DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL REPORT: CLINICAL ST EUNAN’S DISPOSE OF FOUR MASTERS WITH EASE

first_imgRory Kavanagh was immense for St Eunan’s in their Donegal SFC victory over Four Masters at Mac Cumhaill Park.St Eunan’s have sent out a real message of intent following their excellent Donegal SFC quarter-final victory over Four Masters at Mac Cumhaills Park this evening.St Eunan’s were utterly ruthless throughout, and disposed of the challenge of Four Masters with ease.Maxi Curran’s side have shown they’re genuine contenders to win the Donegal SFC outright and they’ll take some stopping on the evidence of this showing. Four Masters are an excellent side, and they have a hugely talented and experienced squad.However, they’ll be desperately disappointed with their performance, and the fact they just didn’t give a good account of themselves.In truth, they never turned up and St Eunan’s exploited that and delivered an assured, clinical and impressive performance to book their place in the semi-finals.St Eunan’s got off to a great start and raced into an early lead thanks to points from Conall Dunne, Conor Gibbons and well-taken goal from Rory Carr. Gibbons then added a trio of scores, before Rory Kavanagh got in on the act to make it 1-06 to 0-00 as the clock ticked towards half-time.Four Masters finally scored their first point in the 29th minute from a free by Michael Doherty, he added another in first-half stoppage time before Connie Doherty blew for the half-time whistle.Remarkably with blanket defences all the rage in this year’s Donegal SFC, all of St Eunan’s scores in the first-half were from play.Half-time score St Eunan’s 1-06 Four Masters 0-02There was then some unsavoury scenes, as a melee broke out at the end of the half which lasted for a couple of minutes. There was disgraceful scenes as players traded punches and kicks during the mass brawl.It was finally resolved and two players were issued with yellow cards.St Eunan’s maintained their dominance in the second-half with Rory Kavanagh, Gibbons and Donnacha Gallagher all adding scores.Four Masters responded through Michael Doherty from a couple of placed balls, but they never really threatened St Eunan’s. They were heavy reliant on Michael Doherty who scored six of their seven points, (five from frees) Sean O’Kennedy got their other score from play.St Eunan’s capitalized on a Paul Durcan error in injury-time and that score only added to the woe for Four Masters.On the basis of this evidence 2012 champions St Eunan’s will be hard to be stopped again this year.Final score St Eunan’s 2-10 Four Masters 0-07DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL REPORT: CLINICAL ST EUNAN’S DISPOSE OF FOUR MASTERS WITH EASE was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal SFCfour mastersGAAnewsSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

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Monument to the Stanley Cup unveiled in Ottawa on Saturday

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau predicts a monument in Ottawa to the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup will become a major attraction in the national capital.In an interview Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada, Trudeau said the Lord Stanley Gift Monument will be part of what people want to see when they visit Ottawa.The monument was formally unveiled on Saturday at a ceremony attended by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and local MP David McGuinty and members of the hockey community.The federal government provided $2.15 million toward the cost of erecting the monument to the Stanley Cup, which was given in 1892 as a gift by Lord Stanley, Canada’s sixth Governor General.The unveiling also coincides with Canada 150 celebrations and the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League.In the Hockey Night in Canada interview that was done in advance of Saturday’s unveiling, Trudeau, wearing a No. 4 Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens jersey, said few symbols bring Canada together like the Stanley Cup.“It has a weight of symbolism and strength of binding our country together that very few material symbols do,” Trudeau said.Trudeau also said it would be great if there were more NHL teams in Canada but he added it’s not the federal government’s role to “push hard” on professional sports.Trudeau says his 10-year-old son Xavier has started playing hockey and loves it, so the prime minister says he is spending more time in arenas, but he never developed roots in hockey when he as a boy.“Much more a skiing family than a hockey family, my dad wasn’t a big fan of the arenas early in the morning on the weekends,” Trudeau joked.last_img read more

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