Andrew’s shoot through as Newbridge make senior history

St Andrew’s bounced back from their Senior Premier League semi-final defeat with a dramatic, hard-fought shoot-out win over Loreto Beaufort to advance in the Senior Cup.

Annie Lord gave them the lead in the first 30 seconds but while they camped in the Beaufort 23m zone for much of the game, they could not score again, spurning eight corners.

Katie Jane Marshall scores her shoot-out. Pic: Rob Micallef

Beaufort provided a sucker-punch in the last minute of the game to send the game to a shoot-out. Relief abounded for the Booterstown school as Iseult Cambay made some great saves while Katie Jane Marshall, Amy Elliot, Kate Orr and Rachel Diggin all scored to win that phase 4-1.

Their reward is a date in the quarter-finals against Santa Sabina, victors against Mount Temple.

Newbridge College, meanwhile, are looking forward to their first ever Senior Cup quarter-final following a 3-0 win over Our Lady’s Terenure with Emily O’Brien scoring twice in addition to one from Kate Grant.

The Co Kildare school – coached by Gavin Groves – are having an immaculate season and have a Claudia Tierney Cup final to look forward to on Tuesday at Grange Road when they will take on Loreto Foxrock. Their cup run sees them face Mount Sackville next.

Sackville went through with a 2-0 win over St Joseph’s Cluny, Sophie Power and Ellen Baker doing the damage.

Fiona McNulty’s hat trick kept Muckross Park’s double hopes rolling as they beat High School 5-1. They play their Premier League final on Tuesday at 2.15pm at Grange Road, taking on Mount Anville. Anville’s initial date with Notre Dame in the cup was frozen off.

For Muckross, their cup run next sees them face a Loreto Foxrock side who have had Irish senior international Hannah McLoughlin available for the last couple of games to strong effect. They proved far too strong for near neighbours St Raphaela’s.

Leinster Senior Cup, second round results: Muckross Park 5 (F McNulty 3, S Maleady, S McAuley) High School 1; Our Ladys Terenure 0 Newbridge College 3 (E O’Brien 2, K Grant); St Andrews 1 (A Lord) Loreto Beaufort 1, Andrew’s win shoot-out 4-1; Mount Sackville 2 (S Power, E Baker) St Joseph’s, Cluny 0; Loreto Foxrock 10 (E Reidy 3, H McLoughlin 2, S O’Brien 2, C Hamill, E Dawson, A Taaffe) St Raphaela’s 0; Mount Temple 0 Santa Sabina 2 (E Murray, A Haas); St Gerard’s 1 (R Murray) Rathdown 1 (F Cusack), Gerard’s win shoot-out; Mount Anville 12 St Raphaela’s 0

Upcoming fixtures
Tuesday, January 23
Senior Premier League final: Mount Anville vs Muckross Park, 2.15pm, Grange Road
Claudia Tierney Cup final: Newbridge College vs Loreto Foxrock, 11.45am, Grange Road

Senior Cup, quarter final draw: Mount Anville v St Gerards; Muckross Park v Loreto Foxrock; St Andrew’s v Santa Sabina; Newbridge College v Mount Sackville

Senior Plate draw, round one (to be played by January 27): Loreto Dalkey v King’s Hospital; Sandford Park v Teresian School; Skerries CC v Loreto St Stephen’s Green; Wesley v Newpark; Holy Child Killiney v Holy Faith Clontarf; St Kilian’s v Our Lady’s Terenure
Byes: Alexandra College; St Columba’s

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