Aodh Ruadh continued their good run with a big win away to Downings. The win was built on a strong full-back line and Michael Sticky Ward was back up front.
Downings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12
Aodh Ruadh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Philip Patton gave a man of the match display, while Niall Harley, David McGurrin, Callum O'Halloran (who marked Lorcan Connor) and Seamus Kane also excelled.
Downings: Pat McGroddy, Michael Bradley, David Haye, Ben McBride, Brian McGinley, Kevin McGee, Shane Boyce, James Lee McBride, Sean McBride, Kevin Doherty, Gary McClafferty, Alan Peasona, Lorcan Conor, Colin Gallagher, Oisin Boyce.
Aodh Ruadh: Peter Boyle, Michael Ward, Damien Cleary (0-1), Callum O'Halloran, Johnny Gethins (0-2), Colm Kelly, Paddy Gillespie; Niall Harley (0-2), Conor Patton; David McGurrin (1-3), Seamus Kane (2-3), Ryan McKenna (0-2), Philip Patton (0-1), David Dolan (0-2), Michael Sticky Ward (0-1). Subs., Eamonn McGrath for Gillespie 40; Gary Carty for McGrath 44; PJ Gillespie for Carty 55.
Referee: James Connors
Goals enough for Gaels
Letterkenny Gaels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-07
Burt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10
A resolute second half performance ensured that the home team held on for victory in this entertaining match at Páirc na nGael yesterday evening.
The Gaels did the spadework for the victory in the opening half as they led 2-5 to 0-7 at the break with the goals coming in the last ten minutes of the half from Brendan O'Brien and Conor McBrearty.
Scorers were scarce in the second half with just five scored and all of them came in the opening eight minutes, as the final 22 minutes remained scoreless with both sides guilty of misses.
Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham; C Coll, R Quinn, K Kilkenny; C Browne, D Hunter, C Lynch; B O’Brien (1-0), C Cannon; S McDonagh (0-1), M Harte, P Doherty (0-1); S McGlade (0-1), C McBrearty (1-4, 2f), J Doran. Subs: N McGarrigle for M Harte , D O’Malley for J D , S Crossan for B O’Brien , B Carey for S McGlade .
Burt: K Glenn; T Doherty, S O’Donnell, P Doherty; M Donaghy (0-1), M McCann, T McMacken, C Dowds, D O’Donnell, P McHugh (0-3, 1 ’45’), D Grant (0-1), C Harkin (0-2); M Coyle (0-2, 2f), S McHugh (0-1), D Gallagher.
Big win for Buncrana
Buncrana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Naomh Comcille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12
Buncrana started very strong and racked up 2-3 with eleven minutes on the clock with goals from William McLaughlin (4) and Oisin O Flaherty (11 mins).
Naomh Colcille took 17 minutes make an impression on the scoreboard with with a point from Joe Donaghey from play. They converted three frees in the first half.
Half time Buncrana 2-6, Naomh Colmcille 0-4
Buncrana scored eight times from play in the second half while the vistors scored 2 from play and six frees.
Buncrana forwards Odhran and Oisin Doherty did a lot of damage in second half. Wing backs Noel McLaughlin and Kevin O Loughlin also excelled for Buncrana.
Buncrana: Gary McDaid, Eddie Gillespie, Alec Devenney, Ricky Hegarty, Oran Hilley, Paul Friel, Daniel Clarke, Ryan McErlane, Michael Lynch, Michael Friel, Willie Gillespie, Joe Donanghey, Stephen Gallagher, Conor Grant.
Naomh Colmcille: Sean Parker, Conor Grant, Bruce Waldron, Aedan Stokes, Kevin O’Loughlin, William McLaughlin, Noel McLaughlin, Caolan McGonagle, Odhran Doherty, Adrian Doherty, Oisin Doherty, Oisin O’Flagherty, Shane McGeehan, David Bell, Garbhan Friel.
Referee: Patrick McKeever.
Four goal blitz by Fanad
Gaeil Fhánada 4-06
N Ultan 0-10
A four goal blitz from Fanad Gaels helped them over come Naomh Ultan. Both sides contested in the first half and there was little between them.
A Jimmy Coyle goal made the difference between the side at half time on a scoreline of 1-03 to 0-03.
Second half goals from Niall Carr, Oisin McFadden and Joe Blaney helped the Gaels secure a good home win despite the high point scoring rate of Naomh Ultan
Gaeil Fhanada: Brendan Friel , Joe Blaney (1-0) Paddy Heraghty, Aidan Heraghty, Conor McGonigle, Ryan McGonigle, Ronan McAteer, Jimmy Coyle (1-1), Oisin Shiels, Mark McConigley, Seami Nanny Friel (0-4), Alan McAteer, Mark Friel, Paul Dougie Coyle, Niall Carr (1-1), Seimi Coshia Friel for Alan McAteer, Michael Sweeney for Mark McConigley, Frank Sweeney for Aidan Heraghty, Oisin McFadden (1-0) for D Coyle, Fergal Friel, Ciaran Coll, Johnny Friel.
Naomh Ultan: P Duddy, Alan Lyons (0-3), James Byrne, Joe Alvey (0-1), Cian Kennedy, Michael McGlynn, Shane McWhinnie, Declan Murrin (0-1), Allister Rodgers, Dermot Gallier (0-2), Daniel Gallagher, Paul Gallier, Jonathon Cassidy, Peter Alvey, Donal Murrin. Subs: Aidan Duddy (0-2), Damien Quigley (0-1)
Referee: Michael Mulhern.
Naomh Brid record a good home win
Naomh Brid had too much firepower for Urris in this Division Three clash played in Trummon.
Naomh Brid . . . . . 2-10 Urris . . . . . 0-4
Pauric McDaid from the penalty spot and Shane Walsh scored the goals, both in the first half, as Naomh Brid led 2-2 to 0-3 having played against the wind in the opening half.
And with Clint Walsh and Sean Gormley driving on from the half-back line and Tom Gallagher and Paul McGrory in control at midfield Naomh Brid dominated the second half as they outscored the Inishowen men by eight points to one.
Shane Walsh with 1-4 top scored for the winners in a man of the match performance from centre half forward.
Naomh Brid: Pauric McDaid (1-1, pen, 1f); Michael Travers, Ross Gallagher, Gary McCafferty; Sam Burgess, Clint Walsh (0-1), Sean Gormley (0-1); Tom Gallagher, Paul McGrory (0-1); Gearoid Gallagher, Shane Walsh (1-4), Conor Rooney; Owen Harron, Darragh Brogan (0-1), Declan McCafferty (0-1); Subs: Stephen McDaid, Calum Gallagher, Pauric Gormley.