TO CAP OFF a wonderful week, Glenswilly won the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior C title with victory over Naomh Conaill this afternoon.
Glenswilly 1-5 Naomh Conaill 0-6
A first half goal for Johnny McGinley helped the Foxhall club to a second county title in seven days – adding to their senior title following their win over Kilcar last Sunday. And for the thirds, the Senior C championship adds to the Division 5 this term.
Photo caption: The Glenswilly third team celebrate their victory in the Senior C Football Championship final against Naomh Conaill this afternoon at O’Donnell Park. Photo: Geraldine Diver[adrotate group=”59″]
McGinley’s goal came on 10 minutes when he reacted well to a breaking ball into the full-forward line to dummy Naomh Conaill goalkeeper Phil McGeehan and shoot home.
That made the score 1-2 to 0-0 for the team managed by Manus Kelly and Sean Bonner after opening points from John McFadden and and JB McGeehan.
McGinley added another two points to put Glenswilly seven points in front at the break, 1-4 to 0-0.[adrotate group=”85″]
Naomh Conaill had chalked up six wides before they finally got off the mark on 35 minutes, when Maitis MacCeallbhuí opened their account. Within a minute Jono Molloy added a second.
Naomh Conaill – following three successive Glenswilly wides – struck a third Naomh Conaill point on 44 minutes and Owen Boyle’s free took the Glenties side back to within three points, 1-4 to 0-4 down.
Glenswilly’s Mickey McDaid takes the ball out from his defence against Naomh Conaill in this afternoon’s Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal Senior C final at O’Donnell Park this afternoon. Photo: Geraldine Diver
However, Dermot McGinley, on 47 minutes, scored Glenswilly’s first point of the second half to clam whatever nerves might’ve been brewing. That score, though, was soon cancelled out by another free, this time at the other end through Owen Boyle. Ten minutes from time and Glenswilly were 1-5 to 0-5 up.[adrotate group=”76″]
Naomh Conaill kept pushing the case and Kieran McHugh joined the attack to score. Two down. Then Glenswilly lost Mickey McDaid to a red card, having added a black to a previous yellow with three minutes left.
Glenswilly, though, held on through six minutes of injury time and the party will go on in Churchill for another while yet.[adrotate group=”53″]
Glenswilly: Charlie McGrenra; Stephen McDaid, Manus McFadden, Shaun Gallagher; Sean Bonner, John McFadden (0-1), Jason McGeehan; Mickey McDaid, Ciaran Gallagher; Cian Quinn, Dermot McGinley (0-1, 1f), Ciaran Molloy; Johnny McGinley (1-2), Steve O’Donnell, JB McGeehan (0-1). Subs: Ryan Toner for Gallagher (40), Sean Wogan for JB McGeeghan (53), Brian Gormley for J McGinley (60+3).
Naomh Conaill: Phil McGeehan; Philip Gallagher, Michael O’Malley, Michael Doherty; Owen McGlynn, Kieran McHugh, Jamie Cranley; Martin Regan, Hugh Breslin; Jono Molloy (0-2), Rory Boyle, David Gallagher; Brian McGuigan, Maitis MacCeallbhuí (0-1), John Molloy. Subs: Michael O’Donnell for Cranley (21), Subs: Christopher Molloy and Owen Boyle (0-2, 2f) for R Boyle and McGuigan (half-time), Jamie Molloy for Breslin (58), David Keeney for Gallagher (60+1, black card).
Referee: Greg McGroary (Four Masters)Tags: