Donegal and Gaels met in a game of utmost importance on Sunday afternoon, a bye for the championship semi-finals was at stake. Each side had some new faces on hand. Donegal featured Paddy Kelly and Louthman Brian White in the full forward line, while the Gaels newcomers included recentlyarrived Galwaymen, John Duane, Paul Conroy, and Danny Cummins. Donegal had the Gaels on the ropes for the first 30 minutes, but the Gaels grew in strength as the game wore on and ended up relatively comfortable winners.
|Donegal's Brian White attemps to burst through.|
|Brian Connor rises highest for this kickout.|
Donegal: L. Mailey, M. Canning, N. Byrne, P. O’Connor (0-2), T. Caldwell, D. McBride, D. McNulty, M. McGinty, A. Bonner, C. Carr (0-3), E. Sheehy (0-1), P. Kelly, B. White (0-6). Sub: R. McCarthy (0-1). Gaels: B. Joyce, L. Wylie, G. Kelly, P. McNicholas, J. Duane (0-1), B. Murphy, B. Connor (0-5), P. Conroy (0-5), S. Connelly (0-1), R. Fox (0-1), B. Carroll (0-1), N. Judge (0-1), D. Cummins (1-2). Sub: J. Molloy (0-1).
By Rory O'Donnell