Sunday, September 25, 2011


Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League 25-09-2011

Womens Premier Division

Seaview United          2         Benfica            4
Champions Benfica opened the season with a hard fought win away to last seasons division one champions Seaview. Brid Kehoe put the home side in front but goals from Brianne O Connor, Linda Douglas and Becky Conroy had the Waterford side in control going in at half time. A Stephanie Foley goal early in the second half had Seaview back in the game and they piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser but an injury time own goal wrapped up the three points for the visitors

Killenagh Wan            1          St Cormacs      2
A very closely contested tie saw St Cormacs collect the three points as they return to the top division after an absence of five years. Theresa Redmond gave the home side a first half lead when she converted a penalty but second half goals from Amy Walsh and Bernie Carton gave the Boolavogue a winning start to the season

Curracloe United        3          Ferns United   0
Last years title runners up Curracloe had a comfortable victory over a depleted Ferns side who put up a brave battle but could not contain the firepower of the home side. Goals from Fiona Bennett, Alysha Cullen and Clara Donnelly saw the seasiders collect a comfortable three points

Tramore AFC              6          Adamstown    1
With Bunclody withdrawing from the league, Tramore were given the opportunity to take their place in the premier division and with this performance against Adamstown, they proved they are good enough for that place. Two goals each from Vanessa Ogbonna and Orla Hickey as well as one each from Tara Power and Rachel Wall ensured that the home side began their career in the top division with a win

Womens Division One A

Enniscorthy Town       4          Shelbourne      3
Shelbourne raced into an early three nil lead in this match between two sides who would be considered possible favourites in this division. Charlotte O Keefe, Jodi Keane and Gina Foley were all on target for the Ballywilliam girls but a Diane Leniston goal and a hat trick from Lorna Murphy saw Town come back to win four three

Kilmore United           3          Forth Celtic     1
Kilmore are in rebuilding mode and their young squad got off to a winning start when overcoming newly promoted Forth Celtic. The home side led three nil through goals from Katrina Parrock, Rachel Crosbie and a long range effort from Lisa Goff before Forth pulled one back in the second half through Eleanor Kehoe

St Josephs       1          Coolgreaney Celtic     2
Coolgreaney opened their campaign with a hard earned two one victory away to St Josephs with all the goals coming in the first half. Eimear Prendergast scored for the home side but two goals from Anne Higgins gave Celtic the three points

Womens Division One B

Tombrack United        4          Arklow United            1
Jessica McDonald put Arklow ahead early in the first half but Tombrack dominated the remainder of the game and two goals from Eimear Whelan and one each from Ciara Ryan and Sharon Walsh gave them victory

Shilelagh United         4          Wexford Celtic           4
A Jenna Murphy hat trick and a goal from Natasha Walsh had Celtic well in control in this match as they led four one. However Shilelagh snatched a point with two goals from Fiona Byrne and one each from Elaine Murphy and Therese O Connor

Courtown Hibs           4          Corach Ramblers         0
Hibs got off to a flying start in the league when proving too strong for Corach Ramblers, running out four nil winners thanks to goals from Gina Kavanagh, Lauren Ramsey, Donna O Brien and Lorraine Kavanagh

Womens Division Two A

New Ross Town         4          Castledockrell United 0
Last years Division Two A champions New Ross Town opened their campaign with a four nil win over Castledockrell United

Fastnet Rovers                        3          Rosslare Rangers         1
Rovers proved too strong for Rangers as they collected three points in this division two tie

Taghmon United         1          New Ross Celtic         3
Jackie Curran was on target for the home side but reformed New Ross Celtic collected the three points thanks to goals from Lina Smitate, Kelly Keating and Ruth Jones

Womens Division Two B

Moyne Rangers           1          Camolin Celtic            0
New club Camolin made their debut in the league but unfortunately were on the wrong end of a one nil scoreline away to Moyne Rangers

Campile United           1          Cloughbawn    1
These two clubs played out an exciting one all draw and taking a point each as Tracey Martin scored for Cloughbawn with Melissa Doyle equalising for Campile United

Rosslare Strand           5          Crossabeg        0
Crossabeg made their debut in the league with a tough away match in Rosslare Strand and the home team ran out comfortable five nil winners

Leinster Under Twelve Blitz
Five teams from the league competed in the Leinster Under Twelve finals in the Oscar Traynor Complex on Saturday and after a long day of very intense games, Kilmore United have qualified for the National finals in the AUL next Sunday.Wins over Bailieborough, Trim Celtic and Bridge Rovers as well as a draw with Shelbourne of Dublin saw Kilmore qualify as runners up in their group with Becky Furlong and Cora Miller both excelling. Ballindaggin and Shelbourne also both did very well, finishing level on points in their group with Ballindaggin being graded higher as they had won the game between them one nil. However there was still confusion as to whether Ballindaggin had did enough to quailfy for the National finals and probably wont be known til midweek. Forth Celtic and Bridge Rovers also both competed and although they were not in contention for a place in the National finals, both sides put in creditable performances and will have learned from the experience.

Fixtures: Saturday October 1st: Under Twelve Premier Division
Curracloe United        v          Bree United
Glen Celtic      v          Shelbourne
Killenagh Wan            v          Campile United
Bunclody AFC: Idle

Under Twelve Division One
Ferns United   v          Moyne Rangers
Fastnet Rovers            v          North End United
Ballindaggin    v          Kilmore United           OFF

Under Twelve Division Two A
Courtown Hibs           v          All Blacks
Gorey Celtic    v          St Leonards
Seaview United          v          Forth Celtic

Under Twelve Division Two B
New Ross Town         v          Shelbourne B
Bridge Rovers v          Tombrack United
Corach Rambers          v          Adamstown

Under Twelve Division Three
Taghmon United         v          Cloughbawn
Rathnure United         v          Wexford Celtic
Kilmore United B       v          Rosslare Rangers

Under Sixteen Premier Division
Shelbourne      v          St Josephs
Ferns United   v          Curracloe United
Kilmore United           v          North End United       OFF

Under Sixteen Division One
Seaview United          v          Killenagh Wan
Forth Celtic     v          Bree United
St Leonards     v          Moyne Rangers
Bunclody AFC (Idle)

Under Sixteen Division Two
Tombrack United        v          All Blacks
Rosslare Rangers         v          Corach Ramblers
Ballindaggin    v          Taghmon United

Sunday October 2nd: Womens Premier Division
St Cormacs      v          Ferns United   1-0
Adamstown    v          Killenagh Wan            11-0
Benfica            v          Curracloe United        1-0

Womens Division One A
Forth Celtic     v          St Josephs       3-0
Coolgreaney Celtic     v          Enniscorthy Town       3-0
Shelbourne      v          North End United       11-0

Womens Division One B
Wexford Celtic           v          Tombrack United        10-30
Corach Ramblers         v          Glen Celtic      1-0
Arklow United            v          Courtown Hibs           1-0

Womens Division Two A
Rosslare Rangers         v          New Ross Town         11-0
New Ross Celtic         v          Fastnet Rovers                        11-0
Castledockrell United v          All Blacks       11-0

Womens Division Two B
Cloughbawn    v          Moyne Rangers           1-0
Crossabeg        v          Campile United           11-0
Camolin Celtic            v          Bree United    1-0

All home teams must text in the result of match as well as scorers for both teams immediately after the match. Failure to do so will result in a fine as per league rules

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wexford Womens Soccer 18-09-2011

Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League 18-09-2011

Under Twelve Blitz
Last Saturday in Bunclody, saw the cream of Under Twelve Schoolgirls play off for a place in next weekends Leinster Provincial finals in Coolock. The standard of soccer on display was excellent, and showed the level that the underage game is at within the league as all eight teams in action put in some fantastic performances. Kilmore United were exceptionally impressive as they won all three of their qualifying games without conceding a goal with Cora Miller and Becky Furlong standing out in a very strong overall team performance. Ballindaggin qualified in second place in Group A behind Kilmore and also looked very strong, especially in defence. Forth Celtic were best in Group B finishing just ahead of a well organised Bridge Rovers side while Shelbourne first team had to go to a play off to qualify over a young Gorey Celtic side. Shelbourne second string and Tombrack United both missed out on qualification despite fielding very young sides. The five Wexford sides will now travel to Coolock on Saturday where they will compete with the best from Dublin, Kilkenny, Longford and Drogheda to be one of four teams to qualify for the National finals a week later. We wish all five sides the  best of luck in their quest

League kick Off
Next Sunday sees the Wexford and District Womens League kick off with thirty six teams competing in five divisions in what promises to be a very competitive season. Bunclody are the biggest casulaties at adult level as they withdraw their team after eighteen years in the league. It is disappointing to see a club of the calibre of Bunclody fall by the wayside but all is not doom and gloom for them as they have entered at Under Eighteen level so it should not be too long before they are back in the womens league again. Tramore have been promoted to replace them and join last seasons Division One champions Seaview United and runners up St Cormacs as newcomers to the top flight. With Benfica, Curracloe United and Adamstown all likely to lose players to the newly formed National League side so a very interesting Premier division is in store with all eight teams capable of launching a challenge for the title.
Division One is almost unrecognisable from last season with three teams promoted, one relegated, one demoted and Slaney Rovers moving to the Carlow League, only two teams from last seasons division remain. Enniscorthy Town and Shelbourne meet in the first game of the season and these two are likely to be main contenders with Coolgreaney Celtic also likely to be in the shake up. Due to the entry of four new teams, the need arose for a new division at mid league level and sees the formation of Division One B which sees most of the teams from last seasons Division Two A promoted. The return of New Ross Celtic to womens soccer as well as the formation of teams in Bree, Crossabeg and Camolin will see Divisions Two A and Two B, all with seven teams each. With five divisions and four cup competitions, this promises to be a very busy season and coupled with the arrival of National League soccer at womens level, a record number of players will be on the playing fields on a weekly basis

Saturday Sept 24th: Leinster Under Twelve Blitz
Kilmore United, Ballindaggin, Bridge Rovers, Forth Celtic and Shelbourne in Provincial final
Oscar Traynor Complex, Coolock, Kick Off 12-30

Sunday Sept 25th
Womens Premier Division
Seaview United          v          Benfica            11-0
Killenagh Wan            v          St Cormacs      11-0
Tramore FC     v          Adamstown                11-0
Curracloe United        v          Ferns United   11-0

Womens Division One A
Enniscorthy Town       v          Shelbourne      11-0
Kilmore United           v          Forth Celtic     11-0
St Josephs       v          Coolgreaney Celtic     11-0
North End United (idle)

Womens Division One B
Tombrack United        v          Arklow United            1-0
Shilelagh United         v          Wexford Celtic           1-0
Courtown Hibs           v          Corach Ramblers         1-0
Glen Celtic (idle)

Womens Division Two A
New Ross Town         v          Castledockrell United 2-0
Fastnet Rovers            v          Rosslare Rangers         2-0
Taghmon United         v          New Ross Celtic         2-0
All Blacks (idle)

Womens Division Two B
Moyne Rangers           v          Camolin Celtic            11-0
Campile United           v          Cloughbawn AFC       2-0
Rosslare Strand           v          Crossabeg                  2-0
Bree United (idle)