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Rosslare find Rovers a Bridge too far in cup


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BRIDGE ROVERS overcame Rosslare Rangers in the outstanding first round game of the Ger Dunne Under-16 Cup.

An Emma McEldowney hat-trick and goals from Holly Quill, Aoibheann Clarke and Paige Gainfort saw Rovers through 6-0.

Holders Curracloe bowed out in the second round when they travelled to Dunmain and, after a 1-1 draw, they lost out 4-2 on penalties to St. Leonards.

Sophie Kinsella had put Curracloe ahead early in the game, but Isabella Kinsella brought the sides level midway through the half.

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With no further goals, the game went to penalties where the home side held their nerve to progress to the last eight.

Cushinstown had no troubles overcoming All Blacks as Issy Walsh scored a hat-trick to add to two goals from Laura McCarthy and one each from Julie Morrissey, Keelin Barron and Naomi Denton. Ebony Harris-Burke was on target for the home side.

Aughrim Rangers travelled to Bunclody and went through to the quarter-finals on a 2-0 scoreline.

Goals from Emily Roban, Katie Whelan, Kayleigh Doyle and Aoife Somers saw Ballindaggin overcome St. Joseph’s 4-0.

Gorey Rangers and North End United played out a seven-goal thriller before the Wexford town girls eventually progressed 4-3.

Grace Beesley, Róisín Redmond and Megan Hayes scored for Rangers, while Sophie Kinsella hit two for North End with Shannon Maguire and Nicole Kelly also on target.

New Ross Celtic and Forth Celtic played out a 1-1 draw in Under-16 Division 2 Group B, with Leah Hendrick on target for Ross while Ava Murphy scored for Forth.

Killenagh Wanderers picked up their second win of the season when they travelled to St. Leonards and won 4-0, courtesy of two goals from Ellen Moore and one each from Amy O’Leary and Jessica Bolger.

A young Wexford side travelled to Limerick on Sunday and got the defence of their Under-19 inter-league title off to a great start thanks to a 4-1 win.

Issy Walsh scored twice in the first-half, with Neala Barron making it 3-0 just before the break.

Issy completed her hat-trick midway through the second-half and although the home side did manage to score a consolation, it was Wexford who took the three points home.