OISIN Gallen was the star turn as Sean MacCumhaills bagged their first win of the 2021 SFC, defeating Bundoran.
Sean MacCumhaills 1-13 Bundoran 1-7
By Charlie Collins at Sean MacCumhaill Park
Bundoran started well and hit three early points, Alan Russell and Timmy Govorov from play and a Cian McEniff free, all inside the first seven minutes.
Oisín Gallen finally got the home team on the board with a free in the 15th minute but just before the waterbreak Cian McEniff converted his second free to leave it 0-1 to 0-4 at the water break.
Gallen kicked another free and Gary Wilson got their first from play to bring MacCumhaills within a point 0-03 to 0-04 in the 21st minute.
Oisín Walsh restored Bundoran’s two-point lead two minutes later but Oisín Gallen replied from play , however Peter McGonigle immediately added a Bundoran point as they again led by two.
A minute later a big let-off for MacCumhaills when Adam McGlone’s free dropped shot and only a super goal line block by Steven O Reilly denied the visitors a goal.
A minute later we got an excellent goal from Gallen as he cut inside from the right, held off two defenders and blasted a left footer past Conor Carty to give his team the lead for the first time.
Just before half-time Gallen made it 1-5 for himself with another stylish taken point to a goal between them at the break, 1-6 to 0-6.
Gallen provided the passes for Gary Wilson and Carl Dunnion to score points, in between Alan Russell got his second for Bundoran but two from Gary Wilson – his third and fourth of the game – and two more from Gallen had MacCumhaills 1-12 to 0-07 ahead and in control.
Man of the Match Gallen had the last say for MacCumhaills with a point from a free while Walsh’s late goal was just a consolation for a disappointing Bundoran as it finished 1-13 to 1-7.
Sean MacCumhaills: Eoin Gallen; Aaron Gillooley, Ronan McMenamin, Martin Gallagher; Chad McSorley, Gavin Gallagher, Joe Boyle; Gary Wilson (0-4), Luke Gavigan; Rory Mulligan, Martin O’Reilly, Steven O’Reilly; Carl Dunnion (0-1), Oisin Gallen (1-8, 4f), Aaron Kelly. Subs: Christopher Gallagher for Gilhooley (4), Adam Lynch for Gallagher (25), Pete Byrne for Dunnion (48)
Bundoran: Conor Carty; Adam Gallagher, Matthew Duffy , James Stewart; Niall Carr, Shane McGowan, Michael McEniff; Peter McGonigle (0-1), Oisin Walsh (1-1); Adam McGlone, Cian McEniff (0-2, 2f), Paul Brennan; Timmy Govorov (0-1), Alan Russell (0-2), Dara Hoey. Subs: James Keaney and Brian McHenry for M McEniff and Carr (48).
Referee: Connie Doherty (Naomh Conaill).