thVolume: 7 29 January Issue: 15 2011
Railway 1 Railway 3 v Weston 2-0 By: Caroline Fitzgerald
02/02/11 UCD 0 – Railway 4 The 3rds headed to Lucan this weekend on the back of two Report to follow in next week’s Lines. losses and a draw since Christmas and were determined to
shed the lingering Christmas 'baggage'. Let's have fun (but 29/01/11 Pembroke 0 Railway 5 By Julia O Halloran remember winning is fun!) was the theme of the day. It started... Railway 1sts XI picked up a vital 3 points in the Leinster League well like a dream! For the first 15 /20 minutes we rdon Saturday which moves them up to 3 place in the table and played brilliantly, passing the ball around to each other cleanly only 4 points behind the current leaders. The team were without onto open sides, keeping possession all around the pitch and their international players who were on a rest weekend but they totally dominating Weston. We were rewarded with two goals: still managed to put 5 goals past an organised Pembroke side. first Nikita pounced on the end of rebound from a short The first goal came from Sinead Dooley who slotted home from corner and second Caroline intercepted the ball in our half and close range after an excellent disguise pass from Jeamie ended up one-on-one with the keeper to net the second. With a Deacon. 5mins later Jeamie scored herself slotting home from a couple of other real chances we could have gone even further short corner. Railway continued to apply the pressure on the into the lead before half time. In the second half Weston came Pembroke defence and with 3 minutes to half time Cecelia back at us a bit more but excellent defensive work from our Joyce won another short corner which was beautifully converted backs and some important saves from Nicola kept Weston out. by Zara Delaney from close range. Half time score was 3-0. We had several more chances up front with some great link ups After the half time break Railway kept the pressure on and between Ros and Camille in mid-field with the forwards but it never allowed Pembroke to gain momentum. Kate Lloyd caused stayed 2-0 and we were delighted with ourselves. Thanks to havoc on the left hand side of the pitch in the second half. Brendan Smyth for umpiring. Player of the match: Camille Fifteen minutes into the half Railway were on target again with Rantz-McDonald.
Jeamie Deacon again providing the assist, this time to Kate Railway 5 thDillon who slotted home first time from the penalty spot. With Janurary 2 – 1 Clontarf By Julianne Morrissey Saturday 29thfive minutes left in the game Railway won their 10 corner of the Another early start saw the 5ths at home to Clontarf on game which was deflected in by captain Isobel Joyce. Player of Saturday. With only 4 points to our name in the league due to the match was Jeamie Deacon aka Jakie. Clean sheet Grace some unlucky results, we were determined to get more points O'Flanagan. from our double weekend of matches. The match started off 30/1/11 Railway 1 Hermes 0 By Eimear Dolan well with good passing, attacking play from us. We were soon Sunday’s Jacqui Potter Cup game set up a repeat of last years rewarded with an early short corner which would have gone into quarter final draw. Having suffered a narrow defeat at that stage, the back of the goal except for the arm of the Clontarf player everyone was eager to avenge the loss. The majority of the deflecting it. So instead of a Ruth Anne goal, it was up to Tanya game was played between the two 25’s, with no clear cut to assume the responsibility of taking the resulting penalty chances for either side. With no penalty corners won in the first stroke which she duly slotted away to the keepers left. half it was evidently going to be a low scoring game. Sinead Continued momentum and pressure did not result in any Walsh’s tireless efforts in midfield kept Sinead Connery at bay payback in the first half but we were sure that we could further sometimes the competition between the two even earning the our lead in the second. This we did with a long hit from the top umpires attention! Fittingly Walsh earned herself player of the of the D from Emma up to Deirdre - an unselfish pass to Steph match for her excellent performance. The second half proved to after drawing the goalkeeper wide allowed Jenny to score into be a bit more exciting with Railway earning 3 corners and an open goal! Despite Clontarf getting one back we didn’t give Hermes failing to win one. Cecelia Joyce came closest to up and held off any further attacks from the opposition to come finishing the game off in normal time with an outstanding effort away with our first win of 2011 - more importantly three points that hit the post. With a scoreless finish, extra time was forced propelling us up the table from the relegation zone to the in a silver goal format. An eagerly anticipated corner was won in dizzying heights of eighth! ththe 3rd minute of extra time, this time Cecelia Joyce converted Sunday 30 January 2 – 1 TRL By Niamh Alymer
a well worked corner with an open hand deflection. Kate Dillon’s Railway 5ths has a double header this weekend, due to re-tumble with Eimear Horan earned the latter a yellow card and fixtures after the snow. Sunday’s game was away to Three Hermes were left to finish out the game with 10 players. A Rock, in which we continued our winning ways. With full squad victory for Railway and a passage to the Semi-Final stages! of 15 players, we could hit the pitch running knowing that fresh Railway 2 v Muckross 1-1 By: Louise O Dwyer legs were available to be rolled on. First goal came from a short This week the 2nds played against Muckross, a young and corner after five minutes. Shot by Maria into to the bottom left upcoming team. We started the game well at a high intensity, corner left the Rover’s defence for six. Three Rocks’ first break passing the ball well and getting into their circle. After 15 down the pitch resulted in a goal, much against the run of play. minutes we found the game turning on us, Muckross used their The first half ended 1-1. We knew that with patience a goal sweeper well who was picking out her players in space would come in the second half. Wave after wave of short suddenly we were 1-0 down after some scrappy play in the corners could not break the tie. But a run by the man of the circle. At half time we changed our press and upped the tempo match Maria down the length of the pitch and deflected onto the again. After some good play we won a corner which Karen goal by Leanne, gave the lead back to Railway, resulting in a Morrissey buried. Unfortunately we couldn’t find the winner. final score of 2-1.
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Railway 6 v Botanic 0-1 By: Linda Gibson SECURITY NOTICE:
A very even first half saw very few chances for either side. Please can all members close the pitch and fence gate Sinead was in the wars again in the second half receiving a behind them when they leave the pitch (to prevent non-nasty blow to the face. While she was off the pitch Botanic members / animals entering and using it for non-sports scored from a corner. Despite all our efforts in the last purposes!) remaining minutes Railway couldn't score. Thanks to Ali for *********** helping us out, Emma for umpiring and Tanya for doing the line. New T-Shirt Sets for Training Available now – set of two branded training shirts (one navy, Upcoming Fixtures one white) for ?20. Saturday, 5th Feb Available from AnneMarie Delaney at training sessions. 1st XI v Ballymoney (A) @ 2.30pm - IHL *********** 2nd XI v Hermes (H) @ 2.45pm - IJC Local Lotto 3rd XI v Avoca (H) @ 4.30pm It could be YOU!!! Click here to get your ticket now: 4th XI v Pembroke (H) @ 1pm https://www.locallotto.ie/play.asp?LL_ID=431&K=SW&CLB=5th XI v Corinthians (H) @ 10am 1&LGP. Make sure to choose Ladies Hockey as the 6th XI v Weston (A) @ 1pm participating club. We receive a massive 50% of funds from any tickets purchased for us. So you could win the lotto and Top Goal Scorer and Top Goalie Clean Sheets support the club at the same time!! Sign up today!! Scorer: Dates for the Diary Sinead Dooley 9 Jean McDonnell 9 SOCIAL NIGHT IN RAILWAY THIS SATURDAY Julia O'Halloran 6 Come down to Railway this Saturday evening Kate Dillon 6 for a few drinks after the ladies 2s IJC match. Kate Lloyd 6 The ladies 1s will be straight down after their Nikki Evans 5 match in Ballymoney and we'll all be celebrating Louise O'Dwyer 5 Sinéad Dooley's 30th birthday! See you there...
Maeve Reidy 5 Emma Smyth 5 Lost and Found Alex Speers 5 Lost: Red and black Grey’s hockey stick after training on Caroline Fitzgerald 4 Monday 24th Jan. If found please contact Maria Murphy: email@example.com Goalie: Grace O'Flanagan 8 Quiz Night! Helen Roche 6 The Ladies 1st XI team are holding a quiz night to fundraise Nikki Wan 3 for their European conquest! Rachel Barnett 3 Date: Friday 11th February (7.30pm) Nicola Walsh 2 Venue: Railway Union Hall Great fun to be had along with great prizes on the night! Railway News Email your team name to firstname.lastname@example.org Goalie Wanted!! All support is greatly appreciated! The Vets are looking for a goalie due to the departure of Helen on her travels.
; Matches are played every second Friday evening in Your Club Needs YOU!! Railway. EUROPEAN HOCKEY COMES TO PARK AVENUE ; No previous experience required! European Hockey Trophy ; Must be over 35! Easter Weekend 22nd – 25th April 2011 All those who are interested please contact Fiona McGarry Teams From: RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BELARUS, ITALY, at 0862517819 or email@example.com BELGIUM, SCOTLAND & of course RAILWAY *********** *********** *********** Please sign the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the clubhouse. Railway Merchandise for Sale!! NATIONAL INDOOR FINALS in TALLAGHT Cute Railway Union Teddies ?15 The draw for the national indoor finals has been made. thKey rings ?3 Saturday 12 February:
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