Intermediate champions Burt lose in first round of Ulster


Ulster Intermediate Championship first round result: Burt v Bredagh (Co Down).

Two games in less than 24 hours proved too much for Intermediate champions Burt as they lost 2-10 to 0-3.

They won the Donegal Intermediate Football Championship on Saturday by beating Milford in extra time and took on Bredagh in the Ulster Intermediate Championship first round today.

But yesterday’s celebrations in Letterkenny’s O’Donnell Park were not repeated on Sunday.

The club’s fans will no doubt celebrate the Intermediate title after lifting it for the first time in their history, beating Milford by two points in the final replay.

It was a tough task against Bredagh for Burt who trailed by eight points at half-time: Burt 0-02 v 1-07 Bredagh.

They were playing in the wind and rain during a difficult against the Down champions and with 10 minutes to go, Bredagh were leading by nine points.

Bredagh, whose county final was three weeks ago, led by 10 points on a score of 0-03 to 1-10 as the match entered the last five minutes.

Diarmaid Doherty delivered this full-time match report to Sunday Sport presenter Chris Ashmore, beginning with the half-time scores…


Burt manager Ronan McLaughlin spoke afterwards with Diarmaid...