There were three games yesterday in Jimy McGlynn Catering Division 4 with wins for Letterkenny Gaels, Urris and Naomh Padraig’ Leifear.
Letterkenny Gaels 2-16
Bun an Phobail 0-12
(Mark McFadden in Páirce na nGael)
The top of the table clash at a sunny Páirc na nGael on Saturday evening saw the home team come out on top as Letterkenny Gaels took a huge step towards promotion when they overcame Moville in Jimmy McGlynn Catering Division 4. Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn now find themselves top of the table, one point clear of Bun an Phobail with a game in hand.
The Glebe men were quick out of the blocks and raced into a five point lead by the 20 minute mark. A point each from Brendan O’Brien and Ronan Frain and five scores from the accurate boot of full forward Conor McBrearty. The Moville scores come from a Malachy McDermott free and midfielder Padraig Skelly. The visitors did have an opportunity to narrow the margin but Michael Barr blazed a penalty wide on the twentieth minute. At this stage Gaels were dominating the midfield area with some excellent marks from Paddy Doherty and Conor Browne. The visitors then introduced Ciaran Diver who made an immediate impact with two points and a Danny Murphy point but Gaels added thee more scores from McBrearty to bring his first half tally to eight points. Leath amá, Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn 0-10 Bun an Phobail 0-5.
Diver added two early scores in the second half but Gaels responded with subs Mark Hunter (2), John Doran and another McBrearty free. Seamus Hegarty reduced the deficit to six points by the 45th minute but two minutes later a surging run from McBrearty ended in the lively Ciaran Kilfeather finishing to the net. O’Brien added another point in the 48th minute but the Moville men fought back with three more Diver scores and a point from Malachy McDermott to bring it back to six. However the home side finished strongly with another point from the lightning Kilfeather and a goal from the experienced Hunter at the death.
Lettekenny Gaels: S Graham, S McDonagh, C Lynch, K Kilkenny, B Diver D Hunter, C Browne, L Doherty, P Doherty, A Diver, S Doherty, R Frain (0-1), B O’Brien (0-2), C McBrearty (0-9), C Kilfeather (1-1). Subs, J Doran (0-1) for K Kilkenny, M Hunter (1-2) for L Doherty (Black Card), N McGarrigle for C Lynch.
Bun an Phobail: C McLaughlin, E Gillen, E Faulkner, J Henry, D Diver, E Hegarty, J McBride, P Skelly(0-1), T McClenaghan D Murphy (0-1), M McDermott (0-2), P Faulkner, S Hegarty (0-1), R McDermott, M Barr, Subs E O Doherty, C Diver(0-7)
Referee: Pat Walsh Bundoran
Na Rossa missed a chance to go joint top of the table when they lost in Dooey to Iorras on a 1-7 to 1-11 scoreline, the Inishowen men having led 1-4 to 0-4 at the break compliments of Mark Master goal. On 16 league points from 10 games Na Rossa are a point behind Bun an Phobail but with a game in hand. Urris’ victory moves them closer in the race for promotion with 15 league points from 11 games.
At the other end of the table, Naomh Pádraig Leifear leapfrogged Paite Gabha with a 3-7 to 0-7 win at the School Field in Pettigo.