Monday 22 January 2018

Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirl's League

By Peter Doyle

Moyne Rangers Ciara Tobin and Seaview United's Lisa Doyle
Moyne Rangers Ciara Tobin and Seaview United's Lisa Doyle

Under Ten League

Wednesday night saw Corach Ramblers and New Ross Town play out an exciting 1-1 draw in the South West section, a result that saw Ramblers consolidate their place in the Division Two A play offs and send New Ross Town on the way to qualifying for Division One play offs. Rachel Dempsey was on target for Ramblers while Niamh Bates scored for Town. Thursday evening Town wrapped up that place in the Division One play offs with a 4-0 win away to Cushinstown.

Under Ten Play Offs

The Under Ten play offs kicked off on Saturday with Gorey Rangers and Taghmon United booking their places in the semi finals with wins over Wexford Youths and Bunclody AFC respectively. Hannah Redmond scored all four goals for Rangers as they overcame Youths 4-1. Leah Doyle scored twice for Bunclody but it was not enough against a strong Taghmon side who ran out 5-2 winners thanks to goals from Becky Cassin and Hannah Kehoe (4)

Under Twelve League

Shelburne wrapped up the division two title on Monday evening when they proved too good for Bridge Rovers and ran out comfortable 9-1 winners. Goals from Ciara Ryan, Jessica Sutton, Jemma Martin and Anna Ryan as well as five from Katie Murphy gave the Ballywilliam side the three points they needed to overtake Moyne Rangers and clinch the title. On the same night Bunclody concluded their season with a 2-0 win at home to Taghmon United with Laoise Kearney scoring both winners goals. On Tuesday, Seaview United travelled to New Ross Town and secured a 2-1 victory that moved them out of the relegation zone and clinched the title for St Leonards. Meabh Wickham was on target for the home side while Ciaradh Connolly scored both goals for Seaview.

The big game on Saturday saw Courtown Hibs travel to Ballindaggin knowing a draw would see them declared champions but the home side were also in the running and a win would see them lift the title. Despite tough weather conditions, the game lived up to expectations and despite going behind to a Zoe Lett goal for the home side, Courtown got the win they needed with Ella Maree scoring a long range equaliser and Amy Robertson knocking home the all important winner. LTC Director Barry Dempsey was on hand to present the winning side with their first Premier title. Both sides meet on May 16th in the cup final and another thrilling encounter is predicted.

New Ross Celtic and All Blacks remain locked at the top of Division Three after they played out a 2-2 draw on Saturday and will now have to go to a play off to decide a winner. Zoe Butler and Zita Tiernan were on target for All Blacks while Caoimhe Keher Murtagh was on target for Celtic.

Under Fourteen League

Kilmore United hosted Bunclody on Wednesday evening with both sides scrapping for survival in the premier division and it was Kilmore who came out on top in this game. Goals from Mollie Bates, Amy Bates Crosby and Fiona Kielthy saw them run out 3-0 winners.

Gorey Rangers travelled to Campile on Saturday and kept alive their promotion hopes with a 5-2 win against a home side who had looked title favourites early in the season. Eadaoin Kent and Elena Kenny were on target for the home side while Ciara Hammett (3) and Niamh Taylor Hughes (2) scored for Rangers. The top two in Division Two continued on their winning ways with champions Wexford Celtic overcoming Shelburne 5-0 and Tombrack travelling to Corach Ramblers and coming 2-1 winners

Under Sixteen League

Tuesday evening saw Gorey Rangers consolidate their runners up spot in the division with a 5-1 win away to North End United. Rachel Dempsey was on target for the home side while Amy Wilson (4) and Caitlin Fitzpatrick were on target for Rangers. Wednesday evening saw Tombrack United and Wexford Celtic play out a thrilling 2-2 draw in division two with Shannon McGovern scoring both goals for Tombrack. Thursday evening saw Bridge Rovers and North End United play out a 1-1 draw, a point that ensures North End safety in the division for next season.

Saturday saw Cloughbawn wrap up the league title with a comfortable 6-0 win away to Bunclody. Aoife Devereux (3), Emma Clarke (2) and Kate Murphy were on target for the champions who were presented with their trophy with league committee member Tom "Flash" Dunne. In division two, Seaview United moved closer to the title with a 5-1 win over Arklow Town although it was ten minutes before the end before the home side took control. Katy Earls was on target for Town while Molly Power and Libby Sutton (4) scored for the divisional leaders.

Under Eighteen League

Curracloe United wrapped up a competitive Under Eighteen league title on Wednesday evening when they travelled to closest challengers Killenagh Wanderers and came away 3-1 winners. The home side needed to win to force a play off and they gave it one hell of an effort but fell just short against a very well organised Curracloe side. Sinead Gaynor gave the home side the lead but the visitors got back with goals from Noeleen Shanahan (2) and Siobhan Doolan to give them the win that saw them declared champions. Committee member Tom "Flash" Dunne was on hand to present the victorious side with their trophy

Womens Division Two B

St Cormacs 0 Fastnet Rovers 7

Fastnet completed their season with a 7-0 win away to St Cormacs and collected the three points that move them to third in the table. Lorraine Breen (3), Joanne Jordan (3) and Triona Kelly all scored for Fastnet

Tombrack United 2 Moyne Rangers 4

Two goals for Eimear Whelan saw Tombrack lead the divisional champions well into the second half but a Siobhan Grant Moorehead hat trick and a goal for Ciara Tobin saw Moyne win their fifteenth game of the season.

Fixtures: Monday May 4th: Under Ten Division One Quarter Final

New Ross Celtic v Cloughbawn AFC 3pm

Under Twelve Division One

New Ross Town v Wexford Youths 1.30pm

Tuesday May 5th: Under Ten Division Two A Quarter Final

Corach Ramblers v All Blacks 6pm

Under Sixteen Premier Division

Curracloe United v Bree United 6-30pm

Wednesday May 6th: Under Fourteen Premier Division

Bunclody AFC v Kilmore United 7pm

Saturday May 9th: Under Ten Division One Quarter Final

Rosslare Rangers v New Ross Town

Under Ten Division Two A Quarter Final

St Josephs v Seaview United Yellow

Under Ten Division Two A Semi Final

St Cormacs v Corach Ramblers or All Blacks

Under Ten Division Two B Quarter Final

Rosslare Strand v St Leonards

Under Ten Division Two B Semi Final

Bridge Rovers v Cushinstown

Under Fourteen Division One

New Ross Town v Courtown Hibs

Campile United v St Leonards

Gorey Rangers v North End United

Under Sixteen Premier Division

Bunclody AFC v Kilmore United

Bree United v New Ross Town

Under Sixteen Division Two

Gorey Rangers B v Seaview United

Wexford Celtic v Arklow Town

Sunday May 10th: Wexford Womens Cup Final

Benfica LFC v Seaview United 2pm

(in New Ross Celtic)

Gaynor Cup Semi Finals

Ajax Athletic v St Cormacs 2pm

Rosslare Rangers v Cushinstown 11am

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