Goals make the difference as St. Michael's get win over Gaoth Dobhair at the Bridge

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter

Goals make the difference as St. Michael's get win over Gaoth Dobhair at the Bridge

Colm McFadden . . . .0-4 for St. Michael's

Keelan McGee and Michael McGinley scored the goals as St Michael’s ran out comfortable winners over Gaoth Dobhair at the Bridge.

St Michael’s  . . . . . . . 2-15

Gaoth Dobhair . . . . . . . 0-14

There was little between the sides in the opening 30 minutes with Gaoth Dobhair just shading it on the scoreboard.

The visitors led by a point 0-8 to 1-4 at half-time as Keelan McGee’s goal kept the local in touch.

But it was a different story in the second 30 minutes as St Michael’s dominated for most of the half.

Michael McGinley scored the second half goal for the locals  on a night their full forward line of Brian McLaughlin, Odhran McF adden and Colm McFadden were on fire.

Between them the trio scored 12 points of their team’s total and played a big part in Michael Kelly’s team bagging both league points.

Odhran MacNiallais once again turned in a big performance for the men in green and white and ended the game with six points to his name.

This was a star fixture with both teams without their county players.

St Michael’s fielded without Mark Anthony McGinley, Martin McElhinney and Michael Langan.

And Neil McGee, Cian Mulligan and Michael Carroll were absent for Gaoth Dobhair, who also lined out without Daire and Naoise O Baoill.

The win moves St Michael’s up into third place in the league table, one point behind St Eunan’s and two behind Kilcar.

ST MICHAEL’S: Dean McColgan; Michael McGinley (1-0), Liam Kelly, Chris McElhinney; Ruairi Friel, Ciaran Gallagher (0-1), Oisin Langan; Ciaran Kelly, Michael Cannon;  Daniel McLaughlin (0-2), Keelan McGee (1-0), Hugh O’Donnell;  Brian McLaughlin (0-4), Odhrán McFadden (0-4), Colm McFadden (0-4). Sub: Lee McColgan for K McGee.

GAOTH DOBHAIR: Christopher Sweeney; Ryan Kelly, Jamie Reynolds, Chris McFadden; Niall Friel, Darren Boyle (0-2), Proinnsias O’Gallachoir; Michael McCafferty (0-1), Odhrán MacNiallais (0-6); Eamon Coll (0-1), James Gallagher (0-2), Manny Gallagher;  Gavin Gallagher, Gavin McBride (0-2), Eamon McGee.

REFEREE: Liam McConigley (Downings)