Ranelagh Ladies looking to out-Fox Cabinteely

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Ranelagh Gaels ladies take on Foxrock Cabinteely in the Division 5 Cup on Wednesday evening.

Throw-in at UCD’s all-weather pitch is at 8.0 and we’re hoping for a big crowd from the club to cheer them on.

Ranelagh is a growing, thriving club and our ladies have been standard bearers since they first took the field six years ago.

Ranelagh’s only Championship title is amongst the silverware that they’ve won and last year they were promoted from Division 6.

Any fears that they might struggle at the higher level proved unfounded as they are in the Cup final and currently lie second in the League with one game to go and a third straight promotion still on the cards.

Some of the ladies team at last year's end-of-season awards

Some of the ladies team at last year’s end-of-season awards

 

“The ladies team have come a long way over the past two years,” said Sean O’Reilly, a member of the management team.

“Last year was our first year in Division 6 and we were quite unlucky in the Cup competition and Championship losing narrowly in the semi-finals of both.

“Gaining promotion last year was a huge step forward. While I have great confidence in all our players I never thought another promotion and a Cup final in Division 5 would be on the cards.

“The girls commitment, willingness to learn and improve along with their hard work is the reason we have progressed so far.

“Playing Foxrock Cabinteely in the final is the ultimate test for our girls but I know we are more than capable of winning this game and it is just rewards for all the hard work of everyone on the panel,” he added.

The Cup competition is initially run on a league basis and the Gaels only lost one of their seven games on the way to the knock-out stages.

The semi-final took place in UCD against Fingallians and it was a frantic affair with the girls winning out 5-12 to 5-06.

Fox-Cab are one of the powerhouses of Dublin ladies football, with several of their senior team’s members preparing for the All-Ireland final with the Girls in Blue on Sunday, September 27.

They currently sit atop the Division 5 table, though when they visited Bushy Park in the league stage of the Cup they played their part in a pulsating draw.

The Gaels' most famous supporter at a match last year, RTE's Jennifer Maguire

The Gaels’ most famous supporter at a match last year, RTE’s Jennifer Maguire

1 Comment(s)

  1. Good luck ladies, I’ll be glued to Twitter for updates.

    Ronan Murphy | Sep 14, 2015 @ 18:41 | Reply

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