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Monday 16 September 2019

Safe passage for holders

Ferns United 9, New Ross Town 0: Holders Ferns are safely through to the second round of the MMI.ie Women's Cup after overcoming an understrength New Ross Town 9-0.

The first division side never got to grips with their Premier opponents and the home side were always in control. Goals from Hayley Nolan (two), Liz Evered (three), Lisa Brady, Rachel Collier (two) and Josie Dwyer saw them go through to the last 16.

Coolgreany Celtic 1, East End United 4: First division leaders Coolgreany took the lead in this encounter against Premier title contenders East End United when Anne Higgins found the net.

Goals either side of the break from Jenny Reddy saw the visitors take control of the game although Coolgreany pushed hard to get back in the game. Two late goals from Reddy and Rebecca Walsh gave the Kilkenny side a flattering 4-1 win.

Killenagh Wanderers 6, Castledockrell United 0: The Premier side progressed through to the second round when comfortably overcoming first division Castledockrell United.

Goals from Sinéad Gaynor (three), Róisín O'Connor (two) and Megan Cahill saw Killenagh book their place in the last 16.

Taghmon United 1, St. Cormac's 0: Division 2B side St. Cormac's made first division title contenders Taghmon United battle all the way to claim their place in the second round.

It took a second-half penalty scored by Aoife Morrissey to eventually get the home side into the second round draw.

Rosslare Rangers 1, North End United 10: North End had no trouble getting past Rosslare Rangers to book their place in round two.

Diane Leniston (two), Shauna Gleeson (two), Sara Byrne (four), Natasha Walsh and Shirley Roche all scored for the visitors who were always in control.

Corach Ramblers 0, Adamstown 3: Adamstown have shown a return to form in recent games and booked their place in the last 16 after negotiating a tricky away fixture against Corach Ramblers.

Goals from Ann Marie Dunphy, Sarah Jane Flood and Katie White put the visitors in the hat for the second round.

Seaview United 'B' 4, Fastnet Rovers 0: The impressive home side came out on top in this all Division 2B clash, with Dani Odham scoring all four goals.

The game was closer than the scoreline suggests with the goalscorer being the main difference between the sides.

Bree United 8, Tombrack United 2: Bree are another team who have returned to form in recent weeks and comfortably moved past Tombrack.

Shonagh Spratt-Murphy (four), Emma O'Neill (three) and Lauren Sinnott all scored for Bree while Denise Bolger grabbed both goals for Tombrack

St. Joseph's 0, Moyne Rangers 4: Division 2B leaders Moyne Rangers travelled to St. Joseph's and a strong second-half performance saw them progress to the last 16.

Moyne only led 1-0 at half-time but an early second-half goal killed off the game and they eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 victors. Nicola Davitt scored a hat-trick with Ciara Tobin also on target for the winners.

Seaview United 4, All Blacks 0: Seaview's first team made it a good day for the club when they also booked their place in the second round.

Goals from Méabh Kehoe (two), Sandra Foley and Bríd Kehoe saw the Premier side overcome a battling All Blacks.

Camolin Celtic 3, Benfica 3 (AET, Benfica won on penalties): Premier side Benfica left Camolin a very relieved group when it took penalties to decide a winner after they were deadlocked 3-3 after 90 minutes and extra-time.

It was a brave effort by the home side against the visitors who have hit a good run of form in recent weeks, and Camolin went close to causing one of the biggest upsets in recent years.

Niamh O'Leary, Gemma Kehoe and Megan Murray were on target for Camolin while Leanne O'Reilly, Becky Conroy and Marie O'Neill scored for Benfica before the penalty shoot-out saw the visitors progress to the second round.

Rosslare Strand 1, Cloughbawn 'B' 2: The home side led 1-0 at half-time courtesy of an Emma Kehoe goal but Cloughbawn showed their usual fighting spirit, and late goals from Jessica Martin and Marie Lambert put them through to the last 16.

Ajax Athletic 2, Cushinstown A.F.C. 1: The home side made history on Sunday when winning their first game since joining the league, and made it even better by having to come from behind to do it.

Helen Power put Cushinstown ahead early in the game but goals from Anne Marie Moorehouse and Rebecca Somers gave Ajax their historic win and a place in the last 16.

Wexford People