Women’s ail rugby: Belvedere take top spot

by Gazette Reporter
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A bonus-point win for Old Belvedere over Suttonians at Ollie Campbell Park on Saturday evening saw them move to the top of the Energia AIL table, a point clear of Galwegians in second, writes John Crothers.

A first-half quartet of tries from Katie Whelan, Éadaoin Murtagh, Aoife Dalton and Dannah O’Brien established a 24-0 halftime lead against a spirited Northside outfit who didn’t let their heads drop and were rewarded for their endeavour when Mary Healy’s offload sent Shannon Touhey in for a try, with Órfhlaith Murray’s conversion completing the scoring for the day.

With Blackrock on a week off due to the late withdrawal of Malone from the competition, Railway Union were the other Dublin side in action and they ran out 79-0 winners against newcomers Ballincollig with Aoife Doyle (2), Carmen Rodera (2) and Ailsa Hughes (2) among the try scorers. 

Shannon Touhey scores for Suttonians Photo: JC Sports Photography

The win saw John Cronin’s side move into third just above Rock on points difference.

Shannon Tuohey scores a try for Suttonians during their Women’s AIL loss to Belvo .

Photo: JC Sports Photography

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