Friday 19 January 2018

Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls League

Peter Doyle

Soccer ball on grass
Soccer ball on grass

Under Ten Cup Semi Finals

Curracloe United and Rosslare Rangers will contest the Under Ten cup final after they both came out on top after two very competitive semi finals. Premier leaders Curracloe eventually broke down a resilient Taghmon side and ran out 4-1 winners although the game was closer than the scoreline suggests. Hannah Kehoe scored for Taghmon but goals from Rebecca Fanning (2), Caoimhe Whelan and Cara Parker saw Curracloe through to the final. Rosslare Rangers travelled to Ballindaggin and caused an upset when they overcame the premier title contenders on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Niamh Doyle was on target for the home side while Bobbie Culleton scored for a very impressive Rangers which brought the game to extra time and then penalties where Rosslare held their nerve to book their place in their first ever schoolgirl final.

Under Ten Premier Division

Ballindaggin remain in contention for the under ten premier title after they travelled to bottom team Moyne Rangers midweek and came away 7-0 winners. Anna Roban (2), Niamh Doyle (3), Sarah Kehoe and Amy O Toole all scored for the visitors. Ballindaggin had travelled to Kilmore a week previously and had come away 6-1 winners.

Under Ten North

Gorey Rangers wrapped up their group and remained unbeaten as they drew 2-2 at home to Bunclody and beat St Cormacs 3-0 midweek. They finished top of the North section and will now play off for the division one title while Cloughbawn and Bunclody finished joint second and will need to play off for the runners up medals.

Under Ten South West

New Ross Celtic remain well in contention in this section as they recorded big wins during the week against Cushinstown and Seaview United Blue. Caoimhe Keher Murtagh (7) and Casey Murphy (2) were on target against Cushinstown in a 9-0 win while Caoimhe (5), Casey (3) and Aoife Kelly all scored against Seaview in a 9-1 win with Emer Kehoe scoring for Seaview. New Ross Town overcame Seaview United Yellow 5-0 to stay top of the group thanks to goals from Aoibh Thomas (4) and Niamh Bates. Adamstown are also in contention after a 3-0 win at home to Seaview Yellow with Karlina Jaglarz (2) and Megan Martin on target and they travelled to Corach Ramblers midweek and won 3-2 with Sarah Scallan and Serena Reville on target for Ramblers. Corach and Seaview Yellow played out a 1-1 draw midweek with Rachel Walsh scoring for Seaview while Sarah Scallan was on target for Corach. Cushinstown also picked up three points after a 3-1 win away to St Leonards thanks to goals from Aoife Byrne, Aoife McDonald and Aine Bradley while Aideen Byrne was on target for the home side.

Under Twelve Cup Semi Final

Holders Ballindaggin left it very late to book their place in this seasons final but they eventually overcame division two B winners All Blacks with a last minute extra time goal. After an exciting but scoreless forty minutes, the game went to extra time and looked to be heading for penalties until Katie Bates popped up to score in the dying seconds and put Ballindaggin through to the final. There they will play either New Ross Town or Courtown Hibs who play their semi final on Tuesday

Under Twelve Premier Division

Courtown Hibs kept themselves in the title race when they travelled to Campile midweek and came away 3-1 winners. Sarah Foley scored for the home side but a hat trick from Ella Maree gave Hibs a vital three points. Ballindaggin also title ambitions alive with a 1-0 midweek win at home to Kilmore United with the only goal of the game being scored by Orlaith Kehoe. With both already relegated Cloughbawn and Curracloe met last week with the Clonroche girls coming out on top 2-0 thanks to goals from Mary Kaylan and Eliabeth Dempsey. Curracloe completed their season with a 1-0 win at home to Kilmore United with Caoimhe Parker scoring the only goal of the game

Under Twelve Division One

Seaview moved out of the bottom two when they overcame Gorey Rangers 4-0 with Ciaradh Connolly scoring all four goals for the winners. St Leonards are well in contention for the title after they beat Wexford Youths 2-0 thanks to goals from Aoife Curran and Lauren Roche. St Josephs edged top of the table when they drew 2-2 at home to New Ross Town with Katie Carr and Rita Redmond on target for the home side while Elle Nugent and an own goal made up the New Ross tally.

Under Twelve Division Two A

Moyne Rangers currently lead the way after they picked up six points in two wins during the week. A 4-1 home win over Bridge Rovers set them on the way with Shauna Redmond (2), Chloe Browne and Megan O Connor were all on target for home side while Katie Carroll was on target for Rovers. On Saturday they completed their season with a 2-1 win over fellow title challengers Corach Ramblers with Shauna Redmond once again on target while Kerrie Burt also scored with Ciara Cummins scoring for Ramblers. A week earlier, Ramblers had travelled to Bunclody and came away with all three points thanks to a Cathy Donovan hat trick in a 3-1 win. Laoise Kearney was on target for the home side.

Under Twelve Division Two B

Champions All Blacks completed their season but went down 1-0 to St Cormacs with Sophie Kirwan scoring the only goal. League committee member Adrian Kehoe travelled to Mayglass on Wednesday and presented the divisional winners with their trophy.

Under Twelve Division Three

All Blacks Red team are well in the hunt for the divisional title after they travelled to Gorey Rangers and won 3-1 with Zoe Butler (2) and Katelyn Boggan on target for the winners

Under Fourteen Cup Semi Final

League champions Cloughbawn are still on course for the double after they travelled to Gorey Rangers and came away 5-0 winners. Tara Doyle (2), Emma Clarke (2) and Brid Madigan were all on target for the impressive Cloughbawn side who now await the winners of Tombrack United and Wexford Celtic in the final

Under Fourteen Premier Division

Ballindaggin travelled to Curracloe and ensured second place in the table with a 2-0 win with Ciara Roban and Nicola Ryan scoring the goals

Under Fourteen Division One

This division is turning out to be one of the best divisions in the history of the league with any one of seven of the eight teams still in with a chance of winning the division. Gorey Rangers travelled to Seaview United last week and came away 2-1 winners which keeps them in touch with the leaders. North End United picked up a vital three points with a very important 4-3 win at home to Courtown Hibs with Sarah Carroll (2), Chelsey Pitman and Chelsey King all on target for the home side. Hollie Tobin, Ella Maree and Orla Holmes were all on target for Hibs. Goals from Ciara Hammett (2), Niamh Taylor Hughes (2) Rosie McGukian (2) and Doreen Cullen were all on target for Gorey Rangers in their 7-2 win over St Josephs. Sinead Furlong and Ella Cullen were on target for St Josephs. A goal from Chelsey Pitman saw North End continue their good run of form with a 1-0 midweek victory away to New Ross Town. On Saturday Campile United moved back into contention with a 6-1 home win over St Josephs thanks to goals from Eadaoin Kent (2) and Elena Kenny (4) while Sarah Greagan scored for St Josephs. St Leonards and Courtown Hibs moved joint top of the table after both won on Saturday at home to North End United and Seaview United respectively. Fiona Ryan and Jessica Ryan both scored for St Leonards in their 2-0 win over the Wexford town girls while Lara Walsh (2) and Ella Maree scored for Hibs as they overcame Seaview 3-0

Under Fourteen Division Two

Wexford Celtic are one win away from the title after they overcame Corach Ramblers 4-0 on Saturday with Sarah Siggins, Ava Donohue, Aliat Kuton and Kyra Lacey all on target for the leaders who recorded their eleventh win of the season. Tombrack still look favourites for second place despite being held to a 1-1 draw away to Shelburne with Aisling Breen on target for the home side while Tia Burne scored for Tombrack. Camolin Celtic collected all three points as they overcame Wexford Youths 3-2 on Saturday with Ciara Boland and Claudia Sinnott on target for Youths while Ciara O Sullivan (2) and Emma Carton scored for Celtic. Corach Ramblers travelled to Shelburne midweek and came away 2-0 victors

Ger Dunne Under Sixteen Cup Semi Finals

Cup holders Curracloe comfortably eased through to this season's final after overcoming Gorey Rangers B 9-0. Siobhan Doolan (5), Lauren Doyle, Dearbhla Doyle, Ailish Neville and Jessie Harding were all on target for the winners. Bunclody will meet them in the final after they overcame Bree 5-1 with Kate Hendrick (3) and Britney Conroy (2) in a match that was closer than the scoreline reflects.

Under Sixteen Division One

Gorey Rangers kept alive their chances of catching leaders St Leonards when they beat All Blacks 9-2 midweek. Leah Cheung and Lara Kelay were on target for All Blacks but goals from Amy Wilson (4), Alison McPartland, Sarah Lynch (2), Caoimhe Byrne and Ciara Murphy gave Rangers all three points. Bridge Rovers also kept their title chances alive with a 6-0 win away to North End with goals coming from Hayley Lacey (2), Finnoula Monahan (2) and Deirdre Byrne (2).

Under Sixteen Division Two

Campile moved second in the table after three wins in eight days beginning with 2-1 away to Tombrack where Chloe Banville scored both and Hannah Kilbride was on target for Tombrack. They played Tombrack again four days later and a Kate Doyle goal gave Campile a 1-0 victory and this was followed up by a 5-1 win away to Arklow Town. Wexford Celtic are still in contention for the title after a 6-0 win away to St Josephs.

Under Eighteen Cup Semi Final

Curracloe United are through to a cup final meeting with Killenagh after overcoming a potential tricky tie away to Cloughbawn. Amy Banville scored for the home team but goals from Dearbhla Doyle, Lauren Fitzpatrick and Rianna Cullen saw Curracloe advance 3-1. Killenagh had a much easier passage to the final when they were awarded a walkover due to Arklow Town withdrawing from the league

Under Eighteen League

Killenagh Wanderers kept alive their chances of catching Curracloe when they came from behind to beat St Josephs 2-1. Anna Hammell gave the home side the lead but goals from Sinead Gaynor and Megan Cahill gave Wanderers a vital three points. Earlier in the week Bridge Rovers and St Josephs played out a 1-1 draw with Rebecca Ennis on target for Rovers and Pamela Walsh scoring for St Josephs

Women's Premier Division

North End United 0 East End United 4

East End arrived in Wexford requiring three points to clinch their first league title and they did just that when they broke down a determined home side. Once the visitors got in front in the game there was no pulling them back and they eventually ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Jenny Reddy, Niamh Bolger and Grace Brennan (2). League Vice Chairman Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the premier trophy to the victorious captain

Women's Division Two A

Courtown Hibs 0 Bree United 5

Bree just need another point to avoid the drop into division Two A after they travelled to relegated Courtown Hibs and came away 5-0 winners

Women's Division Division Two A

St Leonards 2 All Blacks 2

This top of the table clash saw these two teams produce an excellent game of football before All Blacks finally get the point they needed to clinch the title. In a game that was end to end, both sides went for the win and both goalkeepers were busy throughout the ninety minutes. Jo Rossiter scored both goals for the home side but goals from Roisin Furlong and Tanya O Brien gave All Blacks the point they needed to lift the title. League committee member Greg Gabbett was on hand to present the newly crowned champions with their trophy

Womens Division Two B

Tombrack United 0 Rosslare Rangers 0

Both defences dominated in this game and both sides had to settle for a point each in a closely fought entertaining scoreless draw

Boland Carpets Shield Final

St Leonards 0 Camolin Celtic 2

Camolin travelled to Ballycullane and lifted the Boland Carpets Shield after a strong second half performance saw them break down a determined home side. Aoife Curran and Gemma Kehoe were on target for the visitors in an excellent game of football.

Michelle Coleman Shield Final

Cloughbawn AFC 0 New Ross Town 1

New Ross Town rounded off their season by lifting the Michelle Coleman Shield when they overcame a very young Cloughbawn side in a close fought encounter. A first half goal by Sinead Ryan was enough to divide the teams despite a spirited fight back by the home side in the second half. League Secretary Martin Cahill was on hand to present the shield to the triumphant New Ross Town side

Women's Division Two B

Seaview United B 2 Tombrack United 0

Seaview collected their eight win of the season when they overcame Tombrack 2-0 and look to be heading for a third place finish. Dani Odham scored both goals in this 2-0 win against a hard working Tombrack side

Fastnet Rovers 2 Rosslare Rangers 0

Rovers moved up to fourth in the league when they overcame Rosslare Rangers 2-0 to win their seventh game of the season

Moyne Rangers 6 Cushinstown AFC 0

The home side need only one more win to be crowned champions after they proved too strong for Cushinstown and ran out 6-0 winners thanks to goals from Ciara Tobin (2),Siobhan Grant Moorehead (2), April Breen and Megan O Shea. Wexford Cup Semi Finals

Benfica LFC 1 Killenagh Wanderers 1 aet

(Benfica won 4-3 on penalties)

Benfica had to go right to the bitter end to book their place in the final after a titanic battle between these two premier sides eventually saw the Waterford side progress on penalties. Killenagh enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and were rewarded on eighteen minutes when Laura Stafford sent a well struck shot to the back of the net. Early in the second half, Benfica were back on level terms when they were awarded a penalty and although it was saved by keeper Aideen Egan, Brianne O Connor was on hand to tap home the rebound. No further goals saw the game go to extra time and then penalties where Benfica held their nerve to go through to the final 4-3.

East End United 0 Seaview United 1

Seaview are through to the final for the first time in their history after overcoming league champions East End United by a solitary goal. The South Wexford side started the strongest and after just fifteen minutes were a goal up when Fiona Rowe found the net with a well placed shot. Seaview enjoyed the better possession in the first half but were unable to increase their advantage and went in still a goal up at half time. East End were more attack minded in the second half but found Seaview more than capable of keeping them at bay and despite a hectic final fifteen minutes, Seaview held on to book their place in the fina;


Fixtures: Monday April 13th: Under Ten South West

Adamstown v St Leoanrds 6.30

Tuesday April 14th: Under Ten South West

Corach Ramblers v Cushinstown AFC 6.30

Under Twelve Cup Semi Final

New Ross Town v Courtown Hibs 6.45

Under Sixteen Division One

Gorey Rangers v Bridge Rovers 6.15

Wednesday April 15th: Under Twelve Division Three

All Blacks Red v Gorey Rangers B 6.30

Under Fourteen Division Two

Camolin Celtic v Shelburne FC 6.30

Under Sixteen Division One

St Leonards v Moyne Rangers 5.30

Under Sixteen Division Two

Gorey Rangers B v Tombrack United 6.30

Saturday April 18th: Under Ten Premier Division

Curracloe United v Ballindaggin

Campile United v Kilmore United

Under Ten East

Rosslare Rangers v Wexford Youths

Under Ten South West

Cushinstown v Adamstown

New Ross Town v Seaview United Yellow

Corach Ramblers v Seaview United Blue

New Ross Celtic v St Leonards

Under Twelve Division One

Gorey Rangers v St Leonards

New Ross Town v Seaview United

Under Twelve Division Division Two A

Taghmon United v Shelburne FC

Bridge Rovers v Bunclody AFC

Under Twelve Division Three

All Blacks Red v Seaview United

New Ross Celtic v St Leonards

Under Fourteen Premier Division

Kilmore United v Ballindaggin

Under Sixteen Premier Division

Bree United v Bunclody AFC

Curracloe United v Cloughbawn AFC

Under Sixteen Division One

Moyne Rangers v All Blacks

North End United v Gorey Rangers

Bridge Rovers v St Leonards

Under Sixteen Division Two

St Josephs v Cloughbawn AFC B

Arklow Town v Tombrack United

Wexford Celtic v Seaview United

Sunday April 19th: Michelle Coleman Cup Final

Coolgreaney Celtic v Kilmore United 1.0

(in Grove Park, St Josephs AFC)

Womens Division Two A

Bree United v Cloughbawn AFC B 11.0

Womens Division Two B

Rosslare Strand v Rosslare Rangers 11.0

Ajax Athletic v Moyne Rangers 3.0

Tombrack United v St Cormacs 1.0

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