Young guns brave elements
Published 16/01/2016 | 00:00
Our youngest age group were among the first to brave the elements when eight teams participated in the first round of the Under-10 Cup, with Shelburne, Bunclody, Bridge Rovers and St. Joseph's all going through to the last 16.
Shelburne beat St. Leonards 6-2 to go through with Eimear Porter (four), Meya Murphy and Milly Sutton all on target for the winners, while Doireann Rossiter and Lucy Dillon both scored for the Saints.
A Sarah Kenny hat-trick gave Bunclody a 3-0 win over a young Gorey Rangers outfit to book their place in the second round, while Bridge Rovers were 5-1 winners over Bree United. Olivia Morris, Aoife McEldowney and Mia Denton (three) were on target for Rovers, with Grace Donohoe scoring for Bree.
Match of the day in the cup saw St. Joseph's eventually overcome Taghmon United on penalties after an exciting 2-2 draw. Caoimhe Breen and Becky Cashin scored for Taghmon with Róisín O'Meara getting both goals for Joey's, and they held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out to progress 4-3.
Turning to the Under-14 Cup, Forth Celtic's pitch was in excellent condition despite all the rain as their girls and Shelburne played out a thrilling first round tie.
Celtic eventually made it through to the last 16 courtesy of a first-half Ciara Ryan goal, with both sides producing a top-class game.
Curracloe also progressed to the second round when they overcame Arklow Town 2-0 on another pitch that handled the recent weather well. Leah Scallan and Caoimhe Parker were on target for the home side against an Arklow Town side showing improvement with each game.
Arklow Town picked up an important three Under-18 League points as they overcame Wexford Celtic 3-0 on their astro pitch Saturday afternoon. Faye Burke (two) and Laura Rice were on target for the home side.
The next set of trials for the Under-14 League Training Centre will take place next Sunday from 5 to 6.30 p.m. in Ferrycarrig Park. If you require any further information, please contact manager Barry Dempsey on 086-8092020.