It was a game of two halves in Sligo IT as Down came away with a hard-fought 8 point win. The Mourne ladies started the game playing against a gale-force wind which dictated the pace. Sligo opened the scoring and Down responded with 1-1. Sligo quickly got a goal of their own and both sides were not going to give in easily. Down got the next four scores from Natasha Ferris and Sligo followed this with another three. The first half ended Sligo 1.04 – Down 1.06.
Against the wind Sligo got two quick second-half goals, putting the game 3.04 – 1.06
It was at this point Down stepped into another gear and with a solid defensive unit providing the platform for each attack, Natasha Ferris kept the scoreboard ticking with Aoife Keown and Mairead Kavanagh adding goals for Down. A Superb performance from the entire Down team with Natasha Ferris finishing with a barely believable personal tally of 1-14 which saw them go home with the win.
The game ended Down 3.15- Sligo 3.07