A YEAR AFTER contesting the Intermediate Championship final, Naomh Colmcille fell through the trapdoor and into the Junior Championship again.
Carndonagh 3-12 Naomh Colmcille 0-9
Carndonagh stunned Naomh Colmcille on Saturday in the relegation play-off at Ture as goals Matthew McLaughlin, Liam Shiels and Dermot Doherty gave the Fodden men a win that preserves their Intermediate status.
It has certainly been a troubling term for Naomh Colmcille. Having had a dream year last year in reaching the Intermediate decider, they have won just three times this campaign.[adrotate group=”53″]
Already relegated to Division 4 in the All-County League, Naomh Colmcille will also play Junior Championship in 2017 after Saturday’s defeat.
McLaughlin’s penalty set Carndonagh on their way to victory. The teams were level, 1-3 to 0-6, at half-time, but Naomh Colmcille were dealt a blow just before half-time when Michael Lynch was sent off for an off-the-ball incident.
But when Shiels’ long ball bounced over Naomh Colmcille ‘keeper Gary McDaid for a goal, it was advantage Carn.[adrotate group=”81″]
Naomh Colmcille, with Daniel Clarke, Willie Gillespie and David McNamee scoring points, tried to stay in touch, but the game slipped away from their reach.
Feargal Doherty scored a handful of points for Carn and substitute Doherty netted the third goal to seal a big win.
Carndonagh: Darragh O’Neill; Tiarnan Coyne, Conor Doherty, Ryan Davenport; Michael Nelson, Dermot McGonagle, Danny Monagle; Gerard Doherty, Ryan Kelly; Matthew McLaughlin, Fergal Doherty, Cathal Doherty; Shane Doherty, Liam Shiels, Padraig Doherty. Subs: Dermot Doherty, Eoghan Kelly, Nathan Malarkey, Cathal Kelly.
Naomh Colmcille: Gary McDaid; Ricky Hegarty, Alex Devenney, Stephen Gallagher; Marty Gallagher, Paul Friel, Oran Hilley; John Fullerton, Michael Lynch; William Lynch, Willie Gillespie, Daniel Clarke; David McNamee, Philip Doran, Conor Grant.Tags: