Following their success within the Jim McGuigan Cup the Donegal Minor squad turned their championship marketing campaign with this assembly with neighbours Fermanagh at MacCumhaill Park.
The guests started their marketing campaign final Saturday in opposition to Monaghan in Brewster Park and suffered a giant defeat, so on current kind Donegal have been strongly favoured to win this one .
By Charlie Collins at MacCumhaill Park
Nevertheless the guests made them work very onerous as an beneath par Donegal struggled to seek out their greatest kind and have been completely satisfied to take the win with 5 factors to spare when removed from their greatest.
Shane Callaghan, Conor McCahill, Luke Clerkin and Gavin Doherty scored early factors for Donegal whereas Mattie McDermott’s free was Fermanagh’s solely reply. Luke
McAnespy added a second level for the guests however Donegal shortly tagged on 4 extra, two extra from Doherty , and one every from Callaghan and the superb Clerkin to guide by 0-08 to 0-02 .
However they failed to attain once more within the first -half and when Dara Cathcart hammered house a purpose and McDermott added a brilliant level there was solely two between them at half-time , 0-08 to 1-03.
Luke Clerkin from play and two frees from Shane Callaghan prolonged the result in 5 however again once more got here Fermanagh with 4 of the subsequent 5 factors, two McDermott’s frees and wonderful scores from play by Michael Burns and full-back Conor Mulligan to Dylan Mulholland’s free for Donegal left simply two in it as soon as once more and anybody’s sport with ten minutes to go.
Nevertheless it was Donegal who completed the stronger and a degree from play by Mulholland and two frees from Callaghan , to deliver his whole to 6 , noticed them by to victory however a hard-earned one in opposition to decided opponents.
Donegal shall be in motion once more on Sunday away to Down in Newry and shall be on the lookout for an a lot improved efficiency.
Donegal : Padraig McBride, Donal Gallagher, Jordi Gribben, Callum McCrea, Finbarr Roarty , Darragh Bennigan, Luke Clerkin (0-03), Oisin Scanlan, Lorcan McGee, Jack Hegarty, Shane Callaghan ( 0-06 /4f’s) , John James Sweeney, Dylan Mulholland (0-02), Conor McCahill (0-01), Gavin Doherty ( 0-03).Subs used ; Eoin Gallagher , Jack Gallagher , Philip Doherty, Shane Ellison .
Fermanagh : Calvin Brown, Matthew Maguire , Conor Mulligan (0-01), Caelan Jones , Luke McAnespy (0-01), , Oisin Swift, Lachlann King, Dara Cathcart (1-00), Ben Warnock , Barry Goodwin , Darragh Flanagan, Oisin Donahue , Michael Burns (0-01), Daire Chapman , Mattie McDermott ( 0-04/3f’s). Subs used ; Dan O Conner, Kian Prior , Michael Keenan.
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