WITH THE FABLED ST JOSEPH’S of the 1960s and 70s, Brian McEniff and Pauric McShea played on an all-conquering club side, but they were on opposite sides on Saturday.
The parting of ways of the Bundoran-Ballyshannon amalgamation meant that the two towns went into direct combat after their SFC win in 1976.
On Saturday, they met in a closely-fought All Sports Donegal Intermediate Championship semi-final at Tir Chonaill Park, where Jamie Brennan’s late score saw Bundoran edge Aodh Ruadh.
Picture caption: Pauric McShea (left) and Brian McEniff (right) with Barry McEniff at the Bundoran v Aodh Ruadh game on Saturday.
“Ballyshannon played the better football and deserved a draw,” McEniff told Donegal Sport Hub.
“We’ll take the win because it’s not often we get to beat Ballyshannon! There was an expectation that Bundoran were going to win and win easily. You can’t quell that.”
McShea was pleased with Aodh Ruadh’s battling display.
“I thought Bundoran would win fairly convincingly,” he said.
“I’m delighted with the way our young lads played. It was an entertaining game and I thought that it was very enjoyable.”
Listen to the full interview below …