Robert Emmet's U-14s
Robert Emmett’s are Donegal Division Two U-14 League champions following tonight’s win over Gaoth Dobhair, in the final in Glenswilly.
Robert Emmett’s . . . . . . . 3-13
Gaoth Dobhair . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Sean Maguire scored two of the goals and Josh Marley the other in the seven point win over a fancied Gaoth Dobhair outfit.
Maguire, Marley, Ronan McDaid and full-forward Ciaran Dalton, who played most of the game in the middle of the field, carried the main scoring threat for the winners.
Aodhan MacGabhann with five points and Patrick Winters and Darragh McGee scored the goals and also chipped in a point each for the boys from the Gaeltacht.
Robert Emmett’s led 1-7 to 0-5 at half-time with Maguire netting the goal and Ronan McDaid, Marley and Dalton hitting the points.
Patrick Winters did pull the margin back to one point when he netted Gaoth Dobhair’s first goal early in the second half.
But Josh Marley responded for Robert Emmett’s with a super goal after a lung busting run from Ciaran Dalton.
And despite a trojan effort from Darragh Ferry and Cathal De Burca, Robert Emmett’s always managed to keep Gaoth Dobhair at arm’s length for the remainder of the game, before Maguire struck for goal number three two minutes from the end to seal a famous win for the Finn Valley club against the mighty Gaoth Dobhair.
ROBERT EMMETT’S: Daniel Devine; Oisin Penrose, Brian Lafferty; Dean Hughes, Ross McDaid, Evan Gallagher; Owen Haran; Neil Mulcahy (0-1), Josh Marley (1-3,1f); Ronan McDaid, Sean Maguire (2-2); Luke Sproule (0-1); Sam McGlinchey (0-1), Ciaran Dalton (0-5,3f), Daniel Dalton. Subs: Eoghan Doherty for D Dalton; Darragh Foy for O Haran.
GAOTH DOBHAIR: Dylan Cliff; Antoin Doherty, Aaron McGee, Sean McGee; Cian Gallagher, Johnny O’Donnell, John Martin Ferry; Darragh Ferry (0-1), Cathal De Burca; Aodhan MacGabhann (0-5), Sean O’Baoill, Aidan McGeever; Cian Roarty (0-1), Patrick Winters (1-1), Darragh McGee (1-1). Subs: James O’Baoill for C Roarty, Joe McFadden for J M Ferry.