Milford 0-15 V 2-20. St. Eunans A strong last quarter which saw them outscore the home team by 1-08 to 0-03 gave St.Eunans their second away win of the weekend following their victory over St.Michaels on Friday night at The Bridge . Bottom of the table Milford had made a real fight of this game for the first three quarters and only trailed by 0-12 to 1-12 after 45 minutes. But the visitors came strong and dominated the last quarter to win by eleven points. There was only two points in it at the break , Eunans ahead by 1-09 to 0-10 , and all to play for . It remained close until that final quarter but then the Letterkenny men kicked 1-06 to Milford’s lone point and it was game over. Milford stated well and led by two points after the opening ten minutes , Cathal Mc Gettigan , who went on to score 0-10 points , kicked three frees while Luke Barrett converted another. Barrett had to be replaced due to an injury in the 17th minute and that proved a huge loss to the home team. St.Eunans went on to have a total of eleven scorers in the game and in the early exchanges it was Rory Carr , Niall Hannigan , Eoin McGettigan and Jamie Doherty who kept them in touch . In the 19th minute they scored the first goal of the game , a quick break from defence allowed Micheal Miller to thread a lovely pass through to Eoin McGettigan and he turned a defender brillantly near the endline before setting Sean McVeigh up with an easy tap-in at the far post , 1-04 to 0-05 to the visitors. Carr twice , Hannigan , Darragh Mulgrew and Conor O Donnell all added points from play but three Cathal McGettigan points including their first from play kept Mildord in touch and when Kyle Black and McGettigan added two more in injury-time it left just two in it at the break , 0-10 to 1-09 . Charlie Collins reports from Moyle Park. In the early minutes of the second-half St.Eunans were twice close to a second goal , Caolan McGettigan save brillantly to deny Jamie Doherty’s blockbuster and then when the keeper was beaten by Jordan O Dowd’s low piledriver Conor Coll somehow got back to block it on the goal-line . The teams exchanged points , Carr again twice and Hannigan for Eunans and Kyle Black and McGettigan for the home team to leave it 0-12 to 1-12. Caolan McGettigan again saved well to deny Darragh Mulgrew but Eunans then scored four in a row , Carr , McGettigan , Doherty and sub Peter McEniff and the lead was seven points and a mountain to climb for Milford. McGettigan converted another free but sub Sean Ryan replied immediately with a super long range effort for Eunans and when Eoin McGettigan rounded off a fine display of forward play with a well taken goal it was all over in terms of the result. Michael Miller , sub Conal Dunne and Niall Hannigan completed the visitors 2-20 tally , while the impressive Rory O Donnell and Cathal McGettigan with his tenth point of the game added two late points for Milford. Milford remain bottom of the table and wins for Cloughaneely and Sean Mac Cumhaills at the weekend have not helped their hopes of avoiding relegation , with four games remaining they face what looks like an uphill battle. MILFORD ; Caolan McGettigan , Gavin Grier , Sean Black , Conor Coll , James Doyle , Conor McHugh , Paddy Peoples , Joey Cullen, Rory 0 Donnell ( 0-01 ) , Cathal McGettigan ( 0- 10 8f’s ) , Christopher Barrett , Gary Merritt , Darragh Black , Luke Barrett ( 0-01f ), Kyle Black (0-02 ). SUBS ; Marty Doyle ( 0- 01 for Luke Barrett inj 17mins ), Peter Curran for Grier , Paddy Ferry for Merritt ( 59mins ). ST. EUNANS ; Ronan McGeehin , Sean Halvey , Conor Morrison , Conor Parke , Michael Miller ( 0-01 ), Sean Mc Veigh ( 1-0 ), Darragh Mulgrew ( 0-01 ) , Conor O Donnell ( 0-01 ) , Sean McGettigan , Jordan O Dowd , Niall Hannigan ( 0-04 ), James Kelly ( 0-01 ) , Jamie Doherty ( 0-02 1f ) , Rory Carr ( 0-06 3f’s ) , Eoin McGettigan ( 1-02 ) . SUBS; Conor Moore for Parke ( 35mins ), Peter McEniff and Sean Ryan ( 0-01 ) ,for Halvey and O Dowd (40 mins ), Rory Kavanagh for Carr ( 48mins ). Conal Dunne ( 0-01 ) for Doherty ( 54mins ), Anthony Gallagher for Kelly ( 59mins ). Referee ; Seamus McGonagle
Strong finish gives St.Eunan’s second weekend win
Author of 'Boxing In Donegal: A History (2021)' - the definitive history of the sport in County Donegal - and 'Relentless: A Race Through Time', the 2019 memoir of former Irish Athletics Team Manager Patsy McGonagle. From St Johnston and now based in Letterkenny, Chris was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.