Wexford and District Womens and Schoolgirls League 11-05-2014
By Peter Doyle
Under Ten Division One Quarter Final
Tombrack United made the long journey to St Leonards on Monday evening and after a thrilling and exciting scoreless draw which went to extra time and then penalties where Tombrack held their nerve to qualify for the semi final
Under Ten Division Two A Quarter Final and Semi Final
Cloughbawn travelled to Rosslare Rangers on Monday evening and progressed to the semi final overcoming the home side 7-3. Bobbi Culleton (2) and Zoe Butler were on target for Rangers but goals from Chloe O Neill (4) and Mary Kaylan (3) saw Cloughbawn through to the last four. On Friday Cloughbawn travelled to Gorey Rangers and after an outstanding and exciting game which ended 2-2 after extra time with the visitors progressing 3-2 on penalties. Leara Kinsella and Fina Lynch were on target for Rangers with Mary Kaylan and Chloe O Neill scoring for Cloughbawn.
Under Ten Division Two B Semi Finals
St Cormacs progressed to the final of division two B league when overcoming Wexford Youths 3-2 on Tuesday with Sophie Kirwan scoring a hat trick for the Boolavogue girls. Adamstown will meet them in that final after they overcame Corach Ramblers 5-2 on Thursday with Ciara Cummins and Rachel Gaynor on target for Ramblers while Ellen Duggan (3), Leah Furlong and Karlina Jaglarz scoring for the home side.
Under Twelve Division One
Courtown Hibs wrapped up the league title on Wednesday evening when overcoming Bunclody 5-0. Goals from Ella Maree (2), Lara Walsh (2) and Gina Burke gave them the points they needed to wrap up the title and the trophy was presented to the winning squad after the game by league committee member Tom “Flash” Dunne. St Leonards had already finished second when travelling to Wexford Celtic on Saturday and collecting all three points after a dramatic 4-3 win.
Under Twelve Division Two A
The top two teams in the division completed their season on Saturday with champions New Ross Town completing their season with a perfect ten wins out of ten games as they overcame runners up Wexford Youths 3-1. The Youths led 1-0 at the break through Nadine Fortune but an Amy Lawlor hat trick saw Town take all three points.
Under Twelve Division Two B
Tombrack United and Adamstown completed their season on Tuesday when they played out a 1-1 draw. Karlina Jarglaz was on target for Adamstown with Mia Kelly scoring for the home side
Under Twelve Division Three
New Ross Town travelled to St Josephs on Thursday evening and collected all three points as they overcame the home side 3-1. On Saturday St Leonards second team overcame Rosslare Rangers 3-1 with Lauren Roche scoring a hat trick while Zoe Butler scored for Rangers
Under Sixteen Division Two
Monday evening All Blacks played their final game of the season and moved top of the division when travelling to Wexford Celtic and coming away 3-1 winners. Cora O Donnell scored for Celtic with Laura Carr, Abbie Jones and Caoimhe Mckeon all on target for All Blacks. However on Friday evening, Bridge Rovers overcame Tombrack United 5-0 to leapfrog All Blacks and wrap up the league title with Chloe Mythen, Kelley Scanlon, Holly Johnson, Deirdre Byrne and Tara Smyth all on target for Rovers. League treasurer Ashling Kavanagh was on hand to present the victorious side with their league trophy
Under Ten Cup Final
Taghmon United lifted the under ten cup for the first time when they overcame premier side Ballindaggin 2-0 in a closely contested final played in front of an enthusiastic and encouraging crowd. Cora Banville gave Taghmon a first half lead and although Ballindaggin pressed for an equaliser, they found it difficult to break down the hard working defence and when Cora scored her second goal five minutes from the end, there was no way back. Cora Banville crowned off the day when she was awarded player of the match with league chairman Daire Doyle presenting the winning side with their cup
Noel Kehoe Pitch Development Under Twelve Cup Final
Ballindaggin were the first winners of the day when they lifted the Noel Kehoe Pitch Development Cup after a close game against a very unlucky Cloughbawn side. The Clonroche girls could have taken the lead early in the game but just saw their shot nick the post and go wide. Ballindaggin broke the deadlock five minutes from the end of the first half when Niamh Mchugh brought a good save from Catlyn Mernagh but reacted well to knock in the rebound. Although both sides went in search of further goals, defences held firm and Ballindaggin held on to lift the cup and potentially the first half of a cup and league double. Ballindaggin midfielder Orlagh Kehoe was awarded player of the match as league committee member Aine Murphy presented the winning side with their cup and medals
Under Fourteen Cup Final
Premier title challengers Kilmore United eventually broke down a stubborn Gorey Rangers side who put up a spirited performance playing in their first ever schoolgirl final. Although Kilmore enjoyed more possession in the first half, they found Rangers hard to break down until just before half time. Once they got in front, there was no way back for Rangers despite their best efforts and the game was delayed with fifteen minutes remaining when Gorey player Simone Kavanagh picked up a nasty injury and had to be removed to hospital. Her team mates showed great character to complete the game with the unbeaten Kilmore side running out 4-0 winners with Ann Marie Bennett (2), Sophie Boxwell and Emily Bates all on target with Emily also picking up the player of the match award. League committee member Elayne Grant presented the winning side with their trophy and everyone involved in the game wishes Simone Kavanagh a speedy recovery from her injury.
Under Eighteen Cup Final
Two goals in each half saw Curracloe United secure the under eighteen cup as they overcame Seaview United 4-0 scoring an early goal to take control. Seaview battled bravely until Curracloe scored their second goal just before half time and after that there was only going to be one winner. Seaview continued to make life difficult for the leaders and Curracloe had to work hard to kill off the game which they duly did with two second half goals. Amy Banville and player of the match Siobhan Doolan scored the first half goals while Dearbhla Doyle and Rianna Cullen found the net in the second half. League treasurer Ashling Kavanagh presented the winning captain Noleen Shanahan with the trophy to round off the season for the league runners up
Michelle Coleman Shield Final
St Josephs became the first winners of the Michelle Coleman Shield when they overcame Corach Ramblers after a very tight final in Bunclody on Sunday. Both sides produced some good chances but it was the Kilmuckridge girls who were victorious on the day with Emer O Leary scoring the only goal of the game.
Gaynor Cup Final
The revised Gaynor Cup went all the way to extra time on Sunday before Fastnet Rovers eventually overcame Moyne Rangers 2-1 after extra time. This is one of the oldest competitions in the league but was dropped for a number of years and was brought back this season for the bottom four teams in the league. Fastnet and Moyne produced a thriller of a game before Rovers eventually came out on top thanks to goals from Rebecca O Connor and Shirley O Neill with Louise O Brien on target for Moyne
Boland Carpets Shield Final
A solitary Lisa Marie Doyle goal saw Taghmon United lift the first ever Boland Carpets Shield when overcoming Bunclody AFC 1-0 on Sunday. In a very tight game both sets of defences were in control and kept chances to a minimum until Lisa Marie eventually broke the deadlock.
Michelle Coleman Cup Final
Division One champions Killenagh Wanderers retained the Michelle Coleman Cup when proving too strong for promoted New Ross Town in Bunclody on Sunday. The very experienced Killenagh side took control early in the game and never allowed the youthful enthusiastic New Ross side to get a grip on the game. Two goals each from Teresa Redmond and Leanne Naughter saw them run out 4-0 winners and if they can carry this form into next season, they could create an impact in the premier division. New Ross Town can be proud of their season where they were promoted for the third season in a row as well as reaching their third cup final on the trot
Nolan Health and Fitness Cup Final
Rosslare Strand caused a minor upset in the Nolan Health and Fitness Final when overcoming division champions Bree United 1-0. In a final where chances were at a minimum, Bree did create several chances but failed to convert and found a hard working Strand side difficult to break down. Sarah Walsh became the heroine for the Strand side as she found the net to give her side victory and their first silverware since joining the league.
Boland Carpets Cup Final
The top two sides in division 2A met in this final with the unbeaten Castledockrell United going in as hot favourites against divisional runners up Shilelagh United and they looked to be living up to that tag when Ellen Kelly gave them the lead. However Shilelagh showed great character and got back on level terms through Amy Bermingham and a late Fiona Byrne goal gave the Wicklow side victory.
Leinster Womens Shield Final
Wexford league side Benfica FC lifted the Leinster Womens Shield on Sunday when trouncing Malahide United 7-0 in Bunclody. The Waterford girls were always in control and showed that they are returning to full strength as they never allowed their high profile opponents in to the game. Goals from Becky Conroy (3), Carol Breen (2), Sharon Brown and Brianne O Connor saw Benfica run out comfortable winners
Womens Premier Division
Adamstown completed their season on Sunday morning with a 4-0 win over North End United and kept alive their chances of finishing runners up. Goals from Aisling Whelan, Nikki Dunphy, Katie White and Ann Marie Dunphy saw the home side control the second half after a scoreless first half.
Womens Division One
Glen Celtic did enough to ensure survival in division one after overcoming Cloughbawn second team 2-1, a result that sees the Clonroche side relegated. Emma O Neill and Jenna Sludds were on target for Celtic to give them a vital three points.
Fixtures: Monday May 12th: Under Ten Division Two A Semi Final
Bridge Rovers v New Ross Town 6-30
Tuesday May 13th: Under Twelve Division Three
Rosslare Rangers v Camolin Celtic 7.0
Wednesday May 14th: Under Twelve Premier Division Play Off
Ballindaggin v Campile United 7.0 (in Newbawn)
Under Twelve Premier Division
Kilmore United v Curracloe United
Friday May 16th: Under Fourteen Premier Division
Ballindaggin v Kilmore United 7.0
Saturday May 17th: Under Ten Division Two B Final
Adamstown v St Cormacs (venue tbc)
Under Twelve Division Two B Play Off
Corach Ramblers v St Josephs (venue tbc)
Under Twelve Division Three
St Leonards B v St Josephs B
Sunday May 18th: Womens Premier Division
Ferns United v Benfica 11.0
Womens Premier Division Relegation Play Off
Cloughbawn v Seaview United 11.0 (in Bridge Rovers FC)