An historic first All-Ireland title for Na Dunaibh Ladies

Donegal girls prevail in extra-time

Staff reporter


Staff reporter

An historic first All-Ireland title for Na Dunaibh Ladies

Na Dunaibh Ladies - All-Ireland champs

Na Dunaibh Ladies wrote a new chapter in the club’s history with their All-Ireland Junior Comórtas Peile Na Gaeltachta final win over Cill Chomáin from Galway, in Monday morning's final in Downings.

Downings ...............1-17

Cill Chomáin .......... 2-12

(after extra-time)

Corner forward Rachel Coyle was the star of the show for the winners. She hit 13 points, ten in normal time and three more in the extra-time.

Julie Ttrearty 1-1 (the goal from a penalty:, Shannon McGroddy 0-2 and Denise Doherty 0-1 were the other Na Dunaibh scorers.

Na Dunaibh trailed by three points at half-time, 2-4 to 0-7, and went four down early in the second period. But they clawed their way back into the game. And thanks  to two Coyle points, a goal from the penalty spot and well struck point from Trearty, they hit the front going down the stretch.

But they were caught with a late Cill Chomáin equaliser before prevailing in extra-time.

NA DUNAIBH: Danielle Doherty; Karen Gavigan, Nicola McGinley, Carol Doherty; Michelle Coyle, Emer Trearty, Bronagh Gallagher; Shannon McGroddy (0-2), Niamh Gallagher; Julie Trearty (1-1, 1-0 pen), Lauren McBride, Aobha Gallagher; Denise Doherty (0-1), Rachel Coyle (0-13, 6f(, Amy McLaughlin. Subs: Nadine Gallagher for C.Doherty, Sinead Gallagher for M.Coyle, Donna McGinley for L McBride, Lauren McBride for K Gavigan.