03 Jul 2022

Milford bring Gaeil Fhánada down from their Gaeltacht high

Milford overcame derby rivals Gaeil Fhánada in Division 2 on Saturday evening, just five days after the Portsalon outfit won the All-Ireland Junior Gaeltacht title

Barrett leads the way for Milford once more against Naomh Columba

Kane Barrett scored four points for Milford

Milford got one over on derby rivals and just-crowned All-Ireland Junior Comortás Peile na Gaeltachta champions Gaeil Fhánada on Saturday evening in Division 2.

Milford 1-11

Gaeil Fhánada 1-7

Cathal McGettigan drilled home a penalty in the opening minute of the second half at Moyle View Park as Milford moved level on points with the Portsalon residents.

Five days after defeating Cill Chomáin 2-11 to 2-10 to win their second All-Ireland Gaeltacht crown, following an energy-sapping weekend in Leitir Mór, Galway, Gaeil Fhánada got off to the perfect start.

Patrick Carr fired home a goal in the second minute to give them an early foothold.

Milford turned the tide and were 0-6 to 1-2 ahead by half-time before McGettigan’s penalty sent them firmly on their way.

Milford scorers: Kane Barrett 0-4; Cathal McGettigan 1-0pen; Marty Doyle 0-2; Patrick Ferry, Anthony Curran, Tony McNamee, Darragh Black, Ryan McMahon 0-1.

Gaeil Fhánada scorers: Mark McAteer 0-5, Patrick Carr 1-0, Bernard McGettigan 0-2

Milford: Sean Gallagher; Dylan Dorrian, Conor Coll, Patrick Ferry; Anthony Curran, Tony McNamee, Gavin Grier; Eoin O’Donnell, Ronan Docherty; Marty Doyle, Cathal McGettigan, Lorcan Friel; Darragh Black, Kane Barrett, Ryan McMahon. Subs: Shay Durning, Brandon Wilkie.

Gaeil Fhánada: Mark McConigley; Shaun Kerr, Odhrán Shiels, James Coyle; Darren McElwaine, Matthew Gallagher, Ryan McGonigle; Bernard McGettigan, Eoghan Carr; Mark McAteer, Alan McAteer, Brandon McClafferty; James Kerr, Patrick Carr, James Gallagher. Sub: Liam McGranaghan.

Referee: Martin Coll (Gaoth Dobhair).

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