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Eire Og (Greystones) @ 2:30pm.

Wicklow play hosts to Dublin in what should be
a very close and exciting league semi-final match.When
both sides met in the league earlier this year
the game ended in stalemate both sides putting
2-6 on the board. Wicklow who are at present sitting
in pole position in division four with seven out
of a possible eight points, with wins over West
Meath, Carlow and Kilkenny under their belts.
Dublin are lying in third spot on five points,
with wins against Kilkenny, West Meath, and a
draw against the garden county.Wicklow’s management
team of Dominic leech, louise Allen and Batt Kenny
know from past experience that the Dubs will be
up for this game and the home side will need to
be on top of their game for the full sixty minutes
plus if they are to progress to the league final.

At the present time the Wicklow panel has a nice
mix of youth and experience Through out the side,
including Aisling O hAnnaidh, Chrissie Shortt
and Eadaoine Lenihan three of the UCD team that
lifted the O’Connor cup recently, almost every
club in the county will be represented on the
day, Leech hopes to have a full squad of players
to pick from as all the girls came through last
weekends league fixtures without serious injury.
There will be no league fixtures on Sunday next,
so it is an ideal opportunity for all clubs to
make the trip down Greystones way to Eire Ogs
pitch and lend their support to their senior ladies
county team .The winners of this match will go
forward to the final to meet the winners of the
Carlow v/s West Meath game which is also being
decided this weekend.


Arklow Gers/Ballymoney honeymoon period in the
senior league was short lived when they played
hosts to Blessington in Arklow on Sunday evening
last. Down 1-3 at the break the home side were
unable to reel in last years senior league champions,.Blessington
running out comfortable winners in the end. The
opening half was well contested by both sides,Arklow’s
forward line of Liz Fahy Sarah Forde and Cathroina
Byrne missing a number of scorable chances in
the first quarter of the half, Fahy forcing a
great save from Emer Miley in the visitors goals.

Blessington’s tireless midfielder Jessica Carroll
opened the scoring with the first of her three
point tally in the fourth minute of play,with
Niamh Carroll breaking through the home sides
hard working backline of Helen Hurley, Ailbhe
Carney, and Christina Byrne,to slip a goal past
Tina Byrne. Niamh Garvey and Niamh Carroll slotting
over a point each to finish the half Blessington
1-3 Arklow Gers/Ballymoney 0-0. The second half
was as intense as the first , Arklow working hard
to contain the visitors, Byrne in the Arklow goals
pulling off a number of brilliant saves to keep
her side in the game, however it was Maura Reid
and Julie Fitzmaurice’s accurate shooting and
the visitors experience in the senior league that
was the difference on the day.

Arklow did rally in the final quarter Michelle
Kinsella and Liz Fahy tagging on excellent points
from long distant after good inter play involving
Brenda Halligan and Cathy Forde who came on for
the injuried Naomie Ryder.However it was the side
from the west that went home with the points.

Arklow. Tina Byrne. Ailbhe Carney, Helen
Hurley, Christina Byrne, Nora O’ Connell, Aine
Byrne, Naomie Ryder, Lorraine Byrne, Brenda Halligan,
Aishling Byrne, Michelle Kinsella(0-1) Mary Forde
Elizabeth Fahy (0-1) Cathriona Byrne, Sarah Forde.
Subs. Cathy Forde for Naomie Ryder, Mary
Furlong for Christine Byrne.Stephanie Martin for
Sarah Forde.
Emer miley. Mary Whelan. Breda
Read, Brenda Kavanagh, Nadain Byrne Marie Kavanagh,
Linda Kavanagh, Maura Reid (0-1). Julie Fitzmaurice
(capt 0-1). Ciara O’Donoghie, Jessica Carroll
(0-3), Niamh Ryan (0-1), Niamh Garvey (0-1), Niamh
Carroll (1-1), Miriam Maher.
Subs. Carmel Whelan, Steph Doyle, Grainne
Ryan. Siobhan Nolan.



Bray Emmets 6-13 Valleymount 0-3

Bray eventually ran out easy winners in this first
round match, but they had to work hard in the
early stages to overcome a determined Valleymount
side. Janet Miley was Valleymount’s strongest
player at centre back, and although centre forward
Elaine Casey was in good form she wasn’t receiving
enough support to do damage. For Bray Niamh Ryan
continued her comeback with an excellent performance
and debutant Sinead Finn also impressed. As usual,
the young forwards stole the show – Mikaela Shelley,
Aine O’Gorman and Sinead Boland combining well
on numerous occasions.
Bray scorers: Aine O’Gorman 3-2, Sinead
Boland 2-4, Mikaela Shelley 0-4, Val Hughes 1-1,
Ciara O’Hagan 0-1, Aoife Heffernan 0-1.




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