first_imgU14 ‘A’ League Final PreviewFanad Gaels v Naomh Conaillin St. Mary’s GAA pitch, Convoy at 5.45p.m. on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 Naomh Conaill Squad – Elsa Green,  Niamh O’Donnell,  Caoimhe Molloy,  Clodagh Boyle, Shana Quinn, Gemma Byrne,   Dearbhla Ward, Ellie MacInnes, Arianna Bonner, Amy Boyle Carr, Shannon McHugh, Dannielle McDevitt, Molly McNelis, Stella Green, Tara Black, Niamh Brennan, Fionnula Doherty, Kirsty Gallagher,  Orlaith McGuinness, Zoe Campbell, Vicky Bonner, Sarah Long, Tara McKelvey, Eileen Conway and Sophie Connaughton  Naomh Conaill Management – Tiffer Molloy, Joe Byrne, Fiona Molloy, Lorraine Molloy and Darragh GallagherFanad Gaels Squad – Maria Dougherty, Grainne Friel, Aisling Howe, Eimear McConigley, Orlaigh Carr, Lauren Carr, Amy Friel, Mairead Coll, Rachel Sweeney, Caoimhe Walsh, Mariosa Friel (C), Hannah Shiels, Hannah Sweeney, Aoife Sweeney, Niamh McDevitt, Naomi McFadden, Saoirse Cushnan, Aine McAteer and Rosheen McGinley. Fanad Gaels Management – Siobhan Coyle, Shaun Coyle and Ronan McAteer Path to the Final – Fanad GaelsThe Fanad outfit eased  their way into the round 1 group stage with a comfortable victory over an inexperienced Letterkenny Gaels side. They then pushed on with further wins over local rivals Milford and Termon. In the final game on the group stage the girls were very unlucky to finish second best to a strong St. Eunans side in what was a controversial affair in O’Donnell park. However, Fanad still progressed to the A section having been the best second placed team.
Fanad moved on to the round 2 group stage where they were heavily tested by three strong teams in the form of St. Eunans, Moville and Buncrana. The opening game was a replay of the earlier season meeting with St. Eunans. In a hard fought game in Portsalon the Fanad girls came out with the narrowest of victories beating the Letterkenny side by only the one point. The next game away to Buncrana was again a stern test with the Fanad girls digging deep in an impressive second half seeing them beating the Buncrana by two points. They finished of their second round group stage with an eight point home win over Moville, ensuring the top spot in the group and a place in the A Semi-Final. 
The Semi-Final was an exciting end to end encounter played against a tough St. Nauls team. The game was in the balance throughout and could have gone either way until the last five minutes with Fanad finishing stronger and running away with a four point win.LADIES GAA: U14 ‘A’ LEAGUE FINAL PREVIEW – FANAD GAELS V NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LADIES GAA: U14 ‘A’ LEAGUE FINAL PREVIEW – FANAD GAELS V NAOMH CONAILLlast_img

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