Moville edge out Magh Ene in titanic Danske Bank O’Doherty Cup quarter-final

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MOVILLE Community College conceded five first half goals but still bounced back to win the Donegal derby in Convoy in the first of the Danske Bank O’Doherty Cup quarter-finals.

Moville CC 3-14 Magh Ene College Bundoran 5-6

Over the hour they probably did play the better football but they were quite open at the back for those goals in the first 22 minutes, which came from Matthew Duffy and two each from Adam McGloin and Rhys Brennan.

Despite that Moville were just a point in arrears at the break with two goals from Josh Conlon in the final six minutes of the half leaving them well-placed at 2-9 to 5-1. Conlon was one of the Moville stars on the day along with Kevin Doherty up front and Rhys Hoy at the centre of the defence.

Rhys Brennan, Adam McGloin, Conal McGowan, Peter Connolly, Matthew Duffy and Oisin Walsh all did well for the Bundoran side, but once they were closed out for goals, they struggled for points relying on Walsh from placed balls.

The second half was quite intense from start to finish with the Moville goal after 36 minutes from Rory Hirrell putting his side ahead and it was a lead they held until the end, despite a late rally from Bundoran.

Moville: P Doherty, S Grant, M Braksis, J Harley, N Gallagher (0-1), R Hoy, E McLaughlin, E O’Doherty (0-3), A Ferns, R Hirrell (1-2), K Doherty, D McCallion (0-2), R Roberts, J Conlon (2-2, 0-2 frees), A Clarke (0-3). Subs: M Leech for J Harley, D McKinney (0-1) for S Grant, D Gillen for R Roberts

Magh Ene: J Delaney, N Sheerin, A Gallagher, P McGloin, E McGuinness, P Connolly (0-1), C McGowan, M Duffy (1-0), K O’Driscoll, M McGeever, O Walsh (0-4), C McLaughlin, A McGloin (2-1), R Brennan (2-0), D Foley. Subs: A Keaney for M McGeever, J Fallon for C McLaughlin

 

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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