Curracloe come out on top

Women's Division 1 play-off

Published 28/05/2016 | 00:00

After a long tough season when little separated these two sides, it came down to a sudden death penalty shoot-out to eventually decide a winner and if this game is anything to go by, both these sides will do well in the Premier Division next season.

Curracloe United 2, Adamstown 2 (AET, Curracloe United won 6-5 on penalties)

In a fast-paced game from start to finish, Noeleen Shanahan gave Curracloe the lead but Adamstown showed grit and determination to battle back with goals each side of half-time through Nikki Dunphy and Katie White, which saw them go 2-1 ahead.

However, the young Curracloe side pushed hard for the equaliser and were rewarded when Siobhan Cloake scored with eight minutes to go.

The game ended 2-2 and no further goals in extra-time saw the game go to penalties with the teams still deadlocked 4-4 after the five penalties each.

Sudden death saw Curracloe United eventually run out 6-5 winners and deny Adamstown a league title they had looked to have wrapped up earlier in the season.

League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the Division 1 trophy to the victorious captain, complimenting both sides on an excellent game of football.

Adamstown now face into the Premier 1 Shield Final on Wednesday night followed by the Michelle Coleman Cup Final next Sunday and the the Wexford Cup Final shortly after on a date to be decided.

Division 2B

Cloughbawn women's second team made it a good weekend for the club when they wrapped up the Division 2B title with a 7-2 win away to Fastnet Rovers while Courtown Hibs clinched second place in the division with a 4-0 win over Seaview United's second team.

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