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Friday 23 August 2019

Hayley hits winner

Ferns collect Leinster Cup honours

The successful Ferns United squad
The successful Ferns United squad
The Cloughbawn Under-18 squad before their final defeat

Ferns United 1, Leixlip United 0: Wexford Premier league side Ferns United lifted the Leinster Women's Cup when they eventually overcame a strong challenge from Leixlip United on Sunday.

In a very evenly-contested game, Ferns created the better chances but found the Leixlip defence difficult to break down. After a scoreless first-half, Ferns continued to push for the elusive goal which eventually came when Hayley Nolan broke through to slot the ball past the advancing 'keeper.

Leixlip did battle strongly for an equaliser but the Ferns defence kept them at bay and they held on to lift the trophy.

East End United 2, Killeigh Ramblers 0: East End continued their recent good run of form when they lifted the Leinster Women's Shield with a 2-0 win over Offaly side Killeigh Ramblers.

The Wexford league Premier outfit were always in control despite some good work from Ramblers, and goals from Ria Lawson and Jenny Brennan secured victory for East End who can now focus their attention on their domestic season where they still have a chance of achieving the league and cup double.

Cloughbawn A.F.C. 0, Shelbourne F.C. (M.G.L.) 7: After an excellent run in the Leinster Under-18 Cup, Cloughbawn eventually came up against a Shelbourne side which had too much firepower for the Wexford league team in the final at Bunclody on Sunday.

Cloughbawn started the game well and kept the international-filled visitors at bay for as long as they could, but eventually the M.G.L. side got on top and ran out 7-0 winners.

Cloughbawn acquitted themselves well throughout the 90 minutes against a star-studded outfit which this week announced their intentions of entering a team in the Women's National League.

Killenagh Wanderers 1, Benfica F.C. 2: With only three points dividing the bottom five in the Premier Division, Benfica have completed their season and will now have to wait and see how other results will go before they know their fate.

This tightly-contested battle saw the Waterford side come away from Killenagh with a vital three points. The home side now need a result from their final game next week to pull away from the drop zone.

Róisín O'Connor scored for Killenagh while the experienced Brianne O'Connor grabbed both goals for Benfica.

Kilmore United 8, Taghmon United 0: Kilmore are through to the final of the Michelle Coleman Cup after comfortably overcoming an understrength Taghmon side 8-0.

Katrina Parrock (four), Jasmine Redmond (two), Chloe Bates and Chloe Troy were all on target for the home side who will now play either Coolgreany Celtic or Castledockrell in the final, with the second penultimate round tie going ahead on Sunday.

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