COLAISTÍ Inis Eoghain came within a whisker of winning on their Danske Bank Mac Rory Cup debut last night in Buncrana.
ColaistI Inis Eoghain 3-10 Cathair Dhoire 1-17
However, the Inishowen amalgamation lost out by a point to Cathair Dhoire on a historic night at The Scarvey.
For Cathair Dhoire, it was also a first time to dip the toes into the Mac Rory’s waters with both having previously played at Mac Larnon Cup level.
Cahir McMonagle grabbed the winning point for Cathair Dhoire as they hit the edge.
Colaistí Inis Eoghain got off to a dream start as Christopher McDaid riffled home a goal in the opening minutes. When Josh Conlan hit a second, Colaistí Inis Eoghain were 2-1 to 0-5 ahead.
Cathair Dhoire found a groove, though, and were 0-13 to 2-3 in front at half-time.
When McMonagle fisted to the net, Cathair Dhoire were 1-14 to 2-5 ahead.
However, something stored in the hosts,
McDaid riffled home a goal and, with Conor O’Neill, Luke Doherty, Conlan and Drew McKinney on the mark the teams were on level terms.
Yet, there was heartache for the home side as McMonagle tucked over the late point that won it.
Colaistí Inis Eoghain: Paul Doherty; Peter Bradley, Sean Doherty, Caolan Harkin; Eoghan MacLaughlin, Adam McGonagle, Caolan McGonagle (0-1); Michael McLaughlin, Drew McKinney (0-1); Kevin Jordan, Josh Conlan (1-4 2f), Oisin Crawford; Kurran Curran, Christopher McDaid (2-1), Conor O’Neill (0-1). Subs used: Luke Doherty (0-1), Kyle McCann