Railway Union are celebrating their first ever Women’s All-Ireland League title after coming from behind to beat UL Bohemians 13-8 at Energia Park. It was a tense affair with last year’s champions UL opening up an 8-0 lead, but Railway fought back with an unconverted Shirley Corcoran score before half-time.
The table-topping Red Robins, who won the Women’s All-Ireland Cup last month, were kept scoreless in the second half and hampered by the sin-binnings of Fiona Reidy and Eimear Considine. In the end,speedy winger Stephanie Carroll scored via a Daisy Earle break to earn a memorable win for the Dubliners.
Earlier during finals day in Donnybrook, Suttonians qualified for the Women’s All-Ireland League for next season with a 24-20 play-off final victory over Ulster champions Malone. Suttonians’ victorious captain Nicole Carroll and head coach Robert Forbes spoke to Irish Rugby TV after the final whistle.