Pembroke 2 (Louisa Moore, Emily McNicholas) Trinity 2 (Danielle Costigan, Rachel Scott)
Trinity produced a third good result in a row as their young side showed they are learning quickly, recovering from a two-goal deficit to draw with Pembroke. Trailing 2-0 in the second half, Danielle Costigan scored from a penalty corner rebound before Rachel Scott scored from a straight hit, again at the set-piece to settle matters.
It adds to Trinity's draw in midweek with UCD and a 6-0 win in the cup and shows there may still be life in their bid to avoid relegation with some newfound confidence.
Loreto replaced Old Alex in second spot thanks to an excellent first half performance, capped by Niamh Small's sensational goal to make it 3-0. Lizzie Colvin had earlier opened the scoring from a corner rebound off Nikki Symmons drag-flick. Nikki Keegan made it two after a flowing move, tapping in at the back post, set up by Small.
Small, though, was slightly more selfish for the third, creating and scoring one of the goals of the season, carrying the ball from far out on the right before entering the circle and chipping into the far corner. From then on, Loreto took their foot slightly off the gas, perhaps with an eye on tomorrow's big game against Hermes.
Glenanne 0 UCD 1 (Fiona Braddish)
UCD move into a tie for second place, recording a tight 1-0 win in Glenanne thanks to Fiona Braddish's early goal. She netted from the second phase of a corner, assisted by Lisa Jacob in another game delayed by the frost.Glenanne almost salvaged a point late on with two clear-cut chances, one of which was superbly saved by Grace O'Flanagan in an one-on-one situation.