Thursday 15 November 2018

Double glory for Dundalk and Tullamore

Club rugby

Greystones were 15-3 worthy winners over Gorey/Arklow in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Youths U-18 girls' conference final (stock picture)
Greystones were 15-3 worthy winners over Gorey/Arklow in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Youths U-18 girls' conference final (stock picture)

The Bank of Ireland Leinster Youths U-16 and U-18 girls' finals took place last Sunday in Navan RFC.

There was a double-double on the day, with two clubs taking silverware in two competitions.

The U-16 and U-18 Dundalk girls took the shields in their respective competitions and the Tullamore U-16 and U-18 girls won the plates in their competitions.

The action kicked off at 10.30am when Gorey/Arklow took on Greystones in the Bank of Ireland Leinster Youths U-18 girls' conference final.

Greystones were worthy winners on a 15-3 scoreline.

The U-16 girls' bowl kicked off at 11.20am and was a tight affair. Neither team yielded and the game finished in a draw.

Next up was the Leinster Youths U16 girls' shield final, with Dundalk taking beating Portarlington 24-10.

Next up was the Leinster Youths U-16 girls plate final between New Ross and Tullamore, which Tullamore won 25-7.

Wicklow were next into the winners' enclosure as they took home the U-16 girls cup 27-5 against Tullow.

The U-18 girls' shield final saw Dundalk facing MU Barnhall. The two Division 1 sides battled it out before Dundalk secured a 15-5 victory.

It was another two Division 1 teams in the U18 girls' bowl final between Ardee/Boyne and Naas.

Naas had beaten Ardee/Boyne in the league earlier in the season and they managed to win again here, 29-12.

The last game of the day was U-18 girls' cup final with Premier Division table-toppers Wicklow taking on Mullingar.

However, on the day it was all Mullingar as they dominated the game to secure the cup in convincing fashion.

Thanks to Navan RFC for successfully hosting the event and also to the Leinster Youths Committee and competition co-ordinators for running the competitions.

Irish Independent

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