Four Masters U14 girls produced a battling performance to overcome a physical Buncrana team to bring the County Division 2 title back through the Gap after yesterday’s final in Killygordon.
Four Masters 3-7 Buncrana 1-3
Four Masters played with a strong wind in the first half and made it tell early on.
An early point from Ellen Canavan followed by an opportunist goal by Aoife Cox settled the girls down.
Ellen tagged on a few more points before Buncrana responded with a point. Aine Ward then scored a goal straight from a ‘45’ which put Four Masters in the driving seat.
But a hard running Buncrana team responded with a goal of their own.
Aine Ward scored another monster score from a ‘45’ which lifted the girls again. Ashling Kee followed with a great point.
Buncrana threw everything at the Four Masters defence in the second half but with some resilient defending from a defence superbly marshalled by Holly Roarty and Aine Ward the team rearguard couldn’t be breached.
Buncrana only managed to score two points with the wind in the second half. Four Masters were always in control. Points from Ashling Kee and Lucy Monaghan, and a great goal from Captain Ellen Canavan sealed an emphatic victory for the Donegal Town girls.
Four Masters scorers:Ellen Canavan 1-3, Aine Ward 1-1, Aoife Cox 1-0, Ashling Kee 0-2, Lucy Monaghan 0-1