Donegal celebrate three-in-a-row

Two goals in the opening four minutes – and a sublime finish by Geraldine McLaughlin (pictured) – set up a third consecutive Ulster senior football title for the Donegal women’s gaelic footballers in Clones on Sunday – as they overwhelmed Armagh on a final scoreline of 5-12 to 1-9.

Listen back to how Eilish Ward and Charlie Collins described Sunday’s final on Ocean FM Sport:

The win completes a hat-trick of senior provincial titles and is Donegal’s fourth ‘Ulster’ in five seasons.

Points from Geraldine McLaughlin and team captain Karen Guthrie began the scoring before two goals from Amy Boyle Carr and Niamh McLaughlin – who was back in her county colours for the first time since 2015 following a spell playing soccer in England – got them off to the perfect start.

Player of the Match Amy Boyle Carr spoke to Ocean FM Sport after the game:

Armagh struggled to get to grips with their opponents on the day. Donegal led 3-5 to 0-4 at half-time and any prospect of an Orchard comeback were dashed in the second-half when Geraldine McLaughlin found the net with a piece of magic after she intercepted an Armagh kickout and sent the ball straight back in over the head of the retreating goalkeeper.

McLaughlin scored 2-4 on the day as Donegal finished with 14 players with a late sin bin for Sinead McGinty. Listen to Geraldine’s postmatch interview with Charlie Collins here: