Letterkenny Gaels kept their promotion hopes alive with a great win at a sun kissed Pairc na nGael on Sunday afternoon.
Letterkenny Gaels 2-15 Carndonagh 0-6
The visitors started brightest with two well taken scores, one from Christopher McDaid and another from Cathal Nelson. The Gaels then hit stride with 1-6 without reply, 1-2 from Ronan Frain, two Conor McBrearty points and three from Mark Hunter. Carndonagh did respond with two more scores during this period.
Shay Doherty then joined the scoring act with a well worked score on his weaker left foot before a goal from the same man left the half time score 2-9 to 0-4 points.
The visitors were first to raise the white flag in the 2nd half with two scores from Cathal Doherty and Joe McKinney. Hunter added to his first half tally with a good strike from the right. This was followed by two McBrearty scores, one from a free. Hunter then struck again, closely followed by a point from substitute Gerard Gibbons. McBrearty added the final score of the game to leave it 2-15 to 0-6 points.
Letterkenny Gaels: Shane Graham; Aaron Stewart, Darren Hunter , Anthony Diver; Diarmuid Cahill, Brian Diver, Sean McDonagh (0-1); Ciaran Cannon, Conor Browne; Shay Doherty (1-1) Ronan Frain (1-2), John Doran; Brendan O’Brien, Conor McBrearty, 0-7, 6f), Mark Hunter (0-4). Subs: Sean Crossan for McBrearty, Ciaran Lynch for Stewart, Gerard Gibbons (0-1) for Browne.
Carndonagh: Daniel McCallion; Ryan Davenport, Liam Shiels, Nathan McLarkey; Darragh Browne, Padraig Doherty, Oliver McConalogue; James McMonagle, Richard Cunningham; Christopher McDaid (0-2), Joe McKinney (0-2), Keith Norris (0-1); Michael Nelson (0-1). Cathal Doherty, Dermot Mc Gonagle.
Referee: Trevor Maloney (Buncrana)