Killybegs drop first point in Division Two

Killybegs dropped their first point of the Division Two campaign on Friday evening at the Banks while Naomh Mhuire picked up their first point.

Killybegs dropped their first point of the Division Two campaign on Friday evening at the Banks while Naomh Mhuire picked up their first point.

Naomh Mhuire 0-13

Killybegs 2-7

Naomh Mhuire made good start and led by 6 points to nil with Ciaran McGinley firing over five scores and Sean Yank Boyle a point. With the supporting breeze it was all with the home team. Benny Boyle knocked over a score for Killybegs and John Pidgeon for Naomh Mhuire. There was much controversy as Pidgeon hit the crossbar and ball bounced back up to hit bar again and it seemed the ball was clearly over the line but the officials waved play on.

Paul McGinley then goaled for Killybegs to leave the half-time score 0-9 to 1-2.

An early goal for Killybegs, scored by Charles Tully, got Killybegs back in game and they went on to lead by a point going to injury time before Ciaran McGinley got his tenth point of the game to earn a draw in a game that the home team will feel they probably deserved more.

Naomh Mhuire: Sean Gallagher; Adrian O’Gara, Brian Gillespie, Tomas Duffy; Seamus Gallagher, Padraig McCafferty, Owen Grant; Darragh White, Owenie McGarvey; Harry Harden, Sean J Boyle, Tom McHugh; Sean Yank Boyle 0-02, John Pidgeon 0-01, Ciaran McGinley 0-10. Sub. Robert O’Donnell for P McCafferty.

Killybegs: Michael Mullin; Ciaran Conaghan, Barry Cannon, David Conwell; Paul McGinley 1-01, Shane Boyle, Anthony O’Hara; Matthew Smyth, Val Smyth; Mark Boyle, Benny Boyle 0-02, Conal Molloy; Charles Tully 1-01, Daniel Breslin 0-01, Brendan Maguire

0-01. Subs., Kevin Martin for C Conaghan; Pauric Gallagher for Maguire.

Referee: Martin Coll

Cloich Cheann Fhaola 0-13

Malin 0-13

The long run for Malin to Falcarragh proved fruitful as they took a share of the spoils in a very close encounter.

The visitors won the first half 0-6 to 0-5, but the locals edged the second by the same margin.

Scorers - Cloughaneely: Denis Boyle 0-4; Sean Maguire 0-3; Darren McGeever, Shaun McGarvey 0-2 each; Shaun McBride, Declan McGarvey 0-1 each.

Malin scorers: Michael McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne 0-4 each; Paul McLaughlin, Daniel McDaid, Paddy Kelly, Anthony Kelly, Gary Farren 0-1 each.

Cloich Cheann Fhaola: L McFadden; M Lynch, PJ Doohan, K McFadden; D Ferry, K Mulhern, D Curran; C McFadden, D McGeever; S McGarvey, D McGarvey, S McBride; D Boyle, S Maguire, P McClafferty. Subs., C McGee for D Curran; J Friel for D Ferry; B Cuffe for D McGarvey.

Malin: D Lafferty, C Byrne, D Harkin, G Farren, C McColgan, C McFadden, J G McLaughlin, P Kelly, A Kelly, S Doherty, M Byrne, D McDaid, M Byrne, P McLaughlin. T Doherty. Subs., J McLaughlin, D Mullarkey, B McLaughlin.

Referee: Don Langan (St. Michael’s)