Donegal SHC final: four-in-a-row for Burt

September 29, 2014

Burt and Donegal star Enda McDermott. INPHO

Burt 6-9
Sean MacCumhaill's 1-9

Burt cruised to a 15-point victory over Sean MacCumhaill's in Letterkenny on Saturday to win their fourth Donegal SHC title in-a-row.

Ardal McDermott's charges led by 3-5 to 1-4 at half-time after the sides had been level on 1-3 apiece at the end of the opening quarter, with Ronan McDermott (Burt) and Paddy Hannigan (MacCumhaill's) scoring the goals.

But the champions took control in the final five minutes of the half when Stephen Boyle netted twice.

In the second half, Stephen Gillespie, Enda McDermott and Niall Campbell also raised green flags as MacCumhaill's finished with just 13 men following the late dismissals of Hannigan and Justin McGhee.

Burt - P Burns; D Grant, M McGrath, J Downey; C Dowds, J Boyle, P Doherty; C McDermott (0-1), A McDermott (0-1); S Gillespie (1-0), S Boyle (2-1), N Campbell (1-3, 0-1f); R McDermott (1-0), M McCann, E McDermott (1-3). Subs: K McGrath for D Grant, J McGrath for S Boyle, C McLaughlin for S Gillespie.

Sean MacCumhaill's - D Laverty; PJ Brown, J McGhee, O McGroarty; B McMenamin, A Patton, C Griffin; J Donnelly, C Matthewson (0-1); L Henderson (0-8, 7f), A McAuley, P Hannigan (1-0); G Brown, B McGranaghan, D White. Subs: D Hannigan for B McGranaghan, S Curran for O McGroarty, K Tourish for G Brown, M McGonagle for A Patton, G Cunningham for A McAuley.

Referee - G Chapman.

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