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Ireland Women Overcome USA In November Opener

Ireland notched a hard-fought 20-10 victory over the USA in the first ever women’s rugby International at the RDS. A whirlwind try from Béibhinn Parsons set Ireland up after 25 minutes.

It was followed by a determined Leah Lyons powering over just before half-time to give the hosts a 12-5 lead.

Lindsay Peat dotted down in the second half and Stacey Flood added a last-minute penalty to her earlier conversion, as the girls in green sealed the victory in front of a vocal home crowd.