HURLING: DONEGAL MINORS FALL SHORT IN ALL-IRELAND B QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgDonegal suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Down in this game at a blustery Ballela Co. Down on Saturday.Missing a number of key players Donegal didn’t show enough belief to win this game and eventually went down on a scoreline of 2-17 to 4-3.Buncrana’s Paul Nelson got the opening score for Donegal but that was as good as it got, Down’s ability to score points was the major difference between the teams.The major turning point in this game came midway through the first half when Paddy Wilson who had been very influential up that point had to come off due to an ankle injury.A goal in injury time of the first half gave Down a half time lead of 2.7 to 1.2.Down opened the scoring in the second half with another brace of long range points, St Eunans Kevin Keely pulled a goal back for Donegal. Tom Clare’s men grew more into the game the longer it went on and finally began to believe in themselves.Aodh Ruadh’s Oisin Rooney got a brace of goals in the last 12 minutes unfortunately for Donegal the come back came too late.Carndonagh’s James Monagle made a couple of great saves in the second half.Donegal showed the Ards men too much respect but credit to them they never gave up and fought to the end.Donegal James Monagle (Carndonagh) Kevin Vaughan (Buncrana) James Doherty (Buncrana) Caoimhim Lennon (St Eunans) Paddy Wilson (Buncrana) Oisin Rooney (Aodh Ruadh) Justin Mc Bride (Setanta) Conor O’ Grady (St Eunans) Sam Doherty (Buncrana) Kevin Keely (St Eunans) Aaron Mc Cauley (Mc Cumhaills) Paul Nelson (Buncrana) Cathal Doherty (Carndonagh) Tom Clare (Buncrana) Jamie de Ward (Mc Cumhaills). Subs Declan Mc Carron (Buncrana) for Wilson, Stephen Gallagher (Burt) for de Ward, Danny Mc Carron (Carndonagh) for Mc Carron, Stephen Connolly (Aodh Ruadh) for Keely.Scorers Oisin Rooney 2.0, Sam Doherty 1.0, Kevin Keely 1.0, Tom Clare 0.2 f, Paul Nelson 0.1 HURLING: DONEGAL MINORS FALL SHORT IN ALL-IRELAND B QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ALL IRELAND BdonegalHURLINGMinorslast_img

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