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Irish Rugby TV: UL Bohs Wary Of Blackrock In Women’s Cup Final

Irish Rugby TV: UL Bohs Wary Of Blackrock In Women’s Cup Final

Irish Rugby TV: UL Bohs Wary Of Blackrock In Women’s Cup Final

UL Bohemians and Blackrock clash in the deciding game of the Women’s All-Ireland Cup campaign at Ashbourne RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm). The Limerick side are wary of the challenge that the Philip Doyle-coached Dubliners pose.

The teams produced a cracking game in their first league meeting of the season in late October. Rachel Allen-Connolly’s Try Of The Month helped Bohs open up a 35-7 lead at half-time. Blackrock scored four tries without reply to ensure a nail-biting finish and make UL Bohs head coach Ben Martin extra wary. He said:

Blackrock are a side that plays a nice brand of rugby. They’ve got a good squad that don’t lose a lot of internationals so they’re able to keep their core group of girls together and that breeds a lot of cohesion. When they click they’re a very dangerous side.”

Enya Breen came off injured before half-time that day. It’s been a remarkable maiden Women’s All-Ireland League season for the 19-year-old Cork-born centre who went on to make her Ireland debut in the Women’s Six Nations.

“I really enjoy it,” said the Skibbereen native. “There’s a lot of new girls coming in as well this year so it’s a good mix. In the AIL you’re playing against international players as well. It’s just great to test yourself against players who’ve played on the international stage before.”

WOMEN’S ALL-IRELAND CUP FINALS: Saturday, March 30

Cup Final: Blackrock v UL Bohemians, Ashbourne RFC, 2.30pm

Plate Final: Old Belvedere v Railway Union, Ashbourne RFC, 12pm

Shield Final: Tralee v Cooke, Ashbourne RFC, 1.30pm

Irish Rugby will have live updates throughout the day as well as post-match video highlights and reaction.