The following info was presented to me by a friend and fellow Donegal Association of NY colleague, Ira Goldman. If you would like to get involved with the Donegal NY GAA, you may contact him at the address below or follow on FaceBook.
Only one ball got past St. Michael’s product James McFadden but that shot to the net was the difference as Rockland nipped Donegal NY for the Junior League crown. The final looked to be more of a romp for the lads from across the Hudson River as the half-time whistle saw them with a 1-6 to 2 point lead. Helped by several saves from McFadden and multiple points each by Daniel Shovlin, Brian Giveney, and Kevin Lilly, the Donegal squad clawed back to within two points as solid defense held Rockland to only 2 points in the second stanza. A disputed red card reduced Donegal to 14 and untimely wides presaged the final score. With nothing to be ashamed of from the League campaign, Donegal looks to make the Rockland manager’s prediction come true, that the two sides may well face off again in toe NY championship final.