An injury to Michael Murphy was the main talking point from Saturday night’s Division One game at Pairc Naomh Columba.
Glenswilly . . . . . . . . 2-8
St. Michael’s . . . . . . . 2-12
The Donegal captain was helped from the field in the closing stages after suffering a leg injury.
Earlier in the second half, Murphy had scored his team’s opening goal as Glenswilly fought to get back into the contest.
They’d trailed at half-time 2-6 to 0-4 with the St. Michael’s goals in a one-sided first half scored by Andrew Kelly and Christy Toye.
But the visitors appeared to take the foot off the pedal after the break and three Murphy points were followed by his goal which was scored straight from a 13m free.
St. Michael’s kicked a couple of delightful scores to stay clear but a late penalty from Caolan Kelly ensured there were only four points between the sides at the finish.
Glenswilly: James Gallagher; Ryan Diver, Eamonn Ward, Sean Burke; Ciaran Gibbons, Paddy McFadden, Aidan McDevitt; Caolan Kelly (1-1), Cathal Gallagher; Christopher McMonagle, Darren McGinley, Cormac Callaghan; Kealan McFadden, Michael Murphy (1-4), Gary McFadden (0-3). Subs: Philip O’Donnell for J. Gallagher, Frank Carberry for Murphy, Lee Crerand for McGinley.
St. Michael’s: Mark Anthony McGinley; Chris McElhinney, Stephen Black, Michael Gallagher; Michael Cannon (0-1), Stephen Doak, Daniel McLaughlin (0-1); Ciaran Gallagher, Martin McElhinney; Andrew Kelly (1-0), Christy Toye (1-1), Michael Langan (0-6); Colm McFadden (0-3), Ryan Langan, Brian McLaughlin. Subs: Liam Ferry for D. McLaughlin, Keelan McFee for B McLaughlin, Peter Sweeney for Kelly.
Ref: R O’Donnell (Naomh Muire).