DONEGAL BRING SAM BACK TO ULSTER

28 September 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BY COLM SHALVEY
Donegal may not have gone through Monaghan on the way home from their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship success, but one local youngster, Barry Og Doherty, got his hands on the famous Sam Maguire Cup after meeting star player Karl Lacey (see photo).
Donegal ended their 20-year wait for a second All-Ireland title with a 2-11 to 0-13 win over Mayo in last Sunday’s final.
The Donegal support – big in both numbers and volume – were in dreamland after their team burst out of the traps with two early goals.
The first was a stunning strike from Michael Murphy, which was soon followed by a low finish from championship top scorer Colm McFadden.
Mayo rallied bravely, with a brace of points from Kevin McLoughlin and the free-taking of Cillian O’Connor bringing them to within three by half-time, but Donegal’s defence proved impossible to break down.
Man of the Match Murphy landed a couple of pressure frees to join McFadden on 1-4, while Frank McGlynn raced forward to kick an inspirational…

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