The Donegal Minors have gained the Jim McGuigan Minor Soccer Cup Ultimate in opposition to Derry at An Gleann, Maghera.
Derry 0-09 v 1-09 Donegal
Derry had dominated Part B of the group levels, profitable all 4 video games whereas Donegal’s solely defeat in Part A had been of their closing recreation in opposition to Sligo, conceding an injury-time objective.
It was a really aggressive opening half with each groups urgent the participant in possession with two or three tacklers in attendance at each alternative, on the break Donegal led by a single level, 0-05 to 0-04.
Dylan Mulholland opened the scoring from play for Donegal within the fifth minute from play however Derry replied shortly with factors from John Boyle’s free and Seamus Sairgeant from play within the tenth minute.
The sport then went with out a rating for twelve minutes as each groups discovered it troublesome to interrupt by exhausting working opponents.
Donegal then had their greatest interval of the sport with 4 factors in a row, two every from Shane Callaghan and Dylan Mulholland, one every from play and a free from each gamers to steer by 0-05 to 0-02.
Nevertheless Derry hit again late within the half with factors from John Boyle and a Conall Higgins free to depart only one level in it at half-time, 0-05 to 0-04 in favour of Donegal.
That lead didn’t final too lengthy within the second- half as Derry hit three fast factors from John Boyle, Seamus Sairgeant’s 45 and Eamon Younger from play to steer 0-07 to 0-05.
They received an important probability to increase that additional when Darach McGonigle was fouled near objective and Referee Conor Curran awarded a penalty however Donegal goalkeeper Padraig McBride produced a Brillant save diving to his proper to disclaim the corner-forward from the spot.
Nevertheless Derry’s response to this setback was optimistic identical two factors from sub Oisín Doherty half them 5 in entrance, seemingly in management at 0-09 to 0-05 forward and Donegal with out a second-half rating.
However that’s all modified in a dramatic closing ten minutes as Luke Barrett’s younger costs gave it one final big effort to grab victory from the jaws of defeat.
The spectacular Shane Callaghan from Naomh Columba added three factors to depart only one in it.
Then when Derry tried a brief kick-out keeper Karl Campbell discovered himself a bit remoted in possession, Donegal nook ahead Eoghan Scott pounced because the keeper fumbled and slotted the ball to the underside nook of the online from a slender angle and Donegal led for the primary time since half-time as time ran out.
Workforce captain Finbarr Roarty put the icing on the cake as he burst ahead in harm -time to added on different level to make it 1-09 to 0-09 and the ultimate whistle sounded shortly afterwards with the Jim McGuigan Cup on its manner again by Glenshane Go.
The Ulster Championship will get underway in two weeks time and each these groups might be contenders on the proof of what we noticed in Maghera at present.
Donegal : Cian McConnell, Donal Gallagher, Jordi Gribben, Callum McCrea, Finbarr Roarty (0-01), Darragh Bennigan, Luke Clerkin, Oisin Scanlan, Lorcan McGee, Jack Hegarty, Shane Callaghan (0-05), John James Sweeney, Dylan Mulholland ( 0-03 ), Conor McCahill, Eoghan Scott ( 1-00).
Subs used ; Ronan Maher, Gavin Doherty, Micky Toner, Shane Ellison and Donnacha Boyle
Derry ; Karl Campbell, Finbar Murray, Cahal McKaigue, FionnMcEldowney, Kevin B Mullan, Seamus Sairgeant (0-02), Odhran Mac Cathmhaoil, Conall Higgins (0-01), Tommy Rogers, Cahir Speir, Eamon Younger (0-01), Johnny McGuckin, Ger Dillon, John Boyle (0-03), Darach McGonigle.
Subs used ; Oisín Doherty ( 0-02 ), Ronan Donelan, Deaglan McNamee for Dillon
Referee ; Conor Curran ( Down ).
Donegal Minors win Jim McGuigan Cup was final modified: April 1st, 2023 by