Shannon Blues underlined their championship credentials with a victory over a game Donegal side that ran out of steam and ideas in the final 15 minutes. In spite of the scoreline it still very much a game with 10 minutes to go, but the Shannon Blues turned the screw and put 6 points on the trot over the bar in the final quarter to put themselves top of the table with 9 points from 5 games.
|Antrim man Sean Burke helped Donegal stay in the game|
in the first half, but the Tir Chonaill men
ran out of steam in the second.
|Cathal McHugh was part of a formidable Shannon Blues|
forward line that tallied 18 points.
Donegal: S. Connolly, M. Canning, S. Tim, M. Cannon, T. Caldwell, J. Dolan, A. Connolly (0-1), T. Gallagher, P. Hughes (0-1), S. Burke (0-2), G. Maguire (0-4), R. Rafferty, S. Brennan (0-1). Blues: D. O'Brien, K. Hartnett, G. Ryan, P. Domican, S. Brosnan, S. Moriarty (0-1), S. Kiely, B. Hartnett, A. Duffy (0-2), D. Treacy (0-2), C. McHugh (0-1), BJ Keane (0-9), C. McHugh. Subs: K. Hurley (0-1), R. Blaine (0-1), M. Butler (0-1).
By Rory O'Donnell