MARIA DOHERTY’S SMILE said it all, the Moville captain wearing a grin as broad as the Foyle after their Donegal senior ladies final win over Glenfin today.
“It’s been a very long time in coming,” Doherty told Donegal Sport Hub afterwards.
“Most of the girls have been involved since 2009 and it’s a real honour to take this back to Moville.[adrotate group=”38″]
“There’s been a lot of near misses, but winning today puts that behind us. It shows how hard it is to win a title and we’ll appreciate this.”
First-half goals by Sarah Jane McDonald and Nicole Gordon set Moville up for a memorable win.
Gordon added a second goal in between three-pointers by Niamh Hegarty and and own goal from Anna Marie McGlynn as Moville scored a ten-point win.[adrotate group=”68″]
Doherty said: “There were nerves there, but we said that we’d take it from the start. There were mistakes and there were things that we’d do differently, but that’s all part of the game.
“We came in as a team and we played as a team – that was the difference this year.”
Moville will now go to tackle an assault on the Ulster Championship with Antrim’s St Paul’s their first mission.
Doherty makes clear Moville’s intent. She said: “There is no doubt that we can go on and contend for, if not win in Ulster – and that’s our aim now.”
Listen to the full interview below …