NIALL Campbell scored a whopping 5-6 as Donegal SHC holders Burt showed no mercy against their Inishowen neighbours, Buncrana, with a 16-17 to 1-10 win last night.
It was callous and ruthless by the Hibernian Park men, under the guidance of Ray Durcak.
In this mood, Burt are unplayable and they’re on the march to a fifth final in a row now.
Winners of the title in each of the last four years, Burt will meet either Sean MacCumhaills or Setanta in the decider.
Their now vastly superior score difference means that Burt are headed for the final once more.
Campbell (pictured above) was the tormentor in chief as Burt powered beyond youthful Buncrana, who were still vexed from a heavy loss to St Eunan’s on Saturday evening.
Burt led by 8-7 to 0-7 at the break and they showed no let up in the second half.
Enda McDermott blased 4-2 with Ronan McDermott hitting 4-1, Stephen Boyle helping himself to 2-6 and Conor McLaughlin also netting.
Cathal Doherty hit 1-2 for Buncrana and Tom Clare scored 0-5, but they were mere footnotes in the tale as Burt scorched their way through.
Burt face Setanta in their final group game and the Crossroads men will have to win their final two games to make it through to the final with MacCumhaills having the advantage in a head-to-head after their tense win in Saturday’s Finn Valley derby.
MacCumhaills struck for another closely-fought win last night at O’Donnell Park, where they overcame St Eunan’s 1-14 to 3-07, a defeat that means Eunan’s are out of contention.
Dual star Martin O’Reilly – the Donegal senior football player – was again to the fore.
O’Reilly netted the crucial goal six minutes from the end to steer the Twin Towns men over the line.
O’Reilly, a first-half replacement for the injured Ogilvy McGroarty, riffled home after Sean Curran’s hopeful ball dropped in the area and resulted in a goalmouth scramble.
Lee Henderson landed a massive point from the halfway line for his eighth of the day and Ciaran Matthewson landed another to help MacCumhaills to a precious win.
Kevin Kealy hit 2-2 for St Eunan’s while Sean McVeigh scored 1-3, but it was in vain as the Letterkenny side bow out.Tags: