ST MARY’S, CONVOY defeated Na Rossa last night in Dooey in the Michael Murphy Sports Junior A Championship – on a night when a legend reappeared.
So depleted were Na Rossa for the game – they were down eight players for various reasons – they had to call 1992 All-Ireland winner Declan Bonner out of retirement.
It was Bonner’s first game for the club since July 2013, when he last came out of retirement to play in goals.
He donned the goalkeeper’s jersey last night again and while he kept a clean sheet, Na Rossa were beaten by the Convoy men.[adrotate group=”68″]
“I’ll be hard to take out of nets now!” Bonner told Donegal Sport Hub.
“I haven’t played in three years now, but I enjoyed it.
“We should have won the game. We missed a rake of chances. We’d thought on Friday about actually forefitting the game, but we scraped together a team and got men resurrected!”[adrotate group=”38″]
Goalkeeper Patrick Joseph Hanlon was on a pre-planned trip with Daryl Devenney, Brian Breslin, Jamie McCready and Conor Melly.
John McDyre and Christian Bonner were working and Conor Bonner was also absent.
“We’d only have an average of maybe 18 or 19 any given week anyway,” Declan Bonner said.[adrotate group=”37″] Tags: