Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cup Final Day reports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Results weekend 23-04-2017

Under Ten Premier Divison
St Josephs        0          New Ross Town          0

Under Ten Division One
Forth Celtic     2          Wexford Youths         4
Ferns United   0          Fastnet Rovers            3

Under Ten Division Two A
Shelburne AFC           0          Bunclody AFC            1
Bunclody AFC            3          Moyne Rangers           0

Under Ten Division Two B
Aughrim Rangers        0          Bree United    0

Under Twelve Division One
Moyne Rangers           0          Curracloe United        1

Under Twelve Division Two B
New Ross Town          3          Wexford Youths         0
Tombrack United       1          Taghmon United         4

Under Twelve Division Three
Bridge Rovers             4          Forth Celtic     0
Bridge Rovers             1          St Cormacs      1
Ballindaggin B            1          Rosslare Rangers        8

Under Twelve Division Four
Bridge Rovers             2          Shelburne AFC          1
Wexford Youths         2          New Ross Town          0
Fastnet Rovers            3          Carnew AFC               0

Under Fourteen Cup Semi Final
Adamstown    1          Ballindaggin    2

Under Fourteen Division Two A
Gorey Rangers            1          Wexford Youths         1
Wexford Youths         4          Corach Ramblers         1

Under Fourteen Division Two B
Rosslare Strand           2          New Ross Celtic         5
Adamstown    6          Arklow Town              3

Under Sixteen Premier One
Shelburne FC              2          Courtown Hibs            2

Under Sixteen Division Two A
New Ross Town          1          Forth Celtic     3

Under Eighteen Shield Semi Final
Wexford Celtic           0          Gorey Rangers            1

Nolan Health and Fitness Cup Final
Bunclody AFC            2          Courtown Hibs            0
Bunclody completed the divisional league and cup double when they overcame closest contenders Courtown Hibs in a thrilling cup final. There has been little to divide these two very good footballing sides all season and this game was no different as both started cautiously. It was Bunclody who got the breakthrough on twenty five minutes when Kate Hendrick was sharpest in a crowded penalty area and lobbed the Hibs keeper with a deft touch. Hibs were almost back on level terms moments later when they saw a goal bound shot rocket back off the crossbar. Bunclody secured the cup in the sixty second minute when Britney Conroy saw her shot blocked but the ball rebounded to Nicole Fortune who headed into the net. Both sides can be happy with their seasons as both lost players during the Summer although Courtown will be disappointed not to have picked up some silverware. Chloe Moynihan of Bunclody picked up a well deserved player of the match award

Gaynor Cup Final
St Cormacs      0          Ajax Athletic              2
A strong second half performance from Ajax Athletic saw the Enniscorthy club pick up their first piece of silverware when overcoming a St Cormacs side who were chasing their third Gaynor Cup in a row. St Cormacs enjoyed the better of the first half but found Ajax difficult to breakdown and the game reached half time with the teams still deadlocked at 0-0. Ajax second half performance was much better and they took the lead after fifty seven minutes when Siobhan Grant Moorehead shot to the net. St Cormacs did what they could to get back on level terms but Ajax had their tails up at this stage and when Sophie Savage scored with fifteen minutes to go, there was no coming back for St Cormacs and Ajax went on to secure their first ever trophy in the Women’s league. Siobhan Grant Moorehead picked up a well deserved player of the match award

Division Two A Runners Up Play Off
Camolin Celtic            3          St Josephs        1

Camolin wrapped up second place and promotion to Division One on Sunday morning when they overcame St Josephs 3-1 in Tombrack. In a very competitive game, St Josephs showed their great spirit but were unable to contain Camolin who found the net through Rachel Kearney, Emma Carton and Caroline Murphy while Michelle Gahan was on target for Joeys

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Results for Weekend 16-04-2017

Under Ten Premier Division
New Ross Town         1          Curracloe United       0
A Ciara Nolan goal saw New Ross Town overcome recently crowned Premier champions Curracloe United 1-0 and now have a great opportunity to grab a play off for runners up spot if they overcome St Josephs in their final league game on Tuesday.

Under Ten Division One
Tombrack United        1          Fastnet Rovers           0
The home side rounded off their season with a victory when they overcame Fastnet Rovers 1-0 in a fast paced entertaining match. Emer Roche scored the only goal of the game to see Tombrack finish off the season in third place

Ferns United               4          St Leonards     2
Katie Ryan scored twice for St Leonards but it was not enough against a Ferns side who put in their best performance of the season. Ellie Kate Larkin scored a hat trick for the home side with Katie Murphy also finding the net

Under Ten Division Two A
Bunclody AFC            2          Courtown Hibs           0
This victory for Bunclody kept alive their own chances of finishing second in the division and also was one of the results that secured the divisional title for Kilmore. Mia Dunne and Emily Rothwell scored the goals for the home side against a hard working Hibs side

Shelburne FC              1          Kilmore United          2
With the result in Bunclody going their way, Kilmore picked up the three points they needed to wrap up the Division Two A title. Keelin Barron gave Shelburne a first half lead but second half goals from Jessica Cloney and Hallie Doyle gave the visitors a very important three points

Seaview United          2          Moyne Rangers           1
The home side remain in second place with one game to go when they overcame Moyne Rangers 2-1 in a very evenly contested match. Kaitlin Conroy was on target for the visitors while Marie McDonald and Becky Foley were on target for Seaview

Under Ten Division Two B
Corach Ramblers        0          Bree United    2
Bree kept up their chances of finishing runners up when they travelled to Corach and came away 2-0 winners. Casey Cullen and Ella Doyle were on target for the visitors and now just need a point from their final game to clinch second

Carnew FC      2          Aughrim Rangers       0
Carnew completed their season with a win when they overcame a young Aughrim side 2-0 to move second in the table.

Under Twelve Cup Semi Final
Bridge Rovers             0          Courtown Hibs           1
Thursday evening saw these two very good Under Twelve sides play out a thrilling cup semi final before premier side Courtown Hibs eventually booked their place in the final. After a scoreless first half where both sides created chances, it was Hibs who broke the deadlock when Sasha Greene put Sophie Moran through and she kept her nerve to slot the ball past the Rovers keeper. Bridge came in search of an equaliser but Courtown held on to book a cup final meeting with New Ross Town on April 29th

Under Twelve Division Three
Rosslare Rangers        6          Cushinstown AFC      0
The home side made it ten wins from ten games on Friday night when overcoming Cushinstown 6-0 and remain in pole position in this division. Tegan Fortune scored twice with Sophie, Bobbi, Abigail and Sophie all adding one goal each

Forth Celtic     4          Campile United          1
The home side moved joint second in the table after this Friday evening win over Campile. Sally Kehoe was on target for the visitors while a hat trick from Ellie O Mahoney and a goal from Sinead Cullen made up Forth Celtic’s tally

Gorey Rangers            1          Bridge Rovers             3
Bridge Rovers put the disappointment of the cup semi final defeat behind them when they travelled to Gorey Rangers on Saturday and picked up the three points that moves them joint second in the table. Grace Doyle scored for Rangers while Olivia Morris, Mia Denton and Caoimhe Byrne were all on target for Rovers

Under Twelve Division Four
Shelburne FC              1          Aughrim Rangers       5
Aughrim are within touching distance of wrapping up the division when they made it ten wins from ten games after this 5-1 win away to Shelburne. Sophie Kennedy was on target for the home side but two goals from Ciara Connolly and one each from Chloe Sheehy, Zoe O Connor and Abigail Whitney gave Rangers all three points

Under Fourteen Division One
Moyne Rangers           0          St Leonards     0
Both these sides produced some excellent football and both did everything but score in a highly entertaining scoreless draw. In a game played in great spirit, defences were on top form and both sides were content with a point at the end

St Josephs       0          All Blacks      5
All Blacks joined Forth Celtic at the top of the table after this win away to St Josephs and it now looks very likely a play off will be required to decide a winner. Emma Carr scored twice with Seren Ward, Ciara Reese and Zoe Butler all adding a goal each as the visitors recorded their eighth win of the season

Under Fourteen Division Two A
Seaview United           4          North End United      2
The home side moved to the top of the division when they inflicted the first defeat of the season on North End. Both sides produced some top class football but it was Seaview who were sharper in front of goal with Ava White Keating scoring a hat trick while Erin Foley Saunders also found the net. Chelsea King and Katie Law were on target for North End

Under Eighteen Sevens
Bree United     1          Tombrack United      1
This division is building up to an exciting finale with three teams still in contention going into the final set of games. Kelli Maguire gave Tombrack the lead in this top of the table clash with Amy Long levelling for Bree who now have to wait to see how other games go before they know their fate

Gorey Rangers            0          St Leonards    1
St Leonards moved joint top with Bree after this hard earned 1-0 win away to Gorey Rangers. Ciara O Connor scored the only goal of this game where chances were at a minimum and defences dominated and the Ballycullane side now just need a point from their final game of the season to secure the title

Women’s Division One
Bree United     3          Kilmore United          3
These two sides played out a thrilling 3-3 draw, a result that leaves them both deadlocked in second place in division one and they will have to meet again to decide who will secure runners up spot and promotion to the premier division. Justine Spratt Murphy scored twice for the home side with Shonagh Spratt Murphy also finding the net while Katrina Parrock scored twice for Kilmore with Megan Doyle also finding the net

Women’s Division Three
Fastnet Rovers            3          Ajax Athletic             1
Division Three runners up Fastnet Rovers rounded off their season with a win when they overcame Gaynor Cup finalists Ajax 3-1 on Wednesday evening. Sophie Savage scored for Ajax while Roisin Moran, Annie Breen and Lisa Marie Doyle all scored for Rovers

Viking Cup Report
Under Fourteen
Used as a preparation for the Gaynor Cup, Wexford Under Fourteen manager Philip McGrath was happy with his sides performances in this non-competitive tournament Viking Cup tournament. A nervous start on day one saw Wexford trail 2-0 to a very strong Cork side at half time but a much improved second half performance saw Nadine Fortune strike the post with a shot but Shauna McGovern was on hand to slot the rebound into the net. Wexford battled hard for an equaliser but found the Cork keeper difficult to beat and the Rebel county held on for the win. Wexford then had to go straight into game two with no break and the tiredness showed as North Tipperary took all their chances to run out 3-0 winners. The second day saw Wexford play better as a team and despite going behind to a first half goal to the Metropolitan Schoolgirls League (Dublin), a slick second half performance saw Aimee Bates Crosbie put Hollie Jenkinson through to equalise and shortly after, Kiera Payne put Hollie through again and she held her nerve to shoot past the keeper for a well deserved 2-1 win. The final game saw a local derby against Waterford with Hollie Jenkinson once again finding the net to give Wexford the lead although Waterford levelled just before the final whistle. Hollie Jenkinson was rewarded for her performance by being selected on the team of the tournament.

Under Fourteen Development
Our Under Fourteen development squad played in the Viking Cup for the first time with this team made up of players who will be in competition for next seasons Gaynor squad. They got off to a flying start when goals from Zoe Butler, Erin Saunders Foley, Aoife Rees and Ellie Jenkinson saw them overcome South Tipperary 4-0. The team played Kilkenny next and although Grainne Allen scored for Wexford, the opposition were much stronger and ran out 5-1 winners. North Tipperary were up next and although the game was end to end with plenty of excitement and entertainment, defences dominated and the game ended 0-0. The final game was a repeat of the first game against South Tipperary and this ended in a draw with Zoe Tobin Cosgrave scoring for Wexford. Overall this was a good exercise for the Wexford Development side and shows that the strength in depth in the league is very strong

Under Sixteen
Viking Cup Report
v Limerick Desmond
A 1-1 draw against a strong team in which flowing soccer produced many chances that just wouldn't go in. Sara Siggins on target with the lead goal and had one fabulous shot from a tight angle that Wexford fans thought was in.
The ref didn't agree and with a couple of minutes left, a breakaway and a slipping defender gave the opposition an unlikely equaliser from their only real opportunity in the game.

v Tipperary North
Wholesale changes in the starting line-up but once again, dominant play to produce a cascade of chances. The opposition resorted to balls 'over the top' but our defence dealt these with ease. Laura Butler was on hand to get the winner with a deft finish from close in for a 1-0 win.

Tipperary South
Another permutation of the team started this game and once again showed clear understanding of defensive, midfield and attacking play. Once more, dominant play restricted the opposition to virtually no clear opportunities as we again peppered their goal with chances. Sara Siggins was on target again after good assist play from Shannon McGovern.

Limerick County
The final game saw a little experimentation with positional roles for individuals in the formation but even so, we should probably been out of sight in the first fifteen minutes.
We were unable to find a goal in this one but did try more shots from outside the box and defensively we were tight, especially Fiona Ryan who was particularly determined in the tackle and showed great innovation to get a shot in from distance.
Just after the midway point in the second half, a slip up gave the opposition a free ball 35 metres out and their midfielder hit a beauty of a shot that gave our 'keeper no chance.
We upped the pace to try and get an equaliser but couldn't break through despite another glut of good chances.

An enjoyable and revealing two days in Waterford for the Viking Cup where all the girls had an opportunity to demonstrate their progress. Many thanks to all the girls and their parents.

The teams were rotated wholesale in order to give a flavour of individual and combination play and gave the management and parents an insight into strengths and areas to be worked on.

As a bonus, Niamh Thormley was awarded a trophy as one of the eleven in the Team of the Tournament' by Ireland U17 Manager, Dave Bell.

Thanks to the organisers for providing good facilities, organisation and excellent Referees.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

North End United and Cloughbawn win first cup finals of the season

Under Ten Premier Division
Curracloe United        4          Ballindaggin AFC     1
The home side picked up their sixth premier under ten title in eight years when they overcame closest challengers Ballindaggin 4-1. Polly Redmond gave the home side the lead but Emily Roban levelled for the visitors just before the break. However, two more goals from Polly Redmond and one from Zara Corrigan gave Curracloe the three points required to wrap up the title. League committee member Adrian Kehoe was on hand to present the victorious young side with their trophy

Under Ten Division One
Fastnet Rovers            1          Wexford Youths         2
On Thursday evening, cup finalists Wexford Youths travelled to Fastnet and came away 2-1 winners to move second in the table. Layla Stafford gave Youths an early lead and they went 2-0 up when Aoife Walsh scored with Ruth McMahon scoring a consolation for Fastnet late in the game

Wexford Youths         2          Tombrack United      0
Youths picked up their second win in three days when they overcame one of their closest challengers Tombrack with a goal in each half. Aoife Doran scored early in the first half and although the visitors battled hard to get back on level terms, Youths defended well and wrapped up the points with a goal from Tina O Reilly

All Blacks       2          Ferns United              1
The home side were already champions before this game was played but they continued their good form as they made it six wins from six games. Rebecca Cloney and Ava Hendrick scored the all important goals with league committee member Aine Murphy on hand to present the home side with their well earned league trophy. Ellie Kate Larkin scored the goal for Ferns.

Under Ten Division Two A
Kilmore United           2          Moyne Rangers          1
After a scoreless first half, Kilmore moved to the top of the table after they overcame Moyne Rangers 2-1 in what is proving to be a very competitive division. Kathlynn Conroy gave the visitors the lead but goals from Erin Godden and Jessica Cloney gave the home side all three points

Cloughbawn AFC       0          Bunclody AFC           0
Both these sides produced no goals but plenty of excitement as both worked hard to break down the oppositions defence. However it was the defenders who dominated on the day and both sides had to be content with a point after a very entertaining encounter

Under Ten Division Two B
Cushinstown AFC      1          New Ross Celtic         1
These two near neighbours played out an exciting draw on Tuesday evening with Abbie Gaffney on target for Cushinstown while Sinead Jones scored for New Ross Celtic

New Ross Celtic         4          Corach Ramblers        0
Celtic played their final game of the season and picked up their first win when overcoming Corach Ramblers 4-0. Sinead Jones scored twice with Aaliyah Animashun and Aoibhe Murphy also scoring for the home side

Aughrim Rangers        1          Cushinstown AFC     2
Cushinstown moved second in the table after they made the long journey to Aughrim and came away with all three points. Sarah Doyle scored for Rangers with Abbie Gaffney and Sjoke Finn on target for the visitors

Rosslare Strand           4          Bree United   1
Strand wrapped up the Division Two B title when they overcame closest challengers Bree United in a game that was much closer than the scoreline suggests. A Lucia Donohoe hat trick and a goal from Kayleigh Aylward had Strand in control and league committee member Aine Murphy presented the new champions with their trophy after the match

Under Twelve Division One
Gorey Rangers            0          All Blacks      7
All Blacks travelled to Gorey Rangers on Thursday evening and secured the win they needed to wrap up the league title when overcoming the home side with seven goals to spare. Aoibheann Rankin scored four with Ciara Murphy adding two and Cora Sinnott also found the net. League committee member Sarah Merrigan presented the winning team with their league trophy

Under Twelve Division Three
Ballindaggin AFC      0          Forth Celtic    4
Forth Celtic travelled to Ballindaggin on Thursday evening and recorded their sixth win of the season courtesy of a 4-0 win.

Bridge Rovers             8          Ballindaggin AFC      0
Rovers are third in the table after they comfortably overcame Ballindaggin young second team with eight goals to spare. Olivia Morris and Chloe Johnson scored a hat trick each with Rachel Jackman adding two goals.

Under Twelve Division Four
Fastnet Rovers            0          Forth Celtic     0
These two young sides played out a scoreless draw with both going close to breaking the deadlock but both keepers were in good form with both sides also hitting the post. However, no goals saw both settle for a point each

Aughrim Rangers        5          Bridge Rovers             0
The home side made it ten wins from ten games and are now very close to securing their first league title as they move nine points clear of second place. Abigail Whitney, Ciara Connolly and Emma Kennan all scored a goal each with Willow Jordan scoring twice

Under Fourteen Division Two B
Bree United    2          Adamstown    4
Adamstown made it seven wins from seven games as they overcame Bree United 4-2 to keep the pressure on league leaders Aughrim Rangers. Chloe Doyle and Chloe O Toole scored a goal each for the winners while Cora Banville scored twice

Under Sixteen Premier One
Cloughbawn AFC       2          Bunclody AFC           0
The home side kept their title ambitions alive as they overcame Bunclody with two second half goals in this evenly contested encounter. Cloughbawn enjoyed the better chances of the first half but even though Bunclody were much better in the second half, it was the home side who took all three point with two well taken goals by Niamh McHugh

Under Sixteen Division Two A
Gorey Rangers            0          New Ross Town         1
The battle for the Under Sixteen Division Two A title will go right down to the end after New Ross Town travelled to Gorey and came away with a win that keeps them two points clear at the top of the table. Eadaoin Kent scored the only goal of a very close game where the home side worked hard for the eighty minutes

Seaview United           0          Forth Celtic    11
Forth Celtic kept their title hopes alive when they travelled to Seaview on Tuesday evening and came away comfortable winners to keep in touch with leaders New Ross Town. Sarah Siggins scored four while Niamh Tormey and Hollie Sinnott added two each with Nadine Cunningham, Chelsey Pitman, Michelle Carty and Emma Clarke all adding one each

Under Sixteen Division Two B
Moyne Rangers           0          Wexford Celtic          3
Wexford Celtic completed their title winning season on Thursday evening with a 3-0 win over a young Moyne side. Ava O Donohoe, Ashling O Sullivan and Ruth Hendrick were all on target for the divisional champions who remained unbeaten in the league all season

Michelle Coleman Cup Final
Kilmore United           0          North End United                  4
North End United completed the league and cup double and are still in the hunt for a treble after they overcame a determined Kilmore side who were much closer to the winners than the scoreline would suggest. Both sides started well but it was the Wexford town side who took an early lead through Martina Pender and doubled it before the break when Natasha Walsh was on target. Kilmore were more dominant in the early stages of the second half but could not break down a strong North End defence and when Natasha Walsh scored her second fifteen minutes after the restart, the game was effectively over. Kim Walker scored a goal late in the game to round off a 4-0 scoreline although Kilmore will be disappointed by the margin at the end. North End were presented with the Michelle Coleman Cup by league vice chairman Barry Dempsey while their player Sara Byrne collected the player of the match award. Kilmore now have the unenviable record of having lost this final for the past three seasons

Boland Carpets Cup Final
St Joseph’s      1          Cloughbawn AFC      2
Cloughbawn completed an impressive treble of league, cup and shield when they overcame St Joseph’s 2-1 in a very competitive and entertaining Boland Carpets Cup final in All Blacks. St Joseph’s got the ideal start when they took the lead through Tracey McCormack but the lead was short-lived as Cloughbawn were quickly back on level terms when a Gina Foley corner found its way into the corner of the net. The second half saw both sides go in search of a winner and although St Joseph’s were enjoying a lot of possession but could not break down a resilient Cloughbawn defence. Midway through the half, the Clonroche side went ahead when Gina Foley was sharpest to a through ball and slotted past the keeper for what proved to be the winning goal. St Joseph’s did come in search of an equaliser but were unable to find a way through and Cloughbawn held on to round off an incredible season for the club. Louise Hammel who had worked tirelessly throughout the game in the Joeys defence picked up the player of the match award

Gaynor Cup Semi Finals
St Cormacs      1          Cushinstown AFC     0
Holders St Cormac’s booked their place in this season’s Gaynor Cup final when they overcame Cushinstown in a tight battle with only a solitary goal separating the sides at the end. That goal was scored by Lorraine Fortune and it was enough to put the Boolavogue girls through to the final where they will be going for a three in a row in this competition

Ajax Athletic 2          Bridge Rovers            0
Ajax are through to their first final when they overcame Bridge Rovers 2-0 to book a cup final meeting with St Cormacs on April 23rd. Siobhan Grant Moorehead was the difference between the sides as she scored both goals for the home side in what was otherwise a very evenly contested game

Women’s Division Two A
Camolin Celtic v New Ross Town    
Camolin collected all three points which earns them a play off for runners up spot when New Ross Town were unable to field for this league match

Women’s Division Two B
Wexford Bohs             2          Shelburne FC             1
Two goals from Hollie Hynes gave Wexford Bohs all three points when they overcame Shelburne 2-1 on Saturday evening. Shauna Cowman scored for the visitors in a game where both sides produced some excellent passing football

Women’s Division Three
Tombrack United        2          Fastnet Rovers           0
First against second saw title winners Tombrack round off the season unbeaten with a 2-0 win against a very hard working Fastnet side. Mary Boland gave Tombrack the lead after seventeen minutes but it was two minutes from the end of the game before Leanne Kenny scored to make it 2-0

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ferns and Bunclody wrap up league titles

Women’s Premier Division
Ferns United               3          Seaview United         0
This top of the table clash was much closer than the scoreline would suggest and while Ferns picked up the three points that clinched their fourth premier title in five years, their closest challengers Seaview did not roll over easy. The first half was evenly contested with both sides effectively cancelling each other out and clear cut chances were kept to a minimum.
Ferns got the break in the first half when Seaview failed to clear and Georgina Moore sent the ball to the net but Seaview were almost back on level terms minutes later but saw their shot come back off the post. Seaview continued to press for the equaliser but Ferns showed all their guile and experience and with ten minutes remaining Lauren Barcoe and Georgina Moore both scored to wrap up the match and the premier title. League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the winning team with the trophy, their sixth as Ferns United. Seaview finished runners up and are edging closer and closer to a serious title challenge each year

Women’s Division Two B
Bunclody AFC            2          Courtown Hibs           2
A hard fought encounter eventually saw Bunclody come from a two goal half time deficit to pick up the point they needed to win the league. Courtown have been in hot pursuit of the league leaders all season and when they led 2-0 at the break, they looked to be heading to snatch the title from an unbeaten Bunclody side. Marian Cardiff and Aoife Gleeson were the scorers for Hibs. Bunclody came more into the game in the second half and pulled one back through top scorer Britney Conroy and the same player was on hand with fifteen minutes to go to score again and put Bunclody back in pole position. Both sides could have won the match in the dying minutes but it was Bunclody who held on to take the point they needed to wrap up the title while Courtown finish runners up. League Secretary Martin Cahill was on hand to present the trophy to the winning team and we look forward to these two sides meeting again in three weeks time in the Nolan Health and Fitness Cup Final

Boland Carpets Cup Semi Final
Camolin Celtic            1          Cloughbawn AFC      4
Cloughbawn are still in with a shout of a treble as they booked their place in the Boland Carpets Cup final after this 4-1 win away to Camolin Celtic. Both these sides have produced some top class games this season, including the Divisional Shield final which Cloughbawn won on penalties, but in this match the visitors were in control and will now play St Josephs in next Sunday’s final. Caroline Murphy was on target for Camolin but goals from Nessa Wickham, Jessica Martin and two from Gina Foley saw Cloughbawn progress to the final

Division Three Cup Semi Final
Tombrack United        4          Bridge Rovers            0

Divisional champions Tombrack booked their place in the final of the Division Three Cup when they overcame a hard working Bridge Rovers side with two goals in each half. A well taken goal from Sharon Walsh opened the scoring and a delicate lob from Shannon McGovern made it 2-0 just before half time. A long range effort from Marie Allen and a calm finish from Shannon McGovern gave the home side a 4-0 victory and will now meet Stoney in the final on April 30th

Saturday, April 1, 2017

All Blacks clinch Under Ten Division One title

Under Ten Cup Semi Finals
Ballindaggin               1          Curracloe United        3
Curracloe are through to the final of the Under Ten cup after they overcame fellow premier side Ballindaggin in a thrilling end to end cup match. Both sides produced fast paced passing football but it was Curracloe who took their chances and advanced to their second final in three years. Leah Roban was on target for the home side while Zara Corrigan, Holly Redmond and Molly O Brien were all on target for the winners

Wexford Youths         1          New Ross Town         0
Last seasons beaten finalists Wexford Youths are through to the final after a very closely contested battle with New Ross Town saw them eventually advance by a solitary goal. In a highly entertaining encounter, Aoife Doran scored the only goal of the game to put Youths through to final meeting with Curracloe United on Saturday April 29th

Under Ten Premier Division
St Joseph’s      2          Bridge Rovers            2
These two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw, earning a point each and both can be quite happy with their season in the top division. Lily May Tohill and Roisin O Meara were on target for St Josephs while Aoife McEldowney and Emma McEldowney scored Rovers goals

Under Ten Division One
All Blacks       2          Tombrack United      0
The home side wrapped up the Under Ten Division One title when overcoming challengers Tombrack 2-0, with a goal in each half and with Fastnet also losing, it moved All Blacks into an uncatachable position in the table. Goals from Jolie Rankin and a last minute goal from Ava Hendrick gave All Blacks all three points despite Tombrack’s efforts to get back into the game. They will now be presented with their trophy at their home match against Ferns United in the next few weeks

Fastnet Rovers            1          St Leonards    2
St Leonards moved second in the table after this win over Fastnet Rovers in a game where neither side deserved to lose. Katie Ryan put St Leonards ahead in the first half but after some strong attacking football, Rovers got back level early in the second half through Kara White. However, a goal from Courtney Whelan seven minutes from the end wrapped up the points for the visitors

Under Ten Division Two A
Kilmore United           1          Bunclody AFC           1
Both teams in this very competitive division were very evenly matched and produced a close tactical encounter which saw them both earn a point at the end. Erin Godden gave Kilmore the lead early in the second half but Mia Dunne equalised for Bunclody with a penalty three minutes from the end

Seaview United           1          Courtown Hibs           3
Courtown Hibs made the long journey to Seaview a worthwhile one when they earned the three points that moves them joint top of the table. Marie McDonald scored for Seaview but prolific goalscorer Izzy Kenna scored a hat trick for the visitors to give them an important victory

Under Ten Division Two B
Bree United     2          New Ross Celtic        0
The home side moved second in the table and kept their title ambitions alive when they overcame bottom club New Ross Celtic 2-0. Both sides produced some good passing football but it was Bree who were sharper in front of goal

Aughrim Rangers        1          Rosslare Strand          2
Rosslare Strand made the long journey to Aughrim a worthwhile one when they ran out 2-1 winners to give them their fourth win in a row and keep them well clear at the top of the table. Sarah Doyle scored for Rangers but goals from Layleigh Elward and Lucia Donoghue gave the visitors victory

Cushinstown AFC      0          Carnew FC     0
These two sides played out an exciting but scoreless draw that effectively killed off both their chances of challenging for the league title. Defences dominated this game and kept the forwards at bay in what was a very entertaining encounter

Under Twelve Division Two A
Bree United     0          Bunclody AFC                        0
With New Ross Celtic wrapping up the divisional title last week, runners up spot was up for grabs in this game but Bree needed to beat Bunclody to force a play off for second while a point was enough for Bunclody. In a tight tense game, chances were at a minimum and Bunclody eventually got the point they needed to take second place

Under Twelve Division Three
Cushinstown AFC      1          Campile United          2
Played on Friday evening, Campile made the short trip to Cushinstown and picked up their third win of the season with a 2-1 victory. Laurie Bolger was on target for the home side but goals from Sally Kehoe and Ava Fhurman gave the visitors victory

Forth Celtic     2          Ballindaggin AFC      0
The home side recorded their fifth win of the season and kept their promotion hopes alive when they overcame Ballindaggin’s young second team on Wednesday evening. Ellie O Mahoney and Roisin Alouf were on target for Forth

Under Fourteen Cup Semi Final
Forth Celtic     0          All Blacks      1
All Blacks booked their place in the Under Fourteen Cup Final after they overcame Forth Celtic 1-0 in an end to end cup tie where there was very little to separate the sides. Both sides hit the post while both keepers pulled off some top class saves before Emma Carr sent a free kick direct to the net midway through the second half. Despite Celtic’s best efforts they were unable to get back on level terms and the visitors booked their place in the final

Under Fourteen Premier Division
Kilmore United           1          Ballindaggin               5
Ballindaggin moved top of the league when they travelled to Kilmore and came away with all three points courtesy of a 5-1 victory. Goals from Katie Bates, Ciara Tobin, Laoise Kearney, Orlagh Kehoe and Carla Cloney saw the visitors secure their fifth win of the season

Under Fourteen Division One
Forth Celtic     8          Shelburne FC             0
This midweek victory over Shelburne saw Forth Celtic move three points clear at the top of the table and forcing cup finalists All Blacks to a situation where they must win their games in hand to win the league. Sarah Carroll scored four with Grace Roche and Lauren McLoughlin adding two goals each

Moyne Rangers           2          Shelburne FC             7
Shelburne sit safely in mid table after they travelled to Moyne on Saturday and came away 7-2 winners. Faith Walsh scored her first goal ever for Moyne with Amy Shannon also finding the net while Katie Murphy scoring five for Shelburne while Caoimh Cowman and Ciara Murphy added a goal each

St Josephs       1          St Leonards    1
A late late equaliser saw St Leonards grab a point in Kilmuckridge and deny a hard working St Josephs side their first win of the season. Edel Kehoe had put the home side ahead and it looked to be enough until Jennah Molloy scored for the visitors with just seconds remaining

Under Fourteen Division Two A
North End United       5          Corach Ramblers        2
North End started the week on a positive note when they picked up their fifth win of the season when overcoming Corach Ramblers 5-2 on Tuesday night. Katie Law continued her good season with a hat trick while Chelsey King scored twice

Tombrack United        1          North End United      4
North End made it six wins from six games on Saturday when they travelled to Tombrack and moved joint top of the table after this 4-1 win. Abbie Walsh scored for the home side but Katie Law once again stole the show by scoring all four for the visitors

Seaview United           6          Corach Ramblers        2
Seaview made it six wins from seven games and sit joint top of the table after this 6-2 win over Corach Ramblers. Grace O Donovan and Orla Butler scored for Ramblers but four goals from Erin Foley Saunders and one each from Kate Miles and Ciaradh Connolly gave Seaview all three points

Under Eighteen Shield Quarter Final
Tombrack United        1          Gorey Rangers           1          aet
(Gorey Rangers won 3-2 on penalties)

The home side will be disappointed to have bowed out of the Shield at this stage but credit must be given to a hard working Gorey side who now go on to meet Wexford Celtic in the semi final. Angela Wall gave Rangers the lead but Tombrack battled back and levelled through Rebecca Connaughton to bring the game to extra time where no further goals saw the game go to penalties where Rangers held their nerve to advance to the last four