Women’s Leinster Division One Hermes 2 (Caitriona McGilp, Kerry McComish) Old Alexandra 1 (Emily Beatty)
Mary Goode produced a superb performance to give Hermes the chance to take all three points as Kerry McComish struck three minutes from time to beat Old Alex at St Andrews. Caitriona McGilp had given the hosts the perfect start as she tapped in following good build-up play from Sinead Connery, Gillian Pinder and Lisa Jacob to create the chance. Alex got level when Emily Beatty got a touch to a ball crashed in from the 25 and the Milltown club had plenty of chances to nab the win but found Goode in top form, saving a couple of one-on-one chances to keep the tie in the balance until the latter stages. McComish held her nerve from a clutch penalty corner as they manouvered the ball her way and she finished off to see the Booterstown club rise two places in the standings to third, dropping Alex to fifth. Pembroke 0 Railway Union 6 (Emma Smyth 2, Jean McDonnell, Isobel Joyce, Kate Lloyd, Sinead Dooley)
Three goals in each half saw Railway Union comfortably past the visit to neighbours Pembroke. The pick of the goals, from an individual perspective, came from Sinead Dooley as she dextrously hit home first time a loose ball while the best team effort came from Kate Lloyd after a quick switch move in midfield set up a fast attack. The win sees Railway close the gap on UCD and they could yet go top at Christmas should they beat Loreto next Wednesday in Beaufort.
Trinity vs Loreto – postponed due to frozen pitch
Division Two: North Kildare 3 (Shelly Spillane, Liz Hasset, Louise Kelly) Hermes II 0; Railway Union 0 Newbridge 0; Corinthian 0 Genesis 1 (Laura Barrie); Pembroke 3 (Rachel McGrath 2, Anna O’Grady) Old Alex 1 (Hannah McDermott)
Jacqui Potter Cup, second round:
Helen Roche proved the unlikely heroine for Railway Union II as the club’s regular fourth team goalkeeper stepped in to save three penalty strokes against Trinity and earn a place in the Jacqui Potter Cup quarter-finals. Railway had led from a 40th minute corner which Mary O’Dwyer deflected in. Eanna Horan levelled five minutes later from another corner and Rachel Scott thought she had put the students in front when she hit home a corner but it was disallowed as Maebh Horan had encroached into the circle before the push out to see a retake given. It led to extra-time and subsequently strokes with Roche saving three times to make it 2-2 after regulation strokes before Railway won it in the first round of sudden death.
Elsewhere, UCD were the big winners as former Alex students Nicola Gray and Deirdre Duke netted in a 2-1 victory over Loreto. Corinthian beat Glenanne 2-0 with both Jenny Heggie and Helene Peters getting their first goals of the season. Railway’s firsts were comfortable victors over North Kildare with Orla Fox getting her first ever goal for the first team. It was a similar story for Hayley Sarratt as she netted in a 7-1 win over Loreto II while Pembroke had too much in the tank for Corinthian II, Joanna McDonald firing a double.
Results: Railway Union II 1 (Mary O’Dwyer) Trinity 1 (Eanna Horan), Railway won 3-2 on strokes; North Kildare 0 Railway Union 7 (Jean McDonnell 2, Orla Fox, Sinead Walsh, Julia O’Halloran, Emma Smyth, Zara Delany); UCD 2 (Nicola Gray, Deirdre Duke) Loreto 1 (Cathy McKean); Corinthian 2 (Jenny Heggie, Helene Peters) Glenanne 0; Hermes 7 (Lisa Jacob 2, Hayley Sarratt, Sadhbh Hoban Logan, Eimear Horan, Gillian Pinder, Jenny Burke) Loreto II 1 (Sarah Scott); Corinthian II 0 Pembroke 4 (Joanna McDonald 2, Claire Picard, Ciara Howard)
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