Trinity take maximum points


Trinity College moved to joint second in the Leinster Senior A table after picking up maximum points from their two games over the weekend, beating Railway Union 3-1 on Saturday and Glenanne 2-1 yesterday. Their old friends UCD had a weekend of mixed fortunes, however, starting with a superb 0-0 draw with champions Loreto before losing 5-0 to Hermes.

Hermes proved too strong for the students yesterday, registering their fifth successive win of the season - they are now six points clear of Old Alexandra and Trinity (both of whom have a game in hand) at the top the table. Jenny Osborne scored twice for Hermes against her former team-mates with Carol Devine scoring two more and Jenny Burke marking her return from injury with a goal.

On Saturday the highly regarded young forward Claire Sullivan, a schoolgirl at Our Lady's Grove in Dublin, scored her first senior goal for Hermes in their 2-0 win over Glenanne. Genesis, meanwhile, had an excellent scoreless draw at Pembroke Wanderers while Old Alexandra went to town against Muckross, beating them 10-0 with seven players sharing the goals.

Pegasus, Portadown and Belfast Harlequins remain joint top of the Section One table in Ulster after all three teams won their fixtures on Saturday while in Munster UCC opened their division one campaign with a 1-1 draw at Bandon.