U-16 Potter Cup off to flying start

The first round of the Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup was completed last Sunday with on-form Muckross scoring the result of the round when they hit form to get a 1-0 win over holders Hermes.

In the open draw for the second round, they will now go on to play Dublin 4 rivals Pembroke on January 30 as they got the odd goal in five at Suttonians last week.

Other winners were Corinthian, Genesis, Newbridge, Old Alex and Railway Union and they will be hopeful of building toward the final which is due to played on March 17.

Suttonians – along with TRL, Hermes, Bray, Naas, Avoca and Loreto – go into the newly formed Plate competition which sees those knocked out of the Cup battle it out with the other sides who missed out in round one.

Our Lady’s cup or plate fate remains to be determined. As the one side that did not contest a first round tie, they received a bye to play Railway Union for a place in the semi-final. Should they lose that tie, they will have a second chance in the first round of the Plate against Naas. If they win, Naas will receive a Plate semi-final berth.

These competitions are open, unlike the club leagues, to any player aged under 16 on January 1, 2011. By contrast, leagues are related to class year in school and clubs may not play girls who are on first or second division teams in their clubs.

Jacqui Potter Cup, round One results: Suttonians 2 Pembroke 3; Three Rock Ladies 0 Corinthian 6; Muckross 1 Hermes 0; Bray 0 Genesis 8; Naas 1 Newbridge 3; Old Alex 7 Avoca 0; Railway Union 3 Loreto 0
Bye: Our Lady’s
Jacqui Potter U-16 Cup, round two draw (January 30): Genesis vs Corinthian; Muckross vs Pembroke; Old Alex vs Newbridge; Our Lady’s vs Railway Union
Jacqui Potter U-16 Plate draw (January 30): Loreto vs Avoca; Hermes vs Suttonians; Bray vs Three Rock Ladies; Naas vs Bye/Our Lady’s

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