GARLAND DELIVERS FOR DONAGHMOYNE

5 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COLM SHALVEY REPORTS

DONAGHMOYNE 1-15
DOOHAMLET 2-08

Donaghmoyne are through to their fourth IFC Final since 2014 after they came through a thriller against Doohamlet in Inniskeen last Saturday evening. This game brought together two of the perennial Intermediate contenders of recent years and it didn’t disappoint, with Donaghmoyne coming from six points down to secure yet another narrow win.

Donaghmoyne had to dig themselves out of trouble twice in this action-packed encounter, but they gradually got to grips with the Doohamlet attack, restricting the Group One winners to just a single point from the 39th minute on. With David Garland in top form up front – kicking seven points in the second half and going close on a couple of occasions to hitting the net – Donaghmoyne had the firepower to end Doohamlet’s eight-game unbeaten run.

Donaghmoyne threatened straight from the throw-in, with Doohamlet needing Darren Connolly to make a last-ditch tackle to deny Liam McDonald a shot at goal in the first minute. Doohamlet were first on the scoreboard when Barry McGinn was fouled on the left wing and Barry McBennett curled over from a difficult angle, but Donaghmoyne replied when James McCaghey and Stephen Finnegan combined to set up Declan Courtney to kick a fine score from the right…

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