Double for Rangers

Rosslare girls add league honours

Peter Doyle

Published 26/05/2015 | 11:07

Wexford and District schoolgirls league at, St. Joseph's grounds, under 14 cup final, Tombrack v Cloughbawn, Ulrika Dreenan, Cloughbawn and Shauna Mc Govern, Tombrack.
Wexford and District schoolgirls league at, St. Joseph's grounds, under 14 cup final, Tombrack v Cloughbawn, Ulrika Dreenan, Cloughbawn and Shauna Mc Govern, Tombrack.

Rosslare Rangers rounded off an excellent week when they wrapped up the Under Ten Division One title on Saturday evening with a 2-1 win over close rivals New Ross Celtic.

The previous Saturday Rangers had lifted the Under Ten cup with an extra time 1-0 win over Curracloe United, then midweek they travelled to Gorey Rangers in the semi final of the league and came away 3-0 winners to set up a final meeting with New Ross Celtic.

In a thrilling final, both these sides showed they have a great future ahead with very little between the two sides. Aoife Kielthy was on target for Celtic with Orna Power and Bobbi Culleton scoring for Rangers

Under Fourteen Division One

This division seems to be heading for a play off as two of the main contenders recorded wins on Wednesday evening. Gorey Rangers hosted North End and put in one of their better performances to move within three points of leaders Campile United with a game in hand. A Ciara Hammett hat trick and a goal from Rosie McGuckian saw Rangers run out 4-0 winners. Down the road, Campile were in a nine goal thriller with Courtown Hibs and five goals from Aideen Kent saw them eventually leave with the three points on a 5-4 scoreline. Ella Maree (2),Lara Walshe and Carragh Clarke were all on target for Hibs who are definitely a team to watch in this division for next season. Gorey Rangers have now one game left at home to New Ross Town on Wednesday evening and if they win that, themselves and Campile will go to a play off for one of the closest divisions in the history of the Schoolgirls League

Under Sixteen Division Two

Wexford Celtic clinched runners up spot in this division when they played off with Gorey Rangers B in St Josephs on Friday evening. A very close game saw Celtic run out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Kate Redmond Browne and an own goal.

Gaynor Cup Final

St Cormacs 3 Cushinstown AFC 0

The ability to take chances in front of goal was the main difference between these two sides as St Cormacs lifted the Gaynor Cup for the second time in the clubs history. Cushinstown started well and enjoyed the better of the possession in the opening twenty minutes but despite creating some decent chances, they were unable to convert them into goals. St Cormacs came more and more into the game and just on the half hour mark, Caitriona Roban struck to give them the lead. Bernie McCarthy came on just before half time and made an immediate impact with the Cushinstown defence finding her a bit of a handful to manage. Early in the second half, she struck to make it 2-0 and with twenty minutes remaining she made it 3-0 and killed off an entertaining final as a contest. Cushinstown will be disappointed to have lost 3-0 as the game was closer than the scoreline suggests but on the day St Cormacs were the better team with Bernie McCarthy collecting a well deserved player of the match award.

Schoolgirls Inter League Under Fourteen Tournament

Next weekend will see the Wexford Schoolgirls League Under Fourteen squad travel to University of Limerick to take part in the Under Fourteen Inter League Gaynor Cup. Wexford have a decent record in this competition at this level as they have won the Gaynor Plate twice in the last three years but manager Barry Dempsey is confident that this year he has a squad capable of lifting the Gaynor Cup itself. Wexford kick off their campaign on Saturday morning at 10am when they take on Limerick Desmond League and this will be followed by a difficult game against Galway that afternoon at 3pm. Sunday will see them complete their group fixtures when they take on North Tipperary at 10am and at that stage they should know where they finish in the group, needing a top place finish to qualify for the semi final of the Gaynor Cup itself. These competitions are never easy and a point dropped at the start can prove costly so it is vital to have the team prepared and focussed for all fixtures and no doubt Dempsey and his management team will have all the players primed and ready to go. All in Wexford wish them the best of luck and keep an eye on the Wexford Womens League Facebook page for up to date results

Squad: Caoimhe Byrne (Gorey Rangers), Rachel Murphy (Bunclody AFC), Lara Walsh (Courtown Hibs), Tara Doyle (Cloughbawn AFC), Zoe Rossiter (New Ross Town), Hollie Sinnott (North End United), Niamh Taylor Hughes (Gorey Rangers), Emma Clarke (Cloughbawn AFC), Faye Larkin (Ballindaggin), Fiona Ryan (St Leonards), Kira Bates Crosbie (Kilmore United), Sarah Siggins (Wexford Celtic), Eadaoin Kent (Campile United),

Shannon McGovern (Tombrack United), Laura Butler (Cloughbawn AFC), Lydia McGrath (Campile United), Ruth Hendrick (Wexford Celtic), Aine Behan (Bunclody AFC), Gemma Corrigan (Curracloe United), Caragh Clarke (Courtown Hibs)

Manager: Barry Dempsey. Assistant Manager: Michael Bennett. Coaches: Dave O Shea and Philip McGrath

Player of the Year and Top Scorers Announced

The following players have been voted players of the year in their various divisions in the Wexford Womens League

Premier Division: Brid Doyle (Seaview United)

Division One: Katrina Parrock (Kilmore United)

Division Two A: Suzanne Foley (All Blacks)

Division Two B: Ciara Byrne (Moyne Rangers)

The following collected top scorer awards in their various divisions

Premier Division: Liz Everedd (Ferns United) and Jenny Brennan (East End United)

Division One: Katrina Parrock (Kilmore United)

Division Two A: Niamh O Leary (Camolin Celtic) and Britney Conroy (Bunclody AFC)

Division Two B: Siobhan Grant Moorehead (Moyne Rangers)

All of the above will be presented with their awards at a presentation night in the Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy on Friday June 19th

Fixtures: Wednesday May 27th: Under Fourteen Division One

Gorey Rangers v New Ross Town 7pm

Sunday May 31st: Under Ten Division Two A Final

Corach Ramblers v Adamstown

Under Ten Division Two B Final

Seaview United Blue v Bridge Rovers

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