OLD RIVALS CLASH AS KILLYBEGS FACE KILCAR IN DONEGAL SFC

first_imgGAA: Killybegs and Kilcar are two clubs with a decorated history in the Donegal SFC and the pair clash in what should be a cracking game this weekend. In the late 80’s and early 90’s both clubs dominated the club championship scene and faced each other in TWO finals. Killybegs won FIVE titles between 1988 and 1996, while Kilcar won TWO titles in 1989 and 1993.It’s now been 22 years since Kilcar last lifted the Dr Maguire and 19 years since the fishermen brought the famous cup into the port in Killybegs.However, there is now a feeling across the county that Kilcar have a genuine opportunity to finally bridge that gap.With the calibre of players at their disposal it’s easy to see why many bookmakers have made them favourites to win the Donegal SFC. Patrick McBrearty, Ryan McHugh, Mark McHugh, Eoin McHugh and Ciaran McGinley are all on the Donegal panel.With Michael Hegarty still pulling the strings and Stephen McBrearty and Mark Sweeney assisting him they have quality all over the pitch.They earned a comfortable win over Naomh Muire in their group opener and are hotly tipped to defeat their local rivals this weekend.Killybegs have been badly hit by emigration and have been without the services of quality duo Paul McGinley and Shane ‘Baker’ Boyle for the last couple of years.While former Donegal player Jason Noctor is in the USA playing GAA for the summer and will also miss this weekend’s clash.However, despite the fact they’ve been hit by emigration it was only TWO years ago Killybegs reached the Donegal SFC final. They were heavily beaten on the day by a rampant Glenswilly side but they also reached the Donegal SFC final in 2010 and have a superb championship pedigree.With local pride on the line this weekend Killybegs won’t be found wanting and they’ll make it very difficult for Kilcar.However, with the quality of Patrick McBrearty inside Kilcar should have a little too much firepower for Killybegs.Verdict: Kilcar OLD RIVALS CLASH AS KILLYBEGS FACE KILCAR IN DONEGAL SFC was last modified: August 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsSportlast_img read more