Donegal minors make winning start to Ulster Championship

Donegal LGFA minors made a winning start to their Ulster football championship campaign on Saturday with a comprehensive 4-10 to 0-7 over Monaghan at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.

Ardara’s Mia Bennett scored 2-2 and Kilcar’s Eva Gallagher 1-5 as the home side controlled this match, by and large, from start to finish.

The girls Ulster minor football championship is being played this year on a round-robin basis, with the counties divided into tiers.

Donegal, last year’s All-Ireland minor ‘C’ champions, are one of six counties in Tier 1 of the provincial minor championship this year.

The teams in Tier 1 are: Donegal, Monaghan, Armagh, Tyrone, Cavan and Antrim – with Down, Fermanagh and Derry making up Tier 2.

Saturday’s Ulster LGFA minor football championship results
Tier 1
Armagh 3-9 Cavan 3-10

Donegal 4-10 Monaghan 0-7

Tier 2
Down 1-6 Derry 1-3

Donegal: Kerry McCready (St Mary’s, Convoy); Ellie Ward (Dungloe), Siobhan Cameron (Termon), Tara Rose Mahon (Buncrana); Niamh Bonner (Termon), Sarah McGinley (Glenswilly), Ava Caulfield (Dungloe); Ulitah Boyle (Dungloe), Rhianna McColgan (Naomh Padraig, Uisce Chaoin); Katie Dowds (Sean MacCumhaills), Aishling O’Neill (Malin), Cora Doherty(Naomh Conaill); Eva Gallagher (Kilcar), Ava Walsh (Naomh Padraig), Mia Bennett (Ardara).