The Donegal Under-15 camogie panel and their mentors undertook the long journey to Trim, Co Meath on Saturday to participate in the All Ireland Tier 2 blitz competition.
The girls were slow to start in the first match against Roscommon and conceded a late goal to finish in a draw 1-3 each.
In the second match against Monaghan, Donegal found their rhythm and dispatched some great scores to win on a scoreline of 7-4 to 1-0. Wicklow were the next opponents and in a closely fought contest the Donegal girls dug deep to got some late scores and won 4-4 to 2-2.
Donegal and Roscommon both finished on equal points and met again in the Shield final. This was a strongly contested match with two evenly matched teams.
The half time score was 0-1 each. Donegal started the second half quickly and went two points ahead. However Roscommon came back and the defence battled to keep them out. In the last two minutes Donegal pushed on again and a goal from Captain Maria Coyle just before the final whistle ensured the Shield for Donegal.
Caroline Murray, Camogie Association presented the Shield and medals to Maria Coyle (pictured above). The squad of 19 girls from all over the county deserved their win on the day for their determination, work rate and spirit. Credit to all players and mentors Manus O’Donnell, Ann Marie Gibbons, Marie Gill and Aideen Quinn.