Donegal Ladies Junior Championship Quarter Final Results
Tags:Milford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1
Dungloe 4-7 Killybegs 3-4
St Nauls 8-3 Naomh Conaill 7-3Semi-Finals on Sunday 2nd September
Milford v Dungloe
St Nauls v Lifford / Gaoth DobhairJunior Championship Quarter Final Report –
Milford v Buncrana in O’ Donnell Park, Letterkenny on Sunday 19th August
Milford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1
The scoreline says it all. It was one way system for the Milford ladies as they eased into the Junior Championship Semi-Final. Milford opened the game with a point from play but with two wides and a missed goal appportunity by Amber Barrett, the scoreline could’ve read higher. Captain Caoimhe Barrett pointed for Milford and Amber Barrett followed it up with a third time lucky shot on goal to leave it Milford 1-2 and Buncrana still looking for their opening score. Certainly Buncrana were finding it difficult to get the ball beyond midfield but with Orla Harrison playing a defensive role in the midfield area, Milford were dominating possession. Great work by Tara Friel at wing back enabled Amber Barrett to put Milford further in front. Buncrana were dealt a further blow when Michelle Browne had to leave the field due to injury. Shannon Mc Groddy and Niamh Carr continued to cause havoc in the Buncrana defence as they ran at the backs and their work reaped dividends as the scoreboard now read Milford 2-5 Buncrana 0-0. The link play between Amber Barrett, Orla Harrison, Annie Gibbons and Caoimhe Barrett was a pleasure to watch as they continued to leave the Buncrana defence in disarray. Buncrana looked to have a scoring opportunity towards the end of the first half but Sharon Graham was quick to cut out the ball. Halftime score was Milford 3-7 Buncrana 0-0.Milford again opened the scoring with points from Annie Gibbons and Amber Barrett. Buncrana got their one and only score from wing forward Marie Browne. Things went from bad to worse for Buncrana when Orla Harrison, Shannon Mc Groddy and Annette Mc Carron and Niamh Carr all got in on the scoring act, leaving Milford 6-12 and Buncrana 0-1. Aisling Mc Bride followed up with a point from play to leave Milford with a comfortable win but will face a much tougher and tighter contest when they will face Dungloe in the semi-final on Sunday 2nd September. Buncrana will thank their shot-stopper Claire Doherty as she pulled off numerous saves. Buncrana may also count their lucky stars that they finished the match with 15 players as there were a few tackles that perhaps warranted yellow cards. Milford won’t mind as they now set up a semi-final mouth-watering clash with Rosses side Dungloe who overcame Killybegs earlier today.
Buncrana – Claire Doherty, Joanne Buck, Danielle Loughrey, Roisin Doherty, Michelle Browne, Catherine Mc Laughlin, Caroline Duffy, Doreen Mc Gee, Caroline Gallagher, Marie Browne, Megan Skelly, Lauren Hegarty, Ciara Masterson, Christine Duffy and Ciara Barber.
Milford – Denise Gallagher, Sharon Graham, Sarah Sheridan, Eimear Callaghan, Tara Friel, Roisin Boyce, Karen Peoples, Bridgeen Devenney, Orla Harridon, Shannon Mc Groddy, Caoimhe Barrett, Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett, Annie Gibbons and Aisling Mc Bride