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Burt top Yes Chef Catering Division 3 as Malin secure their first win of the season in entertaining win over Convoy

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Sun 5th May

Burt top Yes Chef Catering Division 3 as Malin secure their first win of the season in entertaining win over Convoy
Burt top Yes Chef Catering Division 3 as Malin secure their first win of the season in entertaining win over Convoy

Our featured game – Malin v Convoy – was the only game in Yes Chef Catering Division 3 yesterday with Naomh Ultan just pipping Naomh Bríd 0-8 to 0-7 today, Sunday May 5th, The two unbeaten sides Burt and Red Hughs drew in the Bank Holiday Monday game – Burt 0-11 Red Hughs 1-8.

Malin                          3-10

St Mary’s, Convoy    0-16


Malin secured their first victory of the season when overcoming a gallant Convoy side in an entertaining Yes Chef Catering Division 3 game in Connolly Park on Saturday evening. Each side had their purple patches, with Malin leading by nine points at one stage but Convoy reeled them back in to set up a closely fought final quarter with the Inishowen side coming out on top.


Joseph Mc Gill opening the scoring for the visitors but Malin soon hit back with 4 quick fire points, Paul Fildara, Dan McDaid and a brace from Benny Fildara putting the home side in front. A point from Paddy Dolan reduced the arrears, but this spurred Malin into action. On a day when Star Wars fever was gripping the North Inishowen area, the force really was with Seamus Houghton as he fired in 2 goals in quick succession and a further point from Conor Mc Geoghegan left Malin 2-5 to 0-2 in front mid way through the first half.


Just when it looked that Malin were going to cruise to an easy victory, it was Convoy who finished the half the stronger of the two, hitting 5 unanswered points, 2 each from the boots of Joe Mc Gill and John Toye and an excellent score from Paddy Dolan to leave the scoreboard reading 2-5 to 0-7 in Malins favour as the teams left the field at the interval.


Convoy started the 2nd half in a similar fashion as the ended the 1st and had the Malin defense in trouble as they rattled over 2 points apiece from John Toye and Paddy to tie the game at 2-5 to 0-11. Sean O Neill finally ended the Malin drought when he fired over a close range free to regain the lead, but this was soon cancelled out by a Paddy Dolan point.


A Paul Fildara goal on 50 mins put Malin back in the driving seat, and a further point from Oisin McGonigle gave Malin a four point advantage, but the men in green and gold refused to lie down and responded with 2 points from McGill to reduce the deficit to just 2 points. Two quick fire points from Benny Fildara helped Malin regain their 4 point advantage but again the visitors came back with again points from Joe Mc Gill keeping his side in touch in the final minutes. A well worked Malin score in the final minutes put 3 between the sides. Convoy threw everything at min as the game entered stoppage time but the Malin defense held firm to take the spoils in a very well spirited and contested game.


Malin: D. McLaughlin, C. McColgan, C. Doherty, K McColgan, S. Byrne, D. Harkin, C. Farren, O. McGonigle, S. O’Neill, D. McCarron, C. Doherty, B. McLaughlin, S. Houghton, P. McLaughlin. Subs Used C. McGeoghegan, S. McLauglin and C. Byrne


Convoy: S. Patton, E. Patterson, R. Donnellan, M. Patton, B.McNamee, J. Doherty, D. Bonnar, J.A Kee, J. Kee, P. Dolan, L. McMullan, J. McGill, T.McHugh, C.McNulty, J. Toye. Subs Used P.Mailey, P.Blake and C. Bonnar


Yes Chef Catering Division 3 – May 6th

Burt 6 4 2 0 88 67 21 10
Red Hughs 5 2 3 0 62 47 15 7
Gaeil Fhánada 5 2 2 1 75 59 16 6
Naomh Mhuire Conmhaigh 4 2 1 1 61 51 10 5
Naomh Colmcille 5 2 1 2 59 57 2 5
Naomh Ultan 6 2 1 3 61 83 -22 5
Na Dúnaibh/Downings 5 2 0 3 70 70 0 4
Naomh Bríd 4 1 1 2 37 39 -2 3
Málainn/Malin 5 1 1 3 63 90 -27 3
Naomh Muire, Íochtar Na Rosann 3 0 0 3 34 47 -13 0
By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Sun 5th May

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