Ferns slump to rare loss
Benfica L.F.C. 2, Ferns United 1: The home side have hit a run of form in recent games and give themselves a chance of avoiding the drop from the Premier Division when inflicting only the second defeat of the season on Ferns United.
In a closely-contested tie, both sides needed the points for opposite reasons and the game was played at a fast pace. Benfica took the points thanks to goals from Andrea Holmes and Mary Therese O'Neill, while Clara Donnelly was on target for Ferns.
North End United 1, Adamstown 3:
The battle against relegation has reached fever pitch as bottom club Adamstown came away from Drinagh with three points after this 3-1 win over North End, who now find themselves in a fight for survival.
Goals from Sarah Jane Flood, Chantelle Martin and Leanne Delaney saw Adamstown 3-0 up at the break. Natasha Walsh scored a long-range effort for North End but it was too little, too late for the home side
East End United 4, Killenagh Wanderers 1:
The Kilkenny side kept their title ambitions alive with this 4-1 win over Killenagh who are now in the unique position of still competing for runners-up spot or they could get pulled into a relegation battle.
East End were always on top with Jenny Reddy, Jenny Brennan, Aine Lannon and Grace Brennan all finding the net, while Róisín O'Connor replied.
Cloughbawn A.F.C. 3, Castledockrell United 2:
Cloughbawn moved off the foot of the table after overcoming Castledockrell by the odd goal in five in an exciting end-to-end game in Rathurtin.
Amy Banville scored a hat-trick for the home side while Ellen Kelly and Celine Slye were on target for the visitors who missed a penalty that could have salvaged a point.
Taghmon United 3, Kilmore United 4:
Kilmore have been involved in some high-scoring thrillers throughout the season, and after a few narrow defeats they have recently started to turn these results in their favour.
Lisa Marie Doyle (two) and Ailish Sinnott both scored for Taghmon while Katrina Parrock (three) and Cora Miller replied to give Kilmore a vital three points in their battle against relegation.
Bunclody A.F.C. 1, Camolin Celtic 1:
Camolin moved joint second in the table when they came from behind to earn a point in Bunclody in a game between two evenly-matched sides.
Britney Conroy gave the home side a first-half lead but Niamh O'Leary levelled for Celtic with eight minutes remaining. They could have won only for an excellent double save from Bunclody 'keeper Leanne Kearney near the end.
Corach Ramblers 1, Bree United 2:
Bree picked up a vital three points in their battle against relegation when they travelled to Corach Ramblers and came away winners.
Sara Meyler was on target for Ramblers while Emma O'Neill and Niamh Sinnott scored for Bree.