April 15, 2024

By Charlie Collins

Kildare 1-08 v 0-17 Donegal

Donegal got here into this league assembly towards backside of the desk Kildare at Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow within the data {that a} win would put them in prime place for a return to Division One and a spot in at Division Two remaining in a few weeks, defeat for Kildare would imply relegation to Division Three for 2025.

4 wins and a draw of their earlier 5 video games had left them degree on factors with Armagh with Cavan two behind the highest pair however dealing with a difficult journey to the Field-it Athletic Grounds the place something aside from a win would finish their hopes of promotion.

As soon as once more the climate wasn’t sort to the gamers with fixed rain making underfoot and ball dealing with very tough. Donegal had first minute objective likelihood, Ciaran Thompson’s effort blocked after good work by Paddy McBrearty and Caolan McGonagle.

A minute later Thompson opened the scoring with a protracted vary level however Kevin Feely replied from a mark. Feely then missed an ideal objective likelihood, capturing broad after Donegal had been turned over. Peadar Mogan and Feely exchanged factors, 0-02 apiece.

Micheal Langan restored Donegal’s lead from distance and after a scoreless interval Caolan McGonagle gave Donegal a two level lead 0-04 to 0-02. Feely responded once more however Aaron Doherty and Alex Beirne shortly exchanged factors to maintain it a one level sport, 0-05 to 0-04 to Donegal.

Two tremendous lengthy vary factors from Micheal Langan and Ciaran Thompson put Donegal three forward for the primary time, 0-07 to 0-04. Shane Farrell pointed from play, Peadar Mogan kicked a cracker however Alex Beirne replied along with his second rating to go away it a two level sport at half-time, 0-08 to 0-06 to Donegal.

Donegal began the second-half with intent, Daire O Baoill and Paddy McBrearty and Micheal Langan all kicking glorious factors from play and the lead was out to 5 factors, 0-11 to 0-06. Alex Beirne replied along with his third from play and Kevin Feely transformed a mark to carry it again to a few factors once more.

Peadar Mogan completed off an excellent Donegal transfer along with his third level from play, Daire O Baoill kicked his second level, 0-13 to 0-08 however inside a minute Kildare had been proper again in it when Alex Beirne fisted to the web after a glorious sweeping transfer, simply two factors in it 0-13 to 1-08.

Odhran Doherty along with his first after which Peadar Mogan along with his fourth added fast factors and with Donegal now in management Oisín Gallen bought his first rating and Peadar Mogan added his fifth in an impressive efficiency as Donegal ran out snug winners ultimately to safe promotion again to Division One, with simply Meath left to go to MacCumhaill Park after which a league remaining towards Armagh in Croke Park on Easter Sunday.

Kildare: Mark Donnellan, Ryan Houlihan, Mick O Grady, Ryan Burke, Paddy McDermott, Eoin Doyle, Jack Sargent, Aaron Masterson, Kevin O’Callaghan, Alex Beirne (1-03), Barry Kelly, Shane Farrell (0-01), Kevin Feely (0-04), Daniel Flynn, Niall Kelly. Subs: Luke Killian for O Callaghan (52mins), Paddy Woodgate for Kelly (55mins), Shane O Sullivan for Niall Kelly (58mins), Brian Byrne for Houlihan (58mins), Tony Archbold for Sargent (68mins).

Donegal: Shaun Patton, Mark Curran, Ciaran Moore, Aaron Doherty (0-01), Ryan McHugh, Caolan McGonagle (0-01), Peadar Mogan (0-05), Hugh McFadden, Michael Langan (0-02), Shane O Donnell, Ciaran Thompson (0-02), Odhran Doherty (0-01), Patrick McBrearty (0-01), Oisin Gallen (0-01), Daire O Baoill (0-2). Subs: Jamie Brennan for McFadden (h/t), Jeaic MacCeallabhui for Odhran Doherty (53mins), Niall O Donnell for Aaron Doherty (55mins), Luke McGlynn and Ronan Gallagher for O Baoill and Thompson (65mins). Referee: Paul Faloon (Down).

Donegal win promotion again to Division 1 with victory over Kildare was final modified: March sixteenth, 2024 by Employees Author