St Eunan's celebrate first win against Clonoe

St. Eunan's (Donegal) 2-10 Clonoe (Tyrone) 1-08, Coalisland

St. Eunan's (Donegal) 2-10 Clonoe (Tyrone) 1-08, Coalisland

At their sixth attempt, St. Eunan's recorded their first ever victory in the Ulster club senior football championship thanks to a 2-10 to 1-08 success over newly crowned Tyrone champions Clonoe at Coalisland.

Clonoe were able to call on the services of the suspended Emmet Teague and Colm Doris, due to a loophole as the pair await their appeal hearings by the Tyrone County Board.

Although Doris impressed in front of the posts for Clonoe and defender Teague played an instrumental role in the half-back line, Eunan's were well set-up for this win.

Despite a Doris point giving his side a 1-06 to 1-05 interval lead, the Donegal champions held their Red Hand counterparts to just two second half points and gave a firm exhibition of football.

Ryan O'Neill and David McGinley traded first half goals but the second half was all about Eunan's with Donegal players Brendan Devenney and Rory Kavanagh performing strongly.

Devenney scored four first half points and continued to tormenting the Clonoe defence in the second half.

He planted the ball in the net with six minutes remaining, only for play to be pulled back for a penalty.

Ciaran Sharkey converted from the spot to extended Eunan's advantage, while scores from Sharkey and Ross Wherrity were the insurance points.

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