Loreto 1 (Cathy McKean) Railway Union 0
Loreto completed their buuild-up to the IHL finals weekend with a high tempo, tightly fought match with champions Railway Union. Cathy McKean’s goal ensured second spot in the table and three home games in next year’s IHL while Railway were disappointed not to get more from their six corners but will be content with their season’s work.
Pembroke 2 (Shona Doyle, Aoife O’Gorman) Old Alex 0
Pembroke confirmed fourth place, taking all three points against Old Alex, meaning UCD’s game with Hermes in midweek will be key for Alex’s wildcard dreams. Arul Anthoni, though, was upbeat about his side’s performance in spite of the result saying they fulfilled his tactical brief perfectly but did not get the key breaks in the circle.
Pembroke struck twice to punish them on that count with former Railway duo Aoife O’Gorman and Shona Doyle getting the goals that guarantee them a second crack at the IHL.