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Social Media Reaction – Kilcar make their mark

Patrick McBrearty scored 0-8 for Kilcar

Kilcar’s first bow in the Ulster Club Senior Football championship in 24 years saw them make a big statement by beating Scotstown.

The Monaghan champions, who lost the 2015 final to Crossmaglen, were outclassed by Kilcar, who won 1-16 to 1-6 at Clones. Paddy McBrearty was their main scorer, hitting 0-8 while Eoin McHugh grabbed thir goal, and Ryan McHugh scored 0-5.

Only one Donegal team has won the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship’s 49 year history; St Joseph’s in 1975. Most recently Glenswilly reached the final in 2013, but lost to Ballinderry, and in 2010 Glenties reached the decider but lost to Crossmaglen.

Kilcar haven’t played in Ulster for 24 years, but they played like they belonged there.

In fact it was the manner of their performance that impressed fans. Kilcar had been lambasted for playing a dire county final against Naomh Conaill, but against Scotstown yesterday they played exciting attacking football, and were easy winners. The fans on social media were keen to point that out.

Their next test is a game against Slaughtneil in a fortnight’s time, who beat Omagh St Enda’s on Saturday night.

 

 

 

John Joe Kearney has praised the fighting attitude of the Slaughtneil team.

Donegal fans expressed their frustration at Rory Gallagher's managerial performance.

This forward may have lost, but he did score well.

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