The difference between top and bottom of women’s Leinster division one was put into sharp relief with five comprehensive victories for those in the leading positions, stretching the gap to 14 points between fifth and sixth.
Corinthian pushed Ballymoney all the way in pursuit of a rare Irish Senior Cup semi-final berth; Hermes progressed to the quarters while UCD made it seven successive wins in Leinster’s division one to head the Christmas table, Loreto go second
On an eventful weekend in women’s division one, Glenanne struck late to draw with Hermes; Loreto’s draw with Old Alex means they also lose ground as Railway and UCD stormed to win; Loreto, Hermes and UCD advance in the Jacqui Potter Cup
Following wins for UCD and Hermes, four sides are incredibly tied at the top of Leinster women’s division one on 17 points after eight rounds of games; Pembroke nabbed their first win while Corinthian and North Kildare tied at Whitechurch
With Pembroke tying with Corinthian and Old Alex held by Glenanne, Monday evening’s ties proved perhaps more beneficial to the sides not in action as Alex missed out on the chance to go top of women’s division one
UCD made another big statement of intent to get within three points of the top of women’s Leinster division one, beating Loreto 4-2; Railway, Hermes and Old Alex pushed their title claims too while Trinity moved off the bottom
Both Railway Union and Old Alex dropped their first points of the Leinster league campaign though it was the Park Avenue visitors who will be the happier as they rode their luck in the opening phases of the second half.
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