GAOTH Dobhair finished well to score the final seven points and finally pull away from Glenfin at Magheragallon.
Gaoth Dobhair 1-14 Glenfin 1-7
By Charlie Collins in Magheragallon
The sides were level, 1-7 apiece in the 47th minute, but from there to the finish the home side were on top.
Micheál Carroll, James Ó Baoill and Eamonn Collum scored two apiece with Odhran McFadden-Ferry also on target.
Glenfin were well in the hunt until those closing passages when Gaoth Dobhair tacked on the series of winning scores.
Gaoth Dobhair goaled in the 14th minute when Gavin McBride fisted to the net, getting ahead of Andrew Walsh to Cian Mulligan’s delivery.
McBride and Eamonn Collum opened the scoring for the home side, who were playing against a stiff wind in the first half.
Collum made it 1-3 to no score at the water break, but Glenfin reeled off four-in-a-row from Aaron McGlynn, Odhran McGlynn, Jason Morrow and Gerard Ward to narrow the margin, with Gaoth Dobhair 1-3 to 0-4 ahead at half-time.
Glenfin netted in the 41st minute as Karl McGlynn cracked a brilliant finish past Christopher Sweeney.
Gerard Ward (2) and Jason Morrow pointed to even it up, but Gaoth Dobhair came good down the home stretch.
Gaoth Dobhair: Christopher Sweeney; Gary McFadden, Neil McGee, James Ó Baoill (0-3f); Niall Friel, Donal McBride, Odhran McFadden-Ferry (0-1); Gavin McBride (1-1), Michael Carroll (0-3); Neasan MacGiolla Bhride, Daire Ó Baoill, Cian Mulligan; Naoise Ó Baoill, Noel Kelly , Eamonn Collum (0-6,3f). Subs: Fionnan Coyle for Kelly (45), Ryan Kelly for McBride (54),
Glenfin: Andrew Walsh; Martin O’Donnell, John Harkin, Gary Herron; Odhran McGlynn (0-1), Frank McGlynn, Ross Marley; Stephen Carr, Jason Morrow (0-1); Karl McGlynn (1-0), Ciaran Brady, Aaron McGlynn (0-1); Kyle O’Meara, Gerard Ward (0-4f), Daniel McGlynn. Subs: Mark McGinty and Stephen McGlynn for Carr and O Donnell (45).
Referee: Enda McFeely ( St.Mary’s Convoy ).