MARK McHugh helped to lead the way as an understrength Kilcar proved too strong for Ardara at Pearse Memorial Park.
Ardara 1-6 Kilcar 1-12
McHugh posted four points from frees and provided the assist for Conor Doherty’s goal, which helped the visitors into a 1-9 to 0-3 lead.
When Doherty fired home, the writing was on the wall for Ardara.
Early on, Ryan O’Donnell, Dara O’Donnell and Doherty kicked points for Kilcar and Doherty’s goal, rounding Paddy Gallagher in the Ardara goal, put the Towney men out of sight.
Lorcan O’Donnell and Tomás Boyle hit the Ardara points in the first half.
Boyle netted from a penalty for Ardara in the second half to reduce the arrears to three.
However, that proved to be Ardara’s last score as Kilcar pressed on.
Ardara: Paddy Gallagher; Shane Whyte, Joe Melly, Nicholas Maguire; Cailum Malley, Conor Classon, Matthew Sweeney; Robbie Adair, John Ross Molloy; Paul Walsh Tomas Boyle (1-1), Lorcan O’Donnell (0-2); Kevin Whyte, CJ Molloy, Stefan Boyle (0-3, 2f). Subs: Johnny Sweeney for Cailum Malley (42), Declan Gavigan for Matthew Sweeney (50), Gareth Concarr for Paul Walsh (51), D Walsh for S Boyle (55), Nichola Breslin for Conor Classon (56)
Kilcar: Eoin O’Donnell; Eoin Love, Barry Shovlin, Barry McGinley; Ryan O’Donnell (0-2) Conor McShane, Ryan McShane; Mark McHugh (0-4f) Ciaran McGinley (0-1) Oran Doogan, Conor Doherty (1-1) Cormac Cannon; Mark Sweeney, Dara O’Donnell (0-4) Shane Gillespie. Subs: Kenneth Doogan for Shane Gillespie (half-time)
Referee: Enda McFeely (St Mary’s, Convoy)Tags: