Jonathan Toye hit 2-5 as Naomh Padraig, Muff, booked a place in the Donegal Minor Championship final – and the expense of Naomh Columba and Aaron Doherty, who scored 2-7.
Naomh Columba 2-12 Naomh Padraig Muff 3-11
Doherty’s first goal came from a Fionn Gallagher pass and as he drilled low to the net to make it 1-4 to 0-1 after just 11 minutes.
Back came Naomh Padraig with goals from Toye and Alan Clarke for a half time score of Naomh Columba 1-6 Naomh Padraig Muff 2-7.
A Doherty penalty got the sides level but a purple patch for Muff, Including a second three-pointer for Toye, put Muff well in the driving seat a brace of points from Fionn Gallagher put two between the teams with five left.
An Evan Craig point stretched the gap to three and they held on despite a Doherty free late in the game.
Naomh Columba: Colin Doherty; Vincent Doherty, Jordan Burns, Aidan McGinley; Eric Carr (0-1), Oisin Byrne, Dillon Kelly; Aaron Doherty (2-7, 2 ’45, 4f), Fionn Gallagher (0-2)’ Paul O’Hare, Ronan Gillespie (0-2), Pauric Hegerty; Tomas Byrne, Lanty Molloy, Joseph Lyons.
Naomh Padraig Muff: Paul Doherty; Caolan McColgan, Patrick McGroddy, Shane Grant; Ronan Hoye (0-1), Caolan Harkin, Shane McColgan; Jonathan Toye (2-5, 3f), Dillon McColgan; Aaron McColgan (0-1), Rory Hirrell, Kevin Doherty (0-2); Alan Clarke (1-0) Evan Craig (0-2), Callum Davenport. Sub: Joe Harley for S.McColgan
Referee: James Connors (St Eunans)