2012 Donegal Senior Football Championship

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2012 Donegal Senior Football Championship
Winners
Donegal Champions St. Eunan's (13th win)
Captain Micheál Martin
Manager Eamon O'Boyle,
Brendan Devenney,
Michael McGeehin
Promotion/Relegation
Relegated team(s) N/A
Promoted team(s) ?
2011
2013

The 2012 Donegal Senior Football Championship was contested by senior Gaelic football clubs under the auspices of Donegal GAA.

Format[edit]

There was a preliminary round. The first round involved eight two-legged ties played home and away. The eight winning teams progressed to the quarter-finals from which the four winning teams progressed to the semi-finals from which the two winning teams progressed to the final.

The 2012 Senior Championship finished later than usual, postponed due to the Donegal senior inter-county team's involvement in the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, which they won on 23 September 2012. The 2012 Senior Championship got back underway a week later.[1] With interest in Gaelic football at an all-time high after the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, the Senior County Final was broadcast live nationwide on TG4.[2]

Draw[edit]

The draw for the first round (as well as a preliminary round) was made at the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta studios in Derrybeg.[3]

Bracket[edit]

Preliminary Round First Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
     
        Gaoth Dobhair 0-7
0-7
 
        Gleann Suilli 0-9
2-9
 
          Gleann Suilli 0-8  
        An Clochán Liath 2-7  
        An Clochán Liath 0-10
1-9
 
        Cloch Cheann Fhaola 0-7
0-9
 
          An Clochán Liath 0-6  
Chíll Chartha 2-11
0-15
    Naomh Adhamhnáin 3-6  
Malainn 0-6
0-10
    Chíll Chartha 1-8
10-1
2-5
 
        Naomh Adhamhnáin 1-5
1-12
2-8
 
        Naomh Adhamhnáin 2-15
        Na Cealla Beaga 0-7  
        Na Cealla Beaga 0-10
0-10
1-13
 
        Gaeil Fhanada 1-7
1-7
0-11
 
          Naomh Adhamhnáin 1-7
        Naomh Conaill 0-9
        Gleann Fhinne 0-8
2-9
0-8
        Bun Dobhrain 2-10
1-11
1-11
 
        Bun Dobhrain?  ?
        Naomh Conaill ?  
        Naomh Conaill 1-9
0-12
 
        Naomh Naille 0-3
0-6
 
        Naomh Conaill 0-9  
        Na Ceithre Maistiri 0-6  
        Ard an Rátha 0-7
0-11
0-5
     
        Na Ceithre Maistiri 0-9
1-7
0-12
     
        Na Ceithre Maistiri 0-9
1-15
        Naomh Mícheál 0-9
1-8
 
        Naomh Mícheál 3-19
1-15
        Seán Mac Cumhaill's 1-6
1-8
 
     

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

5 May 2012
18:30
Chíll Chartha 2-11 - 0-6 Malainn Pairc Tamnaigh, Kilcar
Referee: Line: J. White/A. Mullen

2 June 2012
19:00
Malainn 0-10 - 0-15 Chíll Chartha Malin
Referee: Line: J. O'Donnell/P. McKeever

First round[edit]

First leg[edit]

29 September 2012
17:00
An Clochán Liath 0-10 - 0-7 Cloch Cheann Fhaola Dungloe
Referee: Line: M. McGlinchey/A. Boyd

29 September 2012
17:00
Gaeil Fhanada 1-7 - 0-10 Na Cealla Beaga Pairc Ui Shiail, Portsalon
Referee: Line: J. McGinley/B. Trearty

30 September 2012
15:00
Ard an Rátha 0-7 - 0-9 Na Ceithre Maistiri Pairc na Phiarsaigh, Ardara
Referee: Line: P. McGowan/J. Brennan

30 September 2012
15:00
Bun Dobhrain 2-10 - 0-8 Gleann Fhinne Gaelic Park, Bundoran
Referee: Line: G. O'Donnell/J. McGlanaghey

30 September 2012
15:00
Gaoth Dobhair 0-7 - 0-9 Gleann Suilli Machaire Gathlan
Referee: Line: L. McConigley/M. Dorrian

30 September 2012
15:00
Naomh Adhamhnáin 1-5 - 1-8 Chíll Chartha O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny
Referee: Line: P. Clifford/P. McGonilge

30 September 2012
15:00
Naomh Conaill 1-9 - 0-3 Naomh Naille Davy Brennan Memorial Park, Glenties
Referee: Line: A. Mullin/R. McGonigle

30 September 2012
15:00
Naomh Mícheál 3-19 - 1-6 Seán Mac Cumhaill's Pairc Naomh Mícheál
Referee: Line: P. McKeever/J. O'Donnell

Second leg[edit]

6 October 2012
17:00
Cloch Cheann Fhaola 0-9 - 1-9 An Clochán Liath Pairc Naomh Fionnan, Falcarragh
Referee: Line: L. McConaigley/M. Dorrian

6 October 2012
17:00
Na Cealla Beaga 0-10 - 1-7 Gaeil Fhanada Fintra
Referee: Line: M. McShane/C. Doherty

6 October 2012
17:00
Naomh Naille 0-6 - 0-12 Naomh Conaill Naomh Naille
Referee: Line: J. McGlanaghey/A. Mullin

6 October 2012
17:00
Seán Mac Cumhaill's 1-8 - 1-15 Naomh Mícheál MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey
Referee: Line: J. McGinley/B. Trearty

7 October 2012
15:00
Chíll Chartha 10-1 - 1-12 Naomh Adhamhnáin Pairc Tamnaigh, Kilcar
Referee: Line: A Mullin/T Gallagher

7 October 2012
15:00
Gleann Fhinne 2-9 - 1-11 Bun Dobhrain Pairc Ghleann Fhinne
Referee: Line: C. Doherty/C. Foy

7 October 2012
15:00
Gleann Suilli 2-9 - 0-7 Ghaoth Dobhair Gleann Suilli
Referee: Line: D. Langan/E. McFeeley

7 October 2012
15:00
Na Ceithre Maistiri 1-7 - 0-11 Ard an Rátha Na Ceithre Maistiri
Referee: Line: E. McHale/R. McCallig

Play off/ extra time[edit]

10 October 2012
20:00
Gaeil Fhanada 0-11 - 1-13 Na Cealla Beaga MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey

10 October 2012
20:00
Gleann Fhinne 0-8 - 1-11 Bun Dobhrain Ard a Ratha

11 October 2012
20:00
Ard an Rátha 0-5 - 0-12 Na Ceithre Maistiri MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey

11 October 2012
20:00
Chíll Chartha 2-5 - 2-8 Naomh Adhamhnáin Naomh Mhuire - Convoy

Quarter-finals[edit]

13 October 2012
16:30
Gleann Suilli 0-8 - 2-7 An Clochán Liath O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny

14 October 2012
15:45
Gleann Fhinne 1-10 - 0-5 Bun Dobhrain MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey

14 October 2012
15:45
Na Ceithre Maistiri 0-9 - 0-9 Naomh Mícheál O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny

14 October 2012
17:15
Naomh Adhamhnáin 2-15 - 0-7 Na Cealla Beaga MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey

Quarter-final replay[edit]

18 October 2012
20:00
Na Ceithre Maistiri 1-15 - 1-8 Naomh Mícheál MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey

Semi-finals[edit]

20 October 2012
20:00
An Clochán Liath 0-6 - 3-6 Naomh Adhamhnáin MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey
Report

21 October 2012
16:00
Naomh Conaill 0-9 - 0-6 Na Ceithre Maistiri O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny
Referee: M. McShane (Kilcar)
D. Molloy (0-5, 1f),
D. Gallagher (0-2, 1f),
J. O'Malley (0-1),
C. Thompson (0-1)
Report M. Doherty (0-4, 2f, one 45),
S. Keeney (0-1),
C. McMonagle (0-1)

Final[edit]

Naomh Adhamhnáin defeated Naomh Conaill in the final, held at MacCumhail Park in Ballybofey on 4 November 2012.[4][5] The decisive goal in the final was scored by young Lee McMonagle in the 50th minute of the game, following a layoff from full-forward Ross Wherity, who received the ball via a long pass from Rory Kavanagh.[6] The teams were level on many occasions until Mark McGowan scored the winning point in freak circumstances. Brendan McDyre of opponents Naomh Conaill attempted to backpass to his goalkeeper Stephen McGrath only for the ball to drift out for a '45'. McGowan stepped up to punish.[7] As the game ended he was photographed celebrating—stooped, wild-eyed with open mouth, sweat-soaked, bare thighs tensed, veins throbbing, mud-stained legs apart and clenched fists turned upwards.[8] As Donegal Champions, Eunan's progressed to the Ulster quarter-final the following week, where they were defeated by Crossmaglen Rangers at Armagh's Athletic Grounds.[9]

4 November 2012
16:00
Naomh Conaill 0-9 - 1-7 Naomh Adhamhnáin MacCumhail Park, Ballybofey
Referee: R. O'Donnell
L. McMonagle 1-1,
M. McGowan 0-2 (1 '45'),
R. Kavanagh 0-1,
C. Gibbons 0-1 (f),
S. McVeigh 0-1,
C. Dunne 0-1
D. Gallagher 0-5 (3f),
D. Molloy 0-2 (1f),
L. Thompson 0-1,
L. McLoone 0-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAA: County Championship results". Donegal Daily. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "From Sam Maguire to Dr Maguire – St Eunan's and Naomh Conaill do battle in County Final". Donegal Daily. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. A huge crowd is expected at MacCumhaill Park at a time when gaelic games in the county have never had a higher profile. Nothing beats being there, as the GAA slogan goes, but for the neutrals who can't be in Ballybofey, the game is live on TG4 from throw-in at 4pm. 
  3. ^ McNulty, Chris (18 February 2012). "Glenswilly-Gaoth Dobhair the stand-out tie". Donegal News. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "DDTV: Video highlights of St. Eunan's win in the County Final". Donegal Daily. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mark McGowan the scoring hero as St Eunan's crowned Donegal SFC champions". The Score. 5 November 2012. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "McMonagle's goal turns the tide for Eunan's". Donegal Democrat. Johnston Press. 4 November 2012. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Keys, Colm (5 November 2012). "Eunan's survive storm". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Keys, Colm (5 November 2012). "Eunan's accept Glenties gift in freak finish to Donegal final". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  9. ^ Keys, Colm (12 November 2012). "Cross play it their way to thwart Eunan's". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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