Sunday 20 October 2019

Women's soccer round-up

Camolin Celtic and Corach Ramblers are both deadlocked at the top of the women's Division 2A table after recording victories on Sunday over Cloughbawn and St. Joseph's respectively.

Emma Clarke scored twice for Cloughbawn but goals from Niamh O'Leary, Katie Kehoe, Megan Murray (two) and Gemma Kehoe (two) saw Camolin run out 6-2 winners.

Goals from Zara Byrne (two), Geraldine Curtis and Sinéad O Connor saw Corach come away from St. Joseph's 4-0 victors.

In the other game in the division, Piltown overcame an understrength Bunclody 3-0 with goals from Lisa McCarthy (two) and Priscilla Kiely.

Courtown Hibs have moved clear at the top of the Division 2B table after coming away from a difficult tie in Cushinstown as 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Lauren Ramsey and Lisa Rice. Hibs are looking very impressive as they recorded their fourth win of the season and have already made their mark as one of the favourites for this division.

However, Cushinstown made them fight all the way in this with home 'keeper Anna Power pulling off some fantastic saves including from a first-half penalty.

Fastnet moved up the table with a 2-0 win over Seaview United with Lorraine Breen scoring both goals, while a Chloe Foxe hat-trick gave Stoney their first-ever win when overcoming Tombrack 4-1.

Ashley Sidney also found the net for the visitors with Mary Martin on target for Tombrack.

Cloughbawn came from behind to overcome Bridge Rovers 3-1 to move into contention. Jamie Devereux put Rovers ahead but goals from Joanne Kennedy, Jessica Martin and Joanne Martin gave the Clonroche side all three points.

Courtown Hibs represented the league with pride in the national Under-12 finals and were unlucky to bow out of the competition on penalties after four strong displays.

A 2-1 loss to a very strong Wilton side opened the day but they got back into contention in the group when they overcame Yeates United 2-1 before a scoreless draw with Donegal side Glencree saw them qualify for the plate semi-final.

A closely-fought battle saw that game with Finn Valley end scoreless, and the north-western side eventually progressed to the final 3-2 on penalties.

Well done to Hibs on their excellent performances, and the competitiveness of the scorelines would suggest that they are on a par with some of the best in the country at this age level.

Managers and coaches are now being sought to become involved in the League Training Centre at Under-12, -14 and -16 levels.

Further details will be announced in the coming weeks but if you would like to register your interest, please contact

Under-18 girls' soccer trials will continue to be held in Bridge Rovers, Castlebridge this Friday, October 30, from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

All girls interested, please be there at 8.15 p.m., and for any further information please contact Mick Bennett (087-6104189), Aine Murphy (087-6752546) or Barry Dempsey (086-8092020) who are looking after the team.

The League Training Centre section of the Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls' League will be organising an advanced coaching programme over the coming Halloween week for players ranging from Under-10 to Under-16.

The camps will be held in Bridge Rovers' ground, Castlebridge with Under-10 and -12 on October 27 and 28, while the older age groups of Under-14 and -16 will be on October 29 and 30.

These camps will be aimed at developing players in a fun environment with some excellent coaching and numbers will be limited, so if interested, contact Barry Dempsey on 086-8092020 to book your place.

The registration fee is €25 per player with the camp running from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

As Wexford Youths Women A.F.C. will be in the final of the F.A.I. Cup in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, November 8, there will be no local league fixtures on that day to facilitate all supporters that wish to go see the game.

The league would like to take this opportunity to wish the girls the best of luck on their big day out against Shelbourne.

There will be a full list of schoolgirls fixtures on Saturday, November 7, as normal.

Wexford People

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