Dark weekend on local scene

Published 20/02/2016 | 00:00

The Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls League would like to convey their sympathies to the Whitty family on the sad passing of Wexford Football League Administrator Pat after a short illness.

Pat had been a great supporter of the women's league and was very co-operative with the league if any issues arose regarding fixtures. He will be sadly missed by all involved in the game in the county and beyond. May he rest in peace.

On a dark weekend for soccer in the county, all involved in the Women's and Schoolgirls League were devastated by the news that 15-year-old Kilmore United player Abbie Troy had passed away after a brief illness.

Abbie was a very popular young player with her team-mates and opponents alike and had just moved up to the women's team this season after playing all her schoolgirls soccer in Kilmore. Everyone involved in the game in Wexford would like to convey their sympathies to the Troy family and all in Kilmore United.

Shelbourne F.C. (M.G.L.) 6, Cloughbawn A.F.C. 2: The Cloughbawn Under-14s travelled to Dublin on Sunday and only two late goals put a flattering reflection on the scoreline to give the home side a 6-2 Leinster Cup victory.

Laura Butler and Faye Larkin were on target for Cloughbawn who were well in contention until late in game. Cloughbawn have now met Shelbourne in every outside competition they played in this season.

If they could avoid the Dublin side, Cloughbawn are well capable of making it through to at least a final. It must be remembered that Shelbourne have several internationals playing in all their sides so they are always a difficult opponent to be drawn against in any competition.

Cloughbawn A.F.C. 0, Shelbourne F.C. (M.G.L.) 4: This F.A.I. Under-16 Cup tie was played in I.T. Carlow on Saturday.

Cloughbawn are edging closer and closer to their high-profile Dublin opponents, and only some errors allowed Shelbourne to eventually go through to the next round 4-0.

Bridge Rovers 5, Forth Celtic 1: Bridge Rovers overcame Forth Celtic on Monday to move joint second in the Under-10 Section B table and give themselves an opportunity to qualify for the Division 1 title race.

Sinéad Cullen scored for Celtic but three goals from Olivia Morris and two from Kiera Carroll gave Rovers all three points.

A Women's and Schoolgirls League delegate meeting will be held this Friday, February 19, in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, at 8 p.m. Clubs should be aware that, as per rule, they will be fined for non-attendance at delegate meetings.

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