Kilcar ease to victory in Bundoran

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Kilcar ease to victory in Bundoran

Kilcar, as expected, got their league campaign off to a successful start under new manager, Martin McHugh.

Bundoran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12

Kilcar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-17

The sun shone in Bundoran and both sides served up a sporting game but the result was never in doubt.

After a fairly competitive opening half Kilcar led at the break by 2-10 to 1-6.

Bundoran, short four regulars (Ciaran McCaughey, Paul Brennan, Johnny Boyle and Jamie Brennan) fought hard against a slick Kilcar outfit.

They had the opening point from Tommy Hourihane and led again by 1-1 to 0-3 after Christy Keaney outfielded Conor McShane and dummied Eamon McGinley before sliding home a goal on six minutes.

But thereafter, it was Kilcar who were dominant with Stephen McBrearty outstanding. Their first goal came on nine minutes when McBrearty cut through the Kilcar defence. His effort for goal was well saved by it fell for Ryan McHugh to palm home.

Patrick McBrearty was on target five times while Andrew McClean also looked really sharp, hitting a point and the second Kilcar goal, on16 minutes, was a real team effort with Mark Sweeney involved at the start and at the finish as he fired home.

One of the highlights of the opening half was a magnificent point from Gary Clancy into the breeze from around 45m.

The second half was more of the same with Patrick McBrearty palming home a third goal on 42 minutes while man of the match, Stephen McBrearty, finished the fourth on 48 minutes.

Bundoran kept plugging away gamely with some good points from Hourihane and Michael McEniff and Hourihane converted a penalty in the last minute.

Bundoran: C Carty; D McCaughey, J Keaney, P Rooney (0-1); A Brennan, S McGowan, B McGowan; P McGonigle, N Dunne; S Carr, M McEniff (0-2), G Clancy (0-2); T Hourihane (1-5,1-0pen,3f), C Keaney (1-1), D Hoey (0-1). Subs., A Russell for Rooney 28; S Moohan for Dunne 40; P Delaney for B McGowan 45; Niall McGonigle for D Hoey 59.

Kilcar: E McGinley; B Shovlin, C McShane, P Carr; A McClean (0-1), R McHugh (1-0), S McBrearty (1-2,1f); M Hegarty (0-2), C McGinley (0-1); E McHugh, M McHugh, M Sweeney (1-1); C C Doherty, P McBrearty (1-8,4f), A McGinley (0-2). Subs., M McClean for Doherty; S Shovlin for B Shovlin, both 55; P Gallagher for R McHugh 58.

Referee: J White (Killybegs)