April 16, 2024

By Charlie Collins

Donegal 1-17 v 0-14 Louth

Donegal stay unbeaten of their league marketing campaign however had been made to work exhausting to beat a decided and spectacular Louth crew in Ballyshannon.

The opening ten minutes produced six factors, three frees from Patrick McBrearty and one from play by Oisín Gallen, with Sam Mulroy and Ciaran Keenan replying for Louth. McBrearty then scored a wonderful level from play, approach out on the precise aspect, 0-05 to 0-02 to Donegal who had the stiff breeze at their backs.

Donegal began with out common full-back Brendan McCole, dominated out with a foot harm and lacking from the beginning line-up for the primary time in fairly a while, Jeaic MacCellabhui got here in to switch him within the quantity three spot.

After a couple of misses, Sam Mulroy transformed a free to depart simply two in it however Shane O Donnell replied instantly to make it 0-06 to 0-03. Mulroy added one other free after Jeaic Mac Ceallabhui had obtained a black card and when Ryan Burns transformed there was only a level in it.

Oisin Gallen scored from distance however Louth hit again to get again on stage phrases with factors from Conor Grimes and Burns, 0-07 apiece. Shane O Donnell from play kicked a fantastic rating and Patrick McBrearty’s free left Donegal two forward at halftime and they might be again to fifteen gamers for the beginning of the second-half, however dealing with the breeze within the second-half.

Caolan McGonagle opened the second-half scoring with an excellent level, however Mulroy replied nearly instantly. Nook again Dónal McKenny got here ahead to kick a fantastic level to depart only one in it once more and anyone’s recreation, 0-10 to 0-09. Patrick McBrearty added one other free, Conor Early replied, McBrearty added one other free, his seventh level, 0-12 to 0-10.

Then an enormous second within the recreation, Daire O Baoill went for a degree however his effort dropped brief and was collected by substitute Hugh McFadden who’s shot was half block however Jeaic MacCellabhui dived in to fist to the web, 1-12 to 0-10.

McBrearty and Aaron Doherty for Donegal and Grimes and Mulroy for Louth exchanged factors. Sub Liam Jackson left 4 in it however two from Oisin Gallen ,a primary from Michael Langan however Donegal in management as they ran out winners by 1-17 to 0-14 factors they usually stay unbeaten with two video games to come back in opposition to Kildare and Meath.

Donegal: Shaun Patton, Mark Curran, Jeaic MacCellabhui (1-00), Ciaran Moore, Ryan McHugh, Caolan McGonagle (0-01), Peadar Mogan, Jamie Brennan, Michael Langan (0-01), Shane O Donnell (0-02), Ciaran Thompson ,Odhran Doherty, Patrick McBrearty (0-08) Oisin Gallen (0-04), Daire O Baoill. Subs: Hugh McFadden and Aaron Doherty (0-01) for Odhran Doherty and Brennan (45mins), Luke McGlynn for O Baoill (61mins), Stephen McMenamin for MacCeallabhui (70mins), Donal McBride for McGonagle (70mins).

Louth: Niall McDonnell, Donal McKenny (0-01), Dermot Campbell, Peter Lynch, Leonard Gray, Anthony Williams, Conall McKeever, Conor Early (0-01), Tommy Drumm, Paul Mathews, Ciarán Keenan (0-01), Conor Grimes (0-02), Ryan Burns (0-02), Sam Mulroy (0-07), Tom Jackson. Subs: Liam Jackson (0-01), Kyle McElroy, Sean Marry, Niall Sharkey.

Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon).

Donegal defeat Louth to maintain unbeaten streak in League alive was final modified: March third, 2024 by Employees Author