Tuesday 12 December 2017

Curracloe book their place in the last eight

Women's Premier One Shield Group A

Benfica LFC 3, Piltown FC 1: The home side bounced back from last Sunday's defeat to East End with a 3-1 win at home to near neighbours Piltown.

Caoimhe Mackey was on target for the visitors but goals from Becky Conroy (two) and Lisa Dower gave Benfica the three points to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Women's Premier One Shield Group B

All Blacks 1, Curracloe United 4: Curracloe have qualified for the quarter-final of the Shield after this win away to All Blacks.

Róisín Furlong was on target for the home side but goals from Natasha Byrne (two), Siobhán Doolan and Róisín Doolan gave the visitors the points that ensured their place in the last eight draw.

Women's Premier One Shield Group C

Adamstown 1, Corach Ramblers 0: It took 86 minutes for Adamstown to eventually break down the stubborn resistance of newly-promoted Corach Ramblers.

In an evenly-contested match, it took a sparkle of brilliance from Chantelle Martin to eventually break the deadlock with four minutes to go.

Women's Premier Shield Group D

Bree United 0, Ferns United 8: Premier side Ferns were much too strong for newly-promoted Bree and ran out comfortable 8-0 winners.

Goals from Rachel Collier, Liz Evered, Josie Dwyer, Georgina Moore, Nicola Kirwan and a hat-trick from Aoife Devereux, who was making her debut, gave Ferns all three points.

Women's Divisional Shield Group A

Courtown Hibs 0, Tombrack United 0: Despite this match being a scoreless draw, it was a game of several chances with the home side enjoying the best of the first-half but unable to break down the visitors' well-organised defence.

The second-half was much more evenly-contested and in the end both teams were content with a point.

Women's Divisional Shield Group B

New Ross Town 3, St. Leonards 6: St. Leonards have qualified for the knockout stages of the Shield after this 6-3 win away to a youthful New Ross Town.

Sinéad Ryan (two) and Sandra Murphy were on target for Town but goals from Fiona Ryan (four), Ciara Ryan and Niamh Browne gave the Ballycullane side their second win of the group and qualification for the next stage.

Stoney LFC 0, Fastnet Rovers 5: Fastnet are also through to the next stage of the competition after they recorded a 5-0 win over an understrength Stoney side.

Joanne Jordan (2), Rebecca O'Connor, Shirley O'Neill and Triona Kelly gave Rovers an important three points.

Women's Divisional Shield Group C

Cloughbawn AFC 3, Cushinstown AFC 0: The home side have qualified for the knockout stages of the Shield after this 3-0 win over a battling Cushinstown side.

Jessica Martin scored twice with Gina Foley also finding the net in this victory.

Shelburne FC 2, Seaview United B 1: New club Shelburne recorded their second win in a row and booked their place in the knockout stages after this 2-1 win over Seaview. Kelly O'Rourke scored both goals for the home side.

Women's Divisional Shield Group D

Moyne Rangers 6, Ajax Athletic 0: A Siobhán Grant Moorhead hat-trick set Moyne well on the way to a 6-0 win over Ajax in this Enniscorthy derby.

Nicola Davitt scored two with Aideen Byrne also finding the net and give them a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Arklow Town 0, Bunclody AFC 2: Two wins from two games see Bunclody through to the knockout stages of the Shield as they travelled to Arklow and came away 2-0 winners.

Hayley Browne scored direct from a corner and Britney Conroy made sure of the points with a goal ten minutes from the end.

Women's Divisional Shield Group E

Wexford Bohs 1, Rosslare Rangers 0: Bohs recorded their first win as an adult club when they overcame Rosslare Rangers 1-0 and gave themselves an outside chance of qualifying for the next round.

Aideen Byrne scored the all-important goal to give Bohs their historic victory.

Bridge Rovers 1, St. Joseph's 9: St. Joseph's have ensured their place in the knockout stage with a comprehensive 9-1 win away to Bridge Rovers.

Sarah Ryan scored for Rovers but goals from Michelle Gahan (four), Emer O Leary (three) and Kelsey Reid (two) gave Joey's victory.

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