Donegal All County League - Division Two

McFadden goal the big score for Killybegs in Dungloe

The county midfielder was in fine scoring form in Rosses Park

Staff reporter


Staff reporter


Hugh McFadden was in fine scoring form in Rosses Park

Hugh McFadden was in fine scoring form in Rosses Park

Killybegs opened their season with an away win over Dungloe, in Rosses Park this afternoon.

Dungloe ……… 0-14


A Hugh McFadden goal towards the end of the first quarter was the defining score in this keenly contested season opener. .

The goal on 11 minutes tucked away well by McFadden opened up a three point lead for the visitors after the sides had been level twice in the early exchanges.  

McFadden from a free extended the Killybegs lead out to four points and in the closing minutes of the half Danny Rodgers, Noel McBride and Adam Neilly scored for Dungloe and McFadden pointed for Killybegs to lead 1-7 to 0-7 at half-time.

Killybegs courtesy of strikes from Seamus Byrne,Ryan Cunningham John ‘Ban’ Gallagher and McFadden opened up a six point lead on the resumption.

But Dungloe hung in and late points from Danny Rodgers, Daniel Ward, Noel McBride,Gerard Ward and Adam Neilly reduced the margin to three in injury time.  

DUNGLOE; Danny Rodgers (0-2 2f); Jason McBride, Mark Curran, Jack Scally; Matthew  O'Donnell, Gerard Walsh (0-1), Matthew Ward (0-1); Noel McBride (0-2,1f), Darren Curran;  Conor O'Donnell, Adam Neely (0-1f), Barry Curran; Daniel Ward (0-7,5f) Conor Greene, Christy Greene. Subs Shaun Wallace for J Scally, Ryan Connors for A  Neely, Luke Neely for B Curran.

Killybegs: Kevin Martin; C Gildea, Ciaran Conaghan, Owen Gallagher; David McGuinness, Jack Behan, Seamus Byrne (0-1); Hugh McFadden (1-6, 6f), Eoghan Ban Gallagher;John ‘Ban’ Gallagher(0-1), Daniel Breslin (0-2), Shaun Gorell; Ryan Cunningham (0-3), Paul Cunningham. Ryan Carr (0-1), Subs Christopher Murrin for S Byrne,Brian Campbell for S Gorell, Jack O'Donnell for E Ban Gallagher.

REFEREE: Liam McConigley (Downings)