Michael Murphy Sport and Leisure Championship 

ByTom @dgldemocrat

Ryan McHugh was Kilcar’s saviour as he kicked a late equalising point for a share of points with St Eunan’s in yesterday’s tie of the round in the Michael Murphy Sport’s and Leisure, Donegal Senior Championship. 

The county ace  held his nerve deep in injury time to slot over a 40 metre free to tie up the game at 1-10 to 0-13, seconds after it looked like Conor Gibbons had kicked the winner for St Eunan’s.

Kilcar led 1-6 to 0-6 at half-time, a Patrick McBrearty penalty the difference between the sides in the opening 30 minutes.  

Elsewhere, in the championship Gareth Concarr kicked four  and Brendan MacNiallais three points in Ardara's somewhat surprise 0-8 to 0-6 victory over Glenswilly in Pearse Park, Ardara.

The main talking points after this game was that Neil Gallagher did not feature for Glenswilly which has cast a major doubt over his availability for Donegal for next month’s Ulster championship quarter-final meeting with Fermanagh in Ballybofey.

Donegal will face Fermanagh in MacCumhaill Park on June 12, four weeks from yesterday. Fermanagh were comfortable 1-12 to 0-9 winners over Antrim in Brewster Park yesterday, in the premlimary of the Ulster championship. 

Also in Ardara, Paddy McGrath did not return for the second half and Michael Murphy suffered a knock in that game but played to the finish.

Elsewhere, in yesterday’s games in the championship  there were wins for Gaoth Dobhair, Naomh Muire, Malin and  St Michael’s over Four Masters, Glenfin, MacCumhaill's and Killybegs. On Saturday night Dungloe overcame Bundoran and champions Naomh Conaill recovered from an early scare to run out comfortable winners Termon.


Donegal Minors will face Antrim on Sunday week (at an Antrim venue) after the Saffrons defeated Fermanagh in the preliminary round yesterday in Brewster Park.

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