The Jacqui Potter cup showed the difference in class between in division one and two as all seven ties went the way of the premier sides. Trinity were the big winners with a confidence boosting 6-0 win, dismissing what could have been a tricky tie against Genesis, unbeaten in division two thus far. The students will hope to emulate last season’s surprise journey to the final.
Division one’s top scorer Jean McDonnell was central to Railway’s win, netting a hat-trick against Clontarf while Glenanne had a comfortable 4-0 win over near rivals Our Lady’s. Bray, meanwhile, had a tough battle against Three Rock Ladies but still progressed, as did UCD at the expense of Old Alex II and Loreto disposed of Pembroke II without their international quintet.
Railway Union 5 (Jean McDonnell 3, Sinead Walsh, Kate McKenna) Clontarf 0; Our Lady’s Terenure 0 Glenanne 4 (Audrey McCormack 2, Ali Geoffroy, Leah Spillane); Old Alex II 0 UCD 1 (E O’Neill); Trinity 6 (Rachel Scott 2, Claire Hearnden 2, Caroline Murphy, Danielle Costigan) Genesis 0; Loreto 2 (Zara Delany, Nikki Keegan) Pembroke II 0; Three Rock Ladies 1 (Brigid Charmant) Bray 2 (Elaine Bromell, L Brennan); Corinthian 1 Loreto II 0
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