McGovern brilliance sees St Mogue’s homeFebruary 28, 2019
Danske Bank Ward Cup final
St Mogue’s Bawnboy 3-10 Gairmscoil Chú Uladh Donegal 2-9
CAOIMHÍN McGovern delivered a master-class in Dunmoyle yesterday to guide St Mogue’s Bawnboy to their first ever Danske Bank Ward title.
The centre-forward hit a magnificient 1-9 and laid on the other two goals for his captain Kevin McGovern just after half time and for midfielder James Murphy right at the death when just a point separated the teams.
Gairmscoil Chú Uladh played their part in a wonderful open game of football with end to end action and some excellent finishing as well as super defence, all encapsulated in the third Bawnboy goal.
A goal from Caolán Mac Mongáil in the 57th minute had closed the gap between the teams to a single point, 2-9 to 2-10, and St Mogue’s lost possession from the kick-out. Caoimhín McGovern hunted back, dispossessed the Gairmscoil defender and started a solo-run up the field interacting with a couple of colleagues before off-loading to a better-placed James Murphy who took the extra step or two and crashed the ball to the net.
McGovern’s first half penalty was the first score to open a gap, but Gairmscoil Chú Uladh, Ballinamore closed it with a goal from Eoin O Fearaíl before the break and the teams turned over with the Cavan side 1-6 to 1-4 up.
Odhrán Mac Gloinn responded with a point on the re-start but Kevin McGovern palmed home a second Bawnboy goal.
The Gaeltacht team didn’t close the gap until the last ten minutes but each time they scored McGovern at the other end orchestrated a response to see his side home.
St Mogue’s : N McBrien, L Bannon, C Mimna, C Edwards, D Bannon, J McGovern, K McGovern (1-0), J Murphy (1-0), N McKiernan, R McGoldrick, C McGovern (1-10), L Donohoe, P McGoldrick, C Galligan (0-1), E Brady (0-1)
An Ghairmscoil : C Ó Gallchóir, D Ó Cónaill, D Ó hArtlaigh, O Ó Dónaill, F Mac Gloinn, O Mac Gloinn (0-2), N Ó Dochartaigh, K Mac Gloinn, Jordan Ó Dónaill, Jaime Ó Dónaill, S Sharkey-Smith (0-3), C Mac Monagail (1-2), E Ó Fearaíl (1-0), D Mac Laifeartaigh, T Ó Longa.
Subs : L Mac Gloinn (0-2, 0-1 free)