St Eunans and Burt lined out in the Minor B final in the Scarvey Buncrana GAA on Thursday.
St Eunans 5-9 Burt 1-7
Conditions were ideal for the two teams who know each other well after a few meetings, and who had played together on Donegals U17 team this season. Burt started brightly with the opening point by Conor Gartland.
However, the game went into a finely balanced state over the next 10 minutes with both teams full backs dominating the forwards play, with both St Eunans Keenan Barrett and Burts Darius McColgan giving exemplary displays of hurling. Russel Ford opened the St Eunans account with a finely taken goal, and frees from St Eunans Paul O Donnell opened a gap over the Burt men.
Frees and scores from Burt narrowed that lead. Further goals from St Eunans Chris Murray gave a 5 point lead at half time but that is a dangerous lead in a hurling game. The second half started as intense as the first ended, and it was several minutes before any team could score.
However, St Eunans slowly got to grips with the game and picked off points and goals from a number of players. St Eunans finished winners 5-9 to 1-7 and added the Minor B Tadgh Culbert Cup to the A-League cup that they have already won this season.