Old Alex II claimed the ladies two division title on Saturday as Sylvia Gilsenan and Caroline Maguire got the goals needed to overcome main title rivals Loreto II at Beaufort. The win for Gillian Garrett’s side put them an unassailable ten points clear of the pack with their opponents left with only three games to play to take the title with something to spare, rendering their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Hermes II on Sunday purely academic.
A potential double remains on the cards, too, if they can get past the challenge of Randalstown II in the Irish Junior Cup final, to be played on April 10 in Belfield
The race for a potential play-off place, though, remains very much game on. Genesis retook the initiative as they picked off two wins last weekend, first off with a 2-0 win out in Skerries before adding the scalp of Loreto II on Sunday, also on a 2-0 scoreline.
They jump ahead of North Kildare who made their big move with wins over Three Rock Ladies and Clontarf a week earlier. The Kilcock side lie two places off Genesis, both with 18 games played, while TRL are also in the mix, one point behind Kildare with a game in hand.
The first eleven side in the best final position is likely to meet Bray in a promotion/relegation play-off. When this will be played remains to be seen, especially as the Wicklow side are likely to be without Mary Goode until May due to Ireland’s involvement in the World Cup Qualifiers.
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