GOALS WIN GAMES they say but that wasn’t the case at Pearse Park in Ardara yesterday.
Kilcar 0-15 Naomh Conaill 2-5
Last year’s U-21 Football Championship finalists Kilcar put paid to that particular notion when their abilities to kick points saw them overcome neighbours Naomh Conaill and book their tickets in the semi-finals of this year’s competition, where Ardara will provide the opposition.
Twenty-four hours earlier at the same venue, Naomh Conaill beat Ardara to win a first ever Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta.
But on Sunday, it was the likes of Stephen McBrearty, Aodhan McGinley and Andrew McClean who drove the Towney outfit to victory, with 14 points between them.
Playing with the breeze, Kilcar, managed by John McNulty, went in 0-9 to 1-5 in front, with Eoghan McGettigan goaling for Naomh Conaill.
McBrearty and McClean edged Kilcar three in front but when Ethan O’Donnell goaled for Naomh Conaill, it seemed as though the Glenties side were going to kick on and take the prize.
However, Kilcar didn’t wilt and by kicking four out of the last six points of the afternoon, confirmed their semi-final place.
Kilcar: Mark Cunningham; James Shovlin, Daniel Lyons, Eoin O’Donnell; Cormac Cannon, Ryan McHugh, Jordan Mooney; Aodhan McGinley (0-3,2f), Stephen McBrearty (0-7,4f); Conor Doherty (0-1), Matthew McClean, Andrew McClean (0-4); Jason Campbell, Neil Sweeney, Chris Doogan. Subs: Kevin McGinley for E O’Donnell (54).
Naomh Conaill: Tony Byrne; Ultan Doherty, Charlie McDonnell, Oliver Stanislawczyk; Maitis MacCeallabhui, Jason Doherty, Mark Gallagher; Ciaran Gallagher (0-1), Ciaran Thompson; Kevin McGettigan, Logan Quinn, JD Boyle; Eoghan McGettigan (1-1), Charles McGuinness (0-3,1f), Ethan O’Donnell (1-0). Subs: Paul McGuinness for Stanislawczyk and Jono Molloy for MacCeallabhui (59).
Referee: Jimmy White (Killybegs).Tags: