Blue (and Gold) weekend in Donegal also
Dublin may have won the All-Ireland but the focus on Donegal was on the last four of the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior Football Championship semi-finals.
The eye-catching performance came from Kilcar, who brushed aside champions, Naomh Conaill, by 11 points (5-10 to 0-11) while the aforementioned Michael Murphy was again to the fore as Glenswilly limped to the final against Malin (0-9 to 0-7).
The Kilcar display will go down as the highlight of the year so far with Patrick McBrearty hitting 1-5 and all five goals were worth the admission money on their own. Thankfully, there was a very large crowd (over 4,000) there to witness it.
The weekend saw St. Eunan's win at minor and Senior B level. Their minors won the Northern Regoional final against St. Michael's, while their reserve team are in the Reserve final, where they will meet Gaoth Dobhair.
At Intermediate level, Milford, despite being without their captain, Paddy Peoples, made it to the final at the expense of an Aodh Ruadh side that were like Mayo, dominant at times, but not able to take their chances. Milford will meet Burt in the final, a first Intermediate final for Burt, who overcame Naomh Columba.
Elsewhere, Finn Harps scored twice in Galway, but still came away pointless in a 3-2 defeat; they are out again tomorrow night in Sligo; there was plenty of action in local soccer in the Ulster Senior League where Finn Harps returned to action but lost out to Bonagee; In the Donegal League Rathmullan are top of the pile.
In Hockey, Raphoe lost out again, while the cross-country season got underway at the Finn Valley Centre.
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