Sunday, September 28, 2008

Women's Division One: Week One results

Hermes 0 Railway Union 1 (Cecelia Joyce)

After a year unbeaten, last season's club champions lost out in their very first outing against a Railway side looking to go one place better this season. After a shaky first 15 minutes, Railway put together an impressive performance, capped by Cecelia Joyce's goal following Caitlin Friel's cross. Emma Smith looks set to return next week following her travels, too, as Mick McKinnon's side drew first blood in the title race. Hermes, meanwhile, could not recapture their rhythm from the back end of last season and may have to play catch-up again this season.

Bray 1 (Elaine Brommel) Glenanne 1 (Nikki Daly)
While newly-promoted Bray have drawn a lot of attention with some eye-catching signings, the Glens looked the more likely to claim all three points, denied only by an overtime penalty corner from Elaine Brommel. Dublin ladies footballer Nikki Daly - on her club debut - put Glenanne in front. Former Bray player, Leah Spillane was another to make her Glen's bow. Bray, who went into the game without Linda and Jenny O'Neill and Catherine Murray, pressed hard in the second half, rewarded by the late goal.

Pembroke 1 (Shona Doyle) Loreto 1 (Niamh Smith)
Honours were shared at Serpentine Avenue as a new look Pembroke battled back to earn a point against Orla Bell's Loreto. Louisa Moore made her first league appearance for the 'Broke since arriving on these shores last December while the club also has added youngsters Orla Fox, Hayley O'Donnell and Noelle Farrell to the squad with Orla Ryan and Jayne Coyne among the club's other new arrivals.

Old Alex 4 (Liane Costello, Leanne Ryan, Sylvia O'Mahoney, Anya Bowers) Corinthian 1 (D Bregazzi-Nevin)
A comfortable win for Old Alex had coach Arul Anthoni hoping his team this year will come together a lot quicker than last as returnees Liane Costello and Anya Bowers got their names on the scoresheet against Corinthian.


Anonymous said...

Saw much of the Pembroke/Loreto match on Saturday - both sides fielding alot of youngsters which was great to see.

good to see pembroke ladies doing so well after a less than ideal pre-season loosing their 1st choice 'keeper last minute. I think they will cope with the other retirements/defections OK.
End-to-end game of hockey, could have been won by either in the dying minutes..draw probobly a fair result.

Anonymous said...

likewise saw the Hermes game which also had a lot of youngsters, I think Railway just were a little more awake than the champions and had 3 clear chances towards the end ,could have been 3 -1, although the standard here was not great from either team...

Anonymous said...

Pembroke did not lose their 1st team keeper at the last minute, Pembroke knew last May that MG was not playing with them this season.

Anonymous said...

"Youngsters"....are you sure it's not a case that you lads are just getting older! :)