a 4th for himself and a 5th for Arranmore late on. Referee: Ed Moore Man of the Match: Gavin Mc GlanagheyMulroy Celtic 3 Drumkeen United 5(No Report Submitted)Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves 0 Donegal Town Reserves 0Great playing conditions at the Lakeside made for some entertaining football in this local derby, and as a derby should be, no team was giving and inch. The home side had the better of the chances with some well timed tackles preventing Wanderers taking a lead into the break. An injury to Niall Mc Kee forced Wanderers to make a change at half time with Micky Gahan taking to the pitch. The second half started well for Erne who continued to create chances but couldn’t find the net with Stephen McLaughlin hitting the crossbar and Cian Dolan having an effort from 30yards tapped over by the keeper. Erne were solid at the back throughout the game and earned their first clean sheet of the season. Man of the Match: Shane Goan who had a great performance at Left Back for Erne.St. Catherines Reserves 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1St. Catherines hosted Keadue Rovers in Emerald on a perfect day for football. Keadue started brightest and put a youthful St. Catherines under pressure. The “Saints” defence held out until the 25th minute when Corey Gallagher headed home from a corner. Brandon Mc Brearty and Daniel O’ Keeney both had chances to put “Saints” level before half time but they were off target with their shots. St. Catherines started strongest in the second half and were back on level terms in the 60th minute when Donal McGuire tapped home after a defensive error. Both teams had chances to win the match but couldn’t find a winner. Referee John Mc GlanagheyMilford United Reserves 7 Curragh Athletic Reserves 0Milford got their first win of the season after a fine performance in a game they dominated from start to finish. Milford took the lead in the 20th minute with JJ Fleming tapping in after good work from Lee Burke. The second came from the penalty spot, Brendan Murray smashing home to make it 2-0 at halftime. It was 3-0 in the 50th minute after JJ Fleming broke the offside trap to round the keeper and tap in again. He then completed his hat-trick, heading home at the back post impressively. Lee Burke made it 5-0 finishing off a fine cross from Brendan Murray. He then returned the favour with Murray heading home a Burke cross. Jamie Whelan finished the scoring in the 85th minute, drilling home from the edge of the box to round off a good day for Milford. Best for Milford was PJ Hagan, Brendan Murray and JJ Fleming. Team effort from Curragh.Drumoghill FC Reserves 2 Glenree United Reserves 0Drumoghill came out on top in this one but it wasn’t till the hour mark before this game came to life when Drumoghill finally found a way past a solid Glenree defence. Richard Tinney won possession in the middle and with a quick one two with Kevin Higgins played Mark Gibson through on goal and the big striker made no mistake chipping the ball over the advancing keeper. Goal number two arrived ten minutes later when Gibson turned provider, he slotted a ball in behind the defence for John O’ Kane to run on to and fire high into the top corner. Glenree to their credit never gave up with Kyle Doherty and Marty Cullen putting in a fine shift in the middle. John Doherty also had a fine free kick well saved as Drumoghill’s Micheal Toner got his finger tips to it to force it onto the post as it was sailing into the top corner Best for Glenree were John and Kyle Doherty with a good team performance from Drumoghill. Referee: Seamus Mc GroaryCappry Rovers Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 5Castlefin took the lead in the 5th minute when Matthew O’Rourke finished well. Castlefin made it 2-0 when Mathew O’Rourke scored from inside the box. Cappry came back into the game and could have had a penalty when one of the Castlefin defenders seemed to handle the ball inside the box. Cappry went close to getting a goal back when James Long played Conor Laverty through, he brought a fine save from the keeper. Cappry did get a goal back when Conor Laverty finished well from the edge of the box. Castlefin made it 3-1 when Matthew O’Rourke scored with a fine free kick from 25 yards. O’Rourke got his 4th in the 72nd minute with another smart finish. Conor Dalton added a 5th for the away side in the 83rd minute with a great run and finish. Referee: George ClintonBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 1 Glenea United 1Milford and Glenea played out a draw in perfect conditions. Milford took lead after 15 minutes when Cathal Mc Gettigan scored. Glenea equalised through Dean Gallagher. Milford pushed hard for a winner but Glenea defended well with Paul Sweeney outstanding. Good team effort from Milford.Gweedore Celtic 2 Castlefin Celtic 1Gweedore recorded their second league victory on the trot after seeing off Castlefin in a very tight contest. The home team dominated proceedings early on and scored as early as the 17th minute. Eugene Ferry started the move from right back and his ball through to Brendan Mc Geady caught out the Castlefin defence. From Mc Geady’s cross midfielder Damien O Sullivan applied the finishing touch. While Gweedore dominated the possession stakes it was the away team who almost snatched the equaliser when Emmet White’s free kick rattled the Gweedore crossbar and was cleared to safety. However White was not to be outdone as he hit a thirty yard equaliser on the stroke of half time. The second half lacked the quality of the first as both teams went in search of a winner. Twice Mc Kelvey saved certain goal chances for the home team whilst Gweedore spurned a number of chances themselves. The winner for Gweedore arrived with ten minutes remaining when Jamie Boyle weaved his way past a static defence to finish to the net. Gweedore had good performances from Paul Mc Bride, Shane Porter and young Padraig Gallagher. For Castlefin Emmet White was best. Referee: Paddy Duffy. A minutes silence was observed before kick-off for Anita Maloney, cousin of Gweedore keeper Chris Sweeney who tragically passed away during the week.Cappry Rovers 0 Rathmullan Celtic 0This game was played in good conditions at Cappry Park. There was very little between these two. In the 21st minute Eamon Sheridan went close with a snap shot from inside the box. The home side had a claim for a penalty when Aaron Kelly appeared to be fouled inside the box. The home side again went close when Rory Dunleavy’s cross found Kyle Lafferty but his effort went over the bar. The 2nd half started with the home team pressing trying to get in front. Kyle Lafferty had another chance in the 53rd minute but saw his effort go wide. Rathmullan defended well and were always dangerous on the break. Cappry went close again in the 78th minute when Darren O’ Leary saw his effort cleared off the line. Rathmullan went close again when Dara Patton hit a fine drive from 25 yards which went just wide. Neither team could get a winner in the final 10 minutes. Two team performances. Referee: Joe Mc HughDrumoghill FC 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 1Marcus Oliver picked up from where he left off last week with another double to sink the men from Kilmacrennan Celtic. Oliver struck twice during the opening 45 minutes to put side into control, but Christy Conaghan’s second half penalty set up a frantic finale before Michael Lynch’s men held on for another vital victory. The first half was an entertaining affair, with both sides looking lively. Oliver opened the scoring on 18 minutes and doubled the lead shortly afterwards after being sent clear by Christopher’s through ball. The visitors had no option but to throw numbers forward in the second half in their search for the goal that would bring them back into the game. Their bravery was rewarded when referee Marty Quinn adjudged Ethan McCready to have used his hands to block Timmy Burke’s effort inside the penalty area and awarded the penalty on 62 minutes. Conaghan made no mistake and reduced the arrears to the minimum. Kilmacrennan applied a lot of pressure in the final few minutes but Paul McCauley was equal to anything they could throw at them. He made one brilliant save from Timmy Burke in the 89th minute to ensure his side held on for the three points.St. Catherines FC 1 Kildrum Tigers 1The reigning Champions entertained the Tigers of Kildrum at Emerald Park on Sunday afternoon. The first half produced no goals as the sides cancelled each other out. Ryan Mc Hugh put the hosts ahead early in the second half but the advantage was short lived as Conor Crossan equalised shortly afterwards. It ended in a share of the spoils.Watson Hire Division OneCranford United 0 Donegal Town 9Donegal Town started well and took early control of this match. They had a comfortable 3 nil lead at half time, and went on again in the second half, with David Graham scoring 4 second half goals.Keadue Rovers 7 Kerrykeel ‘71 FC 0Keadue Rovers hit something of a lengthy purple patch when Kerrykeel’71 F.C. visited Central Park on Sunday afternoon. Donal Rodgers was the main protagonist hitting a first half hat0trick and adding two more in the second half. Shaun Burns and Hugh Boyle added one apiece to give the final scoreline a real gloss, if you support Keadue Rovers that is.Bonagee United 1 Raphoe Town 1Raphoe took the lead on seven minutes when a corner from the right fell to Emmett Kelly who shot home from six yards. Glen Rainey for the home side saw his header from ten yards on twelve minutes well saved by Keelan Gillen. Eamon Cannon also saw his strike from twenty yards saved by Gillen on twenty five minutes after a great through ball from Rainey. Stephen Laird came close for the visitors on forty seven minutes but his strike from the edge of the box went just wide of the post. Bonagee levelled the match on the hour when a Sean Crossan cross from the left to the back post was headed home from six yards by Shane Kelly. Raphoe had chances through Chris Bogle, Stephen Laird, and Jamie Gallagher but all failed to find the target. Bonagee had two great efforts from Eamon Cannon but Stephen Cunningham who replaced Gillen in goal midway through the second half made two brilliant saves. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Michael Mc Fadden.Convoy Arsenal 2 Lagan Harps 2Lagan took the lead on five minutes when Mark Hunter capitalised on a defensive error. Convoy had more possession in the first half but their two closest efforts came from headers by Paul O’ Leary and Darren Harvey. Mark Hunter had a few good efforts for Lagan. Convoy turned the game around with two goals in a five minute period. Johnny Robb fired home from twenty five yards when the Lagan defence backed off. He then capitalised on a defensive error to put Convoy in the lead. Lagan improved after this and equalised on seventy minutes when Chris Toner fired home the rebound when Mark Hunter hit the post. The game really came to life in the last fifteen minutes with both teams going for it. Paul Rodger headed over a Kevin Kelly cross and Marty Brogan shot wide as Lagan pressed. James Kee then headed over for Convoy. Convoy almost won it in the final minute when Emmett Patterson almost bundled home a loose ball but Ronan Gibson got it off the line. Emmett suffered a head injury in the clash and hopefully he’s back in action soon. For Lagan Mark Hunter and Paul Rodgers were best. Johnny Robb, Darren Harvey and Paul O’Leary were best for Convoy. Referee: Kevin Logue.CT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 Letterbarrow Celtic 0On a summer-like day at The Athletic Grounds Deele entertained a determined Letterbarrow side. The home side huffed and puffed and created a number of chances but couldn’t apply the finishing touches. On 25 minutes Deele edged ahead when the in-form Kevin Lynch cut in from the right and a fired home from a tight angle. It proved to be only goal of the game with Deele wasteful in front of the nets. Chances for Shane Gallagher, Brian Breslin and Declan Lafferty went astray. Letterbarrow almost got in on goal in the dying minutes but were thwarted by the Deele defence who were on top form on the day. Team performances.Whitestrand United 1 Glenree United 3Whitestrand were pushed all the way by Glenree United at Mc Garvey Park on Sunday afternoon. Glenree had a Penalty on 6 minutes but it came off the post. It was the away team who actually had more chances and took the lead through Marty Mc Laughlin after 25minutes when he rounded the keeper to Score. Both sides had other chances in the first half with Kevin Mc Carry forcing a good save from the Glenree Keeper. The 2nd half started well for Glenree. Within 10minutes they made it 2-0. Hugh Bradley for Glenree. The 3rd goal soon followed when a big strike from Gallagher came back off the crossbar and bounced out to Kevin Doherty who smashed home his header. Whitestrand had chances with no luck but Glenree defensively stood their ground. The Whitestrand Team never gave up and kept pressing. They got their reward with a Kevin Loughrey goal 5 minutes from time. A comfortable win for Glenree. Team performance from Whitestrand. Referee: Barry Hunter.Copany Rovers 1 Ballybofey United 2Copany hosted Ballybofey in Killowen Park on Sunday in what was a keenly contested game from the first whistle. It was the home side who took the lead after 25 minutes with a neat finish from the hard working Paul Patton. Ballybofey started to put the pressure on but were unable to break the Copany back line and it remained 1-0 at the break. Ballybofey started strong in the second half and were rewarded with an equaliser on 56 minutes when a miss hit Copany clearance ended up in in their own net , and the away side were now smelling blood and they took the lead on 72 minutes when Michael Lynch tapped in from another failed Copany clearance . The home side pushed for an equaliser but Ballybofey held on for the 3 points. Two good team performances.Erne Wanderers 2 Dunkineely Celtic 1Erne Wanderers hosted Dunkineely Celtic in glorious conditions at the Lakeside Centre on Sunday and the home team got the points from a scrappy affair. The home team dominated possession for most of the first half and created a few chances but to no avail. It was Phillip Patton who broke the deadlock three minutes before the break with a subline free-kick from the edge of the box. Patton should have doubled the lead straight away when David Dorrian played him in over the top but he lofted the ball over the bar with only the keeper to beat. The second half was much the same and Patton got his second on the hour mark when he volleyed between the keepers legs for a fine finish. Wanderers then slackened off and conceded a soft goal with two minutes left when Darragh Murrin tapped in at the back post unmarked. Erne were glad to hear the final whistle at the end. Patton, Dorrian and Slevin were to the fore for the homesters with Celtic battling well to the end. Referee: Liam Mc Loughlin RESULTSSaturday 3rd OctoberOld Orchard Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. 1 v 5 Arranmore UnitedMulroy Celtic 3 v 5 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves 0 v 0 Donegal Town ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves 1 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesMilford United Reserves 7 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesDrumoghill FC Reserves 2 v 0 Glenree United ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 1 v 5 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 4th OctoberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 1 v 1 Glenea UnitedGweedore Celtic 2 v 1 Castlefin CelticCappry Rovers 0 v 0 Rathmullan CelticDrumoghill FC 2 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticSt. Catherines FC 1 v 1 Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United 0 v 9 Donegal TownKeadue Rovers 7 v 0 Kerrykeel ‘71 FCBonagee United 1 v 1 Raphoe TownConvoy Arsenal 2 v 2 Lagan HarpsGweedore United P v P Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic P v P Eany CelticDeele Harps 1 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticWhitestrand United 1 v 3 Glenree UnitedCopany Rovers 1 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedErne Wanderers 2 v 1 Dunkineely CelticFIXTURESSaturday 10th October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Old Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United v Mulroy Celtic ( K.O. 1 p.m.)Drumkeen United v Fintown Harps AFCDrumbar F.C. v Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. v Strand RoversGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenea United Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Milford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesSunday 11th October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCastlefin Celtic v Cappry RoversGlenea United v Gweedore CelticKildrum Tigers v Milford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v St. CatherinesRathmullan Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Bonagee UnitedKeadue Rovers v Convoy ArsenalLifford Celtic v Cranford UnitedLagan Harps v Gweedore UnitedRaphoe Town v Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedEany Celtic v Deele HarpsDunkineely Celtic v Curragh AthleticBallybofey United v Erne WanderersGlenree United v Copany Rovers DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: October 4th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal League