Red Hughs (Donegal) are through to the last four of the All-Ireland Club JFC after securing an extra-time quarter-final victory over Dunedin Connollys of Scotland today.
Played at O’Donnell Park, the home side prevailed on a scoreline of 3-11 to 1-15 after substitute Shane Gallagher struck for their decisive third goal late in the second period of extra-time.
James Carlin and Stephen McMenamin also raised green flags for the winners – who now advance to a semi-final meeting with Easkey of Sligo in January – while Sean Malee top scored for the Edinburgh club with 1-4.
Red Hughs - C Kelly; T McMenamin, E Browne, P McMenamin; G Melaugh, G Kelly, S McGlinchey; P McGlinchey (0-3), S McMenamin (1-0); G Melaugh, O Doherty (0-1), C Doherty; James Carlin (1-0), C Bradley (0-2), D Browne (0-5, 2f). Subs: Jonny Carlin for O Doherty, S Gallagher (1-0) for James Carlin, S Sweeney for T McMenamin, C Melaugh for D Browne, D Browne for G Melaugh, G Melaugh for G Kelly, G Kelly for R Kelly, M Devine for G Melaugh.
Dunedin Connollys - A McKeever; F Kearney, D O'Brien, B Russell; D Loftus, C Horan, R McGurk; B McAteer, T Dever; E Newton, P Reen (0-1), C McCann; A Matassa (0-2), F Molloy (0-3), S Malee (1-4, 0-3f). Subs: B Parsons (0-2) for E Newton, A Moore for R McGurk (BC), A Ward (0-3) for P Reen, P Reen for C Horan, V Moriarty for T Dever.
Referee - J Molloy.