Impressive Kilcar inflict further troubles on Glenswilly


KILCAR GOT BACK on track in the All-County Football League Division 1 with a comfortable win at Glenswilly.

Glenswilly 0-7 Kilcar 1-14

Martin McHugh’s Kilcar had won their first two games before a narrow loss at Gaoth Dobhair in last weekend’s starred fixture but were rampant in the first period today to leave Glenswilly without a point to their name.

Photo caption: Glenswilly’s Gary McFadden and Patrick McBrearty of Kilcar chase a loose ball at Pairc Naomh Columba in the All-County Football League Division 1 clash today. Photo: Geraldine Diver

Kilcar flew from the traps today and were 0-11 to 0-1 in front at half-time and that total might’ve been even more had Philip O’Donnell not made a decent save to deny Stephen McBrearty on six minutes.

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Then, right at the end of the half, Matthew McClean shot wide after a free from Patrick McBrearty had hit the upright.

Kilcar had seven scorers in the first half, with Patrick McBrearty leading the way with four. His brother Stephen added two, including one peach of an effort and Mark McHugh, Aodhan McGinley, Ciaran McGinley and Andrew McClean also on the mark.

All Glenswilly managed was a solitary score from Brian Farrelly and after the break, Kilcar posted the first two points to go 0-13 to 0-1 in front with the McBrearty brothers on target either side of another great save from O’Donnell – this time to get the better of Mark McHugh.

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Glenswilly did finish a little better with six out of the last eight scores – through Keelan McFadden, Leon Kelly, Darren McGinley, Gary McFadden, Caoimhinn Marley and James Pat McDaid popping over.

On 48 minutes, in the midst of that Glenswilly run, Ciaran McGinley scored what proved to be the only goal of the game and a fine one it was having exchanged passes with Mark McHugh.

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Glenswilly: Philip O’Donnell; Mark McAteer, Eamonn Ward, Aidan McDevitt; Oisin Crawford, Paddy McFadden, Caoimhinn Marley (0-1, ’45’); Leon Kelly (0-1), Chris McMonagle; Darren McGinley (0-1), Caolan Kelly, Gary McFadden (0-1, 1f); Keelan McFadden (0-1), Ciaran Gibbons, Brian Farrelly (0-1). Subs: James Pat McDaid (0-1) for P McFadden (30, black card), Ethan Sweeney for K McFadden (42), Conor Boyce for Farrelly (48), Lee Crerand for Sweeney (55).

Kilcar: Kevin Campbell; Stephen Shovlin, Conor McShane, Pauric Carr; Andrew McClean (0-2), Patrick Shovlin, Mark McHugh (0-1); Aodhan McGinley (0-1), Ciaran McGinley (1-1); Cormac Cannon, Mark Sweeney, Stephen McBrearty (0-2); Dara O’Donnell, Patrick McBrearty (0-6, 3f), Matthew McClean. Subs: Dermot McGinley for S McBrearty (53), Declan Gallagher and Pauric McShane for O’Donnell and Sweeney (57).

Referee: Robbie O’Donnell (Naomh Muire).

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