Monday 23 October 2017

Cloughbawn make exit

Shelbourne F.C. (M.G.L.) 6, Cloughbawn A.F.C. 0: Cloughbawn have hit a run of coming up against M.G.L. top side Shelbourne in several competitions in the last few weeks, and so far the Dubliners have enjoyed the better of the results.

Saturday saw them knock Cloughbawn out of the Leinster Under-16 Cup but the game was closer than the scoreline would suggest, although the home side were always in control and comfortably booked their place in the quarter-finals.

A strong second-half performance saw East End overcome Castle Villa to go through to the semi-final of the Leinster Women's Cup. The game was tied 1-1 at half-time but two second-half goals saw East End progress 3-1, with Assumpta O'Farrell, Holly Brennan and Lauren Valentine all on target.

Adamstown are also through to the semi-finals after Shelbourne from the M.G.L. withdrew from the competition during the week.

Wexford League 2, Limerick League 9: This scoreline would suggest that Limerick totally outclassed Wexford in this F.A.I. Under-18 inter-league tie, but the game was much closer than that although Limerick were worthy winners.

Wexford only trailed 2-1 at the break with Siobhán Doolan on target and they had hit the post twice, however the visitors got a grip on the game early in the second-half and raced 6-1 ahead before Megan Cahill replied.

Limerick controlled the end of the game with the home side picking up injuries in crucial positions, and the Shannonsiders left Curracloe flattering 9-2 victors while Wexford will prepare for the final group game away to Cork in the coming weeks.

Wexford: Gráinne McCabe, Rianna Cullen, Larah Campbell, Rachel Scannell, Niamh Sinnott, Tara Doyle, Fiona Kinsella, Megan Cahill, Siobhán Doolan, Natasha Byrne, Leah Chung, Sarah Figgis, Alex Holden, Sadbh McCarthy.

Ferns United 5, Coolgreany Celtic 1: Ferns closed the gap on Premier Division leaders Benfica with a 5-1 win over Coolgreany.

Goals from Leona Breen, Rachel Collier, Joanne Barcoe, Josie Dwyer and Liz Evered saw Ferns take all three points, with Aideen Healy on target for Celtic.

Stoney L.F.C. 1, Ajax Athletic 0: The home side had to work hard for the three points in Division 2B against a hard-working Ajax, but a goal from Martina Doyle eventually saw them break down the resolute visitors and take all three points.

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