Naomh Muire have all but been relegated from Division 2 after goals by Ryan Gillespie and Martin Cunningham gave Naomh Columba a win last night at Pairc na nGael.
Naomh Columba 2-9 Naomh Muire 0-7
The hosts got off to a great start as Gillespie goaled from close range after 2 minutes but Naomh Muire settled into the contest when goalkeeper Declan Ward kicked two long-range frees to put the bare minimum between them.
Gillespie and Daniel Devlin traded points before Martin Cunningham converted a penalty in the left hand corner of the net.
Points by Jack O’Brien and Harry Harden left the half-time score Naomh Columba 2-1 Naomh Muire 0-5
With the wind in there backs for the second half Naomh Columba pilled on the points from Ryan Gillespie (2), Liam Boyle and Phillip Doherty before subs Padraig Byrne, Aaron Doherty and Lanty Molloy got in on the act.
Naomh Columba: Shane O’Gara; Barry Carr, Martin Cunningham (1-0 pen), Kieran McBrearty; Liam Boyle (0-1), Michael Maguire, Stephen Jones; Pauric Ward, Kevin McNern; Gavin McGinley, Ryan Gillespie (1-3, 2f), Ryan McNern; Tadgh McGinley, Christopher Byrne, Phillip Doherty (0-1). Subs: Padraig Byrne (0-2) for G.McGinley, Aaron Doherty (0-1) for Boyle, Lanty Molloy (0-1) for McNern, Fionn Gallagher for Jones, Dillon Kelly for T.McGinley Ronan Gillespie for P.Doherty
Naomh Muire: Declan Ward (0-2f); Thomas Duffy, Hugh Martin, Daniel Ward; Thomas O’Donnell, Patrick Rodgers, Cian Boyle; Jack O Brien (0-1), Brian Gillespie; Padraig McCafferty, Harry Harden (0-2), Ultan Boyle; Daniel Devlin (0-2), Tom McHugh, Jack O’Donnell. Subs: Ronan Duffy for Ward, Charlie Doherty for Gillespie.
Referee: Jimmy White (Killybegs).