Friday 19 July 2019

Considine on double as UL Bohs sink 'Wegians

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Munster’s Niamh Briggs. Photo: INPHO
Munster’s Niamh Briggs. Photo: INPHO

UL Bohemian Ladies ran in seven tries in their first home game of the season to hand Galwegians a heavy 27-point defeat (41-14) at Annacotty last weekend.

Ireland and Munster winger Eimear Considine crossed for a brace and there were scores from Fiona Reidy, captain Fiona Hayes, Stephanie Nunan, Chloe Pearse and Rachel O'Brien, with Niamh Briggs landing three conversions.

The result followed a 21-17 victory for UL Bohs' over Old Belvedere in what was a repeat of last season's final in round one of the competition.

UL Bohemian will face Blackrock in the third round of AIL action tomorrow week, October 27, at Templeville Road (5.0pm).

Twilight blitzes help to grow the game

The Munster Rugby Development Department recently hosted midweek Twilight 10s blitzes in Cork and Limerick.

Teams from Waterford IT, IT Tralee and Cork IT played a round-robin format with a total of 50 players participating in an event hosted by CIT.

A Twilight 10s tournament was also held in Limerick at Old Crescent RFC with 100 players from the host club, University of Limerick, UL Bohemian and Nenagh Ormond all participating.

Twilight 10s places an emphasis on fun and participation and is a great opportunity for clubs and third-level colleges to take part in an enjoyable mid-week activity.

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Garryowen book place in final of Senior Cup

Garryowen will await the winners of the Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup semi-final between Cork Constitution and Highfield, to be held on Saturday, November 17 at Temple Hill.

Holders Garryowen pushed past local rivals Shannon 27-9 in their semi-final to secure their place in the final of the competition.

Cork Con edged out UCC 27-26 in their quarter-final tie, while Highfield ran out 17-12 winners in their quarter-final against Cashel last weekend to secure their place in the semi-final.

The Cork club were down 9-7 at half-time but fought back to secure a converted try and penalty in the closing stages to see them through to the semi-final.

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