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29/05/2015 - Civic Reception for the Termon Ladies Football Team

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Termon Ladies celebrating their All Ireland victory in 2014

 

It’s hard to imagine that the Termon Ladies GAA team was only formed 23 years ago considering they’ve amassed more honours in that short period of time than most clubs do in a lifetime.

 

But it is these successes - culminating in their first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Club title last year - that is behind the decision by Donegal County Council to honour them with a civic reception in the County House, Lifford next Tuesday, June 2 at 3pm

 

The reception, which is being hosted by the Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Campbell and the members of Donegal County Council, will mark the success, spirit, community leadership and sporting prowess that this side has displayed over the years at local and national level.

 

Club secretary Grainne McDaid said they were delighted to be honoured like this by the Council.

 

“This is a tremendous honour both for the team and our club in general. It is recognition for all the hard work over the last 23 years and the role it has played in our community. We would also like to thank all our local councillors for their support during this time and look forward to the big event next Tuesday,” she said.

 

Termon Ladies were formed in 1992. They won the Donegal Junior Championship the following year, 2003 and the Intermediate Championship in 2006. They won their first Donegal Senior Championship in 2010, following which they went on to win the Ulster Championship - beating reigning  All-Ireland Champions Donnaghmoyne in the final.

 

Between 2010 and 2013 the team won three Donegal Senior Championships, four Donegal Division 1 league titles, four County Gaeltacht championships, four All-Ireland Gaeltacht Championships and one Ulster Championship. 

 

2014 was the year the ladies won every cup available to them in Ireland. They began in May winning their fifth County Gaeltacht title in a row. Then came the All-Ireland Gaeltacht in Galway, which makes it five times in a row. They won the Division one Donegal league - again the fifth in a row.

 

In the championship, they beat Glenfin in the Donegal senior final. On then to Ulster were they beat the Cavan champions and then the Down champions to set up a final spot with Donnaghmoyne from Monaghan who they beat to be crowned Ulster champions.

 

They then travelled to Galway to play Connacht champions Clonbern in the All-Ireland semi-final and won.

 

The All-Ireland final was played in Tuam Co. Galway on November 30 last against Munster champions, Mourneabbey.

 

The Cork side - who were chasing a unique treble having previously been All-Ireland junior and intermediate champions - led by four points at half time but didn’t bank on the Termon side turning up the pressure in the second half to run out winners by five points at the finish.

 

The Termon ladies were crowned Senior All Ireland champions after defeating them 3-12 to 1-13. 

 

The panel and management were: 

 

Laura Gallagher

Emer Gallagher

Olive McCafferty

Petra McCafferty

 Maria Carr

 Nicole McLaughlin

 Therese McCafferty

 Shannon McGroddy

 Roisin McCafferty

 Lauren McElwaine

 Sharon McLaughlin

Grainne McDaid

Dara Kelly

 Roisin Friel

Geraldine McLaughlin

Maureen O’Donnell

Niamh Friel 

Hollie McDaid 

Anna Gallagher 

Shauna Kelly 

Claire Mc Dermott 

Jamie Lee Murray 

Lucy O Flynn 

 

Management: Francie Friel, Trevor Alcorn, Paul McDaid 

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