Energia AIL Round 1 Results: Wins for Blackrock, Ballincollig, and UL Bohemians

Energia AIL Round 1 Results: Wins for Blackrock, Ballincollig, and UL Bohemians Energia AIL Round 1 Results: Wins for Blackrock, Ballincollig, and UL Bohemians
Grace Fisher

Blackrock College, Ballincollig, and UL Bohemians all registered wins in Round 1 of the Energia All-Ireland League Women's Division.

Ulster captain Beth Cregan touched down twice as Blackrock College began their title defence with a 22-17 bonus point win over Old Belvedere at Stradbrook.

Munster's Heather Kennedy bagged a brace of tries as a strong four-try second half saw Ballincollig register an encouraging 25-12 victory at Galwegians.

Returning head coach Fiona Hayes watched her UL Bohemians side take the spoils away to Wicklow. Connacht winger Laoise McGonagle scored a try on her club debut as the Red Robins won 27-7 to move straight to the the top of the table.


The Suttonians - Railway Union game was postponed to Thursday, Sept. 28.


Scorers: Blackrock College: Tries: Beth Cregan 2, Ella Durkan, Shannon Heapes; Con: Abby Moyles
Old Belvedere: Tries: Jess Keating, Elise O’Byrne-White, Lesley Ring; Con: Jemma Farrell
HT: Blackrock College 10 Old Belvedere 12

BLACKROCK COLLEGE: Ella Durkan; Ellen Boylan, Sarah Farley, Leah Reilly, Amelia McFarland; Abby Moyles, Maeve Liston; Ava Fannin, Emily Whittle, Shannon Heapes, Koren Dunne, Cliodhna Ni Chonchobhair, Niamh Griffin, Beth Cregan, Hannah O’Connor (capt).


Replacements: Molly Fitzpatrick, Manuela McCarthy, Hannah Hodges, Aileen Nagle, Nikki Gibson, Megan Thornton, Cliodhna O’Sullivan.

OLD BELVEDERE: Aine Donnelly; Grace Tutty, Elise O’Byrne-White, Emma Kelly, Emma Tilly; Jemma Farrell, Jade Gaffney; Hannah Wilson, Jess Keating, Aine Rutley, Clodagh Dunne, Caoimhe Guinan, Amy O’Mahony, Lesley Ring (capt), Eadaoin Murtagh.

Replacements: Lisa Callan, Aine Nangle, Katelynn Doran, Katelyn Fleming, Minnona Nunstedt, Katie Corrigan, Megan Edwards.

Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Evanna Finn, Orla Fenton; Con: Orla Dixon
Ballincollig: Tries: Heather Kennedy 2, Michelle O’Driscoll, Roisin Ormond, Anna Roche
HT: Galwegians 12 Ballincollig 5

GALWEGIANS: Emma O’Leary; Chloe Casey, Sarah O’Connell, Orla Dixon (capt), Emma Duffy; Evanna Finn, Aoife Williams: Eve Tarpey, Ruby Lynch, Ellen Connolly, Dearbhla Canty, Ann Marie Herward, Mollie Starr, Orla Fenton, Grace Browne Moran.

Replacements: Stacey Hanley, Grace Fennelly, Sarah McCormack, Tonicha Lee, Mary Healy, Aoife Warren.

BALLINCOLLIG: Heather Kennedy; Alison Kelly, Shaq Wall, Michelle O’Driscoll, Sinead O’Reilly; Emma Connolly, Gemma Lane; Roisin Ormond, Aoife Fleming, Orla Rea, Gillian Coombes, Laurileigh Baker, Aoife Madigan, Kira Fitzgerald, Tiare Siguenza (capt).

Replacements: Olivia Hay Mulvihill, Ciara Fleming, Caolainn Healy, Sarah O’Donovan, Anna Roche, Kelly Griffin, Anna Perryman.

Scorers: Wicklow: Try: Jessica Griffey; Con: Beth Roberts
UL Bohemians: Tries: Alana McInerney, Muirne Wall, Lily Brady, Laoise McGonagle, Penalty try; Con: Penalty try con
HT: Wicklow 0 UL Bohemians 15

WICKLOW: Naoise O’Reilly; Suzanne Tyrrell, Jennifer Madden, Erin McConnell, Saoirse O’Reilly; Beth Roberts, Roisin Stone; Linda Dempsey, Eimear Douglas, Lauren Barry, Laura Newsome, Jessica Schmidt, Emma Curran, Nicola Schmidt, Caoimhe Molloy (capt).

Replacements: Amy O’Neill, Jessica Griffey, Loretta Gilbert, Ciara Short, Hannah Rose Buckley, Robyn Johnston, Alannah Dixon.

UL BOHEMIANS: Aoife Corey; Aoibhe O’Flynn, Alana McInerney, Kate Flannery, Laoise McGonagle; Nicole Cronin, Muirne Wall; Nicola Sweeney, Beth Buttimer, Eilis Cahill, Sarah Garrett, Claire Bennett, Brianna Heylmann, Lily Brady, Chloe Pearse (capt).

Replacements: Niamh O’Grady, Ciara O’Dwyer, Ciara McLoughlin, Karly Tierney, Abbie Salter-Townshend, Nina Mathastein, Aisling Stock.

SUTTONIANS v RAILWAY UNION, JJ McDowell Memorial Grounds (Postponed – to be played on Thursday, September 28, kick-off 8pm)

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