Genesis, Loreto II and Pembroke II march on

Women’s Leinster Division Two
Genesis, Loreto II and Pembroke II all advance to two wins from two outings in women’s Leinster division two, seeing off UCD II, Railway Union II and Three Rock Ladies, respectively.

For Genesis, they came away with a second clean sheet win on Saturday. There wasn’t much between them and UCD in the first half until the reds broke down the left wing after a short period of pressure from UCD.

A pass acrossinto the circle from Chloe Hamill was finished off by a lovely reverse sweep to the right hand corner by Aoife Orton, her second goal in two weeks. From there, both sides conceded short corners but none were converted.

Pembroke's Elaine Thompson takes on Three Rock Ladies Emma Hogan Pic: Alwyn Robinson

Pembroke’s Elaine Thompson takes on Three Rock Ladies Emma Hogan Pic: Alwyn Robinson

Genesis had a great chance with a two on one with the UCD keeper toward the end of the first half after some great interlinking play between Julie Henry and Nikki Wallace but the keeper did enough to keep the scoreline at 1-0 and while the second half was a tense affair, no further goals accrued.

At Park Avenue, Loreto II saw off a young, fit Railway side 3-1. Loreto were slow to get going with the first shot coming after 20 minutes but they did move ahead from a corner two minutes later, struck well by Sarah Scott and deflected off a Railway defender.

Railway answered shortly afterwards with a well worked short corner of their own with Jenny Maguire making it 1-1. The visitors, though, battled hard and scored a second goal from play with Sarah Jane Kelly pushing home from around the penalty spot.

Laura Fanning created the third goal with a pass in to Rachel Owens on the penalty spot, making the game safe with Kitty Murray and Orla Smith keeping Loreto in control.

They were joined on six points by Pembroke II who netted both their goals in the first half against Three Rock. Irish Under-18 international Claire Foley created the corner chance for Lizzie De Araugo to deflect home for the first while Emma Kielthy completed the win after Jane O’Brien had effected a turnover.

In the other division two tie to be played, Trinity II got off the mark with a scoreless draw against Old Alex.

Muckross, meanwhile, advanced to the second round of the Irish Hockey Trophy in dramatic fashion, getting past the challenge of Irish Hockey Challenge winners Kilkenny 5-3 after extra time.

Sarah Green twice put them ahead at 1-0 and 2-1 before Sarah Cooney extended the margin only for the Cats to fight back and force extra time as Catriona Carey, Lauren Thomas and Sinead Connery were all on the mark.

But Muckross nabbed two more to finally swing the tie their way. Avoca went even further as they beat Bray on penalty strokes while Newbridge saw off Weston 1-0, Rathgar beat Clontarf 2-1 and Monkstown defeated Wexford 2-1.

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Division Two results: Pembroke II 2 (L De Araugo, E Kielthy) Three Rock Ladies 0; Genesis 1 (A Orton) UCD II 0; Railway Union 1 (J Maguire) Loreto II 3 (S Scott, S-J Kelly, R Owens); Old Alex II 0 Trinity II 0

Electric Ireland Irish Hockey Trophy, first round results: Wexford 1 Monkstown 2; Portadown 4 Grosvenor 2; Rathgar 2 Clontarf 1; Avoca 6 Bray 5; NUIG 4 Limerick 2; Weston 0 Newbridge 1; Kilkenny 3 Muckross 5

Second round draw: YMCA vs Bandon; Ashton vs Cookstown; Muckross vs Cork C of I; North Down vs Galway; Portadown vs Genesis; Banbridge vs Naas; Newbridge vs Omagh; UL vs Our Lady’s; Dromore vs Suttonians; Ballymena vs Three Rock Ladies.

Women's Leinster Senior Div 2