Mixed luck for Wexford

Published 12/05/2015 | 00:00

The Wexford Under-14 squad
The Wexford Under-14 squad

It was a mixed couple of days for Wexford ladies' football sides on the weekend before last.

On Saturday the Under-16 team travelled to Hawkfield in Kildare badly needing a win.

However, a fine first-half display from the home side saw them lead by 2-7 to 0-2 at the interval after driving wind and rain, with Wexford goalkeeper Sophie Lenehan making a wonderful save from a penalty.

Emily Coakley raised Wexford hopes early in the second-half when she found the net for a superb goal as they closed to 2-8 to 1-4 with 15 minutes remaining. However, the Kildare defence really stood up to the challenge when tested and they eventually ran out winners on a 2-10 to 1-5 scoreline.

There was far better news in Farmleigh on Sunday as the Under-14 team easily cast aside the challenge of Kilkenny in the championship by 7-17 to 1-6. Wexford held an important 4-4 to 0-3 half-time lead and they never let up their awesome scoring power in the second period with Jane Rossiter finishing top scorer with 2-5.

She was closely followed by Leanne Rowe with 2-2, while Elena Kenny hit 1-4. Michelle Carthy kicked 1-2 for the home side, the final Wexford goal came from Orla Fitzgerald, while Sherene Hamilton, Fiona Ryan, Eimear Byrne and Kathlynn Gabbett all added a point each in a fantastic win for Wexford.

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