Glenfin and Malin meet in Ladies senior final

Glenfin and Malin meet in Ladies senior final
Tom Comack @dgldemocrat

Glenfin are on the trail of a second Donegal Ladies Senior Championship and Moville a third when they meet this weekend in the Ladies county final.

The final fixed for the Cross, Killygordon, on Sunday evening, has been changed to Muff on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

This is due to a clash with the Ulster Women’s FAI Cup final meeting of Greencastle United and Lagan Harps. The soccer final is timed for a 6pm kick-off at Grianan Aileach grounds.

Up to nine of the Moville squad are also members of the Greencastle squad and the soccer final has been fixed for a number of weeks.

“It is unfortunate that there is a clash, but the first we heard about the soccer final was yesterday (Tuesday), Donegal Ladies Board chairman, Hugh Devenney, told the Democrat.

“We have been notified of the clash by Moville and we are looking at ways we can accommodate the club’’

This is the first time in five seasons that Termon are not contesting the final. The four-in-a-row winning Termon were knocked out of this year’s race by Moville.

Moville, who are powered by county seniors Ciara and Niamh Hegarty, Niamh and Blathnaid McLaughlin and Aoife McColgan also defeated St Eunan’s on their way to the final.

Glenfin, last year’s beaten finalists and winners of the title in 2011, have a very strong line-up laced with county players.

Yvonne McMonagle, Karen Guthrie, Katy Herron, Grainne Houston are all key members of the Donegal senior team and are central players in the Glenfin lineup. Katy Ward is also a member of this season’s Donegal senior squad that won the Division Two League title.

Glenfin won their one and only title in 2011 while Moville have to go back to 2009 for their last success when they won back--to-back titles.


St Naul’s, the reigning Donegal Junior Gaeltacht champions, face Robert Emmett’s in the Donegal Junior Ladies final.

This game has also been fixed for the Cross, Killygordon, on Sunday with a throw-in time of 3 pm.

St Naul’s defeated a strong Naomh Columba last weekend to book their place in a first junior final.

County star Eilish Ward is their big name player but by and large St Naul’s are a young side that have come through a good underage programme in recent years.

Robert Emmett’s are without their main player, Emma McGrory, who has missed most of the season through injury. But despite what is a very young squad they have made it to the final.