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Cooke Star Downey Wins #AILWomensTry Of The Month For March

Cooke Star Downey Wins #AILWomensTry Of The Month For March

Try of the Month winner Eliza Downey is pictured with her Cooke team-mates Beth Cregan and Vicky Irwin after last month's All-Ireland Shield final success for the Belfast club ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Eliza Downey of Cooke is the March winner of the #AILWomensTry of the Month award in the Women’s All-Ireland League.

In the final round of the league at Shaw’s Bridge, there was some neat interplay within the Cooke half before former Ireland international Eliza Downey showed brilliant pace and footwork to take off and avoid the chasing St. Mary’s defenders to touch down close to the posts.

The try was chosen from a selection of four great efforts which were shortlisted for the #AILWomensTry of the Month for March, with scores included from last month’s Women’s All-Ireland Plate final and the closing round of the league phases.

Women’s All-Ireland League Try Of The Month – March 2019 Shortlist:

Alice O’Dowd (Old Belvedere v Railway Union)
Eliza Downey (Cooke v St. Mary’s)
Stephanie Carroll (Railway Union v Old Belvedere)
Ilse van Staden (Cooke v St. Mary’s)

Women’s All-Ireland League Try Of The Month – 2018/19 Winners:

October – Rachel Allen-Connolly (UL Bohemians)
November – Claire Keohane (Railway Union)
December – Claire Boles (Railway Union)
January – Ann Marie Rooney (Blackrock)
February – Roisin Crowe (Blackrock)

The winning try scorer receives a cheque for €250. Each #AILWomensTry of the Month winner is entered into a #AILWomensTry of the Season competition. The overall winner is decided on a public vote.

Nominations for the April #AILWomensTry of the Month remain open. Tries posted on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #AILWomensTry hashtag are eligible for shortlisting.