Monday 27 January 2020

Flynn torments Louth

Donegal 3-24 Louth 1-17

Clare were far too strong for Limerick
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Donegal booked their place in the division final against Tyrone after a convincing victory over Louth at Darver.

Ardal McDermott's side were favourites going into this game against a winless Louth and after a slow start they took the lead in the 10th minute through a David Flynn goal.

To Louth's credit they finished the half strongly with David Stephenson smashing the ball into the net to make it 1-10 to 2-9 at the break.

However, Donegal had a stiff breeze at their backs for the second-half and used it well, Flynn scoring seven points in 15 minutes.

Louth rallied late on but the men from Donegal were not to be denied.

Scorers- Donegal: D Flynn 3-13 (9fs); D Cullen (1f), B Lafferty 0-3; C Melaugh 0-2; R McDermott, N Cleary, S Curran 0-1 each. Louth: G Smyth 0-10 (9fs); D Stephenson 1-1; G Kerrigan 0-2; S Conneelly, D Kettle, P McCormack and D Murphy 0-1 each.

Donegal - P Burns 6; A Stokes 7, J Donnelly 7, P Doherty 7; R Kee 7, J Boyle 7, C Finn 7; D Cullen 7, S Gillespie 6; R McDermott 6, N Cleary 6, B Lafferty 7; J De Ward 7, C Melaugh 7, D Flynn 9. Subs: S Curran 7 for Gillespie (56), D Lafferty 6 for Burns (58), P Wilson 6 for Stokes (58), C Doherty N/A for Kee (64), P Nelson N/A for Lafferty (64).

Lourth - S Hackett 6; M Wallace 5, M Lyons 6, C Matthews 6; S Kettle 5, P McCormack 6, C Griffin 5; S Conneelly 6, D Murphy 6; G Kerrigan 6, G Smyth 7, B Stephenson 5; M Ryan 5, D Kettle 6, D Stephenson 6. Subs: M Byrne 6 for B Stephenson (48), P McCarthy 5 for D Stephenson (59).

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