April 16, 2024

By Charlie Collins

Donegal 2-16 v 0-08 Fermanagh

After main by only a single level at half-time, Donegal led by Daire O Baoill produced a a lot better second-half efficiency to expire snug winners ultimately to make it three wins in a row to high Division Two of the Nationwide League.

Following an away draw with Meath and a formidable dwelling victory over Kildare it was a assured Fermanagh squad that arrived at O Donnell Park to tackle unbeaten Donegal. The guests had been unchanged from that Kildare recreation whereas Jim McGuinness recalled Kevin McGettigan, Ciaran Moore and Peadar Mogan and gave Micheal Langan his first begin of the league marketing campaign.

Photograph Evan Logan

Sean Cassidy from play after which from a free gave Fermanagh a superb begin within the opening seven minutes because the guests appeared harmful coming ahead. It took Donegal till the twelfth minute to lift a flag, an excellent effort from Daire O Baoill.

Declan McCusker added Fermanagh’s third level from a mark and Patrick McBrearty replied, additionally from a mark to depart one in it after fifteen minutes. Sean Cassidy made it three marks in succession together with his third level however Oisín Gallen kicked his first rating to make it a one level recreation once more, 0-03 to 0-04 after seventeen minutes.

Donegal’s Oisin Gallen appears to be like for a strategy to purpose throughout Saturday’s recreation. Photograph Evan Logan

Donegal had been being wasteful, kicking wides and getting turned over earlier than Daire O Baoill kicked one other unbelievable rating to degree issues up earlier than Oisín Gallen’s free gave Donegal the lead for the primary time within the twenty eighth minute, 0-05 to 0-04.

Conor McGee levelled issues up once more with a superb level from play because the rain started to fall however Daire Baoill’s third wonderful level from play left Donegal one level forward at half-time, 0-06 to 0-05. Brandon Horan for Fermanagh and half-time sub Mark Curran exchanged early second-half factors after which one other sub Jeaic MacCeallabhui gave Donegal a two level lead, 0-08 to 0-06.

Two minutes later an enormous second within the recreation as Donegal turned over an Fermanagh assault and with crew mates working forward of him however goalkeeper Ross Bogue means out from his purpose, Daire O Baoill determined to shoot from distance and brilliantly discovered the web, 1-08 to 0-06.

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh appears to be like for a well past Fermanagh’s Conor McGee throughout Saturday’s recreation. Photograph Evan Logan

Micheal Langan kicked a stunning level from distance to make it a six level recreation and a minute later Man of the Match Daire O Baoill once more obtained possession from a turnover, mixed with Ryan McHugh and blasted to the web to make his private whole 2-03 and Donegal 9 forward, 2-09 to 0-06.

Donegal coasted to victory from there, factors from Peadar Mogan, two from Aaron Doherty, a second from MacCeallabhui and McBrearty and Gallen’s third factors whereas Fermanagh might solely add one other two to their whole.

That left it 2-16 to 0-08 on the finish and one other Donegal victory. Subsequent up is a go to away to Armagh for a high of the desk conflict on the Field-it Athletic Grounds.

Donegal: Shaun Patton, Kevin McGettigan, Brendan McCole, Stephen McMenamin, Ryan McHugh, Ciaran Moore, Daire O Baoill (2- 03), Ciaran Thompson, Caolan McGonagle, Peadar Mogan (0-01), Odhran Doherty, Micheal Langan (0-01), Patrick McBrearty (0-03), Oisin Gallen (0-03), Jamie Brennan. Subs: Mark Curran (0-01) and Aaron Doherty (0-02) for McGettigan and Brennan (h-t), Jeaic MacCeallabhui (0-02) for Thompson (40mins), Hugh McFadden for Moore (53mins), Luke McGlynn for Doherty (55mins), Donaill Mac Giolla Bhride for Langan (63mins).

Fermanagh: Ross Bogue, Sean McNally, Lee Cullen, Che Cullen, Oisin Smyth, Declan McCosker (0-01), Shane McGuillon, Josh Largo Ellis, Brendon Horan, Joe McDade, Conor McGee (0-01), Ronan McCaffrey, Conor McShea, Ultan Kelm, Garvan Jones, Sean Cassidy (0-03). Subs: Cian McManus, Tiernan Bogue, Diarmuid King for McCaffrey, Jones and Elis (all 52mins), James McMahon for McGee (70mins).

Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford).

Good O Baoill helps Donegal rout Fermanagh in Nationwide League was final modified: February seventeenth, 2024 by Employees Author