Midlands League qualify for two Gaynor Tournament Finals
Despite having never won the Under-14 and Under-16 competitions, the Midlands League could win both titles on Sunday afternoon.
In the Under-14 competition, it took a penalty shootout for Midlands to defeat Carlow, after the game finished 1-1 in normal time.
They will face Kilkenny in the Final, after the south Leinster side were 2-0 winners over North Tipperary.
In the Under-16 competition, a stunning volley from Katelyn Keogh gave Midlands a 2-1 win over the 2017 winners Metropolitan Girls League in the Cup Semi-Final.
2016 Champions Galway await in the Final. A goal from Anna Fahey helped them defeat Connacht rivals Mayo in the last-four.
The first trophy of the weekend was also won, as MGL were crowned Under-12 Champions.
After a 6-0 win over the Kerry League in the Semi-Final, they defeated the Sligo/Leitrim League 2-1 in the Final.
Despite the best best efforts of Sligo-Leitrim goalkeeper and Player of the Day Sarah Kiernan, two goals from Joy Ralph gave the Dublin side the win.
Tomorrow sees the final placing matches take place in both the Under-14 and Under-16 competitions.
2018 Gaynor Tournament Results - 23 June
Cup Semi Finals:
Kerry 0-6 MGL
Sligo/Leitrim 1-0 Galway
Kerry 0-3 Galway
MGL 2-1 Sligo/Leitrim
Carlow 1-1 Midlands (Midlands win 4-3 on penalties)
North Tipperary 0-2 Kilkenny
Cork 3-1 Galway
MGL 1-0 Mayo
Inishowen 2-1 Limerick County
South Tipperary 1-0 Sligo/Leitrim
Donegal 0-3 Mid Western
Longford 1-1 Limerick Desmond. (Limerick Desmond win 4-2 on penalties)
Galway 1-0 Mayo
MGL 1-2 Midlands
Wexford 1-0 Waterford
South Tipperary 2-1 Inishowen
Longford 0-1 Donegal
Clare 1-1 NECSL (NECSL win 3-2 on penalties)
Limerick County 0-1 Sligo/Leitrim
Limerick Desmond 2-1 Cork
2018 Gaynor Tournament Fixtures - 24 June
Kilkenny v Midlands – Pitch 1 (1pm)
Cork v MGL – Pitch 3 (11.45am)
South Tipperary v Inishowen – Pitch 8 (11.30am)
Longford v Mid Western – Pitch 5 (11.15am)
North Tipperary v Carlow – Pitch 1 (10am)
Galway v Mayo – Pitch 2 (10am)
Limerick County v Sligo/Leitrim – Pitch 3 (10am)
Limerick Desmond v Donegal – Pitch 4 (10am)
Midlands v Galway – Pitch 1 (2.15pm)
South Tipperary v Wexford – Pitch 2 (11.45am)
Donegal v NECSL – Pitch 8 (11.30am)
Sligo/Leitrim v Limerick Desmond – Pitch 6 (11.15am)
MGL v Mayo – Pitch 5 (10am)
Inishowen v Waterford – Pitch 6 (10am)
Longford v Clare – Pitch 7 (10am)
Limerick County v Cork – Pitch 8 (10am)