Donegal SFC: Naomh Conaill open with derby win over Glenfin

September 18, 2021

Naomh Conaill's Charles McGuinness celebrates. ©INPHO/Evan Logan.

Naomh Conaill opened their 2021 Donegal senior football championship defence with a hard fought 0-11 to 0-8 win over Glenfin earlier today.

A month on from winning the 2020 county final against Kilcar, which still remains very much up in the air due to an appeals process, the Glenties club started their new campaign by grinding out a three-point win in this derby at Davy Brennan Park.

With the sides having gone it at the break all square on 0-6 apiece, Martin Regan’s charges produced a strong third quarter performance which helped them over them over the line in the end.

Charles McGuinness (2), Dermot Molloy, Ethan O’Donnell and Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí landed the scores after the restart that put Naomh Conaill four points to the good headed for the game's home stretch.

Gerard Ward grabbed a couple of late frees for Glenfin but they finished three short in the end.

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