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    Benfica Win Their First League Title

    Benfica founded in 1965 , Waterford's oldest surviving Women's football club, won their First Wexford and District League Premier Division title yesterday, by beating Enniscorthy United 6-0. With one round remaining in the 14 game season Benfica have 37 points and cannot be caught by second placed Clonee United who have 33 points. Benfica were elected into the Wexford League for the 2001/2002 season, when they set up their second adult team.
    Having entered a team in both the Intermediate and Senior W.F.A.I. Cups for the first time in 2001, the team needed a League to participate in.
    Preliminary negotiations with the Tipperary League, did not succeed so the invitation to join Wexford as accepted by both parties .
    Benfica were parachuted , by a vote of all the member clubs , directly into the Premier Division which was being expanded, in their debut season.
    And in 2001/02 narrowly avoided relegation. The second season saw a respectable 3rd place finish and their first Premier Cup success.
    2003/04 saw a second place finish in the League and 2004/05 saw Benfica finish as beaten Cup Finalists and another second place finish in the League.
    It was especially sweet moment for Martina Cashin, who started the game, and Rebecca Robinson, Rachel Beckett and Lisa Dower who were all introduced as substitutes. On 21 October 2001 when Benfica made their Wexford League debut away to Wexford Celtic, they returned home having lost 6-1. All four of the above named players were in the panel that day, and again yesterday when the League title was won.
    Congratulations to all the players for their efforts this season and also to Team Manager Freddie Robinson whose 5 years of work for the club have borne fruit with this long overdue success.
    In the game itself, leading scorer Breanne O'Connor grabbed 2 goals, Linda Douglas scored 1, Carol Breen scored 2 goals and veteran Therese Leahy scored the final goal. Breanne O'Connor has scored 13 League goals so far this season and currently is the leading scorer in the League.

    Benfica's senior team will begin their Dublin Womens Soccer League Premier Division 2006 summer season campaign next month.

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    Never liked this thing of naming local teams after foreign teams a la Everton and Leeds.
    Stay the feck on topic Risteard.
    City definetly have the best bands playing at half-time.

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    Benfica Waterford were founded in 1965. Eusebio was European Football Player of the Year, and he was the favourite player of the founders. They were put together initially to enter a mixed Factory Five-a-side competition. While the all female Benfica did not win there was enough interest from other players to form an 11-a-side team. They entered the Waterford Women's League in the late 1960's and then played in the Ladies League of Ireland during it's two incarnations in the 1970's and 1980's . In between they had spells in the Waterford Women's League and then the Cork Ladies League. In 1991 the Munster League was formed with Benfica(Waterford), Lifford( Ennis), a team from Limerick ( had three name changes during their stint in the League ) and three Cork teams. Benfica won the League in 1992, 1994 and 1995. During this spell they also reached the W.F.A.I. Cup final in 1992 where they lost and returned the following year to win it. They had previously won the Cup in 1987 and 1989. S.L. Benfica( Portugal) do not at present have a women's team !
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    Monaghan United Womens team have entered the Dublin North League 4 for the upcoming season. Looking forward to our swift move up the leagues til we are playing Benfica!
    Mons in the Premier 2012, thanks be to Rod!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicme
    Monaghan United Womens team have entered the Dublin North League 4 for the upcoming season. Looking forward to our swift move up the leagues til we are playing Benfica!
    I am delighted as a DWSL Executive member and an EL fan to welcome the Mighty Mons to the country's Largest League. And I look forward to seeing your club in the Premier echelons in the next few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeTillIDie
    Benfica founded in 1965 , Waterford's oldest surviving Women's football club, won their First Wexford and District League Premier Division title yesterday, by beating Enniscorthy United 6-0. With one round remaining in the 14 game season Benfica have 37 points and cannot be caught by second placed Clonee United who have 33 points. Benfica were elected into the Wexford League for the 2001/2002 season, when they set up their second adult team.
    Having entered a team in both the Intermediate and Senior W.F.A.I. Cups for the first time in 2001, the team needed a League to participate in.
    Preliminary negotiations with the Tipperary League, did not succeed so the invitation to join Wexford was accepted by both sides .
    Benfica were parachuted , by a vote of all the member clubs , directly into the Premier Division which was being expanded, in their debut season.
    And in 2001/02 narrowly avoided relegation. The second season saw a respectable 3rd place finish and their first Premier Cup success.
    2003/04 saw a second place finish in the League and 2004/05 saw Benfica finish as beaten Cup Finalists and another second place finish in the League.
    It was especially sweet moment for Martina Cashin, who started the game, and Rebecca Robinson, Rachel Beckett and Lisa Dower who were all introduced as substitutes. On 21 October 2001 when Benfica made their Wexford League debut away to Wexford Celtic, they returned home having lost 6-1. All four of the above named players were in the panel that day, and again yesterday when the League title was won.
    Congratulations to all the players for their efforts this season and also to Team Manager Freddie Robinson whose 5 years of work for the club have borne fruit with this long overdue success.
    In the game itself, leading scorer Breanne O'Connor grabbed 2 goals, Linda Douglas scored 1, Carol Breen scored 2 goals and veteran Therese Leahy scored the final goal. Breanne O'Connor has scored 13 League goals so far this season and currently is the leading scorer in the League.

    Benfica's senior team will begin their Dublin Womens Soccer League Premier Division 2006 summer season campaign next month.
    Benfica will be entering their 10th season in the Dublin League with the senior team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeTillIDie
    I am delighted as a DWSL Executive member and an EL fan to welcome the Mighty Mons to the country's Largest League. And I look forward to seeing your club in the Premier echelons in the next few years.
    Aw ta love! Will pass on the good wishes to the team and management.
    Mons in the Premier 2012, thanks be to Rod!

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    Dublin North League? What is this Magicme? Ive never come across it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countryripple
    Dublin North League? What is this Magicme? Ive never come across it.
    There are two Intermediate Divisions of the Dublin Women's Soccer League .
    I think it is Division 4 which this season will be divided geographically into Intermediate 4 North and South. The North Division will comprise teams from the Old NE Ladies League, Monaghan United and teams from Meath and North County Dublin . The Southern Division will be teams from South City, South County, Wicklow, Kildare etc.

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    Thats it CTID!
    Mons in the Premier 2012, thanks be to Rod!

    http://www.monaghanunited.tv

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    Cheers for the info there.

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