Energia Women’s All-Ireland League Round-up

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By John Crothers

As the round-robin phase of the competition reached the midway point last Saturday, Top Four pace-setters Blackrock College continued their excellent away form as they returned from Limerick with a try bonus-point win over UL Bohs which included a brace from captain Michelle Claffey.

Leading 8-5 at half time, the Stradbrook Road outfit followed up last weekend’s success at Railway Union with another excellent performance, the final score of 31-22 leaving them sitting top of the table with two rounds to play.

Railway recovered from last week’s defeat at the hands of ‘Rock to record the narrowest of victories over a dogged Old Belvedere at Park Avenue. The visitors took an early lead through a Jemma Farrell penalty and it stayed that way until Union’s Lindsay Peat crashed over on the half hour.

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Two Nikki Caughey penalties seemed to have put the home side out of reach until Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird touched a loose ball down with Farrell adding the extras. The final score of 11-10 leaves Railway in second place with Bohs in third.

Meanwhile, in the Conference, Suttonians lead the way with three wins from three following a 26-19 victory over Galwegians. 

Railway Union try scorer Lindsay Peat delivered her trademark industrious performance. Photo: JC Sports Photography

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