April 21, 2024

Maybe the very small attendance mirrored what we might anticipate from this Division One League closing at MacCumhaill Park.

The dearth of curiosity from many supporters of each groups was saying clearly {that a} league closing end result doesn’t actually matter with Championship simply across the nook in two weeks time.

Naomh Conaill …0-9 St Eunans…1-5

Each groups had been lacking a lot of what may very well be thought of common starters, with St.Eunans with out the three O Donnell brothers and with Darragh Mulgrew and Padraig McGettigan not concerned in any respect.

By Charlie Collins at MacCumhaill Park

Shaun Patton , Conor Parke , Peter Devine, Eoin and Ronan McGettigan and Brian McIntyre had been all named within the subs , whereas they fielded a really youthful trying ahead line.

Naomh Conaill had Dermot Molloy, Eoin Waide, Seamus Corcoran and Kevin McGettigan listed within the subs and had been with out Eoin McGettigan, and simply earlier than the throw-in Anthony and Ciaran Thompson plus Odhran Doherty had been additionally withdrawn from the beginning line-up.
St.Eunans dominated possession and territory within the opening ten minutes however Marty Boyle and John O Malley factors in two uncommon assaults had Naomh Conaill forward.

It might have be worse for Eunans within the fifteen minute when Charles McGuinness intercepted a poor kick-out and his lobbed effort simply dropped huge with keeper Eoin O Boyle stranded.

Conor O Donnell’s free from 45 metres lastly obtained Eunans on the scoresheet however two fast factors from Charles McGuinness and Leo McLoone to guide by 0-04 to 0-01.

It was the twenty sixth minute when Eunans lastly scored from play , Conor O Donnell once more and that the way it remained till half-time , 0-04 to 0-02 to Naomh Conaill.

Brendan McDyer opened the second-half scoring with a nice lengthy vary effort to depart three in it however David Boyle replied instantly for Eunans after which Ethan O Donnell and Peter McEniff exchanged scores , and Anthony Thompson who had simply come on made it a 3 level lead as soon as once more . 0-07 to 0-04.

Issues had been bettering when it comes to scoring and Conor O Donnell and Ethan O Donnell each hit the goal after which Charles McGuinness made a 4 level recreation for the primary time with a nice rating, 0-09 to 0-05.

St. Eunans had been awarded a penalty for a foot block which Eoin McGeehin transformed however the closing whistle adopted and Naomh Conaill had received by some extent 0-09 to 1-05.

Naomh Conaill: Stephen McGrath , Ultan Doherty , AJ Gallagher, Jason Campbell , Keelin McGill , Marty Boyle (0-01), , Ethan O Donnell (0-02) , Leo McLoone, (0-01), Logan Quinn Eunan Doherty , Jeaic McKelvey , Mark McDevitt , Brendan McDyer (0-01), , Charles McGuinness (0-02), , John O’Malley (0-01). Subs used ; Anthony Thompson (0-01), Seamus Corcoran, Dermot Molloy , Eoin Waide , Conor Roarty .

St. Eunan’s: Eoin O Boyle, Noel O Donnell, Conor Morrison, Peter McEniff (0-01), Kieran Tobin, Sean McVeigh , Caolan Ward , Eamonn Doherty , Jordan O Dowd, Dillon Duggan , Sean McGettigan , Kevin Kealy, David Boyle (0-01), Eoin Dowling , Conor O’Donnell (0-03). Subs used ; Eoin McGeehin , Brian McIntyre, Peter Devine,

Referee : Stephen Doherty ( Pink Hughs ).

Naomh Conaill pip St Eunans to Division One title in lacklustre affair was final modified: August sixth, 2023 by Employees Author