Letterkenny Gaels kept their promotion hopes alive with a very commanding performance against a youthful Robert Emmetts at Páirc na nGael on Saturday evening.
Letterkenny Gaels 5-16 Robert Emmetts 1-8
First half goals from Ciaran Kilfeather, Conor McBrearty and Odhran McMacken gave the home side a 3-10 to 0-3 lead at the break.
The Gaels points came from Liam Doherty, Kilfeather (3), Shay Doherty (2), McBrearty and three in a row from half back Sean McDonagh.
The Emmetts scores were from Corey Lee Bogan (2) and Conor Dalton.
The visitors showed a big improvement in the second half with points from Kevin McColgan, and four points from the accurate boot of Eoin McMenamin.
Their goal was well taken by Reece Gallagher.
The Glebe men responded with points again from Kilfeather and McMacken. Shay Doherty kicked three excellent points while midfielder Ronan Frain completed a fine performance with excellent goals.
Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham, K Kilkenny, S Crossan, N Diver, A Stewart, C Browne, S McDonagh (0-3), L Doherty( 0-1), R Frain (2-1), O McMacken (1-1), S Doherty (0-5), N McGarrigle, C Kilfeather (1-4), C McBrearty (1-1), S McDonagh. Subs: A Hanley for McBrearty, J Doran for Kilkenny, C Doherty for McMacken, T Keys for McGarrigle.
Robert Emmetts: D McGlinchey, A Dalton, J Tourish, G Friel, M Curran, P Farrell, R Roe, K McColgan (0-1), G McCrory, R Gallagher (1-0), E McMenamin (0-4), R Kennedy, J Doherty, CL Bogan (0-2), C Dalton (0-1).
Referee: Joe O’Donnell (St Mary’s, Convoy)