Women’s Division One:
Pembroke 1 (Karen Hales) Old Alex 0; Loreto 2 (Sarah O’Meara, Catriona Tipping) Glenanne 0
Pembroke ended a difficult season with a positive boost as they jumped from ninth to sixth on the final weekend of Leinster division one, courtesy of Karen Hales’ second half, straight corner strike against Old Alex on Saturday.
The three points were enough to push them ahead of Glenanne – who fell 2-0 on Sunday – as well as Trinity and Corinthian. They showed the greater motivation for this low key fixture, edging the corner count four to one and holding the edge in terms of possession with Orla Fox and Noelle Farrell to the fore.
A goal in each half was enough for Loreto’s win which left them in third place in the final reckoning. Sarah O’Meara scored from a corner on the stroke of half-time before Catriona Tipping knocked in a cracker from open play in the second half, planting the ball into the top corner.
For the Glens, seventh place is a reasonable return after a sticky start to the season in the wake of high profile departures and four consecutive losses to begin with. But a late season rally saw them escape any relegation danger with plenty to spare.