wscai regional futsal round up

29 November 2011

Four of the five regional venues took place on Monday 28th November with UCC, IT Sligo, Inchicore College and University of Limerick qualifying from their respective venues.

The final regional venue takes place this Thursday 1st December in UCD.

Round Up Report

IT Sligo Venue: 

The first match of the day saw IT Sligo A facing IT Sligo B. Sligo B‘s were first off the mark to score, with Anna Grant slotting the ball into the back of the net. However Annie Lynskey equalized for the A’s by getting on the end of a long throw from the keeper. Sarah Mc Moreland then scored a great individual goal for Sligo A, taking on 3 players and put the ball past the keeper. Annie Lynskey then scored in the last few minutes to ensure Sligo A’s took all 3 points.

In the next game of the day Athlone IT took on GMIT Galway. Marian Murray put Athlone IT ahead and AIT ended up beating GMIT 4-0, with Chloe Foy, Emma Curley and Eimear Casby adding their names to the score sheet.

Letterkenny IT played their first game of the tournament against IT Sligo B, which resulted in a scoreless draw.

A strong Sligo A team then took on GMIT. Sligo A opened the scoring after a great save from GMIT’s Goalkeeper Catherine Shannon was rebounded into the path of Maria Harrington who took her goal well. Despite brave play from GMIT, Sligo A came out easy winners with goals from Kim Flood, Sarah Mc Moreland and Roisin Mc Cafferty.

LYIT then took on AIT and registered their second scoreless draw of the competition in this evenly matched game. Both sides had chances but were unable to convert with both goalkeepers making some excellent stops.

After a break for lunch GMIT took on IT Sligo B, with Anna Grant putting Sligo B ahead. GMIT worked hard to keep the Sligo girls out with yet again a brave performance from keeper Catherine Shannon. Nina Wemken also put in a fine individidual performance in defence for Galway. However, Colleen Kearney put Sligo further ahead with a superb long distance shot. Collen Cavanagh soon put Sligo 3-0 up through a deflected shot, and Grainne Boyle got her second goal of the game after a great save from GMIT’s Keeper.

IT Sligo A then took on Athlone IT who gave them the biggest challenge of the day with both keepers making great saves in this highly contested game. The game ended 1-0 with Deirdre Doherty of IT sligo getting the only goal of the game to ensure the win for the home team.

GMIT played their last game of the day against Letterkenny IT. The Donegal outfit came away  winners with a 5-0 scoreline. This result however, does not reflect the game with Galway’s Linda Keane, Adel Hickey and Madeleine O’Donnell working hard to create chances but were not able to convert.

Athlone IT then took on Sligo B. The Sligo team went 2-0 early in the game with two goals in quick succession. The scoreline was to remain the same at the final whistle with Sligo taking victory.

The last game of the day saw IT Sligo A take on Letterkenny IT. A great strike from Annie Lynskey saw Sligo IT take the lead, and then an Amy Rodden goal put them 2-0 up. However LYIT worked hard and clawed a goal back through Loirin Melarkey. A great save from Sligo keeper Emma Cullen kept Sligo ahead and they eventually got there 3rd goal through Aileen Gilroy. Another brave save from Emma Cullen saw her throw a ball up the court to Aileen Gilroy who scored her second goal of the game and ensured that IT Sligo A won the tournament outright

In conclusion, the day was a resounding success and each team enjoyed the tournament. A huge thank you must be given to IT Sligo for providing such great facilities which ensured the day ran smoothly. A big thank you also to the referee Paul Duddy and his assistant Caroline Ormsby and to all those who were involved in the running of the tournament. We would also like to extend our good luck wishes to IT Sligo A in the national finals.

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AIT:Paula Fox, Chloe Foy, Emma Curley, Lisa Guinane, Marian Murray, Orla Breatnach, Eimear Casby

GMIT:Aoife Carbin, Adelaide Hickey, Madeline O Donnell, Catherine Shannon, Nina Wemken, Pheona Harris, Linda Keane

IT Sligo ‘A’: Emma Cullen, Amy Roddy, Kim Flood, Sarah Mc Moreland, Aileen Gilroy, Maria Harrington, Roisin Mc Cafferty, Deirdre Doherty, Annie Lynsky

IT Sligo ‘B’: Helena Cummins, Kathryn Sullivan, Colleen Kearney, Grainne Boyle, Anna Grant, Ann Marie Carragher, Aveu Burke, Natasha Clarke

LYIT:Niamh Mc Carthy, Chantelle Grant, Danielle Doherty, Bridgeen Devenney, Kathy Mc Kenna, Loirin Melarkey

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NUIM Venue: 

NUI Maynooth played host to this WSCAI Futsal regional. It proved to be a very competitive tournament with Inchicore College, NUI Maynooth & Blanchardstown I T being the strongest teams from the group. Spectators were treated to an abundance of goals & entertaining play throughout the day. In the end Inchicore edged out the opposition topping the group & progressing to the national finals.

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NUI Maynooth: Michelle Mooney, Katie Mc Donald, Ann-Marie Moffat, Emma Duffy, Megan Brick, Tara Manley, Julie Condon, Shauna Gleeson, Jennifer Lilly

ITT Dublin: Ruth Murphy, Hannah Mc Grath, Jennifer Gibson, Sinead Martin, Ashling Cusack, Jennifer O Dwyer

IT Blanchardstown: Niamh Reid Burke, Ashling Doherty, Ciara Keane, Victoria Brown, Stephanie Mc Sweeney , Amie Sinclaire

Mater Dei: Majella Haverty, Aisling Irish, Niamh Leamy, Elanor Lacey, Elizebeth Mc Donald, Eileen Ryan

Inchicore College: Jade Corrigan, Una Guerrine, Emma Gregg, Aisling Dent, Kayleigh Clarke, Michaela Kavanagh, Clare Kinsella

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UCC Venue:  

The 2011/2012 WSCAI Southern Regional Futsal took place in the wonderful Mardyke Arena sports hall on Monday November 28th.

Four teams took part in a league/knockout format: CIT, WIT, UCC A,UCC B.


First up was UCC A V UCC B with UCC A proving too strong for there B team counterparts, UCC A scoring 6 to UCC B 0. Two goals a piece from Kate Sheehan and Sarah Clune and 1 each from the impressive Yvonne Cahill and Zoe Murphy.


Second game saw the two IT’s play out an entertaining game with WIT eventually coming out on top with a 3-1 victory over CIT. WIT number 4 Maria Delahunty was impressive and bagged a brace of two goals, Kelly Sugrue showing her good technical ability with a fine effort to get a goal back for CIT, Edel Maher got another for WIT to have the game finish with a WIT victory 3-1.


Next Up was a local rivalry and a tight contested game between UCC A and CIT, both defensives came out on top with the score line finishing up at 0-0.


UCC B V WIT was up with UCC B coach Bryan Phelan looking to improve on there last result. UCC B were much better and showed good organisation to hold WIT scoreless for most of this game but however WIT little bit of class shone through with 2 goals from Delahunty and Tormey to win comfortable in the end 2-0.


Next up was the game everyone was waiting for, the two unbeaten teams facing off against each other. UCC A V WIT. This game was played at a very quick pace with UCC A passing the ball around well, WIT were fit and very compact and looked a threat on the break. However Zoe Murphy showed her experience with 2 goals and Patrice Kearney also got her name on the score sheet, WIT made sure the game was kept close with a goal from Shonna Carroll. UCC A proved too strong in the end with a 3-1 victory.


UCC B V CIT were next on this fixture list, UCC B looking for there first victory with CIT looking to finished high as possible to gain a better seeding for the semi Finals. UCC B worked hard and did make this game very competitive but CIT under the watchful eye of Chris O Mahony were very well organised and showed good composure to win 2-0, Catherine Richardson scored a screamer to cheers from her teammates.

So the league format was done. Seeding for the semi finals were set:

1st UCC A - 7 Points  /  2nd  WIT - 6 Points /  3rd CIT - 4 Points /   4th  UCC B - 0 Points

Semi Final 1  CIT V WIT

CIT V WIT was a great game with both teams now really getting into the groove with the game of Futsal, the game as expected was a tight affair with both teams battling for a spot in the Final. Two teams could not be separated in normal time with the game finishing 1-1 a 5 minute overtime and no goals would mean the 1st semi final would be decided on Penalties. Georgina McKeon saved 2 pens which gave CIT victory with a 7-6 shoot out score line.

Semi Final 2  UCC B V UCC A

UCC A didn’t have a tough time of it against there club mates and eased through to the final with a 6-0 victory with 2 goals from the skilful Olivia Lyons.

Final  UCC A V CIT

So the Final was set, two local rivalries UCC A V CIT, a repeat of last year’s final, the game was as expected a tight affair after both teams had played lots of Futsal throughout the day. UCC  had lots of possession early on but CIT were very organised in there shape and didn’t really have too much trouble from UCC , CIT did however look  the shaper and deservedly took the lead in the Final with a goal from Mary McDonnell, CIT then were very difficult to break down as UCC kept probing for the equaliser, it look as it may not be UCC’s day as they had a couple of 1 v 1 saved and then pop up Zoe Murphy to give UCC A hope with a fine worked goal. This spurred on UCC  but CIT were hard to break down and had a great opportunity to win it with a shot from Kelly Sugrue.  Extra time could not separate them and so the Fianl would be decided by penalties. UCC were crowned champions with a 4-2 victory and two fine saves from their hero goalkeeper Katie Hannon. CIT were unlucky but it was a tense game which was played in great spirit. Anyone who would have watched this tournament would have enjoyed the talent that was on display.

Winners- UCC A

Top Goal Scorer – Zoe Murphy ( 4 Goals)

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UL Venue:

 UL provided the venue for the Futsal regional final, with 5 teams competing.  One of UL, CCL, LIT, Mary I and IT Carlow were looking to secure their place in the Futsal National Finals.

Mary I, UL and CCL all got off to the best possible starts in their opening games and it was clear for all to see that these were the teams to beat.

When CCL and Mary I came head to head, it was a fast open game with chances at either end.  Mary I overcame the challenge of CCL with a narrow 1-0 victory.   While UL overcame a resilient IT Carlow performance.

UL and Mary I played out a stormer of a game, UL took the lead early on before Mary I fought back to equalize.  In the dying moments, UL snatched victory by clinching the winner.

CCL needed to secure all 3 points against LIT in order to push Mary and UL all the way to claim a top 2 finish.   IT Carlow made Mary I work hard for their victory in their final game of the group stage. It now all hinged on the final group game.  UL needed just a point while CCL needed to secure all 3 points to push their way into the reckoning.

UL took an early lead and looked to be cruising but the resilience and determination shown by CCL all day shone through.  Equalising midway through and had numerous chances to go on an win the game.   A point wasn’t enough for CCL but they can be proud of the performance throughout the competition.  This result meant Mary I and UL would meet in the final.

UL started brightly scoring 2 goals in quick succession.  Mary battled hard and refused to give up. And had their just rewards when they pulled a goal back.  It was too little too late, as UL held out to win the game and clinch their place in the National Finals.



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LIT:Neasa O Dea, Ashling Colfer, Naidin Hennessy, Danielle Kirwan, Aisling Ahern, Hazel Lenihan, Kimmy Mononey, Niamh Lynch, Becky Boyle, Rachel O Brien

UL:Chloe Pearse, Julieann Russell, Karen Duggan, Jeannie Brennan, Marie Curtin, Aimee Jordan, Charlotte Mattin, Aisling Mullen, Brenda O Sullivan, Jess O Donnell.

IT Carlow:Rachel Byrne, Emma Donohoe, Louise Quinn, Aoife Healy, Julia Testorp, Megan Campbell, Niamh Nolan, Lynsey Galgey, Niamh Barrett, Vanessa Austin

Mary Immaculate: Katie Ryan, Naomi Carroll, Ema Nikander, Roisin O Connell, Gertie Dowd, Anna O Dea, Aisling Rogerson, Laura Brennan, Aideen Hayes, Claudia Hultner

Central College Limerick:Angela Keane, Alice Casey, Mary Auar, Rachel Mc Gann, Laura Hughes, Emer Butler, Jessica Mc Carthy, Aine Lawlor, Caitlin Long, Ashling Ryan

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