GAA: Burt have won their FIFTH Donegal SHC title in-a-row after defeating Mac Cumhaills in a thrilling final at O’Donnell Park earlier this afternoon.
A sensational second-half performance from Mac Cumhaills saw them roar back into the contest after trailing by SIX at half-time, but Burt held on at the death and won by the minimum.
Burt showed their experience and quality in the opening half and TWO goals rocked the Ballybofey side.
In dreadful weather conditions with a howling wind lashing across O’Donnell Park it was the ideal platform for Burt and at one stage looked like they would run away with it.
They lead 2-03 to 0-03 at half-time, but whatever was said in the dressing room at half-time worked for Mac Cumhaills.
They showed tremendous spirit, desire and resilience and chipped away at Burt’s advantage.
However, they just ran out of time in the end and despite getting back to just ONE point with two minutes left to play they couldn’t find the equaliser which would have forced the game to a replay.
Burt showed their class and held on for yet another Donegal SHC success.
Final Score: Burt 2-07 Mac Cumhaills 0-012