Champions Ardara produce champagne football to overcome Dungloe

Staff reporter


Staff reporter


Champions Ardara produce champagne football to overcome Dungloe

Johnny Sweeney - 1-1 for Ardara against Dungloe

Champions Ardara produced another of their top class performance for their penultimate game of the season when disposing of Dungloe in Pearse Park.

Ardara 2-22
Dungloe 0-12

With the Division Two cup being presented afterwards Ardara produced what was described as champagne football as they racked up a big score with ten different scorers.
And they did it without the likes of Conor Classon, Matthew Maher and Gareth Concarr, who did not start.
And there was a cameo appearance for veteran Peter McHugh, who earlier in the day had hit 1-1 for the Donegal Masters as they reached the All-Ireland semi-final. He returned home and hit 0-2 for his home club.
McHugh is one of seven players who were on the last league winning side of 2009 - the others being Brendan Boyle, Nicholas Maguire, Johnny Herron, Declan Gavigan, Conor Classon and Matthew Maher.
Ardara were in control at the break, leading by 2-8 to 0-4 and there was never any doubt about the result.
The game marked the return to action of Shane O'Donnell, which is timely with CJ Molloy out with a long term injury. Ardara have used 33 players in the league so far.

Ardara scorers: Niall McCrossan 0-7,4f; Danny Walsh, Johnny Sweeney 1-1 each; Paul Watters 0-3,3f; Jack Brennan, Shane O'Donnell, Tomas Boyle, Peter McHugh 0-2 each; Robbie Adair, Lorcan O'Donnell 0-1 each.

Dungloe scorers: Noel McBride 0-4,3f; Sean McGee 0-2; Gerard Walsh, Sean Wallace, Hugh Moy, Mark Curran, Oisin Bonner, James McCole 0-1 each.

Referee: Eugene McHale (Bundoran)