Donegal Town Ladies RFC play first match at The Holmes

Donegal Town Ladies RFC play first match at The Holmes
Donegal Town Ladies RFC played their first ever game at the Holmes last Saturday against Letterkenny RFC Ladies.

Donegal Town Ladies RFC played their first ever game at the Holmes last Saturday against Letterkenny RFC Ladies.

Donegal Town 12

Letterkenny 24

The ladies walked out of the clubhouse cheered on by the many supporters who had turned up for

the historical event. From the outset both teams demonstrated great strength and motivation.

Letterkenny were first to break the try line at 15 minutes. Donegal’s response was quick equalising

the score through a tactical drill set up from the back of a scrum by scrum half Linda Kenny and No.

10 Laura Kenny invoving the rest of the backline in the form of Dunnion A, Cunningham and Graham,

and which allowed Helen McPartland to break through a strong defence and over the line for hte

firstever home try!

Letterkenny, the more experienced team on the day went on to score a further

three tries. Donegal displayed excellent offloading, rucking and some great tackling. Donegal, despite

the score line, never let the pressure of the big game get to them and fought to the end scoring the

final try in the game.

Excellent teamwork demonstrated from the fronts, Britton, Connaghan,

Dunnion, Cannon, McGlinchey, Deane and McCormick allowed Donegal to make many yards and

Leanne Wray forced her way over the try line form a break from the back of a ruck in the last

minutes of the game. It was a score their passion, tenacity and teamwork deserved.

Donegal Ladies showed the enthusiasm and determination they have for the game and great

potential considering it was only their third game.

Big thanks to everyone involved with the team, in particular a very proud Coach, Gareth McMurray,

the many supporters who turned out on the day and our local referee Gary Prenderville. The two

bottles of champagne presented by Club President added the last bit of fizz to a great day.

Donegal Ladies: Elaine Britton, Tracey Connaghan, Michelle Dunnion, Nao Cannon, Claire McGlnchey, Joanne McCormack, Abbey Deane, Leanne Wray (Capt.), Linda Kenny, Laura Kenny, Helen McPartland,

Amanda Dunnion, Martina Cunningham, Claire Graham.