The first Senior Championship in Ulster threw in at the weekend.
Donegal started their competition, which is run as a round robin group event.
There were no major surprises but plenty of good football.
The champions Glenswilly had a comfortable start to their defence, beating Ardara by five. Last year’s beaten finalists Kilcar, won against Gaoth Dobhair.
St Eunan’s beat an understrength Four Masters, Naomh Conaill won against Dungloe, St Michael’s got the better of MacCumhaill’s, Bundoran were 13 points better than Malin, And Termon beat Naomh Muire on Saturday night.
Among the incidents of note was the goal by Ardara’s CJ Molloy, which was caught on video, and many regard as being a possible winner of the goal of the championship.
Here is some of the reaction which was on Twitter:
— Glenswilly GAA (@GaaGlenswilly) May 7, 2017
Goal of the season contender from CJ Molloy after 15 seconds of the second half. Glenswilly 0-9 Ardara 1-4 and she’s getting heated
— Ryan Ferry (@RFerry92) May 7, 2017
After watching Kilcar his first club champo game today he has the ball in Hand..We’re starting… https://t.co/VtVBBpPQ9I
— Mark McHugh (@MarkMcHugh1) May 7, 2017
Day out with the wee man to support Gaoth Dobhair on championship Sunday first one off in nearly 20years😁 pic.twitter.com/TVaBN8Div1
— Kevin Cassidy (@KCASS7) May 7, 2017
I’ve a rule that anytime I lose a championship game I have to watch Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin. A tight penance.
— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) May 7, 2017
— Daragh Gallagher (@DaraghG13) May 7, 2017
Now that’s Championship weather pic.twitter.com/lOHYQyISDM
— Naomh Conaill GAA (@NaomhConaillGAA) May 7, 2017
Malin travelled to Bundoran today in the Donegal SFC – a 180 mile round trip. Must be biggest distance between two teams in one county? #GAA
— Cahair O’Kane (@CahairOKane1) May 7, 2017
Kevin Cassidy believes that Donegal can still come through their ‘Super 8’ group despite the loss of Paddy McBrearty.
GAELIC Life columnist Kevin Cassidy fully expects Donegal to end Fermanagh’s quest for a first Ulster title on Sunday.