Aodh Ruadh came out on the right side of a close game with Buncrana at Fr. Tierney Park.
Aodh Ruadh 1-11
The home side lead by 0-6 to 0-2 at half-time in perfect conditions.
A goal by Ronan Drummond was the big score of the second half with the home side always having the edge.
Both sides fielded very young sides with a big sprinkling of minor players, although the visitors were minus the services of Darach O’Connor.
Colm Kelly and Eamon McGrath were best in defence for the winners while the McGurrins, Ronan and David as well as Conor Patton also played well. For Buncrana, Keelan McGonigle and Peter McLaughlin in midfield and John Campbell and Adrian McColgan impressed up front.
Scorers - Aodh Ruadh: David McGurrin 0-4; Ronan Drummond 1-0; Ronan McGurrin 0-2; Anthony Boyle, Kerery Ryan, Diarmaid McInerney, Eamon McGrath and David Dolan 0-1 each.
Buncrana: John Campbell 0-5; Adrian McColgan 0-3; Keelan McGonigle 0-3; Adrian Doherty 0-2.
Aodh Ruadh: P Boyle; C Kelly, C Whoriskey, M Ward; E McGrath, C Patton, M Dolan; N Harley, D Cleary; D Dolan, A Boyle, R Drummond; K Ryan, D McIntyre, D McGurrin. Subs., R McGurrin, J McDonald, D McInerney, K Keown, M Sticky Ward, J Gethins.
Buncrana: S Devlin; S Doherty, D GIllespie, S McLaughlin; C Jones, S McGrory, C McNicholas; K McGonigle, P McLaughlin; Odhran Doherty, K O’Loughlin, A McColgan; J Campbell, Oisin Doherty, P McMyler. Subs., A Doherty, M Gallagher, J McGrory.