KILLYBEGS held on to defeat old south west derby foes Naomh Columba at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park.
Killybegs 1-15 Naomh Columba 1-13
Killybegs took the points following an entertaining game.
The Fishermen led nine points to seven at the break.
The home side led 0-3 to 0-0 by the eighth minute with Jack McSharry (2) and Shaun Gorrell on the mark.
McSharry would top score for the winners, as he hit 1-5.
Back came the Glen men with three unanswered points from Ryan and Kevin McNern and a free from Ryan Gillespie.
Further scores from Daniel Breslin and Ryan Carr kept Killybegs on top and David O’Donnell responded for the visitors to leave two in it at the break.
The crucial score in the second half came in the eighth minute. A move involving the lively Eoghan Ban Gallagher (pictured) and Evan Broderick resulted in the live Jack McSharry hitting high into the net.
Naomh Columba never went away and a David O’Donnell goal left jus one in it with time looming.
It left a nervous few minutes but John Ban Gallagher pointed to seal the win as final whistle went.
Killybegs: Kevin Martin; Cillian Gildea, Ciaran Connaghan, Ryan Carr (0-1); Seamus Og Byrne, John Ban Gallagher (0-1), Michael Callaghan; Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Evan Broderick; Christopher Murrin, Jack McSharry (1-5, 3f), Michael Statham (0-2, 2f); Donal McGuire (0-2) Daniel Breslin (0-2) Shaun Gorrell (0-2, 2’45). Subs: Shaun Kelly for Mc Guire, Niall Campbell for Breslin
Naomh Columba: Gerry McGill; Barry Carr, Phillip Doherty, Kieran McBrearty; Pauric Ward, Michael McGuire, Ryan McNern (0-1); Fionn Gallagher, Kevin McNern (0-1); Ronan Gillespie (0-1), Aaron Doherty, David O’Donnell (1-1); Ryan Gillespie (0-8, 3f), Lanty Molloy, Paul O’Hare (0-1). Subs: Declan McGuire for R.McNern, Padraig Byrne for K.McNern, Pauric Cunningham for Molloy, Stephen Jones for Carr, Ronan O’Hare for Gillespie, Barry Carr for Jones
Referee: Mark Brown (Four Masters)Tags: