April 16, 2024

By Charlie Collins

Donegal 0-14 v 2-10 Mayo

The primary half sending off of Eoghan Walsh for 2 yellow playing cards in fast succession and objectives by Mayo’s greatest two forwards Colm Enright and Ronan Fallon have been the important thing components on this thrilling Below 20 B Championship conflict, Enright’s two late factors clinching the victory for the guests.

It was Enright’s late objective within the first-half which bought Mayo actually again on this sport after Donegal had dominated and deserved to be extra than simply the 2 factors forward on the break.

4 factors from Brendan Gaffey, two from play, within the opening ten minutes bought Donegal off to begin on this conflict at O’Donnell Park. Ronan Fallon lastly opened Mayo’s account within the thirteenth minute however Gaffey transformed two fast frees to convey his and Donegal’s whole to 6 and a 0-06 to 0-01 lead after fifteen minutes.

Fallon replied along with his second free however Mayo have been responsible of some dangerous wides from each play and frees throughout this era additionally. Gaffey added one other level from a 65 after going for objective from a close-in free which was deflected large by a defender on the road, and Daire Tully added Donegal’s eight level.

However earlier than half time Donegal have been diminished to 14 gamers as Eoghan Walsh was despatched off after selecting up two yellow playing cards in fast succession, each for fouls on goalkeeper Brian O Donavan. This lifted Mayo and after Fallon transformed one other free, Colm Enright raced by means of to lob a effective objective and at half-time Donegal who had regarded a lot the higher crew for many of the half have been now solely two factors forward, 0-08 to 1-03, right down to 14 males and going through a tricky second-half check.

Colm Enright opened the scoring for Mayo, their first level from play, however Aidan McKinney from play and a Gaffey free had Donegal three forward, 0-10 to 1-04. However in a short time Enright replied with some extent after which arrange Ronan Fallon for a Mayo objective and so they led for the primary time as the additional man benefit started to inform, 2-05 to 0-10 with eighteen minutes left.

Brendan Gaffey introduced them stage from a free however Enright and Sean McGee factors had Mayo forward by two however the 14 males of Donegal fought again once more with factors from Daire Tully and Brendan Gaffey’s free, 0-13 to 2-07 and the strain rising.

James Byrne put Mayo forward, Gaffey transformed one other free to stage it, 0-14 to 2-08, however two Enright factors cliched it for Mayo and Donegal’s gallant effort within the second-half was in useless, the 2 Mayo objectives and the sending off definitely proving a key components in the long run.

Donegal: Joseph Patton, Joseph Duddy, Cormac Hanlon, J P Curran, Evan Mc Fadden, Conor Neely, Fionn Farren, Peter Kelly, Donal Farrelly, Brendan Caffey (0-11), Daire Tully (0-02) Aidan McKinney, Ciaran Porter, Johnny Lambe, Eoghan Walsh. Subs used: Callum Purves.

Mayo: Brian O Donavan, Conor Ketterick, Michael Foody, Anthony Rowland, Joe O Donnell, Matthew Connor, Aidan McGing, Sean McGee (0-01), Lucas Kenny, Fiachra Glavey, Eoghan Ketterick, Eoin Ryan, Colm Enwright (1-05), Ronan Fallon (1-03), James Byrne (0-01). Subs used: Mark Jordan, Joe O Donnell, Sean Geraghty, Jake Glavey, Sean Lynskey.

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