LADIES GAA: There was heartache for Donegal Ladies brave U-16 girls side today when they lost out to Tyrone in the Ulster final…after taking the Red Hands to extra time.
The superb game at Devinish in Co Fermanagh had ended all square at 3-12 each.
But Tyrone edged away in the two periods of extra time – eventually winning 4-15 to 3-16 – a winning margin of just two points.
Congratulations to the Donegal girls for a battling performance, particularly in the second half comeback.
You did your county proud.
Donegal: Sinead Hession; Erika Hanna (1-0), Maeve Liston, Gemma Glackin; Eimear Lafferty, Sarah Jane McDonald (0-3), Zaria Boyle; Aine McLaughlin (1-1), Kathy McLaughlin (0-3); Caroline Sharkey (1-5,1f), Blathnaid McLaughlin (0-1), Shannon McGroddy (0-1); Orla McAteer, Amber Barrett (0-3,3f), Jade O’Donnell. Subs., Caoimhe McMenamin for McAteer 44; Nicole McDermott for Glackin 70; Aine Bradley for Z Boyle 75.
Tyrone: Laura Kane; Alicia McGoldrick, Edel Gray, Katy McGillion; Carla McCann, Ciara Fox, Niamh McElduff (1-0); Hannah Lydon(1-3), Melissa McCann (1-0); Grainne Rafferty (2-4,1-0 pen), Siobhan Sherrin (0-2), Emma Smyth; Aileen Tuoghey, Niamh O’Neill (0-5,2f), Niamh Brown. Subs., Lucy Arnold for McGoldrick 15; Eadaoin Fox for Rafferty 76.
Referee: Gerry Sheridan (Cavan)