Favourites remain on Premier course

The preseason favourites for the Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League continue to confirm their status as Mount Anville, Old Alex and St Andrew’s picked up big wins in the last round of fixtures to keep their perfect records in tact.

Mount Anville, powered on by international U-18 trialists Aisling Naughton, Jenny Maguire and Lisa McCarthy, recorded their third straight win last Saturday morning in Bray when they got the better of St Gerard’s 7-2.

It leaves them in a strong position to make the playoffs of the competition after Christmas with a win over chasers Wesley or High School likely to confirm their place in the top two.

High School remain in the hunt following their 1-0 win over Mount Sackville while Wesley have two wins to their name, overcoming Loreto, Dalkey and Gerards.

Section B has a similar look about it with the prominent trio of Loreto, Beaufort, St Andrew’s and Alexandra College all to the fore.

The semi-finalists look set to come from this group after  impressive starts to their respective campaigns.

Reigning All-Ireland champions St Andrew’s notched a big win over Mount Temple to make it three wins from three with Pinder sister Laura and Gillian key players.

Alex produced a second half blitz to break the resistance of Loreto, Foxrock after a first period ended locked at 0-0.

Leinster stars Deirdre duke, Emily Beatty and Hannah McDermott used their speed on the break to do the damage, Duke cleverly slipping to McDermott to break the deadlock.

Nicola Gray added the second with a straight shot from a short corner before Millie O’Donnell deflected home the third.
It proved an impressive adaptation as centre-mid Rebecca Evans’broken foot and Grainne Mulkerrin’s involvement with the Galway ladies footballers led to a reshuffle with Erika Hinkson taking on the central role.

Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League:
Pool A:
Mount Anville 7 St Gerards 2; High School 1 Mount Sackville 0
Pool B: Muckross 0 Mount Temple 0, Old Alex 3 Loreto, Foxrock 0; St Andrew’s 9 Mount Temple 0

Schoolboy’s results, for full tables and results click here:
Junior, Pool B:
St Killian’s 6 Kilkenny 0; St Killian’s 1 Newpark 1
Minor, Pool A: St Andrew’s 5 Wesley College 0
Pool B: Sutton Park 7 St Columba’s 0
U-13, Pool B: St Andrew’s B 1 St Columba’s 3

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School Girls Premier Section A