Killybegs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Glenfin . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Killybegs may have been minus the talismanic Hugh McFadden and Eoghan Ban Gallagher, but that did not stop the feisty Fishermen from pulling clear in the final quarter of a well- contested affair at a sweltering Fintra.
Conversely, Glenfin were missing Frank McGlynn and had a dream start courtesy of another McGlynn.
Kevin McGlynn found himself deep inside a slightly choppy Killybegs defence and he rounded the keeper to give the visitors a dream start after just two minutes.
And they could have converted another goal but the recently returned Gerard Ward missed a penalty that was well saved by Kevin Martin.
But Killybegs, who were fielding a number of young players hit through the excellent Shane Molloy, with Anthony O’Hara hitting some fine frees for the winners.
The sides were level at 1-5 each at half-time with O’Hara finishing a fine one-two to the Glenfin net to spark the comeback in a half where John Ban Gallagher reigned supreme.
The Fishermen were smartly out of the blocks on the restart and Molloy, O’Hara and Christopher Murrin were all on target.
Glenfin were relying on Gerard Ward as a target man up front, but were forced to rely on scraps.
The youthful home side, that fielded the likes of Evan Broderick, Eoin Gallagher, Daniel Keaney, Dara McClean and Mark McGuinness, pulled clear in the final quarter.
This was a valuable victory for a club that has lost several quality players to emigration in recent years.
And they were minus the hugely influential McFadden and Eoin Ban Gallagher also yesterday.
Glenfin badly missed the steadying influence of Frank McGlynn, but will be strengthened in the coming weeks by the return of ace attacker Gerard Ward.
Killybegs scorers: Anthony O’Hara 1-4, Shane Molloy 0-3, Pauric Gallagher 0-3 John Ban Gallagher 0-2, Kevin Martin 0-1, Donal McGuire 0-1,
Glenfin scorers: Kevin McGlynn 1-0, Gerard Ward 0-3, Jason Marley 0-2, Matthew McGinley 0-1, Matthew McGinley 0-1, Ciaran Foy 0-1, Gary Dorrian 0-1.