Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Leinster Retain InterProvincial Championship by Ciarán Duffy


Energia Park was the venue for Leinster’s retention of the Women’s Interprovincial Championship.  Leinster beat Connacht on Saturday evening to make it 5 wins from 5 in the revamped competition.  


Previously the competition was played as a round-robin with the 4 provinces playing each other once.  This year however, the addition of the semi-finals and grand final gave each team two extra games. Leinster finished 1st winning their first 3 games, and then beat 4th place Ulster to set up the final with Connacht.  

Connacht started the brighter but tries from Lindsay Peat, Elise O’Byrne-White, and Grace Miller put Leinster in control.  Connacht got their first try in the 2nd half through Edel McMahon, before Beibhinn Parsons touched down to continue the fightback.  Tries from Hannah O’Connor and Judy Bobbett wrapped up the win for Leinster.  

Leinster team: 
15. Grace Miller (Old Belvedere RFC); 14. Elise O’Byrne White (Old Belvedere RFC), 13. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere RFC) CAPTAIN, 12. Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere RFC), 11. Megan Williams (Old Belvedere RFC); 10. Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union RFC), 9. Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union RFC); 1. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union RFC), 2. Victoria Dabavonich O’Mahony (Old Belvedere RFC), 3. Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere RFC); 4. Elaine Anthony (Old Belvedere RFC), 5. Judy Bobbett (Blackrock College RFC); 6. Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock College RFC), 7. Juliet Short (Railway Union RFC), 8. Hannah O’ Connor (Blackrock College RFC). Replacements: 16. Jennie Finlay (Old Belvedere RFC), 17. Christy Haney (Blackrock College RFC), 18. Katie O’ Dwyer (Railway Union RFC), 19. Clodagh Dunne (Old Belvedere RFC), 20. Daisy Earle (Railway Union RFC), 21. Molly Scuffil McCabe (Railway Union RFC), 22. Michelle Claffey (Blackrock College RFC), 23. Meabh O’Brien (Suttonians)


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