Donegal 1-6 Wolfe Tones 2-9
The junior senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, made an appearance at the Irish Cultural Center as the defending Junior A football champion Wolfe Tones took the field on Sunday and faced Donegal in a repeat of last year’s final. It was a keenly contested game, and in spite of losing Mick Sammon to a red card in the second half, the Tones maintained their superiority to take the spoils.
|John Cunningham, Mick Sammon, Emmet Doonan, Eddie Feeley, |
John Farrell, and Peter Murray introduce senator Scott Brown
to the ins and outs of Gaelic Football before the game.
Though Donegal enjoyed an advantage on the scoreboard early on, neither side was able to impose themselves on the game. Michael McGinty opened the scoring with a well taken point, and was followed by Kevin Curran and Brian Farrelly. Play flowed back and forth as each back line mopped up, but neither forward line could breach their opposing defenders. The Tones got themselves back into it on the scoreboard towards the end of the half as the points eventually began to flow. Mick Sammon, Mike O’Brien, and two more Sammon frees brought the champions on level terms at the half, 0-4 to 0-4.
|Donegal's Michael McGinty bursts past the tackle.|
Referee: Jimmy Trimble who did an excellent job refereeing the game.
Man of the Match: Thomas Murphy - Tones
Donegal: J. Byrne, P. McNulty, D. Doherty, N. McLaughlin, E. Doonan, P. McLaughlin, M. McGinty, C. Bell, E. McCarney, K. Curran, B. Friel, B. Farrelly, N. McConnell. Tones: B. Murray, A. Rooney, K. Gill, M. O’Brien, K. O’Regan, C. Malone, G. Walsh, D. Lowry, T. Murphy, G. Molloy, F. Conway, M. Sammon, G. Leonard.
By Rory O'Donnell