Galway 1-12

Donegal 1-5

Donegal's dreams of reaching the Lidl Ladies League Division One Final were halted by an impressive Galway side in the semi-final played in Longford.

Galway went into the game having topped Division One while Donegal had finished fourth.

And the outcome was similar to a few weeks ago when the Connacht side emerged victorious in the last round of league games by nine points.

This time around the difference was seven points, but Galway were still deserved winners.

The damage was done in the first half, at the end of which Galway led by 0-9 to 1-1.

Niamh Hegarty got the Donegal goal, with a penalty.

Donegal battled gamely but were always chasing the game.

Scorers – Galway: T Leonard 0-5 (0-4f), R Leonard 0-4, M Glynn 1-0, L Ward, B Hannon & M Seoighe 0-1 each.

Donegal: N Hegarty 1-1 (1-0 pen, 1f), K Herron, AB Carr, G McLaughlin & K Guthrie 0-1 each.

Galway: L Murphy; S Burke, S Lynch, S Molloy; O Murphy, F Cooney, C Cooney; B Hannon, L Ward; O Divilly, T Leonard, M Glynn; M Seoighe, R Leonard, S Conneally.

Subs: L Coen for Conneally (47), R Ní Flatharta for Glynn (59), M Coyne for C Cooney (59), L Noone for Seoighe (60+1).

Donegal: A McColgan; N McLaughlin, E Gallagher, E McGinley; N Carr, AM McGlynn, N Boyle; K Herron, M Ryan; E Melaugh, G McLaughlin, S McGroddy; A Boyle Carr, K Guthrie, N Hegarty.

Subs: K McCleneghan for McGinley (h-t).

Referee: Brendan Rice (Down)

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