Just two points continue to cover three teams at the top of women’s Leinster Division One following wins for Old Alex, Corinthian and Muckross as they remain clear of the chasers in the playoff positions.
Alex beat Glenanne for the second time in two weeks, running up a 4-0 victory. The Glens started better than the previous meeting but things took a turn for the worse when Hannah Delaney took a ball to the head.
Alex nicked a couple of scrappy goals before the break and netted twice more in the second half to make it seven wins from eight outings.
Corinthian continued their unbeaten run in the division with a 4-1 win over Genesis. They started the game slowly, paying the price with an early goal scored by Ailbhe Tobin in the first 10 minutes.
Laura Motyer levelled things with a calm finish in front of goal after 15 minutes. Caoimhe Proud Murphy took CHC into the lead with a reverse strike in front of goal to leave the score 2-1 at half-time.
Jess McGrane slotted a third goal in from a scrappy affair in front of goal early in the second half, before Carol McGowan finished off the scoring with a clinical finish from a short corner.
Muckross were 3-1 winners against Avoca to keep pace with their title rivals with Rachel Cuddy, Jane Gilsenan and Sophie Barnwell scoring the goals.
Our Lady’s stay in fourth place courtesy of Sinead Kelly’s double in a 2-1 win over Rathgar; Genesis are level with them on 14 points as they won 2-0 on Monday against Avoca.
That result saw them move back above North Kildare who had taken fifth for a couple of days thanks to Sophie Edghill’s second half goal against Clontarf.
Women’s Leinster Division 1
Saturday: Rathgar 1 (D de Paor) Our Ladys 2 (S Kelly 2); Old Alex 4 (F Bradish 2, L Jacob, S O’Mahony) Glenanne 0; Genesis 1 (A Tobin) Corinthian 4 (L Motyer, C Proud-Murphy, J McGrane, C McGowan); Clontarf 0 North Kildare 1 (S Edghill); Muckross 3 (R Cuddy, J Gilsenan, S Barnwell) Avoca 1 (S Cannon)
Monday: Genesis 2 (E Dobson, L Barrie) Avoca 0