Donegal New York (@1.72) vs Sligo New York (@2.37)

Our Prediction:

Donegal New York will win

Donegal New York – Sligo New York Match Prediction | 25-08-2019

Both sides finished with a brace, Culhane and Langan for Kerry, while Mikey Brosnan, Barnabass chief score-getter replied for the Bronx Boys. Gearoid Kennedy calmly slid a penalty to the net after Kieran Bennett was upended. However the Bronx Boys came off the ropes for the last ten minutes with a Dylan Curran point being the call for renewed action. Mikey Brosnan added another point before Referee Pat Donoghue correctly awarded another penalty, but quickly cancelled it as Barnabas were guilty of indiscipline.

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Danny Sutcliffe was an All-Star hurler with Dublin; Tom Cunniffe won five Connacht medals with Mayo; captain Gerard McCartan played for Down; Ross Wherity for Donegal; and vice-captain Vinny Cadden is a former Sligo keeper. New York have lost Brian Connor and Luke Loughlin through cruciate injuries while Johnny Glynn has returned to the Galway hurlers. Justin OHallorans New York feature prominent names.

At the other end keeper Jen Moran came to the rescue with a superb save from Ruane, while Catherine Brady was on hand to pick up the rebound. Alisha Jordan let go with a rasper but Moran parried it to safety. The siege on Cavans defense was finally lifted by Mairead Ruane as a great individual effort ended with a point. Then Paula Clarke spotted Alisha Jordan inside Kerry/Donegals defense, and delivered a great pass inside, Soon Jordan had the twines bulging and Cavan went in leading by 1-1 to 0-3 at the break. On resumption Kerry/Donegal regained the lead with a Loretta Cunningham goal after a pass from Courtney Traenor. Congrats to Michelle McVann and Mike Graney as they will stroll down the aisle on Saturday. Kerry/ Donegal started well as Kelly Roche opened the scoring after a good pass from Loretta Cunningham. Courtney Traenor followed with another point, but a goal was also on. Kelly Donoghue closed out the scoring for Cavan, while Linda McKeon saw her long distance free hop over the bar as Kerry/Donegal were deserving winners as they played with much greater pace and purpose. Soon they lead was 1-6 to 1-1, but Kelly Donoghue pointed after Ruane set her up. Kerry/Donegal kept the pressure on with resolute defending by OKeefe, Brady, McVann and company, while Roche and Traenor were making and getting scores. Kerry/Donegal certainly maintained their firm grasp on the Annie Keaney Cup as they saw off the challenge of Cavan in the final. Indeed Moran executed several crucial saves as she dealt with shots that came in high and low. Then another strong run by Kelly Roche was illegally impeded, and Loretta Cunningham punished the indiscretion with a point. They have a well-established dynasty as this was their seventh consecutive title.

In the opening ten minutes the exchanges were fairly even as both teams put four points on the board, but Sligo could have been further ahead as Pat Guerin saved brilliantly from a Cawley penalty. Meanwhile Sligo threw down a major marker as they had an emphatic victory over Kerry in the senior league final. Kerry edged ahead with points from Keith Quinn and Darragh Carmody, but Mickey Lenaghan pointed a free to keep Sligo on their tail. Crucial to that victory was the performance of Kyle Cawley up front and their supremacy at midfield.

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The Kingdom led by 2-5 to 0-2 midway before Barnabas regained their composure to run off four consecutive points from Kevin Rafferty, Mikey Brosnan, Dylan Curran and Dion Norney. Kerry finished the period strongly as Langan (2) and Brendan Flavin pointed to leave them ahead by 2-8 to 0-7 at the break as Norney pointed a Barnabas free. On resumption Kerry were still calling the shots as they hit over six points with Langan and Culhane being the chief flag raisers, while Barnabas had a brace from young Brosie.

New York dont enter the All-Ireland qualifiers but you can guarantee that should they lose, Sligo will want to take the benefit of their second chance. Depending on who wins in Gaelic Park, the whole Championship structure will be completely different. Sure, a preliminary round qualifier shouldnt be a big deal, but it would mean changing the calendar for the entire year. That would mean an uneven number of teams (17) entering the first round of the qualifiers. Now a Sligo defeat is unlikely, but in this day and age (or any day and age in fairness) having a scenario where one team has to win to stop the whole competition from descending into farce is beyond crazy.

Senan Price and Shane Reid got two back for the Gaels before Danny Fox and Shane Reid hit over to leave Barnabas ahead by 0-5 to 0-3 midway in the period. St. A youthful and slick-moving St. Indeed the OConnor brothers combined for the first four points with good deliveries from Kevin Rafferty, Gearoid Kennedy, Dylan Curran and company. Barnabas were very much in the driving seat as penetrative runs ended in fouls which Mikey Brosnan tapped over to open up a five point gap. Barnabas side, anchored by the seasoned OConnor brothers, Kenny and Ray, retained their junior B league title.

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The former Yeats county player raced right through the Kerry defense and this time Guerin had no chance with the blistering shot to the corner of the net. Last year Sligo won the double at intermediate level, with this performance they look to be on target for the double at senior level. Sligo had a great start to the second half as Tony Donnelly announced his presence with a point, plus Rob Gorman and Lenaghan weighed in with minors. At the other end, Jack Savage, Kerrys main marksman, hit over a brace. Sligo were now playing the game very much on their terms and would comfortably add another four points while limiting the Kingdom to a point from Jack Savage. Lenaghan was still busy tapping over another point before the score of the match arrived, a superb goal from Cawley. Then Sligo hit the turbo-charge as Donnelly blasted to the net after Ger McCullagh delivered an inch-perfect pass.

Barnabas jumped into an early lead in the Junior A league final with points from Ryan Kerly and Dylan Curran, it was short lived. Though St. Neither was their case helped as many of them had played in the earlier game, plus corner forward Killian Langan tortured them with points from frees and open play. The Bronx Boys gifted Kerry a needless penalty which David Culhane scored, and Sean Liddy steered a poor clearance to the net for goal number two.