St Eunan's are back in the Donegal Senior Club Championship for the first time in two years following their one point win over St Michael's. last night in Ballybofey.
In a high quality encounter and the best game so far in this season's in the championship Rory Kavanagh and company dug out a victory against a well oiled St Michael's machine that were in the tie right the death.
It took two late points from Rory Kavanagh and Conor Gibbons, to finally seal the the win as St Eunan's twice came from four points down to shade it t the finish. Colm McFadden, who ended the game with a personal tally of four points had a last gasp chance to tie up the game. But his 45 metre strike -the last kick of the game - from way out on the left wing and close to the sideline dropped short and so without St Michael's chance to snatch a draw.
Brian McLaughlin after four minutes and Andrew Kelly, in the first minute of injury time hit the goals that sent St Michael's in 2-3 to 0-7 in front at half-time. McFadden and Kelly extended the St Michael's lead out to four points early in the second half before Darragh Mullgrew beat Mark Anthony McGinley for the St Eunan's goal, eight minutes into the new half.
Conall Dunne and Sean McVeigh followed with points as the O'Donnell Park men hit the front for the first time to lead 1-9 to 2-5.
While McFadden and Christy Toye, fired St Michael's back in front Gibbons and Kavanagh either side of a McFadden free pointed for St Eunan, before Gibbons brought the curtain down on the scoring five minutes from the end.
St Eunan's will now face either Glenswilly or Naomh Conaill who meet this afternoons at the O'Donnell Park, in the second semi-final.
Full Time: St Eunan's 1-12 St Michaels 2-8
St Eunan's Manager Maxi Curran spoke with Tom Comack after the game last night and was full of praise for his players.......
That Glenswilly v Noamh Conaill clash will be LIVE this afternoon on Highland Sunday Sport with Oisin Kelly and Martin McHugh.