By Patrick Sharkey in O’Donnell Park,
Within the First minute, Four Masters brought their A-game but the shot went wide. A goal chance then went astray in the fourth minute. It took five minutes of constant lateral football from both sides before Callum Dunion converted a free to put Four Masters one point ahead. John Flannery was unlucky to have his goal chance be saved, but Four Masters still looked conformable. Dylan Mulholland then came to the rescue converting a Buncrana free.
Buncrana then got another point thanks to Dónal Og O’Brien. Dylan Mulholland was unlucky not to have his long-range shot go over in the 15th minute. Dylan Mulholland made up for it in the 16th minute firing over a free kick. It took until the 22nd minute but Conor McCahill got on the scoresheet for Four Masters scoring a goal. Another Dylan Mulholland point came with two minutes left of the first half putting Buncrana one point up. The half-time score read: Buncrana 0-5 Four Masters 1-1. It was a strong performance in midfield for Kevin Muldoon of Four Masters but a few more balls into the forwards and the Donegal Town lads could turn the game in their favour. Muldoon however showed everything he had by being able to stop into the hole and keep a good few Buncrana forwards quiet. Kevin showed his ability though to keep the half-backs in possession wearing blue.
Dónal Óg O’Brien and Jack Gill got themselves a goal each in the second half. to open up the scoring of the first two minutes in the second half. Connor McCahill then got a Four Masters pint before being cancelled out for a Daire McColgan point and goal for Buncrana. Daire McColgan then got himself another point in the 41st minute to put Buncrana 11 points ahead. Dylan Mulholland then converted another free kick and Buncrana got another point. Conor McCahill then managed to get another point from a Four Masters free. Kevin Muldoon probably wouldn’t get the same as the attackers working hard.
Dylan Mulholland however, converted a free kick to settle the deal and bring Buncrana ever closer to the All-County title. However, Kevin Muldoon then came out and got a goal for Four Masters with 10 minutes left. Conor MacCahill then managed to get another two masters points followed by Buncrana getting a point from Daire McColgan.
Dylan Mulholland then brought Buncrana into the game by getting a point before Kevin Dunnion got a Four Masters goal. Conor McCahill then however managed to get a Four Masters point which was cancelled out by Daire McColgan. Dylan Mulholland then managed to get his sixth point of the game to put Buncrana six points up with a minute left. The full- time score read Buncrana 3-12 Four Masters 3-6.
Buncrana scorers: Dylan Mulholland (0-5f, 0-2), Donal óg O Brien (1-1), Jack Gill (1-0), Daire McColgan (1-4)
Four Masters scorers: Callum Dunnion (1-0,0-1 f), Conor McCahill (1-2, 0-3f), Kevin Muldoon (1-0)