Leinster Women’s Cup final round-up Division 3/4 Cup final: Bray 1 (Michelle Lambert) Suttonians 0
Michelle Lambert’s solo strike crowned Bray’s fruitful comeback season as they held Suttonians at bay in the division 3/4 final at Grange Road in the sixth of six divisional finals to be played. Jessica Carey’s initial shot banged off the post but Lambert mopped up the rebound for the goal but the Co Wicklow side were grateful to a staunch defensive effort in the closing stages as Suttonians – coached by former Irish keeper Mary Goode – piled forward but could not get passed Danielle Doyle between the posts. For Bray, it added cup glory to league promotion in the year after they opted to drop down from division one.
Bray: D Doyle, M Mahon,. J Carey, A Mulford, J Farrell, D Dunne, C O’Toole, S Duffy, T Kelly, K Burgess, T Martin, J O’Neill, R Maguire, N Bell, M Lambert, E O’Sullivan Suttonians: L Kavanagh, B Reamsbottom, H Quinn, K Marsh, J O’Grady, G Pennal, H Conway, B Coady, N O’Halloran, C O’Dea, S Dunne, Y Pfifer, C Walsh, L Coleman, E Nangle, T McNulty
Division 5/6 Cup final: Three Rock Ladies II 1 (Lindsay Maguire) Our Lady’s II 0
Lindsay Maguire cracked home a five-metre auto-pass goal midway through the second half for the vital incision as they won the club’s first cup since the back-to-back titles at this level from 2004 to 2006. Our Lady’s had started the stronger with Barbara Snow and Louise Lehane to the fore at the heart of the TRL defence. But Three Rock grew into the game with Maguire to the fore in centre-midfield and her effort added the cup to league promotion in Nikki Symmons’ maiden coaching season with the side.
Three Rock Ladies: B Snow, M O’Neill, W Quill, L Lehane, S Holden, L Maguire, S-A O’Connor, R Foley, E Hogan, E Brophy, M Holden, B Charmant, M Lyons, I Hoyne, R Allen, S Haughton Our Lady’s: K Foley, S McPhillips, A Moore, E Archibold, G Jones, C Halpenny, M Weakliam, E Wallace, L Walsh, R Dillon, D Phillips, L O’Meara, N Dennehy, S Kelly, A Collier, N Murray, V Saunders
Division 7/8 Cup final: UCD III 2 (Catriona Byrne, Sarah Yates) Loreto V 0
Elaine Thompson signed off her college career by lifting the Division 7/8 Cup, adding to her side’s division seven league win of a fortnight ago as UCD had too much in the tank for Loreto. Catriona Byrne had them ahead with next to no time on the watch and influential defender Sarah Yates got the final touch to a corner strike before half-time to put the result beyond doubt. Kate McErlean was a constant threat throughout for a Loreto defence which featured mother-daughter combo Bronwyn and captain Aisling O’Donnell.
UCD: L Callan, S Yates, R Melican, A Hearnden, L Brennan, E Thompson (capt), F O’Regan, E Cooper, K McErlean, M Delahunt, C Byrne, A Murphy, A McLoughlin, C Keegan, K Motyer, T Ellis Loreto: C MacNamara, A O’Donnell (capt), F McArdle, B O’Donnell, R McGlade, D Cashman, E Flynn, C O’Hanlon, S Sabherwall, E Maxwell, E Dawson, S-J Kelly, E Duffy, S Maher, L Gilmore, C McGovern
Division 9/10 Cup final: Glenanne III 2 (Sinead Aherne 2) Our Lady’s IV 1 (Ann Moore)
Sinead Aherne’s double saw Glenanne pick up their first Leinster cup title since the turn of the millennium – though they have annexed an Irish Junior Cup in the interim. Aherne netted twice for a 2-0 lead before Ann Moore pulled one back and Our Lady’s thought they had an equaliser late on but the Glens held on. The coaching battle saw cousins Clive (Our Lady’s) and Paul Kennedy (Glenanne) locking horns while for former international goalkeeper Catherine Kennedy it was a very first adult winners medal. Glenanne also featured Dublin ladies gaelic football captain Gemma Fay as a dynamic presence in midfield.
Glenanne: C Kennedy, A Clarke, N McCarthy, L Lawler, L Harrison, K Keogh, S Aherne, E Aherne, A Griffin-Cahill, G Fay, B Holohan, N Byrne, A Delaney, H Waugh, S Cooke, C O’Buachalla, D Moody, P Davis, H Byrne Our Lady’s: J Skully, P Gleeson, F Power, C Rowan, O Bolger, A Weakliam, A Rossi (capt), K Parkinson, A Bishop, A Moore, Y Hickey, O Hartley, A Cullen, R O’Reilly, C Elliott, M O’Neill
Division 11/12 Cup final: Skerries III 0 Avoca III 3
** For more photos from this final and the Division 13/14 final, keep an eye on http://www.alwynrobinson.com/sports.php during the week.
Skerries: S Ward, K Collins, R O’Loghlen, R McGloughlin, L McSweeney, B Lattimore, J Cooney, A Farrell, J Carron (capt), I Whelan, C Arnold, I O’Shaughnessy, O McKey, C Dowling, L McManus
Avoca: C Ni Chleirigh, S Boyle, C Usher, J Valentine, C Daly, L Davidson, T Browne, V Kelly, J Kelly, Z Walsh, G McKechnie, S Gorman, A Walsh, C Murphy, H Long, C Matthews
Division 13/14 Cup final: Loreto VII 1 (Emer Grealy) Avoca V 0
Emer Grealy – younger sister of Loreto legend and recent Irish Hockey Trophy winner with Greenfields, Clodagh – brought home more silverware for the family as her first half goal was all that separated Loreto and Avoca.
Loreto: S O’Kelly, M Judge, S Toland (capt), S Hannon, A Kelly, K Byrne, E Grealy, A Keogh, S Naughton, N Hudge, J Gillen, L Berkerey, G Hollingsworth, E Fox, L Mellon, P Cunnife
Avoca: R Byrne, S Ryan, C Vaughan, S Myles, C Lehane, C French, C Reilly, S Percival, S Hickey, K Rush-Lawless, M Bautista, V McHale, I Cullen, E Cullen, B Daniels, L Breen, A Ryall
1 Response to “Joy abounds as half dozen titles decided”
April 18, 2012 9:26 pm Hockey Starlet says
Congrats to Bray on a great season – was a great match to watch on Sunday. Delighted to see them bounce back after a difficult start to the season last september.
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