Celtic’s Ladies suffered an early season setback in their Dublin Women’s League campaign (Inter 4 North) last Monday night when they lost 2-1 against National League side Drogheda Utd. in United Park, despite taking the lead thanks to a strike by Celine McLarney. Tonight in the Intermediate Shield, the Club Ladies enjoyed better fortunes closer to home when they defeated Ratoath Harps in Ratoath by a score of 4-0, with all of the goals coming in the first period as they played with a strong wind at their backs. Avril McGowan found the net three times and Virginia Smith also scored in a facile win which sees the Trim girls through to the Shield quarter final. Next up for the Ladies is Premier Division side Peamount in the FAI National Cup in Newcastle, Co. Dublin next Sunday.

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