Friday 9 December 2016

Women braced for Interpro title showdown

Published 04/09/2015 | 02:30

Munster’s Siobhan Fleming, and Niamh Briggs, Ciara Griffin ready for action
Munster’s Siobhan Fleming, and Niamh Briggs, Ciara Griffin ready for action
In their opening fixture Munster claimed an 8-3 win over Connacht

Munster will defend their Interprovincial title at Thomond Park tomorrow (2.30) in a winner-takes-all finale against Leinster.

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Both sides remain undefeated in the championship as Munster bid for their 11th title, led by captain Niamh Briggs.

In their opening fixture Munster claimed an 8-3 win over Connacht at the Sportsground, with a Briggs penalty followed by an impressive first-half touchdown from Highfield hooker Amy Desmond.

Last Saturday, they secured an 43-0 win over Ulster at Thomond.

Briggs touched down to open the scoring after 10 minutes with further tries from Laura O'Mahony and Leah Lyons giving Munster a 17-0 advantage at half-time.

Munster added four more tries after the break via Niamh Kavanagh, Lyons, Heather O'Brien and Chloe Pearse to set up an exciting final day.

Munster women - Valerie Power (Shannon); Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird (Highfield), Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohs), Nicola Scully (Highfield) , Laura O'Mahony (Tralee); Niamh Briggs (UL Bohs), Ellen Murphy (Highfield); Fiona Reidy (UL Bohs), Amy Desmond (Highfield), Leah Lyons (Highfield); Róisín Ormond (Highfield), Elaine Anthony (Highfield); Siobhan Fleming (Tralee), Ciara Griffin (Tralee), Heather O'Brien (Highfield). Reps: Zoe Grattagh (Highfield), Maura Collins (Abbeyfeale), Niamh English (Highfield), Gerda Coyne (Highfield), Chloe Pearse (Shannon), Mona Fehily (Highfield), Jayne Pennefather (Highfield), Edel Murphy (UL Bohs)

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