Bunclody return to the soccer fold

Published 11/09/2012 | 18:37

SUNDAY September 23rd will see the women's league kick off its 33rd season with numbers holding the same as last season.

The biggest shock is the demise of St Cormac's who after many years in the league have disbanded due to lack of numbers and have withdrawn their team from the Premier Division.

The Boolavogue side have been one of the more successful in recent years and had picked up a couple of Division One titles as well as two Michelle Coleman cups and had always been one of the more progressive sides.

Hopefully we will see their return in the future but as they lack a schoolgirl section to back up their Senior squad it is difficult to see where the players will come from.

On a positive note, Bunclody AFC return to women's soccer after an absence of one year while rumours of Curracloe United's withdrawal from the Senior league have proved unfounded.

Cushinstown are the only new team to join the league and will begin life in Division Two A. Changes have also occured in the playing personnell of Cloughbawn and Shelburne with a large number of players from the latter moving to the former resulting in Cloughbawn entering two teams in the league, of which the first will replace Shelburne in the Premier Division. Unfortunately due to the exodus of players, Shelburne are left with no option but to withdraw their womens team

The following is the draft list of teams in each division and fixtures will be published during the week.

Premier Division: Adamstown, Benfica, Cloughbawn, Coolgreaney Celtic Ferns United, Seaview United, Tramore FC. Division One A: Curracloe United, Killenagh Wan, Enniscorthy Town, Kilmore United, North End United, Shilelagh United, Wexford Celtic

Division One B: Bunclody AFC, Corach Ramblers, Courtown Hibs, Fastnet Rovers, Forth Celtic, Glen Celtic, New Ross Town, St Josephs

Division Two A: All Blacks, Cloughbawn B, Cushinstown, Moyne Rangers, Rosslare Rangers, Taghmon United, Tombrack United.

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