Five star McLaughlin lands Gaeltacht crown for Termon

Geraldine McLaughlin turned in a five star performance as she scored five goals and four points for Termon in the Donegal senior ladies Gaeltacht final on Sunday afternoon.

Geraldine McLaughlin turned in a five star performance as she scored five goals and four points for Termon in the Donegal senior ladies Gaeltacht final on Sunday afternoon.

Termon 6 -14

Glenfin 0-7

Report: James Trearty

In what was a virtuoso performance from the 2011 Donegal Player of the Year, McLaughlin was the real difference between the sides as Termon avenged last season’s championship defeat by Glenfin.

McLaughlin struck for the first of her goals as early as the third minute after she was sent clear by Roisin Friel. And they had 1-1 on the board with Roisin McCafferty landing the point before Karen Guthrie (2) and Anna Bradley got Glenfin up and running.

But with Maureen O’Donnell pointing and McLaughlin netting her second goal there was an air of inevitability about the outcome.

Laura McKenna and Anna Bradley kept the scoreboard ticking over for Glenfin but with Breda McGinty sinbinned Termon took control to go in 4-6 to 0-5 in front at half-time.

Glenfin resumed with white flags from Anna Bradley and Maggie Farrelly, but the recovery was shortlived points as McLaughlin, Dara Kelly, Olive McCafferty, Sharon McLaughlin and Emer Gallagher piled on the misery as Termon cruised to an easy win.

And as well as the five star McLaughlin, Termon had other top class performances from Laura Gallagher, Niamh Friel, Caroline Duffy, Nicole McLaughlin, the McCaffertys, Grainne Petra and Roisin, Emer Gallagher, Roisin Friel, Dara Kelly and Maureen O’Donnell.

Glenfin had fine performers in Karen Guthrie, Grainne Houston and Katherine McGinty.

Termon: Laura Gallagher; Niamh Friel, Nicole McLaughlin, Carolyn Duffy; Grainne McCafferty, Therese McCafferty, Petra McCafferty; Emer Gallagher (0-2), Sharon McLaughlin (0-2); Roisin McCafferty (0-2), Geraldine McLaughlin (5-4, 2f), Olive McCafferty (0-1); Roisin Friel, Maureen O’Donnell (0-2, 1f), Dara Kelly (1-1). Subs: Aisling Ryan (Duffy, 52 mins), Claire McDermottt (N. McLaughlin, 56 mins), Caroline Gallagher (Kelly, 58 mins), Shauna Kelly (R. McCafferty, 60 mins).

Glenfin: Sarah Herron: Kathleen McDevitt, Grainne Houston, Sinead Campbell; Kathleen McGinty, Breda McGinty, Ciara Ward; Karen Guthrie (0-4, 2f), Maria Herron; Maggie Farrelly (0-1), Laura McKenna, Anne-Marie Logue; Bridin Bonner, Karen Ward, Anna Bradley (0-2). Subs: Christine Frize (C. Ward, 12 mins), Sharon McGlynn (S. Herron, h.t), Leanne Browne, Laura Bonner (Campbell, 56 mins).

Referee: Sinead Coyle (Fanad Gaels).