Donegal and Mc Anespies renewed acquaintances in the quarter final of the Pat O’Brien Cup on a Sunday afternoon that was perfect for football. Each side fielded a strong team, though Donegal were that bit stronger and had the game under control for most of the hour. There were a few players returning from seasons past. Brian White and Christy Bell, both players of past campaigns for Donegal, and Collie Donnelly for McAnespies, made a return to the Canton turf. The Donegal side featured a smattering for former U-21 players, Kieran Mulhern, Garbhan Friel and Niall McConnell will surely provide a platform for a promising championship campaign.
|Brian White is Sandwiched between|
Collie Donnelly and Gareth O'Neill.
|McAnespies Cronan Dempsey and Donegal's Eoin Kelly|
get to know each other.
Donegal: P. Boyle, M. Canny, D. Doherty, K. Mulhern, K. McColgan, P. McNulty, E. Kelly, B. White, R. Ivers, G. Friel, C. Bell, N. MCConnell, C. Williams.Macs: R. McCrystal, N. Gallen, M. Bogue, J. Roache, C. Dempsey, B. Smyth, S. Lynn, G. O’Neill, S. Gallen, C. Donnelly, P. McCusker, O. MCCusker, C. McCrory.
By Rory O'Donnell