A lively Bundoran side became only the second team this year to defeat All-County Football League Division Two leaders Glenswilly in perfect playing conditions at Pairc Naomh Columba on Saturday evening.
Glenswilly forged an early lead in the first half and were four points to the good 10 minutes in. Caolan Kelly added a goal to their tally; however Bundoran reacted well and some good scores, including an absolute corker from midfielder Gary Clancy right on the stroke of half time sent the teams in level, 1-5 to 0-8 at half time.
In the second half Bundoran were much the better team and goals through Peter McGonagle put them ahead for the first time. Scores were then traded before a mistake from a Glenswilly kickout led to Adam Coyne having a free path to goal to stroke home his side’s second goal and push Bundoran five points clear.
Glenswilly pushed hard for a goal but lacked the cutting edge up front to cause Bundoran any real problems. In the end it finished up an impressive seven point victory for Bundoran, on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-15.
Glenswilly: Philip O’Donnell; Brian McDaid, Eamon Ward, Ryan Hunter; Ryan Diver 0-1, John McFadden, Ruairi Crawford; Ciaran Bonner (0-6, 3f), Leon Kelly; Joe Gibbons (0-1), Cathal Gallagher, Aidan McDevitt; Caolan Kelly (1-0), Darren McGinley (0-3), Brian Farrelly. Subs: Oisin Crawford for J McFadden, Colin Kelly for McDevitt, Kealan McFadden for Farrelly.
Bundoran: Ashley Mulhern; Jonathan McHale, Dermot McGaughey, Johnny Boyle; Shane Moohan, Shane McGowan 0-1, Adam Dunmore; Peter McGonigle (1-0), Gary Clancy (0-3, 1f); Adam Coyne (1-4, 1f), Jamie Brennan 0-3, Christy Keaney (0-1), Tommy Hourihane (0-1), D Hearty, Diarmaid Spratt (0-1). (Sub 0-1)
Referee: Shaun McLaughlin (Malin)
Red Hugh’s 1-10
Carndonagh claimed the points in this evenly contested and high quality encounter with Red Hugh’s on Saturday night.
Red Hugh’s started well and scored a goal and two points in the opening ten minutes with Damien Browne and Calvin Bradley posting the points and Bradley also netting the goal.
Cardnonagh, who were under pressure early on, soon got into their stride with six points through Padraig Doherty, Eanna Newton, Matthew McLaughin and Christopher Doherty without response to hit the front as half-time beckoned.
But two late Bradley converted frees meant that Red Hugh’s led 1-5 to 0-7 at half-time.
Bradley extended the Red Hugh’s lead in the early seconds of the second half and with Padraig Doherty in fine form from placed balls and it was nip and tuck for most of the third quarter.
A 46th minute penalty tucked away by Doherty after Matthew McLaughlin was fouled propelled Carn back in front by a point.
With the play flowing from end to end Bradley responded with three well taken points to put Red Hugh’s, two up, with five minutes remaining.
However, the locals weren’t finished and with Paddy Nelson leading the charge Carndonagh hit three late injury time points to snatch a late and dramatic win.
Carndonagh: Ray Lannon; Michael Nelson, Michael McLaughlin, Danny Monagle; Dermot McGonagle, Paddy Nelson (0-1), Ryan Davenport; Ryan Kelly, Richard Cunningham (0-1); Matthew McLaughlin (0-1), Pádraig Doherty (1-5), Conor McCormick; Christopher McLaughlin (0-1),Gerard Doherty (0-1) Eanna Newton (0-1).
Red Hugh’s: Luke Kelly; Thomas McMenamin, Michael Sweeney, Aaron Bradley; Karol Gallen, Gary Kelly, Kevin Melaugh; Eugene Browne, Martin Bonner; Shane Gallagher, Michael McMenamin, Gerard Melaugh; Damian Browne (0-2), Colin Melaugh (0-1), Calvin Bradley (1-7).
Referee: Paddy McGonagle (Buncrana).
AODH RUADH 1-14
NAOMH COLUMBA 0-13
Naomh Columba got the upper hand on their Erneside counterparts in the pair’s first meeting in late April, however it was Aodh Ruadh who left Glencolmcille with two well won points on Saturday evening, after a four point victory over the home side.
In a frantic start Pauric O’Donnell pulled off a fine save to deny David McGurrin in the opening minute, and the Ballyshannon net minder Peter Boyle converted the resulting 45.
Diarmáid McInerney put the visitors two up four minutes in, before the home side registered their first point, in the fifth minute. Kevin McNern did well to break through the Aodh Ruadh defence, but his shot on goal was well saved by Boyle. McNern won the resulting kick out however, and kicked Glen’s first point of the evening.
Damien McBrearty pulled the home side level in the ninth, before Declan McGuire pushed them one up ten minutes in.
Dermot McGuire opened the gap to two in the 11th minute, after a fine run by Barry Carr. McGurrin pulled one back for the visitors from close range in the thirteenth minute, before Declan McGuire and Gavin McGinley both pointed in quick succession to open the home advantage to three.
Boyle was called from the Ballyshannon nets again in the 17th minute, and converted a free from just beyond the 45.
In the 21st minute Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward pulled the visitors to within a point, with a free from 15 metres out, before he added a further point to draw the sides level in the 22nd. McGurrin pushed the visitors a point up in the 23rd, before Kieran McBrearty drew the sides level again in the 26th.
The visitors closed the half with a two-point advantage however, both from Ward, one from play and one from a close range free in the dying seconds. Half time score: Aodh Ruadh 0-9 Naomh Columba 0-7.
Aodh Ruadh increased their lead to five within two minutes of the restart, after McGurrin worked his way through the Glen defence to find himself one on one with Pauric O’Donnell, and his resulting close range shot finding the back of the net. Oisín McGinley pointed a fine score for his first of the day in the 39th minute, but Ward immediately responded with a point for the visitors.
It was a case of tit for tat, as McGinley pointed another for Glen from a free, before McGurrin fisted over for the visitors. Glen managed two in quick succession, with points from Declan McGuire and McGinley in the 43rd and 44th.
O’Donnell pulled off another good save to deny Seamus Kane at close range in the 45th, but the visitors went on to add two points in the following minutes, with a further point from free from Ward and David Dolan’s first of the day. Oisín McGinley upped his tally to four with a fine point in the 52nd, before Kerry Ryan got his first for the visitors. McGinley rounded up the day with a point from free in the closing minute, but it was the Ballyshannon men who left Páirc na nGael happier, and a comfortable win in the bag.
Naomh Columba: Pauric O’Donnell, Barry Carr, Martin Cunningham, Kieran McBrearty (0-1), Pauric Ward, Kevin Cunningham, Damien McBrearty (0.01), Kevin McNern (0-1), Declan McGuire (0-3), Ryan Gillespie, Dermot McGuire (0-1), Pádraig Byrne, Stephen Jones, Oisín McGinley (0-5, 2f), Gavin McGinley (0-1). Subs: Clement O’Gara for D McBrearty 22, Andrew O’Gara for P Byrne 36, Ryan McNern for S Jones 52.
Aodh Ruadh: Peter Boyle (0-2, 1f, 1 45’), Michael Ward, Johnny Gallagher, Ciron Whoriskey, Anthony Boyle, Conor Patton, Niall McCready, Donagh McIntyre, Kerry Ryan (0-1), David Dolan (0-1), Seamus Kane, Ronan Drummond, Diarmáid McInerney (0-1), Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward (0-6, 3f), David McGurrin (1-3). Sub: Brian Roper for Drummond 45.
Referee: Andrew Mullen (Na Cealla Beaga)
ROBERT EMMETS 1-11
LETTERKENNY GAELS 2-5
The Castlefin men, five points down with 20 minutes to play, turned this game on its head with a glorious last quarter.
The home team were leading at half time with points from Johnny McLaughlin(2), Simon McMenamin, Gerard McNulty , Michael McGlinchey and Dean McBrearty. The Gaels scores coming from Gerard Gibbons and a goal and point from Conor McBrearty. Points from McBrearty, Alan Harrington and Ciaran Cannon and a goal from Gerard Gibbons put the Gaels in a commanding position in the early part of the second half.
The home team rallied when a speculative effort from Johnny McLaughlin ended up in the Gaels net when the under pressure Gaels keeper failed to control. This was the start of the comeback as two 45s pointed by Mark Lafferty, a point from John Hunter and a brace from McLaughlin completed the scoring and gave Emmetts a much needed boost before their championship play-off against Na Rossa.
Letterkenny Gaels: Paul McKenna, Aron Stewart, Conor Browne, Oisín McElhinnnney, Ciaran Lynch, Darren Hunter, James McGlynn, Ciaran Cannon, Brendan O’Brien, , Niall McManus,Gerard Gibbons, Mark Hunter, Alan Harrington, Conor McBrearty,Nicky McGarrigle. Subs: Donal O’Malley for Lynch, Charlie Creevy for McManus.
Robert Emmets: Tyler Lafferty, Mark Melly, John Doherty, Damien McEnaney, Aaron Dalton, Brian Dooher, Michael McGlinchey, Simon McMenamin, Dean McBrearty,Garry McNulty, John Hunter, Thomas Devlin, Mark Lafferty, Johnny McLaughlin, Dominic McGlinchey, Sub Darren McBride.
Junior A c’ship
A Jason Doherty point with the last kick of the game gave Urris the draw and knocked Burt out of the Junior A Championship yesterday.
Led by Kevin McLaughlin, Urris held a 0-8 to 0-7 lead at the break. Burt upped their game in the second half and led by three points when the conceded a penalty that McLaughlin converted to draw Urris level.
Paddy McDermott edged Burt ahead in injury time and a play-off looked on the cards. Peter Devlin knocked a good late chance wide, but made amends when winning a break from the resulting kick-out and letting the ball into Jason Doherty, who drew it level.
Burt: K McDermott; K Glenn, M McCann, P McHugh; J Downey, E Reddin, B Harrigan ; J Boyle (0-3), P McDermott (0-1); P Doherty (0-2), C Dowds (0-1), N Campbell (0-1); D Gallagher (0-1), E McDermott (0-3), D Grant (0-2).
Urris: J Noone; D Devlin, C Kelly, M Grant (0-1); C Bradley, J Cook (0-1), S McDaid; J McCarron, K McLaughlin (1-4); J Doherty (0-2), B Doherty, A Friel (0-1); C Brennan (0-1), P Devlin (0-1), M McLaughlin.
Referee: M Coll.
NAOMH ULTAN 0-13
Milford tasted defeat for the first time this season in their second leg Championship clash with Naomh Ultan in Dunkineely.
The first half was a tight even affair with Milford going in at the break 1-4 to 0-5 up at the break thanks to a Cathal McGettigan goal against the breeze.
An extremely poor second half fromMilford that was riddled with poor passing, simple handling errors and a huge amount of sloppiness aided their defeat. A play-off will now be required.
With the breeze the boys in blue only scored three points and at a stage were three points up before Naomh Ultan went on to score six unanswered points to run out well deserved victors with Dermot Gallier impressing with fix points in all.
Naomh Ultan: Daniel McGlynn; Aaron Kyles, Conor Shovlin, Jonathan Cassidy; Joseph Alvey, Declan Murrin (0-1), Patrick White; Sean Blain, Shane McWhinnie; Cian Kennedy (0-2), Alan Lyons (0-1,f), Donal Murrin (0-1); Dermot Gallier (0-5), Aiden Duddy, Colin McNicholas (0-3).
Milford: Caolan McGettigan, Conor McNulty, Anthony McPaul, Manus Boyce, Tony McGettigan, Pauric Curley, Enda McHugh, Lorcan Friel (0-1), Anthony Fisher, James Doyle, Chippie Barrett (0-2), Kevin McGee, David Curley (0-2), Cathal McGettigan (1-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: TJ Evesson for T. McGettigan (50m), Dean Burgess, Ryan Ferry, Sean Gallagher
St Mary’s had a big won over Muff in the Junior A Championship
The hosts started the brighter with Laurence McMullan opening the scoring. Muff started to settle and with scores from Gavin McColgan to bring the score to 0-3 to 0-2. St Mary’s hit scores from John A Kee, Paul O’Leary, Ryan Kettle and Anthony Browne saw Convoy go in 0-8 to 0-3 up.
St Marys continued to dominate and with four unanswered points see them pull ahead by nine points. McColgan pointed from a free to bring the score to 0-12 to 0-4 but Ryan Kettle found the back of the net and with the St Mary’s defence working hard and scores from Benny Bonner, Michael Ayton and Peter Blake they added to their commanding lead.
Muff: M Canning; G McKinney, C McColgan, C Lyons; E McColgan, R McLaughlin, A Moyne; M Duffy, B McKinney; E Keavney, G McColgan (0-6, 3f); B Hegarty, G Harkin, O Canning. Sub: A McAleer
St Mary’s: C Cairns; C Donnellan, S Browne, O Porter; P Mailey, B Bonner (0-3), R McNamee; JA Kee (0-1) E Patterson; L McMullan (0-2), A Browne (0-4); R Kettle (1-3) P Blake (0-2) P O’Leary (0-3). Subs: M Ayton (0-1), G Sweeney, M Patton, P McGlynn (1-0).
Churchill 5k Walk/Run
The annual Churchill 5k for the Joe McCafferty Cup, is on Friday evening next July 19th.
The starts in Churchill and finished at Glendown Church. Entries will be taken at McCafferty’s Bar, in Churchill from 6 pm and the race starts at 7.30 pm.