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September 12th 2007

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Four Masters Ladies in County Final
Girls again up against last year’s opponents Moville

Four Masters 2-6 Glenfin 1-5
Four Masters Ladies are on track to retain their crown as County Champions after a tough win over a very physical and determined Glenfin side. Without playing their best they came through in the end with 4 points to spare. The all important goals coming from Elish Ward and Leanne Shovlin. Again Donna Dunnion was immense at the back and really proved the difference with some timely interventions as Glenfin piled on the pressure. Lisa Duffy and Claire McGinty also stood out in what was a good performance from the defence. Although playing in midfield along with the hard working Emer Carr, Nicola Lacey provided great cover for the defence cutting out numerous attacks at vital times. Going forward Masters were getting a little frustrated and missed some good early scoring chances but with quality all through the forward line this should come right for the final. Tracey Floyd is playing some great stuff and Edel Duffy is getting better game by game, Kelly Lacey had a terrific game and, along with Patrice Rooney, ran at the opposition any chance they got, causing havoc in the Glenfin defence. With inside forwards like Rachel Crawford and Elish Ward, plus young Kate Keeney and Ciara O’Donnell who had a terrific game when she came on, the future looks very bright for this committed bunch of girls. A repeat of last years final sees Four Masters playing Moville - the date yet to be announced. Hopefully the locals get behind the girls and give them plenty of support in what would be a great achievement of back-to-back County titles.

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Four Masters defeat Cloughaneely to advance to Minor Championship final

Four Masters 0-17 Cloughaneely 0-08

Four Masters advanced to the Minor Championship Final on Saturday evening last in Convoy with an emphatic nine-point win over Cloughaneely. The Donegal Town boys playing with a slight breeze completely dominated the first half with Hugh McPartland, Paul McIntyre and Stephen Keeney each helping themselves to 2 points for a 0-09 to 0-02 interval lead.
Cloughaneely made their expected fight-back early in the second period knocking over three unanswered points to cut the deficit to four points. However, the Masters upped the tempo again with Stephen Keeney (0-3), Conor McMonagle (0-2). Oisin McGinty (0-2) and Conor McDaid (0-1) getting the scores to run out comfortable winners and another tussle with Naomh Chonaill on Sunday September 30th in Mac Cumhaill Park prior to the Senior County Final.
Four Masters: Sean Martin, Ryan Gallagher, Josh Lacey, Jamie McCrea, Sean O’ Kennedy, David Crawford, Ronan Harvey, Ryan Earley, Raymie McGroary (0-1), Paul McIntyre (0-2), Stephen Keeney (0-5), Conor McMonagle (0-3), Dermot McHugh, Hugh McPartland (0-2), Stephen Walsh (0-1) Subs: Brendan Mundy, Eoin Anderson, Oisin McGinty (0-2), Robbie Daly, Conor Mc Daid (0-1)
Sean Dunnion,


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