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Kilkenny girls on double

KILKENNY girls soccer celebrated an impressive Leinster double this week.

Loreto Secondary School captured the Senior (Under-20) Cup on Monday thanks to a 2-1 victory over Sacred Heart SS, Tullamore at IT Carlow.

Jenny Clifford and Laura Murphy were the goal-scoring heroes for Loreto on the day.

In the Junior (Under-17) Cup, Presentation College also came away with a 2-1 vicory - beating Scoil Chriost Rí, Portlaoise 24 hours later at Peamount United FC.

In the boys' section, recent Leinster Senior B Cup winners New Cross College, Finglas travel to Ozier Park in Waterford today (1.0) to take on St Peter's CS, Passage West in the national semi-final.

Tomorrow, Leinster Senior Cup champions Patrician College, Newbridge look to reach back-to-back finals when they face De La Salle, Dundalk in the last-four at Stella Maris FC (1.30) in Dublin.