Burt and Buncrana play out draw

Burt and Buncrana played out a draw at Hibernian Park, with Burt coming back from three points down to earn the draw, and indeed had an injury time chance to win it but Conor Harkin's shot drifted just wide.

Burt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8

Buncrana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8

It was a good weekend for the home club as their hurlers, with a number of the football panel on board, reached the Senior Championship final.

In this game at Hibernian Park, the sides were tied at 0-2 apiece at half-time, and a game threatened to break out in the second half when Joe Boyle and Mark Coyle pointed within five minutes of the restart.

But Buncrana asserted control, hitting five unanswered points including a fine solo effort from Kevin O'Loughlin and a couple from brothers Oisin and Odhran Doherty.

The town team lead by 7-4 by the 50th minute, and 8-6 with five minutes remaining, but Burt rallied late on, with Christopher McDermott, Paul McHugh on target before Stephen Gillespie hit the equaliser in injury time.

With both teams also drawing their games first day out, it will all depend on the results next weekend when Burt host Naomh Columba and Buncrana travel to play Naomh Brid.

BURT: Kevin McDermott; Tom Doherty, Stephen O'Donnell, Martin Donaghey; Paul McHugh (0-3), Michael McCann, Dara Grant; Stephen Gillespie (0-1), Ciaran Dowds; Sean McHugh, Joe Boyle (0-2), Darren Gallagher; Calvin Gallagher, Mark Coyle (0-1), Conor Harkin. Subs: Christopher McDermott (0-1), Ronan McDermott.

BUNCRANA: Sean Parker; Conor Grant, Bruce Waldron, John Doherty; Kevin O'Loughlin (0-1), William McLaughlin, Stephen Doherty; Peter McLaughlin, Odhran Doherty (0-3); Adrian Doherty, Calvin Jones, Oisin O'Flaherty; Oisin Doherty (0-4), Kevin Treacy, David Bell. Subs: Andrew Doherty, Aedan Stokes, Noel McLaughlin, Shane McClean.