School Girls Premier
Loreto Beaufort picked up the big win of the first week of the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Premier League, seeing off last year’s cup finalists Rathdown 3-0.
Holy Child, Killiney have moved up to the Leinster Schoolgirls Premier League for the 2014/15 season following the release of the groups for the preliminary phase of the competition.
Lurgan College earned their third Kate Russell All-Ireland Schoolgirls title in four years as they completed the two-day competition with a perfect four wins from four, seeing off the challenges of Crescent Comprehensive and St Andrew’s.
St Andrew’s will hope to complete the perfect year with yet another unique accolade from a year laden with first-time achievements. Both their senior boys and girls completed the league and cup double this year and they will be aiming to add the Kate Russell to their list
The Teresian School landed the LHA Schoolgirls Senior One title last week as they saw off Holy Child Killiney 2-1 at Grange Road before just missing out on a prized double.
Loreto Stephen’s Green, in their first Senior final for a number of years, claimed the Schoolgirls Senior Plate with a 2-1 win over Teresians at Grange Road on Friday.
Wesley College secured a well deserved 3-1 win against St Andrews College today in glorious sunshine at Grange Road in the Girls Minor A League final as the LHA schools finals light up the local calendar.
Kilkenny College retained the South East Senior Schoolgirls Cup title with a 2-0 win over city rivals Loreto Kilkenny at the Granges Road; schoolgirl’s round-up
Specialist penalty shoot-out goalkeeper Phoebe Moore showed her value as she got a vital touch to deny Stephanie Burns, handing St Andrew’s their first Leinster schoolgirls Senior Cup title since 2010.
Rathdown and St Andrew’s will showdown in a repeat of the Senior Premier League final as they both made it through the semi-finals of the Senior Cup via sudden death penalties off the back of 1-1 draws against Loreto Beaufort and High School respectively.
Rathdown, High School and St Andrew’s all confirmed their place in the semi-finals of this year’s Leinster Schoolgirl’s Senior Cup following a series of narrow quarter-finals in the past week, joining Loreto Beaufort in the final four.
In adverse weather conditions in Palmerstown, Loreto Beaufort became the first team to qualify for this year’s Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup semi finals with a hard fought win over Kings Hospital.
Rachel O’Brien provided a left wing tour de force to power St Andrew’s to their third Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League title with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Rathdown at Grange Road.
The big names continue to fall in the Leinster Senior Cup as Loreto Beaufort saw off Mount Sackville on penalties earlier this week.
High School’s seniors advanced to the final of the Claudia Tierney Cup as they got the better of Loreto Dalkey last Thursday, running out 3-0 winners; schoolgirl’s round-up
In the marquee schoolgirls Senior Cup first round tie, Wesley just shaded Alexandra College on penalties; it put them through to the second round of the competition where they will play either Rathdown or St Columba’s – full second round draw included
Mount Sackville will play Rathdown while Alexandra College will meet St Andrew’s in the semi-finals of the Schoolgirl’s Premier League following a pair of playoff games this week
Alexandra College produce a brilliant early double-act to grab the Leinster schoolgirls Junior Cup title for the third time in four years with a 2-0 win over Loreto Foxrock in Grange Road in drenched conditions
The Rathgar school came from 2-1 down to surprise Alexandra College 3-2 in the final round of Senior Schoolgirl Premier League matches; Alex progressed with Rathdown to the semi-finals while High School go into the Claudia Tierney Cup
The first schoolgirl’s final of the year will be played between Alexandra College and Loreto Foxrock following their respective semi-final wins; Andrew’s and Rathdown confirm Premier progression with the latter extending Graham Shaw’s contract to 2018