Naomh Conaill Ladies matched their men’s side’s feat at the weekend by picking up the Intermediate Comórtas Peile title with an impressive win over local rivals and hosts, Ardara.
Naomh Conaill 3-7
By Frank Craig PRO
Despite having to line out without their influencial county star, Aoife McDonnell, the Glenties girls were still too strong for Stephen Boyle’s young team. Goals by Joanne Gallagher and Alanah McDonnell had them ahead by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break.
After the break, Ardara rallied somewhat as Breslin fired over another free and Grace Feeney also got in on the scoring act. However, that ground made up was wiped out almost as quickly when McDonnell and McInness grabbed points to move Naomh Conaill out to 2-6.
Carol Breslin then registered her sixth point of the day but Naomh Conaill finished with McDonnell lobbing in a third goal while Joanne Gallagher also helped herself to a point.
Naomh Conaill: Siobhan McDevitt; Arlene Gallagher, Emily Thompson, Arianna Bonner; Gemma Byrne, Alisha Doherty, Briana McDonnell, Lorraine Molloy, Fiona Molloy; Laoise Ward, Ellie McInness (0-2), Joanne Gallagher (1-1); Grainne McLoone, Alanah McDonnell (2-4), Nicola Gallagher. Subs: Rose Mannering for N Gallagher (ht).
Ardara: Rosa Kelly; Sharon Kilbane, Stephanie Sweeney, Roisin Maguire; Una McLaughlin, Grace Watters, Grace Feeney; Ciara Mooney, Lara Sweeney (0-1); Teresa Sweeney, Mairead Watters, Aoife Watters; Alanna Sweeney, Carol Breslin (0-6,6f), Maria Diver. Subs: Chelsea Bennett for T Sweeney (12mins), Sinead Gavigan for A Sweeney (44mins), Niamh Gallagher for M Diver (57mins).
Referee: Myles Sweeney.(Dungloe)