Moneymore won their first County Senior title on Sunday when they came from behind to overcome favourites Dungiven in a nail biting finish to win the Junior Football title on a scoreline of 3.06 to 2.08.
Trailing by 2.06 to 1.03 at half time the application and commitment of the Moneymore players gave them the platform to kick on to win by a point, with Eve Diamond securing the win with a last gasp pointed free. The promptings of Ciara Lynn and Grainne O’Neill helped Moneymore keep in touch in the first half and the confidence from staying in the game in spite of the early Dungiven onslaught saw the Moneymore team gradually reel in the North Derry side before taking the lead close to the end.
Congratulations to all involved and hard luck to Dungiven. No doubt they will rue the missed chances, but credit for this must go to Moneymore who pressured the Dungiven girls all over the pitch, particularly in the second half. This turned out to be the closest of the three games on final day.
Confirmation of Development Draw winners:
- 2 tickets for AI final and £250 – Nicole Nugent – Ballymaguigan
- £100 – Nadia Tang – Moneymore
- £50 – Frances Martin – Magherafelt
Congratulations to all on a great days entertainment at Owen Beg.
Junior Final: Moneymore 3.06 Dungiven 2.08
Intermediate Final: Ballymaguigan 2.14 Claudy 1.06
Senior Final: Glen 2.08 Ballinascreen 1.02
Ballymaguigan completed the Under 14 double with a win in the Under 14 Championship to go along with their winning of the League play off a couple of weeks ago.
Congratulations in order for the Management and squad on their achievements this year.
Quarter Finals- 15th August at 7:30pm.
Dungiven 2.12 Coleraine 2.04
Limavady dnf Ballerin w/o
Semi Finals- 22nd August at 7:00pm
Desertmartin 1.04 Dungiven 1.20
Moneymore 10.10 Ballerin 1.06
Semi Finals- 22nd August at 7:00pm.
Ballymaguigan 3.18 Slaughtmanus 2.02
Claudy 7.18 Faughanvale 0.06
Semi Final- 22nd August 7:30pm.
Glen v Bye
Steelstown 3.12 Ballinascreen 5.09
Finals – 10th September 2016 – Owen Beg
3.30 – Junior Final – Dungiven 2.08 Moneymore 3.06
5.00 – Intermediate Final – Ballymaguigan 2.14 Claudy 1.06
6.30 – Senior Final – Glen 2.08 Ballinascreen 1.02
All Ireland Junior Championship
The Derry Ladies Senior team lost heavily to Longford last weekend, going down 9.26 to 0.03 in the Junior Championship semi final.
This was after a semi final win over a weakened Carlow side in the quarter final – final score Derry 5.06 Carlow 1.05.
All Ireland U-16 ‘C’ Championship 2016
Hard luck to our County Under 16 panel who came up short in the All Ireland Under 16 C championship final played in Augher during the week. Well done on getting that far and ultimately goals were the difference. Final score Longford 9.05 Derry 3.10.
Quarter Final – 29th June
Fermanagh 2.08 Derry 7.18
Semi Final 1: Leitrim 5.06 Derry 5.10
Semi Final 2: Longford 8.10 Down 4.08
Wednesday 27th July – 7.00pm Final: Derry 3.10 Longford 9.05
First Round results:
Steelston 3.10 Claudy 4.04
Coleraine 3.16 Callan Gaels 2.07
Ballymaguigan won v Faughan Vale lost
Dungiven w/o Craigbane (conc)
Quarter Final results:
Doire Colmcille lost Glen won
Steelstown 0.01 Ballymaguigan 4.09
Limavady 5.06 Dungiven 1.06
Magherafelt 2.03 Coleraine 9.11
Coleraine 1.04 Glen 2.11 (awarded to Coleraine)
Ballymaguigan 6.14 Limavady 2.07
Following setting of the Final fixture of 29th July Coleraine conceded as unable to fulfill this fixture due to a combination of factors. Ballymaguigan go on to represent Derry in Ulster Minor Championship.
Hard luck to the Derry Under 16 girls that fell in the final to a Down team at Clann Eireann Park in Lurgan on Sunday.
Final score Down 6.09 Derry 5.10
Derry do however proceed now to the All Ireland “C” championship quarter final where they will play Fermanagh at the end of June at a venue to be confirmed.
Steelstown 10.03 Callan Gaels 1.02
Ballymaguigan 6.07 Craigbane 3.01
Ballymaguigan 6.04 Steelstown 0.00
Congratulations to Derry Feile 2016 champions and therefore Derry representatives at All Ireland Feile – Ballymaguigan
Derry played 6 games in the NFL Division 4 campaign, winning 1 and losing 5. Results were confirmed as:
Sunday 31st January: Derry 1.07 Louth 8.18
Sunday 7th February: Antrim 3.11 Derry 1.02
Sunday 14th February: Derry 3.07 Longford 8.17
Sunday 28th February: Carlow 3.08 Derry 5.12
Sunday 6th March: Wicklow 6.18 Derry 0.01
Sunday 3rd April: Derry 0.02 Limerick 5.18
Congratulations are in order for all associated with the super run of Steelstown to an All Ireland semi final where they made the long trip to Bantry for an All Ireland semi final after being so successful in the Ulster championship.
After winning the Derry Junior A Championship the city side went on to face Mullaghbawn in the preliminary round of the Ulster Junior championship. A 1.09 to 1.06 victory in South Armagh brought them to a home Ulster quarter final against Trillick. Again a three point margin sufficed as they went through to a semi final after a 3.09 to 2.09 win.
Next up were neighbours Buncrana but this proved to be probably more comfortable than they had expected, as the Steelstown squad won by a ten point margin – 4.12 to 3.05 and so pitted them in a final against O’Neil Shamrocks from Monaghan.
A tight game by all accounts and the Steelstown ladies ground out a three point win, 1.07 to 1.04, with Emma Doherty playing a major role in this success, accounting for all seven points!
Ulster Junior Champions 2015.
In what can only be described as an odd arrangement, Steelstown then had to travel to Bantry to play an All Ireland semi final – at their opponents home pitch? Surely the powers that be need to look at this arrangement. This is much too important a stage of competition that one side should be afforded such a bonus!
It was to be a step too far for the Steelstown Ladies as they succumbed to the home side, but only after putting up a terrific performance, failing by a 4 point margin – 0.10 to 0.06.
A terrific performance to get so far and no doubt disappointing that their opponents had a home venue at the other end of the country, but no doubt a very proud squad that are the Ulster Junior Ladies Football Champions 2015.