BUNCRANA take u-21 hurling title

DONEGAL U-21 HURLING FINAL

BUNCRANA take u-21 hurling title
By Diarmaid Doherty Sport@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Buncrana produced a strong second half performance to get the better of St. Eunan's in Sunday's Donegal U-21 Hurling final at O'Donnell Park.

Buncrana . . . . . . . . . 2-11

St. Eunan's . . . . . . . . 1-5

There was just a point between the teams at the break with Buncrana holding the advantage.

However, they kicked on in the second half and with a goal right on the final whistle, won in the end by nine points.

Just before that late goal, players and mentors from both sides were involved in an ugly skirmish which threatened to turn ugly before calm was thankfully restored.

No cards were shown by the match referee, JJ Lafferty, but a number of players can count themselves lucky not to have seen red for their part in the row.

On a bitterly cold day and in difficult conditions, this game was close most of the way. St. Eunan's played well despite being without several first choice players.

Their goal in the first half was a well executed effort from Cian Randles.

Buncrana led 0-7 to 1-3 at half time but when Tom Clare scored their goal shortly after half time, they never looked back.

Clare had a fine second half for the winners and they deserved their win.

St. Eunan's managed only two points in the second half and they included a fine long range point from Kevin Kealy.