Castlefin side Robert Emmets continued their unbeaten start to the new campaign in Division Four with a one-point win away to Moville, while Naomh Colmcille posted their fourth win from four to keep the pressure up at the top of the table.
Robert Emmets 0-9
ROBERT Emmet’s kept their noses in front at the top of the table with a narrow win over Moville on Saturday night.
Both teams were a man light following a red card apiece in the first five minutes and things were still deadlocked at the interval. Odhran McDermott netted for the hosts from a penalty, while the side managed by Dessie McFeely had Michael Lafferty and Johnny McLaughlin to thank for their first half scored.
There was never much between the sides although McLaughlin popped over three more points in the second half to ensure the one-point win.
Moville: Ryan Killen; Niall Cavanagh, Michael Brendan Doherty, Stephen Kearney; Eunan Hegarty, Joe McBride, Sean Diver; John Faulkener, Malachy McDermott; James Henry, Danny Murphy (0-2), Odhran McDermott (1-0, pen); Ryan McDermott (0-3), Michael McMonagle,
Robert Emmets: Adam McConnell; Patrick Dooher, Dean McBrearty, Brian Dooher; Mark Lafferty, Marcus Curran, Sean Coyle; Simon McMenamin, Dominic McGlinchey; Johnny McLaughlin (0-5), Michael Lafferty (0-3), Christopher Bryson; Andrew McMenamin, Darren Larkin (0-1), John
Hunter. Subs Used: Sean Paul Murphy, Thomas Devlin.
Naomh Colmcille 2-13
Na Rossa 1-5
Naomh Colmcille have been racking up big scores since their demotion to Division Four and that trend continued on Saturday evening against Na Rossa.
Trevor Melly, though, scored an early goal to give the away team the early initiative but the hosts soon settled into a familiar pattern. Naomh Colmcille grew into the game towards the end of the half and by the break had overturned their deficit to lead by two, 0-8 to 1-2 with Thomas McKinley, Joe Donaghy, Willie Gillespie, Ciaran Callaghan, Ryan McErlean and Mark Dowds on the mark. McKinley and Gillespie added second half goals to give the home team a comfortable 2-13 to 1-5 win.
Naomh Colmcille: Aiden Friel; Paul Friel, Alex Devenney, Mark Callaghan; Gerard Curran, Shane McAteer, Eddie Gillespie; Ryan McErlean (0-4), Ryan McKinley; Ciaran Callaghan (0-1), Andrew Clarke, Joe Donaghey (0-2); Willie Gillespie (1-2), Thomas McKinley (1-1), Mark Dowds (0-3). Subs used: William Lynch, Stephen Davenport, Don Hegarty, John Fullerton, Cathal Curran.
Na Rossa: James Bonner; Brian Breslin, Daniel Melly, Jamie McCready; Shane McCready, Cormac McHugh, Odhran Gallagher (0-2); John Paul Breslin, Eugene Molloy; Ryan McCready (0-1), Ryan Hennessey, Daryl Devenney; Trevor Melly (1-0), Tommy Brennan (0-1), Patrick Melly (0-2).
Letterkenny Gaels 0-9
St Mary’s, Convoy 2-11
St Mary’s from Convoy are in third place following their comfortable away win against Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday evening.
Gaels were quickest to settle as Convoy squandered some early scoring opportunities. Gaels were two points up after 25 minutes with scores from Charlie Creevy, Niall McManus, Nicky McGarrigle and Micky Harte,
Convoy’s scores coming from Thomas McHugh and Emmett McNamee. Convoy then came good with a well taken goal from full forward Conor McNulty and two points from Ryan Kettle. Gaels response was a point from John Doran but trailed 1-5 to 0-4 at half-time.
Full-forward McNulty hit three more excellent points in the early minutes of the second half. Gaels tried to get to grips with a couple of points from McManus,Conor McBrearty and Sub Oisín McElhinney but sharp shooters Anthony Browne, who grabbed 1-2, and Ryan Kettle made sure Oliver Prunty’s men went home with the honours.
Letterkenny Gaels: Ethan Mulrennan; Eoin Kelly, Tommy Daly, Aaron Stewart; Kevin Kilkenny, Ciaran Cannon, Darren Hunter; Paddy Doherty, Mickey Harte (0-1); John Doran (0-1), Nicky McGarrigle (0-1), Oisín Cannon; Niall McManus (0-3), Charlie Creevy (0-1), Conor McBrearty
(0-1)) Subs: Oisín McElhinney (0-1), Colm O’Breslin Ciaran Lynch, Barrie Boyle.
St Mary’s, Convoy: Conor Cairns; Sean Allen, Oisín Porter, Sean Browne; John Doherty, Packie Mailey, Keelan McGinley; John A Kee (0-1), Thomas McHugh (0-1); Anthony Browne (1-2) Lawrence McMullan, Emmett McNamee (0-1); Peter Blake, Conor McNulty (1-3), Ryan Kettle(0-3). Subs Emmett
McNulty, Seamus O’Donnell.
Naomh Padraig, Lifford 0-7
Fourth placed Milford came good in the second half to post a big win over Naomh Padraig from Lifford on Sunday.
Luke Barrett and Cathal McGettigan were on the mark at Moyle View on Saturday evening with goals that topped the balance of fovour the way of the hosts. Milford led by three, 0-6 to 0-3, at the interval and the goals from Barrett and McGettigan powered them to a win.
Milford: Caolán McGettigan; Mark Farren, Barry McNulty, Cormac Friel; Enda McHugh, Pauric Curley, Manus Boyce; Luke Barrett, Lorcan Friel; Dean Burgess, Christopher Barret, PJ Evison; Cathal McGettigan, Kevin McGee, David Curley. Subs used: Ciaran McHugh, Paul Fisher, Ciaran McLaughlin.
Naomh Padraig, Lifford: Shaun McBrearty; Seamie Breslin, Patrick McNamee, Michael McBrearty; Darren Gillespie, Johnny Mahon, Brian Breslin; Paul Lynch, Emmet Caterson, Lorny Crossan, Conor Catterson, Mark Carlin; Shane Meehan, Gary McGirr, Declan Lafferty. Sub used: Steve Devine.