Killybegs made it six wins from six as they continued their perfect start to life back in Division Two.
Killybegs 1-13 Four Masters 0-12
By Charlie Collins in Fintra
Seven points from Ryan Cunningham and a goal by Paul Cunningham midway through the second half sees Killybegs maintain control of the Division.
Just promoted from Division Three last year, Killybegs have started 2019 on fire.
With Fermanagh boss Rory Gallagher on the line alongside John Cunningham, Killybegs have a useful look about them at the moment.
Paul Cunningham netted the only goal of the game when he fired home after a Shaun Gorrell shot came off a post.
Cunningham’s goal had Killybegs four up (1-10 to 0-9), having been two up at the break, at 0-7 to 0-5.
Even without Hugh McFadden and Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Killybegs were impressive.
After falling behind to early frees by Thomas McGowan (2) and Conor McDaid, Killybegs hit back.
Four Masters ‘keeper Tom McCann saved well from Jack McSharry before Michael Gallagher was denied as Killybegs hit back.
Three from Ryan Cunningham and one apiece by Gallagher and Brendan McGuire kick-started the hosts.
They had a let-off when Patrick Reid hit the woodwork for Four Masters.
The second half was nip-and-tuck until Cunningham’s goal.
While McDaid (2) and McGowan kept Four Masters – who brought on veteran Barry Dunnion at half-time – in touch, they couldn’t get close enough to rock the Fishermen.
Killybegs: Kevin Martin; Jack Behan, Cillian Gildea, Niall Campbell; Seamus Og Byrne (0-2), Jack McSharry, Ryan Carr; Evan Broderick, Michael Statham (0-1); John Ban Gallagher, Michael Gallagher (0-2), Shaun Gorrell; Ryan Cunningham (0-7, 5f), Paul Cunningham (1-0), Brendan McGuire (0-1). Subs: David McGuinness for Campbell (52), Christy Cunningham for McGuire (58)
Four Masters: Tom McCann; Brian Fegan, Kevin Breslin, Dylan Kennedy; Cathal Canavan, Aaron McCrea, Caolan Loughney; Kevin McBrearty, Oisin Reid; Conor McMonagle, David Quinn (0-2), Thomas McGowan (0-5,4f); Conor McDaid (0-5, 4f), Patrick Reid, Jamie Crawford. Subs: Barry Dunnion for Breslin (half-time), Martin McKenna for McMonagle (50), Aaron McHugh for Fegan (54),
Referee: Val Murray (Aodh Ruadh).