Tuesday 12 December 2017

New season starts for Youths Women

WEXFORD YOUTHS Women kick off their second season in the Bus Eireann Women's National League on Sunday next with a tough tie away to last season's champions, Peamount United.

The Dublin side are just back from Bosnia where they were competitng in the group stages of the Champions League and although they won two of their three games, it was not enough to see them through to the knockout stages.

Wexford have introduced some new blood into the squad this season after losing goalkeeper Charlotte McCormack and defender Ciara O'Brien to full-time scholarships in the U.S.A., two players who will be sorely missed.

However, manager John Flood has been busy over the Summer as he freshens up his squad in a bid to build on last season's excellent performances and has signed in two Under-17 internationals in Ciara Rossiter from Forth Celtic and Lauren Dwyer from St. Joseph's (Carlow).

The team could not have asked for a tougher start than an away tie to Peamount although Wexford did shock the league champions on their last visit with a 2-1 win and would dearly love to repeat that result on this occasion.

The following Sunday will see the Wexford girls at home to Raheny United's second team in the quarter-final of the F.A.I. Senior Cup, and this will be followed by their first home league tie against the newest club to join the National League, DLR Waves.

Wexford will be looking forward to this season and it all kicks off at 2 p.m. in Greenogue on Sunday next.

Meanwhile, Sunday, September 24, will see the Wexford Women's League kick off, followed the next Saturday by the Schoolgirls' League.

Any club which has not returned the affiliation form at this stage should do so immediately.

The new season is just around the corner for all of the teams in the league, and we are looking forward to some action-packed months ahead.

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