10 Aug 2022

Merritt and Doyle goals seal win for Milford over Letterkenny Gaels

Letterkenny Gaels made a good fist of it in Milford, but it was the home side who claimed victory on a five-point margin

Merrit and Doyle goals seal win for Milford over Letterkenny Gaels

Milford, pictured here against St Naul's last season, came good to defeat Letterkenny Gaels

Gary Merritt and Marty Doyle scored the goals as Milford came from behind to win against Letterkenny Gaels at Moyle View Park on Sunday. 

Milford 2-12 
Letterkenny Gaels 2-7 

Letterkenny Gaels got off to a dream start with two goals in the opening minutes to really rock the locals on their home turf.

Ronan Frain and Cormac Cannon scored the goals for the ‘Gaels who led at one stage in the first half by six points and were still one ahead at half-time. Letterkenny Gaels led 2-3 to 0-8 at halftime. 

Milford drew level early in the second half but it took the goals from Gary Merritt and Marty Doyle to seal the win against a determined Letterkenny that went toe to toe with the locals for much of the 60 plus minutes. 

Milford scorers: Gary Merritt 1-3, Kane Barrett 0-6, Marty Doyle 1-0,Cathal McGettigan 0-3. 
Letterkenny Gaels: Cormac Cannon 1-3, Ronan Frain 1-2, Paddy Doherty 0-1, Kevin Lagan 0-1. 

Milford: Sean Gallagher; Brandon Wilkie, Conor Coll, Shay Durning; Patrick Ferry, Conor Gorley, Anthony Curran; Eoin O’Donnell, Ronan Docherty; Darragh Black, Cathal McGettigan, Lorcan Friel; Gary Merrit, Kane Barrett, Tony McNamee. Sub: Marty Doyle.

Letterkenny Gaels: Shane Graham;Stephen O’Brien, Niall Diver, Conor Browne; Liam McAlary, Ray Quinn, Conor Walker; Darren McBrearty, Paddy Doherty; Brian Diver, Darren Hunter, Cormac Cannon; Ronan Frain, Conor McBrearty, Kevin Lynch. Subs: Liam Doherty for C Walker, Shay Doherty for C McBrearty, Kevin Kilkenny for S O’Brien, Peter Doherty for D McBrearty. 

Referee: Anthony McCallig (Naomh Ultan).

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