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Glenelly joy but Errigal Ciaran girls edged out

By John Campbell

There were mixed fortunes for Tyrone teams in the Ulster Club Ladies Football Championships over the weekend.

Errigal Ciaran bowed out of the senior arena yesterday when they were beaten by reigning All-Ireland champions Termon in a closely-fought semi-final on a 1-10 to 1-6 scoreline but Glenelly fared much better in the Intermediate semi-final on Saturday when they overpowered Fermanagh representatives Lisnaskea by 6-9 to 0-10.

Glenelly swept into their stride from the early stages and were dominant in every sector.

Siobhan Sheerin proved their inspirational force by landing 3-3 while Aisling O'Kane, Nicola Bradley and Patricia Morris were the team's other goalscorers.

Lisnaskea, vulnerable at the back and caught for pace, relied on the Little sisters, Caroline and Sharon, to keep them in contention and although the duo scored 0-8 between them, they were unable to threaten Glenelly's authority.

Glenelly will now meet Monaghan outfit Donaghmoyne 'B' in the Ulster decider following the latter's handsome 6-12 to 2-4 win over St John Bosco in the other semi-final.

Louise Kerley set the tone for Donaghmoyne's emphatic display by scoring three goals and although the Newry side battled courageously in the first-half, they fell away after the break.

For Termon, the concerted drive to retain their All-Ireland crown has now intensified.

They had been expecting to be fully tested by Errigal Ciaran and this proved to be the case.

The Tyrone outfit looked comfortable in the first-half but a goal five minutes into the second period from the outstanding Roisin Friel instilled fresh confidence into the Donegal champions and they were able to push on and close out the game.

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