Termon and St. Naul’s continued their good form in Division Three, winning their home games against Carndonagh and Buncrana respectively while Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Columba also registered wins.
St. Naul’s 2-11
St. Naul’s continued their good early season form with another win at Gerald Gallagher Memorial park on Saturday evening.
Once again Stephen Griffin was outstanding for the winners, notching 1-5. The home side led by a point at the break, 1-5 to 1-4.
Stephen Griffin’s goal on 11 minutes was cancelled within two minutes by Sean McFadden while a goal from Brendan Breen early in the second half put the winners on their way.
St. Naul’s: Lee McBrearty, Jamie White , Gavan Maguire, Enda Lynch; Conor McBrearty, Stuart Johnson, Liam McGroarty; Fiachra McGinley (0-1), Shane Conneely (0-2); Stephen Griffin (1-5), Mark Ward, Barry Griffin; James Flynn (0-1), Brendan Breen (1-1), Brian McCabe. Subs: Edward Gallagher (0-1); John Rose; Barry Rose; Conor McDevitt; Cathal Lowther.
Buncrana: N O’Donnell; A McLaughlin, S McGrory, A McColgan; Oisin Doherty, J Doherty, S Cuffe; R Bradey (0-1), Oran Doherty (0-4); R Doherty, R Doherty (0-1), A Doherty; S McFadden (1-0), K Treacy (0-2), C McNicholas (0-1). Subs., K O’Loughlin, P McLaughlin.
Referee: C Doherty (N Conaill)
Naomh Columba 2-12
Naomh Pádraig, Muff 2-6 The home side got off to a dream start in Páirc na nGael on Saturday evening, when Ryan McNern found the net within the opening minute. Damian Diver replied with a point from play five minutes later, before Naomh Columba’s Oisín McGinley pointed from a free to open the gap to three once again. Mark Duffy added a point for the visitors ten minutes in, before Andrew O’Gara fired home the Glen men’s second goal in the fifteenth minute. Ryan McNern added a point from play on the 25 minute mark, followed by two Muff points, from Diver and Dermot Keaveney, to leave the half time score Naomh Columba 2-2 Naomh Pádraig 0-4 The second half opened with two points from the home side, Noel McGinley from play and Oisín McGinley from a free. Aidan Lynch found the net for the vistors in the 45th minute, with his close range shot just out of reach of Pauric O’Donnell. Glen responded with a barrage of points however, with two from Oisín McGinley (1 free), and points from Noel McGinley and Dermot McGuire. Keaveney pulled one back for the visitors in the 56th, before Ryan McNern added a further two points to his tally, and Dermot McGuire opened the gap to nine points.
Keaveney’s point in the 58th was immediately followed by a long range score from Jamie McNern. Diver found the net for the visitors again in the dying minutes, but it was a case of too little, too late, as the home side ran out six point winners. Naomh Columba: Pauric O’Donnell, Barry Carr, Kevin Cunningham, Martin Cunningham, Jamie McNern (0-1), Michael Maguire, Christopher Doherty, Declan McGuire, Andrew O’Gara (1-0), Conor Butler, Ryan McNern (1-3), Gavin McGinley, Oisín McGinley (0-4,3f), Kevin Beag Cunningham, Noel McGinley (0-2). Sub: Dermot McGuire (0-2)
Naomh Pádraig: Gerald Harkin, Brendan McColgan, Paul Duffy, Lawrence Lynch, Raymond McLaughlin, Enda McColgan, Damien Laird, Gerard McColgan, Eunan Keaveny, Mark Duffy (0-1), Barry Hegarty, Martin Duffy, Dermot Keaveney (0-3), Damian Diver (1-2), Aidan Lynch (1-0)
Referee: Shane Toolan, Aodh Ruadh
Termon had a comfortable 1-12 to 0-7 victory against Carndonagh in Termon on Saturday evening.
A scoring blitz of 1-6 in the first 20 minutes laid the foundation for a deserved victory. Points from Michael Boyle (35m free) and Trevor Alcorn (2 frees) in the first five minutes put Termon into an early lead. Further points from Martin Sweeney, Paddy McDaid were followed up by a well taken Dara McDaid goal after good approach work from Trevor Alcorn and Jimmy Gallagher.
Carn scored two points in the last five minutes of the opening half through Richie Cunningham and Padraig Doherty from a free. A Trevor Alcorn free and Dara McDaid closed out the scoring in the first half to leave Termon 1-7 to 0-2 ahead.
Carn opened strongly in the first 10 minutes of the second half with scores from two frees from Padraig Doherty and Cathal O Kane, but they also hit a number of poor wides from scoreable positions.
The energetic minor duo of Aidan Sweeney and Dara McDaid replied for Termon before Padraig Doherty and Eanna Newton closed the the gap to five points.
Michael Boyle then scored a point that his county colleague Michael Murphy would have been proud of, 40m out and tight on the sideline. Two more from Trevor Alcorn (one free and one from play) closed out the game.
A good victory for Termon at home which keeps their good start to Division 3 going well
Termon scorers: Trevor Alcorn 0-5,4f;, Dara McDaid 1-2 Michael Boyle 0-2,2f; Martin Sweeney, Paddy McDaid and Aidan Sweeney 0-1 each.
Carndonagh scorers: Padraig Doherty 0-4,4f; Richie Cunningham, Cathal O Kane and Eanna Newton 0-1 each.
Best for Termon were Aidan Sweeney, Dara McDaid, Jimmy Gallagher and Trevor Alcorn, Carn had good performances from Garbhan McGrenra, Padraig Doherty and Eanna Newton.
Aodh Ruadh 4-8
The sides were level in this game at half-time, 1-6 each, but goals did the business for the home side in the last quarter with Niall McCready, Conor Patton and Shane Ward doing the business.
Conor Patton was outstanding while Gary Carty, Anthony Boyle, Johnny Gallagher, Pauric Loughlin, Ciron Whoriskey and Michael Ward also impressed.
For Urris, who led 1-7 to 1-6 at the three-quarter mark, Dean Kelly, Darren Grant, Sean McDaid, Joe Grant and Alan Friel were best.
Aodh Ruadh: Paul Kane, Gary Carty, Johnny Gallagher, Michael Dolan, Anthony Boyle, Conor Patton (1-0) PJ McGee, James O’Donnell (0-1), Ciron Whoriskey (0-1), Pauric Loughlin, Donagh McIntyre, David Finnerty, Dirmuid McInerney (0-2), Michael Ward (1-1), David Dolan (0-2). Subs., Niall McCready (1-0) for D Finnerty, Damien Cleary (0-1) for D McIntyre, Shane Ward (1-0) for D Dolan, Niall Murray for D McInerney, Ronan Matthews for M Ward.
Urris: Joe Noone, Declan Grant, Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Doherty, Joe Grant (0-1), Sean McDaid, James Cook, Phillip Doherty, Darren Grant, Dean Kelly (0-5), Michael Doherty, Conor Friel, Alan Friel (0-2), Kevin McLoughlin, Mark McLoughlin (1-1) Subs., C Brennan, E Reidy, J Griffin, M Shields.
Division Three table
P W L D Pts
Termon 6 5 1 0 10
Carndonagh 6 4 2 0 8
Naomh Naille 5 4 1 0 8
Naomh Columba 6 4 2 0 8
Aodh Ruadh 6 3 3 0 6
Downings 4 3 1 0 6
Buncrana 5 2 3 0 4
Burt 5 1 4 0 2
Red Hughs 5 1 4 0 2
Urris 5 1 4 0 2
Muff 5 1 4 0 2