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Energia Women’s All-Ireland League: Round 5 Review

Energia Women’s All-Ireland League: Round 5 Review

©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Saturday 23rd November 2019


UL Bohemian continue to lead the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League on scoring difference after a 46-10 win at home to Cooke. Bohs and Railway are both on a maximum 25 points from five games to date, but Chloe Pearse says the Limerick side are taking nothing for granted.

“Anyone who knows us will know we’re not too delighted. We hold ourselves to very high standards. We really are looking to tighten our defence up. We know we’re very good on one side of the ball. We need to bring that to both sides.”

Pearse is also the leading scorer in the league with a remarkable seven tries in five rounds to date.

Suttonians are up to fifth place in the table thanks to a 41-21 at home to Malone. In the highest scoring game of the round, Molly O’Brien, Molly Fitzgerald and Greer Muir each scored two apiece.

“We’re pretty happy that both of our wingers got a brace and one of the centres got two as well,” said Suttonians Head Coach Rob Forbes. “We’ve been looking looking to put width on the ball and use our backs more effectively. We have good forward dominance at times and we play with good tempo but hadn’t been executing with overlaps and opportunities .

“It’s not an overnight adjustment. It takes work and application and little by little we’re delivering more on that.”

Galwegians put in a vastly improved performance to run Railway Union close at Crowley Park. They managed 22 points including tries from Marina Gray, Nicole Fowley and Mairead Coyne and were within a score of the reigning champions at half time. Railway eventually pulled clear to win 34-22.

Blackrock College and Old Belvedere served up an arm wrestle of a Dublin derby at Stradbrook. Belvo’s strong start proved crucial as they built on a 13-0 lead at half time to win out 25-8. 10 points from the boot of Jemma Jackson helped to keep the home side at arm’s length.


Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Marina Gray, Nicole Fowley, Mairead Coyne; Pen: Nicole Fowley; Con: Nicole Fowley 2 

Railway Union: Tries: Larissa Muldoon, Ailsa Hughes, Aoife Doyle, Amanda McQuade, Aoife O’Shaughnessy, Emer O’Mahony; Con: Larissa Muldoon 2 

HT: Galwegians 10 Railway Union 17

GALWEGIANS: Julie Lyons, Ursula Sammon, Mairead Coyne, Ina Butler, Emma Keane,   Nicole Fowley, Mary Healy, Laura Feely, Tracy Lawlor, Ellen Connelly, Fiona Farrell, Celia Killilea, Stacy Hanley, Emma Fabby, Sabina Egan

Replacements: Emma Howard, Lisa Anglim, Dearbhla Canty, Tara Bugggie, Rachel Cox, Emily Horgan, Chloe Mc Crann, Marina Gray

RAILWAY UNION: Larissa Muldoon, Aoife O’Shaughnessy, Aoife Doyle, Niamh Byrne, Amanda McQuade, Molly Scuffil McCabe, Ailsa Hughes, Katie O’Dwyer, Anna O’Neill, Lisa Callan, Aoife McDermott, Sonia McDermott, Deirdre Roberts, Molly Boyne, Claire Coombes

Replacements: Aimee Clarke, Meaghan Kenny, Keelin Brady, Hazel Simmons, Emer O’Mahony, Heather Carey



Scorers: UL Bohemian: Tries: Clodagh O’Halloran, Eimear Considine 2, Chloe Pearse, Stephanie Nunan 2, Claire Bennett, Ciara Griffin; Con: Nicole Fitzgerald 3

Cooke: Tries: Beth Cregan; Pen: Victoria Irwin; Con: Victoria Irwin 

HT: UL Bohemian 24 Cooke 10

UL BOHEMIAN: Eimear Considine, Erin Coll, Enya Breen, Rachel Allen, Stephanie Nunan, Nicole Fitzgerald, Helen McDermott, Chloe Pearse, Kate Sheehan, Fiona Reidy, Ciara O’Halloran, Claire Bennett, Ciara Griffin, Clodagh O’Halloran, Sarah Quin

Replacements: Laura Delaney, Edel Murphy, Orla Curtin, Emma Doolan, Lily Brady, Sorcha Ní Uallacháin

COOKE: Teah Maguire, Eliza Downey, Breana Kaio Te Whetu, Victoria Irwin, Dolores Hughes, Amanda Morton, Hannah Kilgore, Ilse Van Staden, Beth Cregan, Hanna Harris, Aishling O’Connell, Helen McGhee, Laura Cairns, Kelly McCormill, Katie Hetherington.

Replacements: Sophie Allen, Ella Gartland



Scorers: Blackrock: Tries: Caoimhe Molloy; Pen: Hannah O’Connor 

Old Belvedere: Tries: Elise O’Byrne White, Linda Djougang, Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahony; Pen: Jemma Jackson 2; Con: Jemma Jackson 2 

HT: Blackrock College 0 Old Belvedere 13

BLACKROCK COLLEGE: Aisling Brosnan, Natasja Behan, Ciara Scanlan, Michelle Claffey, Ray Lawless, Valerie Power, Mona Fehily, Christina Haney, AnnMarie Rooney, Caoimhe Molloy, Mairead Holohan, Judy Bobbett, Maeve Og O’Leary, Alison Coleman, Hannah O’Connor

Replacements: Anna Potterton, Aoife Browne, Riana Roche, Orla Molloy, Lisa Mullen, Laura Delaney, Roisin Crowe

OLD BELVEDERE: Fiona Tuite, Grace Miller, Allison Miller, Sene Naoupu, Elise O’Byrne White, Jemma Jackson, Kathryn Dane, Rose Alice Murphy, Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahony, Linda Djougang, Clodagh Dunne, Jan Carroll, Franziska Klappoth, Niamh Ni Dhroma, Claire McLaughlin

Replacements: Katie Layde, Niamh O’Flynn, Emma Lackey, Alannah Rogers, Aine Donnelly, Alba Marlasca Abasolo, Vanessa Hullon


SUTTONIANS 41 MALONE 21, Station Road

Scorers: Suttonians: Tries: Maeve O’Brien 2, Molly Fitzgerald 2, Greer Muir 2, Rebecca Sullivan; Con: Nicole Carroll 3 

Malone: Tries: Neve Jones, Sarah Murphy, Olivia Andrews; Con: Alexis Gribben 3 

HT: Suttonians 22 Malone 14

SUTTONIANS: Sophie Gibney, Maeve O’Brien, Catherine Martin, Kerry Browne, Molly Fitzgerald, Nicole Carroll, Lauren Farrell Mc Cabe, Grainne Tummon, Julia O’Connor, Julia Bauer, Aislinn Layde, Aifric O’Brien, Ciara Farrell, Helen Boylan, Rebecca Sullivan.

Replacements: Carrie O’Keeffe, Ciara O’Brien, Greer Muir, Louise Catinot, Jenny Bowler, Syreeta Norris, Jayleigh Jaquelyn Tamati Brophy

MALONE: Holly Brannigan, Ella Durkan, Fern Wilson, Peita McAlister, Jill Stephens, Alexis Gribben, Jenna Stewart, Neve Jones, Ashleigh Currie, Sarah Murphy, Chloe McIlwaine, Naomi McCord, Brogain NiChiarrain, Gemma McCamley, Lauren Maginnes.

Replacements: Aoife Cahill, Eimear Hagan, Shirelle Wilson, Sara Houston, Jasmine Ward,  Olivia Andrews, Shauneen Fitzpatrick