The destination of the women’s Leinster Divison One title will go down to the final two matches with Trinity and Monkstown set for a big showdown for the silverware.
Trinity ensured they will hold the box seat following a comfortable 7-0 win over Our Lady’s earned their 15th win from 17 outings – and 13th clean sheet – to boost them to 47 points.
Result #LLD1:Naas 1 (Katie Tyrell) Glenanne 1 L1s closed out the season with a hard-fought draw.Glens went ahead after h/t from a recycled SC.Naas won a string of SCs & a stroke was awarded from the breakdown.Capt Katie calmy slotted home to draw level 💪💙💛 @hookhockey pic.twitter.com/fTQbbiV3AL
— Naas Hockey Club (@naashockey) March 23, 2019
Corinthian finished up their league campaign with a 3-1 win over Genesis to move into second place, one point back. Jessica McGrane opened the scoring two minutes before half-time before Ann-Marie Cave levelled with 22 minutes still to go.
Late goals from Lauren McGrane and Laura Motyer, however, saw them sign off in style. They will hope they can maintain their place in second when the season irons itself out, bringing with it assured EYHL2 hockey next season.
Third place, though, would leave them beholden on Muckross’s results. If the Donnybrook side is relegated, it would mean they go into EYHL2 along with the top two finishers from the Leinster league, barring a promotion for either Trinity or Monkstown.
Elsewhere, it was draws all round to conclude the season. Kate O’Connor put Glenanne 1-0 up at Naas from a recycled penalty corner move but the Kildare side won a series of corners, one of which was transformed into a stroke which captain Katie Tyrrell scored.
For Naas, it concluded a productive first season in Division One with 15 points and a likely eighth place finish. Glenanne finish in fourth.
Sixth-placed Rathgar tied 2-2 with fifth-placed North Kildare 2-2 as Katie Hunter Hanley and Kaj O’Farrell efforts cancelled out Niamh Delaney and Neassa O’Malley shared the goals.
Monkstown face Avoca on Monday with the former needing a win to keep their title chances going into a date with Trinity.
Leinster Division 1: Corinthian 3 (J McGrane, L McGrane, L Motyer) Genesis 1 (A-M Cave); Naas 1 (K Tyrrell) Glenanne 1 (K O’Connor); Rathgar 2 (K Hunter Hanley, K O’Farrell) North Kildare 2 (N Delaney, N O’Malley); Trinity 7 (C Fullston 2, A Long, I Delamer, S Lavelle, L McCollum, A Buttimer) Our Lady’s 0