Monday, March 30, 2009

Women's Division One: Round-Up

Railway Union took a massive step toward a first ever division one title as the momentum that was going Loreto's way in recent weeks took an about turn back in favour of the Sandymount club.

In truth, Loreto's comeback was more due to Railway's inactivity in the domestic league than a marked downturn in form as they played their first league since February. Goals from Connacht skipper Sinead Walsh, Jean McDonnell and a rare strike from left-back Isobel Joyce.

It means four points from their remaining four games - starting with UCD tonight - will see them home. That is because Loreto drew with old rivals Hermes and can now only reach a total of 41 points. Railway are on 38, level with Loreto's current total.

At the bottom, Corinthian look to be the side destined for a promotion/relegation playoff with Genesis after they fell 2-1 to Trinity. The students goals came from Lucy Small and Rachel Scott - the former Pembroke player so often their shining light this season - with Susie Geoffroy getting the sole response for the reds.

Pembroke, meanwhile, moved back into a tie for the fourth IHL qualification place with Old Alex thanks to Alex schoolgirl Alice Ward's hat-trick against Glenanne. With Hermes, Loreto and Railway all but assured the first three places, a tense run-in is likely to ensue as Pembroke and Alex play on the final scheduled day of the season while the 'Broke must also rearrange a tie with UCD who could yet play a major part in this particular battle.

Division One Results:
Corinthian 1 (Susie Geoffroy) Trinity College 2 (Lucy Small, Rachel Scott); Loreto 2 (Cathy McKean, Niamh Small) Hermes 2 (Jenny Burke, Aoife Harte); Glenanne 0 Pembroke Wanderers 3 (Alice Ward 3); Bray 1 (Stephanie Hall) Railway Union 3 (Sinead Walsh, Jean McDonnell, Isobel Joyce)


Anonymous said...

How come only 1 umpire turned up for the Bray V Railway game ?

Anonymous said...

I have been looking at quite a lot of senior womens matches and am quite shocked at the standard and the absense of some familar faces, where are they??

Anonymous said...


I was of the opinion that the home club had to confirm match times and venue with both umpires - why did this problem only come to light when the match was due to start and they then realised that they were missing an umpire

Anonymous said...

in the mail: "I am quite shocked etc. I was refering to umpires

Anonymous said...

I believe that the girls Under 17 match was played between corinthians and hermes - my question is towards the LHUA - can you tell me where the developement is in Leinster when Ray O'Connor and Crozier Deane did this match?? This is not showing any of the 32 under 17 players that "women" can umpire as far as these players are concerned its a male domain - maybe they have a point!!

Anonymous said...

Where are all the new umpires????

I have been told loads of people have attended a training evening but yet we hardley see any new umpires.
Yet again most of the snr 1 sides have no umpire from there club. Only a small handfull of clubs have current umpires.

Anonymous said...

what familiar faces are missing?