Naomh Muire 3-7 Cloughaneely 0-14
Two goals in the space of three minutes at The Banks were the crucial scores for the winners in the opening half with Patrick Gillespie finishing both off with aplomb in period from the 7th to the 9th minute.
Those goals were the only scores from play from the winners, but Cloughaneely still managed to turn over with a 0-9 to 2-2 interval lead, and among their scorers were Shaun McGuire, Darren Ferry and John McGarvey.
Once again, the winners struck for a 34th minute goal from Padraig McCaffrey that gave them a valuable cushion for the rest of the match. But Cloughaneely responded through with points from McGuire, Ferry and McGarvey.
However two injury time points from Robert O’Donnell and Darragh sealed a narrow victory.
Naomh Muire: Brian Grant, Tomas Duffy, Adrian O Gara, Owen McGarvey, Robert O Donnell, Brian Gillespie, Shaun Gallagher, Patrick Gillespie (2-0), Jack O’Brien, Darragh White, Padraig McCafferty (0-1), Jack Boyle, Harry Harden (0-1), Daniel Devlin, Sean Yank Boyle (0-3, 3F), Subs; Adam O’Brien (0-1) for Daniel Devlin
Cloughaneely: Shaun McClafferty, Ciaran McFadden, Paul McFadden, Paddy Cannon, Cian McFadden, Shaun McGuire (0-1), Ronan Cannon (0-1), Ciaran McFadden Snr (0-1), Kevin Mulhern, John McGarvey (0-2), Darren Ferry (0-6, 2F), Martin McGuire (0-2), Mark Harley (0-1), Eugene McGuire, Ciaran Scanlon.
Four Masters build on good start
Four Masters 4-12
It was a case of job done at half time of the Division 2 league game in Glenfin.
Four Master got the perfect start with a goal in the first minute when a long ball into the Glenfin square, ended up in the back of the net.
Glenfin recovered well, and when Paddy O Connor converted a penalty in the 10th minute it put them one point up.
At this point there was very little between the sides but when Frank McGlynn had to go off injured it unsettled Glenfin and Four Masters took full advantage and scored 2.06 without reply to put the half time score Glenfin 1.04 Four Masters 3.09.
In the second half, Glenfin tried hard to get back into the game, and points from Michael McGlynn and Paddy O Connor closed the gap slightly. But a fourth Four Master goal in the 15th minute from Darren Doherty closed it out.
Glenfin: Liam O’Meara, Martin O Donnell, Kyle Doherty, Gary Herron; David Carr, Steven McGlynn, Jason Morrow (0-1); Stephen Ward, Frank McGlynn; Daniel McGlynn (0-1), Paddy O Connor (1-6), Gary Dorrian; Kevin McGlynn (0-1), Michael McGlynn (0-1), Ciaran Foy. Subs - Matthew McGinley for Frank McGlynn. Aodhfin McGlynn for Ciaran Foy, Ronan Carlin for Gary Dorrian.
Four Masters: Ryan Hughes, Darren Walsh, Kevin Breslin (0-1), Dylan Kennedy; Josh Lacey, Karl Lacey (0-2), Sean Boyle; Patrick Reid (1-0), Sean O Kennedy (0-1); Darren Doherty (1-0), Kevin McBrearty, Barry Monaghan (0-3); Dylan Muldoon (0-1), Dylan Ward 1-0, Conor McMonagle (0-4).
Away win for Milford in Malin
Milord had a narrow victory over a somewhat depleted Malin who had some players on soccer duty yesterday.
The visitors led by 0-6 to 0-4 after a poor enough half of football, with marksman Gary Merritt prominent from placed balls. Declan Walsh was fairly prominent for the home side and set up and finished a fine score for Malin.
Milford moved clear after the break through points from Christopher Barrett and David Curley, but Malin hit back through well struck goal from Dan McDaid to put them a point up with nine minutes left.
But Milford stayed cool and finished the match out with some well struck frees from the ever-accurate Merritt.
Malin: Paco McLaughlin, Aidan Bambrick, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Byrne; Kieron McColgan, Gary Farren, Ryan Doherty; Declan Walsh (0-1), Conor Farren; Thomas McLaughlin, Dan McDaid (1-5,4f), Christopher Doherty; Danny McCarron, Patrick McColgan Connor McColgan. Subs; Anthony Kelly (0-1, 1f) for Christopher Doherty (25) Martin Lafferty for Declan Walsh (45) John Joe Doherty for Thomas McLaughlin (50 ).
Milford; Shaun Gallagher, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Kieron Sheridan; Gavin Grier, Patrick Peoples, Brandon Wilkie; Sean Black, Anthony Fisher; Johnny Logue, Pauric Curley (0-2), Christopher Barrett (0-1), David Curley (0-1); Darragh Black (0-1) Gary Merritt (0-7 5f). Subs used Thomas Evesson for Brandon Wilkie and Luke Barrett for Sean Black (40) Kyle Black for Johnny Logue (52) Adam Serrinha for Gavin Grier (56).
Mulligan is the MacCumhaills hero
Sean MacCumhaills 3-11 Naomh Columba 2-10
Super Stephen Mulligan was the Sean MacCumhaills hero as the Twin Towns side got the better of a youthful Naomh Columba in a feisty affair at Ballybofey.
The winners led by 2-6 to 1-6 at the interval thanks to two well struck goals from Mulligan with Glen hitting back through Michael McGuire who soloed through before finding the net.
The second half was a real ding dong affair with youthful Glen starting best with points from Christopher Byrne, Ryan McNern and Ryan Gillespie all on target. Byrne followed up with a well- struck goal in the 40th minute to give them a three points lead.
But MacCumhaills hit back through the inevitable Mulligan who hit 1-2 in the space of four minutes.
Sean Mac Cumhaills: Chris Patton, Gerard Grindle, Martin Gallagher, Ronan Mc Menamin, Andrew McCloskey; Gary Dunnion, Conor Griffin, Steven O’Reilly; Nathan Gavigan (0-1), Padraic Patton (0-3), Joe Dunnion (0-1), Gary Wilson; Stephen Mulligan (3-5), Alan Patton, Adam Lynch. Subs; Darren McGowan (0-1) for Andrew McCloskey (black card). Shaun McGowan for Alan Patton.
Naomh Columba: Paddy Byrne (0-1f), Barry Carr, Kieran Mc Brearty, Philip Doherty; Philip McNern, Michael McGuire (0-1), Conor Carr; Declan McGuire (0-1), Christopher Byrne (1-31f); Ryan McNern (0-1), Pauric Cunningham, Kevin McNern; Paul Doherty, Ryan Gillespie (0-2 2f), Pauric O’Neill. Subs; Martin Cunnigham for Conor Carr.