The Women’s All Ireland League resumed on Sunday afternoon with local side Cooke entertaining St Mary’s at Shawsbridge in a bottom of the table clash. 

Unfortunately for the home side the match didn’t go Cooke’s way with the visitors recording a 17 – 29 win. You can view our match gallery here.

It was a weekend of surprises throughout the league with Railway Union being the only home side to record a win, besting Old Belvedere by 25 – 8 at Willow Lodge. Ulster’s Nikki Caughey on form with the boot to record a conversion and a penalty in Union’s win. 

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend was high flying Galwegians home loss to Highfield with the Cork outfit rising up the table with their 17 – 34 win. 

Limerick’s UL Bohemians continued their unbeaten campaign with a 15 – 19 away win at Blackrock. Boh’s are starting to see some clear air at the top of the table. 

Women’s All Ireland League Results. Sunday 15th January 2017. 

BLACKROCK 15 UL BOHEMIANS 19, Stradbrook

COOKE 17 ST. MARY’S 29, Shaw’s Bridge

GALWEGIANS 17 HIGHFIELD 34, Crowley Park

RAILWAY UNION 25 OLD BELVEDERE 8, Willow Lodge

The results leave the table as follows: 

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Diff TB LB Pts
1 U.L. Bohemian 8 8 0 0 221 80 141 4 0 36
2 Old Belvedere 9 7 0 2 226 100 126 4 0 32
3 Galwegians 9 5 0 4 193 165 28 4 2 26
4 Railway Union RFC 9 4 0 5 211 129 82 4 4 24
5 Highfield 9 4 0 5 135 208 -73 1 1 18
6 Blackrock 9 3 0 6 101 134 -33 1 3 16
7 Cooke 8 2 0 6 155 206 -51 2 2 12
8 St. Mary’s 9 2 0 7 98 318 -220 2 1 11
UL Bohemians v Cooke fixture to be re-arranged. 

 

With Ireland Women holding Six Nations training camps, it should be an interesting week or two in the Women’s AIL. With many of the teams losing key players we should expect more surprises along the way. 

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