2024 TG4 All-Ireland Finals tickets

A successful weekend for the Down ladies

Successful weekend for the Down ladies

Success was the name of the game for the Down Ladies
this weekend as both the Minor and U14 teams took to the field.
The Minors, playing in the Ulster B Championship final faced Fermanagh
in a windy Irvinestown on Saturday. Down dominated right from the
start with goals from full forward Grainne Kelly, Orla Fegan and
captain Kyla Trainor, with the half time score of 4-8 to 0-3 an
accurate reflection of the play. The second half saw a reversal
of fortunes as Fermanagh came out firing. Three quick goals and
a penalty kick saw them exert considerable pressure on the Down
full back line and an unlikely comeback looked on the cards as they
found themselves three points down with ten minutes to go.

The Down Minor team wth sponsors Gerard and Siobhan Rice, Around
a Pound with the winning trophy (captain Kyla Trainor holding it).


However, the Down backline regained its composure with
Louise Baker and Newry Shamrocks player, Sinead Fegan working tirelessly.
Goalkeeper Christine McCarthy also pulled off a number of important
saves. Down finished the stronger of the two teams with Kyla Trainor
and Grainne Kelly both testing the crossbar. Final score Fermanagh
5-5 Down 4-14. The win is a considerable achievement for what is one
of the youngest teams in the Ulster Championship and managers John
McCarthy and Noel Haughey will be hoping for bigger and better things
for this side in 2007.


It was a similar story with the Down U14 team as they overcame
a determined Tyrone B side in Killyclogher. Playing in blustery
conditions, Down dominated the first half, finding themselves up
by twelve at half time. However, Tyrone fought back to come within
three points with minutes to go.

The Down U14 team

Some heroic goal keeping from Rostrevor ‘keeper, Kate
Nolan and all round determination saw them hold on to reach the Ulster
B Championship final on June 17th. Stars for Down on the day were
Saval duo Natashya Lennon and Eimear Kane with substitute Ciara McGuire
from Bredagh making a big impact in the back line. Final score Tyrone
B 4-5 Down 4-8.

Sign up to our email newsletter


Partners & Supporters





See all LGFAClubs