Gaeil Fhanada held on to defeat Glenfin in the Division 2 Minor League final this morning at the Burn Road.
Gaeil Fhanada 0-13 Glenfin 1-7
Victory for the Fanad men secures a memorable Championship and League double after an excellent season.
Their win over gutsy Glenfin was all the more impressive given that they played the entire second half with 14 men after Mark McAteer was sent off late in the first half.
An early Aaron McGlynn goal gave Glenfin a real lift, but it was Gaeil Fhanada who led 0-5 to 1-1 when McAteer was dismissed.
Shaun Marley’s score brought Glenfin level at the interval.
But with Bernard McGettigan leading the charge, Gaeil Fhanada made light of their numerical disadvantage.
McGettigan kicked six points and delivered a big display for his side.
Glenfin rallied with three points from Odhran McGlynn leaving just a point in it before Ross Marley drew them back on level terms again.
Down the home stretch, Gaeil Fhanada had just enough to claim the win.
Gaeil Fhanada: Eoin McGonigle; James Sweeney, Johnny Gallagher, James Howe; Darren McElwaine (0-1), Matthew Gallagher, Liam McGranaghan; Fergus Friel, Bernard McGettigan (0-6,5f); Brandon McCafferty (0-1), Mark McAteer (0-2,1f), Eoghan McGranaghan (0-1); Joshua McAteer, John Friel (0-2), Shaun Kerr. Subs: Liam Sweeney for E.McGranaghan, Michael Sweeney for L.Sweeney.
Glenfin: Kevin Gallagher; Ross Marley (0-1); Jack Marley, Niall Doherty; Shaun Marley (0-1), Darren Marley, Frank McGlynn; Odhran McGlynn (0-3,1f), Kyle O’Meara (0-2,2f); Aaron McGlynn (1-1), Kane McGlynn, Odhran McGlynn O’Donnell; Adam Marley, Keelan McMonagle, Josh Bradley. Sub: Sean Bonner for F.McGlynn.
Referee: Pat Barrett (Milford).