MICHAEL BOYLE played his first game in almost a year in the colours of Termon in their win at Naomh Conaill in the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 1 this afternoon.
Boyle suffered a cruciate injury last September having returned from a stint at Donegal Boston and underwent surgery at Santry Sports Clinic in December.
Photo caption: Michael Boyle, with Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, former Donegal goalkeeping coach Pat Shovelin and Paul Durcan at county training in Convoy in 2014. Photo: Geraldine Diver
The 28-year-old, who made his inter-county championship debut aged 17 in 2005, had been tipped by many to take over in goal for Donegal as Paul Durcan relocated to Qatar.[adrotate group=”76″]
However, Mark Anthony McGinley from St Michael’s has been given the nod by Donegal manager Rory Gallagher for this year’s three Ulster SFC outings, while Peter Boyle of Aodh Ruadh has featured in the Allianz League.
Termon’s Boyle is now in the frame with Donegal due to face Tyrone in the Ulster SFC final this day fortnight. Mickey Harte’s side hammered Cavan 5-18 to 2-17 in their semi-final final replay this afternoon. Donegal overcame Monaghan 0-17 to 2-10 last evening at Breffni Park.
This afternoon at Davy Brennan Memorial Park in Glenties, Boyle kept goal as Termon defeated Naomh Conaill 3-8 to 2-8. AJ Gallagher and Dermot Molloy scored first half goals as the county champions led 2-3 to 2-2 at half-time. However, Termon produced a fine win with Daire McDaid scoring 2-4 and his brother Caolan chipping in with 1-2.[adrotate group=”53″] Tags: