MOVILLE AND RED HUGHS scored victories today while derby rivals St Mary’s, Convoy and Robert Emmets played out an entertaining draw in the AllSportStore.Com All-County Football League Division 4.
Moville made it two wins from two as they took a big away win, 3-7 to 1-6, against Carndonagh.
A first half goal by Danny Murphy, a former Donegal Under-21 player, had Moville 1-4 to no score in front at half-time.
A second goal from Ciaran Diver pushed their lead out and, while Carndonagh did rally, including a late goal by Dermot McGonagle, Joshua Lafferty bagged a third goal for Moville as they added to their opening day win over Red Hughs.
Late points by Peter Blake and Simon McGlynn rescued a point for St Mary’s, Convoy at home to Robert Emmets.
The sides were locked at five points apiece at half-time with Anthony Browne, for the hosts, and Johnny McLaughlin, for the Castlefin men, doing the bulk of the scoring.
When Kevin Bonner rattled the net for Covoy early in the second half, it looked like being the spur they needed.
McLaughlin (0-4) and John Hunter (0-3) top scored for the away side, who looked certain for the win when substitute Ronan Kennedy blasted home a goal in the 48th minute.
Convoy rallied late, though, and struck twice in the dying moments for a draw.
Across the Finn Valley at Monellan, Red Hughs soared to a 1-13 to 0-6 derby win over Naomh Padraig, Lifford.
Pauric McMenamin’s goal fired Red Hughs into a six-point half-time lead. Damien Browne notched seven points for the victors, while Colm Melaugh and Gerard Melaugh scored a handful between them as Seosamh Mac Ceallabhuí registered his first win as Red Hughs boss.
On Saturday evening, first half goals by Mickey Grant, Eddie Kelly and Alan Friel helped Urris defeat Naomh Ultan. Urris led 3-4 to 0-3 at the break and, despite not scoring in the second half held on to win 3-4 to 0-10.