Railway Union Ladies Hockey Team win Leinster Indoor League 2019-20

Railway Ladies Hockey Indoor Team Leinster Champions 2019-20:
Back Row: Riona Norton (GK), Carolyn Crampton(GK), Fox, Hannah Sheridan, Ceal Joyce, Emma Symth(injured for Final game) with her daughter Alana Symth.
Front Row: Lisa McCarthy, Jenny Long, Holly Jenkinson, Kate McKenna and Lily Lloyd (who scored two goals).
Railway winners over Muckross in Final 2-1
Goalkeepers to Railway Ladies Hockey Indoor Team
Roina Norton and Carolyn Crampton
Photos courtesy of Tristan Taz Stedham.


Lily Lloyd’s perfectly placed double saw Railway Union retain the Leinster Women’s Indoor League as they withstood Muckross’s late rush in the final at St Columba’s.

She opened the scoring when Orla Fox picked her out on the edge of the circle, spun and shot early. The two players were involved in the next goal, too, with Lloyd finding the overlapping Fox on the right boards.

Her shot was saved high but dropped perfectly to Lloyd who – while the Muckross defence delayed – breached a tackle and got off an early push that made it into the bottom corner.

Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Muckross had the upper hand after half-time but Sophie Barnwell saw her penalty stroke effort saved by Carolyn Crampton.

Railway skipper Holly Jenkinson had earlier saved off the line while Lloyd was denied a hat trick by the width of a post, leaving the tie in the balance.

Charlie Flavin did get them on the scoreboard when she picked up Sarah McAuley’s poke through, flicking beyond Crampton, but they could not find a further threat and Railway prevailed once more.

“Delighted to retain the Leinster cup,” Fox said following the victory. “It was very tight and Muckross are a very structured team because they are coached by Rob Abbott. He has been doing a lot of work with them and they really progressed as the tournament went on. It got very close at 2-1.”