Seven up for Wesley sees sights now set on Andrew's
WESLEY set up an enticing last 16 date with St Andrew's as they had too much in the tank for Loreto, Bray to progress from the first round of the Leinster Schoolgirls Senior Cup.
First-half efforts from Niamh Sweeney, Sophie Pratt and Anna-May Whelan put them on their way in the first half and they never looked back against the Senior One side, ending as 7-0 victors.
It started off a hectic period in which they also beat Mount Sackville 3-0 a day later to move into pole-position for the final remaining Premier League semi-final berth.
They play High School in an all-or-nothing battle for that honour while the Andrew's second-round date will also be decided in the coming week.
In that same Premier group, Alexandra College confirmed they will top the pool after they got the better of Holy Child, Killiney 3-0 and followed up with a 6-0 success against Loreto on the Green in the cup.
Elsewhere in the cup, Jane Fennelly's pair of short corner goals for Mount Anville sealed a big result as they edged past an impressive St Gerard's outfit 2-1 in an all-Premier tie. And they will have another tricky tie when they travel to Holy Child in round two. They lost 2-0 on Saturday against St Andrew's in their final Premier group game, confirming they will meet Alex in the semi-finals.
In a similarly tight battle, King's Hospital got the sole goal to get the better of Santa Sabina and will hope to, once again, make the Premier difference tell against Senior One opposition in round two when they meet St Raphaela's in Palmerstown.
High School face another round two cracker against Mount Sackville as they advanced past Our Lady's Grove. St Columba's and Loreto, Dalkey's game was postponed due to floodlight issues.
SENIOR CUP: Wesley 7 Loreto Bray 0; Mount Anville 2 (Jane Fennelly 2) St Gerard's 1; King's Hospital 1 Santa Sabina 0; High School 7 Jesus & Mary College, Our Lady's Grove 0; Alexandra College 6 Loreto on the Green 0; Newpark 0 Loreto, Beaufort 5.
Sen Prem League, Group A: Alexandra College 3 Holy Child, Killiney 0. Group B: St Andrew's 2 Mount Anville 0.
Sen Cup rd 2 draw (to be played by January 28): The Kings Hospital v St Raphaela's; The High School v Mount Sackville; St Columba's/Loreto Dalkey v Loreto Beaufort; Holy Child Killiney v Mount Anville; Alexandra College v Mount Temple; St Andrew's College v Wesley College; Loreto, Foxrock v Newbridge Comp/The Teresian School; Rathdown School v Notre Dame des Missions/Muckross Park.