The Marley Travel Division 2 All County League got under-way today with wins for Aodh Ruadh, An Tearmann, Gleann Fhinne, Na Ceall Beaga and Naomh Naille:
Aodh Ruadh 3-10 Buncrana 0-9; An Tearmann 1-13 Ardara 1-7; Naomh Columba 0-8 Glenfin 0-12; An Clochán Liath 0-14 Killybegs 1-14; and Four Masters 1-7 Naomh Naille 0-13.
Our featured game in Division 2 this week was in Páirc na nGael.
Naomh Columba 0-8 Glenfin 0-12
(report by Damien Carr)
Glenfin left Páirc na nGael with the points in a hard earned win over hosts Naomh Columba. Glenfin got a dream start racing into a 0-5 to 0-1 point advantage by the 10th min, a lead they would never relinquish. Glen’s Ryan Gillespie kick the opening score of the game from a free, only for Glenfin to reel of 5 in a row Stephen Ward, Daniel McGlynn Karl McGlynn Ciarán Brady and a brace from Gerard Ward one from a free the other a fisted effort. Ryan Gillespie narrowed the gap with his second free but Glenfin retained control with 2 frees from Gerard Ward giving them a six point lead. Coming up to half time two more frees for Glen, converted by Arán Doherty and Ryan Gillespie, left it Naomh Columba 0-4 Glenfin 0-8 at the break.
Naomh Columba started the second half with their third point on the trot as Ryan McNern curled the ball in from the right hand side, Glen’s first from play. Ryan Gillespie converted his fourth free to narrow the gap to two and with Glenfin losing Arán McGlynn to a black card things were looking better for the hosts. Daniel McGlynn got Glenfin on the mark but Arán Doherty from a free and Phillip Doherty from play reduced the gap to the minimum as the game entered the last ten minutes. That was as good as it got for Naomh Columba though. Mark McGinty’s men rallied and late scores from Gerard Ward, Garry Dorrian and Ciarán Brady put the seal on Glenfin’s victory and a valuable two league points.
Naomh Columba: Pádraig Byrne, Phillip McNern, Phillip Doherty (0-1), Barry Carr, Pauric Ward, Michael McGuire, Stephen Jones, Kevin McNern, Fionn Gallagher, Ryan Mc Nern (0-1), Lanty Molloy, Arán Doherty (0-2, 2f), Ronan Gillespie, Ryan Gillespie (0-4, 4f) Pauric Ó Néill. Sub Tadhg McGinley
Glenfin: Liam Ó Mera, Garry Herron, John Harkin, Martin Ó Donnell, Garry Dorian, Frank McGlynn, Garry Dorrian (0-1), Arán McGlynn, Steven Ward (0-1), Karl McGlynn (0-1), Jason Morrow, Daniel McGlynn (0-2), Gerard Ward.(0-5, 4f), Ciarán Brady (0-2), Odhran McGlynn. Subs Ross Marley, Connor McBride, Dean Herron and Mathew McGinley.
Referee Val Murray (Aodh Ruadh)
In the Marley Travel Division 2 Reserve League there were wins for Buncrana, Ardara and Dungloe, while the Naomh Columba-Glenfin game ended in a draw.
Aodh Ruadh 2-5 Buncrana 0-17; An Tearmann 0-6 Ardara 2-15; Naomh Columba 0-7 Glenfin 0-7; An Clochán Liath 3-11 Killybegs 2-7.