DUNGLOE LEFT GAOTH DOBHAIR’S MAGHERAGALLON on Saturday evening with two All-County Football league Division One points in the bag in a game that swung back and forth.
Gaoth Dobhar 0-8 Dungloe 0-10
Report by Martina Reilly
While Dungloe lined out without many of their regulars due to injury the younger players must be commended for stepping up to the plate and coupled with the few older heads were a credit to the club.
Photo caption: Terence Diver of Divers Hyundai presenting a new set of jerseys to the Gaoth Dobhair senior team as part of his three-year sponsorship deal with the club
With the scores level at 0-8 to 0-8, Noel McBride pointed a free as once again young Adam Neely was fouled as he headed goalwards indeed it was fitting that Neely, who scored five in all, had the last score of the game pointing from a free and ensuring the two points were going across the Crolly Bridge to Dungloe.
The sides went in level at half time 0-5 each. Odhrán McNiallais opened the scoring with a point from a free but Noel McBride levelled matters on four minutes. Michael McKelvey’s free was posted before an Adam Neely point levelled matters again on 12 minutes.
McNiallais’s free put the home side in front as the game entered the last 10 minutes of the half but points from Eoin Scally and another Adam Neely free after he was upended as he headed for goals put the visitors in front for the first time in the game, 0-4 to 0-3.
Niall Friel and Neely traded points before McKelvey’s free levelled matters as the half time whistle sounded – Gaoth Dobhar 0-5 Dungloe 0-5.
Noel Kelly raised the first white flag of the second half pointing and a McKelvey free put the home side two up after 36 minutes.
Dungloe’s first goal chance came when Luke Neely headed for the Gaoth Dobhar goalmouth but fired his shot over the bar.
McNiallais pointed from a free to put two between the sides again on 40 but this was the home side’s last score of the game, despite many attacks the Dungloe back line stood tall and broke down the threat.
Conor Greene pointed for Dungloe, when his shot could have been a goal and on 16 minutes Adam Neely levelled matters again with a fine point before the visitors pushed on to win.
Gaoth Dobhar: Joe Duffy; Ciaran Ferry, Jamie Reynolds, James O’Baoill; Eamon McGee, Neil McGee, Prionsais Gallagher; Michael McKelvey (0-3 3f), Ciaran Gillespie; Michael Carroll, Odhrán McNiallais (0-3 3f), Niall Friel (0-1); James Gallagher, Noel Kelly (0-1), Michael Roarty. Subs: Christopher McFadden for Gillespie, Gavin McBride for P Gallagher.
Dungloe: Danny Rodgers; Jack Scally, Raymond Sweeney, Doalty Boyle; Martin Redmond, Gavin Ward, Eoin Scally (0-1); Darren Curran, Paul McGarvey; Barry Curran, Noel McBride (0-2 2f), Mark Sweeney; Adam Neely (0-5 3f), David McCarron, Luke Neely (0-1). Subs: Conor Greene (0-1) for McCarron, Shaun Wallace for Ward, Donal Rodgers for D Curran.
Referee: Seamus McGonigle (Aodh Ruadh).
Meanwhile, Kilcar didn’t fulfil the fixture away to Ardara on Saturday evening and the matter will be dealt with by the Competitions Controls Committee at its next meeting.Tags: