Friday 19 January 2018

Wexford and District Women and Schoolgirl's League

By Peter Doyle

Wexford Celtic Girls lifted the Under 14 Division 2 trophy on Thursday evening at Wexford Celtic Pitch.
Wexford Celtic Girls lifted the Under 14 Division 2 trophy on Thursday evening at Wexford Celtic Pitch.

Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls League

Under Ten Premier Division

Curracloe United wrapped up their fifth premier under ten title in six years when they overcame Ballindaggin 5-0 on Saturday. Goals from Caoimhe Whelan (2), Polly Redmond, Rebecca Fanning and Niamh Hearn gave them their ninth win of the season and shows that the future of schoolgirl soccer is strong in Curracloe. League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the winning squad with their trophy. In other games in the division, Kilmore United completed their season with an 8-4 win over Moyne Rangers courtesy of goals from Melissa Smith (6) and Erin Murray (2) while Erin Carley (4) scored for Moyne. Midweek, Kilmore travelled to Campile and came away with all three points after a 4-0 win with Melissa Smith (3) and Kennedy Cullen on target.

Under Ten East

Rosslare Rangers continued their good season and consolidated their place in the division one play offs with a 6-2 win over Wexford Youths. Amy Doyle and Claire Whelan scored for the Youths while Abigail Clarke (3), Amy Shiel, Bobbie Culleton and Amelia Rees were on target for Rangers

Under Ten South West

The race for the top two places in this section is very close between three teams and all recorded wins over the week to keep in contention. On Monday Adamstown overcame St Leonards 3-0 with Megan Martin, Karlina Jaglarz and Ella Furlong all on target for the winners. On Tuesday Corach Ramblers overcame Cushinstown 1-0 while on Thursday Adamstown collected another three points when overcoming fellow chalengers New Ross Town 2-1 with Karlina Jaglarz scoring both goals while Emma Rossiter scored for Town. New Ross Celtic are also well in the push for the top spot and also collected three points midweek with a 4-1 win over Seaview United Yellow with Casey Murphy (2), Caoimhe Keher Murtagh and Aoife Kiethy all on target. On Saturday all three contenders recorded wins with New Ross Town beating Seaview United Yellow 1-0 thanks to a goal from Aoibh Thomas. New Ross Celtic proved far too strong for St Leonards and ran out 9-1 winners with goals from Caoimhe Keher Murtagh (5), Casey Murphy (3) and Aoife Kielthy. Adamstown travelled to Cushinstown and stayed in contention with a 3-1 win while Corach Ramblers overcame Seaview United Blue 2-0 with goals from Misha Lacey and Rachel Gaynor.

Under Twelve Cup Semi Final

Courtown Hibs booked their place in the final against Ballindaggin when they travelled to New Ross Town last Tuesday and won 2-0 in a very entertaining semi final. Ella Maree and Alex Lynch scored the vital goals for a very impressive Hibs side

Under Twelve Division One

St Leonards moved to the top of the division when they travelled to Gorey Rangers on Saturday and won 6-0 thanks to goals from Lauren Roche (5) and Chloe Ryan. Great credit must go to Rangers keeper who had an outstanding game including saving a penalty

Under Twelve Division Two A

Shelburne moved up to second and can win the title if they win their final game when they beat Taghmon United 4-2 on Saturday. Chloe Doyle scored both Taghmon goals while Katie Murphy (3) and Jessica Sutton were on target for Shelburne. Bunclody travelled to Bridge Rovers on Thursday and collected the three points that ensures their place in the division for next season. Laoise Kearney, Naomi Kavanagh and Grace Smith were all on target for the winners

Under Twelve Division Three

New Ross Celtic remain top of the division when they overcame St Leoanrds 4-0 on Friday evening with Aine McDonald (2), Ellen O Connor and Ciara Burke all finding the net. On Saturday All Blacks kept their title hopes alive with a 6-0 win at home to Seaview United. Goals from Zita Tiernan (2), Aoife Houghton (2), Zoe Butler and Cora Sinnott gave All Blacks a vital victory

Under Fourteen Division Two

On Thursday Wexford Celtic wrapped up the title when proving too strong for Wexford Youths running out 7-0 winners. It was Celtic's twelfth win of the season and moved them well clear of closest challengers Tombrack and League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the winning team with their trophy. Camolin Celtic and Shelburne played out a 1-1 draw the same evening

Under Sixteen Premier Division

Cloughbawn travelled to Curracloe on Saturday and collected a massive three points in their quest for the premier title. Leah Furlong gave the visitors the lead before Lauren Doyle levelled for Curracloe but two second half goals from Emma Clarke and Aoife Devereux gave Cloughbawn the victory that puts them in a very strong position in this division. Bree also picked up a vital three points in their battle against relegation when they overcame Bunclody 2-0 thanks to an own goal and a second half goal from Kathlyn Furlong

Under Sixteen Division One

St Leonards wrapped up the title on Wednesday night when they beat Moyne 8-1. Megan Hobbs was on target for Moyne but goals from Niamh Browne (2), Fiona Ryan (3), Ciara O Connor and Laura Cullen (2) secured the required points for St Leonards to give them the title. League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the trophy to the victorious home side. Goals from Amy Wilson (3) and Natasha Behan gave Gorey Rangers all three points when they overcame Bridge Rovers 4-3 in a seven goal thriller midweek. Deirdre Byrne, Holly Leacy and Molly Byrne were on target for Rovers. St Leonards travelled to Bridge Rovers on Saturday and completed their season with a 1-0 win with Alex Holden scoring the goal while All Blacks overcame Moyne Rangers 8-2. Zoe Kearney and Megan Dobbs scored for Rangers while Tara Lambert (4), Leah Cheung (3) and Abbie Jones were on target for All Blacks.

Under Sixteen Division Two

The big game in this division saw first play second when Seaview travelled to Wexford Celtic and drew 3-3 which keeps several teams in contention for the title although Seaview are still hot favourites to lift the title. Katie Redmond Browne, Eve Hession and Aoife Kelly were on target for Celtic while Emily Funding scored all three for Seaview. Arklow are one of the teams who can still catch Seaview and they collected all three points when they overcame a young Tombrack side 1-0 thanks to a goal from Kayleigh Earls. Midweek Gorey Rangers Seconds picked up all three points with a 6-2 victory over Tombrack.

Michelle Coleman Cup Final

Coolgreaney Celtic 4 Kilmore United 1

This cup final was much closer than the scoreline suggests although divisional champions Coolgreaney Celtic were eventual deserving winners mainly due to their clinical finishing. Celtic opened the scoring through captain, and eventual player of the match, Natalie Cushe but Kilmore bounced back with an equalising goal from Katrina Parrock just before the break. However, a strong second half performance from Coolgreaney saw them eventually lift the cup courtesy of goals from Deirdre Healy, Karen O Toole and Stephanie Hallahan. Kilmore will be disappointed by the margin of the scoreline but can be proud of their performance on the day and Coolgreaney showed they are a team well capable of holding their own in next seasons premier division. League Secretary Martin Cahill presented the cup, and player of the match award, to Coolgreaney captain Natalie Cushe as her club won this cup for a record third time.

Women's Division Two A

Bree United 8 Cloughbawn AFC "B" 1

Bree ensured their safety in this division for next season and relegated Cloughbawn as they ran out comfortable 8-1 winners. Lauren Sinnott (2), Shonagh Spratt Murphy (2), Oilbhe Raffertry (2) and Mary O Gorman were all on target for the impressive home side

Women's Division Two B

Rosslare Strand 1 Rosslare Rangers 2

Rangers caused an upset in this local derby and killed off Strands title hopes when they came out on top in a closely contested encounter. Emma Kehoe was on target for the home side but it was not enough against a determined Rangers side who recorded their third win of the season. Mary Stokes scored both goals for Rangers

Ajax Athletic 0 Moyne Rangers 7

Moyne wrapped up the divisional title when overcoming bottom club Ajax Athletic 7-0 in this Enniscorthy town derby. Goals from Siobhan Grant Moorehead (2), Ciara Tobin (3), Annmarie Murphy and April Breen saw them take the three points, which they ironically did not need as Rangers had overcome Strand earlier in the day which effectively wrapped up the title for Moyne. League committee member Tom "Flash" Dunne presented the trophy to the winning side who continued their unbeaten run with their fourteenth league win of the season

Tombrack United 3 St Cormacs 0

Tombrack moved back up to fourth in the table with this win over St Cormacs and showed some of the form that had them title contenders early in the season. Goals from Eimear Whelan (2) and Niamh Walsh gave the home side a well earned three points

Fixtures: Monday April 20th: Under Ten East

Rosslare Rangers v All Blacks 6.30

Tuesday April 21st: Under Ten East

Taghmon United v Rosslare Strand 6.30

Under Twelve Division One

New Ross Town v Seaview Unietd 7.0

Wednesday April 22nd: Under Fourteen Premier Division

Kilmore United v Ballindaggin

Under Fourteen Division One

Gorey Rangers v Courtown Hibs

Seaview United v Campile United 6.30

Under Fourteen Division Two

Tombrack United v Forth Celtic

Thursday April 23rd: Under Fourteen Division One

St Leonards v Gorey Rangers

Saturday April 25th: Under Ten Premier Division

Courtown Hibs v Curracloe United

Under Ten South West

Adamstown v New Ross Celtic

Corach Ramblers v New Ross Town

Cushinstown AFC v St Leonards

Under Twelve Division Two A

Bunclody AFC v Taghmon United

Shelburne AFC v Bridge Rovers

Under Fourteen Cup Semi Final

Tombrack United v Wexford Celtic


Under Fourteen Premier Division

Kilmore United v Bunclody AFC

Under Eighteen League

Cloughbawn AFC v St Josephs

Sunday April 26th: Nolan Health and Fitness Cup Final

Moyne Rangers v Seaview United B 12.0

Boland Carpets Cup Final

All Blacks v Bree United 2.0

(Both finals in St Leonards AFC)

Womens Division Two B

St Cormacs v Rosslare Rangers 2.0

Cup Final Dates

The Wexford Womens Cup Final between Benfica FC and Seaview United will take place on Sunday May 10th while the Schoolgirl Under Ten , Twelve, Fourteen and Sixteen finals will take place in St Josephs FC on Saturday May 16th. The Under Eighteen final will take place on Sunday May 23rd with the Gaynor Cup final on the same day.

Under Ten League Play Offs

The play offs for the various divisions in the Under Ten league will take place in the coming weeks with the top teams in each section competing for the division one title, middle teams for division two A and bottom teams for division two B. These games will be played on a knockout basis and will begin in early May

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