Barry Doherty was relieved and delighted all at once as reigning champions Kilcar overcame old rivals Killybegs at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park.
It was tight until the finish as Kilcar – without Patrick McBrearty and Ryan McHugh – came out on top 2-9 to 0-11.
“It was very tough,” Doherty said.
“We were lucky to get over the line. It’s great to get out with the win.
“We had to play very well. If we didn’t, we’d have been found out today. We knew this would be a dogfight and I’m just glad we got a win.”
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