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Cup No 4 for Season 2014

Glengad complete remarkable cup quadruple with 4-2 win over Clonmany in Charlie O'Donnell decider.

 In a very entertain game in Maginn Park Glengad United completed a superb season with their fourth cup victory after this deserved win over Clonmany. But Glengad hit back with a brilliant pass from JG McDermott finding John G McLaughlin to slot low past Patrick Harkin from ten yards.  Clonmany were on terms within minutes after a Jason Devlin snapshot took a slight deflection to wrong foot Michael McLaughlin in the Glengad goal. They went close again after a Jamie Coyle cross was headed back by Jason Devlin to brother Michael whose looping header landed on top of the net. On 17 minutes McDermott’s ball over the top found Terence Doherty but as he attempted to round Harkin the keeper got a hand to claw the ball away. Clonmany took the lead on 21 minutes after Mark McLaughlin’s inswinging corner sailed over McLaughlin to the top corner. Glengad upped the tempo with Michael Byrne releasing Patrick McDermott on the right but he fired across goal and wide. They equalised on 35 minutes when Patrick McDermott released Byrne on the right and when Harkin punched his cross out John McDaid was on hand to slot home from close range.

A superb cross from the left three minutes later by McDaid saw McLaughlin outjump the Clonmany defence to head home his second of the game. Before the break a short corner by Clonmany saw Jason Devlin return the ball to Mark McLaughlin on the left but his low effort was blocked by the legs of McLaughlin. Clonmany started the second period the better with both Jason Devlin and Mark McLaughlin firing just over the bar. But Glengad increased their lead on 55 minutes after a Matthew Byrne free kick broke off a defender to Terence Doherty who powerfully shot past Harkin from ten yards. Two minutes later they were dealt a blow when Ruairi Doherty was red carded for his second caution of the game.Midway through the half Clonmany spurned a good chance after Mark McLaughlin’s cross found Coyle who sidefooted wide from six yards. Jason Devlin fired over from twenty five yards before Darren Coyle headed over after McLaughlin had punched clear from a corner. Michael Grant then fired over from distance before in the last minute another Grant shot brought a brilliant save from McLaughlin.


For Clonmany Mark McLaughlin and Jason Devlin were most prominent while for Glengad John G McDermott and Michael Byrne played well. But on the night after scoring two goals from his midfield berth before slotting in at centre back when they were reduced to ten men the award goes to Glengad United’s John G McLaughlin.