MALIN BEGAN life back in Division 2 on a winning note as they had five points to spare on Killybegs at Connolly Park this afternoon.
Malin 0-12 Killybegs 1-04
Killybegs started the brighter with Eoghan Ban Gallagher pointing from the throw in and two Hugh McFadden scores from dead balls, one 45’ and one free.
Malin came back with two Anthony Kelly frees and leveled through Dan McDaid.
Killybegs goaled midway through the half when a high ball in from McFadden wasn’t dealt with and Eamonn Bonner sneaked in for a close range goal.
Malin pushed on and were ahead by half time with the score of the game from Declan Walsh off the outside of his boot and three McDaid frees.
Malin led 0-7 to 1-3 at the break.
Seamus Doherty and a fisted Seamus Houghton effort scored for Malin to edge the lead out to three.
McFadden responded with a free for Killybegs’ only score of the half. Malin finished the game off with another Houghton point and two Brendan McLaughlin scores.
Malin: Darragh McLaughlin; Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne; Kieron McColgan, Damien Harkin, Paul McLaughlin; Anthony Kelly (0-2, 2f), Declan Walsh (0-1); Christopher Doherty, Dan McDaid (0-4, 3f), Connor McColgan; Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (0-2) , Gary Farren. Subs: Thomas McLaughlin for Kelly (black card, 15), Christopher McLaughlin for Doherty (25), Seamus Doherty (0-1) for McCarron (35), Brendan McLaughlin (0-2) for McColgan (35).
Killybegs: Kevin Curran; Niall Carbery, Ciaran Conaghan, Stephen Muirhead; Christopher Cunningham, Shane Molloy, Antoin O’Hara; Hugh McFadden (0-3, 1 ’45, 2f), Eoghan Ban Gallagher (0-1); John Ban Gallagher, Barry Cannon, Pauric Conaghan; Christopher Murrin, Paul Cunningham, Eamon Bonner (1-0). Sub: Ryan Ward for P.Conaghan.Tags: