Round-up of Donegal All-County League games

Round-up of Donegal All-County League games
Naomh Muire got a much needed win to boost their confidence when they defeated Cloughaneely at the Banks

Naomh Muire got a much needed win to boost their confidence when they defeated Cloughaneely at the Banks

Naomh Muire 2-16

Cloughaneely 2-6

Naomh Muire started the first half well, playing with the wind, and went four points up through two from Harry Harden, Sean ‘Yank’ Boyle and Darragh White, before John Fitzgerald replied for Cloughaneely.

White again scored a point and Sean Maguire got a point for the visitors. Naomh Muire stretched their lead through Hugh Yank and White, but Paddy Cannon with a point and John Fitzgerald with a well taken goal brought them back to one point, but a point from Sean Yank gave the home team a two point lead at half time. Naomh Muire 0-08, Cloughaneely 2-03.

Naomh Muire also started well with three points coming from Harden without reply. The game was delayed for some seven minutes by a serious injury to Lee O’Brien with both sides hoping it wasn’t too serious.

Darren McGeever who was introduced for O’Brien got Cloughaneely back in the game when he scored their second goal, which was followed by a point by Shaun McGarvey. This left only one point in it and it looked like it was going to be tight to the finish. Paul Yank Boyle made a foraging run through the middle and finished well to the net, and followed this up with two points.

This was quickly followed by Naomh Muire’s second goal through Sean Yank Boyle. This gave Naomh Muire the cushion to see out the game with three more points through Adi O’Gara, Sean Yank and Harden. Shaun McGarvey and Denis Boyle replied with points for Cloughaneely.

Naomh Muire: Sean Gallagher, Daniel Gallagher, Brian Gillespie, Tomas Duffy, Jack O’Brien, Paddy McCafferty, Adi O’Gara(0-1), Paul Boyle(1-2), Owenie McGarvey, Darragh White(0-3), Owen Grant, Shaun J Boyle, Sean Yank Boyle(0-3), Hugh Boyle(0-1), Harry Harden(0-6), Subs, Patrick Gillespie for Gallagher, Shaun Burns for Grant, Patrick Rodgers for Paul Boyle, Laurence Coyle for Owenie McGarvey.

Cloughaneely: Sean McClafferty, Michael Lynch, Kevin McFadden, Martin Ferry, Cian McFadden, Lee O’Brien, Declan McGarvey, Kevin Mulhern, Ciaran Scanlon, Paddy Cannon(0-1), Shaun McGarvey(0-2), John Harley, Denis Boyle(0-1), Sean Maguire(0-1), John Fitzgerald(1-1) Subs, Shane Ferry for Kevin McFadden, Darren McGeever(1-0) for Lee O’Brien, John McGarvey for John Fitzgerald.

Division Three

Aodh Ruadh 0-18

Urris 1-9

A strong second half display saw Aodh Ruadh take the league points against Urris. The home side had the wind in the first half but turned over a point down - 0-7 to 1-5 - after leading 0-5 to no score after 15 minutes. A mix up in the Aodh Ruadh defence gave Niall McLoughlin the chance of a goal and he didn’t refuse.

The second half saw Aodh Ruadh much improved with scorer-in-chief David McGurrin giving another outstanding display, notching 0-10.

Urris did have a chance to narrrow the gap with ten minutes left but Dean Kelly’s penalty came back off the underside of the crossbar.

Best for Aodh Ruadh: Johny Gallagher, Eamon McGrath, the McGurrins and Kerry Ryan. For Urris: M. Grant, D. Kelly, E. Kelly, B. Doherty N. McLoughlin

Aodh Ruadh: Peter Boyle(0-1f), Johnny Gallagher, Ciron Whoriskey, Michael Ward, Michael Dolan, Eamon McGrath, Conor Patton, Ronan McGurrin(0-3), Donagh McIntyre (0-2), Damien Cleary (0-1),David Dolan(0-1),Ronan Drummond, Ryan Granaghan, David Mcgurrin(0-10,5f), Jamie McDonald. Subs: Kerry Ryan for D. McIntyre, Dairmuid McInerney for R. Granaghan, Kieran Keown for M.Ward, Ronan Matthews for R. Drummond.

Urris - Johnny Noone, Damien Harkin, Danny Devlin, Sean McDaid, Michael Grant(0-2), Donal Kelly, Jason Doherty, Dean Kelly (0-3 2f) Eddie Kelly(0-2) Patrick Doherty, Brian Doherty, Alan Friel, Niall McLoughlin(1-1), Peter Devlin, Mark McLoughlin(0-1). Subs: Michael Doherty for P. Devlin, Ryan Doherty for P. Doherty

Buncrana 0-12

Milford 2-13

Christopher and Kane Barrett scored the goals as Milford recorded their first win of the campaign with a seven point victory over Buncrana, in Buncrana.

Buncrana: A McColgan; M Gallagher, S Doherty, J O’Loughlin; D Gillespie, C Jones, C McNicholas; G Friel (0-1), P McLaughlin; K O’Loughlin (0-2), B Waldron, O Doherty (0-6); P McMeyler (0-1), Oisin Doherty (0-1), J McCrory (0-1).

Milford: C McGettigan; D Toye, S Black, M Boyce; C McNulty, D Burgess; L Barrett, C Gorman; C Barrett, P Curley, J Logue; K Barrett, G Merritt, C McGettigan,

Division Four

Na Rossa 0-7

Moville 0-10

A clinical Moville side made the most the chances they got away to Na Rossa and managed to grab a good win on the road.

Na Rossa’s young side, many who are still at minor level, let their inexperience show in front of scoring positions, and the failed to capitalise on their possession.

A low scoring first half saw the visitors going in at the break two points up at 0-4 to 0-2.

Again the home side kept up a solid work rate in the second half but couldn’t convert this into scores.

Na Rossa: James Bonner, Conor Melly, Daniel Martin Melly, Adam McHugh, Daryl Devenney 0-1, Cormac McHugh, Gerard Breslin, John Paul Breslin, Donal Trimble, Conor Bonner, Sean McMonagle 0-1, John McDyre, Odhran Molloy 0-1, John Paul McCready 0-3, Christian Bonner. Subs: Conor McCathal for McCready, PJ Hanlon 0-1 of C McHugh.

Moville: Odhran McDermott, P Parkinson, Enda Faulkner, Jack Keys, Ryan McDermott, Seamus Hegarty, Joe McBride, John McCready, Sean O’Hare 0-3, Shane Canning 0-1, Ciaran Diver, Maurice Harkin 0-1, Mark Henry 0-1, Nigel McMonagle, 0-1, John Faulkner 0-3.

Referee: Paddy McKeever

N Padraig (Muff) 0-9

Letterkenny G 2-10

Muff are yet to pick up their first points of the season after a disappointing evening in Ture. Gaels started the better and got the first score but Muff battled back and a few Damian Diver scores had the home side up 0-3 to 0-1. But Gaels hit back right away with a McBrearty goal left it 1-1 to 0-4 after 15 minutes. In a fairly even first half it left the score 1-6 to 0-6 at half time.

Muff hit the ground running at the start of the second half and were just a point behind within five minutes but Gaels player Ciaran Cannon hit a great 45 against the wind to set Gaels on the way to victory and a goal from P. Doherty. Then B McColgan seen red and that sealed Muffs fate.

Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham, S Crossan, C Browne, E Kelly, O McElhinney, D Hunter, Aaron Stewart, B O Brien(0-1), C Cannon(0-2), C O Breslin, C Lynch, J McGlynn, P Doherty(1-1), C McBrearty (1-5), S McDonagh(0-1). Subs. N McGarrigle for O McElhinney N McManus for C O Breslin

Naomh Padraig: G Doherty, G McKinney, E McColgan, B McColgan, A Lynch,M Duffy, D Laird (0-1) Keaveney, C McColgan (0-2), M Duffy,A McColgan(0-1), B McColgan, T McColgan, D Diver(0-5), O McCool. Subs: C McColgan D McColgan

Naomh Ultan 2-16

Convoy 0-13

The old cliché “goals win games” is often thrown about, and over the past month it has been used likewise in Dunkineely, as Naomh Ultan made it three wins from three games.

Aaron Byrne scored two for Naomh Ultan on Saturday night as the Dunkinelly men ran out comfortable nine point winners over Convoy.

Naomh Ultan: D McGlynn; A Kyles, D Shovlin, P Gallier; C Shovlin, J Cassidy, J Alvey;

S Blain, A Duddy; D Gallier, P White, C Kennedy; A Byrne, C McNicholas, M McGlynn. Subs: P Murrin for C Shovlin; A Blain for Aaron Kyles; P McIntyre for C McNicholas.