Donegal Ladies U14 B Final Preview
07 July 2012
U14 B Final Preview
Four Masters v Ardara
At 7:15pm on Wednesday 11th July
Ardara Team List – Natasha Mc Cole (c), Lara Sweeney (c), Rosa Kelly, Emer Sweeney, Emma Sweeney, Orna Gallagher, Niamh Gallagher, Leanne Sweeney, Roisin Maguire, Emma Gallagher, Hannah Sweeney, Fiona Mc Loughlin, Sarah Harkin, Eimear Gallagher, Edel Mc Hugh, Courtney Mc Connell, Ellen Bennett, Rachel Mc Neilis, Shauna Mc Neilis, Denise Deveanny, Dearbhla Travers
> Team Management – Terry Mc Cole, John Sweeney and Claire Mc Hugh
> Path to the final –
> We began training in January, on the beach in Narin and on the astro-turf at the Dolmen Centre, during rain and hailstones, but we stuck it through. In early March we moved training to the pitch. We started the league with a home victory over Kilcar, came through a tough game with Naomh Columba to take the points. We lost our 3rd game away to Naomh Conaill. In round 2 we took victories against Cloughneeley, Naomh Columba and Glenswilly. Losing only to our opponents in the final now Four Masters. Played a strong Milford team in our semi-final, we were well behind with 10-15 minutes to go, we made a remarkable comeback and won by 2 points in very wet conditions. We are now looking forward to the final and training very hard. And we know Thomas (Maguire) will be looking down on us from heaven when we play our final.
Four Masters Team List – Chloe Masterson & Grace Nolan (Joint Captains) Kate Shovlin, Amika Weir, Casey Harvey, Aife Regan, Molly Keane, Eva Diver, Damaris Scott, Kate Smith, Rebecca Pearson, Catherine Early, Niamh Byrne, Emir McGrory, Eabha Reid, Nessa Gorrell, Fiona Shovlin, Niamh Doherty, Briana Hanna, Emma J Mitchel, Aine G Gillespie, Rebecca Faulkner, Jenny Greene, Chloe Pearson Aine S Gillespie.
Team management – Michael Masterson; Coach: Brendan McMonagle; Mentors: Sharon Gillespie, John McIntyre, Catherine Greene, Tish Brady.
Path to the final –
Four Master had a good start to round 1 beating Aobh Rua at home and a comfortable away win over Bundoran but losing to St Nauls by 1 point in a competitive local derby.
The Four Masters kicked on in the B Championship winning all their games in their group with tough open games with Glenswilly and Naomh Columba at home and away to Cloughaneely and Ardara with some impressive scores and good team performances using the full panel en-route.
B Semi Final
Four Masters met Carndonagh in the B Semi Final on the main pitch of MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey on a wet evening on July 3rd last, it was a tough physical encounter that saw the Masters down by 2 points at half time but they rallied in the second half coming out the eventual winners 3-11 to 2-03. They look forward to a re-match with Ardara in the Final.