Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wexford Womens Reports 22-11-2015

Women Premier Division
Killenagh Wan 0  Seaview United 0
These two sides played out a hard fought draw and show that even though they are both in the lower half of the premier division, the standard at this level is very high. Defences and goalkeepers dominated with the home keeper in particular denying the Seaview forwards on several occasions.

Benfica LFC 5  East End United  2
The home side have opened a five point lead at the top of the table and have more or less ended East End’s hopes of retaining their premier title. Rebecca Walsh and Jenny Reddy scored for the visitors but goals from Lisa Dower (2), Becky Conroy, Sharon Brown and Andrea Holmes gave Benfica all three points

 Benfica LFC                                      6          5          1          0          16
 Ferns United                                      5          3          2          0          11
East End United                                 6          2          1          3          7
Coolgreaney Celtic                             4          1          1          2          4
Seaview United                                  5          1          1          3          4
Killenagh Wanderers                          6          0          2          4          2

Women Division One
All Blacks 0  Curracloe United  4
Curracloe bounced back from last weeks defeat to Adamstown to join them at the top of the table when proving too strong for All Blacks. The game was closer than the scoreline suggests but the visitors were full value for their victory with Rihanna Cullen, Siobhan Doolan, Roisin Doolan and Clara Donnelly all finding the net

New Ross Town  6  St Leonards  0
Town eased their relegation worries slightly when overcoming a battling St Leonards by a six goal margin although it was the home sides ability to take their chances was the main difference between the sides. Ann Carroll (2), Linda Kelly (2), Aoife Nugent and Sinead Ryan were all on target for the home side.

 Adamstown FC                                 5          4          0          1          12
 Curracloe United                               5          4          0          1          12
Kilmore United                                   5          3          0          2          9
New Ross Town                                 5          2          1          2          7
All Blacks                                           5          1          1          3          4
St Leonards                                         6          1          0          5          3

Women Division Two A
Bunclody AFC  0  Bree United  4
Bree remain well in contention for promotion after this win away to a very young and very understrength Bunclody side. Claire Sheehan, Shonagh Spratt Murphy, Ciara McKelvie and Lauren Sinnott gave Bree a comfortable win

Cloughbawn AFC 7  Moyne Rangers 1
Cloughbawn also enjoyed a comfortable win as Moyne continue to struggle for numbers and the home side ran out 7-1 winners. Siobhan Grant Moorehead scored for Moyne but goals from Lisa Marie Doyle (4) and Amy Banville (3) moved the home side into contention for promotion

Corach Ramblers 7  Camolin Celtic  1
Ramblers are looking hot favourites to win this division when they proved much too strong for second placed Camolin and unless they collapse in the second half of the season, they should do enough to clinch the title. Goals from Sara Byrne (3), Nellie Walsh, Triona Sinnott, Nicole Sinnott and Ollie Scott gave them victory

St Josephs  0  Piltown FC  1
Piltown made the long journey to Kilmuckridge and after a tough battle, they eventually left with a three points that moves them into contention for a top two spot. Lisa McCarthy scored the all important goal that gave the South Kilkenny side their third win of the season

Corach Ramblers                                 5          5          0          0          15
Camolin Celtic                                    8          4          0          4          12
Bree United                                        6          3          1          2          10
Cloughbawn AFC                               7          3          1          3          10
Piltown FC                                          7          3          1          3          10
St Josephs                                           7          3          0          4          9
Moyne Rangers                                   6          2          0          4          6
Bunclody AFC                                   6          1          0          5          3

Women Division Two B
Tombrack United 1 Rosslare Rangers 1
These two sides were missing several key players for various reasons but still managed to produce a hard fought exciting encounter. Chloe Hayden Doyle put Tombrack ahead midway through the first half with Laura Barry equalising for Rangers ten minutes later

Ajax Athletic 1  Stoney LFC  3
Chloe Foxe scored all three goals for Stoney who recorded their second win of the season to move out of the bottom two and are showing improvement with every game although Ajax will feel unlucky not to have got something from this game

Cloughbawn AFC “B”  4  Seaview United “B”  2
The home side remain second in the table after a 4-2 victory over Seaview United second team. Gina Foley was the heroine for Cloughbawn as she scored all four of their goals to give them their sixth win of the season

Courtown Hibs  1  Bridge Rovers  0
Courtown Hibs remain top of the division after a hard earned win over a young Bridge Rovers side. Danielle Kenny scored the only goal of a very closely contested encounter.

Fastnet Rovers  4  St Cormacs 1
Helen Cousins scored for St Cormacs but Fastnet proved too strong on the day and took all three points thanks to goals from Joanne Jordan (2), Annie Breen and Lorraine Breen gave Rovers their fourth win of the season

Courtown Hibs                                   8          6          1          1          19
Cloughbawn AFC “B”                       7          6          0          1          18
Rosslare Rangers                                 7          4          2          1          14
Seaview United “B”                           7          4          1          2          13
Fastnet Rovers                                    7          4          1          2          13
Tombrack United                                6          3          1          2          10
Bridge Rovers                                     6          3          0          3          9
Stoney LFC                                        6          2          0          4          6
St Cormacs                                          8          1          1          6          4
Ajax Athletic                                      7          1          0          6          3
Cushinstown AFC                              7          0          1          6          1


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Schoolgirl Match Reports 21st November 2015

           Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League


Big win for Cloughbawn in FAI Under 14 Cup away to Evergreen

Campile and Seaview Under 10s share an incredible 22 goals

Curracloe Under 18s unlucky to bow out of FAI Cup

Under Ten Premier
Kilmore United  0  Ballindaggin  8
Ballindaggin are looking favourites to lift their first ever under ten title after this comfortable win away to Kilmore United. Goals from Cerys Fortune, Carla Cloney (2), Leah Roban (3) and Emily Roban gave the visitors their third win of the season

Courtown Hibs 3 Curracloe United 5
These two young sides played out an eight goal thriller before Curracloe eventually left with the three points and keep their title ambitions alive. Leah Gammell (2) and Rebecca Hughes were on target for Hibs while goals from Polly Redmond (2), Caoimhe Whelan (2) and Emma Cullen kept the visitors top of the table

Curracloe United                               5          3          1          1          10
Ballindaggin                                        3          3          0          0          9
New Ross Celtic                                 4          2          1          1          7
Courtown Hibs                                   3          0          0          3          0
Kilmore United                                   3          0          0          3          0

Under Ten Section A
Taghmon United  5  Corach Ramblers  1
Kate Harpur was on target for Corach but it was not  enough against an impressive Taghmon side who recorded their fourth win of the season and will be competing for the division one title in the second half of the season. Caoimhe Breen (4) and Rachel Hussey scored the vital goals for the home side.

Campile United  8  Seaview United Yellow  12
This incredible game is probably one of the highest scoring under ten games ever, averaging a goal every two minutes before Seaview eventually took all three points. Sally Kehoe (5), Abbie Malone (2) and an own goal made up the home sides tally while Cora Foley (5), Eimear Kehoe (5), Marie McDonald and Kirsty Cheevers gave Seaview the points

Taghmon United                                4          4          0          0          12
Seaview United Blue                          3          2          1          0          7
Seaview United Yellow                      4          2          1          1          7
Campile United                                   4          1          0          3          3
Corach Ramblers                                 4          1          0          3          3
St Leonards                                         3          0          0          3          0


Under Ten Section B
Wexford Youths  4 Bridge Rovers  1
Youths completed the first half of their season unbeaten with a comfortable 4-1 win over Bridge Rovers that secures them a place in the division one title race. Amy Redmond scored for Rovers but goals from Sioha Kotin (2), Alana Lambert and Cliona Moore gave the home side victory
Rosslare Strand  6  St Josephs  3

Wexford Youths                                5         5          0          0          15
Rosslare Strand                                   5          3          0          2          9
All Blacks                                           4          2          0          2          6
Bridge Rovers                                     4          2          0          2          6
Forth Celtic                                         4          1          0          3          3
St Josephs                                           4          0          0          4          0



Under Ten Section C
Bunclody AFC  1  Gorey Rangers  5
Gorey Rangers are looking impressive in this division as they travelled to Bunclody and came away comfortable 5-1 winners with Mia Dunne on target for the home side

Tombrack United  2  Ballindaggin 2nds  1
The home side moved third in the table after this win over Ballindaggin second team. Keelin Hipwell was on target for the visitors but goals from Michaela Tobin Cosgrave and Leanne Walsh gave Tombrack  all three points

Bunclody AFC                                   4          3          0          1          9
Gorey Rangers                                    3          3          0          0          9
Tombrack United                                3          2          0          1          6
Moyne Rangers                                   2          1          0          1          3
Ballindaggin                                        4          0          1          3          1
St Cormacs                                          3          0          1          2          1

Under Ten Section D
New Ross Town  5  Bree United  2
Town have moved top of the table after overcoming fellow challengers Bree 5-2 in Good Counsel College on Saturday. Aoife Fortune and Aoibh Duggan scored for Bree but Ella Nolan (4) and Emma Rossiter were on target to give the home side all three points

Cushinstown AFC  1  Cloughbawn AFC  2
Cloughbawn moved third in the table after a hard earned win over a battling Cushinstown side who will feel disappointed not to have taken at least a point from this game. Abbie Gaffney scored for the home side but Jenna and Jade Conroy scored to give Cloughbawn a vital victory

New Ross Town                                4         4          0          0          12
Bree United                                        5          3          0          2          9
Cloughbawn AFC                               4          2          1          1          7
Shelburne FC                                      4          2          1          1          7
Adamstown FC                                  3          0          0          3          0
Cushinstown AFC                              4          0          0          4          0


FAI Under Fourteen Cup Second Round
Evergreen FC 2 Cloughbawn AFC 3
Cloughbawn continued their good form at national level when they overcame Evergreen 3-2 to book their place the quarter finals of the FAI Under Fourteen Cup. Faye Larkin, Laura Butler and Heather Walsh were all on target for the visitors against a very well organised Kilkenny side.

Cabinteely FC v Campile United
(Being played Sunday November 22nd)

Under Fourteen Premier Division
Kilmore United 6 St Leonards 1
Kilmore collected their first three points of the season when overcoming St Leonards 6-1 with Sophie Boxwell (3), Aimee Bates Crosbie (2) and Kira Bates Crosbie all on target for the winners.

Ballindaggin FC  1  Curracloe United  1
Cloughbawn will be delighted with this result as their closest challengers played out a 1-1 draw which keeps both sides well behind the leaders. Rebecca Fanning scored for Curracloe while Katie Bates was on target to ear Ballindaggin a point

Cloughbawn AFC                               3          3          0          0          9
Ballindagin                                          3          1          2          0          5
Curracloe United                                4          1          1          2          4
Kilmore United                                   4          1          1          2          4
St Leonards                                         4          0          2          2          2


Under Fourteen Division One
Moyne Rangers  1  Courtown Hibs  7
Courtown made it three wins from three as they comfortably overcame Moyne 7-1 with Amy Shannon on target for Moyne and Mia Robins, Ella Maree, Lara Walshe, Emma Lynch, Amy Robertson,  Gina Burke and Leonie Ward all scoring for Hibs

Courtown Hibs                                   3          3          0          0          9
Campile United                                   2          2          0          0          6
New Ross Town                                 3          1          0          2          3
Wexford Celtic                                   3          1          0          2          3
Moyne Rangers                                   3          0          0          3          0


Under Fourteen Division Two A
Shelburne FC  1  Forth Celtic  3
Forth Celtic moved five points clear at the top of the division after this 3-1 win away to Shelburne. Katie Murphy scored for the home side but it was not enough against an impressive Celtic who took all three points thanks to goals from Lauren McLoughlin (2) and Ciara Ryan.

Seaview United  2  Gorey Rangers  0
Two goals from Jennifer Dunne gave Seaview their first win of the season against a young Gorey Rangers side.

All Blacks  1  Tombrack United  1
Both these sides kept their title ambitions alive after they played out an exciting 1-1 draw. Louise Nolan gave Tombrack the lead but the home side levelled just before the final whistle

 Forth Celtic                                        5         4          0          1          12
All Blacks                                           3          2          1          0          7
Shelburne FC                                      4          2          0          2          6
Tombrack United                                3          1          1          1          4
Seaview United                                  4          1          0          3          3
Gorey Rangers                                    3          0          0          3          0


Under Fourteen Division Two B
Arklow Town 0 St Josephs  1
An Edel Kehoe goal gave St Josephs their fourth win of the season and a six point lead at the top of the division when they travelled to Arklow Town and came away 1-0 winners

New Ross Celtic 0  Wexford Youths 3
Wexford Youths remain in contention in the division after this 3-0 win away to New Ross Celtic. Nadine Fortune (2) and Ciara Boland scored the all important goals for the winners

Corach Ramblers  6 Taghmon United  0
A goal each from Aisling Waters, Niamh Millar and Rebecca Holmes set Corach Ramblers well on the way to their second win of the season with Grace Donovan netting a hat trick to give them a 6-0 win over a young Taghmon side.

 St Josephs                                          4         4          0          0          12
Taghmon United                                 4          2          0          2          6
Corach Ramblers                                 2          2          0          0          6
Wexford Youths                                 3          2          0          1          6
Arklow Town                                      3          0          0          3          0
New Ross Celtic                                 4          0          0          4          0


FAI Under Eighteen Cup Quarter Final
Curracloe United  1  Douglas Hall  2
Douglas Hall made the long journey from Cork and had to work very hard before eventually overcoming a determined home side who did the league proud with their level of performance. Dearbhla Doyle was on target for Curracloe but goals from Ali McCormack and Michelle O Driscoll put the visitors through to the semi finals

Under Eighteen League
Wexford Youths  9 Wexford Celtic  0
Youths are looking very impressive in this league as they comfortably overcame a valiant Wexford Celtic side. Goals from Aoife Devereux, Britney Conroy (4), Kate Hendrick, Sarah Figgis and Louise Butler keep the Ferrycarrig based side top of the table

Under Eighteen Super League
 Wexford Youths                                4          4          0          0          12
Kilkenny United                                 3          3          0          0          9
Curracloe United                                3          2          0          1          6

Under Eighteen Premier League
Arklow Town                                      4          2          0          2          6
Wexford Celtic                                   4          2          0          2          6
St Josephs                                           4          1          0          3          3
Kilmore United                                   6          0          0          6          0

****Format: All teams in Under Eighteen League (Super and Premier) will play each other once. After the first set of games, the sections will split with the Super teams playing each other again and the Premier teams playing each other again****



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fixtures and Results 28-09-2014

Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League 28-09-2014
By Peter Doyle

Under Ten Premier Division
Title holders Curracloe kicked off their campaign with a 9-3 win over newly promoted Moyne Rangers on Saturday morning. Rebecca Fanning scored 4 for the home side with Caoimhe Whelan adding a hat trick while Clara O Leary scored 2. Leah Shannon and Erin Carley (2) were on target for Rangers. Ballindaggin opened their season with a 5-2 win away to Courtown Hibs with Sasha Greene and Mia Davy on target for the home side while Niamh Doyle (3) and Cerys Fortune (2) were on target for the visitors

Under Ten North
Gorey Rangers travelled to Tombrack and overcame a young home side 6-1 with Megan Harris on target for the home side while Hannah Redmond (5) and Lucia Kavanagh scored for Rangers. Bunclody and Cloughbawn played out a nine goal thriller before the Clonroche girls came out on top 5-4. Jade and Jenna Conroy scored two goals each for Bunclody while the impressive Mary Kaylan scored all five for the visitors. St Cormacs made the short journey to St Josephs and came away 5-0 winners thanks to goals from Katlyn Redmond, Michaela Milling (2), Brona Kenny and Emerson Doran.

Under Ten East
The top game in this division saw Wexford Youths and Taghmon United play out an exciting 1-1 draw in Ferrycarrig. Taghmon took the lead through Hannah Kehoe but Allanah Lambert levelled for Youths with both goals coming in the second half. Rosslare Rangers proved too strong for Bridge Rovers and ran out comfortable 7-0 winners thanks to goals from Bobbie Culleton (3), Tegan Fortune (3) and Amelia Rees. All Blacks travelled to new club Rosslare Strand and came away with all three points courtesy of goals from Aoibheann Rankin (3) and Tara Cullen in a 4-0 win.

Under Ten South West
Adamstown opened their season with a 6-0 win away to St Leonards with Karolina Jaglarz and Megan Martin scoring a hat trick each for the impressive winners. New Ross Town and Corach Ramblers produced a tight encounter before Town came out on top 2-1. Sarah Scallon was on target for Ramblers but two goals from debut girl Ella Nolan gave New Ross all three points

Under Fourteen Premier Division
Two of the divisional favourites kicked off their season with comfortable wins against young opposition. Goals from Brid Madigan (4), Anais Curran, Laura Butler (2), Emma Clarke, Ulrika Dreelan and Tara Doyle saw Cloughbawn come away from Bunclody 10-0 victors. Curracloe proved far too strong for a brave young Moyne side and ran out comprehensive winners with goals from Chloe Murphy, Leah Scallan, Amy Whelan, Gemma Corrigan, Ailish Neville, Naomi Murphy, Catriona Kinsella, Amy Fortune, Florence Healy, Lauren Doyle and Nicole Kenny

Under Fourteen Division One
North End began their season with a win when they travelled to St Josephs and came away 6-1 winners thanks to goals from Chelsey Pitman (4) and Michelle Carthy (2) while Amy Mitten was on target for the home side. Goals from Elena Kenny and Kate Foley gave Campile United a 2-0 win over near neighbours Seaview while St Leonards overcame New Ross Town 3-2 in a very close battle. Eimear Gabbett, Fiona Ryan and Jessica Ryan were all on target for the winners with Lauren Rossiter and Jenny Canning on target for Town.

Under Fourteen Division Two
Wexford Celtic and Wexford Youths both enjoyed big wins away from home as Celtic beat a young Shelburne side 10-0 while Youths overcame Camolin Celtic 7-0. Sarah Siggins (5), Ruth Hendrick (3) and Eva Donohoe (2) were all on target for Celtic with Jade Power (3) and Grace Roche (4) the scorers for Youths

Under Eighteen League
The big match at this age group saw title holders Killenagh Wanderers overcome previous years winners Cloughbawn 2-0 and already it is obvious that these two will be among the main contenders for the title this season. A goal from Caoimhe Roche and an own goal gave Killenagh all three points in a closely contested encounter. The other favourites to challenge for the title are Curracloe and they had little trouble overcoming near neighbours Bridge Rovers. Goals from Derbhla Doyle (3), Lauren Fitzgerald (2), Siobhan Doolan (2) and one each from Roisin Doolan, Natasha Byrne and Rianna Cullen saw them run out 10-0 winners. St Josephs travelled to Tombrack and eventually broke down the young home side to take all three points in a 3-0 win courtesy of goals from Diane Kehoe (2) and Pamela Walsh

Leinster Under Twelve Cup First Round
St Itas FC        3          Cloughbawn    3          aet       (Cloughbawn won 4-3 on pens)
Cloughbawn made the long journey to Portrane, Co Dublin to take on local club St Itas in the first round of the Under Twelve Leinster Cup and after a mighty battle, they emerged as victors on penalties after a 3-3 draw. Playing nine a side for the first time, the Clonroche side produced some top class football with Chloe O Neill scoring two and under ten Mary Kaylan rounded off a great weekend when also finding the net. With the game going to penalties, the young Cloughbawn side held their nerve to advance to the second round

Leinster Womens Cup First Round
TEK United    7          Bunclody AFC           0
This was a big step up for the young Bunclody side but despite going down 7-0 in the end, they improved as the game progressed and will have gained a lot from the experience. TEK raced into an early lead but as Bunclody got to grips with the game, they held their more experienced hosts at bay and put in a much improved second half display. They will now go into the Shield competition and will be prepared for what the opposition will throw at them on their next outing

Womens Premier Division
Benfica            0          Seaview United          2
Seaview will be delighted with their start to the season as they made history by winning their opening game of the season for the first time in four years. They were good value for their victory as they overcame the home side with a goal in each half from Brid Kehoe and Seaview will be a side that will cause many teams problems this season

Womens Division One
Castledockrell United             2          Cloughbawn AFC       4
The home side fell to their first defeat in the league in over two years when going down 4-2 to a Cloughbawn side eager to put last weeks opening day defeat behind them. Evelyn Morris and Ellen Kelly were on target for Castledockrell but goals from Amy Banville (2), Aoife Devereux and Emer Mernagh gave the visitors the three points

Womens Division Two A
St Leonards     4          Courtown Hibs           0
The home side look as if they will give this division a run as they picked up their second win of the season with a 4-0 win over Courtown Hibs. Two goals from Ciara Ryan and one each from Niamh Foran and Claire Whelan gave St Leonards the points to put them top of the table at this early stage.

Womens Division Two B
Moyne Rangers           4          Rosslare Strand           2
Shannon O Brien scored both goals for Strand in this match but Moyne look very strong and are showing to be early favourites as their experienced side ran out 4-2 winners. Former Cloughbawn players Siobhan Grant Moorehead and Nicola Davitt both scored twice to open their league campaign with a win

Fair Play
In an age of win at all costs with players diving, looking for opponents to be sent off, etc, St
Leonards Claire Whelan deserves a mention for preventing the Courtown Hibs goalkeeper from unfairly dismissed in their match on Sunday. As Claire bore down on Hibs goal, she flicked the ball over the advancing keeper who stopped the ball outside the area with her hands, in the opinion of referee Pat Sinnott, and he was left with no option to issue a red card. However Claire approached the ref and explained the ball had actually hit the keeper in the face and had not handled it so did not deserve to be dismissed. Common sense prevailed and the goalie remained on the pitch and great credit must go to Claire for her sense of fair play, a rare element in the game at any level.

Fixtures are posted on www.wexfordwomenssoccer.com


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fixtures and Results 08-06-2014


Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League 08-06-2014

 

Under Fourteen Premier Division Play Off

Cloughbawn    0          Kilmore United           1

These two sides progressed through their league campaign unbeaten, eventually finishing level on points and requiring a play off to decide the premier title. The sides had drawn in both their league games so this match was always going to be tight and for the early part of the game, both sides cancelled each other out, creating only the minimum amount of chances. The breakthrough eventually came early in the second half when Rachel Bennett broke through and slotted the ball past the Cloughbawn keeper to give Kilmore the lead. Despite Cloughbawn’s best efforts to get back on level terms, Kilmore held on to secure the premier title and complete the league and cup double. League vice chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the trophy to the winning squad who showed their dominance at this age group by going through the season unbeaten

 

Womens Premier Division  Runners Up Play Off

Adamstown    2          Tramore           1

The home side secured runners up spot in the premier division when they overcame a battling Tramore side who worked hard but eventually went down 2-1. Vanessa Ogbonna gave the visitors the lead but Adamstown bombarded the Tramore goal and with ten minutes to go SJ Flood grabbed the equaliser and five minutes later, Ann Marie Dunphy struck the winner with a magnificent volley from her own half of the field. This crowned off a good season for the Adamstown side who as well as securing second in the league,had also reached the MMI.ie Wexford Cup Final where they were just beaten 1-0 by Ferns.

 

Divisional Top Scorers and Players of the Year

Friday June 20th will see the league hold its annual presentation night in the Riverbank Hotel, Wexford where divisional top scorer awards and divisional player of the year awards will be presented to the relevant winners.

Top scorer awards will be presented to the following

Premier Division: Leona Breen (Ferns United)

Division One: Sinead Ryan (New Ross Town)

Division Two A: Caitriona Murray (Castledockrell United)

Division Two B: Amie Gaffney (Cushinstown) and Lauren Sinnott (Bree United)

Player of the Year awards winners are

Premier Division: Lisa Dower (Benfica)

Division One: Roisin O Connor (Killenagh Wan)

Division Two A: Celine Slye (Bunclody AFC)

Division Two B: Anna Power (Cushinstown)

Wexford Youths Women will also receive their awards on the night of player of the year, top scorer and young player of the year.

 

          Wexford win Gaynor Plate for second time in three years
 
 
A gruelling seven games in three days saw the Wexford Schoolgirls League Under Fourteen squad win the Gaynor Plate as they overcame near neighbours Waterford in a thrilling final last Monday. The tournament kicked off on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Longford with Britney Conroy (2), Fiona Ryan and Amy Wilson all on target in a comfortable win. Despite controlling long periods of the second game against Inishowen, Wexford did not take their chances and with three minutes to go disaster struck when the girls from the North West scored to snatch all three points. The final game on Saturday evening, Wexford came up against a very strong Galway side and although Amy Wilson scored a free kick, the Western girls won 3-1 and actually went on to win the Gaynor Cup when they beat the Metropolitan Girls League 1-0 in the final.

Sunday saw Wexford bounce back to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Clare with Britney Conroy (2), Hannah Keating and Aoife Devereux all on target. This was followed by another 4-1 win, this time against Kerry and the win was enough to move Wexford from fourth to second in the group and a place in the semi finals of the Plate competition. Two goals each from Britney Conroy and Aoife Devereux saw Wexford secure their third win of the tournament.

A tough semi final against a strong Mayo side could have went either way but Wexford showed great spirit and determination to progress to their third Plate final in a row when Fiona Ryan scored the only goal of the game. Indeed it was the only goal of the four semi finals that were played in the Cup and Plate as the other three games all ended scoreless and went to penalties to decide the winners.

Wexford faced neighbours Waterford in the Plate final and after a scoreless first half, disaster struck early in the second half when Waterford went 1-0 ahead. However, despite showing signs of tiredness after three tough days of soccer, Wexford levelled when Amy Wilson sent a free kick to the back of the net and the game looked to be heading to extra time. In a dramatic finish, Sarah Harding Kenny was taken down in the area in the final minute after a great run from midfield and Amy Wilson showed a calmness beyond her years to slot home the resultant penalty and give Wexford victory.

Congratulations to all involved as this dedicated management team and panel worked very hard to achieve this success and it showed great character to lift the Plate that they last won in 2012. The management and players would like to thank the Talbot Hotel Wexford for their sponsorship and a word of thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled to University of Limerick for the weekend.

 

Wexford Squad: Sarah o Brien Caoimhe Byrne Chloe Mythen (capt) Sarah Harding Kenny Leah Furlong Suzi Byrne Emily Bates Niamh Browne Kate Murphy Aoife Devereux Hannah Keating Eimear Mernagh Britney Conroy Elaine O Sullivan Connell Fiona Ryan Rachel Bennett Ann Marie Bennett Amy Wilson Lauren Roche Niamh Taylor Hughes
Manager: Barry Dempsey

Assistant Manager: Michael Bennett

Coaches: Laura Heffernan and Rianna Jarrett
Minders Amy Walsh Jessica Gleeson

 

Fixture: Sunday June 15th: Under Sixteen Premier Division

Curracloe United v Killenagh Wan    3pm