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Magic Scenes In Donegal As St Eunan's Cause Major Shock In Hurling Final

Magic Scenes In Donegal As St Eunan's Cause Major Shock In Hurling Final
By PJ Browne
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St Eunan's won their first Donegal Senior Hurling Championship title since 1972 with a shock victory over reigning champions Setanta on Saturday.

The Letterkenny side - losers of three finals to Setanta in the previous four years - won the game 2-9 to 0-14. The victory was a particular surprise as Setanta, aiming to win their third consecutive title, had beaten St Eunan's by 24 points earlier in the championship.

"This is a long time coming," St Eunan's manager Eugene Organ told Highland Radio.

"I'm here in this club 20 years, and we've had a lot of close days, and a lot of disappointing days. Today, all that is washed away. I can't explain the emotions, it's just fantastic.


"The league [title win] was very important to us. I got to see a lot of players. It was my first year in management.

"I said we were going to go back to basics. We're going to do the simple things right, and we're going to build, and build, and build. That's what we did. Winning a small bit of silverware brings a great buzz around the place. That was a stepping stone."

St Eunan's shock Setanta in Donegal SHC final

Organ added that his side's workrate was key to Saturday's win.


"We came up with a plan," he said.

"We watched them play here. We had that championship defeat in here, and I swore to them lads that day that I'd never again set up a team that's going to get beaten like that. We targeted a few of their players. And them lads worked their socks off for me today. They just gave everything for that jersey, and I'm so, so proud of them."

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