The Saints Get The First Silverwear of The Season


    St. Catherine's played Donegal Town in the Area Final in Emerald Park on Sunday, so both teams were looking for the first bit of silverware of the new season, both teams started the game very well, it was the Saints that created the first chance of the game with Gary Cunningham having the first chance but he saw his shot go wide of the goals.


Donegal had their first shot at the Saints goal but it was well saved by the Saints goalkeeper Anthony O Hara, Brandon Mc Ginley got the ball on the right hand side of the field and he put in a great cross into the Donegal Town six yard box but the Saints strikers could not get on the end of the cross, Donegal then had a chance in the Saints area when from a corner when John Paul Byrne headed over the Saints crossbar.  Then on thirty six minutes Brandon Mc Ginley got the ball and he ran at the Donegal defence and he got inside the box and he was fouled in the penalty area and the Saints were given a penalty, Jason Noctor stepped up to hit the penalty and he Cooley put the penalty into the back of the Donegal net to put the Saints one nil up.

 The Saints could have gone two nil up when David Conwell had a chance but it went wide of the Donegal goals, and that’s how it stayed till half time.  The second half started and it was the Saints that were the quickest off the mark when on forty seven mins Brandon Mc Ginley got the ball outside the Donegal town box and he hit a shot and it went into the bottom corner of the Donegal Town net and the Saints were two nil up.  Donegal then had to take chances and try and get back into the game and they created some chances but they could not find the net.  Gary Cunningham had a chance for the Saints but his effort went wide of the Donegal goals, Donegal had a chance to get on the score sheet when Ted Bustard had a chance but it went wide, with the game nearly over David Conwell got on the score sheet for the Saints in the last minute when he hit an unstoppable shot from outside the box and it went into the top corner of the Donegal net to make the final score three nil to the Saints.

 Best for the Saints were Brandan Mc Ginley Jason Noctor; best for Donegal Town were John Paul Byrne, Ted Bustard. 









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