Dungloe were defeated by a strong Galbally side as they lost out in the Ulster Intermediate Football Championship semi-final.
Galbally Pearses 1-12 Dungloe 0-10
The Donegal intermediate champions were seven points down at half time and a fortunate goal early in the second half had Galbally well in the ascendancy.
Dungloe tried to mount a late comeback with the breeze but they couldn’t find the scores needed.
Dungloe struggled from the off as Galbally were clinical with a strong breeze to aid them.
Daniel Kerr opened the scoring while Conor Donaghy’s free had Galbally ahead from early on.
Darren Curran made a great run and point to get Dungloe their first score after 10 minutes but Galbally would pull well ahead soon.
Four points from Christopher Morris, Sean Murphy, Liam Rafferty and a Donaghy free had the Tyrone men 0-7 to 0-1 ahead after 18 minutes.
Oisin Bonner had a goal chance saved by Ronan McGeary but Daire Gallagher’s first score of the game got Dungloe’s second point.
Two great scores from Enda McGarrity with a Gallagher free in between had Galbally six points ahead, and Ronan Nugent score aided by the breeze was the last kick of the half, going in 0-10 to 0-3 ahead.
Dungloe used the breeze to their advantage at the early stages of the second half, with Matthew Ward pointing and another Gallagher free brining it back to five points.
But a moment of misfortune came after Barry Carberry got Galbally’s first point of the second half and Dungloe lost their kick-out.
Nugent won the ball from the kick, and went for a point but it hit off the post and fell to Sean Murphy who was unmarked and easily fired past Danny Rodgers and into the net, 1-11 to 0-5.
Rodgers then made a great save to deny Rafferty for a goal as Dungloe tried to fight back and made the scoreline a bit more respectable.
Gallagher pointed another free and Donaghy replied for Galbally but Dungloe hit four without reply.
Aaron Ward, another Gallagher free, and Ryan Brennan made it 1-12 to 0-9 but when Oisin Bonner’s strike hit the crossbar, it looked like it wouldn’t be a spectacular comeback that they hoped to make.
Dylan Sweeney pointed one more for Dungloe but it wasn’t to be as Galbally would comfortably hold on to the 1-12 to 0-10 win and advance to the final.
Galbally: Ronan McGeary; Daniel Kerr (0-2), Conor Quinn, Conor Donnelly, Marc Lennon, Christopher Morris (0-1), John Hetherington; Enda McGarrity (0-2), Cormac Donnelly; Sean Whyte, Liam Rafferty (0-1), Ronan Nugent (0-1), Barry Carberry (0-1), Conor Donaghy (0-3,2f), Sean Murphy (1-1).
Subs: Aidan Carberry for Donnelly (53 mins)
Dungloe: Danny Rodgers; Jason McBride, Christy Greene, Gerard Walsh, Mark Curran, Conor O’Donnell, Karl Magee; Darren Curran (0-1), Barry Curran; Dylan Sweeney (0-1), Dáire Gallagher (0-5,4f), Matthew Ward (0-1), Oisin Bonner, Daniel Ward, Aaron Ward (0-1).
Subs: Ryan Brennan (0-1) for Daniel Ward (46 mins), Noel McBride for Matthew Ward (48 mins) Jordan Saville for Gerard Walsh (50 mins)
Referee: Pat Clarke (Cavan)