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Hume the toast of Letterkenny as ‘Eunan’s bridge 11-year gap

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GAA – CENTRA SUPERMARKETS UNDER 21 ‘A’ CHAMPIONSHIP
Kilcar 1-15 St Eunan’s 3-12

SEAN Hume was the toast of Letterkenny on Saturday after his dramatic last-ditch goal clinched the Under 21 ‘A’ Championship for St Eunan’s against Kilcar in a pulsating encounter in Convoy.

There was little between the teams in the first half with Darragh Mulgrew scoring a goal for St Eunan’s, before Eoin McHugh replied with a cracking three-pointer for Kilcar.

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However, the Towney men finished the first half and started the second half strongly and they established a seven-point lead by the 42nd minute.

St Eunan’s looked like a beaten team, but their opponents ran out of steam and the Catherdal town outfit took the ascendency.

They fought back to level proceedings, but Kilcar lifted their game again and a Stephen McBrearty free put them one point ahead with two minutes of normal time remaining.

Yet, the black and amber men were not going to be denied and Hume scored a free to equalise and he then palmed in a goal in the fourth minute of injury-time to win the under 21 championship for only the sixth time in St Eunan’s’ history.

Kilcar: Kevin Boyle; Martin Byrne, Matthew McClean, Christopher Cunninghan; Cormac Cannon, Ryan McHugh (0-2, 1’45’), Andrew McClean; Aodhan McGinley, Eoin McHugh (1-2); Conal Gilmore, Stephen McBrearty (0-4,3fs), Conor Doherty; Ryan McGinley, Paddy McBrearty (0-7, 4fs), Eoin O’Donnell.

St Eunan’s: Sean Daffan; Connall O’Boyle, Conor Parke, Colm Flood; Oisin Carr, Conor Morrison, Jordan McBride (0-1); Conor O’Donnell, Darragh Mulgrew (1-0); Barry McGeehin, Lee McMonagle (0-2), Odhran McGinley; Rory Carr (0-2), Sean Hume (2-6, 5fs, 1’45’), Jordan O’Dowd. Subs: Michael Miller (0-1) for McGinley (36 mins), Daire McMonagle for O.Carr (37 mins).

Referee: Ryan Walsh (Bundoran).

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