DONEGAL manager Maxi Curran couldn’t hide his dejection after his side’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat by Dublin in Carrick-On-Shannon.
Two goals from Carla Rowe paved the way for champions Dublin to win by 2-12 to 2-7.
An early goal from Geraldine McLaughlin and a second from Katy Herron just before half time was just what Maxi Curran’s side required, but Rowe struck goals in each half to seal the win for Dublin, who now go on to face Mayo in the next round.
“We are very disappointed,” Curran said.
“On the road, we felt we had a really good shout here today. We got a great start into the game, we just weren’t able to maintain it. Dublin, being the great team that they are, they just kind of clawed us back.
“We just didn’t really kick on in the second half, we were up against a very seasoned team that were able to stop us by fair or foul means.
“We found it very difficult to get through the middle third, and by the time fouls and frees were given, players were back. We couldn’t get the supply inside and ultimately they were able to squeeze us out.”Tags: