Killybegs are closing in on promotion to the top flight with another win on Friday night at home to Naomh Brid. They have it in their own hands now with three games left with Malin, Bundoran and Glenfin their clostest rivals.
Naomh Brid 1-3
Killybegs stay on course for promotion as table toppers with an easy win over Naomh Brid on Friday evening. The Trummon men had their eye on their big game on Sunday in Celebrity Bainisteoir.
Killybegs led 0-5 to 0-2 at the break and a Brendan Boyle goal in the second half sealed the issue for them, even though they were without a number of regulars include Shane Boyle and Conal Molloy.
Scorers: Brendan Boyle 1-2,2f; Daniel Breslin, Paul McGinley 0-2 each; Jason Noctor, Shane Molloy, Pauric Gallagher 0-1 each.
Fanad Gaels 0-10
Malin kept their promotion hopes on track with a narrow win over Fanad Gaels.
They led by eight points at the break after playing with the elements, but Fanad stormed back in the second half with Seamus ‘Coshia’ Friel adding six points to the two he got in the opening half, but their efforts just fell short.
Fanad Gaels: S McAteer; P Herrity, C Martin, F Sweeney; J Coyle, M Friel, P Shiels; B Callaghan, P McConigley; M Sweeney, E Walsh, S Nanny Friel (0-1); C McElwaine, S Coshia Friel (0-8), A McAteer (0-1). Subs., R McAteer for F Sweeney; R McGonigle for Callaghan.
Malin: D Mullarkey; M McLaughlin, D Harkin, G Farren; C Farren, J McLaughlin, J C Doherty; M Byrne (1-2), P Kelly; D McDaid (0-1), M Byrne (0-2), A Kelly (0-2); S McLaughlin, T Doherty, P McLaughlin (0-2). Sub., A Byrne.
McGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2
P W L D Pts
Killybegs 13 10 2 1 21
Malin 12 8 3 1 17
Glenfin 12 7 5 0 14
Bundoran 11 6 4 1 13
MacCumhaills 13 6 7 0 12
Naomh Brid 12 4 7 1 9
Naomh Mhuire 12 4 7 1 9
C Ch Fhaola 12 3 7 2 8
Fanad Gaels 13 3 9 1 7
Naomh Columba 0-8
Burt produced their best form of the year at Hibernian Park on Saturday night to eke out a one point win over visitors Naomh Columba. Burt, firmly rooted to the bottom of the table, started well and had eased into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead by the quarter hour mark – their scores coming from Shane McDaid, Daragh Grant and Paul McHugh.
It was all of 22 minutes before Ryan McNeir got the Glen men of the mark, racing through for a point following good work by David O’Donnell. McNeir’s second point a minute later was cancelled out almost immediately by a Joe Boyle free. Despite their fair share of possession Burt could only tag on a Mickey McCann point before the break and this too was cancelled out when Oisin McGinley recorded the first of his four points to leave the half-time tally – Burt 0-5, N. Columba 0-3.
Burt were off the mark first on the restart and had three more points on the board by 40 minutes – all from the dead ball, two courtesy of Joe Boyle and one from Enda McDermott. Dermott Maguire triggered the N. Columba comeback with a 41st minute point and this was followed by four unanswered scores by the visitors – three from the boot of Oisin McGinley and a fourth from substitute Conor Butler – to leave the score level with five minutes on the clock. And then, just when a draw seemed certain, up popped Martin Donaghey with a 61st minute winner for the home-side.
Burt: Kevin McDermott; Johnny Downey, Mark McGavigan, Benny Harrigan; Stephen Gillespie, Martin Donaghey (0-1), Paul McHugh (0-1); Ciaran Dowds, Paddy McDermott; Daragh Grant (0-1), Joe Boyle (0-3), Niall Campbell; Mickey McCann (0-1), Enda McDermott (0-1), Shane McDaid (0-1). Subs: Conor Harkin for McDaid, Ronan McDermott for Grant.
Naomh Columba: Shane O’Gara; Barry Carr, Kevin Cunningham, Martin Cunningham; David O’Donnell, Michael Maguire, Stephen Jones; Declan Maguire, Dermott Maguire (0-01); Gabhan McGinley, Oisin McGinley (0-04), Andrew O’Gara; Liam Boyle, Kevin Beag Cunningham, Ryan McNeir (0-02). Subs: Ciaran McBrearty for Michael Maguire, Conor Butler (0-1) for Boyle, Jamie McNern for Jones, Kevin McNern for Kevin Beag Cunningham.
St. Naul’s 1-12
Aodh Ruadh 0-4
St. Naul’s got their promotion hopes back on track with a convincing win over Aodh Ruadh, who now look in danger of dropping to Division 4.
A goal from Shane Conneely was the big score of the game while Barry Rose also impressed with five points.
St. Naul’s: P Burke; J White, C Mcbrearty, C Lowther; L McGroarty, S Johnston, J Rose; D Friel, B Griffin (0-3); B Rose (0-5), P McGroarty (0-2), B Breen; J Flynn, S Conneely (1-2), E Gallagher. Sub., C McDevitt for B Rose.
Aodh Ruadh: P Kane; M Dolan, C Whoriskey, D Finnerty; PJ McGee, A Boyle (0-2,2f0, N McCready; K Ryan (0-1), P Loughlin; D Dolan, C Patton, D McIntyre; D McInerney, M Ward (0-1), B Roper.
Na Dúnaibh 3-6
The home side snatched a late late goal to earn a share of the spoils from a game that was controlled by the visitors throughout and who held an eleven point lead at one stage.
The visitors playing with the aid of a stiff breeze raced into 3 point lead by the 10th minute before Gary Mc Clafferty opened the scoring for the home side. The visitors hit a purple patch and were 11 points to the good by the 20th minute thanks to goals from Alan Friel and Mark McLaughlin. Downings finished the half strongly and a thunderbolt from Shea Coyle helped reduce the decepit to 5 at half time. Half-time Na Dunaibh 1-5, Urris 2-7.
Despite thaving the strong breeze in their backs for the second period the Rosguill men were unable to captalise and wasted several good scoring oppurunities. It took ten minutes for the opening score of the half and it was a decisive score from the boot of Mc Clafferty who slotted to the net from 14 yards following a well worked move. Urris responded with 2 points from Alan Friel and Jason Doherty to open up a 4 point lead again.
Urris were totally dominant around the middle of the park but found it difficult to convert the possession into scores. Mc Clafferty again reduced the margin to three to set up a tense finish. As injury time approached a speculutative ball into the Urris penalty area was broken out to the waiting Shaun Mc Ginley and he blasted low and hard trough a packed goalmouth to level the scores for the first time in the game.
Na Dúnaibh: Brendan Mc Gee, Seamus Gallagher, David Hay, Ben Mc Nutt, Oisin Boyce, Michael Bradley(0-1), Shea Coyle(1-1), Sean Mc Bride, Seaghan Mc Clafferty,Aaron Mc Clafferty (0-2), Finian Mc Clafferty, Danny Mc Bride, Andy Connor, Aaron Mc Clafferty, Brian Curran, Gary Mc Clafferty (1-4), . Subs: Shaun Mc Ginley (1-0), Kevin Doherty
Urris: Ciaran Friel, James Griffin, Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Doherty, Mickey Grant, Joe Grant, Shaun Mc Daid, Paul Doherty, Donal Kelly, Dean Kelly, Jason Doherty (0-1), Conor Bradley (0-1), Alan Friel (1-4), Michael Doherty, Mark Mc Laughlin(1-3)
Referee: Don Langan
Centra Supermarkets Division 3
P W L D Pts
Carndonagh 14 10 4 0 20
Naomh Columba 15 10 5 0 20
Termon 13 9 4 0 18
Naomh Naille 14 8 5 1 17
Buncrana 13 7 5 1 15
Red Hughs 13 6 6 1 13
Urris 14 5 7 2 12
Downings 13 5 7 1 11
Burt 13 4 9 0 8
Aodh Ruadh 14 4 10 0 8
N Padraig-Muff 12 3 9 0 6
Four Masters 1-6
Naomh Mhuire 0-5
Paddy Muldoon’s U21’s exacted revenge for last years defeat to Naomh Mhuire with a hard fought win in tough conditions on Sunday morning. A Gavin Bennett goal on 40 minutes provided Four Masters with a 3 point cushion which wasn’t relinquished in the second half, and although the visitors took it back to a goal with ten minutes to go, a Luke Keaney free late in injury time proved to be the insurance score.
Naomh Mhuire opted to play with the first half breeze, but it was the home side out of the blocks the quicker with a Luke Keaney free. Marty Harkin equalised and as a downpour ensued, the quality of football deteriorated and scores became scarce but Sean Boyle pointed on 22 minutes to give Naomh Mhuire the lead again. Midfield was an entertaining struggle, but over the hour Luke Keaney and Dylan Muldoon won the majority of possession, and Keaney landed a second free to bring his side to parity just before the break.
Four Masters now had the breeze and straight from the throw-in, Oisin McGinty hit the crossbar for a goal off his left foot but the shot made it over the bar for the opening second half point. Naomh Mhuire were struggling to find their rhythm after the break and when Ryan Muldoon dispossessed a visitors attack the ball was transferred at pace upfield to Oisin McGinty, who slipped a pass to Gavin Bennett to expertly goal past Conor Devenney.
Naomh Mhuire to their credit responded with a Sean Boyle point, but Luke Keaney and Dylan Ward extended the home lead to 5 points on 50 minutes. Naomh Mhuire introduced 4 subs who made a difference as Marty Harkin and Hugh “Yank” Boyle brought it back to a goal. Naomh Mhuire pushed hard for the 3 pointer but some great work by Steven Graham in the home goal, aided by excellent defence frustrated the visitors. One such attack was intercepted by John Boyle and fed Sean O’Kennedy who went on a solo run of some 100 yards to win a late free for Luke Keaney to convert and close out the game.
Four Masters - Steven Graham, John Boyle, Darren Walsh, Leo McHugh, Kevin Breslin, Sean O’Kennedy, Daniel Harley, Dylan Muldoon, Luke Keaney (0-4), Lochlain Casey, Oisin McGinty (0-1), Ciaran Cornyn, Dylan Ward (0-01), Darragh Farragher, Ryan Muldoon. Subs used – Gavin Bennett (1-0), Darragh Doogan.
Naomh Mhuire – Conor Devenney, Jack O’Brien, Robert O’Donnell, Chris Devlin, Hugh Martin, Adrian O’Gara, Hugh McGeady, Patrick Gillespie, Owen Grant, Ciaran McCafferty, Hugh “Yank” Boyle (0-1), Shane Greene, Sean Boyle (0-2), Darragh White, Marty Harkin (0-2). Subs used – John Walsh, Thomas Devenney, Francis Gallagher, James Ferry.
Junior A Football Championship: Naomh Padraig Leifear 0-8, Milford 2-8.
Junior B Football Championship: Naomh Padraig-Muff 1-7, Naomh Conaill 3-10 .
Senior Hurling Championship: St Eunans 3-7, Sean MacCumhaills 1-12.
McGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2: Fanad Gaels 0-10, Malin 1-9; Na Cealla Beaga 1-9, Naomh Brid 1-3.
McGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve: Fanad Gaels 0-6, Malin 1-6.
Centra Supermarkets Division 3: Burt 0-9, Naomh Columba 0-8; Downings 3-6, Urris 2-9; Naomh Naille 1-12, Aodh Ruadh 0-4.
Centra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve: Naomh Naille 2-4, Aodh Ruadh 0-15; Burt 0-6, Naomh Columba 0-7; Downings 0-7, Urris 1-7.
Marley Coach Hire Division 5: Naomh Columba 0-8, MacCumhaills 3-6; Ardara 0-8, Glenfin 1-10.
U21 A Football Championship: Four Masters 1-5, Naomh Mhuire 0-4; Malin 1-10, Cloughaneely 1-12; Milford 0-20, Dungloe 2-11; St Michaels 3-17, Glenfin 0-2; Letterkenny Gaels 4-7, Glenswilly 1-9.
Under 21 B Football Championship: Naomh Brid 1-11, Burt 1-7; Naomh Colmcille 3-13, Aodh Ruadh 3-10; Robert Emmets 4-5, Naomh Padraig Leifear 1-16; Moville 1-5, Buncrana 3-13; An Tearmain 0-7, Carndonagh 1-11.