|Queens University Belfast||2||0||0||2||8||24||1|
|Date||Team 1||Team 2|
|Game Day 1||(UCD)|
|14.10.2017||UCD White||9||UCD Blue||8|
|14.10.2017||Cork/Galway||8||Queens University Belfast||6|
|14.10.2017||UCD White||15||Dublin LC||14|
|Game Day 2||(Galway)|
|11.11.2017||UCD Blue||L||Dublin LC||W|
|Game Day 3||(Belfast)|
|Queens University Belfast||2||Dublin LC||16|
Dublin Lacrosse Club won their first Women’s Trophy in four years in winning the 2017 Newtownards Cup. The Cup was played over 3 Game Days with each team playing four matches. 
Game Day 1 (UCD)
Dublin Lacrosse’s first game was against UCD White. This year the UCD teams were evenly divided between veterans and newcomers whereas previously they had been firsts and seconds teams. UCD White proved too strong for Dublin, winning 15-14 despite being 10-7 down at half-time.  Caroline Wiley scored a magnificent 7 goals for UCD White. Jules Patelli was top points scorer for Dublin, with 5 goals and one assist. 
UCD White also won the first game of the Cup against their other team UCD Blue, leaving them top of the standings after Game Day 1. Dominique Rooney and Arlene Cowan scored the first Rookie goals of the year in this match, with UCD white come off slightly the better, holding on for a 9-8 vicory.Caroline Wiley scored five for UCD White, a feat matched by UCD Blue’s Sonja Egan.
In the Game Day’s other match A combined Cork/Galway team, dubbed Calway, won another close encounter 9-8 versus Queens University, with AJ Dotzauer and Nadine Fadel the outstanding players for ‘Calway’, with four goals each. Kelly Hart and Livy Carling netted two each for Quuens.
Game Day 2 (Galway)
Dublin Lacrosse came away with two wins from the second Game Day in Galway. Another close match saw them win the first of these against hosts ‘Calway’ 9-7 with crucial defensive plays by somde of their experienced players as well a contributions on the draw by newcomers.
Dublin won their second game of the day against a tough UCD Blue team, in a match whicjh featured crucial defending following a goalie save.
The third, and final Game Day was in Belfast, where Dublin Lacrosse faced hosts Queens University, winning 16-2 in freezing temperature. The girls executed fast breaks from the draw with sharp-shooting to finish out easy winners, and take home the Newtownards Cup with a record of 3 Wins and 1 Loss.
 Ireland Lacrosse (2017) Women’s Newtownards Cup – Game Day 1 [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/2017/10/18/womens-newtownards-cup-2017-game-day-1/ [Accessed 6 November 2017]
 Dublin Lacrosse (2017) Newtownards Cup [Internet] Available from: https://www.dublinlacrosse.com/ [Accessed 29 December 2017]
 Ireland Lacrosse (2015) Ireland Lacrosse Logo [Internet] Available from: http://main.irelandlacrosse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ireland_logo1_text-Revised2015.png [Accessed 6 November 2017]
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