Noel McBride was Dungloe’s saviour with an equalising point deep in injury time in this evenly contested encounter in Rosses Park.
Moments earlier Kevin McGlynn had looked like he had earned his side the two precious points when he bungled home a goal for Glenfin after a run from his own half by his brother Frank.
The goal edged Glenfin one ahead with time almost up but from the kickout the seasoned Shaun Sharkey won possession and found McBride who slotted over for a deserved share of the points.
Dungloe led 1-4 to 1-2 at half-time. Adrian Hanlon kicked the Dungloe goal while Conor Ward scored the Dungloe goal. Paul McGarvey made a big impact for Dungloe when introduced for Gerard Walsh, who picked up the game’s only black card, while Raymond Sweeney, Shaun Sharkey and Adrian Hanlon and McBride all played well for the locals.
Kevin McGlynn, Frank McGlynn and Gerard Ward were the standout players for Glenfin.
Dungloe: C Sharkey; J Scally, J Sweeney, G Ward; M Sweeney,Cory Gallagher, O Scally; R Sweeney (0-1), Shaun Sharkey (0-2);N McBride (0-3), A Sweeney (0-1),G Walsh; J Sweeney, A Hanlon (1-1), D McCarron. Subs: P McGarvey (0-1) for G Walsh (black card); D Boyle for J Sweeeney.
Glenfin: A Walsh;G Martin,M McGinty, D Herron; L Donnelan, F Mc Glynn (0-1), G Dorrian; M McGlynn,S Ward; C Ward (1-0),K McGlynn (1-1), Dan Mc Glynn; J Marley (0-1), G Ward (0-2),C Moy (0-1). Subs: M O’Donnell for G Martin; R Gallagher for D Herron; S McGlynn for C Ward; C Foy for J Marley.
Referee: M Coll (Gaoth Dobhair)
Griffin hit MacCumhaills
Stephen Griffin scored seven out of eight points as St Naul’s got the new season off to a winning start against MacCumhaill’s in Ballybofey.
St Naul’s 0-8
Sean MacCumhaills 0-7
St Naul’s led 0-4 to 0-1 at half-time with Griffin scoring three of the points, all from frees, with James Coyle the other.
Ryan Duffy scored MacCumhaill’s point,who lined out without county player Martin O’Reilly and were also without Gary Dunnion, Brendan an McLaughlin, Darren O’Leary and Brian Lafferty.
MacCumhaills were very poor in the first half but in fairness to Brendan Dunleavy’s charges they did improve in the second half. And thanks to points from Gerard Grindlem Chris Gallen and Steven O’Reilly they had drawn level 0-5 each by the three quarter mark.
But with Griffin in brilliant form from placed balls St Naul’s closed out the game with three points to MacCumhaill’s two in the closing ten minutes for a positive start to the reign of new manager James Cullen.
Sean MacCumhaill’s had two players black carded Pat McNulty and Shane Duffy.
St Naul’s: C McDevitt, E Lynch, J White; S Johnston, A Kennedy, J Rose; F McGinley, B Griffin; J Coyle (0-1), S Griffin (0-7,7f), L McGroarty; C Lowther, B Rose, S Conneely.
Sean MacCuhmaills: C Patton; O Wright, M Gallagher, A McCloskey; S McGinty, J Dunnion, G Grindle (0-1); P McNulty, G Gallagher; S Duffy, R Duffy (0-1), C Gallen (0-2); S Mulligan, S O’Reilly (0-3), R Dunleavy. Subs: B Patton for P McNulty (black card); R McMenamin for S Duffy (black card).
Noamh Muire off to
Naomh Muire 0-11
Naomh Muire got their Division 2 League campaign off to a winning start despite letting Downings go into a five point lead at the beginning of the game.
Naomh Muire then got to grips with the battle in midfield and had the best of the last 10 minutes, and the added three points through Ciaran McGinley, Owen Grant and Shaun Yank. Over the course of the first Downings just deserved to go in at half time with a one point lead. HT; Downings 0-06, Naomh Muire 0-05.
Two points from Colm Gallagher were followed by five from Naomh Muire- Darragh White (2), Harden, Patrick Gillespie and Owen Grant to put them two points ahead with 13 minutes to go. Then Owen Grant was fouled in the square and a penalty was awarded. Brendan McGee got down low to his left to deflect Shaun Yank Boyle’s effort round the post for a 45, a great save but it could not raise the now tiring Downings team.
Downings: B McGee, C Shiels, G Coyle, S Gallagher, M Bradley, J McBride, B McEniff, S McGinley(0-01), S McBride, M McBride, D McBride(0-01), D McFadden, J Lee McBride, L Connor(0-04), C Gallagher(0-03)
Naomh Muire: S Gallagher, D Gallagher, T Duffy, J O’Brien, D White(0-02), P McCafferty, A O’Gara, P Boyle, P Gillespie(0-01), S Boyle, O McGarvey, Grant(0-02), S Boyle(0-02), C McGinley(0-01), H Harden(0-02); Subs H Boyle for C McGinley, S McCafferty(0-01) for S Boyle.
Home win for Fanad Gaels
Gaeil Fhánada 0-14
Gaeil Fhánada got their Division 2 league campaign off to a good start with victory against Cloughaneely in Portsalon. Fanad had good scores from Oisin Shiels and Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel went in at half time with a five-point lead, 0-10 to 1-2. Cloughaneely came out strong at the start of the second half scoring two points without reply. Fanad though were able to hold onto their lead from the first half. A late Cloughaneely goal brought the gap back to two points but it was too little too late for the Falcarragh men.
Fanad Gaels: O.Blaney, S.Blaney, F.Friel, C.Martin, R.Mc Ateer, P.Mc Connigley, R.Mc Connigley, C.Mc Elwaine, M.Sweeney 0-3 , E.Mc Ateer, S.Friel (N)0-6 ,M.Mc Ateer 0-1, O.Shields 0-1, M.Friel 0-2, S.Friel (c ) 0-1
Cloughaneely: S Mc Clafferty,M.Ferry, K.Mc Fadden,C.Mc Fadden, D.Mc Garvey, E Curran, L.O’Brien,S.Mc Garvey 0-1, K. Mulhern, P.Cannon, L.Coyle, J.Mc Garvey, D.Boyle 0-5 , S.Maguire 1-0,P. Sweeney 1-0. Subs used: C.Mc Gee for L.O’Brien, J.Fitzgerald for L.Coyle and S.Ferry for J.Mc Garvey.