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Our Lady’s Castleblayney 3 v Deele College, Donegal 1 – Match Report

Drumillard was the venue for this dramatic encounter between two strong sides. Our Lady’s were the team who opened the scoring via a composed finish from Alex McGinnity who slotted the ball past the Deele College keeper just 20 minutes in. Our Lady’s held out well, defending Donegal's constant pressure right through to half time.

Our Lady’s dominated the majority of the second half and showed heroic defending at times. However, with 10 minutes left on the clock, Deele College were awarded an indirect free kick just metres from the Our Lady’s goal. The free kick was taken quickly and the Deele College striker made no mistake in slotting the ball into the back of the Our Lady’s net. The game goes to extra time.

To their credit, the Our Lady’s boys never dropped their heads and showed great resilience by coming out firing in extra time. Mid-way through the first half of extra-time, Our Lady's central defensive midfielder, Hakeem Farrag, scored a brilliant well-taken goal from just outside Deele College’s 16 yard box. This goal gave the Our Lady’s boys a lot of confidence and with five minutes left of extra-time, McGinnity finished smartly to score his second goal of the day and give Our Lady’s a well-deserved insurance goal and with that, an impressive 3 -1 win against this strong Donegal side.

The Our Lady’s boys progress to the next round of the Ulster Cup, which will be played in a few weeks’ time.


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