Pettigo pick up first points of the new season with home win over Robert Emmetts

Pettigo pick up first points of the new season with home win over Robert Emmetts
Pettigo get first win of the season

Pettigo get first win of the season

Pettigo picked up their first points of the season with a narrow win over struggling Robert Emmetts at the School Field on Saturday evening.

Pettigo 1-6

Robert Emmetts 0-7

Karl McGee scored the goal and Paul Robinson and Darren Johnston scored three points each for the locals, who trailed by a point, 1-1 to 0-5 at half-time having played into a stiff breeze.

Robert Emmetts dominated the opening 25 minutes and had spurned a couple of goal chances before the locals finished the half with a late goal and point.

With the scent of a first victory in the air the locals piled on the pressure in the second period. And with Johnston and Robinson posting the points they outscored Emmets by six points to two, to run out deserving winners.

Pettigo: P Carr; T Begley, B Baird, M Hilley; J Kane, A Britton, P Cross; P Murphy, D Robinson; J McManus, K McGee (1-0), J McElrone; D Johnston (0-3), P Robinson (0-3), P Moss.

Robert Emmetts: P Lafferty; J Tourish, P McCusker, P McConnell; S Coyle, B Dooher, C Bryson (0-2); C Gallagher, S McMenamin, D McBride; D McBride, P Dooher, G McCrory; P McCauley (0-3), J Hunter (0-1), C Dalton. Sub:S Dooher (0-1) for D McBride.

Referee: N McCready (A Ruadh)

Naomh Ultan continue to impress

Naomh Ultan 1-14

St Mary’s, Convoy 1-7

Naomh Ultan continue to lead the way in the All-County Football League following their seven-point win over St Mary’s, Convoy, in Dunkineely on Saturday evening.

The hosts didn’t have it all their own way early on as their guests went into a 0-6 to 0-3 first half lead, with an array of scorers on the mark. However, in the second half it was Naomh Ultan who found the higher gears to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Dermot Gallier and Alan Lyons were leading the way in the scoring stakes and James Byrne’s goal confirmed the points. Convoy did manage a late goal from Anthony Browne.

Naomh Ultan: D McGlynn; S McWinnie, J Cassidy, M McGlynn; C Shovlin, D Gallier (0-3, 2f); D Gallagher; C Kennedy (0-2), A Lyons (0-6, 2f), P Alvey (0-1); C McNicholas; A Duddy (0-2), J Byrne (1-1). Sub: G Byrne for Kennedy (black card).

St Mary’s, Convoy: L Mailey; E McNulty, J A Kee, S Browne; M Patton, J Kee, B Bonner (0-1); M Ayton (0-1), L Prunty (0-1); E Patterson, L McMullan (0-1), A Browne (1-2), P O’Leary , R Steede (0-1), P Blake.

Moville too strong for Na Rossa

Moville 4-12

Na Rossa 0-9

Danny Murphy scored three of the goals and Ciaran Diver one as Moville proved too strong for Na Rossa in Moville, on Saturday evening.

. The first half was pretty even as both sides traded punch for punch before Murphy struck for two quick fire goals late in the half. The first came after Tony McClenaghan broke form deep and played Murphy in for his first.

The second arrived following a turnover by Malachy McDermott who found Murphy who blasted to the net to send the locals in 2-4 to 0-4 in front at half-time.

Na Rossa started the second half with John McDyre scoring two quick points. But the game turned on 40 minutes minute when Na Rossa were in on goal and Joe McBride made an interception and within three passes Tony McClenaghan slotted over the bar at the other end to restore Moville’s five point lead.

Moville put daylight between the teams when Malachy McDermott played a defence splitting pass from over 50 metres to set up Ciaran Diver for goal number three. And Murphy completed his hat-trick late on to add the icing to a good performance and result for the locals.

Moville: K Dougal; P Parkinson, E Faulkner, J Keyes; J Henry, T McClenaghan (0-2), J McBride; J McGeady, M McDerrmott (0-2, 1f); T McGeady (0-1), D Murphy (3-4,1f), C Diver (1-0); S Hegarty (0-2,) N McMonagle (0-1), D McGeoghan. Subs: S McClenaghan, S Skelly.

Na Rossa: A McCahill; A McHugh, D M Melly, Conor Bonner; Christian Bonner, J McDyre (0-2), E Molloy; D Trimble, Ordhan Molloy (0-3, 2f); J P McCready (0-2, 1f,1,45), K Devenney; S McMonagle (0-2); G Breslin, C McHugh . Subs: R McMonagle, D Elliot. J McCready.

Carndonagh overcome Lifford

Carndonagh 1-12

Naomh Padraig 0-8

Carndonagh made it four wins from four games, with a comfortable win against Naomh Padraig, Lifford on Saturday.

A first-half goal from Cathal Doherty helped Carn to a 1-4 to -4 lead at half-time. The Inishowen men pulled clear from their opponents in the second half with Fergal Doherty and substitute Christy McLaughlin both scoring three points.

Carndonagh: D O’Neill; P McCallion; L Shields, R Davenport; J Monagle; G Doherty, A McCarron; R Kelly, C O’Kane; M McLaughlin; R Cunningham; F Doherty; S Doherty, A Jenkins, C Doherty. Sub: C McLaughlin.

Naomh Padraig, Lifford: P Given; M McBrearty, M Ferry, M Catterson, K Doherty, J Mahon, J Quinn; S Breslin, P Lynch; D Gillespie, L Crossan, K Lynch; K McBrearty, D Carlin, S Brennan.