Monday 23 October 2017

Curracloe girls continue where they left off

John Barry of Hertz presenting a set of jerseys to Wayne Gregg for the Forth Celtic Under-10 girls' team
John Barry of Hertz presenting a set of jerseys to Wayne Gregg for the Forth Celtic Under-10 girls' team

Titleholders Curracloe United opened their Under-10 Premier Division season with a 4-1 win when they travelled to Kilmore.

Hayley Doyle was on target for the home side but goals from Emma Cullen, Zara Corrigan and Caoimhe Whelan (two) gave the visitors all three points.

Ballindaggin also opened their campaign with a win when they overcame newly-promoted New Ross Celtic 3-2 in an exciting end-to-end encounter. Aoife Kielthy and Sophie Chapman were on target for Celtic but goals from Leah Roban (two) and Eimear Tobin saw Ballindaggin take the points.

Seaview United Blue and Yellow teams played out a 3-3 draw in Under-10 Section A with Molly O'Shea, Cora Foley and Aoife McNamara on target for the Blue team while Sophie Buggy and Eimer Kehoe (two) scored for the Yellow team.

Campile United and Corach Ramblers played out a twelve-goal thriller before Campile eventually ran out 7-5 winners, with Rachel Scallan (two), Sarah Gaynor (two) and Kayleigh Nacey on target for the losers.

Taghmon travelled to St. Leonards and came away with the three points, winning 5-0 thanks to goals from Caoimhe Breen (three), Lily McLoughlin and Elena Piero Doyle.

Rosslare Strand travelled to Bridge Rovers in Under-10 Section B and did enough to take victory as they ran out 3-2 winners. Olivia Morris and Aoife McEldowney were on target for Rovers while Aishling Roche scored all three goals for Strand.

All Blacks travelled to Forth Celtic and proved too strong for the home side, running out 6-0 winners.

Wexford Youths also picked up three points when they overcame St. Joseph's 3-2 with goals from Claire Whelan, Cliona Kearney and Aoife Doran, while Róisín O'Mara scored both goals for the Kilmuckridge side.

Five goals from Isobel Cronin and two from Sarah Kenny gave Bunclody all three points in Under-10 Section C when they travelled to Moyne Rangers and ran out 7-1 winners, with Katlyn Conroy on target for the home side.

Ballindaggin and St. Cormac's had to settle for a point each when they played out a competitive scoreless draw in a game where defences dominated.

New Ross Town opened their Under-10 Section D campaign with a big win over near neighbours Cushinstown when goals from Emma Rossiter (three), Ella Nolan (two), Abbi Rossiter, Molly Browne and Aoife O'Leary saw them triumph 8-0.

Shelburne and Cloughbawn earned a point each when they played out a thrilling 5-5 draw.

Cloughbawn opened the defence of their Under-14 Premier Division title with a win when they travelled to Curracloe and came away 5-1 victors. Ella Wright was on target for the home side but four goals from Laura Butler and one from Chloe Merrigan gave the visitors victory.

St. Leonards and Kilmore United played out an exciting 2-2 draw in Ballycullane with Eimear Gabbett scoring both goals for the home side while Amy Bates-Crosbie grabbed a brace for Kilmore.

Courtown Hibs overcame Wexford Celtic in a high-scoring Under-14 Division 1 encounter (6-4). Aliat Katun, Lyra Lacey and Laura Jimenez (two) all scored for Celtic while Lara Walshe (three), Ella Maree (two) and Mia Robins were all on target to give Hibs an opening day win.

Campile picked up an important three points when they hosted New Ross Town and came out 2-1 winners with goals from Eadaoin Kent and Kathryn Dempsey, while Elle Nugent scored for Town.

Forth Celtic travelled to Tombrack and came away 4-3 winners in Under-14 Division 2A thanks to goals from Lauren McLoughlin (two), Louisa Donnelly and Kathlyn Gabbett, while Zoe Tobin-Cosgrave (two) and Amie Dreelan were on target for the home side.

Aine McDonald (two) and Ellen O'Connor were on target for New Ross Celtic in Under-14 Division 2B but it was not enough as goals from Laura Murphy, Laura Banville and Chloe Doyle (four) saw Taghmon United run out 6-4 victors.

Wexford Celtic opened their first-ever Under-18 League campaign as a youths team with a 4-0 win over St. Joseph's thanks to goals from Cora O'Donnell (two), Rebecca Ennis-Maloney and Emma Morris.

Kilkenny United also picked up their first-ever three points as a club when they overcame Curracloe United 2-0 in Buckley Park. Sinéad Gaynor and Jenny O'Keeffe scored for the home side in the second-half.

Next weekend will see the league Under-12 squad travel to Dublin to take part in the inaugural inter-league tournament, with a possible day out in the Aviva Stadium for the winners.

Manager Tommy Gaynor has been hard at work preparing a 16-member squad for this tournament, and they will be in Northern Group 2 with Inishowen, Mayo and Sligo-Leitrim. The group winner will compete with the winner of Northern Group 1 for a place in the national final in November.

The squad selected is: Grace Roche (Wexford Youths), Leonie Ward (Courtown Hibs), Nadine Fortune (Wexford Youths), Aoife Burke (All Blacks), Aoife Codd (Ballindaggin), Amy Robertson (Courtown Hibs), Seren Ward (All Blacks), Aoife Cullen (St. Leonards), Emma Lynch (Courtown Hibs), Ella Maree (Courtown Hibs), Edel Kehoe (St. Joseph's), Lauren McLoughlin (Forth Celtic), Aimee Bates-Crosbie (Kilmore United), Aisling O'Sullivan (Wexford Celtic), Jean Kavanagh-Doyle (Courtown Hibs), Holly Meehan (St. Cormac's).

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