03 Jul 2022

Mulligan, Collum on fire as Gaoth Dobhair defeat Glenswilly

Gaoth Dobhair had 11 points to spare at Pairc Naomh Columba

Mulligan, Collum on fire as Gaoth Dobhair defeat Glenswilly

Cian Mulligan scored two goals for Gaoth Dobhair. Photo: Sportsfile

Cian Mulligan and Eamonn Collum scored the goals as Gaoth Dobhair bagged two more league points with an away win against Glenswilly in Pairc Naomh Columba on Saturday evening.

Glenswilly 0-8

Gaoth Dobhair 3-10

The winners laid the foundation for the win against the wind in the first half to lead by a single point at half-time, 0-5 to 0-4.

The red hot Collum, who turned in a man of the match performance in the number 14 shirt, scored all of Gaoth Dobhair‘s opening half points.

Caoimhin Marley, Shane McDevitt, Oisin Crawford and Gary McFadden raised the white flags for the locals.

The two teams were short a number of regulars but if this game is anything to go on Gaoth Dobhair manager Trevor Alcorn has more depth to call on than Padraig Bonner, the Glenswilly boss.

With the wind in their back Collum and Cian Mulligan ran the show in the second half with Neasan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Eoin De Burca, Ethan Harkin, Gary McFadden and Daithi Roberts playing supporting roles.

Collum and Mulligan posted two quick points on the resumption to open up a 0-7 to 0-4 lead.

While Leigh Crerand did pull a point back, Ethan Harkin picked out Mulligan in behind the defence for the opening goal. That was on 46 minutes and the goal put daylight between the sides for the first time.

Gaoth Dobhair lost Sean Doherty to a black card shortly after the goal as the game got a little spicy for a time.

Referee Connie Doherty brandished a number of yellow cards and a Gaoth Dobhair sub was banished from the sideline for verbals to the official.  Gaoth Dobhair were now five up and one minute later Collum ducked and dived to split the posts for a six points lead, 1-8 to 0-5.

Marley and McFadden did respond but Collum and Mulligan posted two late goals for a comfortable win for the winners who on 12 points in the table have more than likely secured their league status for next season.

Glenswilly scorers: Caoimhin Marley 0-3; Gary McFadden 0-2; Shane McDevitt, Oisin Crawford, Leigh Crerand 0-1.

Gaoth Dobhair scorers: Eamon Collum (3f) 1-7; Cian Mulligan 2-1; Ethan Harkin, Eoin De Burca 0-1. 

Glenswilly: Kealan McFadden; RuairI Crawford, Mark McAteer, Eamon Ward; Cormac Callaghan, Ciaran Gibbons, Sean Collum; Leigh Crerand, Caoimhin Marley; Sean Wogan, Gary McFadden, Oisin Crawford; Shane McDevitt, Christopher McMonagle, Patrick McGinty. Subs: Gerard Shields for McGinty, Sean Gallagher for Collum.

Gaoth Dobhair: Daithi Roberts; Darragh Ferry, Gary McFadden, Ciaran McBride; Cian McBride, Micheál Roarty, Aidan Breathnach; Neasan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Sean Doherty; Cian Mulligan, Eoin De Burca, Ethan Harkin; Donal Mac Giolla Bhríde, Eamonn Collum, Fionnan Coyle. Subs: Michael Carroll for Coyle, Seaghan Ferry for C.McBride; Jamie McGee for Harkin.

Referee: Connie Doherty (Naomh Conaill).

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