27 Jun 2022

Glenfin impress again to see of Bundoran in high-scoring affair

Pairc Taobhoige played host to an entertaining spectacle on Friday night, with Glenfin winning for a sixth time this season

Glenfin back in Division 1 with a bang with big win at Cloughaneely

Glenfin had been in fine form this term on their return to Division 1

Glenfin continued their great goal rush in their five point win over a plucky Bundoran on Friday night, in Pairc Taobhoige.  

Glenfin 5-7
Bundoran  1-14 

In all the men from the Gaeltacht Lár raised five green flags, Karl McGlynn and Gerard Ward two each and Daniel McGlynn one. And they needed them all against a strong Bundoran side that welcomed back Jamie and Paul Brennan from county duties. And they made a huge difference to Peter MacIntyre’s side that also had former county player Shane McGowan back from injury. 

Glenfin signalled their intent from very early when Karl McGlynn rounded two defenders to polish off a sweeping move for goal number one. Gary Clancy, for the breeze-assisted Bundoran, opened the scoring with a long range free two minutes earlier. Shaun Ward quickly added to the local tally with two points and Jamie Brennan and Clancy responded for the visitors. 

With Brennan, Clancy, Timmy Govorov and Adam McGloin stepping up Bundoran were ahead by the quarter hour mark. Full forward Ciaran McCaughey got a flick on an Oisin Walsh centre  for a 1-4 to 1-3 lead.

But the Bundoran advantage was short-lived when Gerard Ward caught the Bundoran defence napping and great awareness by Shaun Ward to pick out the number 13 in behind the defence as he stood over a 20 metre free straight in front of the posts. 

That was on 16 minutes and Glenfin were back in front by two points. But Bundoran did not buckle and they outscored the locals 0-4 to 0-2, in the final quarter to go in all square 2-5 to 1-8 at half-time. Jamie Brennan made it a one point in the early minutes of the second period. 

Then, Karl McGlynn side-footed past Conor Carthy for goal number three after Ciaran Brady’s initial strike was batted away. That was on 35 minutes and Glenfin now led 3-5 to 1-9. But Bundoran continued to press and with Paul Brennan coming into the game with surging runs from the back it was all still to play for.

Clancy reduced the Glenfin lead to one again. But the Glenfin response was swift and the locals were four in front again after Gerard Ward converted from the penalty spot for goal number four. 

Shortly after Bundoran were denied at the other end when Paul  Brennan was dispossessed as he was about to pull the trigger at the end  of a move that had goal written all over. And Andrew Walsh earned his keep with a point blank save from Jamie Brennan.

This was among a number of quality saves the Glenfin keeper made on the night. Leading 4-6 to 1-10 with a quarter of an hour still to play, it was game, set and match five minutes later when Daniel McGlynn rounded his marker for goal number five and 5- 6 to 1-11 lead.

Bundoran never gave up the ghost and they battled to the end and added three late points for respectability. Glenfin have scored 16 goals in the nine games they have played in the league so far this season so far. 

Glenfin scorers: Karl McGlynn 2-0; Gerard Ward 2-0, 1-0 pen; Daniel McGlynn 1-0, Shaun Ward 0-3,2f; Ciaran Brady, Odhan McGlynn, Stephen Carr, Aaron McGlynn 0-1 each. 

Bundoran scorers: Gary Clancy 0-4,3f; Jamie  Brennan 0-3, 2f; Adam McGloin 0-3; Timmy Govorov, Cian McEniff, Paul Brennan, Niall Carr 0-1 each. 

Glenfin: Andrew Walsh; Martin O’Donnell, John Harkin, Shane McGnty; Odhran McGlynn, Frank McGlynn,Mark McGinty; Stephen Carr, Stephen Ward; Karl McGlynn, Jason Morrow, Shaun Ward; Gerard Ward, Ciaran Brady, Daniel McGlynn. Subs: Aaron McGlynn for G Ward,David Carr for O McGlynn, Ciaran McGlynn for Shaun Ward 

Bundoran: Conor Carthy; Conor J McManus, Jonathan Boyle, Aidan Gallagher; Oisin Walsh, Paul Brennan, Shane McGowan; Matthew Duffy, Gray Clancy; Timmy Govorov, Jamie Brennan, Cian McEniff; Adam McGloin, Ciaran McCaughey, Kyle McNulty. Subs: Jacob  MacHuink for C McCaughey, Niall Carr for K McNulty. 

Referee: Enda McFeely (St Mary’s, Convoy)

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