‘We’ll need to be at our very best’ – Hegarty

A delighted Jimmy Hegarty after the Donegal senior ladies 2016 final. Photo Evan Logan

MOVILLE ladies boss Jimmy Hegarty is under no illusions as to the task awaiting his side in Sunday’s Donegal senior ladies final showdown with Glenfin at O’Donnel Park in Letterkenny.


Like Moville, Glenfin have some of the very best players in the county and it has always been very tight between these two sides and Hegarty is expecting no different this weekend.

“Glenfin are a very good side with some exceptional players. They have four or five county players who will all take some watching. To be honest I think it’s going to be very tight and there will be very little between the teams at the end. As long as we can put in the performance and hopefully get a few wee breaks along the way, then we should give ourselves a chance to win the game,” he said.

Moville were crowned Division One league winners a couple of weeks ago but according to the manager, that wont matter one single but this weekend.

“It was good to win the league of course but you have to remember that half of the league is played without the county players so it’s hard to take too much from it. Put it this way, it the fact that we won the league this year, wont matter one single bit come Sunday,” said Hegarty.

Moville have been training hard in the build up to Sunday’s final and Hegarty is confident that he will have a full panel to choose from this weekend.

“The girls have been working hard in training and fingers crossed we should have everybody available for the weekend. We’ll need them all if we are to get over the line, that’s for sure.”

Yvonne Bonner is the star attraction on the Glenfin side but Hegarty insists that they have other players who they will have to be keeping an eye on just as much.

“Yvonne is a great player obviously but Glenfin have great players all over the pitch. We’ll have a plan to try and stop Yvonne but we cannot be getting too bogged down with that because if we concentrate on one player, they have players from other areas of the pitch that will then do the damage. All we can do is worry about our own game and getting the best performance we can possibly get,” Hegarty concluded.

Don’t miss Tuesday’s Inishowen Independent for full coverage from the match.