Thursday, February 19, 2009

Women's Division One Preview

After a stop/start beginning to 2009, Railway Union finally get a chance to put their Leinster league back on course tonight after postponements on separate occasions due to wind, rain and snow since the turn of the year.

Indeed, they have played just one league match in that time - a draw with Old Alex - and, along with visitors Glenanne, have been without a competitive game in three weeks.

Railway will hope the severe weather conditions will not dent their pre-Christmas momentum domestically while for the Glens it means Mary Waldron, Louise Kennedy and Marie Goulding have had time to recover from injury.

At least two from those three should be involved tonight as the Tallaght-side aim to keep their outside hopes of an IHL-berth alive.

Railway did sweep aside Glenanne with an early four-goal blitz in the first meeting of the sides this season but Victor Shaw's team pushed the Sandymoutn-side much harder in a Jacqui Potter cup fixture and have shown they can push the top teams since returning to the top flight.

Saturday sees Bray and Hermes' game brought forward from February 28 to avoid a double-header between the two sides - they are set to meet the following Sunday in the Jacqui Potter Cup while the Booterstown club will double-up with a back match against Pembroke on Sunday.

They do so with the core 14 players that Colin Stewart's side have used this term all fit and ready to go.

Thursday: Railway Union vs Glenanne, 8.10pm, Park Avenue
Saturday: Bray vs Hermes, 2.30pm, Loreto, Bray
Sunday: Hermes vs Pembroke, 4.15pm, Belfield


Anonymous said...

Stephen are there no other div one ladies games ?

Anonymous said...

Things have picked up for Glenanne recently but I can't see them walking away from Park Avenue with any points.

4-1 Railway

Stephen Findlater said...

Those are the only division one games I've recieved. As a result of the ISC refixes on Saturday, a lot have been postponed.

I don't have info on when they are to take place yet. If you knwo more, drop me a mail

Anonymous said...

Loreto are playing Corinthians in Corinthians at 1.30 on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Steve.. just to let you know, Banbridge and Cookstown have qualified for the John Waring next month..

Anonymous said...

"4-1 Railway"

Ah it feels good to be right :D