Saturday 21 September 2019

First win for Ferns

Premier One Shield Group A: Ferns United 2 North End United 0

Noelle Jordan of St. Cormac’s and Becky Foley of Shelburne battle for possession during their Women’s Divisional Shield Group D game on Sunday
Noelle Jordan of St. Cormac’s and Becky Foley of Shelburne battle for possession during their Women’s Divisional Shield Group D game on Sunday

These two leading Premier sides produced a top-class game, with goals early and late in the game giving Ferns their first win of the season.

Leona Breen opened the scoring for the home side when she capitalised on a defensive error after just ten minutes and slotted the ball past the North End 'keeper.

The visitors battled hard to get back into the game with Lynn Marie Grant being especially impressive but they could not break down the impressive Ferns United defence, with Josie Dwyer in midfield putting in an excellent performance.

Ferns wrapped up the points when Leona Breen broke through again five minutes from the end to make it 2-0.

Bree United 1, Camolin Celtic 1: These sides played out a tight 1-1 draw which effectively kills off any outside chance either had of reaching the quarter-finals. Niamh Sinnott scored for Bree while Caroline Murphy was on target for Camolin.

Premier One Shield Group B

Kilmore United 0, Cloughbawn A.F.C. 4: Cloughbawn picked up their first win of the season when they overcame Kilmore 4-0.

Kate Cullen, Jessica Martin, Tara Doyle and Kelly Lambert were all on target for the impressive winners.

Women's Divisional Shield Group A

Fastnet Rovers 2, St. Joseph's 4: St. Joseph's secured second place in the group and qualification for the quarter-finals when they overcame Fastnet Rovers 4-2 in Kilmore.

Louise Walsh and Katlynn Gabbett were on target for Rovers while Michelle Gahan, Kelsey Reid, Tracey McCormack and a debut goal from Amy Mitten gave the visitors victory.

Women's Divisional Shield Group B

Cushinstown A.F.C. 0, St. Leonards 9: St. Leonards were much too strong for Cushinstown as they made it two wins from two games and are well in contention for a place in the quarter-finals.

Fiona Ryan scored a hat-trick with Eimear Gabbett adding two, while Niamh Browne, Aoife Drennan, Michelle Ryan and Mag Kehoe were also on target.

Women's Divisional Shield Group C

Tombrack United 4, Bunclody A.F.C. 0: The home side made it three wins from three games when they overcame local rivals Bunclody A.F.C. 4-0.

Goals from Marie Allen, Mary Boland, Becky Connaughton and Sarah Merrigan saw Tombrack take all three points.

Women's Divisional Shield Group D

Shelburne F.C. 3, St. Cormac's 1: These sides produced an excellent game of football before Shelburne picked up all three points with a 3-1 win over a hard-working St. Cormac's outfit.

Becky Foley scored twice for the home side with Trish Murphy also finding the net, while 'keeper Katie O'Keeffe played her part by saving a penalty.

New Ross Town 1, Courtown Hibs 4: Courtown Hibs secured top of the table position when they travelled to New Ross and came away 4-1 winners.

Hibs led 4-0 at the break thanks to goals from Sonia Redmond, Marian Cardiff, Danielle Kenny and Eabha Cahill, but a much-improved second-half performance from the home side saw them pull one back through Jenny Canning.

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