The home side Dungloe suffered a heavy defeat at the hands on Naomh Conaill in this Division one clash played in Rosses park, Dungloe on Sunday just a week before they face Cloughaneely in the Senior Championship.
Naomh Conaill 1-14
From the throw-in Dermot Brick Molloy had the visitors on the scoreboard scoring a fine point from a free. Dara Gallagher pointed on four minutes before Adrian Sweeney pointed from a free on six minutes to register the home side’s first score.
Both sides hit wides and short shots into the keepers hands before Adrian Sweeeney scored from a free on 19 minutes to level the game. Brendan McDyre and Dermot Molloy (f) put two between the sides 20 minutes and 29 minutes. Dermot Molloy pointed on 24 minutes and Dungloe were reduced to 14 men when referee Martin Coll dimissed half back Shaun Sharkey on 24 minutes.
Brick Molloy had his shot on Dungloe goals saved by keeper Chris McGlynn and put out for a 45 on 25 minutes but Dara Gallagher failed to find the range. Two minutes later Naomh Conaill’s Leo McLoone had to watch his shot strike the post saved by McGlynn but this time Dara Gallagher made no mistake pointing the 45. John O’Malley hit two points and Marty Boyle had the final say of the first half pointing to put 7 between the sides when they went into the dressing rooms – Dungloe 0-2 Naomh Conaill 0-9.
Dermot Brick Molloy opened the scoring the scoring of the second half pointing from a free on 2 minutes, molloy again on 34 minutes stretched the lead further before Adrian Hanlon pointed on 41 minutes for Dungloe. Time and time again the home side’s passing let them down as they tried to claw back a few scores. As in the first half both sides hit wides.
A number of substitutes were introduced on both sides and it was 16 minutes before Brendan McDyre pointed for Naomh Conaill this was quickly followed by a point from sub Kieran Thompson who replaced Seamus Corcoran. Dungloe were awarded a 45 on 50 minutes and keeper Chris McGlynn ran up the field to duly convert same to keep to try and reduce the deficit. Dermot Molloy pointed on 54 minutes and the killer blow struck on 26 minutes when John O’Malley finished to the back of the net after running on to a great ball across the goals from Dara Gallagher.
Dungloe’s young substitute Darren Curran pointed from a free on 57 minutes and in the 61st minute Dungloe were awarded a penalty for an adjudged foot block in the goal mouth. Mark Forker stepped up to the mark only to watch his shot saved and the final whistle sound
Dungloe – Chris McGlynn (0-1,45), Jack Scally, Gavin Ward, Doalty Boyle, Martin Redmond, Cory Gallagher, Shaun Sharkey, Paul McGarvey, Raymond Sweeeny, Mark Forker, Basil Malone, Noel McBride, Adrian Sweeney (0-2,1f), Adrian Hanlon (0-1), Eoin Redmond, Subs – Mark Clerkin for Cory Gallagher, Darren Curran (0-1,f), for Adrian Sweeney, Declan O’Donnell for Adrian Hanlon, Michael Connolly for Basil Malone, Kieran Sharkey for Chris McGlynn.
Naomh Conaill – Stephen McGrath, Steven Molloy, Johnie Bonner, Jason Campbell, Marty Boyle, Cathal Ellis, Domnick Bonner, Johnny McLoone, Martin Regan, Dermot Molloy (0-6,3f), Leo McLoone, Dara Gallagher (0-2,1’45’), Brendan McDyre (0-1), Seamus Corcoran, John O’Malley (1-2). Subs: Kieran Thompson (0-1) for Seamus Corcoran, Hughie Gallagher for Domnick Bonner, Kieran Brennan for Martin Regan, Mark Gallagher for Leo McLoone, James Doherty for Cathal Ellis,
Referee Martin Coll, Gaoth Dobhar.