DONEGAL minors began their new campaign with a battling Minor League draw against Sligo.
Donegal 1-5 Sligo 0-8
It was very much a game of two halves at Pairc Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon as the teams fought it out in dreadful conditions.
Donegal led by seven points, 1-5 to 0-1, at half-time. Luke Barrett’s men didn’t score against the elements in the second half, but ground out a useful draw.
Fionnan Coyle and Daniel Gildea kick-started Donegal while Eoin O’Donnell landed a ’45.
The Tir Chonaill goal arrived on 17 minutes when Stephen McFadden blasted home ager a Blake McGarvey free was only partially cleared.
Sligo roared back in the second half and, with ten minutes to go, the Yeats men were level.
Donegal held firm to take a share of the spoils.
Donegal: Ben Miller; Cian Mulligan, Tiarnan McBride, Cian McEntee; Kyle Murray, Eoin O’Donnell (0-1,’45’), Oisin Crawford. Drew McKinney (0-1), Senan Quinn; Stephen McFadden (1-0), Daniel Gildea (0-1), Blake McGarvey; David Boyle (0-1,f), Fionnan Coyle, Luke McGlynn. Subs used: Cian McMonagle, Jack Boyle, Oran Patterson, Conor O’Neill, Cian Rooney.Tags: