25 Sept 2022

Malin avoid complexities of relegation fight with play-off win over Convoy

After such a good Division 2 campaign, Malin had a disappointing return in the Donegal IFC but managed to ensure their place in the competition for 2023 with a relegation play-off win over St Mary's Convoy

Malin avoid complexities of relegation fight with play-off win over Convoy

Malin and Burt both won their IFC relegation play-offs on Saturday

Malin saved their Donegal IFC status at the first attempt with a narrow win over St Mary’s, Convoy, in the first of the relegation playoffs in Burt on Saturday afternoon. 

Malin 0-10
St Mary’s, Convoy 0-7 

Christopher McLaughlin, Josh Conlon, Damian Harkin, Paul McLaughlin, Conor O’Neill and John Doherty all scored  for Malin. Patrick Dolan, Anthony Browne, John Toye, Pauric Gordan and Corey Lee Bogan were on target for St Mary’s.

Malin led by double scores 0-6 to 0-3 in the first half and they managed to keep St Mary’s at arms length in the second half to run out winners.

St Marys have one more chance at survival for next season when they go head to head in the relegation play-off final with Naomh Bríd.

Malin scorers: Christopher McLaughlin 0-4, Josh Conlon 0-2,Damian Harkin, Paul McLaughlin, Conor O’Neill, John Doherty 0-1 each.
St Mary’s scorers: Patrick Dolan 0-3, Anthony Browne, John Toye, Pauric Gordan, Corey Lee Bogan 0-1 each. 

Malin: Daniel Mullarkey; Adam McGonigle, Ciaran Doherty, Charlie Byrne; Conor Farren; Damian Harkin, Paul McLaughlin;  Daniel Houghton, John G McLaughlin; Josh Conlon,  Matthew Byrne, Christy McLaughlin; Conor O’Neill, Terence Doherty, Shaun Kelly. Subs: John Doherty for S Kelly, Sean Byrne for C Byrne, Conor McGonagle for T Doherty.
St Mary’s Convoy: Mark Gordon; Keelan Gillen, Barry McNamee, Conal McDermott;  John Moore, John Doherty, Benny Bonner; Liam Toye, Raymond McNamee; Patrick Dolan, Anthony Browne, P Gordan; Packie Mailey, Joe McGill, Johnny Toye. Sub: Liam Prunty.

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