Naomh Conaill returned to winning ways as they overcame old rivals St Eunan’s at Davy Brennan Memorial Park.
Naomh Conaill 0-21 St Eunan’s 1-13
Ciaran Thompson’s eight-point haul was crucial and young Eoghan McGettigan weighed in with seven points as Martin Regan’s side won by five.
Naomh Conaill played the second half with 14 men after seeing former Donegal forward Dermot Molloy to a sending off in the latter part of the first half.
Naomh Conaill led 0-9 to 0-7 at half-time, with Niall O’Donnell keeping St Eunan’s in check.
Naomh Conaill briefly led by four early in the second half, but St Eunan’s were soon level as Niall O’Donnell fired to the net.
Ciaran Thompson and Eoin Waide steadied the ship for Naomh Conaill and the hosts showed fine spirit in the closing stages.
Thompson arched over three fabulous points late in the game as Naomh Conaill prevailed.
Naomh Conaill: Stephen McGrath; Ultan Doherty, Kevin McGettigan, Hughie Gallagher; Eunan Doherty, Ethan O’Donnell, Eoin Waide; Leo McLoone, Ciaran Thompson (0-8, 7f); Brendan McDyer (0-1), Eoghan McGettigan (0-6), Anthony Thompson (0-2); Dermot Molloy (0-1), Kieran Gallagher (0-1), Charles McGuinness (0-2f). Subs: Paul McGuinness for C.McGuinness, Marty Boyle for B McDyer.
St Eunan’s: Shaun Patton; Conor Morrison, Eamon Doherty Conor Parke; Conor Moore (0-1), Darragh Mulgrew, Shane Ryan; Conor O’Donnell (0-2), Sean McGettigan; Peter McEniff (0-1); Jordan O’Dowd, Niall O’Donnell (1-5); Caolan Ward (0-2), Conor Gibbons (0-1), Eoin McGeehin. Subs: Rory Carr (0-1) for O’Dowd, Sean McVeigh for Gibbons.
Referee: Seamus McGonagle (Aodh Ruadh).Tags: