The Club Ladies suffered two more setbacks in the field recently when they lost in successive league outings against Albion Rovers & Shelbourne. On both occasions they lost 0-3.
On Monday night last week the travelled to play Albion Rovers at Walshestown in Co. Louth & were well in contention until keeper Susan Clancy suffered a bad arm injury, which resulted in her having to leave the field. Aishling Callan replaced her between the posts. Centre back Louise Hayes was then forced off through injury & despite a brave effort all round they were unable to keep Albion at bay. The home side scored once before the break & hit two more in the second half. Before her departure, keeper Clancy had impressed as did Niamh Holmes & Michelle Nugent. Celtic won the corresponding home game (3-1) earlier in the season.
On Tuesday it was revealed that keeper Clancy had actually suffered a broken arm & will miss the rest of the campaign.
Team: Susan Clancy, Aishling Callan, Alison Feeney, Louise Hayes, Janet McElroy, Michelle Doyle, Jenny Rispin, Sandra Howard, Niamh Holmes, Christine Watters, Michelle Nugent. Subs: Melissa Boland for Clancy, Sarah Coyle for Hayes, Stacey O’Brien for Watters, Grainne MacManamon & Marie Rose McConneran.
On Wednesday of last week the Ladies took on Shelbourne FC at the AUL grounds in Santry & they suffered another heavy defeat. Louise Hayes enjoyed a fine game & she was well supported by Sarah Coyle (pictured here playing earlier in the season) & Alison Feeney. Karen Ball was keeper on the night & made some fine saves.
All hopes of winning the league have now been dashed but with several games to play yet, the team will be determined to finish as high as possible with a good closing run of results.
Team: Karen Ball, Aishling Callan, Alison Feeney, Louise Hayes, Janet McElroy, Sandra Howard, Melissa Boland, Sarah Coyle, Niamh Holmes, Christine Watters, Michelle Nugent. Subs: Aoife O’Gorman for Boland, Claire McLoughlin for Watters, Debbie Reynolds for Callan, Lynn Ennis, Dawn Chambers & Sabrina Gibney.
Tonight’s game against Dundalk (B) in Dundalk was given as a walkover to Trim when the opposition announced that they were unable to field.