MICHAEL FRIEL WAS REJOICING yesterday after helping Marino Institute of Education to a landslide 25-point win in the Corn na Mac Léinn final.
Marino defeated Ulster University Magee 5-21 to 1-8 in a lopsided final at Jordanstown.
After a 3-21 to 0-4 win over Royal College of Surgeons on Friday, Marino were in no mood to mess around in the final and four first half goals by Galway’s Desmond Conneely laid the foundations.
Naomh Colmcille man Friel started at wing-back for Marino and scored a point in the win.
“It was a great win for us,” Friel told Donegal Sport Hub.
“It was fully deserved after all the effort the lads put in all year. We wanted to win this competition from the start and we’re delighted to do it.”
Brendan Caball bagged their fifth goal after a good team move.
Sean MacCumhaills man Stephen Mulligan and Eamonn Carr from Gaeil Fhánada came on during the last 15 minutes for Marino who also had Ardara’s Antoin Travers and Dungloe Darragh McGee on their panel.
Robert Emmets wing-back Aaron Dalton and Dungloe full-back Ryan Rodgers played for Ulster University Magee, who were denied a second Corn na Mac Léinn title in a row.