On a fine sunny day in Fr. Tierney park in Ballyshannon the home side recorded their ninth win of the season against the visiting table toppers, Naomh Muire.
In a game that was end to end in the opening period it was Naomh Muire that got on the scoreboard first with a fine effort on ten minutes from half forward Harry Harden. The teams were level two minutes later when Michael ward popped over Aodh Ruadh's opening point from 20 yards out. The home side edged ahead four minutes later when former county man, Brian Roper got his first point of the day with a fine left foot shot. Dara White, playing at centre half forward levelled matters three minutes later with a well worked point, before Tom McHugh put Naomh Muire back in front with another point two minutes later. Harry Harden was on the scoreboard again while Roper fired over his second to leave the halftime score Aodh Ruadh 0-03 Naomh Muire 0-04.
Playing against the slight breeze in the second half Aodh Ruadh levelled matter in the opening minute with a point from their corner forward. Aidi O Gara who was wearing number 2, but who was roaming out around the middle then scored a point from all of 50 metres to edge Naomh Muire back in front. Six minutes in and Harry Harden notched his third point to stretch the visitor's lead to two on six minutes. Aodh Ruadh's midfielder then scored to narrow the margin again before Sean 'The Yank' Boyle landed a nice point on thirteen mintues to push Naomh Muire back to two points up. Aodh Ruadh then hit a purple patch where they scored six points in seven minutes, leaving them four points up with five minutes to play. Naomh Muire captain, Owenie McGarvey reduced the deficit with a long range point, while Harry Harden added another with two minutes to go. Those points where cancelled out by Aodh Ruadh in the closing stages and the final gap remained four points. The final scoreline was Aodh Ruadh 0-13 Naomh Muire 0-09.
In the earlier reserve game, table toppers Aodh Ruadh had a comfortable win on a scoreline of 4-16 to 1-05.