Donegal club championships: St Nauls off to a winning start

St Nauls win over Dungloe in dramatic circumstances was the major talking point of Sunday’s Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior Football Championship action.

A point six minutes into added time from the boot of John Rose gave the Mountcharles men a win on their return to the senior grade, as they ended as 1-14 to 1-13 winners.

Meanwhile in the last game of the weekend in the top tier, Ardara were edged out by a single point by Sean MacCumhaill, 1-10 to 1-9.

Elsewhere on Sunday, Gaoth Dobhair had a 2-17 to 0-7 win over Four Masters. After the match, the winners full-forward Kevin Cassidy spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Ciaran Cannon.

On Saturday, Kilcar opened their campaign with a comprehensive 4-21 to 0-7 win over Termon, while holders Naomh Conaill were 3-20 to 0-6 winners over Milford. Killybegs suffered a 1-12 to 1-6 defeat against Glenfin.

On Friday night, St Eunan’s overcame the challenge of Realt na Mara Bundoran by 0-15 to 1-5. The Letterkenny side take on Kilcar live on Ocean FM next Friday evening in round two.

Their manager Richard Thornton spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Paddy McGill after Friday’s win.

Paddy also got the reaction of Realt na Mara boss Terry McCann:

In the Intermediate grade, Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon got off to a winning start with a 0-11 to 0-6 win over Burt.

Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior Football Championship

Realt na Mara 1-5 St Eunan’s 0-15

St Michael’s 3-5 Glenswilly 0-8

Naomh Conaill 3-20 Milford 0-6

Kilcar 4-21 Termon 0-7

Killybegs 1-6 Glenfin 1-12

Four Masters 0-7 Gaoth Dobhair 2-17

St Nauls 1-14 Dungloe 1-13

Sean MacCumhaill 1-10 Ardara 1-9

Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Intermediate Football Championship

Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 0-11 Burt 0-6

Naomh Mhuire Iochtar na Rossan 2-9 Red Hughs 0-8

Buncrana 1-16 Malin 0-12

Naomh Columba 2-13 Naomh Brid 1-7

Fanad Gaels 1-12 Cloughaneely 2-12