On Saturday evening at Glenswilly, neighbours Letterkenny Gaels and St Mary’s Convoy met in the quarter final of the Michael Murphy Sports Junior A Football Championship.
Letterkenny Gaels 3-18 St Mary’s Convoy 1-9
Gaels talisman Conor Mc Brearty opened the scoring with two fine points in the opening few minutes and these were followed by a point a piece from Mark Hunter and Cormac Cannon. McBrearty then hit a massive shot from forty metres to leave the Gaels six points up.
It was twelve minutes before Convoy raised the white flag as Anthony Browne slotted a free over the bar. Mc Brearty hit another before referee Robbie O’Donnell awarded a penalty to Convoy which was excellently dispatched by Browne.
The ever present Nicky Mc Garrigle stepped up on the twenty first minute with a fine point after good approach play from McBrearty. Browne and Hunter traded points before Conor Rodgers and Browne reduced the deficit to two points before the end of the half.[adrotate group=”63″]
At half-time it was Letterkenny Gaels 0-9 St Marys 1-4
Gaels substitute Ciaran Lynch opened the scoring in the second half with a fine point and Browne responded for St Marys. The referee awarded a second penalty to Convoy when he deemed Gaels keeper Shane Graham to have fouled
This time Browne blasted the spot kick wide. The Gaels piled on the pressure and in eight minutes scored 1-04 with two points from McBrearty, one from Sean McDonagh and a goal from Mark Hunter.[adrotate group=”76″]
Lawrence McMullen converted for Marys before McBrearty added another two in the forty eighth minute. Browne(2)and Sean McDonagh(2) traded points before Mark Hunter netted again in the 56th minute.
Ciaran Lynch got on the scoreboard again with four minutes to go and moments later McBrearty scored the Gaels third goal of the game to cap off a fine performance. Simon McGlynn scored a consolation point for Marys before the Robbie O’Donnell blew the full time whistle.[adrotate group=”82″]
Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham; C Cannon, D Hunter, K Kilkenny; R Quinn, C Browne, S McGlade; L Doherty, B O’Brien; C Cannon (0-1), P Doherty, M Hunter (2-2); N McGarrigle (0-1), C McBrearty (1-9, 1f), S Mc Donagh (0-3).
Subs C Lynch (0-2) for R Quinn, J Carr for S Graham.
St Mary’s Convoy: L Mailey; M Patton, J Kee, R Kettle; E Patterson, L Prunty, C Rodgers (0-1); R McNamee, B Bonner; P O Leary, L McMullan (0-1), S McGlynn (0-1); J McMullan, P Blake, A Browne (1-6 1-0 pen 4f).
Referee: Robbie O’Donnell (Naomh Mhuire Íochtar na Rossan)Tags: