THERE ARE JUST two teams standing in the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal SFC following last Sunday’s semi-finals.
Glenswilly are in their fifth final in 10 years following a workmanlike 0-9 to 0-7 win over Malin at O’Donnell Park on Sunday. The side managed by Michael Canning are aiming for a third ever Dr Maguire, having been crowned champions in 2011 and in 2013.
Photo caption: Naomh Conaill’s Brendan McDyer finds his route to goal blocked by Stephen McBrearty and Andrew McClean of Kilcar in last Sunday’s Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal SFC semi-final at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Photo: Geraldine Diver
Michael Murphy scored four points as Glenswilly did just enough to overcome the plucky challenge of Malin, who were the only Division 2 side left in the competition.
Then, that evening at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, Kilcar reached a first senior final in 23 years with a comprehensive defeat of last year’s champions, Naomh Conaill.[adrotate group=”38″]
Martin McHugh’s team were 5-10 to 0-11 winners under the floodlights with Michael Hegarty, Conor Doherty, Patrick McBrearty all goaling, while Eoin McHugh added a brace for the Towney-based outfit.
Naomh Conaill got off to a dream start with Leo McLoone scoring an early goal but in an eventful contest, both goalkeepers – Stephen McGrath from Naomh Conaill and Kilcar’s Eamonn McGinley – saved penalties at the Towne End.[adrotate group=”85″]
Glenswilly will take on Kilcar in a novel final pairing back at MacCumhaill Park on Sunday, October 16.
Video courtesy of Brendan ‘Bradas’ O’Donnell of Jacksonmediatv …