Geraldine McLaughlin was red hot as Termon defeated old foes Glenfin in the senior ladies final at Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta in Gaoth Dobhair.
Termon 2-11 Glenfin 0-9
By Chris McNulty at Magheragallon. Pictures by Joe Boland, North West News Pix
McLaughlin scored 1-10 to inspire Termon to the silverware.
Goals in either half by Bridget Gallagher and McLaughlin made the win safe for Termon, who led by nine points at half-time.
Led by Donegal captain Karen Guthrie, Glenfin hit back for periods of the second half, but Termon proved too strong.
Termon had a big let-off after just two minutes when Karen Guthrie’s shot came down from the crossbar – following a fine finger-tipped save by ‘keeper Maureen O’Donnell – and bounced out rather than in.
Guthrie landed a pair of frees to cancel out two early attempts from McLaughlin.
McLaughlin hit four in a row to put Termon five up before Mya Alcorn converted to join McLaughlin on the scoresheet.
Guthrie, after taking a pass from Anna Marie McGlynn, ended a 15-minute wait for a Glenfin score
McLaughlin turned provider to tee up Bridget Gallagher for a goal late in the half. Gallagher drew two defenders before firing past Faith Harkin.
Guthrie stemmed the tide, but a double from McLaughlin had the Burn Road side 1-10 to 0-4 ahead at the break.
When McLaughlin found the net for a second Termon goal, it was game, set and match for Shaun O’Donnell’s team.
McLaughlin kept the scoreboard ticking with another point, while Guthrie (3) and Coleen McGrath reduced the deficit.
Termon: Maureen O’Donnell; Jamie Leigh Murray, Niamh Friel, Olive McCafferty; Meabh McDaid, Eimear Alcorn (0-1), Maria Carr; Nicole McLaughlin, Emer Gallagher; Bridget Gallagher (1-0), Lucy O’Flynn, Shannon McLaughlin; Geraldine McLaughlin (1-10, 2f), Roisin Friel, Mya Alcorn.
Glenfin: Faith Harkin; Tara Martin, Sinead McGinty, Ciara Ward; Mary Martin, Annemarie Logue, Katy Long; Grainne Houston, Katy Ward; Lauren Martin, Gemma Glackin, Anna Marie McGlynn; Coleen McGrath (0-1), Karen Guthrie (0-8, 6f), Danielle McGinley.
Referee: Pat Barrett (Milford).Tags: