December 5, 2023

By Charlie Collins

Glenswilly 1-12 v 2-08 St Eunans

Daithi Gildea kicked an excellent free from a good angle, his ninth level of the sport, within the first minute of injury-time to prime off an impressive particular person efficiency in what was additionally a wonderful workforce efficiency as Glenswilly returned to the Below 21A championship after a protracted absence.

Following a considerably gradual begin by each groups with out a rating at both finish this recreation burst into life with a string of scores. David Boyle and CIaran Moore for Eunans and Daithi Gildea and Mark Bonner for Glenswilly had it 0-02 apiece after twenty minutes. The house aspect then hit three in a row, two Gildea frees and one from play by Keelan Dunleavy.

That three level lead didn’t final lengthy as St.Eunans replied with a Noel O Donnell purpose, his effort simply dropping in beneath the crossbar and the groups degree once more.

From there Glenswilly dominated the rest of the half. Gildea transformed his fourth free after which nice work by Reid Kelly arrange Oisín McGrenra and he calmly rolled the ball to the online from shut vary. Gildea replied with some extent from a mark, Leon Boyce acquired Eunans’ third level after which Glenswilly keeper Keelan Curran denied Eoin Dowling with an excellent save.

Daithi Gildea’s sixth level of the sport had Glenswilly 1-08 to 1-03 forward at half-time.

Glenswilly led by 5 factors at half-time and have been nonetheless forward by that margin as the sport entered the ultimate ten minutes however a purpose by David Horgan introduced St.Eunans proper again into the sport and really rapidly two David Boyle frees had them degree.

Each groups added thre factors within the opening twenty minutes of the second-half, two extra from Gildea and one from Reid Kelly for Glenswilly and Eunans replying from CIaran Moore, Eoin Dowling and Kieran Tobin, 1-11- to 1-06 and Glenswilly nonetheless in management. However that rapidly modified when Tobin burst by way of to arrange David Horgan for a second St.Eunans purpose , adopted rapidly by two David Boyle frees to biting them again on degree phrases and the momentum with the guests with time working out.

Nevertheless the house workforce lifted themselves once more, received a free on the left aspect close to the touchline and Daithi Gildea stored his nerve to skilfully steer it over the bar to revive his workforce’s lead, 1-12 to 2-08.

Eunans then received a free close to the Glenswilly 45 metre line however David Boyle’s effort drifted simply large and Glenswilly held on for the victory.

Within the different Group A recreation Gweedore had a cushty 1-09 to 0-06 victory over Termon on the Burn Highway.

Subsequent week’s fixtures are Gweedore v Glenswilly and St.Eunans v Termon.

Glenswilly: Keelan Curran, Donal Gallagher, Jake Kelly, Mickey Toner, Mark Bonner (0-01), Sean Collum, Reid Kelly (0-01), Jack Gallagher, Keelan Dunleavy (0-01), Eoghan Scott, Darragh Enright, Gerard Shields, Oisin McGrenra (1-00), Emmet O Boyle, Daithi Gildea  0-09 /06f’s). Subs: Gary Kelly for O Boyle (45mins), Dylan McAteer for Shields 58mins).

St.Eunans: Fintan Doherty, Gavin McCarron, Nathan Plumb, Sean Freeburn, Noel O Donnell (1-00), Josh Hay, David Horgan (1-00), Ciaran Moore (0-02), Eoin Dowling (0-01), Donnacha Devenny, Noah Barrett, Lorcan O Donnell, Lorcan Harvey, David Boyle (0-03f’s), Leon Boyce (0-01). Subs: Kieran Tobin (0-01) and Brian Drumm for Devenny and Lorcan O Donnell ( each h/t), Eoghan Doherty for Boyce (50mins), Boyce for Drumm (56mins).

Referee: Pat Barrett (Milford).

Gildea leads the best way in Glenswilly U21 derby win over St Eunans was final modified: October twenty eighth, 2023 by Workers Author