May 23, 2024

A powerful second-half efficiency by Glenswilly noticed them elevate the Division Two League title this afternoon at Davy Brennan Memorial Park in Glenties.

Glenswilly 1-14

Naomh Columba 0-9

With the crew’s degree at 0-05 factors apiece on the interval, it seemed like anyone’s sport. Nonetheless, a brilliant Glenswilly begin to the second-half noticed them rating 1-06 with out reply.                                                                                                   

With the beginning of the Michael Murphy Championships simply across the nook, this Division 2 League closing was a possibility for each groups to get a very good take a look at, Glenswilly for the Senior and Naomh Columba for the Intermediate.                 

Neither crew had been at full power as each are nonetheless nursing key gamers again to full health and no dangers had been taken two weeks forward of championship. Michael Murphy for Glenswilly and Aaron Doherty for Naomh Columba had been each named at full-forward and their affect might have an enormous affect on the consequence if supplied with high quality possession.     

Gary McFadden from a free and KevinMcNern from play exchanged factors within the opening 5 minutes after which Caoimhin Marley from play and Aaron Doherty’s free left in 0-02 apiece after ten minutes. That sample continued with Donal Gallagher and Philip Doherty kicking wonderful factors from play to go away it 0-03 apiece after fifteen minutes.                              Micheal Murphy transformed after he was fouled to place Glenswilly forward for the fourth time. Glenswilly transfer created a aim probability for Kealan Dunleavy, however he dragged his shot large from 14 metres.                                                  

We endured a 9 minute scoreless interval earlier than Aaron Doherty levelled it up once more however Micheal Murphy instantly transformed one other free because the tit for tat form of the sport continued. It was no shock then when the ultimate rating of the half got here from Liam Boyle’s ahead mark which he comfortably transformed to go away it 0-05 apiece at half-time.                                                                                                                                                    

Michael Murphy’s third free opened the scoring after the break, and Caoimhin Marley from play made it a two level sport for the primary time – 0-07 to 0-05 for Glenswilly. 

A minute later there was an enormous rating. Donal Gallagher’s try for some extent dropped brief however was fisted throughout the aim by Sean Wogan and palmed to the web by Gary McFadden, 1-07 to 0-05. Three extra fast factors from Murphy , Jack Gallagher and Caoimhin Marley’s third from play left Glenswilly 1-10 to 0-05 and Naomh Columba with a mountain to climb.                                                                                     

Aaron Doherty transformed a forty five however Oisín Crawford and the superb Caoimhin Marley together with his fourth level from play introduced Glenswilly’s tally to 1-13 , 1-08 within the second-half .                                                                                                                       Philip Doherty and Aaron Doherty added factors however Cormac Callaghan replied earlier than Aaron Doherty blasted a penalty over the bar after a foul on Paul O Hare had been fouled.                                                                                                                             

It completed 1-14 to 0-09 to Glenswilly after a powerful second-half.                                                                                           

Glenswilly: Kealan McFadden  , Jake Kelly, Mark McAteer, Donal Gallagher (0-01), Cormac Callaghan (0-01),  Shane McDaid , Sean Collum,  Caoimhin Marley (0-04)  , Sean Wogan , Caolan Kelly , Kealan Dunleavy (0-01), Daithi Gildea, Gary  McFadden ( 1-01),Michael Murphy (0-04/f’s),  Jack Gallagher ( 0-01),                                                                                                      Subs ;  Oisín Crawford (0-01),  for Collum (25 minutes),  Shane McDevitt for Gildea ( 55mins), Mark Bonner and Christopher McMonagle for McFadden and Dunleavy ( 58 minutes),                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Naomh  Columba ; Shane O Gara ,Barry Carr , Stephen Callaghan  , Pauric Ward , Darragh Cunningham ,  Philip Doherty (0-02 ), Pauric Hegarty , Kevin McNern (0-01), Padraig Byrne,  Paul O Hara , Michael Callaghan,  Sean Hardy , Liam Boyle ( 0-01), Aaron Doherty (0-05), Ronan O Hare.                                                                                                                                                      Subs ;  Stephen Jones for Boyle (41 minutes), Joseph Lyons for O Hare (48 minutes),   Cian Gillespie for Carr ( 56 minutes) , Jamie McNern for Stephen Callaghan (60mins),                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Referee ; Pat Barrett ( Milford ). 

Robust second-half sees Glenswilly take Division Two title     was final modified: August fifth, 2023 by Workers Author