GLENSWILLY WERE CELEBRATING the Dr Maguire this week but when the time came to get back to the brass tacts, they did enough to defeat Termon this afternoon.
Glenswilly 2-7 Termon 0-10
The win means that the side managed by Michael Canning have secured top flight status in the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 1 for 2017 ahead of their Ulster club championship campaign and their three-point win also relegated their neighbours Termon.
Photo caption: Glenswilly’s Ciaran Gibbons in action against James McSharry from Termon in this afternoon’s AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 1 clash. Photo: Geraldine Diver
Francie Friel’s team will join Ardara in Division 2 next year with Milford and Four Masters taking their places. Ardara failed to score in the second half at Towney as they went down 2-15 to 1-4 with Conor Doherty and Patrick McBrearty the goalscorers for the hosts.[adrotate group=”59″]
This afternoon at Foxhall, it was Termon who made by far the more impressive start. After 12 minutes they were 0-5 to 0-0 in front, with those scores coming from Johnny McCafferty, Jimmy Gallagher, Caolan McElwaine, Daire McDaid and Christy Connaghan.
It took 14 minutes for Glenswilly, who were missing the absent Michael Murphy, to get on the scoreboard. Oisin Crawford finally broke their duck on 14 minutes. Then, though, came a goal for the hosts and that got their challenge belatedly kick-started.
Caolan Kelly was the instigator of the move, joining the dots and Crawford and Kealan McFadden were also involved before Christopher McMonagle palmed into the Termon net. Eighteen minutes had been played.
Kealan McFadden almost added a goal soon after, only to see his effort blocked on the goalline. However, he did manage to level the scores on 25 minutes.
The teams went in level at half-time – Glenswilly 1-3 Termon 0-6 – after Leon Kelly of Glenswilly and Termon’s Enda McCormick traded scores late in the half.
McMonagle edged Glenswilly in front a minute after the restart but Termon then took the lead when they mustered a couple of points – Caolan and Daire McDaid were the scorers.
Brian Farrelly levelled it for Glenswilly and Gary McFadden did the same soon afterwards following another Daire McDaid score.
At 1-6 to 0-9 it was anyone’s game. Glenswilly seized the initiative eight minutes from time when Caoimhin Marley slapped a free from Gary McFadden – that was dropping short – past Michael Boyle.[adrotate group=”86″]
Enda McCormick of Termon was sent off for a second yellow card and Glenswilly held onto win following a late Gary McFadden point, with Ricky Gallagher posting Termon’s last score of the game.[adrotate group=”38″]
Glenswilly: James Gallagher; Patrick McFadden, Eamon Ward, Aidan McDevitt; Ciaran Gibbons, Leon Kelly (0-1), Joe Gibbons; Neil Gallagher, Caolan Kelly; Oisin Crawford (0-1), Cathal Gallagher, Gary McFadden (0-2, 1f); Kealan McFadden (0-1), Christopher McMonagle (1-1), Brian Farrelly (0-1). Subs: Caoimhin Marley (1-0) for Crawford (41), Ciaran Bonner for K McFadden (46), Darren McGinley for McMonagle (51), Shaun Burke for C Gibbons (57), Ethan Sweeney for Farrelly (59), Patrick Boyle for L Kelly (60).
Termon: Michael Boyle; Kevin McElwaine, Kevin McDaid, Christy Conaghan (0-1, 1f); Ricky Gallagher (0-1), Caolan McDaid (0-2, 1f), James McSharry; Jimmy Gallagher (0-1), Enda McCormick (0-1); Austin Marron, Anthony McGrenra, Nathan McElwaine; Paddy McDaid, Daire McDaid (0-3, 2f), Johnny McCafferty (0-1). Sub: Fionntán O’Flynn for N McElwaine (49).
Referee: Jimmy White (Killybegs).Tags: