Naomh Ultan survived a second half comeback from Naomh Brid to take the two league points in Dunkineely on Sunday morning.
Naomh Ultan . . . . . . 1-8
Naomh Brid . . . . . . . 0-9
In difficult conditions with a heavy drizzle throughout, the home side led by 1-5 to 0-2 at the break, with the goal coming from Andrew Blaine.
Naomh Brid fought back gamely in the second half but it wasn’t enough as the home side took the points, which will help them move away from the bottom of the table.
Naomh Ultan: D Murrin; M McGlynn, J Cassidy, P Murrin; S Shovlin, D Gallier (0-1), D Gallagher; A Duddy, D Shovlin; J Alvey, C Kennedy (0-1), A Blaine (1-0); A Lyons (0-3), P Alvey, J Byrne (0-1). Subs., A Byrne (0-1) for Kennedy; A Rodgers (0-1) for Blaine.
Naomh Brid: P McDaid (0-1); G McCafferty (0-2), R Gallagher, S Burgess; M Quinn, C Walsh, C Rooney; T Gallagher, D Langan (0-1); S Walsh (0-4), D Walsh, D Brogan (0-1); P Brennan, P McGrory, D McCafferty.
Referee: J White (Killybegs)
Good win for Downings
Downing moved to joint second in the table with a one point victory over Naomh Colmcille on Sunday afternoon in Pairc Colmcille, Newtowncunningham.
Naomh Colmcille 2-11
Lorcan Connor (2) and Patrick McGroddy were the Downings goalscorers in a kEenly contested tie that was in the balance right to the end.
Downings now join Buncrana on 13 points from ten games and are seven points adrift of runaway leaders Aodh Ruadh, who are unbeaten after ten games.
Downings: John McGroddy; Seamus Gallagher, David Hay, Allen Passoma; James Lee Mcbride, . Bryan McGinley, Ben McBride; Oisin Boyce, Shane Boyce; Lorcan Connor (2-2), Gary Bán McClafferty (0-2), Finighin McClafferty; Patrick McGroddy (1-2), Colin Gallagher (0-2), Aaron Mc Clafferty (0-1).