Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Genesis claim U-16 title: News in brief

* Genesis (pictured, right) claimed the Leinster club U-16 A/B league title in front a sizable crowd of parents and youth members at Belfield on Sunday as they got the better of Suttonians 5-0 to complete a perfect set of results this season.

Chloe Hamill, Catriona Lavelle and Sarah Griffin netted well executed attacking moves to build a strong half-time lead and while Suttonians showed up well, Genesis had the edge in either circle to bag another pair of goals in the second to seal the title.

Meanwhile, Corinthian, inspired by Aisling Naughton, claimed the Leinster club U-17 league title as they ousted 2009 U-16 champions Clontarf 4-2 at Mount Temple, Megan Oliver and Emma Garry on target for the northsiders.

* Newpark claimed the 1st years A league on Monday afternoon as they produced a sterling defensive performance to win 1-0 over St Andrew’s. Jasmine Rowden scored the only goal of the game in the closing stages to seal the win.

* The second edition of the John Waring ‘Super Sixes’ tournament will be played on a reduced format this year, taking place over a single day in Wesley College on March 24.
Leinster champions St Andrew’s have been pitted against Bandon GS and Campbell College in the group stages while Wesley contest the other pool against Banbridge Academy and Ashton.
Matches will be played on a 25 minutes each way basis with the final tipping off at 4.30pm.

Match schedule (March 24):
Pool 1: 1pm – Bandon vs St Andrew’s; 2pm – St Andrew’s vs Campbell; 3pm Bandon vs Campbell
Pool 2: 1pm – Banbridge v Ashton; 2pm – Ashton v Wesley; 3pm – Banbridge v Wesley
Final: 4.30pm

* Wesley College completed a first ever Junior league and cup double as they beat Holy Child, Killiney in the final of the cup last week. Wesley raced out of the blocks and created a number of good attacks in the first 10 minutes, one of which resulted in a corner which was switched left for Sophie Pratt to hit a powerful drive into the corner.

Killiney, though, regrouped quickly showing pace and skill going forward as the game opened up markedly. Killiney went close from a corner of their own from a cleverly worked switch. And the pattern continued into the second half but Wesley were able to channel the ball carriers wide to deny clear-cut chances to play out a 1-0 win, giving Anna May Whelan the honour of lifting her second title of the year.

Wesley College: K Reidy, J Anderson (vc), K Armitage, K Barry, R Allen, A-M Whelan (c); C Samuel, L Haughton, L McGrane, S Pratt, S Foudy
Subs: L McKay, R Fitzpatrick, A Shanahan, S Quill

* Finally, the Senior Premier League and Minor A Cup final reports have been updated with links to photos from the games. To see the posting, click here


Anonymous said...

Any idea if the John Waring will be televised this year?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know which clubs compete for the U17 title and how does a club get "invited" into the league?

Anonymous said...

Well done to Holy Child Killiney. Great to see a different school contesting a final. Did anyone manage to get down to see the game? I heard it was a great match

Anonymous said...

This year Corinthians, Clontarf, Hermes and Loreto.