Donegal Ladies made it six wins from six games in the Lidl Ladies Division Two League with a big win away to Kildare to stay top of the Division Two table.
Donegal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18
Kildare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6
Donegal led the game from start to finish and Kildare had no reply to the power and pace of the visitors’ attack.
Donegal led 4-11 to 0-2 at at half-time. The Donegal goals were scored by Yvonne McMonagle (2), Geraldine McLaughlin and Eilish Ward. Hulgraine in the Kildare goals had a good game and pulled off some excellent saves to prevent concession of more goals.
Aisling Holton, returning from injury, started her first game since last year's All Ireland final forKildare and she opened the home account with a good point from play. Mickaela McKenna getting her first start in the league was Kildare’s other first half point scorer .
The second half was a more even affair and on more than one occasion the woodwork came to Donegal’s rescue with shots from Maria Moolick, Noelle Earley and McKenna denying the home side a goal. Eimear Fogarty and Mikaela McKenna were Kildare’s point scorers in the second half with two each.
Donegal eased off in the second half and only added seven more points to their first half tally..
Donegal: Laura Gallagher; Teresa Doherty, Emer Gallagher, Nicole McLaughlin; Theresa McCafferty, Ciara Hegarty, Deirdre Foley; Katy Herron (0-2) Karen Guthrie (0-2); Jade O’Donnell (0-2), Niamh Hegarty (0-1), Grainne Houston; Eilish Ward (1-1), Yvonne McMonagle (2-4), Geraldine McLoughlin (1-5). Sub used: Roisin Friel (0-1)
Kildare: Mary Hulgraine; Tara Halinan, Jane O’ Donoghue, Rachel Cribbin; Shauna Kendrick, Michaela Nolan, Rachel Reidy; Aisling Holton (0-1), Eadaoin Connolly; Grainne Lyons, Mikaela McKenna (0-3), Trina Duggan; Noelle Earley, Maria Moolick, Emer Fogarty (0-2).Subs used: Erica Burke, Orlaith Moran, Sarah Munnelly, Niamh Mulhall, Aisling Curley.