McBrearty impresses on Kilcar return

April 08, 2019

Kilcar's Patrick McBrearty with Aiden McDevitt of Glenswilly.
©INPHO/Kieran Murray.

Paddy McBrearty scored four points yesterday in his first game for club or county since undergoing surgery on a cruciate ligament injury last summer.

After taking part in the warm-up before Donegal's Allianz Football League Division 2 final victory over Meath nine days ago, the sharpshooter started Kilcar's Division 1 league opener against Glenswilly in Towney at full forward and finished the game with four points, including three from frees.

Despite missing Ryan McHugh, who is nursing a knee injury, Kilcar prevailed on a 2-13 to 2-8 scoreline, with Michael Murphy accounting for 1-5 (1-0 penalty and 0-3 '45s) of the losers' tally.

McBrearty's return to fitness is a huge boost to Donegal ahead of their opening Ulster SFC defence against Fermanagh next month.


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