Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tombrack lift Under Eighteen Sevens title

Under Twelve Division Four
Wexford Youths         0          Aughrim Rangers       2
Divisional champions Aughrim Rangers travelled to second placed Wexford Youths on Wednesday evening and rounded off their perfect season with their fourteenth win from fourteen games. Abigail Whitney and Ciara Connolly scored both goals in the second half for the Wicklow side 

Under Fourteen Premier Division
Ballindaggin AFC       0          Courtown Hibs           0
These two sides are deadlocked at the top of the table and nothing could separate them when they met on Wednesday night with defences dominating in this highly entertaining scoreless draw. The Hibs keeper pulled off an excellent save from Niamh McHugh while at the other end Hannah Redmond saw her shot rocket back off the cross bar

Under Fourteen Premier Division
Curracloe United        1          Courtown Hibs           2
Hibs travelled to Curracloe on Saturday afternoon and after a dogged battle, they secured the three points to bring this division to a play off between themselves and Ballindaggin. Amy Robertson put the visitors in front but Rebecca Fanning quickly had the home side back on level terms before Hannah Redmond scored the winner for Courtown with fifteen minutes to go

Under Fourteen Division One
All Blacks       6          St Leonards    3
The home side have joined Forth Celtic at the top of the table after this win over St Leonards but they had to work very hard to overcome a determined visiting side. Goals from Eve and Aoife Cullen had St Leonards 2-0 ahead before Niamh Reese scored twice to bring the sides level before Jennah Molloy restored St Leonards lead just before the break. All Blacks were much better in the second half and goals from Emma Carr, Seren Ward, Aoife Houghton and a third from Niamh Reese gave All Blacks the three points they needed to finish level with Forth Celtic

Under Eighteen Sevens Play Off Final
Tombrack United        1          Bree United   1          aet
(Tombrack won 4-2 on penalties)
With three games to go, Tombrack looked to be out of the running for honours in this division but some excellent performances in the run in saw them force their way into a three way play off where they overcame St Leonards in the semi final and in torrential rain on Saturday, lifted the title after a penalty shoot out win over Bree United. After a scoreless first half, Becky Connaughton eventually broke the deadlock with a penalty early in the second half but the lead was shortlived as Amy Long quickly had Bree back on level terms. No further goals saw the game go to extra time and then penalties where Tombrack held their nerve to win 4-2. Aoife Codd and Louise Butler were on target for Bree in the shoot out while Becky Connaughton, Breda Cushen, Amie Dreelan and Nicola Ryan were all on target for Tombrack. League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the soaked but delighted home side with their league trophy

Under Fourteen Play Offs
All four divisions in the Under Fourteen league have all, or will, require play offs to decide the destination of the league titles. Seaview overcame North End on penalties in Division Two A while Adamstown beat Aughrim 2-1 to lift the Division Two B title. All Blacks and Forth will meet on June 10th in Kilmore to decide the destination of the Division One title while next Saturday Courtown Hibs and Ballindaggin will meet to decide who will be crowned Premier champions

Sunday, May 21, 2017

League titles presented to Seaview, Adamstown and Tombrack

Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League 21-05-2017

Under Twelve Division Three
St Cormacs      2          Bridge Rovers             2
This highly entertaining 2-2 draw saw St Cormacs clinch second place in the division behind a very impressive Rosslare Rangers side and just ahead of Bridge Rovers

Under Twelve Division Four
Wexford Youths         4          Bridge Rovers             0
Wednesday night, goals from Jenna Kirwan, Angel Doyle, Aoife Doran and Sofia Kotun saw Wexford Youths get the three points that secured runners up spot in the division. Both sides created chances but it was Youths sharpness in front of goal that saw them take the victory

Under Fourteen Division Two A Play Off
Seaview United           2          North End United       2          aet
(Seaview United won 3-2 on penalties)
These two sides have been neck and neck all season and it was almost a given that it was going to come down to penalty kicks to eventually decide the destination of this league title. Played in Corach Ramblers, the pitch was in excellent condition despite the days heavy rain and both sides produced a top class encounter that went all the way to penalties before a winner was decided. Two goals from Katie Law made up North End’s tally while Ava White Keating and Ciaradh Connolly scored for Seaview who went on to hold their nerve in the shoot out and be presented with their league trophy by League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey

Under Fourteen Division Two B Play Off
Adamstown    2          Aughrim Rangers        1
Adamstown came away from Tombrack on Wednesday night after a close battle with Aughrim Rangers saw them eventually lift the title with a penalty two minutes from time. Goals from Laura Banville and Karolina Jaglarz saw Adamstown crowned champions and were presented with their league trophy by League Treasurer Ashling Kavanagh

Under Sixteen Premier One
Tombrack United       1          Bunclody AFC            0
The home side were presented with their league trophy on Friday evening by League Administrator Peter Doyle after they overcame Bunclody 1-0. The game had no impact on the league table as Tombrack were already champions but managed to put in title winning performance against cup holders Bunclody. Shauna McGovern scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half to give her side their ninth win of the season

Under Eighteen Sevens Play Off Semi Final
St Leonards     0          Tombrack United       2
Tombrack are through to a play off with Bree for the league title after they travelled to St Leonards on Sunday morning and overcame the home side 2-0. Shannon McGovern scored in the first half with Becky Connaughton finding the net in the second half to ensure a final meeting with Bree next Saturday

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Both League Representative squads impress in Slaney Cup

Under Fourteen Division Two A
North End United        4          Wexford Youths         0
The home side won their ninth game of the season and joined Seaview at the top of the table and forcing a play off for the Under Fourteen Division Two A title. Katie Law continued her excellent scoring form with a hat trick with a Wexford Youths defender deflecting the ball into her own net for the other goal

Under Twelve Division Three
Bridge Rovers              0          Rosslare Rangers        1
Rosslare Rangers rounded off their season with a perfect fourteen wins from fourteen games as they just about snuck past Bridge Rovers to secure the three points. Tegan Fortune scored the only goal of a very competitive game and after the match Rangers were presented with their league trophy by league Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey

Under Sixteen Premier One
Courtown Hibs            2          Cloughbawn AFC         3
Cloughbawn kept alive their chances of finishing runners up when they overcame a very determined effort from a young Courtown side on Thursday evening. Amy Robertson and Hannah Redmond were on target for Hibs while two goals from Niamh McHugh and one from Laura Butler gave the visitors victory

Under Twelve Division Four
Forth Celtic     2          Aughrim Rangers       6
Two goals each from Aoife Campbell and Abigail Whitney plus a goal each from Niamh Whelan and Ciara Connolly gave divisional champions Aughrim Rangers their thirteenth win of the season when they overcame Forth Celtic 6-2. Sinead Cullen scored both goals for the home side

Slaney Cup Inter League Under Fourteen
Wexford Under Fourteen girls finished runners up behind Kilkenny, losing out on goal difference to Kilkenny in a very competitive inaugural Slaney Cup in All Blacks on Saturday. This competition was set up by the Wexford League to assist their squad in preparation for the upcoming Gaynor Cup and Wexford manager Philip McGrath will be content with the performance of his young squad.  Wexford won two of their games and drew with Kilkenny in the final game but lost out as Kilkenny had a superior goal difference and took home the cup. In the opening game, Wexford overcame Waterford 3-0 thanks to goals from Ciara Rees, Jennah Molloy and Holly Jenkinson. This was followed by a tight 1-0 win over Wexford Development squad with Cira Bates Crosbie scoring the only goal of the game before a 1-1 draw with Kilkenny rounded off the day with Kilkenny running out winners on goal difference. Cira Bates Crosbie was also the Wexford scorer in this game. This tournament was also a great run out for Wexford Development squad who were called in at the last minute when South Tipperary had to withdraw and put in some excellent performances in their three games

Slaney Cup Inter League Under Sixteen
Three wins from three games saw Wexford lift the inaugural Slaney Under Sixteen Cup in All Blacks on Sunday afternoon with manager Mick Bennett delighted with the performance of his young squad. Goals from Sara Siggins, Shannon McGovern and Emma Clarke gave Wexford an opening win against Kilkenny and followed this up with a hard earned 2-1 win over Carlow courtesy of a Kira Bates Crosbie header and a Niamh McHugh strike. The final group game saw Kira Bates Crosbie score again as Wexford overcame Waterford 1-0 and wrap up the tournament. Kira rounded off a great day by also being awarded player of the tournament and the league would like to take this opportunity to thank All Blacks for the use of the complex for the weekend and all who came and supported both teams

Women’s Division One Runners Up Play Off
Bree United     4          Kilmore United           7
An outstanding display by Katrina Parrock saw her score six goals as Kilmore earned runners up spot in division one and promotion to the premier division with a 7-4 win over Bree United in Fastnet Rovers. Amy Long scored two for Bree while Mary O Gorman and Ciara Rossiter also found the net while Chloe Troy scored the other Kilmore goal

Referees Seminar
There are no games on Saturday as our referees are participating in their compulsory seminar so there is no point in clubs arranging games for Saturday May 20th as there will be no referees available. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our match officials for their help and co-operation throughout a long season and wish them the best of luck in their seminar on Saturday

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Under Twelve Just miss out on place in National Semi Finals

FAI Under Twelve Inter League Southern Section
Our Under Twelve Inter League squad travelled to Nenagh on Sunday to participate in the Southern qualifying section and after a long days football played in glorious sunshine, our girls finished third in a very competitive group, just missing out on a place in the National semi finals. The girls started off with a win when they proved too strong for near neighbours Waterford and ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Katie Law, Bobbie Culleton and Sasha Greene. A horrible start in the second game against Cork saw the Rebel county race into a 2-0 lead but Wexford showed great character and goals from Katie Law and Hannah Redmond brought the sides level only for Cork to snatch a late winner to take all three
points. Eventual group winners South Tipperary were up next and the host county got the ideal start when they scored a free kick after just two minutes and then had to defend strongly for the remainder of the game before Katie Law eventually managed to score and earn a point for Wexford. The final game of the day saw Wexford prove much too strong for Kerry and ran out comfortable 5-1 winners thanks to four goals from Rebecca Fanning and one from Bobbie Culleton. Hosts South Tipperary topped the group with Cork second while Wexford just missed out on a place in the semi-finals by finishing third in a tournament where our girls were definitely good enough to top the group. Manager Barry Dempsey was delighted with the efforts of his squad and was of course disappointed to miss out on a place in the last four.
Squad: Charlie Kennedy (St Josephs), Grace Harding Kenny (Curracloe United), Niamh Bates
(New Ross Town), Katelyn Tomkins (Courtown Hibs), Tara Roche (New Ross Town), Abigail Clarke (Rosslare Rangers), Hannah Redmond (Courtown Hibs), Sasha Greene (Courtown Hibs), Katie Law (North End United), Bobbie Culleton (Rosslare Rangers), Rebecca Fanning (Curracloe United), Katie Moynihan (Bunclody AFC), Aoibh Thomas (New Ross Town), Lucy Fitzgerald (North End United), Melissa Smith (Kilmore United), Aoife Devereux (All Blacks)
Manager: Barry Dempsey       Coach: Paula Saunders Foley

Under Twelve Division Four
Bridge Rovers              1          Wexford Youths          1
These two sides are still in contention for runners up spot in the division after they played out a 1-1 draw in Castlebridge on Sunday morning. Aoife McEldowney was on target for Rovers while Sofiat Kotun scored for Youths

Inaugural Slaney Cup Inter League next weekend
Next Saturday and Sunday will see eight teams converge on All Blacks for the inaugural Slaney Cup, a tournament hosted by the Wexford Womens’s and Schoolgirls League and designed to assist leagues in their preparation for the upcoming Gaynor Cup. Saturday will
see the Under Fourteens in action as Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford and South Tipperary all in action in round robin tournament with games kicking off at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Sunday will see the Under Sixteen’s in action with Wexford, Waterford, South Tipperary and Carlow in action with the same kick off times as the previous day. This is a great opportunity to see the best players in the South East in action and all are welcome to attend and show their

support for these young sides

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Curracloe and Gorey Rangers win Under Eighteen Cup and Shield

Wexford and District Women’s and Schoolgirls League 07-05-2017

Under Ten Division Two A
Moyne Rangers           0          Cloughbawn AFC         0
Played on Thursday night, these two young sides played out a scoreless but entertaining draw with defences dominating in what was an overall enjoyable encounter

Under Twelve Division Three
St Cormacs      4          Cushinstown AFC        0
The Boolavogue girls are still in pole position for runners up spot after they proved too strong for Cushinstown and collected all three points after this 4-0 win

Rosslare Rangers        1          Forth Celtic     0
The home side recorded their twelfth win of the season and wrapped up the Division Three title when they overcame Forth Celtic 1-0 in a very entertaining and evenly contested encounter. Tegan Fortune scored the only goal of the match to give her side the points they needed to secure the league title.

Under Twelve Division Four
Aughrim Rangers        5          Fastnet Rovers            0
Aughrim Rangers wrapped up the Division Four title with this comfortable 5-0 win at home to a battling Fastnet side. Zoe O Connor and Ciara Connolly scored a goal each with Abigail Whitney scoring a hat trick as Rangers secured a historic three points to give the club their first league trophy in the league. Referee Emmanual Kavanagh was on hand to present the winning side with their league trophy

Under Fourteen Division Two A
Corach Ramblers        0          Gorey Rangers            1
Gorey Rangers travelled the long distance to Corach last Monday and came away with all three points in a game where both sides created several chances but it was Rangers who took the three points with a 1-0 win

Seaview United           7          Tombrack United        0
The home side completed their season with a comfortable 7-0 win over Tombrack and now must wait for North End to complete their season to see if a play-off will be required to decide the title. Ava White Keating scored two, Ciaradh Connolly scored a hat trick with Chloe Drought and Ruby Murphy adding a goal each

Under Sixteen Premier One
Cloughbawn AFC         1          St Leonards     0
Cloughbawn overcame St Leonards with a solitary goal scored by Niamh McHugh to keep alive their chances of securing runners up spot

Under Eighteen Seven a Side
Gorey Rangers            1          Wexford Celtic            1
Both these Under Eighteen sides completed their league season with a 1-1 draw. Hannah Quinn was on target for Rangers while Chloe Quinn scored the goal for Celtic

Under Eighteen Cup Final
Curracloe United         3          Bunclody AFC              0
This game was much closer than the scoreline suggests but Curracloe were the better side on the day as they lifted the Under Eighteen Cup for the third time in a row in St Josephs on Saturday morning. Curracloe took the lead on twenty minutes when Leah Furlong found the net and early in the second half Fiona Kinsella made it 2-0. The game was put beyond any doubt when Fiona Bennett made it 3-0 and League Chairman Daire Doyle was on hand to present the cup to the winning side and player of the match award to Curracloe’s Fiona Kinsella

Under Eighteen Seven a Side Shield Final
Gorey Rangers            1          Bree United                 0

Gorey Rangers became the first winners of the Under Eighteen Shield when they overcame Bree United in a closely contested final in St Josephs. Both sides produced some excellent passing football and both created chances but found the opposing defences difficult to break down. Player of the match Abbie Molloy broke the deadlock in the second half to give Rangers victory and League committee member Mick Bennett presented the victorious side with their Shield

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cup final wins for North End and Tombrack Wexford Women’s Cup Final
Ferns United               1          North End United       2
Despite the atrocious weather conditions, both these sides managed to produce a game that was more than worthy of a cup final. Although the rain never relented, the main pitch in Bunclody stood up to the test and both sides set into the game at a furious pace and although both sides chances to score early on, it was Ferns who took the lead on twenty one minutes when Mary O Neill sent the ball to the bottom of the corner of the net. Division One champion’s North End, did not allow this to deter them and they stuck to their task against arguably the best ever side to play in Wexford. It was twenty-five minutes into the second half before North End got their reward when top scorer Martina Pender shot to the net to bring the sides level. Ferns were still enjoying the lion’s share of the possession but were unable to break down a well marshalled opponents defence while North End always looked capable of scoring when the chance presented itself. The inevitable happened on ninety minutes when Martina Pender once again found herself in space to send the ball to the net for what proved to be the winning goal and bringing the Wexford Cup back to North End United for the first time. No amount of rain could dampen the celebrations from the Wexford town girls when referee Pat Sinnott eventually sounded the final whistle and the sportsmanship shown by the Ferns players and management is also to be commended. League Chairman Daire Doyle presented the cup to the victorious side while North End’s Aoife Tormey picked up the player of the match award

Division Three Cup Final
Tombrack United       5          Stoney LFC    2
Sunday morning’s torrential rain began when referee Philip McGrath blew the whistle to start this Division Three cup final between divisional champions Tombrack United and third placed Stoney. The rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of both of these fully committed sides and although Stoney were had the chance to take the lead early in the game, it was Tombrack who raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Shannon McGovern and Mary Boland. With the wind in their back, Stoney did apply pressure and were given a lifeline just before the break when Chloe Foxe slotted home a well taken penalty. Tombrack dominated the opening period of the second half and went 3-1 ahead when Sharon Walsh scored and the game looked over when Breda Cushen sent a thirty yard strike to the net with ten minutes to go. Stoney never gave up and with five minutes remaining Chloe Foxe sent a free kick to the net but it was Tombrack who had the final say when Mary Boland scored in the dying minutes to make it 5-2. League Chairman Daire Doyle presented the cup to a delighted Tombrack squad with their player Shannon McGovern collecting the player of the match award.

Women’s Division Two B
Wexford Bohs             5          Seaview United          0

Bohs completed their first season in the league with a 5-0 win over a depleted Seaview side and it’s a win that ensures the home team of their place in the division for next season. Aideen Byrne scored four with Noelia Toledo also finding the net

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cup Final Day reports

Under Ten Division Two A
Seaview United           0          Kilmore United          0
Kilmore were presented with their Division Two A trophy on Thursday evening after a scoreless but entertaining match against Seaview

Under Twelve Premier Division
Ballindaggin FC          0          Courtown Hibs           5
Courtown Hibs secured the under twelve premier title when they travelled to closest challengers Ballindaggin and came away 5-0 winners. Hannah Redmond scored a hat trick

Under Twelve Division Three
St Cormacs      7          Ballindaggin FC         0
On Tuesday night St Cormacs kept the pressure on leaders Rosslare Rangers with a 7-0 win at home to Ballindaggin second team

Gorey Rangers            1          Campile United         4
Campile made the long journey to Gorey Rangers midweek and came away with all three points courtesy of the 4-1 win.

Ballindaggin                0          St Cormacs      3
St Cormacs made it two wins from two games midweek when they travelled to Ballindaggin on Thursday night and won 3-0

Forth Celtic     5          Gorey Rangers B       1
Sinead Cullen scored four for Forth Celtic on Thursday evening as they overcame Gorey Rangers 5-1. Amelie Roche also found the net for Celtic while Grace Doyle was on target for Rangers

Under Fourteen Premier Division
Kilmore United           0          Curracloe United       6
Curracloe kept their title ambitions alive with a 6-0 win away to Kilmore with Ella Wright scoring a hat trick while Amber Wright, Caoimhe Parker and Nicole Harding Kenny all adding one each

Under Fourteen Division One
St Leonards     1          Forth Celtic    4
Forth Celtic completed their season with a 4-1 win away to St Leonards and now must wait for All Blacks to complete their campaign to see what lies ahead of them. Jennah Molloy scored for the home side while Vikki Breen, Grace Roche, Sarah Carroll and either Leah Cassidy or Megan Murray Byrne were on target for the visitors

Moyne Rangers           6          St Josephs       1
Moyne completed their season with a win at home to St Josephs with Kerrie Burt, Shannon Peare, Faith Walsh, Shanise O Reilly and Shannon Redmond all scoring for Moyne while del Kehoe scored for St Josephs

Under Fourteen Division Two A
Corach Ramblers        1           North End United      6
North End remain well in contention for the league title when they travelled to Corach on Tuesday and ran out 6-1 winners. Grace Donovan was on target for the home side while Katie Law and Chelsey King scored two each for visitors while Caoimhe Lawlor and Tara Murphy added one each

Tombrack United        5          Corach Ramblers        0
Tombrack comfortably sit mid table after this 5-0 win at home to Corach Ramblers. Nadine Fortune and Shauna McGovern scored two each with Abbie Walsh also finding the net

Wexford Youths         1          Seaview United         6
Seaview remain top of the table after they travelled to Wexford Youths and came away with their eight win of the season to move three points clear. Kiera Payne was on target for the home side

North End United       7          Gorey Rangers           4
North End keep the pressure on the league leaders after they overcame Gorey Rangers 7-4 in a highly entertaining encounter. Siun Murphy and Ciara Wilkinson scored two goals each for Rangers for five goals for Katie Law and one each from Chelsea King and Tara Murphy gave the home side all three points

Under Fourteen Division Two B
Aughrim Rangers        2          Adamstown FC          1
These two sides look to be heading for a play off after Aughrim overcame Adamstown 2-1 to lead by three points but Adamstown have a game left. Cora Banville scored for Adamstown but goals from Aoife Connolly and Anna Lawlor gave Rangers a very valuable three points

Arklow Town              6          New Ross Celtic        1
Arklow Town finished third in the division after they collected their sixth win of the season when they overcame a youthful New Ross Celtic 6-1

Under Eighteen Shield Semi Final
Bree United     3          St Leonards    1
Bree overcame St Leonards in the Under Eighteen shield semi final and booked a final meeting Gorey Rangers after this hard earned 3-1 victory. Emer Gabbett was on target for St Leonards but two goals from Ava Dempsey and one from Coley Furlong saw the home side through

Under Eighteen Sevens
Tombrack United        1          St Leonards    0
A second half goal from Amie Dreelan gave Tombrack the three points they needed to force the division into a three way play off. In a very close game, both sides created chances but it was Tombrack who snatched the three points with Amie’s second half goal

Under Ten Cup Final
Wexford Youths         3          Curracloe United       1
This highly entertaining and well attended Under Ten Cup final saw a well organised Wexford Youths side lift the cup for the first time when they overcame premier champions Curracloe United. Two goals from Aoife Doran had Youths 2-0 ahead but some good pressure from Curracloe saw Polly Redmond score to give her side a life line. However, Youths put the game beyond their reach when Layla Stafford fired to the net with five minutes to go and Layla also picked up a well deserved player of the match award

Under Twelve Cup Final
New Ross Town         1          Courtown Hibs           1          aet
(New Ross Town won 3-2 on penalties)
Both these young sides produced a top class game which went all the way to penalties before New Ross Town eventually rounded off an excellent season when keeping their nerve in a penalty shoot out. Sasha Greene had given Hibs the lead after just three minutes and they looked to be well in the control but Town battled back and a second half equaliser from Ella Nolan brought the game to extra time. No further goals saw the game go to penalties where Ella was once again the heroine as she slotted away the winning penalty while New Ross Town’s Emma Rossiter picked up the player of the match award

Under Fourteen Cup Final
All Blacks       1          Ballindaggin FC         3         
Ballindaggin picked up their first Under Fourteen Cup when they overcame Division One side in a very closely contested cup final. Ballindaggin took the lead early in the game with a long range free kick which carried all the way through to the net and All Blacks were back on level terms ten minutes later when they scored an almost identical goal. Lauren Fortune had scored Ballindaggin’s free kick while Emma Carr had scored for All Blacks. Ballindaggin retook the lead midway through the first half when Katie Bates fired home a long range effort and when Laoise Kearney found the net in the second half, the cup was on its way to Ballindaggin. The winners midfielder Orlaith Kehoe collected a well deserved player of the
match award

Ger Dunne Under Sixteen Cup Final
Bunclody AFC            3          Cloughbawn AFC      0

These two top Under Sixteen sides played out an intense cup final which saw Cloughbawn almost go ahead after just two minutes but Anais Curran saw her shot go just wide and three minutes later Bunclody were ahead when Maeve Sinnott slotted past the keeper into the corner of the net. Niamh McHugh had a chance to level things up midway through the half but saw her shot go across the goal and wide. Minutes later they were 2-0 down when Maeve Sinnott turned sharply on the edge of the box and fired to the net, giving the Cloughbawn keeper no chance. Although Cloughbawn kept battling, Bunclody were never going to let the cup slip away and when Zoe Kearney scored just before half time, the game was beyond the reach of the previous season’s winners. Bunclody’s Rachel Murphy was awarded with the player of the match award.