Sunday, January 15, 2017

Results for Weekend January 15th

Wexford and District Women’s and Schoolgirls League 15-01-2017

Under Twelve Cup First Round
Adamstown     3          Wexford Youths Green          1
Adamstown booked their place in the last sixteen of the cup with a 3-1 win over Wexford Youths. Sarah Leahy was on target for Youths while Karolina Jaglarz with two and Megan Martin scored the goals to put the home side through

Moyne Rangers           5          Forth Celtic     2
Last years beaten finalists Moyne Rangers booked their place in the second round when accounting for Forth Celtic on a 5-2 scoreline. Orla Griffen and Katie Kehoe scored for Celtic while Cassie O Rourke with four and one from Erin Carley saw Rangers through

St Leonards     2          Aughrim Rangers       7
Division Four leaders Aughrim Rangers made the long journey to Ballycullane and knocked Premier side St Leonards out of the cup in impressive style. Lucy Dillon and Abbey Whitty were on target for the home side but a hat trick from Willow Jordan, two goals from Jane Shannon and one each from Abigail Whitney and Ciara Connolly put Aughrim through to the last sixteen

Bree United     0          Bridge Rovers            2
Bridge Rovers booked their place in the last sixteen of the cup when they travelled to Bree and cane away 2-0 winners

Under Twelve Premier Division
Kilmore United           1          Ballindaggin               4
Ballindaggin remain tied at the top of the table after they came away from Kilmore with all three points courtesy of this 4-1 win. Melissa Smith scored for the home side but two goals each from Niamh Doyle and Anna Roban see the visitors remain unbeaten

Courtown Hibs            7          Seaview United         0
Courtown Hibs remain locked at the top of the premier division after this 7-0 win over a young Seaview side. Leah Gammell scored a hat trick with Sasha Greene scoring twice to add to goals from Hannah Redmond and Grace Davis

Under Twelve Division One
Gorey Rangers            0          North End United      5
North End keep the pressure on leaders All Blacks when they took all three points from their journey to Gorey Rangers. Katie Law continued her good scoring form with four goals while Jess Gannon also got ther name on the scoresheet

Under Twelve Division Two A
Corach Ramblers         0          Bunclody AFC            4
Bunclody moved joint top of the division with New Ross Celtic when they travelled to Corach Ramblers and came away 4-0 winners. Jade and Jenna Conroy scored two goals each to give the visitors their fourth win of the season

Under Twelve Division Two B
Taghmon United         5          St Josephs       2
Taghmon recorded an important win in their quest for promotion as they overcame second placed St Josephs 5-2. Kasey O Connor and Charley Kennedy were on target for the visitors while Caoimhe Breen (3) and Hannah Kehoe (2) scored the goals for the home side

Rosslare Strand           0          New Ross Town         7
New Ross Town recorded their seventh win of the season and are now only a win away from winning the division after this big win away to Rosslare Strand. Emma Rossiter, Abi Rossiter, Ella Nolan, Aoibh Thomas, Leah Ryan, Niamh Thomas and Tara Roche were all on target for an impressive Town side

Under Twelve Division Three
Campile United           4          Ballindaggin 2nds      0
Campile picked up their second win of the season when they hosted Ballindaggins second string and ran out 4-0 winners. Eva Fuhrmann scored a hat trick while Julie Boland also got her name on the scoresheet

Gorey Rangers            0          Cushinstown AFC     5
Cushinstown moved to just behind the promotion challengers after this impressive 5-0 win away to Gorey Rangers. Aoife Byrne and Sarah Finn scored two goals each while Ella Rossiter also got ther name on the scoresheet

St Cormacs      1          Rosslare Rangers       5
Rosslare Rangers recorded their seventh win of the season and moved nine points clear at the top of the table after this 5-1 win away to second placed St Cormacs. Emerson Doran scored for the home side while two goals each from Bobby Culleton and Abigail Clarke and one from Tegan Fortune gave Rangers all three points

Under Twelve Division Four
Carnew FC      0          New Ross Town         0
These two sides played out a scoreless but entertaining draw to give them a point each. Both sides created chances but defences and goalkeepers were well in control

Forth Celtic     1          Bridge Rovers            1
Both these sides remain in the hunt for promotion after they played out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Sinead Cullen scoring the goal for Forth Celtic. Aoife McEldowney scored the goal for Bridge Rovers

Shelburne        4          Fastnet Rovers           1
Shelburne kept their promotion hopes alive when they overcame Fastnet Rovers to record their third win of the season. Laya Fenton scored for Rovers while Caitlin Gaffney, Milly Sutton, Leah Byrne and Neala Barron were on target for the home side

Ger Dunne Under Sixteen Cup Pre Round
Cloughbawn AFC       9          Gorey Rangers           0
A revigorated Cloughbawn side overcame a depleted Gorey Rangers side with nine goals to spare to book their place in the first round proper of the cup. Laura Butler and Anais Curracn scored a hat trick each with Niamh McHugh scoring twice while Brid Madigan rounded off the scoring

Ger Dunne Under Sixteen Cup First Round
Bunclody AFC            1          Tombrack United      0
These two premier sides produced a closely fought and tense cup tie before Bunclody eventually booked their place in the quarter finals. Ciara Roban scored the vital goal midway through the first half and although Tombrack created several chances in the second half they were unable to break down a resolute and well organised Bunclody defence

Seaview United           3          St Josephs       1
Seaview booked their place in the quarter finals of the Ger Dunne Under Sixteen Cup when they overcame St Josephs in closely contested cup tie

Arklow Town             0          Shelburne FC             7
Shelburne are through to the quarter finals after this comfortable 7-0 win away to Arklow Town. Two goals each from Aisling Breen and Niamh O Shea as well as a hat trick from Ella Lyng saw the Ballywilliam girls through

Forth Celtic     3          St Leonards    3          aet
(Forth Celtic won 4-2 on pens)
Forth Celtic took control of this game early on and led 3-0 with two goals from new signing Emma Clarke and one from Chelsey Pitman and looked to be comfortably cruising through to the last eight. However, Eimear Gabbett scored a second half hat trick to bring the sides level and with no further goals in extra time, the game progressed to penalties where Forth held their nerve to advance

Courtown Hibs            10        Carnew FC      2
Kaley Kavanagh and Leanne Kelly were on target for Carnew in this cup tie but it was not enough against a very sharp and clinical home side who eventually ran out 10-2 winners. Amy Robertson scored four, Alex Lynch added two while Valentina Mono, Mia Davey, Holly Tobin, Caoimhe Spencer Hobbs and Emma Lynch were all on target for Courtown Hibs

Wexford Celtic           4          Camolin Celtic           1
These two Division Two B sides played out a hard fought entertaining encounter before Wexford Celtic eventually booked their place in the last eight. Wexford Women’s Cup Second Round
St Leonards     0          North End United      4
Newly crowned division one champions North End United advanced to the quarter finals of the Wexford Cup but had to work very hard to overcome a resilient home side. Two goals from Natasha Walsh, recently signed back from Corach, and a goal each from Cara McDonald and Martina Pender saw the Wexford town side through before they headed back to Belvedere where League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey presented the team with their Division One trophy

Cloughbawn AFC       0          Adamstown FC          4
Cup holders Adamstown are through to the quarter finals after this 4-0 win away to a hard working Cloughbawn side. Marcella Cullen continued her good form in front of goal with two while Caithlin Harler and Edwina Whelan also found the net

Rosslare Rangers        0          Piltown FC     4
Piltown made the long journey to Rosslare Rangers and made it through to the last eight of the Cup thanks to their 4-0 win. Aoife McCormack and Sophie Kelly scored a goal each while Anna Maria Tobin scored twice

All Blacks       1          Fastnet Rovers           2
Fastnet continued their giant killing exploits in the cup when they travelled to Division One side All Blacks and came away 2-1 winners. Two first half goals from Louise Walsh and Katerina Kelly saw Rovers go 2-0 up and although Tina Colloton scored a second half goal for the home side, Fastnet held on to go through to the quarter finals

Seaview United           1          Ferns United              5
Ferns continued their quest for a League, Cup and Shield treble when they travelled to Seaview and progressed to the semi finals. Catherine Doyle scored for a home side who were disappointed with their performance while Josie Dwyer, Johanne Barcoe and Mary O Neill scored a goal each for Ferns with Leona Breen adding two

Women’s Premier Division
East End United         8          Curracloe United        0
East End overcame a youthful Curracloe side to move joint second in the table, just a point behind leaders Ferns. Laura Dooley scored a hat trick, Rebecca Walsh hitting the net twice while Aine Lannon, Hannah Scott and Jenny Reddy all added a goal each

Women’s Division One
Kilmore United           2          Bree United               2
The home side went in front twice in this game thanks to two goals from Katrina Parrock but Bree pulled them back twice for a well earned point thanks to goals from Sonya Spratt Murphy and Christine Spratt Murphy.

Women’s Division Two A
Camolin Celtic            2          St Josephs        0
St Josephs are still top of the table despite this defeat but have only one league match remaining so will do well to ward off the chasing pack. Camolin kept their title hopes alive with a goal in each half from Caroline Murphy and Aoife Curran

Women’s Division Two B
Seaview United           0          Courtown Hibs           2
Courtown had to work very hard to come away from Seaview with all three points and keep their title ambitions alive with two second half goals. After a very evenly contested first half, goals from Sarah Lynch and Caoimhe McKeon gave Hibs the victory

Bunclody AFC            4          Wexford Bohs            0
The home side remain a point clear at the top of the table after they overcame a battling and improving Wexford Bohs side 4-0. Kate Hendrick scored twice with Britney Conroy and Daria Cyparska also getting their names on the scoresheet for Bunclody

Women’s Division Three
Bridge Rovers             1          Cushinstown               0
Bridge Rovers moved third in the table and notched up their fourth win of the season after this hard fought 1-0 victory over Cushinstown. Sarah Ryan scored the only goal of a well contested encounter with the visitors feeling unlucky not to have got at least a point

Stoney LFC     0          Tombrack United      1
Tombrack came out on top in this top of the table clash and have now moved five points clear of Stoney who remain in second place. Shannon McGovern scored five minutes into the game and despite loads of goalmouth action at both ends, this goal proved to be the game that secured victory for the visitors Wexford Women’s Cup Quarter Final Draw
North End United v Bunclody AFC or Courtown Hibs, Tombrack United or St Josephs v Fastnet Rovers, Adamstown v Ferns United, East End United v Piltown FC

Under Twelve and Under Fourteen Trials
Trials for the League Training Centre Under Twelve and Under Fourteen squads will take place on January 29th. Further details regarding times and venue will be sent out to clubs in the coming week as well as being posted on the League Facebook page and website

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Results for weekend of Jan 8th

Wexford and District Women’s and Schoolgirls League 08-01-2016

Under Ten Cup First Round
Aughrim Rangers        1          Carnew FC     1          aet
(Aughrim won on penalties)
This all Wicklow match produced a thrilling encounter before Aughrim Rangers eventually booked their place in the last sixteen on penalties. Aoife Wafer scored for Carnew and Sarah Doyle was on target for the home side and with no further goals, the game went to penalties where Aine Darcy scored the winning penalty for her side

Fastnet Rovers            1          Wexford Youths        4
Wexford Youths booked their place in the second round when they travelled to Rathangan and came away 4-1 winners. Lily McLoughlin was on target for the home side while Ella Lambert, Rachel Cullen and two from Layla Stafford saw Youths through to the second round

Ferns United               2          New Ross Celtic        0
Ferns are through to the second round after a 2-0 win against New Ross Celtic and will be home to Wexford Youths in the last sixteen. Anna Kavanagh and Ellie Kate Larkin  scored the all important goals for the home side

Bree United     1          Bunclody AFC           2
These two sides played out an entertaining cup tie before Bunclody eventually booked their place in the second round. Casey Cullen was on target for Bree but two goals for Mia Dunne saw her side through to the last sixteen

Corach Ramblers        0          Kilmore United          2
Plenty of excitement in this cup tie before Kilmore eventually booked their place in the second round. Holly Doyle gave them a first half lead although Corach struck the post just before half time and Jess Clooney made it 2-0 midway through the second half and although Corach did get a penalty near the end, it was well saved by the Kilmore keeper

Under Ten Premier Division
Bridge Rovers             0          Ballindaggin               2
Ballindaggin remain unbeaten and in contention for the league title after this hard earned win over a battling Bridge Rovers side who are bottom of the table but putting in some excellent performances. Leah Roban and Emily Roban continued their good scoring run when they scored the all important goals

St Josephs       1          Curracloe United       9
Curracloe travelled to St Josephs and remain top of the table after they ran out comfortable 9-1 winners against a young home side.

Under Ten Division One
Forth Celtic     0          Tombrack United      8
Tombrack travelled to Forth Celtic and opened their division one campaign with a comfortable win over a young home side. Mikayla Tobin Cosgrave continued her scoring run with five while Megan Hayes scored a hat trick

St Leonards     2          All Blacks      3
All Blacks led 3-0 in this match against St Leonards but the home side battled back in the second half and were unlucky not to at least gain a point. Joel Rankin, Rebecca Cloney and Ciara Murphy had the visitors ahead but a strong second half performance saw Katie Ryan score twice for the home side

Under Ten Division Two A
Moyne Rangers           2          Courtown Hibs           2
These two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with both sides content with a point at the end. Allanah Kavanagh scored both goals for Rangers while Izzy Kenna and Faith Kenna were both on target for Hibs

Shelburne FC              3          Cloughbawn AFC      1
The home side came out on top in this local derby where both sides produced some excellent football before Shelburne won 3-1. Keelin Barron with two and Lauren Phelan were on target for the home side while Kiera Wilson scored for Cloughbawn

Under Ten Division Two B
Rosslare Strand           1          Cushinstown AFC     0
Very little separated these two young sides but it was Strand who came out on top by a solitary goal

Under Fourteen Premier Div
Courtown Hibs            1          Ballindaggin               1
These two top sides in the division played out a very closely contested tie, ending in a draw and leaving them both in contention for the title. Holly Tobin scored to put Hibs ahead but a goal from Zoe Lett late in the second half earned Ballindaggin a point

Curracloe United        5          Kilmore United          1
Curracloe remain well in contention for the league title after this win over Kilmore. Caoimhe Parker scored a hat trick for the home side with Lily Stoute and Casey O Rourke also getting their name on the scoresheet

Under Fourteen Division One
St Leonards     1          All Blacks      2
All Blacks moved clear at the top of the table after a late goal gave them all three points in Ballycullane. Aoife Cullen was on target for St Leonards with a well taken goal but Aoife Houghton and Aoife Rees both scored to give All Blacks victory

St Josephs       3          Shelburne FC             6
Shelburne travelled to Kilmuckridge and came away with all three points after a very entertaining nine goal thriller. Ella Donohue, Katie Carr and Rita Redmond were on target for St Josephs while Gemma Martin with two, Anna Ryan and Katie Murphy with a hat trick gave the visitors the win

Forth Celtic     5          Moyne Rangers          1
The home side kept the pressure on the leaders with this 5-1 victory over a young but hard working Moyne Rangers side. Shannon Peare was on target for Rangers while Grace Roche with a hat trick, Lauren McLaughlin and Imogen Deas gave Celtic the three points

Under Fourteen Division Two A
Gorey Rangers            6          Tombrack United      4
In a game of several chances for both sides, Gorey Rangers eventually came out on top as their sharpness in front of goal proved vital. A hat trick from Ciara Wilkinson, two goals from Leanne Kinsella and one from Fina Lynch Gallagher comprised Rangers total while Nadine Fortune scored a hat trick for Tombrack with Ana Dragusin also finding the net

North End United       3          Seaview United         2
North End moved three points clear at the top of the table and made it four wins from four as they overcame one of their main rivals Seaview United by the odd goal in five. Tara Murphy and Chelsea King had the home side 2-0 up but Seaview came back level with goals from Charlotte Morrissey and Leah Murphy before Katie Law scored the vital goal to give her side all three points

Corach Ramblers        2          Wexford Youths        3
These bottom two teams produced a thrilling game before Wexford Youths collected their first win of the season. Grace Donovan and Orla Butler were on target for Ramblers while Kiera Payne, Grainne Ni Ailin and Rachel Meaney scored for Youths

Under Fourteen Division Two B
Aughrim Rangers        4          Arklow Town             1
Holly Jenkinson was on target for Arklow in this match but it was not enough as Aughrim ran out 4-1 winners to return to the top of the table. Ellie Devitt scored twice with Zoe Katus and Aoife Connolly also getting their names on the scoresheet

Bree United     6          Rosslare Strand          0
Megan Broaders was in fine scoring form for Bree in this match against a young Rosslare Strand side as she scored five of her sides tally. Ciara Rossiter also found the net as the home side ran out comfortable winners

Under Eighteen Super League
Bunclody AFC            1          Arklow Town             0
Bunclody had to work hard to eventually overcome a hard working Arklow Town side with Roisin O Connor scoring the only goal of the game midway through the second half

Under Eighteen “Sevens”
Gorey Rangers            1          Tombrack United       3
Abbie Molloy gave Rangers the lead in this game with a spectacular long range effort but two goals from Kelli Maguire and one from Becky Connaughton gave Tombrack a vital three points that pulls them back into the race for the title

Wexford Celtic           0          St Leonards    5
St Leonards travelled to Wexford Celtic and secured the three points that moves them to the top of the table as they came away 5-0 winners. Eimear Gabbett scored a hat trick with Niamh Browne and Linda Bradley also finding the net

Women’s Premier Division
Benfica LFC   2          Ferns United              3
Ferns came up against a revigorated Benfica side desperate for points to get away from the bottom of the table but it was the title favourites who came away with the three points that gives them their fourth win of the season and moves them to the top of the table. Brianne O Connor and Therese O Neill scored for Benfica but goals from Josie Dwyer, Leona Breen and Aoife Devereux gave Ferns the vital win

Curracloe United        0          Seaview United         3
Seaview still remain in the hunt for their first league title and just sit a point behind Ferns after this 3-0 win away to a young Curracloe side. Catherine Doyle continued her good season with two goals while Brid Doyle also got her name on the scoresheet

Adamstown     1          East End United        1
These two sides cancelled each other out in a very closely contested game which leaves Adamstown still in with a chance of the title and moves East End well clear of the relegation zone. Marcella Cullen was on target for the home side while Hannah Scott scored for the visitors

Women’s Division One
North End United v Corach Ramblers
North End have become the first title winners of the season without having to kick a ball as Corach’s withdrawal from the league gave them three points and other results going their way saw them move into an uncatchable position

Kilmore United           4          All Blacks                  1
Two goals from Katrina Parrock had Kilmore 2-0 ahead in this local derby and although Roisin Furlong pulled one back for All Blacks, it was not enough as Cora Miller scored twice to wrap up the three points. This win moves the home side back into the battle for runners up spot

Piltown FC      2          Bree United        2
Both these sides are still well in contention for promotion and cancelled each other out in this game having to settle for a point each in the end. Emily O Mahoney and Eilis Clooney scored for the home side while Amy Long and Petrina Tyrell were on target for Bree

Women’s Division Two A
Camolin Celtic            0          St Leonards                0
These two sides would still have serious title ambitions but neither could find the net in this match and had to settle for a point each. Despite no goals being scored, several chances were created but defences and goalkeepers excelled

Cloughbawn AFC       4 New Ross Town                   0
The home side got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over a young New Ross Town side who are already in the process of rebuilding for next season. Gina Foley, Danielle Kehoe, Tracey Martin and Hannah Keating were all on target for Cloughbawn who still remain favourites for the title

St Josephs       6          Moyne Rangers                      0
Leaders St Josephs continued on their winning ways as they overcame an understrength Moyne side with six goals to spare. Emer O leary scored a hat trick with Aine Roche adding two while Lynsey Sweeney wrapped up the scoring with her first goal for the club

Women’s Division Three
Ajax Athletic              3          Fastnet Rovers           3
Ajax collected their second point of the season when they drew 3-3 with promotion chasing Fastnet Rovers. Emilia Kantowicz, Sophie Savage and new signing Siobhan Grant Moorehead were all on target for Ajax while Eadaoin Miskella and Kathlynn Gabbett with two made up the Fastnet tally

Cushinstown AFC v   0          Tombrack United      6
Tombrack edged clear at the top of the table after this 6-0 win away to a dogged Cushinstown side who worked very hard for the ninety minutes with keeper Anna Power producing a top class performance. Shannon McGovern knocked in four with Kelli Maguire and Sarah Merrigan also finding the net

St Cormacs      2          Stoney LFC   2
St Cormacs put in one of their performances of the season to draw with title chasing Stoney in an exciting end to end game. Chloe Foxe scored both goals for the visitors but Lorraine Fortune and Noelle Jordan scored the all important goals for the home side

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Review of Season so far

As usual at this time of the year, we take the opportunity to take a quick look at the Women's league divisions and make the difficult predictions of who will win each division.
Of course you have to bear in mind I have a horrible record with making these predictions and struggle to get them right with any sort of consistency so don't worry if I don't predict silverware for your team

Premier Division
As we hit the Christmas break, it wasn't  the top of the table that supporters were watching but the bottom where Benfica sat with no points from their five games, such an unlikely scenario that no one would have bet on it at the start of the season. Lack of numbers are to blame as the Waterford side have traveled to several games and have paid the ultimate price and against all the odds, they bowed out of the MMI Wexford Cup to Division Three side Fastnet Rovers. This is a situation that is not likely to remain and Benfica could still have a major impact on where the league title eventually ends up and there is no doubt that they will make a massive effort to pull themselves away from the relegation spot.
Credit must be given to the teams at the top of the table and Adamstown have showed great character to put themselves a point clear going into the break, only losing the one game, a 1-5 defeat at home to Ferns. Title holders Ferns have won all three games they have played to date and it is very difficult to bet against them retaining their title and have looked more than comfortable in the games they have played so far
Seaview are also enjoying their season and are unbeaten to date although they have drawn two games which could prove costly as we close in on the end of the season. However, as predicted they are a club who are beginning to show the benefits of their underage structure and are closing the gap on the top sides each season. They have two big games coming up in the next month as they face Ferns in the Wexford Cup on January 15th and then again in the Premier One Shield Final a few weeks later.
East End struggled at the start of the season but have made up ground in recent weeks and are still in the hunt for medals although they will need to beat Ferns twice to give themselves any chance of winning back the title they won in 2015
A young Curracloe side are doing well in their first season back in the top flight and are definitely another team to watch for the future if they can put sufficient numbers on the field on a regular basis but are they definitely good enough to compete in this division

Prediction: Ferns United

Adamstown FC                       5          3          1          1          10                   
Ferns United                           3          3          0          0          9
Seaview United                      4          2          2          0          8
East End United                     5          2          1          2          7
Curracloe United                    4          1          0          3          3                     

Benfica LFC                           5          0          0          5          0          

Division One
This division is practically over and it really is only a matter or time before North End pick up the four points required to clinch the title. They have looked untouchable all season and six wins from six wins in any division is impressive and while they have been racing away with the division, any one of the five teams behind them are all taking points off each other. 
Only five points divide second place and relegation and any of the teams when on form can clinch that second promotion spot but at the same time have to be careful not to find themselves dragged into a battle against the drop
At the moment All Blacks look to be the favourites but Piltown cannot be ruled out. Bree have games in hand while Corach and Kilmore can, and have, produced important performances in vital games so while I have no problem predicting North End for the title it is impossible to predict what will happen in the remaining positions

Prediction: North End United

 North End United                   6          6          0          0          18
All Blacks                               6          3          0          3          9                                 
Piltown FC                              6          2          1          3          7         
Bree United                            4          1          1          2          4
Corach Ramblers                     5          1          1          3          4
Kilmore United                       5          1          1          3          4           

Division Two A
Heading towards the break, Cloughbawn were hot favourites to win this division but a disastrous 10-2 defeat away to Camolin threw this already very competitive division wide open. St Josephs and St Leonards have both showed great character and resilience in this division and both sides are ready to step up if Cloughbawn, who are still favourites, slip up again.
If Camolin can keep up their form that saw them beat Cloughbawn, they can cause problems in the division and cannot be ruled out as potential title contenders themselves.
Moyne are struggling to get numbers on the pitch but when they do, they are as good as anyone in the division although they have probably gave themselves too much to do to launch a serious tilt at the title at this stage
New Ross Town are in a rebuilding stage and have a very young squad, coupled with a great underage structure in the club, they are a club with a great future

Prediction: Cloughbawn AFC

St Josephs                                7          4          2          1          14                               
Cloughbawn AFC                   5          4          0          1          12
St Leonards                             6          3          2          1          11                               
Moyne Rangers                       6          2          0          4          6                     
Camolin Celtic                        4          1          1          2          4
New Ross Town                      6          0          1          5          1

Division Two B
Only one point divides the top three in this division but it is Bunclody who have the slightest advantage as they are currently unbeaten and lead by a point. The next meeting between Bunclody and Hibs will have a major bearing on where the title ends up as obviously a win for either would put them in the driving seat and a draw would let Seaview right back into the mix. Rosslare Rangers cannot be ruled out just yet but do need to win some of the important games coming up in the new year while both Shelburne and Wexford Bohs have been shown improvement all season and can take points off some of the top teams as the season nears a conclusion

Prediction: Bunclody AFC

Bunclody AFC                        7          6          1          0          19                               
Courtown Hibs                        7          6          0          1          18
Seaview United “B”               8          6          0          2          18
Rosslare Rangers                    7          4          1          2          13                               
Shelburne AFC                       7          3          0          4          9
Wexford Bohs                         6          2          0          4          6
**Arklow Town                      12        0          0          12        0

Division Three
Stoney and Tombrack are deadlocked at the top of this division and both are unbeaten at the halfway stage and while it would seem that this division is now between these two, anyone of the other five teams are capable of taking points of either of the leaders. Both have had to work hard to achieve their five wins and the draw between the two sides was an intense battle where a point each was probably a fair result in the end. Fastnet got off to a bad start but have made up ground since and of course have that famous cup win over Benfica to add to their seasons achievements while Bridge Rovers young side are well capable of producing match winning performances. St Cormacs and Ajax have made some good signings in recent months while Cushinstown are enjoying one of their better seasons to date

Prediction: For obvious reasons (manager of one of the teams involved), I am not going to make a prediction in this division only that both Tombrack and Stoney will still be in the running as we get get near the season's end

Stoney LFC                            6          5          1          0          16
Tombrack United                   6          5          1          0          16
Bridge Rovers                         7          3          0          4          9                                 
Fastnet Rovers                        6          3          0          3          9
St Cormacs                              6          3          0          3          9                     
Cushinstown AFC                  7          2          1          4          7                     
Ajax Athletic                          7          0          1          6          1

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Final results of 2016

Under Twelve Cup Prelim Round
Ballindaggin Seconds             0          Wexford Youths Green           8
Wexford Youths Green side made the journey to Ballindaggn on Saturday morning and will travel to Adamstown in the first round proper after this 8-0 win against a very young home side. Goals from Zoe Kelly (2), Cliona Kearney (2), Rachel Meaney (3) and one from Sarah Leahy saw Youths through

North End United       2          Ballindaggin FC         3
This game was worthy of being the final as these two sides played out a five goal thriller that was filled with drama down to the dying seconds. Ballindaggin controlled the earlier parts of the game and went 3-0 ahead thanks to two goals from Anna Roban and Niamh Doyle but North End battled back with two goals from Katie Law and when they were awarded an injury time penalty, the game looked to be heading for extra time. However, the well taken penalty just grazed the post and went wide and Ballindaggin left Hollygrove a very relieved side

Season’s Greetings

The league would like to wish all its members, supporters and referees a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Games will be back on Saturday January 7th with a round of Under Ten, Fourteen and Eighteen games while the Women will be back in action the next day.