Masters defeated in Senior Final
Joel Carr goes past his marker Brian McDermott Photo: Michael ODonnell
St. Eunans 1-10
Hot favorites, St. Eunans regained the Donegal Senior Football Championship, overcoming a very gallant Four Masters side on Sunday week last. It was probably a surprise visit for a very young Four Masters squad to the county final for the first time since 1985 and they can be rightly proud of their performance on the day, and indeed the achievement of reaching the final.
The match itself was poor, particularly in the first-half, and not until the 22nd minute did the Masters register their first score, a free from Rory ODonnell. Another point from the hard working Joel Carr gave the Donegal Town lads a lift, but a brilliant goal by Brendan Devenney just before half-time gave St. Eunans a four point cushion 1-3 to 0-2 at the break.
On the resumption further points by Devenney and Brendan Kilcoyne increased the St. Eunans advantage but, to their credit, Four Masters fought back with points from Rory ODonnell (3) and one from Joel Carr to reduce the margin to two points. However, it was the Letterkenny men who finished the strongest and points from Conal Dunne, Kevin Winston and David Mc Ginley gave them a five point winning margin.
Best for Four Masters were Damien Cassidy, Barry Dunnion, Don Monaghan, Shane and Joel Carr.
The team and subs. were Paul Durcan, Damien Cassidy, Don Monaghan, Pauric McGlynn, Conor Quinn, Gareth Britton, Francis Cassidy, David Hand, Ciaran Cassidy, Shane Carr, Derek McGinty, Barry Dunnion, Rory ODonnell, Barry Monaghan, Joel Carr, David Murray, Marcus Monaghan, Kevin Molloy, Lee Gorman, Sean Durcan, Peadar Espey, Martin Gildea, Vinny Murray, Michael Doherty, Niall Cassidy.
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Tipperary Stonethrowers Rally
Stuart Darcy and Trevor Bustard, were on a charge in their Toyota Corolla, setting some stunning times in the opening stages, but their Rally was short lived, when they had to retire in the third stage with a broken gear box.
Trevor Graham and Stevie Magee, were having a great day in the little Suzuki until stage five, when they also experienced gearbox problems, but still managed to finish.
Aidrian McElhinney and Willie Irwin, had a great run through, with no major problems and finished well up in class nine.
Martin Howley and Kenny Bustard, had a trouble free rally and finished fourth in Group N.
Overall winners were: Dunlop Champions, Paul Harris and Eugene ODonnell.
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