St. Eunan's claim Donegal championship

St. Eunan's 0-13 Naomh Conaill 0-7

St. Eunan's 0-13 Naomh Conaill 0-7

A strong second half display earned Letterkenny side St. Eunan's their 13th Donegal SFC title, overcoming the challenge posed by 14-man Naomh Conaill in Ballybofey this afternoon.

St. Eunan's certainly looked troubled in the opening stages of this game as Naomh Conaill raced out of the blocks to take a 0-4 to 0-1 lead.

However, Eunan's dominated the remainder of the contest with a superb display of point-taking paving the way for their fourth title of the decade.

Naomh Conaill's collapse was summed up by the second half dismissal of Anthony Thompson, who was sent to the line by referee Paddy McBride following a second yellow card.

Eunan's had seven players contribute scores this afternoon, county player Conal Dunne leading the way with four points - two in each half.

Naomh Conaill looked impressive early on and built up a three-point lead after 10 minutes, thanks to points from Leon Thompson, John McKenna, Brendan McDyre and Johnny McLoone.

But with Dunne, Rory Kavanagh and Brendan Devanney on fire, Eunan's quickly turned the tables. They were 0-5 to 0-4 ahead at half-time.

Naomh Conaill were severely limited in their scoring opportunities on the restart.

They could only add three further points to their tally, including two frees from McDyre.

Dunne, Kavanagh and Devanney continued to cause major problems for the Naomh Conaill defence, with two late points from substitute Conor Gibbons paving the way for a six-point win.

Scorers - St. Eunan's: C Dunne 0-4, R Kavanagh, B Devenney, C Gibbons 0-2 each, C Greene, K Rafferty, D McGinley 0-1 each.

Naomh Conaill: B McDyre 0-3, D Gallagher, J McLoone, D Molloy, L Thompson 0-1 each.

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