GLENFIN ARE aiming for their first Donegal senior ladies title in five years tomorrow morning when they clash with Moville at Ture (throw-in 11am).
The An Gaeltacht Lár side have lost the last two finals two Termon and also lost the 2010 final to Termon. Glenfin last tasted county final glory in 2011 when they beat Four Masters in the last final that didn’t include Termon.
For Glenfin midfielder Karen Guthrie, it’s felt like a lifetime.
“Five years is a long time coming for us,” Guthrie told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”37″]
“It just shows Termon’s period of dominance for the five years and we’ve been on the wrong end of those. It’s lovely to be back in the final again.
“Termon took the lead on it, even in Ulster, and we fell back a wee bit after 2011. We had to start from the ground up and the young players like Kathy Ward, Colleen McGrath and Sinead McGinty are coming up now and we’re getting back to where we used to be.”
Sunday’s final has the hallmarks of a classic tie.
Glenfin ooze experience with the likes of Guthrie, Katy Herron, Grainne Houston and Yvonne McMonagle, while Moville – in the final for the first time since they won it in 2009 – are backboned by Ciara Hegarty, Niamh Hegarty, Niamh McLaughlin and Aoife McColgan.[adrotate group=”38″]
“It’s a different challenge for us this time,” said Guthrie, who believes it won’t just be the county players who’ll have the winning of the silverware.
She said: “I’ve been saying for long enough that the key is the girls around the county players. That was the key for Termon. Obviuously they had Geraldine, but everyone else was able to hold their own.[adrotate group=”46″]
“We need a performance from everybody. That’s when we’re at our best, not just when we have two or three going well.”
Listen to the full interview below…