Friday, December 19, 2008

Women's weekend preview

Top three Railway, Loreto and Hermes all face a busy weekend to finish off the first half of the season on what could prove a crucial weekend in the division one title race. Railway were that bit more savvy against a young Hermes side finding their way in the first game of the season to win 1-0.

The Park Avenue side had their first player called up to a national squad this week with Helen Stevenson included in the Ireland A panel though they may wonder how a couple more have not made it into the extended panel. For Hermes, there was call-ups to Gene Muller's 31-player panel for Emma Grey, Chloe Watkins, Nicola Evans, Anna O'Flanagan and Niamh Atchelor.

A win for Mick McKinnon's charges would rule Hermes out of the running, potentially 10 points off the pace. Loreto, meanwhile, could prosper if Railway slip up as they welcome Pembroke to Beaufort. Zara Delany got her call to the Irish panel off the back of five goals in two IHL games to be their sixth player involved and one lof 16 Leinster-based players.

The women can then finally focus on Christmas time on Sunday as the Jacqui Potter Cup third round sees tricky trips to Glenanne and Trinity for Railway and Hermes respectively while UCD face Corinthian. Loreto are down to play Bray.

Division One (Saturday)
Loreto v Pembroke Wanderers, 11.45, Beaufort; Railway Union v Hermes, 3pm, Park Ave

Jacqui Potter Cup (Sunday)
Glenanne vs Railway Union, 12.30pm, Glenanne Park; Dublin University vs Hermes, 1pm, Santry; UCD v Corinthian, 3.45pm, Belfield; Loreto vs Bray, TBC


Anonymous said...

any results on the Jackie Potter Senior Cup - Railway beat Glenanne 2-0 and Hermes beat Trinity 5-0, I heard Loreto v Bray were 1-1 at full time what was the final results and what is the result from ucd v corinthians

Anonymous said...

UCD beat Corinthians 4-2. Bray beat loreto on strokes.