‘Ma­jor’ de­vel­op­ments as Lou LOUTH GIRLS LGE Th Girls League cup draws com­pleted

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

AF­TER the ex­cite­ment of the un­der-8s grass­roots event the pre­vi­ous week and the Louth Un­der-13 girls’ per­for­mance against Wex­ford, last week­end was all about the Un­der-12s in the Louth School Girls League.

The North­ern and South­ern con­fer­ences fin­ished on Satur­day with Rock Celtic and Glen Magic in the top spots and the con­fer­ences now de­volve and the plac­ings for the 12 teams are used to de­cide the county-wide Ma­jor, Ma­jor 1 and Ma­jor 2 di­vi­sions for the league fi­nale, with four teams in each di­vi­sion.

The teams will play each other once, set­ting up some tasty en­coun­ters, par­tic­u­larly as Rock Celtic, Glen Magic, Wal­shestown and Al­bion Rovers will fight it out for the ti­tle of 2020 LSGL Ma­jor League win­ners.

Also held on Sun­day night was the draw for the Dun­dalk Credit Union Cup and Shield com­pe­ti­tions.

With eight teams in the cup, the quar­ter-fi­nals were struc­tured so as to pitch North­ern and South­ern Con­fer­ence teams against each other in the first round. The quar­ter=fi­nals are first up on the busy sched­ule, to be played this com­ing Satur­day, with four great look­ing match-ups as Al­bion Rovers take on Glen Magic, EMU Vil­lains host Rock Celtic, Quay Celtic play EMU Rebels and Ardee host Wal­shestown.

Bel­lur­gan en­ter the Shield draw af­ter a fan­tas­tic win at the week­end against Al­bion Rovers, and they will fancy a good run, play­ing Ter­mon­feckin Celtic in the semi-fi­nal.

Boyne Rovers play Castle­town Belles in the other Shield semi.

Home advantage could prove cru­cial in all of these matches, and so there were many in­ter­ested par­ties watch­ing on as the fix­tures were drawn out live on Face­book on Sun­day night.

Rob­bie Corr, chair­per­son for the LSGL, did the draw on cam­era with help from EMU Vil­lain Ruby and with­out in­terup­tion or tech­ni­cal hitches. How­ever the What­sApp group texts went into over­drive after­wards as coaches and play­ers alike di­gested the out­come.

The un­der-10s and un­der-8s sched­ules con­tinue on, and thank­fully they avoided all of Sun­day’s aw­ful weather. Drogheda’s very own Lit­tle Wem­b­ley saw two great un­der­age games on Satur­day as first Castle­town Belles vis­ited Glen Magic for an un­der-10 match that had a lot of goals and some re­ally strong mid­field play. Madi­son Reynolds scored the pick of the bunch with a great goal from a tight an­gle out­side the box.

That game was fol­lowed by East Meath United Gems tak­ing on Glen Magic un­der-8s, a game where the par­ents and guardians spread out so much that they nearly sur­rounded the en­tire pitch. That made for a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere and the shouts of sup­port when both teams scored could pos­si­bly have been heard in Lay­town, they were that loud.

All of the above matches are of course sub­ject to stay­ing at Level 2 Covid-19 re­stric­tions.

Fix­tures Satur­day Oc­to­ber 10th

LSGL Dun­dalk Credit Union Cup

Al­bion Rovers vs Glen Magic, Al­bion Rovers, 10am; Ardee Celtic vs Wal­shestown, Town­parks, 10am; EMU Vil­lains vs Rock Celtic, EMU, 2pm; Quay Celtic vs EMU Rebels, Clancy Park, 2:30pm.

LSGL Dun­dalk Credit Union Shield Bel­lur­gan United vs Ter­mon­feckin Celtic, Dun­dalk, 10am; Boyne Rovers vs Castle­town Belles, Drogheda, 12 noon.

LSGL Un­der-10s

Al­bion Rovers vs Glen Magic, Al­bion Rovers, 12:30pm; Bel­lur­gan Utd vs Quay Celtic, Dun­dalk, 12:30pm; Castle­town Belles vs EMU Belles, Dun­dalk Sports Cen­tre, 2:30pm; Rock Celtic vs Ter­mon­feckin, Sandy Lane, 2:30pm.

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