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Third time unlucky for Aodh Ruadh

Senior Football Division 2
Gaoth Dobhair 3-15
Aodh Ruadh 1-06

Gaoth Dobhair kept up the pressure at the summit of Division Two with a resounding 15 point victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Aodh Ruadh at Magheragallon yesterday afternoon. The win is the third in succession for Sean 'Nancy' Gallagher's side as they now trail leader's Buncrana by just three points having also played three games fewer.

Anthony Boyle provided the Ballyshannon side with a fantastic start when he scored a goal inside five minutes of the throw in. Moments later, James Carroll and James Gallagher each opened their accounts for the day as the home side got off the mark and reduced the lead to two. Michael Lawless though, quickly responded for Aodh Ruadh with their first point of the day.

Joe Duffy then replied for Gaoth Dobhair a few minutes later before Brian Roper kept the away side's noses just out in front. Aodh Ruadh's hard work in the opening periods was undone in a matter of minutes as Gaoth Dobhair scored two quick fire goals through Padraig McGarvey and Cathal Mulligan. Gallagher and Mulligan (2) grabbed three further points for the homes side while Pauric Buggy scored two final points of the half for Aodh Ruadh to leave five points in it at the break.

The conditions were far from perfect in Magheragallon with fog, rain and wind making visibility an obvious concern. The home side however, settled superbly in the second half restricting their opponents to just two points with Donagh McIntyre and Buggy raising white flags for the visitors. Three points apiece for James Gallagher and James Carroll along with Cathal Mulligan and Padraig McGarvey (2) scores were added to with by a Colin Ferry goal to leave a massive fifteen points separating the teams at the end.

Vital Statistics
Gaoth Dobhair
James Carroll (0-4), James Gallagher (0-5, 3f), Padraig McGarvey (1-02), Cathal Mulligan (2-02),Colin Ferry and Joe Duffy (0-1 each).
Aodh Ruadh
Anthony Boyle (1-0), Michael Lawless (0-1), Brian Roper (0-1), Pauric Buggy (0-3), Donagh McIntyre (0-1).

Report courtesy of Donegal News. Report Filed: 23 June 2009