LEO McLoone and Charles McGuinness hit the goals as Naomh Conaill began 2021 with a win over Kilcar.
Kilcar 0-10 Naomh Conaill 2-11
These two still have the outstanding matter of the 2020 Donegal SFC final to be played, but this was a pretty mild outing to start the year.
The absence of the county stars means the cast was missing its lead actors.
Naomh Conaill always seemed on top in a useful encounter with McLoone firing to the net in added time at the end of the first half.
In a move that stemmed from the throw-up at the start of the second half, Naomh Conaill hit the net again, McGuinnes slamming past Kevin Campbell.
Kilcar: Kevin Campbell; Eoin Love, Pauric Carr, Barry McGinley; Ryan O’Donnell (0-2), Oran Doogan, Ryan McShane; Cormac Cannon, Ciaran McGinley (0-2); Conor Doherty (0-1), Matthew McClean (0-4), Stephen McBrearty (0-1); Darragh O’Donnell, Jason Campbell, Barry Shovlin. Subs: Paddy McShane for Cannon, Conor McShane for McClean, Eoin Cormack for J.Campbell.
Naomh Conaill: Stephen McGrath; Stephen Molloy, Jason Campbell, Kevin McGettigan; Odhran Doherty (0-1), Anthony Thompson (0-2), Marty Boyle (0-1); Ultan Doherty, Ciaran Brennan; Brendan McDyer (0-1), Leo McLoone (1-0), Seamus Corcoran; John O’Malley, Charles McGuinness (1-3, 2f), Kieran Gallagher (0-3). Subs: Hughie Gallagher for S Molloy, Caolan McGill and JD Boyle for Corcoran and Brennan, Daniel Gildea for O’Malley, Conor Roarty for McDyer.
Referee: Jimmy White (Killybegs).