Gaoth Dobhair ease past St. Eunan's to reach final


Peter Campbell


Peter Campbell

Gaoth Dobhair squeeze past St. Eunan's to reach final

St Eunan's Conor Morrison fires a shot at the Gaoth Dobhair posts as Ryan Kelly tries to block during the U-21A semi-final in Glenties

Gaoth Dobhair qualified to play Aodh Ruadh in the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure U-21A semi-final with a win over St. Eunan's in Glenties.


Gaoth Dobhair took an early lead, with a goal from Conor Boyle and point from James Boyle which left them ahead by 1-2 to no score, but then St. Eunan's hit back with three points in-a-row.
By half-time the Gaeltacht men had added points from Daire O Baoill and Gavin McBride to have four points to spare, 1-5 to 0-4, and they maintained that lead in the early stages of the second half to lead 1-7 to 0-6.
St. Eunan's cut the lead by to three points with scores from Kevin Kealy and Niall Hannigan while Gavin McBride hit two frees for Gaoth Dobhair to leave 1-9 to 0-8, but then Gaoth Dobhair took control to add three more points to run out easy winners.
They will meet Aodh Ruadh in the decider in MacCumhaill Park on Monday at 3 p.m.

GAOTH DOBHAIR: CJ Doherty; Ryan Kelly, Gary McFadden, James Boyle (0-2, 2f); Neasan McBride, Niall Friel, Odhran Ferry McFadden; Kieran Gillespie, Micheal Carroll (0-1); Daire O Baoill (0-1), Cian Mulligan, Naoise O Baoill; Gavin McBride (0-6, 4f), Eamonn Collum, Conor Boyle (1-0). Subs: Cian McGowan for Ferry McFadden Black card, 35, Dylan O Donnell for Colum 55 and Ciaran McGee for Kelly 59.

ST EUNANS: Sean Daffan; Daragh Toal, Darragh McWalters, Dylan Sweeney; Conor Moore, Conor Morrison, Darragh McMonagle; Oisin Carr, Conal O'Boyle (0-1); Daniel Gillespie, Niall O'Donnell (0-1,f), David Tyrell (0-1); Barry McGeehin, Kevin Kealy (0-1), Michael Miller (0-02). Subs: Sean McGettigan for Gillespie ht, Niall Hannigan (0-1) for Tyrell 47, Aaron Deeney for Moore 57.

REFEREE: Robbie O'Donnell (Naomh Muire).