THERE WAS A considerable local interest as Donegal Philadelphia won the Philadelphia Championship double on Sunday at Limerick.
The seniors enjoyed a 1-17 to 1-14 win over Young Islanders, while the junior side overcame Kevin Barry’s 2-20 to 1-8.
Laois native Eoin Lowry, who is a student at UCD, scored 0-10 for the seniors in a man of the match performance as Tipperary’s Tommy Sweeney scored the vital goal some nine minutes from time.
Glenswilly’s Ruairi Crawford, at right-half-back, captained the side managed by Seamus Sweeney from Creeslough.
Bundoran’s Gary Clancy was midfield, with Lee McMonagle from St Eunan’s and Naomh Colmcille’s Willie Gillespie in the full-forward line. Naomh Padraig Lifford’s Jack Quinn and Diarmuid Spratt from Bundoran came on as substitutes.[adrotate group=”38″]
Also featuring was Cathal McGeever from Clonmel. He is the son of former Donegal Under-21 captain and Finn Harps manager Charlie from Derryconnor, Gortahork, who last year guided Clonmel Commercials to the Munster SFC.
Midfielder Paul McDaid from St Eunan’s and Downings’ Rory Connor, at full-forward, were part of the winning junior team.
Donegal Philadelphia manager Seamus Sweeney from Creeslough, Glenswilly native and captain Ruairi Crawford with Termon’s John Flood with the Philadelphia Senior Football Championship trophy at Limerick, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia GAA president Patsy Duddy from Glendowan presenting Glenswilly native and captain Ruairi Crawford with the Philadelphia Senior Football Championship trophy at Limerick, Philadelphia.
Louie and Shaun Bradley from Letterkenny with the Philadelphia Senior Football Championship trophy at Limerick, Philadelphia, on Sunday.