UL BOHS WERE crowned Women’s All-Ireland Cup Champions this afternoon with a dominant 17-5 victory over Blackrock College at Anglesea Road.
Fiona Hayes and Niamh Briggs lift the cup. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
Laura Sheehan crossed for the Limerick side in the first half, with Niamh Briggs converting to give UL a 7-0 lead at the break.
Briggs then added to her tally in the second half with a penalty right in front of the posts. Her kick made it a two-score game heading into the closing stages.
A final try in second half from Aine Staunton put the game beyond any doubt and opened up a 17-point advantage for UL Bohs before Blackrock struck back late with a try of their own through Caoimhe Molloy.
“We started a bit shaky,” said captain Fiona Hayes after today’s game.
“I think the first 20 minutes didn’t go our way. There were a lot of mistakes, but we regrouped.
“I’m very proud of the girls and delighted we came away with the win today.”
She added: “[Blackrock] have come on a lot. They’re a very young side and you can see that their fitness levels have come up.
“They play a nice style of rugby and it’s good to see them on the up. We like playing against a fast playing team like that.”
Railway Union celebrate winning The Plate Final. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
Elsewhere today, Railway Union lifted the All-Ireland Plate with a 25-8 win over Belvedere.
Cooke RFC edged Tralee in the Shield Final, earning a 15-10 win over their Kerry rivals.
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