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Kilcar see off Naomh Conaill to land the Dr Maguire Cup

Kilcar’s Michael Hegarty under pressure from Leo McLoone


Kilcar 0-7 Naomh Conaill 0-4

KILCAR were crowned senior champions for the first time since 1993 after they defeated 13-man Naomh Conaill in a dour final in Ballybofey today.

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The sides were level at 0-2 to 0-2 after 15 minutes, but Kilcar then kicked four points without reply, with Patrick McBrearty landing a trio of points.

However, Dermot Molloy scored a late free to reduce Naomh Conaill’s deficit to three points at the break.

Fifteen minutes elapsed without a score in the second half before Eunan Doherty fired over.

However, Ryan McHugh restored Kilcar’s three-point lead before Dermot Molloy was sent off for Naomh Conaill.

Eoghan McGettigan was shown a straight red late on, but it was Kilcar’s day and the Dr Maguire Cup is now their property for the first time in 24 years.

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