Wicklow maintain their 100% record

maintain their 100% Record



The Wicklow Ladies maintained their one hundred
per cent record in Division four of the Suzuki
National league when they had five points to spare
over Kilkenny when they they met in Clogh on Saturday
evening last.Elaine Murphy wrapped up the game
for the visitors with an excellent goal in the
dying seconds of the game. Wicklow dominated play
in the first half, two well worked points from
Crissie Shortt and a third from Aisling O’ hAnnaidh
had the wicklow side in a comfortable position
after ten minutes of play.Eadoine Lenihan was
pivotial in the centre of the field for Wicklow
ensuring that the kilkenny back line were kept
under constant pressure,and it was the quick movement
and interplay between Eadoine and Nadina Murphy
that resulted in Eadoine tagging on a fourth point
for the visitors. Dispite the constant pressure
on the Kilkenny backline they did manage a number
of forays forward but were unable to convert their
chances,however with twenty minutes on the clock
Kilkenny’s scoring machine Jenna Phelan broke
down Wicklow’s rearguard and rifiled the ball
past Emer Miley in the Wicklow goals, two minutes
later Jenna drew the sides level when she converted
from a free when Aisling O hAnnaidh fouled kilkenny’s
Noella Curran. With four minutes left in the first
half Wicklow were awarded a penalty by referee
John Lennon when Mickaela Shelly was brought down
in the square, Aisling O hAnnaidh made no mistakes
blasting the ball past Kerry Forster Murphy the
Kilkenny net minder.Wicklow finished the half
with two more points from Nadina Murphy and Deirdre
O Riordan. Kilkenny 1-1 Wicklow 1-6.

KIlkenny started the second much brighter, with
two points from Jenna Phelan and one from their
under sixteen star Marie Dargan to reduce the
deficit to two points,Wicklow failed to convert
a number of scorable chances allowing the host
team to gain a foothold on the game,Mairaid Carrigan
hauling Kilkenny to within one point of the visitors.
Wicklow’s management team decided to freshen up
the side with the introduction of Lisa Brady,
Marie Kavanagh and Eithne Byrne inspiring wicklow’s
Caoilfhionn Deeney to open the gap by two more
points in as many minutes with Mickaela Shelly
tagging on another .Kilkenny continued to press
with points from Jenna Phelan, Noelle Curran,Grainne
Daley and Stella Coady,Wicklow responded by bringing
on Aoife Heffernan to shore up the defence, and
the experienced Elaine Murphy in midfield to support
Chrissie Shortt, Nadina Murphy and Caoilfhionn
Deeney,again the visitors responded in the final
minutes of the game with a point from Aisling
O hAnnaidh and a powerful goal from the right
foot of Elaine Murphy.Wicklow running out comfortable
winner at the end. Wicklow go forward to the semi
finals of the league against either Dublin, Carlow,or
West Meath. Team:Emer Miley.(Blessington) briget
Kenny(Carnew.) Orla Donohoe.(Kilbride) Nicky Donohue.(Kilbride)
Naomi Ryder.(Arklow Gers/Ballymoney) Aisling O
hAnnaidh (Bray Emmets 1-2.) Janet Nolan.(Newtown)
Sinead Rickerby.(Carnew) Deirdre O’ Riordan.(Kilbride
0-1) Jessica Carroll.(Blessington) Eadaoine Lenihan.(Bray
Emmets 0-1) Mickaela Shelly.(Bray Emmets 0-1)Nadina
Murphy.(Blessington 0-1) Caoilfhoinn Deeny.(Eire
Og 0-2) Chrissie Shortt(An Tochar 0-3). Subs:
Elaine Murphy(Blessington 1-0) for Eadaoine Lenihan,
Lisa Brady for Naomi Ryder.Eithne Byrne for Sinead
Rickerby. Aoife Heffernan for Brigid Kenny.


Wicklow ladies junior league 2005 The wicklow
ladies junior league kicks off in earnest on sunday
next with eleven teams competing for honors this


Clara last years league champions are determined
to continue where they left off last season, however
Kilcoole who finished in third position are looking
forward to improving on that this season, and
taking both points from their first game would
be a dream start for them.

Kilbride “B” newcommers to the league this year
will play host to an improving Donard side, and
although new to the league Kilbride have a number
of experienced players in their ranks and could
be the dark horses this season.

NEWTOWN V EIRE OG. Eire Og travel to near
neighbours Newtownmountkennedy who have gained
alot of experience from last season and are making
steady progress ,Eire Og finished off last season
with a number of very good performances against
the the top teams, and should take the points
from this game.


St Pats ladies are stepping in to the spotlight
for the first time this season, on the back of
the mens great achievement last year, This encounter
should draw good support to the seaside town for
what could be a close match to call.

Shellelagh joined the half way through last season
to gain experience for trhe upcomming league campaign.Baltinglass




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