The U16s battled their way to a three point win over a fancied Tyrone in Glenfinn this afternoon in very wet and windy conditions.
The 3-02 to 0-08 victory was the second in a row for Terry McCole’s side, Moville’s Aileen McGuinness hitting two of the goals with Naomh Muire’s Alibhe O’Donnell hitting the third.
With the senior men also playing Tyrone today, it’s a shame the U16 girls from both sides were not part of a double header at Mac Cumhaill Park.
Senior manager Davy McLaughlin meanwhile couldn’t hide his disappointment as his side were held to a 2-10 apiece draw away to Cavan in the National League Division 2 clash.
Donegal led throughout the game and were two points ahead at the break – 2-05 to 1-06.
But a mis-kicked shot in the final five seconds of the game saw Cavan sneak a lucky goal to take a share of the spoils.
Donegal are guaranteed a semi-final place and take on Westmeath at home in their final game in a fortnight’s time.
Meanwhile the Donegal U14 development team played their first game of the Ulster League at Naomh Padraig Muff.
The girls were unlucky to go down to a strong Down side, having led with just eight minutes to go.
The visitors sprung three excellent players from the bench and hit Donegal with three late goals to steal the points, winning 5-07 to 3-08.
Coaches Sabrina White, Marty McCarron and Elaine McFadden can however take a lot from the performance with some excellent performances right through the team.