Dunboyne player puts defeat in context

Sunday wasn't one the best of days for Dunboyne footballers as they lost to Mourneabbey by 6-17 to 0-5 in the Ladies All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final.

The Meath and Leinster champions had made the long trip down to reigning champions Mourneabbey for their first ever senior All-Ireland semi-final but it didn't turn out to be the result they hoped.

Afterwards Dunboyne's Emma Duggan expressed her disappointment but she also put the defeat in context.

"This defeat is a disappointing end to a really, really great year. We'll take a couple of days to reflect on everything, the high points and what is now a low point but you'll have those days," the 19-year-old said on the Morning Ireland show.

"What this week has thought us is we are out here playing a simple game of football but there's so much more going on in the world.

"We think obviously of the tragedy that happened Ashling Murphy. You take one second to think about that and it takes you right back down to earth and it puts everything into perspective. We won't be too disappointed in terms of that."