Fermanagh SFC final: Ederney end 52-year wait

September 27, 2020

Former Fermanagh All-Star Martin McGrath. ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Ederney 2-8

Derrygonnelly 1-6

A man-of-the-match performance from former All-Star Marty McGrath helped Ederney towards their first Fermanagh SFC title in 52 years, denying Derrygonnelly a six-in-a-row in the process.

The first-half was a scrappy affair, at the end of which Ederney led by 1-5 to 1-1. Micheal Glynn's 6th minute goal gave the holders the early initiative but that was cancelled out by a Mark McCauley penalty for the St Joseph's outfit.

Derrygonnelly were dealt a blow in the 40th minute when midfielder Stephen McGullion was sent off. They brought the margin down to three in the closing stages, only to be pegged back by a second Ederney goal from Sean Cassidy.

Ederney - C Snow; M Maguire, S McElrone, P Maguire; Declan McCusker, F Gillen, J Britton (0-1); M McGrath (0-1), C McGee; P McKervey, M McCauley, (1-2, 1-0pen), Paul McCusker (0-1); L Harron, S Cassidy (1-2), R Morris (0-1). Subs: E Cassidy for J Britton, D Deazley for P McKervey, E Ferris for R Morris, O McGee for C McGee, Darren McCusker for S Cassidy. 

Derrygonnelly - J Kelly; A McKenna, T Daly, M Jones; L Jones, Gareth McGovern, G McGinley; Stephen McGullion (0-1), R Jones; E McHugh, C Jones (0-3f), D Cassidy; M Glynn (1-2, 0-2f), Gavin McGovern, G McKenna. Subs: J Love for Gareth McGovern, K Cassidy for Gavin McGovern, Shane McGullion for G McKenna, R McHugh for G McGinley, S Gilroy for D Cassidy.

Referee - N Cullen.

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