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05-September-17

U18s Ladies Gaelic Football 2014/ 2015

This year was an eventful one for our U18 ladies, it was a year we couldn’t have predicted but a season we most definitely worked hard for. It kicked off back in September when we headed to Swords to meet Fingal C.C. They provided little resistance as we scored goal after goal and sliced over the points. With a reduced squad and all of our subs getting their game the full time score proved one-sided with a 10-11 : 0-00 win for Donahies.

After that comprehensive win we met St. Finians S.S. for a home game in October. It was a very close game but with Mary Cawley fighting in mid-field, and Simone Shaw’s tremendous goal after a 70 yard run from half-back our victory was sealed with a 7-11 to 4-06 win.

With a bye granted in round 3 we met St. Oliver’s Drogheda on their home turf. We had our reservations due to St. Oliver’s equally impeccable record but they were unfounded as we managed an impressive 6-16 to 2-06 win.

Needless to say we were brimming with confidence as we entered the semi-final. We had just won with the U16s so we had plenty of big-stage practice under our belts. Next we met Coolmine in the semi-finals. Luckily we had earned a home semi-final so the girls’ nerves were kept to a minimum. It was clear from the outset that the Donahies girls were going to secure a win with four goals by Nell Maughan within 10 minutes. The game flowed along in a similar vein. Ending in a glorious 9-10 to 4-08 victory for DCS.

There was nervous excitement in the air as we met St. Peter’s Dunboyne in Parnells. We were quietly confident that we could win although we knew Peter’s would prove to be tough competition. With an explosive start from Tracey Fitzgerald the game quickly took a turn and our strategies started falling one by one. Peter’s proved too strong and Donahies were down by 4 points at half time. The team spirit; and never-say-die attitude by Lisa-Marie Breheny were laudable as they fought hard through the second half. Unfortunately it was not our day and we lost with a FT score of 6-11 to 3-07.

This year was not our year but our girls played their hearts out and did their very best. I look forward to the successes that I know next year will hold.

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