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Senior Football
04 November 2019
Seniors Final (1).jpg
Seniors Final (1).jpg

Congratulations to our senior squad who made history on Saturday night by winning the first ever Ulster Championship game to be decided by a penalty shootout, beating Rock St Patrick’s of Tyrone 4-3 in the shootout after the game ended 1-14 to 2-11 after extra time.

Our lads will now face Monaghan Champions, Blackhill in the Ulster Junior Club Football Championship Final with the details to be confirmed.

A first minute point from Darrach O’Connor put our lads in front but the next 4 points all came from Rock and it was in the 18th minute before we struck again. John Campbell scored a goal quickly followed by a point from Darrach O’Connor to put Buncrana in front by 1 point. The last 10 minutes of the first half saw an exchange of points however; Buncrana went in a point down at the break; Buncrana 1-4 Rock St. Patrick’s 0-8

At the start of the second half Odhran Doherty levelled the game again. There was then another exchange of points and with 10 minutes played it was still level. A big moment came then when Buncrana keeper Harry Doherty made an excellent save from a Padraig Ward shot to keep them in the game. With 3 minutes left on the clock Buncrana took the lead by a John Campbell point. Then a Darrach O’Connor point doubled the lead. An altercation then broke out which saw Rock having a man sent off and Buncrana getting Harry Doherty and William Mc Laughlin black carded. After this there was a long spell of injury time which saw Caolan Mc Gonagle putting Buncrana 3 points in front, but a goal in the 10th minute on injury time saw Rock draw level. At the whistle it was; Buncrana 1-11 Rock St. Patrick’s 1-11

A goal from Rock was the only score in the first period of extra time, half time score was; Buncrana 1-11 Rock St. Patrick’s 2-11

In the second period of extra time, a point from Ryan Bradley and 2 from John Campbell saw the game go the historic first ever Ulster Club Championship penalty shootout!

Full Time score was; Buncrana 1-14 Rock St. Patrick’s 2-11 Buncrana then won 4-3 on penalties.

Buncrana Scorers; John Campbell 1-7, Darrach O’Connor 0-3, Odhran Doherty 0-2, Caolan Mc Gonagle 0-1 and Ryan Bradley 0-1.

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