There were four important games played yesterday afternoon across four difference competitions:
- Letterkenny Gaels extracted some revenge for their defeat in the Junior Reserve championship by defeating Urris to win the Jimmy McGlynn Catering Division 4 Reserve Championship in Burt;
- In Páirc Gearóid O’Gallochóir Naomh Naille and Realt na Mara could not be separated in regulation time in the u21B semi-final – 3-13 for the home side and 2-16 for the Bundoran visitors with Naomh Naille victorious in the penalty shoot-out;
- In the minor league Division 1 semi-final in Termon Four Masters defeated Naomh Muire Íochtar na Rossan by 1-15 to 0-11; and
- St Eunan’s triumphed at home to Setanta by 2-9 to 2-4 in the u-21 hurling quarterfinal.
In the only game played today Naomh Conaill squeezed passed An Clochan Liath at Páirc na Rosann in the u-21A quarterfinal on a 0-10 to 0-9 scoreline..
Hunter on the Mark for Gaels
Letterkenny Gaels 2-14
Lettterkenny Gaels had a convincing win over Junior B championship winners Urris in Burt on Saturday. The two sides recently met in the Junior B Championship decider but the Gaels were to the fore in this encounter. Corner forward Mark Hunter kicked nine first half points and added three more to his tally in the second half in a Man of the Match performance. The Glebe men got off to a flyer with two goals from the lively Ciaran Kilfeather in the opening four minutes while Alan Harrington pointed for Urris. Hunter then took over with eight points in a row (four from frees) by the 21st minute. Corner back Conor Walker then turned over a ball deep in defence and was on the end of the move to tap over the Urris bar on 24 minutes. Hunter and Charlie Creevy added two more points for Gaels while Tiernan McDonald responded for the Clonmany men.
With the aid of the wind in the second half Urris were much improved. Hunter added to his tally on 31 minutes while Harrington responded for the Urris men. Hunter was again on the mark on the 43rd and 53minutes of the game to complete a fine performance. Harrington (4) Niall McLaughlin substitution Ciaran Dillon added late scores for the Inishowen men before Referee Lee Jordan blew for time.
Letterkenny Gaels: D Ferry, C Walker,(0-1) S Crossan,N Diver, C Cullen, C Browne, A Stewart, G Gibbons, M Harte, N McGarrigle, C Creevy,(0-1) J Doran, C Kilfeather,(2-0) S Gildea, M Hunter, (0-12)
Subs: A Hanley, T Keys, D Hunter, A McDaid, C Coll, S McGilloway.
Urris: P McGettigan, J Devlin, B Grant, P Doherty, D McCarron, M Kelly, A Doherty, K Friel, L Devlin, R O Donnell, P Devlin, T McDonald,(0-1) N McLaughlin,(0-1) A Harrington,(0-5) P McConalogue. Subs B Friel, C Dillon,(0-2) J Harkin, N O Donnell, B Mullins
Referee Lee Jordan, Four Masters.