Errigal Ciaran were impressive winners in Saturday’s senior quarter final against Moortown and if the truth be told it seemed they would be from the first whistle. Before a minute had been played Claire Canavan opened the scoring with a fisted point. Cliodhna McElroy and Aoife Horisk soon put them three up with Moortown struggling to get to grips defensively with the fast runners coming at them in droves. After ten minutes Moortown had a goal chance but Rachel Tallon was closed down well and her shot was saved by the Errigal keeper. A minute later they did get their first score through Emma Murphy after good running by Eimear Quinn. Caoimhe McNally added a free a minute late but that was as close as Moortown would get. Maria Canavan added a free in the fifteenth minute before Aoife Horisk found the net with an unstoppable shot a minute later. The same player took a long range free that ended up in the Moortown net after twenty four minutes and another point from play seconds after. A second Caoimhe McNally free registered Moortown’s third score but a defensive error gifted a chance to Elle McNamee who hit a third major for Errigal. The half finished with a brace of nice points by Eimile Loughran and two others from Shannon Cunningham and Maria Canavan to leave the score 3-9 to 0-3 at the break.
The second half started just as the first had finished with Maria Canavan scoring Errigal’s fourth goal of the night before Caoimhe McNally added her third free a minute later. More scores followed for Errigal from Bronagh McAleer, Maria Canavan and Shannon Cunningham before Emma Murphy scored her second from play after thirteen minutes. Aoife Horisk added a free before Emma Murphy got a consolation goal for Moortown. Nicole Conway added a free kick for Moortown but the deserved winners finished in style with scores from Kelly McCaffrey and Maria Canavan to leave the final score Errigal Ciaran 4-16 Moortown 1-7
Carrickmore and Dromore produced a high quality hard fought game that was finally decided by a late score from Sorcha Gormley. Carrickmore began well and raced into a 6-1 lead after thirteen minutes with five Sorcha Gormley points and a score from Alanagh McCallan. Dromore showed considerable character and had levelled by the twenty fourth minute 0.6 – 1.3 before they went one ahead in the twenty fifth. Carrickmore finished the half with a converted Gormley penalty and another point from the same player left the score at the break 1-8 to 2-4. The second half was every bit as competitive as the first with an Eimear Mc Phillips goal and a further Gormley point put their side four clear ten minutes in . Once again Dromore showed their mettle to hit four points to level the game with eight minutes remaining.With the game in the balance up steps Gormley once more with the winning score with less than three minutes remaining.