Moville 0-10 Letterkenny Gaels 3-07
Letterkenny Gaels travelled to Moville knowing that victory would ensure the Division 4 League title. The home team was without their Minor duo Tony Mc Clenaghan and Ciaran Diver while Gaels had to field without injured County U-21 Ciaran Cannon.
The visitors made their intentions clear from early on as corner forward Cormac Cannon pointed in the 2nd minute. From the resultant kick out Gaels went on the attack again and Cannon, after a good individual run, found the Moville net.
The home team responded with a long range free from midfielder Malachy McDermott on seven minutes, before the double marked Gaels full forward Conor McBrearty pointed. McDermoott fired over another point on 13 minutes before Gaels Liam Doherty fisted over after a Sean McDonagh free came off the upright.
Moville kept in touch with an excellent score from half-back Joe McBride in the 16th minute. The Glebe men responded on the 26th minute with an excellent point from midfielder Aaron Bradley. On the 28th minute Sean McDonagh turned over Moville possession and picked out sharpshooter Cannon who found the net again to give the Letterkenny boys a seven point advantage. Moville sub Sean O’Hare reduced the deficit with a pointed free in added time of the first half.
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Gaels started brightly in the second half as 17yr old Cannon hit the post and soon after McDonagh pointed a free after full forward McBrearty was fouled.
The seasiders then hit a purple patch as John McGeady pointed three frees on 39, 40 and 43rd minutes and O’Hare added another on the 48th minute to make it a three-point game.
McDonagh for Gaels and John McGeady exchanged scores before Moville’s corner forward Josh Lafferty reduced the margin to two points with four minutes left to play
One minute later the closely attended McBrearty at full forward, won a ball out on the wing, and as he broke free from his markers he found man of the match Cannon free in the centre and he duly completed a memorable hat-trick.
A huge kick from McBrearty on the 59th minute added to the Gaels tally thus ensuring that the Gaels will be playing Division 3 football next season.
Moville: M McGeady, P Parkinson, E Faulkner, D Logue, J Keys, J Henry, J McBride(0.1), J McGeady(0.4), M McDermott(0.2), R McDermott, D Murphy, M Harkin, S Hegarty, N Kavanagh, J Lafferty(0.1). Sub: S O Hare(0.2).
Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham, A Stewart, K Kilkenny, R Quinn, C Browne, D Hunter, O McElhinney, B O Brien, A Bradley(0.1), P Doherty, S McDonagh(0.2), L Doherty(0.1), C Lynch, C McBrearty(0.2), C Cannon(3.1). Sub N McGarrigle.
Other club notes
Letterkenny Gaels Club notes 30/9/14
Our Senior & Reserve lads season comes to a close this Saturday evening when we welcome near neighbours St. Mary’s Convoy to Pairc na nGael. Please make every effort to get to this game and support the Senior lads on this historic occasion as they will be crowned Division 4 Champions. Throw in times to be confirmed. Please check the club Facebook for more details on this fixture.
Thanks to the Urris club for extending an invitation to our Senior men to compete in a challenge game to mark the occasion of the opening of their new club house and facilities.
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a joint White Collar boxing event with Glenswilly GAA in the Silver Tassie Hotel on the 26th of October. Our boxers are training away for this “Battle of the Swilly 2”. Keep this date free for a great nights enjoyment.
Well done to our U-16 lads on reaching the final of the U-16 Shield competition after beating St. Eunans ‘b’s. They play Baile na nGallóglach in the final this Friday with time & venue to be confirmed.
Underage training continues every Sunday morning at the pitch from 11-12pm.
Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.
Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training.
U-14 & U-16 girls football training continues every Wednesday evening at the pitch. Contact Jim Farrell for more details on 086 056 6893.
For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, www.letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael