Bundoran retain
their top status

Bundoran retain
their top status
Bundoran had an easier passage than expected to seal their top flight championship status against Glenfin in Donegal Town.

Bundoran had an easier passage than expected to seal their top flight championship status against Glenfin in Donegal Town.



They had a goal from James Keaney after 25 seconds and a second on 11 minutes as Peter McGonagle availed of a slip by the Glenfin ‘keeper.

Although county player Frank McGlynn hit a very good goal in reply, by half-time they led by 2-8 to 1-4 and there was no way back. Indeed, but for two late Glenfin goals, the margin would have b een much bigger.

Bundoran were just better in most departments, especially around midfield where Niall Dunne and especially Gary Clancy gave them a platform. At one stage in the opening half they led by 2-7 to 0-2, such was their dominance.

They also led by 3-12 to 1-6 with minutes left but late goals from Mark McGinty and Paddy Costello put a better gloss on the scoreline for Glenfin.

Their spread of scorers was also impressive with Tommy Hourihane hitting some great points while Gary Clancy hit three great second half points, one better than the next.

Their opening goal when James Keaney followed in an Adam Coyne high ball to flick to the Glenfin net, gave them the perfect start, and it was a similar story for Peter McGonagle as he chased a Tommy Hourihane point effort which dropped short on 11 minutes.

That was probably the moment when the game slipped away from Glenfin and with that margin being extendedc to 11 points at one stage, Bundoran were simply too good on the day.

Shane McGowan was a leader for the Seasiders at centre back, constantly driving them forward while Jamie Brennan was lively in the full-forward line.

Gerard Ward tried hard for Glenfin up front but the supply was limited

For Glenfin, this was a very disappointing out and although they were short a few players, they will have to improve significantly for the final play-off game against Cloughaneely if they are to retain their senior championship status.

Bundoran: A Mulhern; D McCaughey, J McHale, J Boyle; S Moohan, S McGowan, J Keaney (1-1); N Dunne, G Clancy (0-4,1f); A Coyne (0-1), P McGonigle (1-1), D Spratt (0-1); T Hourihane (0-4,2f), J Brennan, D Hoey. Subs., C Keaney for Spratt 39; A Russell (0-1) for Coyle 42; A Stuttard for Dunne 55.

Glenfin: A Walsh; J Harkin, M McGinty snr (1-0), G Martin; G Dorrian, F McGlynn, D McGlynn; M McGlynn, P Costello (1-0); C Ward, K McGlynn (0-1), C Foy; C Moy (0-4,3f), G Ward (0-1), M Martin. Subs., R Gallagher for McGinty ht; H Foy for C Foy 50; M McGinty snr for C Martin 57.

Ref: J White (Killybegs).